Freda Worrell reviews Northcott Theatre’s latest pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
Katie Worrell reviews ‘Black Men Walking”s ‘Poetry, Passion and Politics’ at Northcott Theatre.
Kneehigh’s Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs), five stars.
Before I watched A Midsummer Night’s Dream at its opening night at the Northcott Theatre, it crossed my mind that it was a very apt play to be viewing, given the recent bust of summery heat (before we inevitably plunge back into wintry gloom, I am sure). However, once I left the theatre, I realised […]
Exeter’s Northcott Theatre is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a charity gala on Sunday 12th November, featuring a range of performances from some stand-out names. Officially launching the celebrations, actors such as Ruby Bentall, Bertie Carvel, and Alex Kingston will take part in the gala in order to raise funds in to strengthen the theatre’s […]
The curtain, well it never rose on Northanger Abbey. The stage was already visible as you sat down, beautifully set with bluey-lilac screens and ornate chandeliers, it was a quintessentially Austen drawing room. As for the play itself, adapted by Tim Luscombe and directed by Karen Simpson, all the usual features of a Jane Austen […]
“Who’s a virgin here?” Frank N. Furter asked us. I grinned at my housemate, who already looked terrified. Even more so when our host gleefully announced: “We’re going to pop some cherries tonight!” Don’t worry: things weren’t about to get X-rated. Well, probably not. See, at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, anyone who’s not seen […]
A one-woman-play about human trafficking, lasting 75 minutes without interval, sounds intense, intimidating and even discouraging. But if you want real proof regarding the power of theatre, This Is My Body is it. Josephine is from Romania, brought over to England to sell sex. Leaving behind a loving family and small daughter, she has been bought, […]
Paul Jepson moved to Exeter to be beside the seaside, and then he accidentally found himself running a theatre. Still termed the ‘newly appointed’ Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott, Jepson has now been in the role for over a year, and has managed to turn the theatre around from what was a cripplingly […]
T he year 2016 marks a new dawn for the Northcott Theatre. Firstly, there’s the new Executive Director, Paul Jepson, who has brought with him a scintillating vision for the future. Secondly, there’s a newly-renovated box office, which now gracefully adorns the front entrance. But as is so often the case in theatre, most of the […]