For people who were too far afield to come to see our stage show of Macbeth, it is now on Youtube!
Our production of Macbeth at Torquay went as well as the Brixham shows did, with more excellent feedback. A local newspaper reporter, Bob Jope, attended to review the production - here is a link to his glowing review:
Macbeth in Torbay
while other audience feedback and reviews on social media was just as encouraging.
It was also an exciting first for us, as the actor/ technician Dorothy Laity Lombardi attended to run our lights. It was fantastic to work with her - and to meet her theatre-trained service dog, Emma. Dorothy and Emma proved without a shadow of doubt just what an amazing team they were!
(photos below of rehearsals, and preparation for the Torquay performances - and featuring Emma!)
A researched historical medieval theatre production
telling of the fall of the Knights Templar, & the surrounding legends and accusations of heresy. Performed by a professional, nationally-award-winning theatre team.
New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA
BRIXHAM SHOW DATES:
June 22nd; Curtain up at 7.30pm,
June 23rd Curtain up at, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Tickets £8 (full) £7 ( conc)
http://tickets.brixhamtheatre.uk or call 01803 415987
Historically a monastic order of crusading knights in the middle ages, the Knights Templar began from humble origins, but soon became a powerful, international organisation, answerable only to the Pope, and institutionally extremely wealthy. As the medieval crusades failed, so did the Templars, and in 1307, among accusations of heresy, and treason, the senior members of the Order were arrested. Legend tells that their wealth, seen by eyewitnesses only months before, had vanished. With the accusations of heresy upheld, the Order was disbanded, and the last Grandmaster, Jacques de Molay, burned at the stake in 1314.
Legends remain. What became of the Templars treasure? Were they really heretics, or victims of a political trap? Legends tell of them protecting various secrets, including those that could destroy the church - some of those legends relate to the Holy Grail; the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, or lost gospels, or even that Jesus himself had descendants who lived on through the ages.
Based tightly on the history, and some of the theories, the film follows Hughes and Angelo, formally of Jacques de Molays inner council, from the fall of Acre, to Paris, and then as they go on the run to the Bristol preceptory, tonwards to Templecombe in Somerset and then to Trebeigh in Cornwall .
Linking these three historical southwest Templar holdings and the existing mysteries surrounding the Templars into the tale, the final secret is revealed....
This production also features an exhibition of the painstaking research behind the scriptwriting, of the inquisition against the Templars, and of their historical links to the Southwest
The show also features especially composed music by Grace Hancock from Exeter.
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The Three Musketeers is an action packed, family pantomime, touring in Jan 2018. Based on the classic swashbuckling novel by Alexandre Dumas, this panto tells this classical tale set in the 17th Century French royal court, and how a young man from the country joins the royal guards, while foiling a plot to depose the King, with plenty of laughter, dance, song, - and epic sword fights from our trained fight team.
A professional theatre and film team bring this show to the stage for your delight this winter! from a nationally award-winning theatre and film company, of local actors and creatives
Online ticket booking:
http://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html , or you can telephone/ text 07855 090589, to reserve.
Jan 20th - 7pm
Jan 21st - 2pm and 7pm
Concs (saturday £5.50, Sunday £5.00)
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Sidestage photos by Laura at Plymouth
Photos by an audience member (William Kehoe) at Plymouths show.
New fundraising for The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, Brixham, If you enjoy doing lottery-type things, please consider supporting us. Funds go into shows, training for local people, and the all-critical rehearsal hall hire :) The direct link is
Today, four of our team appeared in a 1950s musical film, Daddys Letter, being made by LVM Productions at the Edge in Brixham - a great day, with lots of other lovely people, recreating a 1950s dancehall at The Edge
Murder Mystery at the Cabaret went superbly well, the entire show run was a sellout, we had lots of great feedback! Now we are on a brief break before coming back to start on our next show, Jack The Ripper.
The space before the Murder Mystery At the Cabaret show.
The Edge is a church converted into a community space, with a wonderful hall that can be used for all manner of creative events. It often plays host to theatre productions, by ourselves as well as Doorstep Arts and Dramatically Different, among others.
This is the space that will become the cabaret club next week.
Do you want tickets? Pop over to our BOX OFFICE to book now.
Updated by our secretary, Laura
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