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.

Fri 06 May

Start time: 15:00

Admission Free
End Time: 17:00

Alumni Talk - Felix Barrett, Punchdrunk

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

This is an exciting opportunity to hear from Exeter alumnus Felix Barrett - Founder and Artistic Director of Punchdrunk (the internationally acclaimed immersive theatre company). This is the Creative Futures Society's final event of the year - offering a talk and Q & A. The event is open to all students. 

One of the University's most successful alumni, we are dellighted to welcome to Campus Felix Barrett, Founder and Artistic Director of Punchdrunk. Felix has conceived, designed, and directed all of Punchdrunk’s productions since founding the company in 2000. 

He is a Critics’ Circle Drama Award winner (Best Design, Faust, 2006) and one of the first recipients of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award (2008-2011), which supports exceptional arts practitioners in the development of their vision. His work with Punchdrunk includes: The Firebird Ball; Faust; The Masque Of The Red Death; It Felt Like A Kiss (a collaboration between Punchdrunk, documentary film-maker Adam Curtis, and musician Damon Albarn for Manchester International Festival); Sleep No More (a collaboration with American Repertory Theatre); The Duchess Of Malfi (with English National Opera); The Crash Of The Elysium (for Manchester International Festival); The Borough (a co-production with Aldeburgh Music). 

Felix also designed and directed the company's award-winning New York debut production of Sleep No More, which has been playing to sell out audiences since 2011. Felix directed and designed The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, Punchdrunk’s most ambitious project to date.

Booking via MyCareerZone is essential:
https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/students/events/detail/411763/talk-with-felix-barrett-founde

Fri 06 May

Start time: 19:00


Tickets for students/staff: 18
Tickets for public: 20
Admission Free
End Time: 21:00

T3 Festival
Scratchwork Solo Festival

Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

An evening of mostly autobiographical solo pieces, developed from this year Person, Place, Belief, Identity and Performance module. From the struggles of dating and love to the strength of family and finding where you belong, each piece expresses personal and often comical experiences and sometimes more sentimental stories of growing up, working yourself out and ultimately finding what you want to say to an audience. Join us for an evening of comedy, storytelling and maybe even a bit of audience interaction if you’re lucky and come and hear our stories!

What's Your Light? - A glimpse into the life of a New Mexican boy's rather turbulent teenage years. A single force kept his head above the water. What can you rely on when times are tough? Performer: Nick Pippin

Itching to be me - Using a combination of poetry, physical comedy, prose (and biscuits) this piece explores the relationship between home and the self. Performer: Charice Bhardwaj

The Tree On the Hill - from the top of a hill you can see and hear everything, but who is there to listen to you? A solitary story of loneliness, hope and finally - joy. Performer: Rosie Peters

Love Love - a snippet of love, expressed through prose, accompanied by a sofa, some cushions and a lot of embarrassment. Performer: Tom Moodey

I Don’t Want to Die Alone – Dating Makes Us Want to Die but We Do it Anyway – An honest expression of a very single, very awkward girl in a very scary dating world, looking at the unrealistic expectations we have and the ridiculous advice available. Discover the reasons to hate dating and how to ‘do it anyway’. Hopefully you’ll laugh with me rather than at me… Performer: Abi Clarke

A Dream of Wildflower -  The story of a mad and magical house set on the banks of the River Thames: an elegy of love, loss and memory and a relationship with the eccentric, charming and wonderful woman who shaped my life. Performer: Antonia Whillans

Makes Sense – A satirical look at everyday life. Coping mechanisms when things start feeling crazy, and you feel like you are trapped on the outside. Performer: Laura Hunt

Oh tits! - A (slightly too) honest discussion about what boobs, melons and jugs mean to me. Discussing my relationship with cancer, my mum and teaspoons. Performer: Sophie Harrison

Mon 09 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:15

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 15
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:15

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 15
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:30

T3 Festival
Iphigenia in Splott

Author: Gary Owen
Director: Nicole Moran
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Effie’s life consists of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day .Then one night she has the chance to be something greater.
Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Effie drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. She will break your heart.

Tue 10 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 10
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 10
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:40

T3 Festival
The Quantum Button

Author: Matthew Barlow
Co-Directors: Matthew Barlow,Osian Dixon
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

The Quantum Button is a short play revolving around two characters waiting for a third party member at a restaurant. During this time one of the characters reveals the “Quantum Button” and both characters begin to investigate the item. To both their surprise it in fact stops and rewinds time. What the hell would you do!?

Wed 11 May

Start times are 17:00 and 18:30

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

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

T3 Festival
Traffic Jammed

Co-Directors: Beth King,George Simpson
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Join awkward colleagues, Darren and Sam in this ‘Sit-com’ style piece. On their journey to work they share embarrassing stories and an unlikely friendship forms.

Thu 12 May

Start times are 16:00 and 17:30

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: 18:10

T3 Festival
The Breakfast of Champions

Author: Ruth Pearson & Lucy McGrath
Director: Ruth Pearson & Lucy McGrath
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

What makes a woman? You’re about to find out! This gifted bunch of young entrepreneurs are finally creating what we’ve all been waiting for – the perfect woman! Jordan’s tits + Angelina’s lips + Shakira’s hips. Custom orders soon to open.

Thu 12 May

Start times are 16:30 and 19:00

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

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

T3 Festival
A Midsummer Nights Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Darcy Keeble Watson
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Leave behind your earthly cares and come let Shakespeare’s weird and wonderful spirits lift you into a beautiful dream. See how the famous lovers blinded by cupid’s power strive to quench their passion in an enchanting timeless, parallel Athens and share in a giggle with the sprites as they cause mischief and trouble in the hauntingly mystical woodlands!

Fri 13 May

Start times are 16:00 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: 18:30

T3 Festival
Body Languages

Author: Jae Won Sim
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

This piece is about how body language portraits stereotypes. For example, women are supposed to walk, use hand gestures, sit on chair in certain ways to be looked pretty, sexy and etc. On the other hand, men should move manly to be looked as a man. That is to say, as growing old and fitting into the society, human’s organic body become identical so society orders people to behave in certain way. Therefore, to explain actors’ role, one couple of woman and man will mould another couple. However, the couple is confused about whether they should follow society’s body rules or follow as body moves organically.

Fri 13 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

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

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

T3 Festival
Cock

Author: Mike Bartlett
Director: Sasha Allimadi
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

John has met a woman and has taken quite a liking to her, which would be completely normal if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s gay. He’s in a long term relationship with his boyfriend, and he’s never felt like this about a woman before…so, what should he do? Should he pursue this new experience? Should he stay with what he’s always known? & what does this mean for his sexuality?

Cock by Mike Bartlett is an exploration of bisexuality in a society where bi erasure, and the pressure to choose a side weighs heavy on young bisexuals. It’s a classic love triangle, but the outcome is not at all obvious. Come along to the show to find out what decision he makes!

Sat 14 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:05

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:05

T3 Festival
Colder Than Here

Author: Laura Wade
Co-Directors: Liv Smith,Rachael Leeson
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Nobody can ignore the fact that Myra is dying, but in the meantime life goes on. There are boilers to be fixed, cats to be fed and the perfect funeral to be planned. As a mother researches burial spots and biodegradable coffins, her family are finally forced to communicate with her, and each other, as they face up to an unpredictable future. A dark comedy about the ins and outs of domestic bliss, and the life ever after.

Mon 16 May

Start times are 16:00 and 17:30

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: 18:20

T3 Festival
A Weekend with the Archers

Author: Isabelle Posner
Co-Directors: Isabelle Posner,Carly Hughes
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Have you ever had your home invaded by criminals? What do they want? Were they looking for something in particular? A Weekend With the Archers follows a families journey as they struggle to survive when they return home to find there house has been taken over by a pair of psychopathic criminals. What will happen? Will any survive the weekend? Will any escape from being prisoners in their own home?

Mon 16 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:30

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

Tickets for students/staff: 20
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:15

T3 Festival
Jack Cray: The Fittest Guy on the Street

Director: Jack Cray
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Hello! Come on in, let’s have a cuppa. Honesty like you’ve never seen it before. My name’s Jack. This is me. Just me. Come and hear my story. I have a secret, something personal to me.

I started by coming up with funny names for myself”

“I’ve always hated desiccated coconut... It’s not that flavour, it’s the texture”

And now I’m ready to share. 

Mon 16 May

Start times are 17:00 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: 21:00

T3 Festival
Romeo and Juliet

Director: Laura Humphries
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

The chance meeting of Lady Juliet and Lady Romeo sparks a controversy that will be spoken about in years to come. What will the meeting of these alluring ladies have in store for fair Verona?

Tue 17 May

Start times are 17:00 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
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
Tent

Author: Jenna Kamal
Director: Caroline Lang
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A one woman show where I talk about my feelings, whilst in a tent. Doesn’t that sound thrilling. 

Tue 17 May

Start times are 18:00 and 19:30

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

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

T3 Festival
Odd Pear 2: this time it's pear-sonal

Presented by: Lucas Bailey & Nick Cope
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Last year’s best T3 show that no one saw – Odd Pear is back with more original comedy songs. Please come and prepare to be entertained. 

Wed 18 May

Start time: 16:30


Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 10
Admission Free
End Time: 18:30

Research Seminar - Konstantinos Thomadis

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

Intercultural Voice training

Wed 18 May

Start times are 17:00 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: 21:00

T3 Festival
Inmates: A New Musical

Co-Directors: Daniela Parkes,Harriet Doyle
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

"Underneath the city lights, there is a world few know about…"

A new musical comedy, which explores the acceptance of a new convict into the hierarchical life of a female prison. It will feature numerous Broadway show-stopping tunes including; ‘Whipped Into Shape’, ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Express’. 

Wed 18 May

Start times are 18:00 and 19:15

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

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

T3 Festival
The Second Coming

Author: Jess Trafford
Director: Jess Trafford
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A group of students find a baby abandoned in the park on Christmas eve.

Thu 19 May

Start times are 16:30 and 18:30

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

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

T3 Festival
Momentum

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

Momentum is a new devised piece, which will use a combination of contemporary dance, and physical theatre, to question the forces which move us throughout life. Momentum will investigate how we physically and emotionally respond to such forces though movement, questioning, what moves you?

Thu 19 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:00

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

T3 Festival
Road Safety: The Musical

Author: Lydia Breckon,Matt Scudder
Presented by: The Playful Intentions Theatre Company
Director: Lydia Breckon and Matt Scudder
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

It’s opening night for the worst musical ever. The cast hate it, the director love and the critics are ready to love to hate it. In the green room of big characters there are no small parts.

Fri 20 May

Start times are 16:00 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: 18:30

T3 Festival
Tor Bay

Co-Directors: Amber Carnell,Frances Thorley
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Join us on our exploration of the stories and sights of Tor Bay. A multimedia piece of devised theatre inspired by the South West seaside.  

Fri 20 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:00

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

T3 Festival
Project Cabaret

Co-Directors: Kate Abel,Charice Bhardwaj
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

In this truthful and sometimes tragic musical comedy we invite you go back to the your childhood, and look to your future. What happens between childhood and retirement that makes us so boring? A queer and quirky cabaret exploring two fascinating groups of people; children and the elderly. 

Sat 21 May

Start times are 17:30 and 19:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:45

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:45

T3 Festival
The House of Edgar

Author: Tom Arnold,Beth Cowley
Director: Beth Cowley
Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Edgar Allan Poe is dead. His reputation ruined and his estate crumbing. His work is all that remains. Tales of demons, mysteries, death and of love. As Rufus Griswold prepares to take control of Poe’s estate echoes of the past begin to emerge. Inside these walls are the stories simply marks upon a page, or something else entirely? 

Sat 21 May

Start time: 18:30


Tickets for students/staff: 18
Tickets for public: 13
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:30

T3 Festival
Baking Bad

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

Imagine a world without cake.

As the world’s obesity crisis reaches breaking point, the Government have no choice – all cake and baked goods are banned. Illegal. A no-go.

Yet, as with all illegal substances, things are still baking underground. Jack and Rocky want a bit of this action. But, when Jack and Rocky get involved, people are not happy; it all gets a bit messy.

A physical theatre piece armed with wit, food and immersion, find out what happens when it really gets too hot in the kitchen.

Mon 23 May

Start times are 18:00 and 19:30

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

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

T3 Festival
As Yet Untitled

Author: Alice McGregor
Co-Directors: Sophie Killip,Alice McGregor
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Five friends, stuck in a house, a love triangle and alcohol. What's the worst that could happen?

Tue 24 May

Start times are 15:30 and 17:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:25

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:25

T3 Festival
This Is My Story

Author: Beth Atkinson
Director: Beth Atkinson
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

A Freshman. A Jock. A Geek. A Teacher. A Gunman. Stuck in one classroom with the threat of the police outside and the impatience of the gunman trying to make a point, the clock is ticking and the time is running out for them to survive.

Cast:

Ed Dunne - Brody Yates
Sky Cottis - Ava Farrell
Mima Chesterfield - Jenna Clark
Olivia Swarbrick - Harper Simmons
Sam Foster - Noah Rockwell
Osh Dixon - Sebastian North

Tue 24 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

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

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

T3 Festival
Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Director: Annabelle Hookway-Jones
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

17 years old. Convicted of strangling his ex girlfriend and now serving life in prison.

The case of Adnan Syed confronts us with questions such as, how can you really trust someone? When do you really know if someone is telling the truth? This visceral and exciting piece of physical theatre, will unfold the real life events leading to Adnan’s arrest, all of which relied on one witness testimony - his class mate.

Tue 24 May

Start times are 18:00 and 19:30

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

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:10

T3 Festival
Rejected T3 Shows: The T3 Show

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

The drama department prides itself on the number of T3 proposals it accepts for the T3 festival each year. However, inevitably some proposals don’t make the cut. This is a celebration of those shows: the ones that almost were.

Wed 25 May

Start time: 14:00


Tickets for students/staff: 21
Tickets for public: 0
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 17:00

Careers Workshop: Running a Theatre Company

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

Rebecca Loukes and theatre producers Turtle Key Arts (www.turtlekeyarts.com) will be giving a presentation/discussion about how to set up and maintain a theatre company in its first few years.
Rebecca co-founded RedCape theatre (www.redcapetheatre.co.uk) in 2007 and their first show The Idiot Colony won several awards at the Edinburgh Fringe the following year. They began working with Turtle Key in 2008 and are now touring their third show.
Rebecca will share her experience with RedCape and together with Turtle Key will talk around issues such as:

  • Starting Up
  • Working with venues
  • Applying for funding
  • Edinburgh and other festivals
  • What to do when things go well (and not so well!)
  • Developing your company 'brand' and resources
  • Working as a producer

If you come with specific questions, Rebecca and Turtle Key will also provide some mentoring and advice during the session tailored to your specific needs.

Wed 25 May

Start times are 17:00 and 18:15

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

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

T3 Festival
Rock, Paper, Scissors

Author: Emma Baskeyfield
Director: Emma Baskeyfield
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

This is my first attempt to write, direct, and perform my own material. If you know me, you’ll know theatre is my life, so cheesy I know, but it only makes sense that I can turn my life into theatre.

Wed 25 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:00

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

T3 Festival
Life's Evil

Author: Ben Parsons
Co-Directors: Ben Parsons,Jodie Gough
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Every family has its cracks but some more so than others. Set with the backdrop of a small american town, this psychological thriller tracks the relationship between a son and mother and whether that relationship can ever be betrayed. Does your childhood shape who you are? And ultimately, lead you to events that will change your life forever? 

Wed 25 May

Start times are 17:30 and 19:15

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

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

T3 Festival
What Do You Dream Of Then?

Director: Rosie Thomas
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. But what do you do when your dreams come true? What do you dream of then? A physical, verbatim exploration.

Thu 26 May

Start times are 15:00 and 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:40

T3 Festival
Daughters of War

Co-Directors: Anna Lovering,Nika Cimpersek Bukinac
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Her-story of the Great War.
Looking at the stories of the women involved in WW1, building on a collection of accounts, letters, poems. Trying to present another side of the war, one that is relatively unknown.

Thu 26 May

Start times are 15:30 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: 19:10

T3 Festival
Ian

Author: Tobias Grace
Co-Directors: Tobias Grace,Mike Davies
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Ian seems like a normal guy, he works in an office, enjoys evenings in with his girlfriend, and plays cricket on the weekend. He also kills people. But only every other Tuesday. 

Thu 26 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
Gasping

Author: Ben Elton
Director: Magda Salvesen
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Lockheart Industries are looking for a sales boost, something to earn them the big bucks. Enter Phillip, resident genius and the brain behind the “Perrier for your lungs” designer air, in the form of the Suck-and-Blow machine. However, as the industry expands, access to oxygen becomes privatised, and either you pay, or you lose your right to live. 

Fri 27 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
She Speaks

Author: Amy Blakelock
Co-Directors: Amy Blakelock,Isabelle Posner
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

'She Speaks' is a verbatim piece of theatre exploring the stories of girls in today's generation, concerning themes such as consent, sexuality, anxiety, and the moments in life that make us the people we become. It's aim is to open its audiences eyes to true stories that have happened to people not dissimilar from themselves, shedding light on issues otherwise swept under the carpet.

Fri 27 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

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

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

T3 Festival
The Master Builder

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Director: Holly Williams
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A man on the edge…
Of a tower…
Of an affair…
Of life. 

Come and see what is largely viewed as one of Ibsen’s greatest works, the psychological fairy tale ‘A Master Builder.’ As we ask just how far people are willing to go to fulfil, their often conflicting, dreams and ideals. 

Fri 27 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: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:50

T3 Festival
Good Girls Don't Cry: A Musiclette

Author: Lydia Breckon
Co-Directors: Lydia Breckon,Rosie Thomas
Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

A girl should be easy going.
A girl should be sweet.
A girl should be curious.

A girl should not be too curious.

Fri 27 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:00

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

T3 Festival
The Dumb Waiter

Author: Harold Pinter
Co-Directors: Eoin McAndrew,Gyan Hayre
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

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

Fri 27 May

Start time: 18:30


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

T3 Festival
Dusk: Back to Unreality

Co-Directors: Hannah Bevan,Maya de Freitas,Rosie Peters
Location: Reed Hall - Postcode: EX4 4QR Show on Map

An immersive, promenade piece exploring the ritual of storytelling in particular portrayals of magic and fantastical worlds.
Escapism or food for the imagination? Why do we love stories? what role does magic and the supernatural have in our understanding and shaping of the world?

Sat 28 May

Start times are 17:00 and 18:30

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

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

T3 Festival
Less

Author: Sophie Harrison
Director: Sophie Harrison
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Telling the true story of a man who is homeless, through puppetry, voiceover and shadow play.

Mon 30 May

Start times are 16:00 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: 18:30

T3 Festival
Follow for Follow

Author: Carrigan Rosamond, Jessica Bagdonas
Co-Directors: Carrigan Rosamond, Jessica Bagdonas
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Tamara, a young girl looking for love stumbles across Benji on Twitter. As they get to know each other through social media, tamara's friend Blair raises concerns regarding online relationships. When finally meeting in person, Tamara is in for a shock as what she sees is out of the ordinary.

Mon 30 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:30

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

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

T3 Festival
Breathing Corpses

Author: Laura Wade
Director: Joe Miller
Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Amy, a hotel chambermaid, has just found a dead body in the room she is cleaning - for the second time. Jim, the manager of a self-storage facility, has also discovered a dead body. Then there is Kate, a fiercely dedicated professional who comes across a dead body while walking her boyfriend's dog in the park. The theme of mortality casts a long shadow across this tense play as the storyline unfolds backwards and the audience need to piece together the clues.

Tue 31 May

Start times are 14:00 and 16:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:40

T3 Festival
The Sugar Syndrome

Author: Lucy Prebble
Director: Emma Stanley-Clegg
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Lucy Prebble’s The Sugar Syndrome is hard-hitting in content, covering issues of eating disorders, the dangers of online chatrooms and pedophilia.

Tue 31 May

Start times are 15:00 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: 19:30

T3 Festival
The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde
Director: Charles Smee
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A trivial comedy for serious people. The Importance of Being Earnest is a fantastically witty farce in which the protagonists use invented brothers to escape burdensome social obligations. They both become besotted with each other’s’ close female relations and attempt to use their invented brothers to woo these ladies. Of course, these invented personalities cannot be upheld for long and what ensues is an hilariously chaotic mess. Oscar Wilde’s last play cleverly satires Victorian institutions such as marriage and the class system – featuring superbly crafted dialogue, wildly caricatured characters and a tumultuous plot.

Tue 31 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
The Forecast: A New Musical

Author: Fergus Church, Reece Fitzgerald
Co-Directors: Reece Fitzgerald,Fergus Church
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A new musical about a family of psychics! When Claire Dee loses her job, she must find a new way to support her family. She contacts Jenny Becker, producer of the hit reality show Psychic Family, leading them on a dark path even they couldn’t predict. With an original score, and fabulous cast, it's a production you do not want to miss!

Wed 01 Jun

Start time: 09:30


Tickets for students/staff: 25
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 https://sarahpickthall.com

Wed 01 Jun

Start times are 14:00 and 17:00

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

Tickets for students/staff: 29
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 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:40

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 16:00 and 18:30

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

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

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: 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: 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 15:30 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:25

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:25

T3 Festival
Burke and Hare: The Musical

Author: Danny Baker, Harry Voge, Lucy Green
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Murder! Mystery! Romance! Adventure! All of these are sorely lacking from the lives of the writers of Burke and Hare: The Musical! so they decided to write a show about them instead. Based on the true story of the murderer spree carried out by Burke and Hare in 19th century Edinburgh this musical follows their young servant Robbie McWhiskeyKilt as he becomes increasingly aware of his masters’ dastardly deeds.

Thu 02 Jun

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: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:45

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 13:00 and 15:00

Tickets for students/staff: 15
Tickets for public: 15
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 13:45

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

T3 Festival
Tales from Old Ireland

Co-Directors: Niamh Percy, Josie Lovick
Location: Reed Hall - Postcode: EX4 4QR Show on Map

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.

Fri 03 Jun

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
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Co-Directors: Beth Watson,Dylan Frankland
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Do you like the Beatles? Do you like Beth? Do you like Dylan? Please support us. It will be fun. Promise.

Sat 04 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
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: 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
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 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
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

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: 17:15

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

T3 Festival
Together We Can Make It

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

What good is sitting all alone in your room? Come to the cabaret! Where we will entertain you, titillate you with controversial acts and performances. Come, let yourself be guided by our glorious host!