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on the streets

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

 

Birth of the Mechanoid
Dude the Obscure

Slam poems reflecting on the trials and tribulations of workaholicism, a condition subconsciously accepted by a work-driven society the long-term effects of which are still underestimated. The performer becomes the mechanoid that a lifetime of employment desires him to be.

stand-up theatre  14+ 15 mins

Slam poems reflecting on the trials and tribulations of workaholicism.
14+   15 mins

 

Collective Evolution
Love .Of .The .Game Productions

A collection of spoken word pieces on the theme of unity delivered by two performers in a variety of spaces - both indoors and on the street.

spoken word  14+ 15 mins

Spoken word pieces on the theme of unity from two performers in a variety of spaces.
14+   15 mins

 

Do Four Legs Work If There Are Five Of Us?
GoldHill Dance Company

Looking at awkward everyday situations where so many unwritten rules are at play. Bound by these learnt behaviours that unconsciously narrate our day. A snapshot of thoughts presented through movement and speech.

physical-theatre, dance  12+ 15 mins

Physical-theatre and dance take to the streets.
12+   15 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

 

Fit For Purpose
multi story theatre company

The gym is a place to get fit and a place of refuge. This is the story of a man who minds his own business; keeps body, mind and soul in tip-top condition, determined to be a useful citizen but not to rock the boat. A story without words told by bodies in motion.

physical-theatre  12+ 15 mins

The gym is a place of refuge. A story without words told by bodies in motion.
12+   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

 

Have You Seen Molly?
Artaura Productions

Barnstaple has undergone a time-warp - and entered a parallel universe. It's 1948; the Germans invaded in 1942. Molly is on the run. You might catch glimpses of Molly and her pursuers around Barnstaple. Will you be helping or hindering the authorities as they close in on Molly?

street theatre  12+ continuous

A parallel universe: Barnstaple 1948. The Germans invaded in 1942. Now Molly is on the run.
12+   continuous

 

I chose Barnstaple...
Brad Clifton (Monday Collective)

Come on a ghost walk around the centre of Barnstaple. Be entertained both by factual stories and poems about the town from a bygone age and by invented histories - and a little bit of added mystery. Places are strictly limited for this walking tour so booking is essential.

spoken-word, street-theatre  12+ 45 mins

A ghost walk around the centre of Barnstaple. Stories and poems from a bygone age.
12+   45 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

 

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

 

Teens In Town
The Park Community School

Barnstaple means different things to different people. Find out what a group of young students from The Park Community School make of their home town through a collection of short responses to particular sites on and around the High Street.

street-theatre  10+ 40 mins

Find out what young people make of their home town in a number of responses to the High Street.
10+   40 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

 

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

 

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

 

We Were Here First
Project:Dance! Devon

Join Project:Dance! for a promenade performance of dance and drama celebrating the glorious heritage of what was once one of Britain's major ports. Starting at Butchers Row and the Pannier Market, heading to the Strand and finishing on the Square.

dance and musical theatre  all ages 60 mins

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