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Three New Productions Made in Devon
Posted on: December 1st 2020
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Three New Productions Made in Devon

Plus a long line-up of events for 2021

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced that three new productions will be made and
presented in Devon in 2021.

The first to open in March is The Honey Man, an absorbing tale about an unlikely
relationship between an ageing West Indian recluse and a fiery sixteen year old heir to a
country manor house. Written by Tyrone Huggins, it will be directed by Devon-based Director
Alix Harris.

Antigone, Brecht’s version of Sophocles’ gripping political thriller, hits the stage in May. A
collaboration between the Northcott’s professional team and an ensemble of Exeter
University students, it pits a teenage girl against the power of the state, in a topical story of
‘strong man’ leaders and citizen power.

An adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Friend or Foe will be directed by the Northcott’s
Artistic Director, Daniel Buckroyd in June. Following two boys as they’re evacuated from
London to Devon during the second world war, this adventurous tale for all the family will
feature a mixed professional/community cast drawn from across the County, with information about how to get involved to be published soon.

All three shows are planned with social-distancing measures in place so that audiences can
book with confidence. Earlier this year, the theatre hosted a sold-out socially-distanced gig
and was praised for the COVID-safe measures it put in place. This Christmas, it will present
an hilarious take on Treasure Island by local company Le Navet Bete.

Daniel Buckroyd said:

‘It feels more important than ever that we platform the work of home-grown talent and
partner with communities and locally-based creatives to present shows made right here in
Devon. These Exeter Northcott productions will sit alongside a programme of work emerging
from projects with local artists, communities and young people so the year ahead will see a
broad range of our region’s creative voices coming through.’

Audiences can also look forward to a wide range of music, talks, comedy and entertainment
in the new year: Families can book now for Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain and The
Gruffalo’s Child; Strictly Come Dancing fans can get close to the show’s stars Kevin and
Joanne Clifton and Giovanni Pernice; animal-lovers can find out more about Gordon
Buchanan’s adventures; and those in need of a good chortle can take their pick from a long
line up of comedians including Geoff Norcott, Alistair McGowan, Rachel Parris, Jimmy
Carr, Sarah Millican and Katherine Ryan plus many more. For full listings, visit
www.exeternorthcott.co.uk.

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