What's on

Drama performances, events and seminars are shown on this page. Please remember that coursework performances may not appear until a week before the performance, so please check back regularly.

Mon 20 May

Start times are 14:00 and 16:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 14:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:00

T3 Festival
(Dis)Connected

Author: Becky Dawson
Co-Directors: Becky Dawson, Lucy Mckelvey (Producer)
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A physical theatre piece exploring modern society's relationship with technology, and the distance it has caused to real relationships and human interaction. We have lost our ability to communicate, admist the interfering glow of an iphone screen and the crackle of white noise that breaks up phone calls. As a generation we have turned these technologies designed to connect people into an insidious force of disconnection. This ensemble piece of theatre is for those who enjoy the power of physical movement and its ability to speak to us at a personal level. 

Mon 20 May

Start times are 15:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20

End Time: 15:50

Tickets for students/staff: 27
Tickets for public: 20

End Time: 18:50

T3 Festival
Not One More

Author: Ruan Evans
Director: Ruan Evans
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

"At 9.27pm the sheriff dispatch centre received calls of multiple gunshots being fired in the Isla Vista area."
(Bill Brown, Sheriff Coroner Santa Barbara County)

At first sight Elliot Rodger (Aged 22) has a privileged upbringing but as we delve deeper into his fractured mind, dark and menacing ideas start to become reality. 

"You will finally see that I am, in truth, the superior one, the true alpha male... I will be a god exacting my retribution on all those who deserve it... Humanity is a disgusting wretched depraved species"
(Elliot Rodger, Retribution Video 2014)

"The only reason I’m here is to tell his story, to stop this from happening again."
(Peter Rodger, father of Elliot Rodger)

Admission Free, but donations will be taken at the end of the show for Everytown for Gun Safety.

Tue 21 May

Start times are 16:00 and 16:45 and 17:30 and 18:15 and 19:00 

Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:25

Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:10

Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:55

Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:40

Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:25

T3 Festival
(Un)Scripted

Director: Sophia Earnshaw-Punnett
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Can you have a meaningful interaction with a stranger? How do you build trust? In this interactive piece, a large section of which is one-on-one, performers will explore these questions with their audience member and the possibilities of the contrast between scripted and unscripted.

Very limited audience numbers - please contact Sophia at see210@exeter.ac.uk to reserve a ticket.

Tue 21 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:20

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:20

T3 Festival
The Story of Apollo and Hyacinthus

Author: Daisy Osborne/Ovid
Director: Daisy Osborne
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

“Or was my love to blame – the guilt that follows love that loves too much…” The story of Apollo and Hyacinthus, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, takes places after Apollo gets exiled from Olympus and starts living a humble life on earth, when he meets Hyacinthus, a Spartan youth. The two fall in love but there is another man after Hyacinthus’ heart… Zephyrus.. God of the west wind. This is the story of young love, jealousy, betrayal and tragedy, told through beautiful and stylized dance choreography.

Wed 22 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:45

T3 Festival
Taffeta Taffeta

Author: Corin Waide
Director: Corin Waide
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

"You know how they say "write what you know"? ...Well I don't know anything. Nothing worth writing about."

Taffeta Taffeta will make you eat salt. Taffeta Taffeta will help you get high in the bath. Taffeta Taffeta will cuddle you to sleep at night. Taffeta Taffeta wants you to laugh and cry and phone your mother more often. She misses you. Why won't you talk to her? Why won't you call your mother? What's your problem?

Wed 22 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:45

T3 Festival
Broken Open

Author: Laura Novak
Director: Laura Novak
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

1 in 4 people suffer with mental health problems, and it's still seen as taboo within society. Let's change the world, one story at a time.

A verbatim piece about the issues of living with bad mental health, and everything that comes with it.

All the proceeds from this show will be going to the charity MIND, which helps people who suffer from mental illness.

Thu 23 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
Men Don't Cry

Co-Directors: Helen Romeu,Max Baker
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

“I’ve been friends with you for three years and”
“What? You’re saying I don’t make you happy?”
“No that’s not - alright yes, I don’t think that that’s particularly what we do for each other: happiness. You and me, we’re more about - truth.”
A gut-wrenching yet heartwarming story of male friendship in a world that tells us that men don’t cry.
Adapted from An Intervention by Mike Bartlett.

Thu 23 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 10
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 10
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:45

T3 Festival
Human Human

Author: Amy Mellows and Chinara Mammadli
Director: Amy Mellows and Chinara Mammadli
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

An experimental new immersive theatre experience, that allows the audience to take a journey through taboo lives and stories of opression from around the world, uncomfortable, and striking in a scary twenty-first-century.

Drawing on verbatim, theatre of cruelty and immersive promenade styles to explore human rights, feminism, protest, and sexual empowerment-  stories from across the world will be shared in a way that puts our audience in the midst of the action- in a post-modern, high-tech, art-installation style space.

Fri 24 May

Start times are 15:00 and 20:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 25
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:00

Tickets for students/staff: 28
Tickets for public: 19
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 21:00

T3 Festival
Re.Uni.On

Author: Samuel Edwards, Katie Ripley and Katie Heard
Co-Directors: Samuel Edwards, Katie Ripley and Katie Heard
Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Five postgraduates, living mundane lives, get invited to a university reunion. Do they say yes? Do they return to the place where it all began or do they hold off afraid to relive their past?

Fri 24 May

Start times are 17:00 and 18:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 28
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:10

T3 Festival
Hallucinations

Co-Directors: Alexander Pearn, Frances Young
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Information coming soon

Fri 24 May

Start times are 18:00 and 19:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:00

T3 Festival
A Rose Among Four Dragons

Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A fast-paced comedy sketch show filled with innuendos and more Welsh than you bargained for.

Sat 25 May

Start times are 15:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:00

T3 Festival
Unknown

Author: Hannah O'Dowd
Director: Isabel Flynn and Hannah O'Dowd
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

The story of a patient's recovery after injuries caused during a plane crash and return to normality post hospitalisation.

Mon 27 May

Start times are 13:00 and 14:15 and 15:30 and 16:45 and 18:00 and 19:15 

Tickets for students/staff: 4
Tickets for public: 2
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 13:45

Tickets for students/staff: 4
Tickets for public: 2
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:00

Tickets for students/staff: 4
Tickets: £1 each
No public tickets available
End Time: 16:15

Tickets for students/staff: 4
Tickets for public: 2
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:30

Tickets for students/staff: 4
Tickets for public: 2
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:45

Tickets for students/staff: 3
Tickets for public: 2
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:00

T3 Festival
[vacant and engaged]

Author: Josie Farmer
Director: Josie Farmer
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

“sorry. I’m so sorry -“

“me too - but we’re ok. look at us. we’re Here -"

Two women converse from inside their toilet cubicles. They share a cigarette, some chocolate raisins and an unexpected connection. 

Through a glimpse into Jo and Alice’s lives, this play explores the painful realities of modern womanhood.

Mon 27 May

Start times are 15:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:30

T3 Festival
Exetah

Author: Sofia Giles, Isabel Harrison, Susannah Bramwell
Co-Directors: Isabel Harrison, Susannah Bramwell
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

In a world full of Cheesy Tuesdays, velvet flares, and your third Pret of the day, comes ‘Exetah’. Exploring how to navigate through an onslaught of social expectations in Exeter, find out if our ensemble can remain true to themselves or will inevitably don their first pair of Lucy and Yaks. An episodic and lighthearted comedy from two Pret addicted Exetah wannabes.

Mon 27 May

Start times are 16:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:55

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:55

T3 Festival
MAD

Author: Cam Scriven and Daniel Bainbridge
Director: Cam Scriven
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

MAD is a new black comedy from Cam Scriven and Daniel Bainbridge. When a world leader and an intern find themselves stuck in a room together, you would think that escaping would be their chief concern. But with their country facing complete nuclear destruction, their priorities are a bit more complicated. They have to make a decision of international proportions, and all they have to help them is a faulty radio, a couple of pub games and each other. The biggest question is: can they retain their sanity whilst the weight of the world is on their shoulders?

Mon 27 May

Start times are 17:00 and 20:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:45

T3 Festival
Common Ground

Author: Ryan Land
Director: Ryan Land
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Seb likes Trump. Georgia hates him. Georgia likes Labour. Seb hates them. Seb likes melted ice cream. Georgia hates it. The divisions between these flatmates are clear but can they see past them to form a coalition? And why does the fridge keep talking to Georgia?

Tue 28 May

Start times are 14:00 and 17:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 14:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:45

T3 Festival
Static

Author: Joe Quiruga
Co-Directors: Joe Quiruga,Jaime Corp
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

"Jesus was crucified at Golgotha. Not Getsemane. Gethsemane is where he prayed that it wouldn't happen."

"Ah, then this is my Gethsemane. And I am begging you to take this all away from me."

Josh, an ex-doctor, is spending his final day with his wife, Lola, before he is sent to war. In their idyllic little world of cakes and below-average tea, someone from Joshua's past will show up and attempt to ruin their last-ditch attempt at married bliss.

Static is a quiet, domestic dramatic comedy set against the backdrop of a world ruled by the religious superstate known as the Order. Expect funky envelopes, dodgy radio signals and a brutal look at how mental health can destroy relationships.

Tue 28 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:20

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 18
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:20

T3 Festival
Girl of Faith

Author: Beth Bowden & Mima Beauchamp
Director: Beth Bowden & Mima Beauchamp
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Adapted from the basis of A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf, the piece finds its heart in the stories of extraordinary women. Think, ‘Fight Like A Girl', ‘Women Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies’, ‘Milk and Honey’, and ‘War on Women’. Stories of ‘outsiders’, those that defy and those that have been abused, broken and burnt. 

 

Wed 29 May

Start times are 14:00 and 17:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 14:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:45

T3 Festival
Traces

Author: Bridie Shine
Director: Bridie Shine
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

'Traces' follows the lives of two sisters, Ramona and Edie, and two childhood best friends, Axel and Aidan. Growing up in a world that isn't always kind, the characters come to realise that happiness often comes at a cost, and loyalties get torn apart in the face of ambition and desire. With actors playing both younger and older versions of these four characters, we see how their very different paths shape and change them, and the traces they leave on the path they take. This show observes the way that every decision we make helps shape our lives, both the good and the bad, and the undeniable change we make to the live of others, leaving traces of ourselves everywhere we go.

Wed 29 May

Start times are 15:00 and 17:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:20

T3 Festival
It's Not You, It's Me

Author: Sofia Giles and Maddy Holmes
Director: Sofia Giles and Maddy Holmes
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

‘It’s not you, it’s me’, ‘I just need some space’, ‘You’re the right person, just it’s the wrong time’. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? We’ve all been there; first love, first heartbreak and the guy on tinder that ghosted you. A new verbatim play that captures the essence of what it’s like to grow up in life and love – and to quickly fall out of it. Reaching into the lives of 7 millennials, join us in our honest comedy that will pull on your heartstrings.

Wed 29 May

Start times are 16:15 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 26
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:15

Tickets for students/staff: 24
Tickets for public: 19
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:00

T3 Festival
Pathways

Author: Stephanie Gaddum
Director: Stephanie Gaddum
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

An original writing play following Jess and her journey to discover herself and find her friend. As a Dyspraxic her view on the world is slightly different. Step into her shoes and discover her perception. Being Dyspraxic as the writer of this I’m excited to portray the experience of Dyspraxia which is something that is not commonly shown in theatre.

Content Warning: Some bad language, themes of grief.

Fri 31 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:40

T3 Festival
Life Went On Without Rosalind

Author: Holly Fitzpatrick
Director: Holly Fitzpatrick
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

For Mark, it was always Rosalind - only it wasn’t, and never could be. That is, until the night of his work party, where he finds her vintage tape recorder, full of memories she left behind. There he lives in their world again, sees life through her eyes - but, as it housemate Flora keeps reminding him, it has been a year since this world had ended. Will Mark ever be able to live life without Rosalind?

“Not just anyone could kiss me and see the world the way you did. We were fucking gods back then.”

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Fri 31 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:50

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:50

T3 Festival
An Uncomfortable Thought

Author: Patrick Swain
Director: Mimi Templar-Gay
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

In a small, somewhat tidy flat in the North of England, it’s time for room inspections. But when estranged housemate Andrew is irked at the warning of intrusion, a series of chilling and by turns terrifying events unfold.

At its centre, ‘An Uncomfortable Thought’ is a look at toxic masculinity and how the continuous exploitation and subjugation of the female form can be taken to horrifying extremes.

All of the quotes from Andrew’s manifesto are real - taken from shooter Elliot Rodger’s manifesto of a similar type: ‘My Twisted World’, which he emailed to friends and family before killing six people in 2014.

Sat 01 Jun

Start time: 11:30
 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 12:25

T3 Festival
A Killer Comes Knocking

Director: Ellis Haddrell
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

‘A Killer Comes Knocking’ is a cluedo-esque murder mystery comedy in which the famous author, the cluedo characters and the audience try to identify a murderer in their midst! A Christie story wouldn’t be complete without a twist, and we have plenty of them. With the time, place and object unknown and a murderer on the loose, this is a show worth dying for!

Tue 04 Jun

Start times are 14:00 and 16:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 14:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:10

T3 Festival
Neens and Peedle Have a Show!

Author: Morgen Johnson and Bella Finlayson
Director: Morgen Johnson and Bella Finlayson
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Clowning duo Neens and Peedle are putting on a show - and we’re inviting you to join them!

Tue 04 Jun

Start times are 15:30 and 17:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:15

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:15

T3 Festival
e.s.t

Author: Jemima Cooper
Director: Jemima Cooper
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

The best apologies can change behaviour but not the word itself. In our current society, the word ‘sorry’ can be thrown around without much consideration. Awareness of one’s shortcomings can allow you to flourish as an individual, but how do we embrace or restrict these parts of ourselves when change can be overwhelming and uncertain?

Wed 05 Jun

Start times are 14:00 and 17:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 14:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:50

T3 Festival
The White Wizard's Choice

Author: Yessica Kroesschell and David Joutsikoski
Director: Yessica Kroesschell
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A devised piece set in the well-known world of Tolkien, with audience interaction affecting the course of history between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A story exploring the morality of Saruman, with the audience acting as Saruman’s conscience and deciding what choices he makes. Ultimately leading to him turning evil, or staying good. Bilbo will go on a journey, of course, with the reassuring presence of Gandalf alongside him, but the key will be the decisions of Saruman as dictated by the audience and their consequences...

Wed 05 Jun

Start times are 15:00 and 18:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:20

T3 Festival
Fine Lines

Author: Anne Chafer and Georgie Heys
Director: Georgie Heys
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

What is taking things too far?
Where does one line end and the next begin?
When does experimentation turn into addiction?
Aren’t rules made to be broken- lines to be crossed?
Are we taking this too far?

……………………………..............................................................

‘Fine Lines’ is a dark comedy which explores the taboo topic that is drug use and abuse within our society. As in a world where drugs are becoming even more increasingly available, through a click of a button due to the rise of the internet, it is a topic that needs to be explored.
Life isn’t as black and white as it was made out to us when we were children, and it’s the grey areas that are often left disregarded by society- being deemed too complex. For the most part, drugs are something that will barely touch most people during their lifetime. But to those it does; it’s a life changing experience.

Wed 05 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
Anagram

Author: Jess Jones and Liam Holmes
Director: Liam Holmes and Jess Jones
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

How does a patient, confined in a hospital for the criminally insane, escape her locked cell whilst being under constant surveillance?  With no feasible explanation for her disappearance, it is as though the patient has evaporated into thin air.  Nobody has seen her.  Nobody has any inclination how she escaped. The Island has a psychopathic murderer on the loose.  Anagram is a psychological thriller surrounding the investigation for patient 247.  Having left subtle clues to her whereabouts, investigators are forced to play her game and question the boundaries of reality… Perspective is everything. 

Thu 06 Jun

Start time: 12:30
 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 13:20

T3 Festival
Going Manual

Author: Sky Cottis
Director: Sky Cottis
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

When you play mario kart, do you choose automatic or manual? When my pancreas choose to go manual I had to go with it. Wasn't really my choice but hey, I've figured out quite a lot about my life through this simple decision. Come join me in an odd journey through going manual. 

Thu 06 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:50

T3 Festival
Heterotopia's Heart

Author: Jessica Thompson
Director: N/A
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Midsummer is approaching; in the forests of Athens, either the prince or princess must succeed to the crown.

Oberon and his sister, Robin Goodfellow are trapped in a marriage race, headlocked in their own political disputes, and negotiating a sibling rivalry where in which an ethereal kingdom is involved.

This is the fable of what happened before Shakespeare’s Dream.

Thu 06 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:55

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:55

T3 Festival
Fool's Paradise

Author: Sofia Giles
Co-Directors: Mimi Templar-Gay,James Steel
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Fool’s Paradise: (noun) a state of deceptive or illusory happiness that is ephemeral.

Adam and Nina meet each other on flight BA697 to Berlin. They chat about their lives both as writers, argue about the politics of a Chinese take-away, joke about the Daily Mail, and very quickly become the centre of each other’s lives. Fascinated by the stories and the adventures Nina has had, Adam is infatuated by her and her carefree life that he craves to have himself whilst struggling to accept his crippling depression. A story dealing with love, loss and mental health, ‘Fool’s Paradise’ is a new play about an unexpected relationship can only seemingly fix everything. 

Fri 07 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:30

T3 Festival
One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

Author: Charlie Wrigg
Director: Charlie Wrigg and Seb Emmerson
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

At the whim of their late, Great Aunt’s will, estranged siblings Ernest and Virginia are forced into each other’s companies after years apart. There are monsters in the house and ghosts continue to haunt them as time wears on. Someone’s playing a game, and only the winner will be the inheritor.

Fri 07 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:55

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:25

T3 Festival
The Impersistence of Memory

Author: Eva Sinclair
Director: Eva Sinclair
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Finn or ‘sad man drawing in gallery’ loves art and returns to the gallery each night. Ren can’t draw, hates art, but keeps coming back.
Finn loves Danté Rosetti’s Beata Beatrix, Ren can’t stand it, but can’t stop looking.
Finn: It’s about what her image represents. Rosetti painted from the memory of his dead wife, he shows her spiritually transforming. His recollection was so clear that he resurrects her, immortalising her in a painting
Finn sees the gallery anew each time he returns, unable to remember art or people. Ren can’t forget Finn, the man wearing the hideous duffle coat, a British Heart Foundation Best-seller.
Finn creates his brain in his front room and the things that make it up: Ren.
Ren thinks her elbow looks like a lemon, You know an upside down one
Finn says that he doesn’t focus on a female’s outward appearance, except he can’t stop drawing Ren
Ren thinks she could be Banksy. Finn disagrees
Ren hates flowers
Ren: I paint them because they are cheaper than models and they don’t move. That was George O’Keefe who said that. 
Finn wants to hate Ren
Finn: Your name suits you, you’re like the bird
Ren: What because they fly away?
Finn: No, they shit on you when you least expect
The Impersistence of Memory is a play about two people who meet in a gallery with very different reasons for being there. It is about a blurring between art and life, what is considered art and the fragility of art on paper. It explores neuro-visual imaging conditions including Aphantasia, lacking a visual imagination and prosopagnosia, face blindness and the lengths you will go to, to hold on to your values, the person that you love and the memory of them. 

Sat 08 Jun

Start times are 14:30 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:10

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:40

T3 Festival
Refill The Kettle!

Author: Kathryn Thickett and Rhiannon Adams
Director: Kathryn Thickett and Rhiannon Adams
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

It's a year on and the Weston family has disbanded. Peter's got himself a lass, Rebecca and Thomas are getting a divorce… God knows where Mrs Averly is! Left alone to rethink her life choices, Mrs Weston has decided to take a voyage into the unknown and reclaim her youth at University!

In a world where tea is more important than reality television, oxygen and water; how will our favourite tea fanatic get on in a house where there are no rules when it comes to making the perfect brew?

Join us on our second jaunt around this old surreal comedy landscape as a 70 year-old woman played by a 20 year old man rocks your world!

Bring the biscuits of your choice and settle in to Refill the Kettle!

Sat 08 Jun

Start times are 15:30 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
Zest: Two One Act Plays

Author: Louis Robinson
Director: Cath Williams
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

2 shows for the price of 1!
Citrus Theatre presents 'Sticks & Stones' and 'Flares'

Sticks & Stones:
Seb and Tom barely know each other. But thrown together for a mutual friend’s funeral they find the time to help each other through. Drama unfolds as the pair find out more and more about each other and the late Freddie.

Flares:
Riley talks to herself. Taylor hasn’t talked to anyone in months. When Armageddon throws these two twenty-something’s together, what’s the worst that could happen?

Sat 08 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:45 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:35

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:20

T3 Festival
WASH

Author: Stuart Duncan for Rusty Key Theatre
Director: Stuart Duncan
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

In a repressed, authoritarian society, WASH follows the story of a startup laundrette in high demand. Over the course of a single spin-cycle, the laundrette, known only to its users as WASH, sees a bizzarre series of events unfold within its walls. A death? A murder investigation? A romantic dinner? Even a journey to another dimension? Who knows who used that machine before you...

Mon 10 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
WE WERE LIARS

Author: Thomas Why
Director: Thomas Why & Phoebe Carlisle
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

“We are liars.
We are beautiful and privileged.
We are cracked and broken.”

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate political boy.
A group of four friends – the Liars – whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
A tale of love and romance.
A tale of tragedy.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

Which are lies? Which is truth?
You decide.

Tue 11 Jun

Start times are 14:00 and 16:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 14:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:50

T3 Festival
Happy Anniversary

Author: Gianni Grioli
Director: Gianni Grioli
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Timothy a middle-aged man who lives alone. But thing change when he is met one dark and stormy night by a mysterious woman at his door. She is a messenger who has a message to deliver but refuses to give it to him. Who is this elusive woman? What does she want with Timothy? A dark comedy that asks the question "what is the right thing to do?"

Tue 11 Jun

Start times are 15:00 and 17:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:50

T3 Festival
The Gift of Nothing

Author: Guy Devine
Presented by: Anspire Entertainment Productions
Co-Directors: Guy Devine, Corey Evans, Sam Goldsmith
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

A symbolist inspired piece. 

Where Love is silent and the key to the bond is adoration of personality. 

Unhealed and unbreakable. 

Tue 11 Jun

Start time: 18:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:30

T3 Festival
The Innocence Of An Incompetent Lady

Author: Rachael Crozier
Co-Directors: Rachael Crozier, looking for a co-director
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Before you watch this,

Know that all of us come far from perfect. Know that this is not a real reflection of the person I want to be. More of a realisation of the person I am and the person I no longer wish to be. I have spent far too much time spent trying to understand all my wrong doings, when in matter of fact, there was a greater good that came from it all. Not that you will ever truly understand. But the life I have led has made me realise I am capable of far more than any one person has given me credit for. The only way I can really overcome this, is by understanding where it all seemed to go so wrong. Please don’t think I am targeting you. This is not about you. But know something: that none of us are as innocent as we seem, nor as incompetent as we look.

Kind regards,

The Incompetent Lady.

Thu 13 Jun

Start time: 13:30
 

Tickets for students/staff: 20
Tickets for public: 9
Admission Free
End Time: 16:30

Research Seminar: Rurality, Participation & Cultural Vitality - from Dartmoor to Appalachia

Location: TS4 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Between 2012 and 2018 Professor Jane Milling and Dr Kerrie Schaefer were Co-Investigators on the AHRC large grant, Understanding Everyday Participation (UEP), which took a radical approach to researching participation in order to challenge the deficit model of participation within UK cultural policy and to articulate the cultural value of quotidian participation practices. On Thursday June 14th we invite you to the launch of the final report and film from the Dartmoor ecosystem of the UEP project in the Department of Drama at the University of Exeter. 

In the early 2010s, Stark, Gordon and Powell produced consecutive reports highlighting extreme inequality in the provision of cultural funding across the UK with a disproportionately large amount invested in the city of London relative to the rest of the nation. After Stark et al., Dorling and Hennig (2016) suggest that outside of the “cultural capital” of the UK, a process of “cultural desertification” is in operation (p. 35). Given that the South West region fares “especially badly when it comes to distribution of ACE funding” (Dorling and Hennig 2016, p. 36), it would appear that cultural desertification here is an acute risk.

UEP research reveals, however, that far from becoming a cultural desert, some areas of the South West, including those relatively remote from urban cultural hubs, are alive with activity, and that much of this participation is seen to have significant cultural value, although it is not government funded (state legitimated) arts/cultural activity that produces such value (see Schaefer, Edwards and Milling 2017). It is in this context that we wish to explore the notion of ‘cultural vitality’ (Hawkes 2001) and to question how ‘cultural vitality’ might be folded into modes of cultural production across the South West and serve as a foundational pillar of sustainable regional development.

Our key interlocuter in this enterprise will be Executive Director of Appalshop, Alexander Gibson. Established in the Appalachian mountains and (former) coal fields of the USA in 1969, Appalashop produces multi-media arts in line with its organisational mission to:

document, disseminate, and revitalize the lasting traditions and contemporary creativity of Appalachia; tell stories the commercial cultural industries don’t tell, challenging stereotypes with Appalachian voices and visions; support communities’ efforts to achieve justice and equity and solve their own problems in their own ways; and celebrate cultural diversity as a positive social value (https://www.appalshop.org/about-us/our-mission/)

Alexander will be joined in dialogue by Professor Eugene van Erven, Utrecht University/ ICAF, Neil Beddow/acta, and invited guests representing performance, local council and community development interests on, or close to, Dartmoor.

References

  • Dorling, D., & Hennig, B. (2016). London and the English desert – the geography of cultural capital in the UK. Cultural Trends, 25(1), 35–46.
  • Hawkes, J.  (2001). The fourth pillar of sustainability. Melbourne: Common Ground.
  • Schaefer, Kerrie, Delyth Edwards & Jane Milling (2017) Performing Moretonhampstead: rurality, participation and cultural value, Cultural Trends, 26:1, 47-57.
  • Stark, P., Gordon, C., & Powell, D. (2013). Rebalancing our cultural capital: A      contribution to the debate on national policy for the arts and culture in England. http://www. gpsculture.org.uk/downloads/rocc/Rebalancing_FINAL_10mb.pdf
  • Stark, P., Gordon, C., & Powell, D. (2014). Place report.     http://www.gpsculture.co.uk/place.php