Exeter Ignite Festival

IGNITE: Exeter’s Six-day Theatre Festival 3 – 9 June 2013

Any space can be a theatre, anyone can tell a story.

ignite_illustartionExeter will host a six-day celebration of new live performance work from the South West and beyond. Over fifty performances are to take place across the city at venues including Exeter Phoenix, The Bike Shed Theatre and The Cygnet Theatre as well as pub venues such as The Hourglass, The Globe and The Rusty Bike.It is an affordable opportunity for artists, performers and companies to preview their Edinburgh shows or as a local, alternative, exciting festival experience, aiming to create a diverse and inspiring summer festival programme.

One of Exeter Phoenix’s highlights includes an inventive and quirky play, The Last Post, in which seventeen audience members watch a nostaligic love story about the wonderful art of letter writing, in the back of a mobile sorting office in the Phoenix carpark.

At the Bikeshed Theatre, Fellswoop Theatre follows last year’s award-winning and Edinburgh sell out success Belleville Rendez-vous with a dark and intriguing drama, Ablutions. They will also feature a performance from Exeter University’s very own ‘Theatre with Teeth’: “Exploring ideas of identity and memory, both personal and cultural, ‘SHED’ invites you to consider what might remain, when everything has been taken away. When memory is no longer accessible, the world of ‘SHED’ is experienced through discovery” (Mon 3rd and Tues 4th June).

The Hourglass hosts an adaptation of Dickins’ Great Expectations by a founder member of Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre, David Mynne, as well as an eccentric, vintage comedy about a cross-channel swimming champion, Swimmers.

Whilst at the Cygnet Theatre, dance fans can experience a beautifully evocative performance with live music in Buttercup and contemporary dance from performers trained at Rambert and the Royal Ballet in Piano Moves.

Image credits (from left to right): The Last Post, Ablutions, Swimmers, Buttercup
Image credits (from left to right): The Last Post, Ablutions, Swimmers, Buttercup

David Lockwood, Director of The Bike Shed Theatre says;

‘Exeter Ignite is a wonderful opportunity for artists to try out new work, often before they go up to the Edinburgh Festival. It is also a chance for people in the city to have some fun, try something new and take part in something a little different.’

Performances will take place at various times in different venues.  For full listings and times, take a look here.

Buy your tickets in bulk to save money and experience more of the festival. ~ 1 show for £6 ~ 2 shows for £11 ~ 3 shows for £15 ~ 4 shows for £18 ~ 5 shows for £20 ~ Great value for money, book here now!

Razz love, Becky xx

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