What's on

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

Scroll down the list below to find the event you'd like to make a reservation for.

Wed 01 Oct

Start time: 13:30

Admission Free
End Time: 16:30

The Professional Playwright / Dramaturge

Presented by: Kaite O'Reilly
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

This exciting workshop is a mixture of practice, discussion and advice from a working professional. This is the perfect opportunity for aspiring Playwrights to find out more: What makes a 'successful' play? So you have a script - where do you send it? What happens next?

Kaite O’Reilly has worked internationally as a dramaturge and playwright since her debut play was selected for The Royal Court Young Writers Festival when she was still a University student. Other awards include The Peggy Ramsay Award (YARD at The Bush Theatre, London) and M.E.N. Best Play of the Year (Perfect at Contact Theatre, Manchester).

For current students only

To book and for full details:

1) Log onto My Career Zone:  https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/students/login?ReturnUrl=%2f

2) Click on this direct link: https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/students/events/detail/304644/professional-playwright-dramat

Thu 02 Oct

Start time: 19:30

Tickets: £7 each
End Time: 21:30

RAW Platform

Location: Exeter Northcott Theatre

Two exciting and challenging pieces by Exeter Drama alumni to start off the RAW Platform festival (running 2 - 4 October, all at the Exeter Northcott)

Opening the festival is Simon Dean’s solo show She Ain’t Heavy, She’s my Mother, an autobiographical work about growing up with a mother who suffers from anorexia. This is followed by A Fool’s Proof by BikeShed Theatre associates Scratchworks, which takes inspiration from the true story of Jessica McClure – an 18 month old who was trapped in a well for 56 hours – to explore how missing child news stories are framed and manipulated for media consumption.

Book online or at the Exeter Northcott

Wed 15 Oct

Start time: 16:30


Tickets for students/staff: 50
Tickets for public: 0
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 18:30

Research Seminar: Elizabeth Tomlin

Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Wed 05 Nov

Start time: 16:30


Tickets for students/staff: 50
Tickets for public: 0
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 18:30

Research Seminar: Lucy Burke

Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Wed 10 Dec

Start time: 16:30


Tickets for students/staff: 50
Tickets for public: 0
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 18:30

Research Seminar: Graham Ley

Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)