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Wherever you are in Devon, you can let the world know all about your local am dram production, by using our very useful noticeboard.

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All the world's a stage...and no more so than for Devon's thriving am dram community.

Across Devon, groups are kept busy throughout the year, learning their lines and making sets and props, in order to keep their local community entertained.

If you are part of a dramatic society in Devon, you can use our special noticeboard to publicise your event.

Let us know the name of the production, dates, venue, booking office number and ticket prices.

Simply put the details in the messageboard below and we will publish your notices as soon as possible afterwards.

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Pinhoe Pantomime Society
We are now in rehearsal for our 30th anniversary production - Beauty and the Beast, by James Barry. The show is directed by Emma Pateman, assisted by Isobel Court and Martyn Goss. Our production dates are 13th-16th January and there is a matinee on the 16th. Tickets will be available from Monday 26th October from 01392 469179 or Booking forms are also available from

Tiverton Dramatic Society...
presents... 'Caught In The Net' (by Ray Cooney with permission of Samuel French Ltd).Weds 21st October to Saturday 24th October at the New Hall, Barrington Street Tiverton.Tickets available from Twyford Photography & Print, Bampton St, Tiverton. £6 Weds and £7 Thurs - Sat.www.tivertondramaticsociety.comThe sequel to Run For Your Wife finds our bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, still keeping both his families (one in Wimbledon and one in Streatham) happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children – one girl and one boy by each wife – have met on the internet and are determined to see each other in person, especially as it transpires that they have so much in common – same surname, taxi-driver dad of the same age, etc! When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart. His saviour could be Stanley, his lodger. Stanley is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father, who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The ever-spiralling situation gets increasingly out-of-hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth...

Pauline Smith
Concert by the Dae School of Dance "Curtain Up" in aid of the Plymouth G&S Fellowship. Saturday October 3rd 2pm and 7pm at the Edgcumbe Theatre, Devonport High School for Boys. Tickets £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)from 01752 319084 or on the door

Exmouth Players
Exmouth Players present 'Daisy pulls it off' by Denise Deegan, directed by Norman Warne at the Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth, 19-24 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets £7 at the kiosk, Magnolia Centre from 12 October, 10am-2pm, or call 07905 761485. See We now have our new foyer open & a lift to the auditorium.

Tiverton Amateur Operatic Society announce their production of Franz Lehar's spectacular operetta THE MERRY WIDOW at the New Hall, Tiverton Sept 21 - 26, 7.30.With its wonderful music and colourful scenes, a cast of 40+ and an 18piece orchestra, this promises to be a special event and may even surpass last year's show, HMS Pinafore for which TAOS has received 2 nominations. Tickets from Twyford Photography, Bampton Street, Tiverton at £9 (£7,50 over 16's and senior citizens). Special GALA NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY 23RD.

Ruth Robinson
TAODS Panto Robinson Crusoe in January 2010. Read- through at The Masonic Hall South St. Totnes on 9th Sept 7.00pm. Auditions at Totnes Civic Hall on Sunday 20th Sept from 12.00 for actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Ring 07003 400 456 for more information or visit the website

St David's Players, Exeter
Calling all Men! St David’s Players Needs You!St David’s Players needs men to be Royal Bodyguards in their production of The Rose of Persia. The role involves walking on stage, standing looking bodyguard-like as the action takes place around you, carrying one of the principals off stage on a litter, etc. No singing, dialogue or dancing.The show will be performed at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th October 2009. You don’t need to be available every evening, but the more the better.As well as the Barnfield performances, we are taking the show to the Sullivan Festival at Cirencester on Sunday 20th September. Travel and food is provided.If you are interested please phone 01392 465462 (please leave a message and your number if I’m out).

Newton Abbot District Musical Comedy Society
Cast and crew of Newton Abbot District Muscial Comedy Society are busy rehearsing for their Autumn production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The show centers around Millie Dillmount, played by Claire Shakesheave, a country girl who heads to the big city in search of adventure, with plenty of thrills and spills along the way, including a few surprises! There are a number of fantastic parts for cast members to perform but arguably none more challenging than the roles of Bun Foo and Ching Ho, two Far Eastern characters played by Darren Parr and Miles Opie who speak and sing in their native tongue! It promises to be a thoroughly wonderful evening of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.Thoroughly Modern Millie takes place at the Alexandra Theatre, Newton Abbot on Monday 5th –Saturday 10th October at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £7.50 child/OAP. So don’t delay, book your tickets today to see this musical spectacular. Box Office: 01626 203570.

Budleigh Salterton Players
"Murder, Mayhem and the NHS.Three one act plays. 7th - 12th September, 7.30pm.Tickets from Budleigh Salterton

The South Devon Players - Brixham
...present the pirate drama The Trial Of Anne Bonney and Mary Reed. The debut of this production will take place on August 27th 2009 at the Old Brixham Fishmarket (on Brixham seafront) . Re-enactments of the capture of Rackham and his crew will take place earlier in the day as well, but the full show, including a re-run of the re-enactments, commences from 6.30pm. The show is free to all, completely family friendly, and follows on from one of Brixhams weekly summer "Pirate Thursdays" run by the Brixham Buccaneers. The fishmarket is under cover and therefore the production will run regardless of the weather. The two ladies who are the subject of the production lived in the Eighteenth century and were members of the pirate crew of the famous Calico Jack Rackham. Anne, and Jack being in fact, lovers. Mary Reed, it is believed, originally hailed from Plymouth, in Devon, and she led a colourful career as a soldier in Flanders, before becoming a pirate. Anne Bonney was born in Ireland, before her family emigrated to the New World, and one version of the story has it that after she and Mary escaped hanging by pleading pregnancy, she returned to England, and opened a tavern, somewhere in the Southwest. The Players bring to life both the piracy by Jack Rackham and his crew, and thier capture, as well as the subsequent trial of Anne and Mary, in a lively, humourous family show packed with action, laughs and suprises, directed by group co-founder Laura Jury Tel 07855 090589 for more information

St David's Players, Exeter
A rare opportunity for theatre-going audiences in Exeter between 13-17 October when St David’s Players brings its production of The Rose of Persia to the Barnfield Theatre. Composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, this is an Arabian Nights comic and musical treat.Nightly at 7.30pmTickets £12 (children under 16 only £9)Box Office 01392 270891

Lyn Burgoyne
Exeter Little Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for Annie The Musical to be performed at Exeter's Barnfield Theatre Barnfield Road near Southernhay, from 1st to 10th October 2009. There will be two Saturday Matinees starting at 2pm on Saturday 3rd and Saturday 10th October. Tickets are available from the box office by calling 01392 270891. Buy your tickets now as Annie is a very popular show and they are selling quickly.

The Mitre Players at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawl
The Mitre Players brings seventies disco musical Boogie Nights to Dawlish from August 25-29. Featuring more than 30 funky hits from the decade that fashion forgot,Boogie Nights is a funny and heartwarming musical about a Jack-the-lad who dreams of pop stardom and lives for birds, booze and boogie. Curtain up at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Box office: 01626 863061 or 0845 2255799

Plymouth Gilbert and Sullivan Fellowship (Pauline
Concert by soloists from the Plymouth Gilbert and Sullivan Fellowship "An Afternoon with Gilbert and Sullivan" on Sunday October 11th 2.30pm at Mount Edgcumbe House, Cremyll PL10 1HZ. Tickets £7.00 (£5.00 Friends of Mount Edgcumbe) from 01752 822816

Chris Musgrave
Malborough Amateur Dramatic (MAD) Kids are presenting FAME! from 13-15th August in the Malborough Village Hall. Curtain up at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Malborough Post Office and the Kingsbridge Tourist Informationm Centre at £5 0R £6 for adults and £3 or £4 for children.

Eddie Simmins
Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic SocietyPirates of Penzance at the Manor Pavillion Theatre, Sidmouth. Monday 5th to Saturday 10th October.Orphaned pirates, flat-footed policemen and a bevy of blushing beauties (the daughters of Major General Stanley) are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous feast of Gilbert and Sullivan. With the most topsy-turvey plot, venture with us into the swashbuckling world of Frederic the pirate apprentice, who – born on February 29th in a leap year – won’t ‘come of age’ until he is 84. See

Exmouth Players
Exmouth Players present 'Caught in the Net', the sequel to 'Run for your Wife', by Ray Cooney, directed by Daphne Fensom. Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street,Exmouth, 8pm August 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27. Tickets £7 from 27 July at the Magnolia Centre kiosk 10am to 2pm, or call 07905 761485. See

Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish
"Murder By The Book" is the next production at Shaftesbury Theatre Dawlish. Running from 4th-8th August at 7.30pm nightly at the Shaftesbury Theatre Dawlish, demand is likely to be high for tickets so early booking is advised, the box office is open now (except Sundays) 10am - 12 noon for personal callers, or by telephone on 01626 864050. The play centres on the writer and critic Selwyn Piper who finds himself at the mercy of his ex-wife Imogen an actress who is hoping she can be free of her husband and benefit form a joint insurance policy at the same time, things don't go too well for Imogen especially when she is "grilled" by a mysterious neighbour Peter Fletcher, also involved is the writers secretary Christine Scott, add to this a somewhat dopey publisher John Douglas you end up with a gripping story that is full of comedic situations and witty dialogue.

Laura Jury
This small non-profit theatre group that specialises in shows relating to local (Devon & Cornwall) history, is back, with an all new show. The Trial Of Anne Bonney And Mary Reed. This swashbuckling tale tells the story of two notorious female pirates in the Eighteenth Century, and thier trial; although historically the trial took place in Jamaica in 1720, one of the pirates; Mary Reed, was originally from Plymouth in Devon. The South Devon Players start their run of this lively family show, with a free show on August 27th at Brixham Fishmarket, at 6.30pm in conjunction with the Brixham Buccaneers Pirate Day. The action starts earlier; look out for re-enactments in the afternoon of the capture of Anne Bonney, Mary Reed and Calico Jack Rackham with other members of their pirate crew, with the actual theatre show taking place in the evening. If the weather is bad the show will take place over the road from the Fishmarket, in the Rising Sun pub. Following this, a show is planned at Brixham Royal British Legion, on September 12th, at 7.45pm (entry by donation ) in aid of the British Legion, and next year the show will be performed at Brixham's second Pirate Festival at the end of April 2010.

Budleigh Salterton Players
Another chance to see "Radio Budleigh's" new show "Just One Thing After Another" Patrons are invited to attend Budleigh Salterton's radio company in the 1950's.Sunday 26th July.Tickets from Budleigh

Andrew Hollett
Holbeton Players, whose past productions include Cabaret, Oliver, My Fair Lady, High Society and most recently, Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum, are presenting a spectacular production of Twelfth Night.This production will take place in the impressive and atmospheric setting of the 14th Century All Saints Church in Holbeton, Devon. The production will be set in the Elizabethan period and will feature contemporary live music.There will be three performances, taking place on Thursday 8 October, Friday 9 October & Saturday 10 October 2009 at 7.30pm. All the profits will go to All Saints Church.

Rodney Bowen
The Teignmouth Players prsent "A Murder is Announced" by Agatha Christie and adapted by Leslie Darbon from 14th July to 18th July at the Carlton Theatre starting at 8pm. This is one of Agatha Christie's best with plenty of "red herrings" and intrigue to say nothing of the deductions by Miss Marple. The strong cast is under the direction of Jon Miles so it promises to be a great way to spend an evening at the Carlton Theatre. Tickets are £7 (Children £5) and the Box Office is open each day from 10am to 12 noon and from 7pm each performance day. Telephone 01626 778991

Challenge Theatre
We are looking for singers,dancers and actors for our Halloween production on 31st October at Bowhill Primary. This is for hospiscare, auditions take place this thursday 9th july from 7.30pm or Saturday from 2pm at Gladstone Social Club RD & E Heavitree, for further details contact sylvia costigan on 01392 661498/07914617877 or go to challenge theatre via facebook

Full Tilt Theatre Company
Full Tilt Theatre Company cordially invites you to experience…The Taming of the Shrew,Friday – Saturday 26 & 27 June 2009, 7.00pm (1.00pm Matinee on the 27) The Sid Valley Hotel, Sidmouth. Join in the fun as women wear trousers, men don dresses and everyone comes out on top!

TOADS Stage Musical Company (Torquay)
The Award Winning Toads SMC is staging the famous Broadway Musical HELLO DOLLY at the Princess Theatre, Torquay, from Tuesday July 14th until Saturday July 18th. Performances are nightly at 7.45 with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30. Tickets can be obtained from the Princess Theatre box office in person, by phone, or on line. "Hello Dolly" needs no introduction as it was for a long time, the longest running Broadway Musical in history. Full of toe tapping tunes and big dance routines, this will be perfect summer family entertainment. With a cast of 40, full professional orchestra, and colourful costumes and scenery, the production team behind the show is Iain Douglas (Director) ; Aubrey Budd (Choreographer) and John Amery (Musical Director).

mary tavys got talent
we need acts for talent show7.30 13 6 09 coranation hall mary tavy dancers jugglers poets anything int resting contact michelle 01822 810112 for details cash prizes

In The Wings Theatre Company
Are proud to present you 'The Musical of Musicals: The Musical' It’s all in the title really – it’s a musical about musicals (and, in case you’re not sure, it’s the musical version!). Conceived and written by Eric Rockwell (music) and Joanne Bogart (lyrics). TMoMTM was first performed off-Broadway in 2004. It is a musical satire in five sections or mini-musicals, each a parody of a well-known musical theatre composer/writing team.The original writers are satirised and at times lampooned by both musical parody and irreverent reference to many of the well known works performed on Broadway and the West End over the past fifty or so years. Each mini-musical has the same basic plot, in itself a pointer to the formulaic processes that seem to emerge as writers become more successful. Boy (William, Bill, Billy...) meets girl (June, Junie, Jeunie...), the match is put at risk by the intervention of a villain (Jidder, Jitter, Jitters...) with some common sense philosophy thrown in by a more mature woman (Abby, Abigail...) along the way.This is a production to raise money for CHICKS of Tavistock and St Lukes Hospice of Plymouth.Wednesday 22nd July - 7.30pm, Thursday 23rd July - 7.30pm, and Friday 24th July - 7.30pm.At Tavistock College's Main Hall, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8DDTicket Prices: - Adults - £7.00 - Concessions - £5.00TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR ONLINE SHOP at www.inthewings.webs.comStolton’s Pharmacy: 01752 257267Ron’s Pet Supplies: 01822 611110(Unfortunately there are NO card payments at these venues)

Cheriton Fitzpaine Drama Group
CFDG Presents"Darling Mr London"09, 10 & 11 JulyCheriton Fitzpaine Parish Hall7:30pmTickets available from the local Post Office or on the door

Budleigh Salterton Players
At the Playhouse, Budleigh Salterton. Sunday 26 July 2009 - "Radio Budleigh" presents "Just One Thing After Another"

Sian Doyle
The Dawlish Repertory's production of "Bell, Book and Candle written by John Van Druten.Directed by Roy Allison, takes to The Shaftsbury Theatre stage in Dawlish from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June at 7.30 pm nightly.The strong cast includes some familiar faces as well as the latest recruit to the company - a jet black cat, aptly named Magic.So to be sure of your seat by booking early. The box office at the Shaftsbury opens on Monday 8th June from 10am- 12 noon daily (except Sundays), for personal callers or telephone bookings can be made at the same times on 01626 863061.Tickets are priced at £6.00 for adults, £5.00 for children with a £1.00 reduction on all tickets for the opening night on Tuesday 16th June.

Tiverton Amateur Operatic Society
TAOS present Merry Widow in September 2009. The New hall Barrington Street Tiverton More info to follow

Ipplepen Amateur Dramatic Society
"THE TIMES OF OUR LIFE" a Variety Show with a difference, singing, dancing, sketches & "Special Guest". Fun for all the family. On Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 June 7.30pm. Tickets £6 Adult & £3 Child, to include Cheese & Biscuits - Wine & soft drinks available. From Carol tel: 01803 812653 anytime. A donation from the proceeds will be given to Ipplepen Carnival Fund.

Exmouth Players
Exmouth Players present 'Pygmalion' by Bernard Shaw, directed by Peter Nickols-Rawle, at the Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth, 8pm, June 12-13 & 15-20. Tickets £7: call 07905 761485 or from the ticket kiosk in the Magnolia Centre 10am-2pm daily from June 1. See

David Bailey
Touchwood Musical Company present the Lionel Bart Musical 'Oliver' at the Globe Theatre. Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd May at 7.30pm and Matinee's on Sat 23rd and Sunday 24th may at 2.30pm. Tickets: £8 for adults & £7 for concessions. Tel: 07999639888

Kev Behan
Barnstaple Young Generation present Anything Goes at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple, from Thursday May 20th to Saturday 23rd at 7pm nightly. Box Office 01271 324242

TAODS is presenting SHOWSTOPPERS from Tues 19th May-Sat 22nd at 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Come along to Totnes Civic Hall for a night of songs from the shows,including,High School Musical, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Chicago, Cabaret and many more. Tickets are available from Totnes Tourist Information Centre, Tel 01803 863168

David Youll
The musical, from the composers of the hit show Mamma Mia, follows the Cold War rivalry of two chess champions - one American, one Russian - as they vie for the world championship and a woman's heart.Florence, the assistant to American champion Freddie Trumper, and the Russian Anatoly embark on a love affair that packs in great vocals and lots of emotion. Chess includes the popular songs ‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘One Night In Bangkok’.And with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and lyrics by Sir Tim Rice, it promises not to disappoint! The show will be directed by David Youll and Lynne Caygill is the musical director.Chess will be appearing at Exmouth Pavilion from Wednesday 27th May to Saturday 30th May 2009 .Box office 01395 222 477

Budleigh Salterton Players
"Radio Budleigh" returns with a brand new show "Just One Thing After Another"Patrons are invited to attend Budleigh Salterton's radio company in the 1950's.May 21st, 22nd & 23rd.Tickets from Budleigh

Hatherleigh Players
'Allo, 'Allo - the stage play from the much loved TV comedy. 28, 29, 30th May 2009. 7.30p.m Tickets £5Hatherleigh Community Centre

TOADS Theatre Company
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKDramatised by Goodrich and Hackett is being performed on 9-16 May 2009 at 7.30pm by TOADS Theatre Company.The Box Office is open from Monday to Friday 10.30am to 1.30pm, or you can phone 01803 299330 at any time.

Pauline Smith - Plymouth G&S Fellowship
Christmas concert 7.30pm on Sunday December 13th at The Wharf, Tavistock, in aid of the RNLI. Tickets £10 (£9 Friends of the Wharf) from 01822 611166

Pauline Smith - Plymouth Gilbert and Sullivan Fell
Concert "Here's a How-De-Do!" 6pm on Sunday September 27th at St John the Baptist Church, Marldon in aid of the Sarah Redheffer Memorial Music Fund. Tickets £8 from 01803 553846

Ivybridge Community College
Ivybridge Community College presents High School Musical. This feelgood blockbuster features a cast of a hundred and a live band. All your favourite songs from the Disney movie are here, it will have you dancing in the aisles! Performance Hall at Ivybridge Community College at 7pm on Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 July 2009 with an additional performance at 3pm on Saturday. Tickets £6/£4 from student rececption 01752 691000.

Marilyn Adams - Dawlish Operatic Society
Dawlish Operatic Society presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel' at the Shaftesbury Theatre Dawlish from Monday 27th April - Saturday 2nd May 2009, evenings at 7.30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2.30 p.m. Box office open 10 a.m.- 12 noon. Telephone 01626 863061.

Charity Karoake event for hopisce care at the Exwick Civil Service Club Exeter from 7.30pm Friday 17th April, competition from 8.30pm entry fee £5 with prizes to be won, or sing for a donation in the bucket. You can even just come along and support a very worthy cause. Hope to see as many people as possible.

Trish Revell
The Cathedral Players are putting on Cross Purposes, a Passion Play written by Honiton Playwright David MacWatters and Directed by Elisabeth Miller in the Nave of Exeter Cathedral at 7.30pm on the 16th and 17th April and at 4.30pm on the 18th April 2009.Tickets at £9, £7 and £5 are on sale at the Cathedral shop and on the door before each performance. It is the dramatisation of the Easter story and has a cast of over 40 local people.

Crediton Operatic and Dramatic Society
presents The Baker's Wife by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell). It is set in Concorde, a village in Provence. The village has been without a baker for some weeks,when their new baker arrives with his much younger wife. Her head is 'turned' by the local handyman & they run off together. This turns the baker to drink & they decide to put aside their own petty squabbles to reunite the baker & his wife & thus ensure their bread! Beautiful music and both very funny & very sad. From 13 - 18 April,Queen Elizabeth's Community Collge,Barnfield,Crediton,7.15 for 7.30pm nightly.Tickets £9.50.concession £6.50 Mon-Wed from the Record Shop,Crediton 01363774299 or vist for more details, photos and to book

Tiverton Dramatic Society
Tiverton Dramatic Society presents… ‘Allo ‘Allo!!Written by: Jeremy Lloyd & David CroftWith kind permission of Samuel French Ltd.Based on the popular 1980’s BBC TV comedy, the stage version of ‘Allo ‘Allo is a production featuring many of the original favourite characters, antics, innuendos and humour that made the TV series such a success.The story follows the adventures of luckless French café owner Rene, as he tries to hide two British airmen, the painting of the fallen Madonna, and his affairs with his serving girls! The women want his body, the resistance want his brain and the Germans want his sausage!!!René will need all the wit he can muster to save his café - and his life!!Wednesday 22nd April to Saturday 25th April 2009, start time: 7.30pmLocation: The New Hall, Barrington Street, Tiverton, DevonTickets cost £6 for the Wednesday performance and £7 for the other evenings.Tickets available from Tywford Photography & Print, 60 Bampton Street, Tiverton,

THE MERRY WIDOW. Plymouth Gilbert and Sullivan Fellowship Athenaeum Theatre, Plymouth June 9-13, 2009 Evenings 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets available from the Theatre Box Office 01752 266104 (11am-4pm Mon-Fri).Or from the Company Box Office 01752 404971. Or online at

Lympstone Players
The Players' Spring production is J B Priestly's When We Are Married. First performed in 1938 this classic comedy remains a popular favourite. Performances are on 23, 24 and 25th April at Lympstone Village Hall. Tickets (£7) may be purchased from Lympstone Post Office, or ordered by phoning 01395 223804

Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish
The scheduled presentation of "Home is Where Your Colthes Are" has been withdrawn due to production difficultiew. Replacing it is the hilarious farce "A Fly in the Ointment" written by the late Derek Venfield and considered to be one of his best. Directed by Geoffrey Wilddey, the play will be on stage at the Shaftesbury Theatre in Dawlish form the 14th - 18th April nightly at 7.30pm. The plot of the play centres aroud a number of questions about why certain characters are turning up at a bungalow in Sussex on a Friday afternoon in summer. Why is the Rt. Hon. Ron Corley M.P the minister for the Enviroment (Matt Tolley) searching the bungalow owned by his ex-mistress Donna (Elaine Harvey) and why does his virtuous wife Louise Corley (Trqcey Burton) turn up at the same place at the same time?And what is an over-romantic doctor George Billing (Ian Clatworthy) doing with a buncy of flowers in Sussex when his prictince in is London? As if that isn't enough, add to this frustrated W.C.P Brenda Hackett (Paula Smith) and a devious pizza delivery boy (Adam Dimond) and you have the makings of a riotous farce in true "Feydeau" tradition. Having recently enjoyed near full houses every night for their last production, patrons are advised to book early. Tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £5 for children with a £1 reduction per ticket on opening night. The box office will be open daily (except Sunday) from Monday 6th April form 10am - 12noon. Tel. 01626 863061

The Devon Buddhist Group SGI-UK
Are hosting a free evening of fun and entertainment - the Review "Spring to It!" in Uffculme Village Hall on Wednesday 25th March at 7.30 p.m. No tickets necessary, and even free buffet supper.

Exmouth Players
We are hosting our 30th Amateur One Act Play Festival at the Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, from 30 March to 4 April. 18 plays in 6 evenings! Tickets from Magnolia Centre kiosk or ring 07905 761485.

The South Devon Players (Brixham)
The South Devon Players, a community non-profit theatre group based in Brixham return with a new show, a hilarious Tudor comedy, about three travellers, a pair of young lovers, and a black hearted squire, in a country inn, written by Kingswear based scriptwriter David Murphy, entitled The Squires Temptation, and directed by Miss Laura Jury from the South Devon Players. Shows will be performed in the next few weeks in local venues as listed below. The South Devon Players specialise in shows that either promote local history, or local writers, and have a small but dedicated team of members. A high percentage of productions are in aid of charity, and it is part of the groups "mission" to bring theatre to pubs, community centres (for example Brixham Royal British Legion club), and nursing homes, bringing theatre to those who may not be able to access theatre in a more traditional setting. This time the first two shows will be performed at Brixhams Royal British Legion club. This show is open to RBL members and non members alike, and all profits will go towards the British Legion. SHOW DETAILS: THE SQUIRES TEMPTATION: 3rd Apr 2009 - 5th Apr 2009 (3 days)Three travellers, two young lovers, and a black hearted local squire.... A hilarious comedy by local playwright David Murphy, Performed by the Brixham based South Devon Players. Show dates and venues: APRIL 3 & 4, at 7.30pm Brixham Royal British Legion Club, Bakers Hill, BrixhamTickets £3.50 on the door (OAP/ unwaged £2.00), all profits to the British Legion. APRIL 5TH at 7.30pmBrixham Rugby Club (upstairs)Tickets £3.50 on the door (OAP/ unwaged £2.00) Tickets for all shows can be reserved by calling 07855 090589

Barnstaple Amateur Operatic Society
Come and see our latest production FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and enjoy a truly amazing show. Take a journey through the eyes of Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman, his family and the people of his village of Anatevka in Tzarist Russia. We are performing the show at the Queens Theatre, Barnstaple from Tuesday 10th March to Saturday 14th March. Performance times 7.30pm with a Saturday Mat at 2.30pm. Box Office 01271 324242.For more information please visit our website

The Inn Theatre Company
WORLD PREMIERE!Three brand new one act plays, under the collective title 'Threesome', written especially for the Inn Theatre Company by Max Brandt.Live theatre returns to the Guildhall, Dartmouth on 26th, 27th and 28th March at 7.30pm.Tickets are £8.00 each and available from the Tourist Information Centre, Dartmouth.'Hacks' - an office full of schemers, dreamers and wannabe's, all hiding something.'Buying Back the Past' - what happens when you keep a secret? And have secrets kept from you?'Clowns' - Welcome to the 32nd Great Grimsby Clown Convention and Festival - where comedy can be a little less funny than you might have imagined.The Inn Theatre Company also produce and perform Dartmouth Shakespeare Week.

Nina Wearne
Our March 2009 musical will be the Lerner and Loewe classic 'Brigadoon'. It tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Packed full of romance and wonderful songs ('Almost Like Being In Love', 'The Heather on the Hill', 'The Love of my Life'), you are guaranteed to walk out of the theatre with a tear in your eye and a smile on your face!'Brigadoon' will be performed at the Athenaeum Theatre, Plymouth, from 11th to 14th March. With performances starting at 7:30pm each evening and 2:30pm Sat Matinee.Call Val Hodgins for tickets on 01752 510934Opening night and Sat Matinee £8.00 Other evening shows £9.00 Children £3.50Our director will be Karen Marks.Our Musical Director will, once again, be Jenny George.

Budleigh Salterton Drama Club
"Seperate Tables" by Terence Rattigan. Set in the Beauregard Private Hotel, some time after the war, the play provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the residents. At the PlayHouse, Budleigh Salterton. 2nd-7th March. Curtain up nightly 7.30pm.Tickets £7 from Budleigh TIC, 01395

Heather Ellis
Moretonhampstead Variety Group are presenting their annual pantomime - this year it is Jack and the Beanstalk. A fun packed laugh and a half with a twist in the middle.Starts on Tuesday 17th February and is on until Saturday 21st February. The show starts at 7.30pm every night with a matinee on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm. It is held in the Parish Hall, near the church, and tickets and information can be obtained from Heather at Court Street Groceries, telephone number 01647 440212

Trisha Revell
The Cathedral Players are putting on a Passion Play in the Nave of Exeter Cathedral on the 16th, 17th and 18th April 2009. We still have some speaking and non-speaking parts we are anxious to fill, especially male parts, there being 12 disciples etc. Anyone interested in taking part please ring 01392 259797.

Janice Paddon
poof!! hello this is the genie of the lamp just to let you know about the A.N.T.S. (actors of North Tawton) panto Aladdin coming up on February the 17th 18th 19th and 20th. The show will be in the Town Hall in North Tawton Tickets will be available from the Post Office North Tawton in January, rehearsals are going well Abanazer is as evil as ever Pc Ping and Pc Pong are keeping the chorus and dancers under control and the love between Aladdin and princess Soshi is just waiting to happen!! Her mother the Empress of China is not happy! Not forgetting our wonderfull Widow Twanky and Wishy Washy up to there normal tricks. mustnot tell you too much please come to watch us Bye Bye must go back in to my lamp see you in February. Genie of the lamp.

Ermington Players
The Ermington Players present 'Aladdin's Lamp, I'm a Genii, Get Me Out Of Here' at the Devonport Playhouse, 7.30pm from February 19th-21st.Tickets: Adults £6, Children Under 12, £4.Box Office: 01548 830568.Following the success of our last two pantos at Devonport, 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Sisters' and 'Treasure Island, Pratts of the Caribbean', we are back for a third time with another outstanding

Alan Woolley
Bampton Players Pantomime - The Little MermaidBampton New School Hall - Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st February 2009 at 7.30pm. also Sat at 2.30pm.Bampton Players will again be staging a traditional style Pantomime, based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale of the Little Mermaid. This will be held at the New School Hall during half term this February. The story tells the tale of King Neptune and his battle with the wicked Sea Witch to rule the waves. This battle involves Neptune’s daughters, the mermaids and his youngest daughter, Miranda, in particular. Miranda falls in love with a sailor she rescues from a shipwreck caused by the Sea Witch and her band of dastardly wreckers and pirates. The people of the village and the lighthouse keeper become involved when the Sea Witch, aided by her pet, a giant octopus, forces the lighthouse keeper to turn off the light to bring another ship on to the rocks. There are lots of ‘it’s behind you’ moments when the audience can join in the action in true pantomime fashion. The production involves a large cast of local people of all ages out to have fun, so why don’t you come and join in.Tickets are available from the Post Office in Bampton priced at £4.50 for adults, £2.50 for children or £12 for a family ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children)

At Polbathic Hall(just off Torpoint Road, near Trerulefoot) Polbathic Players perform a script by pantowrights, Willie Balfour and Tony Bowditch. In Jack and the Three Musketeers our heroes & heroines grapple with a new menace. Jack seems a brave lad, however, can he shape up to the high standards of his new allies and defeat dark forces? Tickets still available: Thurs(a good night to go) Fri & Sat 12, 13 & 14 February 2009. Tickets from POLBATHIC MOTORS (see Players’ sign by the road): adults £3.50, children £2.50. Curtain up: 7.30pm. Ends 10pm.

Sheila Pink
The Colaton Raleigh Players will be performing the Swashbuckling panto 'Robinson Crusoe' in the Colaton Raleigh Village Hall each night at 7.30pm during half term from Tue 17 Feb to Sat 21 Feb. Be transported into Neptune's underwater Palace and Robinson Crusoe's South Sea Island. Enjoy all the fun and excitement of traditional pantomime with Swordfights, idiocy, even a gorilla!Some tickets are still available for £5 from The Bevans on 01395 567072.

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