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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.
alt space 10 - Cove Boutique  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!
alt space 2 - Guildhall  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.
alt space 19 - The Square  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.
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  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


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.
alt space 9 - Green Lanes  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!"                                                                                           
alt space 9 - Green Lanes  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


BABEL
Almost Human

A site-specific performance in the library exploring ancient institutions, knowledge, access, and refuge.                                                                                          
alt space 12 - The Library  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


Bummer and Lazarus
Big Egg Theatre

In a change to the brochure, Big Egg Theatre have cancelled their performances.
Pannier Market - alt space 18  Thu, Fri, Sat
 

In a change to the brochure, Big Egg Theatre have cancelled their performances.
alt space 18  Thu, Fri, Sat


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.
alt space 21 - White Moose  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!
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  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!
alt space 9 - Green Lanes  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


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
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  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.
alt space 9 - Green Lanes  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


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.
alt space 14 - Youth House  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


Freckles
Pink Castor

Freckles is an honest, simple play about a couple in their 30's having a complicated and natural pillow-talk.                                                
alt space 21 - White Moose  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.
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  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.
alt space 12 - Library  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


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.
alt space 19 - The Square  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


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


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.
alt space 15 - Escape Down The Rabbit Hole  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
 


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.
alt space 15 - Escape Down The Rabbit Hole  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


Samba Band
Horwood and Newton Tracy Primary School

Our first attempt at a Samba band performance!                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
alt space 19 - The Square  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!
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  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.
alt space 11 - Castle Green  Sun
comedy, dramaall ages75 mins

Moments from Shakespeare both traditional and with a modern twist.
alt space 11  Sun
comedy, dramaall ages75 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.
alt space 2 - Guildhall  Sun
drama, comedy, mediaall ages45 mins

Original work created by students to make you laugh, cry or think.
alt space 2  Sun
drama, comedy, mediaall ages45 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.
alt space 9 - Green Lanes  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


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


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!
alt space 2 - Guildhall  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!
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  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?
alt space 19 - The Square  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!
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy9-9060 mins

What it says on the tin!
alt space 7  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy9-9060 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 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.           
alt space 13 - High Street  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


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.
alt space 9 - Green Lanes  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