Review: Kill the Cat Theatre – The Beginner’s Guide to Navigation

The Beginner’s Guide to Navigation is about maps. It’s also about cheese jamborees. And anarchy, and relationships, and Eurocentrism. The Beginner’s Guide to Navigation is about a lot of things but most of all it’s about the poignant message hidden amongst a stream of hilarious far-fetched nonsense. Having been led grossly astray by an outdated…

Pub Talks: A Pint Sized Conversation Review

  As I walk into the Boat Shed Theatre I am greeted by one of Pub Talks’ actors. She asks me to write down three things that made me happy today. I then find my seat and am approached by another cast member who hands me a packet of crisps; I get lucky with prawn…

Preview: Pub Talks at The Boat Shed

Kill the Cat theatre company, The Bike Shed’s graduate company for 2016/17, will be performing their newest piece, Pub Talks, at The Boat Shed festival on 10 and 11 July. The company, which was formed following Madeleine Allardice, Dylan Frankland and Megan Luke’s graduation last year, will be joined by performers Rosa Day-Jones and Tobias…

Review: Poltimore Festival 2017

Set in and around the historic Poltimore house, this student run festival was billed as Devon’s own ‘Glastonbury’, and whilst we may not have been kitted out in wellies and living in messy tents, the festival certainly did not fail to deliver in terms of music, art and culture. Early in the day we happily…

Review: Littleness

Laura Aiton reviews Theatre with Teeth’s latest play, written and co-directed by Fergus Chruch, showcasing the promising talents of the new committee.

Review: The Last Five Years

Shotgun Theatre’s most recent production saw the musical theatre society take on Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. The play presents a classic story: boy meets girl, they fall in love, things turn sour, they fall out of love. Nothing new there. However, the play’s unconventional temporal structure sets it apart. The production follows…

Interview: Bella Heesom on death, feminism and the arts

An interview all about death, feminism, sexuality and the arts. Following the death of her father and then mother, Bella Heesom turned to play writing to express her grief and encourage others to be more open about emotion and mourning. Her play, My World Has Exploded A Little Bit will be at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter and this will be followed by a death cafe.

Review: Gypsy

Anna Bonet reviews Gypsy, Exeter University Footlights’ production of award-winning American musical by Jule Styne in Exeter’s Barnfield theatre.

Review: Dracula – The Bloody Truth

  If I told you it was possible to put on a production of Dracula that made the audience cry with laughter would you believe me? The Le Navet Bete production company performed in their home city of Exeter from the 31st of March- 1st of April and their version of Dracula was a farcical…

Poltimore Headline Announced: Matthew and the Atlas

It’s been slowly dawning on the horizon for a few moths now. Despite the electric Poltimore Launch in January headlined by Private Agenda and the amazing musical line-up announcement just a few weeks ago, featuring artists such as Delmer Darion and The Little Unsaid, there’s been an announcement that we’ve all been waiting for –…