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The Pirates of Penzance

Pirates do the Twist! Comic masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance returns to Plymouth in a new production set in the late 1950s.

The Infamous Pirates of Penzance return to Plymouth with the international-award-winning PGS Theatre Productions at the Devonport Playhouse from 24th – 28th March. In recent years this company has presented ‘Chess – The Musical’, Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ and ‘Evita’.

As with many of the comic duo’s plots, the fun and farcical story involving...

Win family tickets and meet the stars in our Cirque Berserk! competition

Authored by Mary

** COMPETITION CLOSED **

After sell-out London West End runs and two sensational summers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cirque Berserk! the UK’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular is back with a full nationwide tour.

And you could win a Meet-the-Stars Family Ticket to see the show free at the performance of your choice (subject to availability) at Exeter Northcott Theatre...

Cirque Berserk! returns to Devon

Authored by Mary

Presented by Zippos, Cirque Berserk! Britain’s biggest and boldest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk! is coming to Exeter in March at the start of a new national tour.

Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-raising, death-defying stunts, all designed specially for staging in a theatre, the show is guaranteed to thrill audiences from 5 to 95!

The...

Circus of Horrors is on the hunt for new blood!

Authored by Sarah Parker

You don't have to be a bottle blond to join the outrageous Circus of Horrors but you may be asked to fit in a bottle.

The Circus of Horrors were looking for a new Pickled Person to join their show for their performances in Exeter Corn Exchange on the 22nd June.

All applicants thinking of auditioning will have to fit into a bottle measuring only 2' tall & 18'' in diameter...

Drink Rum With Expats at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island-monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta, having missed out on Hull last year. They went to drink rum with Brits abroad but found a lot more than they expected.

Lads on tour Sh!t Theatre ( Dollywould ) want to talk about home, your home, what we are doing in your home, what you might be...

New Exhibition - Jerwood Prize Winners

Authored by DevonGuild

Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open is an exhibition generated by a call-out from a London-based Charitable Trust. Jerwood asks for proposals from UK creatives who want to make new, radical craftwork in the first years of their career but often don't have the means.

Five artists: Sam Bakewell, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Jessica Harrison, Marcin Rusak and Laura Youngson Coll, were...

MAKE 2017 - Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

The Devon Guild's annual Christmas selling exhibition showcases some of the finest contemporary crafts from UK based designer-makers. With a wide selection of disciplines to choose from, and a range of prices to suit all, it’s an ideal opportunity to buy an individual, handmade gift for Christmas. There's a DIY festive craft activity area for kids in the gallery too.

Free entry. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm

00626 832223...

‘Dream’ show is perfect combination of theatre, gymnastics and dance

Authored by jamesreddy

IVYBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS SHOW TAKES 3,000+ AUDIENCE ON BROADWAY JOURNEY

The scene was set – four ambitious Ivybridge Community College students embark on their journey to become Broadway stars – armed with just enough confidence, a huge amount of ambition, and their friendship to help them through.

This was the backdrop for DREAM – Ivybridge Community College’s most ambitious...

Plymouth's top dog friendly destination

Authored by Mary

Saturday 16th April sees local charity Woodside Animal Sanctuary team up with the Royal William Yard for its Second Annual Dog Show.

The event will begin at 11am on the lawn.

Dog owners are invited to enter their dogs into any of ten event classes at just £1 per dog, per class, and rosettes will be given from 1st through to 3rd place. All proceeds will be going towards the...

Are we heading for a White Easter?

Authored by News Desk

If you think we've escaped a proper winter so far in 2016, you could be in for a shock.

The Met Office is warning that we might be in for a White Easter.

It's all due to what is called a sudden stratospheric warming event bringing snow, ice and temperatures as low as -14C.

The plunge - the same phenomenon that triggered the 2010 Big Freeze - is expected to result in...

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