Autumn programme announced at Exeter Northcott

PUBLISHED: 16:08 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:08 10 July 2017

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Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced its autumn 2017 season, which will see the theatre celebrate its 50th anniversary, co-produce another UK national tour, and see pantomime return.

Paul Jepson, artistic and executive director at Exeter Northcott said: “This autumn, the Northcott turns 50 and I’m very proud to present this exciting season.

“There’s much to celebrate in our birthday year. We have an education department that is admired. We produce our own work. We have an Associates Programme that is supporting ambitious, talented young companies on to the midscale.

“We are launching number one tours and collaborating with the University of Exeter to commission inter-disciplinary performance inspired by University of Exeter academic research.

The theatre is buzzing and looking forward to celebrating being fifty years young.”

Exeter Northcott Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations will begin with an evening of world class performances and artists in November to celebrate the theatre’s first 50 years and will raise funds to help strengthen the foundations for the next 50.

Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in London’s West End, People, Places & Things comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre as part of a national tour.

The theatre will co-produce this UK revival with Headlong, National Theatre and Home.

Gecko is an internationally acclaimed physical theatre company combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives to create emotionally charged and spectacular performances inspired by the complexity of human nature.

With The Wedding, Gecko makes its debut at Exeter Northcott Theatre with an extraordinary ensemble who guide us through the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation.

Pantomime will be back at the Northcott with a spectacular new staging of Dick Whittington, starring popular Dame Steve Bennett and directed by one of the country’s leading pantomime directors, Tony Lidington.

In September, Exeter Northcott Theatre’s Young Company will be relaunched with their re-imagining of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Marriner.

The company will spend a week-long residency exploring the themes of Coleridge’s classic work culminating in two final performances.

For more information about the autumn programme, visit www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/

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