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 Jun

Start time: 09:30


Tickets for students/staff: 15
Tickets for public: 0
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 12:30

T3 Festival
Workshop - Funding for Freelance work and Theatre projects

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

Are you thinking about setting up a theatre/arts company or working as a freelance practitioner? If so, don’t miss this session with Sarah Pickthall. www.cuspinc.org  

A morning of creative coaching and advice to develop your work identity, consider your reach across social media and prepare yourself for gaining investment and funding for your work.

Sarah Pickthall is an artist, consultant, trainer, transitional coach and community producer with over 25 years experience in arts, education training and television. She has extensive knowledge of current funding bodies, and a track record of successful bids to a range of funding streams.

 http://www.sprungdigi.com

Wed 01 Jun

Start times are 14:00 and 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 16
Tickets for public: 17
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:15

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

T3 Festival
The Fox and the Hound

Co-Directors: Abi Clarke,Florrie Taylor
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Adapted from the novel by Daniel P. Mannix, Poorfool’s production treats us to a character-crammed adventure. Using elements of puppetry and physicality, the cast display creative and innovative story-telling -  accompanied by an original score of music.  This vibrant and colourful cast bring you a story of friendship and survival.

Wed 01 Jun

Start times are 15:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 21
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:40

Tickets for students/staff: 28
Tickets for public: 8
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:40

T3 Festival
Where There's a Will

Author: Natasha Adkins and Lara Lawman
Co-Directors: Natasha Adkins,Lara Lawman
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Where there’s a will, there’s usually a way, right? Belinda Witherspoon has lived a long and happy life. When she becomes hospitalised, being the cynic she is, believes that she may not have much time left! She calls on her relatives to discuss the clauses in her will. Will her family members set aside their differences and pull together? Possibly, but not without a spot of hospital chaos.

Wed 01 Jun

Start times are 15:30 and 19:30
Tickets: £3 each
University tickets SOLD OUT
No public tickets available
End Time: 17:15

Tickets: £3 each
University tickets SOLD OUT
No public tickets available
End Time: 21:15

T3 Festival
Posh

Author: Laura Wade
Director: Caroline Lang
Location: Harrys Restaurant - Postcode: EX4 6AP Show on Map

In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an elite student dining society, the boys are bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn't the last huzzah: they're planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club.

This performance takes place in Harry's Restaurant. Please join us for a drink before the show. Latecomers may not be admitted.
 

Wed 01 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 24
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:45

Tickets for students/staff: 26
Tickets for public: 19
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:15

T3 Festival
Language Barriers

Author: Gemma Hill
Co-Directors: Sorcha Wynne, Gemma Hill
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

In our world, the power of speech is very important, so what if it was taken away from you?

In a world where language has to be bought and the divide between the rich and the poor is greater than we have ever seen it. What will happen if one woman has the opportunity to speak out and will she be able to break the language barrier?

Thu 02 Jun

Start times are 15:00 and 18:00

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

Tickets for students/staff: 26
Tickets for public: 18
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:20

T3 Festival
Kiss Me Like You Mean It

Author: Chris Chibnall
Director: James Dillon
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A hot midsummer’s night in Manchester, 3am. A party is taking place in a shabby Victorian terrace house. In the back garden Tony and Ruth meet, thanks to a stolen can of beer. On the floor above, Don and Eddie are having a party of their own. As the night progresses, love is definitely in the air – but so is the smell of cheap lager, and even cheaper aftershave.

Thu 02 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 25
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:30

Tickets for students/staff: 22
Tickets for public: 10
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:00

T3 Festival
Cope

Author: Rosa Day-Jones, Simon Marshall
Co-Directors: Rosa Day-Jones,Simon Marshall
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

When we fell in love, my dear, we weren’t naïve but we had hope.
I never thought it would be easy, I just thought that we might cope.

A poetic, choreographic, musical verse-drama revolving around coping mechanisms in relationships.

Fri 03 Jun

Start times are 10:00 and 12:00

Tickets for students/staff: 10
Tickets for public: 15
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 10:45

Tickets for students/staff: 10
Tickets for public: 14
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 12:45

T3 Festival
Tales from Old Ireland

Co-Directors: Niamh Percy, Josie Lovick
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Ireland. A country full of rich folklore and mythology. A place that has never truly lost its connection to the realm of magic. Step into another world as you are led into a lush green land, full of surprises. Watch as stories from old Ireland come to life before your eyes and allow yourself to be immersed in the magical tales of the faeries.

Meet at Roborough Studios at 9.55am or 11.55am to walk to the venue. Dress appropriately for an outdoor performance. 

Sat 04 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 28
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:35

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:35

T3 Festival
Seth and I

Author: Luke Render
Co-Directors: Luke Render,George Fincher
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A small tale of a broken world filled with pain and misery, one man trying to survive with nothing but his mind…

Mon 06 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
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
The Day Terrors

Author: Harry Smithson
Director: Harry Smithson
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

To one suburban misanthrope’s dismay, some old friends and colleagues seek refuge at his house after fleeing a terrorist threat in the city. They watch the news for further updates, and as the crisis unfolds and becomes increasingly complex, the assembled begin to speculate about how each one of them might in some way be implicated.

Tue 07 Jun

Start times are 14:30 and 16:00

Tickets for students/staff: 28
Tickets for public: 16
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:15

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

T3 Festival
Clowning Around

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

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, 
not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, 
but because it has been playful, rebellious and immature. 
 
-Tom Robbins

A reflection on life here on Earth… England… Exeter…
A devised piece that holds up a hall of mirrors to existence: the all-girl clown troupe explores games, play and interaction with the audience.
Here is something for everyone. 

Tue 07 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 11
Tickets for public: 0
Tickets: £1 each
No public tickets available
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 10
Tickets for public: 0
Tickets: £1 each
No public tickets available
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
The Dumb Waiter

Author: Harold Pinter
Co-Directors: Eoin McAndrew,Gyan Hayre
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Two hitmen are waiting in a room. 
A new interpretation of Pinter's classic dark comedy

Tue 07 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 27
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 11
Tickets for public: 19
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
The Pillowman

Author: Martin McDonagh
Director: Will Jarvis
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

A writer names Katurian in an unknown totalitarian regime has been forced by the police into question with the threat of torture. However, Katurian’s stories match the one seen in the papers but the police control the papers.

The play follows the dark, torturous yet somehow viciously funny exploits of Katurian and his ‘slow’ brother Michal as they attempt to talk their way out of murder under the corruption of our two police officers

Tue 07 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 28
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
The Puny Little Life Show

Author: Roger McGough
Director: Vamika Sachar
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

The Puny Little Life Show was first performed in February 1969 and was the first attempt by the theatre company “The Scaffold” to produce a complete dramatic sketch. This one act play is a wonderful example of an absurdist slapstick comedy full of witty remarks about the society, sex and the taboos that exist.

Thu 09 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:30

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: 19:10

T3 Festival
Together We Can Make It

Author: Sky Cottis
Director: Sky Cottis
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Three students trying to change the world through theatre... However their techie seems to think otherwise. Where will it take you?

Wed 29 Jun

Start time: 09:00


End Time: 17:00

Drama Teachers Conference

Presented by: John Somers / DAISI
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Full details and booking information is on the DAISI website at http://www.daisi.org.uk/news/392-drama-teachers-conference.html