Programme 2018 (1)
Issued 29 Jan 2018
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Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pm
Symphony Orchestra perform ‘Notes of
Nostalgia’ at Exeter Cathedral
Britten - Four Sea Interludes, Dvořák - Cello
Concerto and R Strauss - Tod und Verklärung
Daniel Müller-Schott CELLO (you may
remember seeing/hearing him perform Elgar’s Cello
When a young Richard Strauss attended a performance of
Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, he was totally captivated
and a year later composed Death and Transfiguration, a
tone poem that pays homage to the opera. It describes
the last hours of an artist who has aimed to achieve
the highest ideals. Opening with a throbbing ostinato
which suggests the rhythm of the dying man’s
heartbeat, two important themes reappear throughout in
different guises, representing different stages of his
Written at the end of Dvořák’s three-year contract in
New York, the Cello Concerto reflects some of his
American experiences but is at the same time filled
with the spirit of his beloved Bohemia where he longed
to return. It contains some of his most memorable
melodies and one of the loveliest of horn solos, and
by placing the solo cello into a variety of constantly
changing instrumental combinations the result is most
delicate and translucent.
Britten’s Sea Interludes are not only a set of
brilliantly realised tone portraits of the sea and its
many faces, but a subtle psychological primer on the
deep questions posed in the opera itself.
Left Hand Nave seats £42
Club deadline Mar 23
Wed 2 May, 7.30pm
House' at the Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong
Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of ‘This
House’Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre
and in the West End this extraordinarily prescient play
takes on a new importance in the current political
climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution?
Can the country stay united? Roll back to 1974. The
corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of
infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties
battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it
takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds
on by a thread.
In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist
fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake
tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are
carried through the lobby to register their crucial
votes as the government hangs by a thread.
James Graham’s biting, energetic and
critically-acclaimed play strips politics down to the
practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll
up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to
manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within
the Mother of all Parliaments. Directed by Jeremy Herrin
(People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives
us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the
workings of British politics.
Stalls seats £36
Club deadline Feb 26
Thu 31 May, 2.30pm
Agatha Christie's 'Love from a
Stranger' at the Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth (TRP)
whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger
sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly
abandons her old life to settle in the remote and
blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her
newfound love is not all that he seems ..
Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this
edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK's
greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new
production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder)
designed by Mike Britton.
Club deadline Apr 27
Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pm
'Iolanthe' By W.S. Gilbert
& Arthur Sullivan at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter
wooed audiences with the Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S.
Pinafore and The Mikado, Sasha Regan returns with her
most critically acclaimed production to date, Iolanthe.
Universally regarded as Sir Arthur Sullivan's most
beautiful score, Iolanthe is a topsy-turvy love story
between the most unlikely of couples ... fairies and
members of the House of Lord's! Sasha Regan's inimitable
inventiveness combined with Gilbert and Sullivan's
inherent barminess make for an unmissable night out.
"This absurdly silly but sweetly touching version of
Iolanthe is a comic pleasure." The Guardian
"It looks superb, sounds divine and ends happily. Who
could ask for more?" The Evening Standard
Stalls seats £33
Club deadline Apr 27
Thu 21 Jun, 2.30pm
'Titanic-The Musical' at the Lyric, Theatre Royal,
the final hours of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on
her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York,
collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship'
slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters
of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in
the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and
stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and
aspirations of her assengers.
The original Broadway production of Titanic The
Musical won five Tony Awards including Best Musical,
Best Score and Best Book. This brilliant new
production direct from London won sweeping critical
acclaim across the board.
***** An evening both shattering and gorgeous - a
triumph. The day after seeing it, I went back again.
It's that good. The Times
Stalls or circle seats (specify which) £33
Club deadline Apr 5
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and travel services and shall not be held
responsible for any loss, damage, accident, death
or injury to any person or property by reason of
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supplier or any other person.
12 Jul, 2.30pm
Cameron Mackintosh's 'Miss Saigon'
at the Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
In the last
days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced
to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character
known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in
love with an American GI named Chris but they are
torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years Kim
goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way
back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son.
Mind-blowingly brilliant - Magic FM
The greatest musical of all time - Daily Mail
A timeless musical masterpiece - Classic FM
A real big beast of a blockbuster - Time Out
Thrilling, soaring & spectacular - The Times
Stalls or circle
Club deadline Feb 26
Tue 11 Sep, 7.30pm
Times' A Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre
Production at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter
and Nick Newman's The Wipers Times tells the true
and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper
created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. The
Wipers Times is coming to Exeter direct from e
record breaking West End season.
In a bombed out building during the First World War
in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers
by British soldiers), two officers discover a
printing press and create a newspaper for the
troops. Far from being a sombre journal about life
in the trenches, they produced a resolutely
cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper
designed to lift the spirits of the men on the front
Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the
disapproval of many of the top Brass, The Wipers
Times rolled off the press for two years and was an
extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human
spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity
Stalls seats £39
Club deadline Aug 2
All above prices
include seat ticket, coach travel and driver tip
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