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A Journey To The Moon
Splash

Mr.K plans a journey to the moon. Little L, his carer, tired of life and looking to escape from the struggles of being young, helps him build a rocket. Despite their obvious differences, they will find a common bond in humour, dancing, singing and building their rocket.

comedy-drama, surreal  8+ 15 mins

Mr K and Little L find a common bond in humour, dancing and building their rocket.
8+   15 mins

 

A little bit of this and a little bit of that
Passmore and Cartmell

All the museum is a stage. Exhibits and environments in Barnstaple Museum provide an evocative backdrop to poems and dramatic excerpts performed by students from North Devon. Stumble across unexpected treasures both in the permanent collection and of the spoken kind!

site-specific, spoken word  12+ 45 mins

The Museum is an evocative setting for poetry and drama.
12+   45 mins

 

A Trip Down Theatre Lane
Matt Cann (Monday Collective)

A journey back to the roots of theatre in Barnstaple, told by minstrels, jugglers and buffoons. How did it all begin? Where are we heading now? A Street Theatre piece influenced by the closing of North Devon Theatres, and Barnstaple Fringe finding its feet on the streets.

drama, street performance  8+ 20 mins

The roots of theatre in Barnstaple. How did it all begin? Where are we heading now?
8+   20 mins

 

Alf the Highwayman
Brave Bold Drama

Alf snatches & grabs without a thought for other people’s feelings. It's time for him to learn there are better ways to play... Full of imagination, songs & a circus, one for all the family with lots of joining in & no frights! Best Children's Show (Shaftesbury Fringe 2016)

family show  3+ 45 mins

Full of imagination, songs & a circus, one for all the family - with lots of joining in & no frights!
3+   45 mins

 

An Exhibition of Ourselves
The Park Community School

Young students from Park School look back at the life of Barnstaple in earlier times, re-telling stories of old that enrich our understanding of why we are who we are today. Barnstaple's museum acts as both a backdrop and stimulus for these stories.

site-specific performance  12+ 45 mins

Young students look back at the life of Barnstaple in earlier times, re-telling stories of old.
12+   45 mins

 

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering The World Of Anne Frank
Moondog Productions

Two Holocaust survivors recount their lives as teens with live actors portraying Eva Schloss, Anne's friend, Ed Silverberg, Anne's boyfriend, and Anne Frank. The story of these victims of irrational persecution is a must-see, reminding us of some striking parallels in our world.

multimedia drama  11+ 75 mins

An arresting multimedia drama.
11+   75 mins

 

Dollface
i.e.

The tragic tale of the largely unimpressive life of Maríon, an artist dreaming of bigger things, caught in a Sisyphean spiral of poetry, puppetry and pipes.

tragicomedy  12+ 45 mins

The tragic tale of Marion, an artist caught in a Sisyphean spiral of poetry, puppetry and pipes.
12+   45 mins

 

For Conscience Sake
Plain Quakers Theatre

A wryly comic and poignant one-man show about conscientious objectors in WW1, set in Huddersfield today. Morris is sure his granddad Willie Sykes was a war-hero; Albert argues that violence is never the answer. But cousin Cyril unearths old letters that reveal a disturbing truth.

comedy-drama  14+ 40 mins

A wryly comic and poignant one-man show about conscientious objectors in WW1.
14+   40 mins

 

Fruitcake - Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward
Rob Gee

Comic, poet and reformed psychiatric nurse Rob Gee presents a user-friendly guide to losing the plot. ★★★★★ “A one-man thespian army” CBC, Canada. ★★★★½ “A tour de force!” Victoria Times. Winner, Best of Fest – Ottawa, Winnipeg and Calgary Fringe Festivals.

comedy/spoken word  16+ 60 mins

A comic guide to losing the plot.
16+   60 mins

 

Hats Off To Laurel & Hardy
Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

The award-winning true story of the most famous comedy duo of all time. Witness Stan & Ollie's meteoric rise to fame, the decline of their movie careers and phoenix-like revival on the stage. Touring since 2013, be prepared to laugh your socks off before having your heart broken.

theatre  12+ 60 mins

Laugh your socks off before having your heart broken. Award-winning true story.
12+   60 mins

 

Nature Knows Best
TicTac Theatre

A delightful series of two person plays written by Devon playwright Nick Discombe, Nature Knows Best takes a look at love and life through the eyes of a Seagull duo, a couple of Seahorses and a pair of Sheep. Each play humorously portrays man’s effect on the natural world and the creatures in it.

theatre/comedy  12+ 60 mins

Delightful two person plays looking at love and life through the eyes of various creatures.
12+   60 mins

 

Once Upon a Time in Barnstaple
Pilton Community College

Tales of Barnstaple's colourful past dramatically brought to life by the present generation of young Barumites. Times have changed, our lives seem very different from those of our forebears but is there something in the location that unites us across the years?

theatre  12+ 75 mins

Tales of Barnstaple's colourful past dramatically brought to life.
12+   75 mins

 

Remedies - A Ballad of Broken Britain
Middle Weight Theatre Company

Brexit, broken homes and bickering! Two opinionated, strong willed and polarised pharmacy workers, witness the ailments and sicknesses of the public. They may be able to administer the medicine, but can they find the remedy for the ills of Britain?

comedy/drama  16+ 60 mins

Brexit, broken homes and bickering. What's the remedy?
16+   60 mins

 

Sleeping Beauty
Barely There

A theatrical and poetic re-imagining of a fairy tale that explores the themes of identity, intimacy and longing. The mysterious logic of Beauty's dream gives a unique view of the struggle between the visceral and the cerebral aspects of the self.

drama, spoken word, dance  12+ 60 mins

A poetic re-imagining of the classic fairy tale exploring identity, intimacy and longing.
14+   15 mins

 

The Assassination of Spencer Percival
Nick Hall

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He’s the only Prime Minister to ever be assassinated. 205 years later, Nick Hall tells his story. As seen on BBC Two, BBC Three, and BBC Radio 4. 'Brilliant' (Times). ‘Crackingly original’ ★★★★ (List). ‘One not to miss’ ★★★★ (Skinny).

comedy-theatre  12+ 55 mins

A comedy about an assassination. ‘Crackingly original’ ★★★★ (List)
12+   55 mins

 

The Bundle
Journeymen Theatre

The Bundle tells Adilah's story of life in Chechnya after being forcibly removed by her father from Russia and then her flight for safety to the UK. Here she encounters the 'hostile environment' deliberately created by the UK Home Office. It is an unfinished story......

verbatim theatre  17+ 60 mins

Adilah's story of her life in Chechnya and her attempt to find safety in the UK.
17+   60 mins

 

The Fisher-Knight's Tale
Wild Toy Theatre

A highly visual, miniature puppet show for children and families. Designed for very intimate spaces, the story is told through the medium of a giant pop-up book, bursting with inventive tricks and surprises. “It held the attention and imagination of children and adults alike”

puppet theatre  5+ 40 mins

A highly visual, miniature puppet show for children and families bursting with tricks and surprises.
5+   40 mins

 

Twelfth Night (or What You Will)
Sun & Moon Theatre

As the First World War wages on, those back at home in Illyria try to forget and seek distraction, resulting in mistaken identity, folly and love. Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy this vibrant ensemble production of Shakespeare's most delightful comedy, featuring live music.

comedy-drama, picnic-theatre  all ages 90 mins

Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy this vibrant production.
all ages+   90 mins

 

Wicked Old Sod - The Resurrection
Michelle Ridings

The Watcher on the boundary. The Rebel. The Fool.The crazy old bag sitting next to you on the bus. Wicked is the dark dream of our broken hearts demanding to be reclaimed. Join her on her resurrection journey as she attempts to make sense of her travails through time and space.

comedy-drama, physical theatre  14+ 60 mins

She's the Watcher on the boundary. The Rebel. The Fool.
14+   60 mins

 

Witch
Circle of Spears

An original historical drama which focuses on the social situations which gave rise to accusations of witchcraft. A herbalist/healer who must defend herself before her accuser and the local magistrate. The magistrate must then decide whether she should be committed for trial.

historical drama  12+ 55 mins

A herbalist/healer must defend herself against accusations of witchcraft.
12+   55 mins

 

WOOD
BoxedIn Theatre

Bet you thought you’d have fun on your spring break. Take a break from work and that. Which is fine. Only now Nick’s dead. Following their 5 star revival of Shakespeare’s R + J, BoxedIn presents WOOD, a semi-immersive piece of pop-up theatre about sex, friendship, and camping.

theatre, LBTGQ+  14+ 60 mins

A semi-immersive piece of pop-up theatre about sex, friendship, and camping.
14+   60 mins