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The Beehive

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Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LZ
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1917

Directed by Sam Mendes

Cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong

Duration: 129 minutes

Sam Mendes’ visceral and immersive vision of the First World War battlefields. Two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay - 'Captain Fantastic') and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman - 'Game of Thrones'), are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them – from walking into a deadly trap.

“Sam Mendes marries technical virtuosity with jittery thrills and an emotional core to reinvent the Great War movie – and deliver possibly his best film.” - Time Out

"…a modern war classic and one of the best movies of the year." - New York Post

"Sam Mendes delivers the film of his career by mashing up the survivalist thrills of The Revenant with the helter-skelter mayhem of a shoot'em'up video game, and setting it during the Great War." - The Times

‘1917’ is a haunting, technical marvel and one of Hollywood’s best war films - Military Times

Sat 21 Mar
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

André Rieu: 70 Years Young

Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young
  • 2019
  • 2h
  • 12A

Join the celebration of Andre's 70th birthday by taking a journey through his performances at stunning locations around the world.

Sat 4 Jan
Auditorium

£10

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

5 Star B&B Tour - from Waters of Tyne to Fog on the Tyne

Two of the UK’s best known and loved singers - Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Pitmen Poets) and Bob Fox (Warhorse Songman, Fox and Luckley, Pitmen Poets) are taking to the road together to tour their show 5 Star B&B throughout the UK. Their last tour as a duo was back in 2010 when their sold out performances earned glowing reviews.

Their individual busy schedules have prevented them from reuniting… until now and we are delighted to welcome them to the Beehive. And what a treat it will be. The duo’s ability to connect with the audience is immediately evident as they lead you through some of their favourite songs including original Lindisfarne classics and traditional folk arrangements of songs such as Sally Wheatley, Meet me on the Corner, Dance to your Daddy, Collier Laddie’s Wife, Big River, Galway Shawl and many more..

“I’ve just witnessed my favourite gig of the year, and who would doubt me when I say that it was Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox”  - Pete Fyffe

“Billy and Bob’s vocal performances aren’t so much good as towering”  - Brian Coles

"A masterclass in live entertainment." - Customs House, South Shields

Tickets £16 - Allocated seating

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

Fri 13 Mar
Auditorium

£15.70

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels
  • 2000
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: McG
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, Tim Curry, Kelly Lynch
Sat 18 Jan
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Patrick Stewart

Sabina (Stewart), Elena (Scott) and Jane (Balinska) are the titular trio, sparking off each other while they take down various wealthy and corrupt businessmen. Stewart is a comedic revelation, Balinska is a natural and Scott gives a confident physical performance, but while it’s fun for the most part, it lacks bite.

Sat 18 Jan
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Dick Whittington

Following the sell-out success of Cinderella (February 2019), Honiton Community Theatre Company returns to The Beehive with one of the oldest (600 years) and most loved pantomimes of all time.

This traditional pantomime story by Gail Lowe follows the adventures of Dick and his friends as they travel from London to Morocco in search of fame and fortune with entertaining new characters as well as traditional favourites like Kitty, Sarah the Cook, King Rat and the Sultan.

Alderman Fitwarren and his motley crew are sailing for Morocco when King Rat manages to sink the ship on the shores of the Sultan’s private beach. There follows a misguided escape attempt by our heroes culminating in an exciting showdown in King Rat’s Lair.

A fun-filled panto from start to finish: a cat, a camel and lots of laughs.

‘The energy and enthusiasm of the cast spilled out into the audience’ (NODA on Cinderella 2019)

Creative team

Director – Shaun Bonetta

Musical Director – Ian Crew

Choreographer – Sarah Pottinger

Tue 18 Feb
Auditorium

£13.70

Wed 19 Feb
Auditorium

£13.70

Thu 20 Feb
Auditorium

£13.70

Fri 21 Feb
Auditorium

£13.70

Sat 22 Feb
Auditorium

£13.70

The Farewell

Director: Lulu Wang

Cast includes Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Jim Liu, Shuzhen Zhou, Gil Perez-Abraham

Duration: 108 minutes

Young Chinese-American Billi (Awkwafina) discovers that her beloved grandmother Nai Nai is dying of cancer back in China, and that her family have decided to keep the diagnosis a secret from Nai Nai. But they still want to gather together to say their goodbyes, so they hatch an elaborate plan to stage a fake wedding between Billi’s cousin Hao Hao (Han Chen) and his girlfriend of just three months. Billi returns to China as aunts, uncles and cousins all gather around the unsuspecting family matriarch for a loving celebration intended to hide her secret farewell.

Billi is torn between her modern sensibilities and respect for family and cultural traditions, and just wants to do the right thing by her beloved grandmother.

'The Farewell is a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it's one of the best films of the year.' - The Independent

'..a yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie.' - The Guardian

Sat 14 Mar
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Farmageddon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie!

Directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher

Written by Mark Burton and Jon Brown

Featuring the voices of Justin Fletcher and John Sparkes

Duration: 97 minutes

Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy…

When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.

Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail.

Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?

'Aardman's Shaun the Sheep - a silent film star with the chops of Keaton and Chaplin - returns for another dottily daft big-screen family adventure.' - The Guardian

'Farmageddon is an utter delight – proof that good storytelling and strong craft are what matters, however familiar the packaging'. - Independent

'This is universal cinema. Anyone can watch this, it doesn't make any difference…the very best that cinema has to offer.' - Mark Kermode

Fri 3 Jan
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Flats & Sharps

Flats and Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall.

Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats and Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over eight years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, their incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.

Over their time together, the band have made their presence known all around the world, including multiple tours in Australia, Europe and around the UK. Festival appearances at Nashville Meets London, Cambridge Folk, Isle of Wight, Larmer Tree – to name just a few.

2020 is a new album year for Flats and Sharps – a wonderful collection of songs that is sure to only increase their popularity as a highly skilled bluegrass outfit.

Sat 8 Feb
Auditorium

£11.70

Genesis Visible Touch:The Duke Tour

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show!

In 1980, Genesis released their iconic album “Duke” and embarked on their last ever small theatre tour. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Genesis Visible Touch are touring in early 2020 performing the “Duke Tour” live set.

Expect old classics alongside hits such as “Turn It On Again”, “Misunderstanding” and “Follow You Follow Me”!

“The closest you’ll see to ‘intimate’ Collins era Genesis before their explosion into the gargantuan arena shows of the mid 80s” - Chester Chronicle

“A ‘must see’ show!” - Dave Hutchins, Genesis’ engineer on The Lamb…

“The singer sounds more like Phil Collins than Phil Collins!” - The Ayrshire Post

See more details at www.genesisvisibletouch.com

Tickets £16.50 in advance, £18.50 on the door (seated)

Includes an admin fee of 30p

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

Fri 28 Feb
Auditorium

£16.20

The Good Liar

The Good Liar
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Nell Williams

Roy (McKellen) is a con man who targets wealthy widows, and when he targets Betty (Mirren) her son Steven (Tovey) becomes suspicious. It’s a blend of several genres which don’t quite fuse and is ultimately diverting but far from essential.

Fri 3 Jan
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Hansel & Gretel

Presented by Exeter Northcott Theatre and PaddleBoat Theatre

An interactive treat for families, and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience.

Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs

and sharing their story as they go. The mischievous siblings are searching for

the magical market at the heart of the forest – but if they’re not careful they’ll

find more than just sweets waiting for them in the deep dark woods…

This inclusive version of Hansel and Gretel is a sensory story full of magic, gentle

interaction and integrated signing. With an enchanting woodland set, playful

characters and poetic storytelling, it is a perfect first time theatre experience

for little ones.

Find out more about the company here.

Suitable for ages 3+

Sat 28 Mar
Auditorium

£7.70 (Children £5.70)

Hazel O'Connor: Breaking Glass 40 Years On - Hallelujah!

Breaking Glass 40 Years On-Hallelujah!

“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.”  Telegraph

The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame exactly forty years ago in 1980 starring in the film 'Breaking Glass' . There were hits and eye-catching  Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way.  Hazel's ageless songs  include 'Eighth Day', 'Will You', 'Big Brother', 'Monsters in Disguise', 'Calls The Tune', 'If Only', 'Give Me An Inch', 'Blackman' and 'Hanging Around' - all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.

Celebrating the Hallelujah Moments of a stunning and illustrious live career Hazel is  accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax , Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics)  keyboards and Tony Qunta (Odyssey/Edgar Winter) on guitar., This powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of  energy, passion and fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance.  With a special meet and greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat. Unmissable!.

“ It's all there, that voice, soaring sax …timeless.”. Glastonbury Festival

“The sturdiness and earthy expression of her voice…marvellous” Hot Press                                            

More details can be found at www.hazeloconnor.com

When Hazel O'Connor was last at the Beehive it was a Sell Out and an amazing show - book early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets £20 - Allocated seating.

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office.

Fri 27 Mar
Auditorium

£19.70

India Electric Co

Folk duo from London.

Fri 10 Apr
Auditorium

£12.20

Jojo Rabbit

Director: Taika Waititi

Cast includes Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson

Duration: 118 minutes

Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) channels his signature style of humour and pathos into a provocative anti-hate satire that was one of the most talked-about films on the autumn festival circuit. In the dying days of the Second World War, a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

'It's Waititi's ability to balance unassailably goofy moments with an acknowledgment of real-life horrors that makes the movie exceptional.' - TIME magazine

'Director Taika Waititi's self-described "anti-hate satire" blossoms into a big-hearted black comedy with the thorniest possible subject at its center.' - New York Post

Sat 7 Mar
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Kinky Boots - The Musical

The Tony Award Winning Musical

Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre, London

Please note that BBFC Rating is to be confirmed

Kinky Boots - The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.

Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!

★★★★★ ‘Hilarious, heartwarming and a hell of a lot of fun’ - Digital Spy

★★★★ ‘A glorious high-kicking romp’  - Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ - Time Out

★★★★ ‘An absolute hoot of a show’ - The Times

Running Time 133 mins (including 10 minute interval)

Fri 14 Feb
Auditorium

£12.50 (£10)

Knives Out

Directed by Rian Johnson

Cast includes Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Frank Oz

Duration: 140 minutes

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. Knives Out is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

'exceptional cinematic froth, and murder at its most mirthful'. - The Times

'Rian Johnson has treated us to a wonderfully devious Agatha Christie homage,..a contemporary whodunnit that both respects and revises the subgenre'. - The Guardian

'an ingeniously constructed film, which is thoroughly modern in its language and filled with so many twists it will make your head spin'. - The Independent

Sat 11 Jan
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Laminated

Written by Lucy Bell and developed with support from Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Duration: 70 mins

A tale of crime, passion and Fablon, set in a small Devon town…

“In the estate agent window on Fore Street there is a laminated picture of the home Tom and I bought to start a family, price reduced for quick sale. January is a stupid time to put a place on the market but that’s one thing we agree on now. We both need to move on. How did it come to this? How on earth did I miss all the clues along the way? I guess this story began seven years ago but it built to its grisly climax in the two weeks before Christmas, to a soundtrack of screeching brakes and something far worse: Greatest Hits of West Life…”

Laminated uses comedy, a tapestry of characters and a breakneck twisty-turny plot to explore the impact on marriage and siblings of being a family with a high needs child. The script was inspired by the frank and funny testimonies of ‘special needs families’, but is just as much about the universal question: what makes enduring relationships endure? It’s also about the strength of rural communities and loyalty in austerity times.

A selected play for Bristol Old Vic Open Session, and a pick of Ferment Fortnight in the 'The Stage', Laminated has been developed with support from Theatre Royal Plymouth.

“A whole heap of giggly fun” ★★★★ -The PRSD

"a beautiful and heart wrenching monologue about the over-looked and rarely discussed lives of parents caring for a child with profound disabilities. Extremely funny in Bell’s inimitable and warm conversational style, the play unfolds to give us a surprising and moving insight into a world of NHS counsellors, sausages and laminators." - Bea Roberts, Theatre503 Award Winning Writer

“Inspired by her own life and conversations with special needs families, Lucy Bell’s Laminated explores the impact of having a high-needs child on a marriage in this warm and funny conversational one-woman show.” The Stage

Audience feedback:

“An epic, tender family story”

“A solar plexus punch of a play: funny, poignant, thought-provoking. I laughed, then had to reach for a tissue”

“Very, very funny”

Fri 24 Jan
Auditorium

£9.70

Le Mans '66

Le Mans '66
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon

Car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) teams up with mechanic/driver Ken Miles (Bale) in the story of how Ford tried to beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966. The race scenes are directed with thrilling energy, and if scenes between Miles and his wife Mollie (Balfe) are uneven, it’s an effective story about dreamers who risked everything.

Sat 25 Jan
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Little Women

Little Women
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper

Another starry adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's tale of four sisters coming of age following the American Civil War.

Sat 1 Feb
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Mad Dog Mcrea with Gaz Brookfield

Damnation Alley Tour 2019 - with support from Gaz Brookfield

Well, it wouldn't be Christmas without them!

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.

Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base – Mad Dog Mcrea are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too. During 2019 Mad Dog Mcrea will be in the studio recording a new album and looking to celebrate with their end of the year tour.

The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!

"It’s always a joy to me when something jumps up and smacks you between the eyes – Mad Dog Mcrea did that to me” – Mike Harding

“A sound mixed, mashed and finely honed through years of live gigs” – Rock ‘n Reel Magazine

“This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking and spirit-stirring music that only the dead can’t enjoy.” – ltdstate.com

“Musical magicians Mad Dog Mcrea are synonymous not only with a damn good party but also quality musicianship and the odd surprise” – Talk Torbay

www.maddogmcrea.co.uk

The support act for the evening is Gaz Brookfield. Past winner of Acoustic Magazine's singer songwriter of the year Gaz has toured extensively, supported The Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner and many more, sold out numerous gig in his home town of Bristol and played over 100 festivals. Check out www.gazbrookfield.com and here he is learning to be a Pirate:-

Tickets £17.50 in advance, £20 on the door (standing)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Thu 19 Dec
Auditorium

£17.20

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Directed and Choreographed by MATTHEW BOURNE

Music by SERGEI PROKOFIEV

Romeo PARIS FITZPATRICK

Juliet CORDELIA BRAITHWAITE

Tybalt DAN WRIGHT

Mercutio BEN BROWN

Filmed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Duration: 90 minutes with no interval

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as ‘the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019’ by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’.  Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas.

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.

‘One of Bourne’s smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows ever’ ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

‘A seismic youthquake. A Romeo and Juliet for the millennial generation’ ★★★★★ The Stage

‘Your jaw will drop, there are moments so stunning that you might just forget to breathe’ ★★★★★ Broadway World

Fri 10 Jan
Auditorium

£13.50 (£6–£10)

National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

Nt Live: Cyrano De Bergerac (Encore)

James McAvoy stars as the romantic hero with the nose problem.

Thu 5 Mar
Auditorium

£15 (£12)

National Theatre Live: The Welkin

Nt Live: The Welkin (Encore)

New play from Lucy Kirkwood, about a murder case in the 18th century.

Thu 21 May
Auditorium

£15 (£12)

Nostalgic Cinema: Bedknobs & Broomsticks

Classic Disney Comedy Musical from 1971

Director: Robert Stevenson

Cast includes Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, John Ericson, Bruce Forsyth, Tessie O'Shea

During WWII three evacuee children are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who turns out to be a trainee witch. From there they embark on a series of adventures, travelling using a magic bed, in search of the mystical words that will enable Price to help with the war effort. From the team that brought you 'Mary Poppins' with the cast joining in with animated sequences such as the wonderful 'Bobbing Along'.

Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.

Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.

Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

Thu 27 Feb
Auditorium

£3.50

Nostalgic Cinema: Holiday Inn.

Director: Mark Sandrich

Cast includes: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

Duration: 100 mins

Ratings Info: Contains a scene of racial stereotyping

For all those dreaming of a 'White Christmas' here is the 1942 Irving Berlin musical where the song first appeared. Jim (Bing Crosby) and Lila are members of a performing trio who plan to quit and run a country hotel. When Lila says she has fallen in love with the dancer in the act, Ted (Fred Astaire), Jim leaves town with a broken heart. After turning the inn into a holidays-only live entertainment venue, Jim winds up booking - and falling for - Linda (Marjorie Reynolds). But when Ted shows up at the place after being dumped by Lila, he too sets his sights on beautiful Linda.

Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.

Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.

TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529

Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

Fri 20 Dec
Auditorium

£3.50

Nostalgic Cinema: Whisky Galore!

1949 Ealing Comedy

Director: Alexander Mackendrick

Writers: Compton MacKenzie (novel), Angus MacPhail

Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Gordon Jackson, Bruce Seton

When a Scottish island falls prey to a whisky shortage, the islanders are desolate. But when by chance a ship is sunk with a cargo of 50,000 cases of whisky, they see their salvation. But first they must outwit the English Home Guard commander who is determined to protect the cargo at all costs.

Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.

Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.

Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

Fri 31 Jan
Auditorium

£3.50

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton

Production:- Liam Scarlett

Designer:- John Macfarlane

Conductor:- Koen Kessels

Approximate running time is about 3 hours

Wed 1 Apr
Auditorium

£16 (£10)

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project

A Royal Ballet World Premiere - Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante's vision.

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Wayne McGregor

Music:- Thomas Adès

Design:- Tacita Dean

Lighting design:- Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Dramaturg:- Uzma Hameed

Conductor:- Koen Kessels

Approximate running time is about 3 hours

Thu 28 May
Auditorium

£16 (£10)

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty

Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.

The Story:- The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

Background:- This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

Cast & Creatives

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:  Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon

Conductor: Simon Hewett

Approximate running time is about 3 hours

Thu 16 Jan
Auditorium

£16 (£10)

Royal Opera House: La Boheme

Puccini’s music and Richard Jones’s production capture the joy and heartache of young love in Paris.

The Story:- When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

Background:- Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

This is a co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Cast & Creatives

Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Director: Richard Jones

Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo: Charles Castronovo

Marcello: Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta: Aida Garifullina

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Approximate running time is about 2 hours 30 minutes

Fri 31 Jan
Auditorium

£16 (£10)

The Royal Opera Live: Elektra

The Royal Opera Live: Elektra
  • 12A

Operatic adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Christof Loy.

Thu 18 Jun
Auditorium

£16 (£10)

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy…

When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.

Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail.

Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?

Fri 3 Jan

£5.80–£6.80

Sorry we missed you

Directed by Ken Loach

Cast includes Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Mark Birch, Ross Brewster

Duration: 111 minutes

Ricky (Kris Hitchen) and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier (a blistering debut performance from Debbie Honeywood). The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

'Ken Loach's superb swipe at zero-hours Britain…the director raises his game yet further with this gut-wrenching tale of a delivery worker driven to the brink…It’s fierce, open and angry and about a vital contemporary issue whose implications you somehow don’t hear on the news.'  -The Guardian

'Don't miss this. You'll be sorry if you do.' - Evening Standard

'Another powerful rallying cry for the oppressed from one of British cinema's most important voices.' - Total Film

Fri 17 Jan
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams

The Star Wars Skywalker saga, which began in 1977, comes to an end, nine films later.

  • IMDb
Fri 7 Feb
Auditorium

£6.50 (Children £5.50)

True Strays with support Jordan Jane

The Beyond the Horizon Tour with support from Jordan Jane

The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring Hammond organ.

Influences span the history of modern music with great admiration for the delta blues of the 40s and 50s, British Invasion and Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s, Southern Rock and Soul and modern age Punk, Rock and Blues artists. Blues music is at the heart of everything they do but their sound isn’t bound to those rules or that genre. Influences include greats like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac, The Doors and Pink Floyd and more recent punk and rock and roll bands like Nirvana, QOTSA and Idles.

True Strays have made Bristol their home recently, after a previous band disintegrated after 5 years hard work. Determined to never be in that situation again, the True Strays was formed with the ambition that this band would last. With a new set of songs and hopes in their suitcases, the band set off doing what they knew best; playing live. A real road band, they took any show they could, busked relentlessly, and shared their songs with anyone that would listen. Regularly collaborating with old band mate Matthew Cooke and some of Bristol finest keys session players, the bands sound expanded and found new direction.

Check out artist website here.

“Rising stars of the UK Americana scene” – The List

“A hip-shaking barrage of blues rock n roll.” – Clunk Magazine

“Rockin’ blues at it’s best.” – Swingamajig

“Their creations have vitality, it’s more than just words and music, they pack a real punch and make you sit up and take notice…” – Blues & Roots Radio

“Brilliant Live!” – Shambala Festival

Support comes from Jordan Jane a singer/songwriter from Cornwall with roots deeply buried in Folk and Americana Music. His debut single “Follow the Cliff Face North” won several awards in the folk music scene.

"Poised, Impassioned, Perfect" - Tom Robinson, Radio 6

Fri 1 May
Auditorium

£7.70

The Undercover Hippy - Solo

THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY - solo

Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, a.k.a. The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance.

The show will offer an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the performer. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and this playfulness is even more apparent in an acoustic setting.

Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.

'Phenomenal Flow' - Tom Robinson BBC6 Music

'Truly Electrifying' - On the Beat Magazine

'Insanely Infectious' - Liverpool Sound

Tickets £12 in advance, £14 o.t.d. (Unallocated Seating)

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

Fri 6 Mar
Auditorium

£11.70

The Beehive

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