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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 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

 

Brexit Bananas
Pig's Ear Productions

In the corner of a cafe, The Great Surmo - cunningly disguised as his alter ego, Francesco Crispini (Frank to his friends). In the time it takes to drain a cup of coffee, Francesco Crispini dazzles and delights with his legendary legerdemain. And then, like the rabbit, is gone.

magic  4+ 15 mins

The Great Surmo dazzles and delights with his legendary magic - in unexpected places.
4+   15 mins

 

Haul 'er In
The Monday Collective

Get the day off to a good start by witnessing the hauling of a wooden spar along the High Street to the accompaniment of sea shanties. The spar is dragged to the Square where it is pulled upright and a sheet is unfurled proclaiming the launching of the day's activities.

procession  all ages 20 mins

The hauling of a wooden spar along the High Street to the accompaniment of sea shanties.
all ages   20 mins

 

Isabella's Story Bicycle Show
Isabella's Story Bicycle

A vintage bicycle with a theatre on the back. Isabella is a bicycling botanist who loves to share stories from her incredible journeys around the globe. With delightful storytelling, gorgeous illustrations and unexpected wonders, Isabella will whisk you away to another world.

storytelling, street-theatre  all ages 30 mins

A bicycle with a theatre on the back. Delightful storytelling.
all ages   20 mins

 

Moving On
Wild & Blue Projects

They set off from all corners of Barnstaple, groups of curious movers of all ages, noticing, remarking, exploring, experiencing the streets and buildings of our town. Gradually the groups find each other, mingle and become a irresistible whirligig of curiosity.

street-theatre, dance  all ages 60 mins

Groups of curious movers exploring, experiencing the streets and buildings of our town.
1all ages   60 mins

 

Pop to the Hop where you'll Bop til you Drop
Project:Dance! Devon

Join Chauffeur Jack and his crew and pop back to the sixties hop! A mixture of dance, drama and musical theatre transports you to the sixties.

dance and musical theatre  all ages 60 mins

Dance, drama and theatre transport you back to the 60s.
all ages   60 mins

 

SESKA - FRUIT SALAD !!!
SESKA

When SESKA comes to town kids laugh out loud, Dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet! This show contains magic, mayhem and happiness. Nominated Best Family Show Brighton Fringe 2015 'My kids loved him'- Jonathon Ross. Buy tickets quick - he sells out fast!

family comedy/childrens theatre/comedy magic  3+ 45 mins

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, Dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet!
3+   45 mins

 

South African Song & Dance
U'Zambezi Arts

U'Zambezi Arts specialises in songs, drum rhythms, dances and instrumental music from the Southern African region. The musicians are multi-talented artists whose work has taken them into Canada, the USA, Europe including the UK, and all across southern Africa.

African accapella singing and dancing  8+ 45 mins

Songs, drumming and dances from Southern Africa.
8+   45 mins

 

Square
The Monday Collective

We need you to help us explore whether "The Square" is square! We need to map out on the ground exactly what kind of shape it actually is. And what about the clock? Four faces, four different versions of the time. What's that about living in a post-truth age?

comedy and drama  all ages 20 mins

Help us explore whether "The Square" is square! And the clock - 4 faces, 4 different times!
all ages   20 mins

 

Tea Dance
Project:Dance! Devon - and you!

What better place for a bit of social dancing than the Pannier Market? Whether you've waltzed since you were kneehigh to a grasshopper or you're a first-time Foxtrotter this is your opportunity. Project:Dance! will be on hand to give guidance if needed and to provide partners galore. What a fun way to kick off your Saturday evening.

social dance  all ages 90 mins

What better place for a spot of social dancing than the Pannier Market?
all ages   90 mins

 

The Elevator
Pink Pocket Productions

All the scrapes and claustrophobia of an overcrowded elevator taken to the extreme by a team of talented young performers climbing on and all-over each other as they jostle for room. Played out for your entertainment on the street.

physical theatre, comedy  all ages 15 mins

The claustrophobia of an overcrowded elevator taken to the extremes.
all ages   15 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

 

The Forgotten Tales
Parable Arts

A fast-paced, one-man journey through the myths and legends of ancient Britain. Pairing skilled storytelling with traditional and modern folk song, one actor brings to life over 20 unique characters in a range of artfully crafted stories. Hilarious - Heartbreaking - Heroic.

storytelling, theatre, live-music  8+ 55 mins

A fast-paced, one-man journey through the myths and legends of ancient Britain.
8+   55 mins

 

Transition Choir
Park Cluster Schools

A huge choir of young people arrives, sings and moves on. Over a hundred young voices filling the streets and public places of Barnstaple with their music. Enjoy the sound and the spectacle at a number of locations across the town.

song and spectacle  all ages 12 mins repeated

Over 100 young voices filling the streets and public places of Barnstaple with their music.
14+   15 mins

 

Warm Up
Shimnix Films

What happens before the performance or rehearsal? Catch this short film popping up at multiple venues over the course of the weekend that records some of the games and rituals that performers use to waken bodies and minds and to get the creative juices flowing.

film  all ages 15 mins

A short film that captures some of the games and rituals performers use to waken bodies and minds.
14+   15 mins

 

We Were Here First
Project:Dance! Devon

Join Project:Dance! for a lively mix of dance and drama celebrating the glorious heritage of what was once one of Britain's major ports. Staged in Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market.

dance and musical theatre  all ages 60 mins

A performance celebrating the history of what was once one of England's major ports.
all ages   60 mins