all shows

A Cautionary Tale
Rabblerouse Theatre

The babies are bit, the moon’s in a fit, the houses built without walls. Victorian rhymes punctuate this gothic tale of ambition and apples, friendship and Faustian temptation.
Guildhall  Fri, Sat, Sun
drama14+ content60 mins

Victorian rhymes punctuate this gothic tale of Faustian temptation.
Guildhall  Fri, Sat, Sun
drama14+ content60 mins


A Different Side Of Me
Semi-Logical Theatre

In a change to the brochure, Semi-Logical Theatre have had to withdraw from Fringe TheatreFest. Their place is taken by The Cutlery Crew performing Coccinellidae.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun

Change to the brochure: Semi-Logical Theatre have had to withdraw. Their place is taken by The Cutlery Crew performing Coccinellidae.


A Film in a Day 2 - The Cove II
RAMUK69 Films

Come watch us shoot The Cove II all in a day. Most sequels suck but hopefully this one won’t! Anything can happen on a live set so not for the faint hearted or easily offended.
Cove Boutique - alt space 10  Sun
live filmmaking15+ contentall day

Watch us shoot The Cove II in a day. Not for the faint hearted.
alt space 10  Sun
live filmmaking15+ contentall day


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

An hour of monologues and duologues presented by students from West Buckland School and Chulmleigh Community College. Scenes ranging from the ridiculous to the down-right scary!
Guildhall - alt space 2  Sat
comedy, drama10+70 mins

Monologues and duologues from the ridiculous to the scary!
alt space 2  Sat
comedy, drama10+70 mins


A picnic short of a sandwich
GoldHill Dance Company

Music or chatter? Sandwiches or cake? What makes the perfect picnic? Join GoldHill Dance Company as the dancers challenge each other to create a flawless afternoon.
The Square - alt space 19  Fri, Sat, Sun
dance, physical theatre5+12 mins

The dancers challenge each other to create a flawless afternoon.
alt space 19  Fri, Sat, Sun
dance, physical theatre5+12 mins


A Tempest: A Play in One Act with a Play in Five Acts in it
The Crooked Hook

What is art? Who can be said to truly own a piece of art? Why did Leanne's father never hug her? All this and more answered in A Tempest, The Crooked Hook's debut production.
Tent on the Square - alt space 7  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy15+50 mins

What is art? Why did Leanne's father never hug her?
alt space 7  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy15+50 mins


ABSTRACT
James Elston

A young successful designer tackles the biggest job of his career. Working long hours in his studio, external events begin to take a toll on his work, his family, and himself.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
drama14+ content45 mins

A young designer takes on the biggest job of his career. At a cost.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
drama14+ content45 mins


All together now!
Centre Stage School

Being an adult is hard. But being a child is harder! A musical tale set in Barnstaple’s famous Pannier Market. Watch relationships break and grow where we learn things aren’t always as they seem.
Green Lanes - alt space 9  Fri, Sat, Sun
musical theatreall ages 30 mins

Being an adult is hard. Being a child is harder! A Barnstaple musical.
alt space 9  Fri, Sat, Sun
musical theatreall ages30 mins


Almost Alice!
Movez Maniax Youth Circus

Join Alice, her friends and her foes on this curious circus adventure. "We're all mad here!"                                                                                           
Green Lanes - alt space 9  Sat, Sun
circus, theatreall ages45 mins

Join Alice, her friends and her foes on this curious circus adventure.
alt space 9  Sat, Sun
circus, theatreall ages45 mins


An Audience with Billy Buckingham
Billy Buckingham

Billy Buckingham is well known locally for his musical theatre appearances in many classic shows and now he brings a flavour of the West End and Broadway to you!
Baptist Hall  Fri, Sat, Sun
musical theatre8+60 mins

Billy Buckingham brings a flavour of the West End and Broadway to you!
Baptist Hall  Fri, Sat, Sun
musical theatre8+60 mins


Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist
Fragility

★★★★ Award winning story teller, Andrew Silverwood is back with a new show all about growing up a rebel, water parks and a fraudulent family pass to the Wildlife Reserve.
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
stand-up comedy16+ content 60 mins

About growing up a rebel, water parks and a fraudulent family pass.
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
stand-up comedy16+ content60 mins


BABEL
Almost Human

A site-specific performance in the library exploring ancient institutions, knowledge, access, and refuge.                                                                                          
The Library - alt space 12  Thu, Fri Sat
site-specific theatre13+50 mins

Exploring ancient institutions, knowledge, access, and refuge.
alt space 12  Thu, Fri Sat
site-specific theatre13+50 mins


Bananas - The Return
Pig's Ear Productions

The Great Surmo returns to the streets this year as one of his many other alter – egos, Marcel Marcewho? befuddling with some classic tricks and illusions from the magic world.
alt space various  Thu, Fri Sat, Sun
comedy/tragi-comedy, magic all ages 15 mins

Classic tricks and illusions on the streets of Barnstaple.
alt space various  Thu, Fri Sat, Sun
comedy, magic all ages 15 mins


Benchmark
i.e.

Come sit with us a while. Listen and forget.                                                                                                                                                                       
alt space various  Thu, Fri Sat, Sun
ambient installation12+10 mins

Come sit with us a while. Listen and forget.
alt space various  Thu, Fri Sat, Sun
ambient installation12+10 mins


BEOWULF
Autojeu Theatre

Autojeu bring to life one of history's most famous tales. See Beowulf stride, fight and flounder in this physical performance. Riotously funny. Autojeu go Scandinavian.
St Anne's  Thu, Fri Sat
clown, storytelling, music8+60 mins

Autojeu bring to life one of history's most famous tales. Riotously funny.
St Anne's  Thu, Fri Sat
clown, storytelling, music8+60 mins


Bummer and Lazarus
Big Egg Theatre

An absurd comedy of slapstick, nonsense and existentialism. A tale of two inseparable friends and pest controllers. They are trapped and must escape soon. Also, they are both dogs.
Pannier Market - alt space 18  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy8+ 60 mins

Inseparable friends - both dogs - must escape the pest controllers.
alt space 18  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy8+ 60 mins


Caravan of Love
Theatre Nation

Two one-act plays. Two caravans. The lovers. A dark stormy night. A Hitcher arrives. Longing in a trapped space. Who wins? Meanwhile. A couple celebrate the anniversary from hell.
White Moose - alt space 21  Thu, Fri, Sat
drama, black comedy, 15+ content 60 mins

Two one-act plays: passion in a tiny space; the anniversary from hell.
alt space 21  Thu, Fri, Sat
black comedy, 15+ content 60 mins


Chalk Farm
Talking Time Theatre

In a change to the brochure, Talking Time Theatre have had to withdraw from Fringe TheatreFest.                                                                                                                               
Green Lanes - alt space 9  Sat, Sun
 

In a change to the brochure, Talking Time Theatre have had to withdraw from Fringe TheatreFest.
Green Lanes - alt space 9  Sat, Sun
 


Chest Pains
Chest Pains Productions

If you like the idea of a topless Englishman talking about open heart surgery then you'll love Chest Pains. Told with humour and charm, it's funnier than it sounds!
Tent on the Square - alt space 7  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word14+ 50 mins

A topless Englishman talking with humour about open heart surgery.
alt space 7  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word14+ 50 mins


Circus Workshops
Movez Maniax Youth Circus

Drop in and have a go! Aerial, tight wire, hula hoop, juggling, stilts, diablo - something for all ages and abilities. We may even discover the next Greatest Showman!
Green Lanes - alt space 9  Sat, Sun
circus skills workshop8+ drop-in

Drop in and have a go! Perhaps you're the next Greatest Showman!
alt space 9  Sat, Sun
circus skills workshop8+ 60 mins


Coccinellidae
The Cutlery Crew

A 6ft woman and a sex doll take on femininity! An unapologetic romp into the apologetic world of women. What if we maximised a woman instead of minimising her? It's time to go BIG.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
theatre14+ 55 mins

A 6ft woman and a sex doll take on femininity! It's time to go BIG.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
theatre14+ 55 mins


Constellations
Benny&Kate

What if we live in a multiverse where all possibilities exist and every relationship can take infinite paths? A scientist and a beekeeper's worlds collide in Nick Payne's moving play.
St Anne's  Thu, Sat, Sun
drama, comedy15+ content 60 mins

A scientist and a beekeeper's worlds collide in Nick Payne's moving play.
St Anne's  Thu, Sat, Sun
drama, comedy15+ content 60 mins


Dude the Obscure's FRANK
Dude the Obscure

Dude the Obscure has a guitar that is not a guitar at all. Frank is a hybrid of synth and melodica, boosted by equally frank lyrics and poetry of life's hypocrisies and epiphanies.
alt space various  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
music, performance poetryall ages 15 mins

A guitar that is not a guitar and frank poetry of life's hypocrisies.
alt space various  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
music, poetryall ages 15 mins


EDDIE SUMMERS - ROCKET FUEL!
Eddie Summers

Explosive Eddie's looking for one lucky new flat mate... Super fast funny/chaotic giant bunny! Highly Recommended! "A uniquely brilliant high-octane comedian!" - FRINGE REVIEW
Tent on the Square - alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy16+50 mins

Explosive Eddie's looking for one lucky new flat mate...
alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy16+50 mins


Exhibit
C3 Youth Dance Company

Has shopping ever been this much fun? Unexpected dances in unexpected corners of the Green Lanes Shopping Centre to transport and delight you as you go about your day.
Green Lanes - alt space 9  Sat, Sun
contemporary danceall ages various timings

Fun while you shop. Unexpected dances in unexpected places.
alt space 9  Sat, Sun
danceall ages various timings


Failing at ADDulthood
Pink Castor

A one-woman show on how ADHD affects women in their early adulthood, whilst exploring a mother-daughter relationship and how ADHD affects that relationship.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy14+40 mins

How ADHD affects a mother-daughter relationship.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy14+40 mins


Fairytaleheart
Heads Up Youth Theatre

Two teens meet for the first time and come to terms with their broken families by sharing their hopes, fears and past experiences - as well as stories - in a derelict community centre.
Youth House - alt space 14  Thu, Fri
theatre for young adults10+ content60 mins

Two teens share their hopes, fears - and stories.
alt space 14  Thu, Fri
theatre for young adults10+ content60 mins


FLASH GORDON - VINTAGE RADIO MAYHEM
Up Close Theatre

Vintage "Flash Gordon" - fast paced production of the original 1930s radio serial drama. Performed live on stage with a modern twist of mayhem, three actors and live sound-effects.
Castle Centre  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy, drama11+60 mins

Vintage Flash Gordon with live sound-effects and added mayhem.
Castle Centre  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy, drama11+60 mins


Freckles
Pink Castor

Freckles is an honest, simple play about a couple in their 30's having a complicated and natural pillow-talk.                                                
White Moose - alt space 21  Thu, Fri, Sat
drama16+15 mins

An honest play about a couple having a complicated pillow-talk.
alt space 21  Thu, Fri, Sat
drama16+15 mins


Friendly Ever After
NOS Three

This is a lovely story of two clowns cultivating true friendship. But between many jokes, arguments and funny situations, they are about to realise that this is not an easy job.
Tent on the Square - alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
clowning5-1260 mins

Two clowns cultivating friendship. But realising it's not an easy job.
alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
clowning5-1250 mins


Grimm Tales
Brook.Wood Puppetry

Two performers, several puppets, the use of found objects and the imagination in a retelling of three less well-known tales from the Brothers Grimm. Suitable for children of all ages.
Library - alt space 12  Thu, Fri, Sat
puppetry, storytelling all ages 50 mins

Three less well-known tales from the Brothers Grimm.
alt space 12  Thu, Fri, Sat
puppetry, storytelling all ages 50 mins


How the West Was Lost
The Bard of Windmill Hill

A treatise for our troubled times encompassing tragedy, history and comedy; satire, philosophy and social comment; drama, theatricality and hilarity.
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, satire14+60 mins

A treatise for our troubled times - tragedy, history and comedy.
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, satire14+60 mins


In The Glare of the Neon Yak
Robert Garnham

A sleeper service on a cold night. Rumours of a Neon Yak stalking hapless circus performers in the dark, dark woods. Comedy and spoken word collide head on in this new show.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+50 mins

Rumours of a Neon Yak stalking circus performers in a train.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+50 mins


It's Literally Harry and Chris
Harry and Chris

After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry and Chris bring their unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry to Theatre Fest! ★★★★★ The Sunday Post
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy-jazz-rapall ages45 mins

Unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry! ★★★★★ The Sunday Post
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy-jazz-rapall ages45 mins


Jack The Ripper: Facts, No Fiction
Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

Philip Hutchinson is regarded as being a world authority on the Whitechapel Murders. He will tell you just the facts - with some unexpected laughs thrown in.
Guildhall  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word14+ content60 mins

Philip is a world authority on the Whitechapel Murders.
Guildhall  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word14+ content60 mins


Kevin, King of Egypt
Rob Gee

Kevin thinks he's the king of Egypt. ★★★★★ “Uproarious!" London Pub Theatres. ★★★★ “A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride" Victoria Times. Winner: Best Solo Show, Victoria Fringe
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy, spoken word16+ content55 mins

Kevin thinks he's the king of Egypt. “A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride"
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy, spoken word16+ content55 mins


Losing my Mindfulness
Outside the Frame

Come to my Mindfulness workshop and live in the moment even if that moment is f**king terrible. Come! Or not, it's fine either way. I'm fine. EVERTHING is fine!!!
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy drama18+ content50 mins

Come to my Mindfulness workshop. Or not. It's fine either way. I'M FINE!!!
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy drama18+ content50 mins


Lyrically Minded
MishMash Devon

It's 4 o'clock in the morning: As one girl wrestles with life and a dustbin, she realises not only that truth is relative, but truth is a relative who's coming to tea! Expect sweets!
St Anne's  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word14+60 mins

Not only is truth relative, but truth is a relative who's coming to tea!
St Anne's  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word14+60 mins


Milkshake
The Jolly Oddities

What have milk and an ice-cream van got in common? Cows! But these girls are dairy free. A fun look at why we drink milk. Shaking up old habits to leave you bubbling with excitement.
The Square - alt space 19  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy, street theatre4+20 mins

A fun look at why we drink milk to leave you bubbling with excitement.
alt space 19  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy, street theatre4+20 mins


MONSTER
Croon productions

A toy theatre horror film. Escaped monsters! Who will save us? Why does the girl ALWAYS fall over? Why does the car not start? A shark, a giant spider, a bat... two hotel managers!!!
Baptist Hall  Thu, Sat, Sun
puppet theatregrown-ups (10+)50 mins

A toy theatre horror film. Escaped monsters! Who will save us?
Baptist Hall  Thu, Sat, Sun
puppet theatregrown-ups (8+)50 mins


Moondance
Chris White

Part epic poem, part fan-fic, part dream, Moondance is a spoken-word show about Spider-Man, fate and the things we can't control.                        
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy12+ content60 mins

A show about Spider-Man, fate and the things we can't control.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy12+ content60 mins


Moving On
Wild and Blue Projects

Devon based contemporary dancers and visiting Fringe performers lead groups of curious movers of all ages in a mesmerising, improvised dance through the streets.
alt spaces 18 & 19  Sat
contemporary danceall ages30 mins

A mesmerising, improvised dance through the streets.
alt spaces 18 & 19  Sat
contemporary danceall ages30 mins


My Big Fat Tudor Wedding
Total Theatre School

'Regal Tudor Gent seeks six wives to share frequent banqueting. Must be able to tolerate tyrannical behaviour. Time wasters will be divorced or beheaded.' Who will Henry choose?!
Baptist Hall  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy7+60 mins

'Regal Tudor Gent seeks six wives' Who will Henry choose?!
Baptist Hall  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy7+60 mins


My Cloth-Eared Heart
Melanie Branton

Melanie Branton is looking for a boyfriend. And it's not going well. In her first full-length spoken word show, My Cloth-Eared Heart, she charts a thirty-year epic quest for love.
Southgate  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word18+ content50 mins

Melanie Branton is looking for a boyfriend. And it's not going well.
Southgate  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word18+ content50 mins


Nature Knows Best
TicTac Theatre

In a delightfully funny series of two person plays, Nature Knows Best looks at love and life through the eyes of a seagull duo, a couple of seahorses and a pair of sheep.
Guildhall  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy, physical theatre11+ content60 mins
 

Love and life through the eyes of a variety of creatures.
Guildhall  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy, physical theatre11+ content60 mins
 


One Foot In The Rave
Joined Up Thinking

A 23 year-old Evangelist preacher becomes disillusioned. Finding himself among the ravers on the ecstasy fuelled dance floors of the early 90's, he is not prepared for what he discovers.
Escape Down The Rabbit Hole - alt space 15  Fri, Sat
spoken word, theatre16+ content55 mins
 

A disillusioned young preacher finds himself mixed up in rave culture.
alt space 15  Fri, Sat
spoken word16+ content55 mins
 


Outside of the Box
Circle of Spears

Xandra, a viper journalist, Yates, her criminal associate & Zebb her rather secretive landlord, think they have the measure of each other but all fail to think Outside of the Box.
Guildhall  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy12+45 mins

Do Xandra, Yates and Zebb really have the measure of each other?
Guildhall  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy12+45 mins


Release the Womb
Shelley Szender Poet

One woman show - a comedic, self-deprecating, observational and very candid outlook on life from a middle-aged woman battling with menopause and staving off old age and relationships.
Escape Down The Rabbit Hole - alt space 15  Fri, Sat,
comedy, poetry, stand-up16+ content20 mins

A comedic take on the menopause and staving of old age.
alt space 15  Fri, Sat,
poetry, stand-up16+ content20 mins


Richards: Short Plays for Marvellous People
Paul Richards

Join comedy writer/performer Paul Richards for three beautifully comedic plays in one hour. "Simple yet imaginative, it's a charming show that'll tickle you silly." - Visit Dublin.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy12+60 mins

Three beautifully comedic plays in one hour.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy12+60 mins


Samba Band
Horwood and Newton Tracy Primary School

Our first attempt at a Samba band performance!                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
The Square - alt space 19  Thu
musicall ages20 mins

Our first attempt at a Samba band performance.
alt space 19  Thu
musicall ages20 mins


SESKA - SPOT THE DIFFERENCE!
SESKA

Fab family party atmosphere, hilarious entertainment and a competition all in one. Seska is one of the craziest funniest comedy magicians in the UK. Don't miss this!
Tent on the Square - alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
family comedy, magic3+50 mins

Seska is one of the craziest funniest comedy magicians in the UK.
alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
family comedy, magic3+50 mins


Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
Pike and Musket, Great Torrington School

Performing Arts students at GTS present a collection of iconic moments from Shakespeare's plays; presented both traditionally and with a modern twist.
Castle Green - alt space 11  Sun
comedy, drama8+75 mins

Moments from Shakespeare both traditional and with a modern twist.
alt space 11  Sun
comedy, drama8+75 mins


Show and Tell
Ilfracombe Academy

Ilfracombe Academy presents a showcase of talent from drama/ media students across the school. Original work created by students to make you laugh, cry or think.
Guildhall - alt space 2  Sun
drama, comedy, media10+45 mins

Original work created by students to make you laugh, cry or think.
alt space 2  Sun
drama, comedy, media10+45 mins


Softly Fall
TAW Dance

Our minds share with us their secrets when we close our eyes. Our strangest desires and our deepest fears slink out in dream form and here they are for you to see.
Baptist Hall  Thu, Sat, Sun
dance theatre12+30 mins

Our strangest desires and deepest fears slink out in dream form.
Baptist Hall  Thu, Sat, Sun
dance theatre12+30 mins


songs of the hollow
cua

Soaring melody lines, dirgy, intense a capella vocals and complex rhythmic structures will have the blood pumping through even the coldest of auditoriums.
Guildhall  Fri, Sat, Sun
music - folk, rootsall ages50 mins

Soaring melodies, intense a capella vocals and complex rhythms.
Guildhall  Fri, Sat, Sun
music - folk, world, rootsall ages50 mins


Sparkleshark
Heads Up Youth Theatre

Fourteen-year-old Jake - a victim of bullying and other teenager's mockery - has to take refuge on the roof of a tower block in order to write his stories.
Green Lanes - alt space 9  Sat, Sun
theatre for young adults12+ content60 mins

Jake takes refuge on the roof of a tower block to write his stories.
alt space 9  Sat, Sun
for young adults12+ content60 mins


Split Second
Documental Theatre

Documental invites you to tea to doodle, knit and catch each other's reactions whilst listening to new audio drama about a couple's different reactions to an antenatal test result.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
audio drama14+40 mins

Share reactions listening to a drama about an antenatal test result.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
audio drama14+40 mins


Sticky Ends
Brave Bold Drama

Sticky Ends: a jolly collection of original comic cautionary tales and songs. Join in, shout out and wear silly costumes! From the makers of award-winning family theatre, Brave Bold Drama.
Baptist Hall  Fri, Sat, Sun
family theatre3+30 mins

A jolly collection of original comic cautionary tales & songs.
Baptist Hall  Fri, Sat, Sun
family theatre3+30 mins


Story Sofa
Monday Collective

Do you know any good stories? Have we got time for another one? Look out for the Story Sofa.                                                                    
alt space various  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
storytelling2+15 mins

Know any good stories? Time for another? Look out for the Story Sofa.
alt space various  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
storytelling2+15 mins


Swan Song - not fade away
Plain Quakers Theatre

The play long over, backstage an old actor relives past glories. But all is not as it seems: the lonely and the no-longer-needed live unseen lives in today's 'connected' world.
St Anne's  Thu, Fri, Sat
drama14+ 60 mins

An old actor relives past glories. But all is not as it seems.
St Anne's  Thu, Fri, Sat
drama14+ 50 mins


Taster Sessions
Fringe TheatreFest

Five minute 'tasters' from up to a dozen companies to help you decide what you must see. Get ahead of the game by spotting the sell-out shows before the tickets have all gone.
Barnstaple Coffee Shop - alt space 8  Wed, Thu
everythingall ages 60 mins

Five minute 'tasters' to help you decide what you must see.
alt space 8  Wed, Thu
everythingall ages 60 mins


Taster Session
Fringe TheatreFest

Five minute 'tasters' from up to fifteen companies to help you decide what you must see. Get ahead of the game by spotting the sell-out shows before the tickets have all gone.
Queen's Theatre Cafe - alt space 17  Fri
everythingall ages 75 mins

Five minute 'tasters' to help you decide what you must see.
alt space 17  Fri
everythingall ages 60 mins


Telling Tales
Pilton Community College

Young people from North Devon in their own words. Short pieces of drama, some comic, some hard hitting, that explore the lives of some famous people from history - with surprising results!
Guildhall - alt space 2  Thu
drama11+ 90 mins

An insight into how young people are reacting to the world.
alt space 2  Thu
drama11+90 mins


The Amazing Guy Show
Thom Peterson

Thom Peterson is "The Amazing Guy!" A one-man flash mob of magic and comedy. Join this self-deluded American for just one night and you will believe that unicorns are real!
Tent on the Square - alt space 7  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy-magic14+45 mins

A one-man flash mob of magic and comedy.

alt space 7  Thu, Sat, Suncomedy-magic14+45 mins


The Boat that Flew
Courage Copse Creatives

The father of a VERY clever girl has decreed that she will only marry a boy clever enough to make a boat that can fly. Charlie's done it! But will the father keep his promise?
The Square - alt space 19  Thu, Fri
physical theatre, spoken wordall ages40 mins

She can only marry a boy clever enough to make a boat that can fly.
alt space 19  Thu, Fri
physical theatre, spoken wordall ages40 mins


The Complete History of Comedy
The Fabulous Old Spot Theatre Company

The Complete History of Comedy: a piece of most excellent edutainment brought to you by Mr Oliver H Crick, Actor and Polymath in which attempts will be made to make you laugh!
Tent on the Square - alt space 7  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy9-9060 mins

What it says on the tin!
alt space 7  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy9-9060 mins


The Duck
Autact

Imagine discovering that the world you thought you knew didn't exist. Imagine finding out that other people don't think in the same way as you. Imagine you are Laura, The Duck.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
drama14+50 mins

Imagine discovering the world you thought you knew didn't exist.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
drama14+50 mins


The Enormous Turnip
Above Bounds Theatre Collective

Above Bounds invite you to join them for a magical storytelling workshop, inspired by The Enormous Turnip. Come to hear this well-loved tale and make a peg puppet to take home!
alt space 12 on Thu; 16 on Fri, Sat & Sun
children's theatre3-6 (+ an adult)60 mins

A magical storytelling workshop - make a peg puppet to take home!
alt space 12 Thu; 16 Fri, Sat & Sun
children's theatre3-6 (+ an adult)60 mins


The Miller's Story
Clown Noir

The Miller's Story, a fun filled romp of Medieval naughtiness in an adaptation of Chaucer's The Miller's Tale. Come along and join me in a night of revelry, song and dance.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
theatre, clown15+ content50 mins

A fun filled romp of naughtiness, revelry, song and dance.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
theatre, clown15+ content50 mins


The Numbers Station
White Hippos Productions

In a top secret location, a lone radio operative discovers the conspiracy to end all conspiracies.                                                                                                      
Southgate  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy drama15+ content45 mins

A lone radio operative discovers the conspiracy to end all conspiracies.
Southgate  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy drama15+ content45 mins


The O.S. Map Fan Club
Helen Wood

Join O.S. enthusiast, Helen Wood, for a humorous exploration of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map and, with sheet 168, be led on a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble.
Baptist Hall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy, theatreadults (10+)60 mins

A fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble with O.S. sheet 168.
Baptist Hall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy, theatreadults (10+)60 mins


The Tom Show
Chest Pains Productions

Covent Garden regular the Tom Show comes to town with a 7-foot unicycle and a broken tennis racquet! Lots of fun for the whole family.           
High Street - alt space 13  Fri, Sat, Sun
circus, street showall ages40 mins

Covent Garden regular the Tom Show comes to Barnstaple.
alt space 13  Fri, Sat, Sun
circus, street showall ages40 mins


The Two Robbies
Rob Barratt and Robert Garnham

An hour of whimsy and rhyming from two of the South West's funniest poets, both of whom are called Rob.                                                                                    
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, comedy16+60 mins

Whimsy and rhyming from two of the South West's funniest poets
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, comedy16+60 mins


Things Can Only Get Better
The Theatre Dossiers

A girl sifts through propaganda surrounding the 2003 Iraq War to pin down the reasons and motivations for the UK's involvement. Tony Blair, on the other hand, thinks he's Madonna.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
political comedy12+ content 40 mins

A girl sifts through propaganda surrounding the 2003 Iraq War.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
political comedy12+ content 40 mins


This Way Up
Project: Dance! Devon

A story about a world where things may not be what they seem! Our characters get into trouble and need to get home, but need your help so audiences can join in throughout.
Baptist Hall  Thu, Fri, Sat
dance, dramaall ages60 mins

A story about a world where things may not be what they seem!
Baptist Hall  Thu, Fri, Sat
dance, dramaall ages60 mins


Tideman's Piece
Raw Material Productions

Probably best summed up as "My Family and Other Weirdos", this show celebrates and queries the entanglements and ramifications of family history and legends.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, music12+ content50 mins

A show that celebrates the entanglements of family history.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, music12+ content50 mins


Tommy Atkins and the Canary Girl
Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company

This powerful, emotional, often funny performance looks at the experiences, hardships and changes for one family during the First World War from trench life to munitions work.
Castle Centre  Thu, Fri, Sat
drama11+50 mins

Story of a family during WW1
Castle Centre  Thu, Fri, Sat
drama11+50 mins


T.S. Idiot & His Orchestral Testicles
We Are Uncollective

T.S. Idiot combines spoken word with his papier mache backing band The Orchestral Testicles. Expect silliness, sexiness and some sincerity from the young punk poet.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+ content30 mins

Silliness, sexiness and some sincerity from this young punk poet.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+ content30 mins


Utter Garbage
Heads Up Youth Theatre

Young Rat Dumpster dreams of a brighter world. Lord Vermin, Ruler of the Refuse, plans to turn everywhere into Utter Garbage! Help Dumpster protect his environment.
Green Lanes - alt space 9  Sat, Sun
children's theatre4+ 50 mins

Help young Rat Dumpster protect his environment.
alt space 9  Sat, Sun
children's theatre4+ 50 mins


What's going on upstairs (wt)
Noir Carnaval

A fun, thought provoking piece of interactive street performance with the north devon art collective Noir Carnaval asking 'What's going on upstairs?'
alt space various  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
street theatre, improvall ages 30 mins

A fun, thought provoking, interactive street performance.
alt space various  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
street theatre, improvall ages 30 mins


WINGRID
ingrid dahle

How does a shy Norwegian who grew up in a village in the fjords end up in the UK performing stand up? "Fast rising comedian" Sunday Times "Endearingly zany" Three Weeks
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy16+ content60 mins

How does a shy Norwegian end up in the UK performing stand up?
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy16+ content60 mins