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10 Days That Shook The World
Thereby Hangs A Tale

Part gig, part play, a means-of-production seizing, riotous adaptation of John Reed's iconic account of the Russian Revolution. For anyone who's ever wanted to change the world.

Riotous adaptation of John Reed's iconic account of the Russian Revolution.

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
theatre-cabaret (content) 14+ 60 mins
A Christmas Tail
Project: Dance! Devon

We are either too early or a little too late. Here is a nativity play with a difference!

A nativity play with a difference!

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Fri , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, dance, drama all ages 45 mins
A little bit of this and a little bit of that
Passmore and Cartmell

A little bit of this and a little bit of that are back again with short sketches and monologues/duologues with local school children mainly from West Buckland School.

Short sketches and monologues/duologues with local school students.

Bridge Chambers:
Sat (pay-what-you-will)
comedy, drama, spoken word 10+ 60 mins
A Political Breakfast
Jesters

A Political Breakfast is a great way to start the day. A fun relaxed chat about the state of the world with some not very serious suggested "solutions" from up to four comics, as it is early!

A fun start to the day with not very serious "solutions" to the state of the world.

Southgate Downstairs:
Fri , Sat , Sun (pay-what-you-will)
comedy 14+ 55 mins
A Simple Story
Sean Kempton & Michaela O'Connor

Two idiots raising a genius: funny touching and playful, A Simple Story takes the audience on the rollercoaster of parenthood seen through the eyes of the youngest member.

Two idiots raising a genius: parenthood and childhood as seen by the child!

Queen Anne’s Café:
Sat , Sun (pay-what-you-will)
physical theatre, comedy, circus 7+ 45 mins
A Voice We Follow
Royal Kung Foolery

Award-winning physical theatre company 'Royal Kung Foolery' in a story of two brothers lost in the Molin Forest waiting for their Mother to take them home. A mysterious radio transmission changes everything…

Two brothers lost. A mysterious radio transmission changes everything.

Tent on the Strand:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
physical theatre/comedy (content) 14+ 60 mins
Alice in Wonderland - vintage radio mayhem
Up Close Theatre

Mayhem is back as we take a classic story and set it in a badly behaved radio station. We add humour and current affairs to help tell the story. Classic tale told like never before!!

A classic story and set it in a badly behaved radio station!

Liberal Club:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun (pay-what-you-will)
comedy, drama, spoken word (content) 15+ 55 mins
All Hands Ahoy!
Swimbridge C of E Primary School

Pirates are on the open sea, on a journey to their next adventure. Join in with our sea shanties and watch us dance our daily tasks away! Where will the treasure map lead us...

Pirates are on the open sea, on a journey to their next adventure.

The Square:
Thu (pay-what-you-will)
dance, singing all ages 20 mins
All Hands Ahoy! @ Green Lanes
Swimbridge C of E Primary School

Pirates are on the open sea, on a journey to their next adventure. Join in with our sea shanties and watch us dance our daily tasks away! Where will the treasure map lead us...

Pirates are on the open sea, on a journey to their next adventure.

Green Lanes Shopping Centre:
Thu (pay-what-you-will)
dance, singing all ages 20 mins
All’s Whale That Ends Whale
Or: Theatre

Have you heard? There’s a beached whale on the beach and it’s beached. Let's go to the beach and save the beached whale... Starting by wearing this T-shirt! Who gives a shit?

Let's save the beached whale... Who gives a shit?

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
absurdist political comedy (content) 12+ 50 mins
amendments: A Play on Words
Middle-Weight Theatre Company

John works in a world where 'PC' culture and censorship is rife. Strong language may (or may not) be used throughout the performance...

John works in a world where 'PC' culture and censorship is rife.

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy/drama 16+ 60 mins
And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
Moondog Productions

Part oral history, part dramatic action, this gripping five-star multimedia production brings to life what happened after 'The Diary of Anne Frank' ends.

What happened after 'The Diary of Anne Frank' ends.

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
multimedia drama (content) 11+ 75 mins
Andrew Silverwood's [Not Quite Late Night] Panel Show
Andrew Silverwood & Fragility

★★★★ "Join the fun" FOURTH WALL. Andrew Silverwood is on a mission to get a TV panel show. P.S. someone invite Netflix, BBC, E4 etc. pls. ★★★★ Laugh Kookaburra, The Adelaidian

Andrew Silverwood is on a mission to get a TV panel show. ★★★★ Laugh Kookaburra, The Adelaidian

Upstairs At the Queen's:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
comedy (content) 16+ 60 mins
Andrew Silverwood: Call me Janice
Andrew Silverwood & Fragility

“How did you end up on a date THERE?” asked my mates in the pub, the week after. A huge 4th year of autobiographical storytelling from Award Winning, ★★★★ Andrew Silverwood.

“How did you end up on a date THERE?” asked my mates in the pub.

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) 16+ 60 mins
Arthur's Rings
Pig's Ear Productions

The Great Surmo returns to the streets this year as Arthur Rantz, pursuing a lifelong fascination with that most ancient of all illusions ‘The Chinese Linking Rings’. A must!

The Great Surmo on the streets with ‘The Chinese Linking Rings’.

High Street:
(pay-what-you-will)
comedy magic all ages 10 mins
AUTOLYCUS!
Derekk Ross

Comic rogue Autolycus (from 'The Winter's Tale') attempts to flog you some dodgy stolen goods, while explaining the plot of Shakespeare's play and his attempts to 'escape' from it!

Autolycus attempts to 'escape' from Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale!

The Southgate:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
one man comedy play (content) 15+ 40 mins
BARNUM - The Shattered Image
Up Close Theatre

Barnum is a character we all know - or do we? Known as a showman and the entertainer. Behind the image is the terrible truth. See the true story of Barnum as we shatter the image.

See the true story of Barnum as we shatter the image.

Liberal Club:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun (pay-what-you-will)
drama, spoken word (content) 13+ 70 mins
Bedsitland
Wandering Daphne

Terry and Blandy live in a small bedsit world surrounded by larger than life characters knocking to be let in. But can it last? A comic look at life, love and grief (also-ninjas)

A comic look at life, love and grief in bedsit world.

Castle Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, drama (content) 14+ 60 mins
Billy Keeps On Singing
Billy Buckingham

Local thespian Billy Buckingham returns to the Fringe with a brand new selection of classic showtunes and maybe a few surprises in store...

Billy Buckingham with a brand new selection of classic showtunes.

Baptist Hall:
Sat , Sun (ticketed)
musical theatre all ages 60 mins
Cautionary Tales - for the World's Worst Victorian Children
Cygnet Theatre

Tales of death, doom and destruction to ensure juvenile propriety and fear! Join Cygnet Company for 50 minutes of ghoulish yet funny and playful physical storytelling.

50 minutes of ghoulish yet funny and playful physical storytelling.

Queen's Theatre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
physical storytelling for children 8+ 50 mins
Chance
Tennant Magic Entertainment

A brand new show from Tennant Magic Entertainment combining magic, mind reading and comedy into a unforgettable experience!

A brand new show combining magic, mind reading and comedy.

The Guildhall:
Thu , Fri , Sun (ticketed)
magic/mind-reading (content) 16+ 45 mins
Church of Phil
Fire Donkey Productions

Madcap comedy about a cult that run a caravan park. Expect silliness, a psychotic chimp, and just enough blood sacrifice to keep it tasteful. “Gleeful absurdity” **** Buzz Magazine

Madcap comedy about a cult that run a caravan park.

Tent on the Strand:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) 8+ 60 mins
Death - A Romantic Comedy
Rob Gee

A story about drinking, death, falling in love and a missing pacemaker. ★★★★ “Wicked funny!” CBC, Canada ★★★★★ “My abdominal muscles deserve an apology” Victoria Times

A story about drinking, death, falling in love and a missing pacemaker.

Queen's Theatre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
comedy, spoken word (content) 16+ 60 mins
Dog's Chosen
Monkeydog

An Anglo-Welsh atheist explores his Hebrew roots, pondering the nature of Judaism, the definition of anti-semitism, and, of course, his role in the International Jewish Conspiracy.

An Anglo-Welsh atheist explores his Hebrew roots.

Tent on the Strand:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama, comedy, spoken word (content) 12+ PG 60 mins
Entrée
José Pedro Fortuna

He’s the Master of Ceremonies: tall, dark and handsome but what happens when the Master’s props have minds and bodies of their own? A clowning disaster might be around the corner!

What happens when circus props have minds of their own?

Tent on the Strand:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
clown theatre, circus, magic 3-93 30 mins
Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful
Tina Sederholm

Ever felt you were sold a lie? Join this funny, bittersweet dismantling of a family story that never rang true. ‘Beautifully humbling’ ***** ThreeWeeks. ‘Must-See’ Fringe Review.

Funny, bittersweet dismantling of a family story that never rang true.

The Southgate:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
spoken word 14+ 60 mins
Facts and Fancies: Tales from the West Country
The Plough Storytelling Circle

The Plough Storytelling Circle weaves tales from the heart and soul of the West Country. Come and lose yourself in stories that have passed from mouth to ear across the years.

Tales from the heart and soul of the West Country.

Tent on the Strand:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
storytelling 8+ 50 mins
Fire in the Belly
Poorhouse

Actor and musician Dave Plimmer shares music and reflections from his new show in development which explores the life and music of Woody Guthrie

Actor and musician Dave Plimmer explores the life and music of Woody Guthrie.

Bridge Chambers:
Fri , Sat , Sun (pay-what-you-will)
drama with live music 15+ 75 mins
Forgotten Doll's House
Movez Maniax Youth Circus

The Toymaker brings to life the broken and forgotten Dolls that had been discarded as childhood passed.
Come watch them play...

The Toymaker brings to life broken and forgotten Dolls - watch them play...

The Square:
Sat (pay-what-you-will)
circus, physical theatre all ages 45 mins
Forgotten Doll's House @ Green Lanes
Movez Maniax Youth Circus

The Toymaker brings to life the broken and forgotten Dolls that had been discarded as childhood passed.
Come watch them play...

The Toymaker brings to life broken and forgotten Dolls - watch them play...

Green Lanes Shopping Centre:
Sun (pay-what-you-will)
circus, physical theatre all ages 45 mins
Gerard Harris: ATTENTION SEEKER
That's Enough Drama

Shy, nervous writer for famous comedian stumbles into the standup spotlight & decides to stay, with hilarious consequ… etc ★★★★★ EdmontonJournal; Best Comedy, Buxton; Best Comedy, Dunedin; Best of Fest, Ottawa.

Shy, nervous writer for famous comedian stumbles into the standup spotlight.

Liberal Club:
Fri , Sat , Sun (pay-what-you-will)
spoken word, stand-up, storytelling (content) 16+ 60 mins
Girls Like That
Heads Up Youth Theatre

“The problem with girls like that is they give ALL girls a bad name” A photo goes viral, rumours spread, a reputation becomes toxic. What happened to friendship, feminism and unity?

A photo goes viral, rumours spread, a reputation becomes toxic.

Bridge Chambers:
Thu (pay-what-you-will)
drama 13+ 45 mins
Grimm's Fairer Tales
Stories Alive

With wolves, witches and goblins. Feminist tales for a modern age, members of the audience are invited on to the stage to help tell these twisted versions of the Grimm’s classics.

Feminist tales for a modern age - twisted versions of the Grimm’s classics.

Tent on the Strand:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
family storytelling 3-12 60 mins
Hamlet (an experience)
Brite Theater

Emily Carding (previously Richard III: a one woman show) is Hamlet, you are the players arriving at Elsinore. Hamlet has questions. Do you have the answers? Winner Best Actress BABEL 2019

Emily Carding is Hamlet. You are the players arriving at Elsinore.

The Guildhall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
classical, solo show 12+ 60 mins
Harvey Greenfield is Running Late
Paul Richards

Harvey is a man in demand! Comedy writer Paul Richards explores our need to please and why sometimes it's okay to just sit in a shed and play Subbuteo and pretend to be Meat Loaf.

Why sometimes it's OK to sit in a shed and pretend to be Meat Loaf.

Tent on the Strand:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy 12+ 60 mins
Heartfelt from Heaven
Project: Dance! Devon

Welcome to the communication room in the afterlife. Meet people who have passed on - all have something to sort from their past lives. You will laugh, cry, tissues provided.

Meet people who have passed on - all have something to sort out..

Bridge Chambers:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
drama (content) 12+ 40 mins
Holly Kavanagh - My dad's Mick Hucknell
Holly Kavanagh

Holly Kavanagh "marvelous and memorable... riveting to watch" Current South Coast Comedian 2019 Semi Finalist. Come see her second one woman show about identity, people and dated cultural references!

A one-woman show about identity, people and dated cultural references!

Castle Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) 16+ 30 mins
It's Over Now
Minimae Productions

Love is theatre, and laughter, and sadness. It's a sickness; it’s madness...

Upstairs At the Queen's:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
drama - mental health 10+ 30 mins
Knitbone Pepper
Plough Youth Theatre@St Annes

Claire Barker's much loved "Knitbone Pepper, Ghost Dog" is adapted by the group with excitement and warmth using mad-cap and genuine characters by real people and big puppets.

An adaptation of Claire Barkers much loved "Knitbone Pepper, Ghost Dog"

St Anne's Outside:
Sat (pay-what-you-will)
drama, family friendly 4+ 40 mins
Kōtuku and the Moon Child
Birdlife Productions

A Moon Child gets trapped on Earth - how will she find her way home? Masks, Puppetry, breath-taking original Music and NO spoken word, for everyone age 5 to 95 years!

A Moon Child trapped on Earth - how will she find her way home

Baptist Hall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
family theatre, puppetry 5+ 50 mins
Losing My Mindfulness
Katie McLeod

Want to feel calmer? Imagine a life where stress floats by like a cloud, not a rain cloud, a nice one, a fluffy one... Come to my workshop, or not, its fine, EVERYTHING is fine!

Come to my workshop, or not, its fine, EVERYTHING is fine!

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama 15+ 60 mins
Make The Move
Make The Move

Relaxed performances and displays by the dance, acrobatics and Rising Stars groups at Make the Move

Display by the dance, acrobatics and Rising Stars groups at Make the Move

Green Lanes Shopping Centre:
Sat (pay-what-you-will)
dance, acrobatics, musical theatre all ages 45 mins
Making a Drama out of a Game
Playworks.uk

‘Making a Drama out of a Game’ - a workshop for children 8-12 yrs. Games, dressing up and acting out!

A workshop for children 8-12 yrs - games, dressing up and acting out!

Tent Extra:
Sat , Sun (pay-what-you-will)
drama workshop 8-12 60 mins
Man Standing
James Luckraft-Law

With social media, sport and celebrity common aspects of modern life, how is ‘the male’ portrayed and featured? Comedy with a man, some words, questionable dancing and a lip-sync…

Comedy with a man, some words, questionable dancing and a lip-sync…

Golden Lion Tap:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, clowning, spoken word (content) 16+ 50 mins
Miserus
i.e.

Classic Greek stories told properly. By Romans. Join the blind seer Tiresias and his mostly mute companion Vox Nihili as they recount a dismal selection of Classical Greek Myths.

A dismal selection of Classical Greek Myths told properly. By Romans.

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
storytelling, music, comedy 14+ 50 mins
Miss Potter's Tailor's Tale
Brandywine Theatre Company

Beatrix Potter, a hill farmer in the Lake District, takes a break from lambing on a snowy night to share with us how she became the most successful children's author of all time.

How Beatrix Potter became the most successful children’s author of all time..

The Southgate:
Sat , Sun (ticketed)
light-hearted comedy 13+ 45 mins
Nathan & Ida's Hot Dog Stand
Nathan & Ida

With only determination and a secret recipe Nathan & Ida juggle love and danger to create the best hot dog in the New World. An award-winning whirlwind comedy with heart.

Nathan & Ida juggle love and danger to create the best hot dog in the New World.

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, theatre 12+ 45 mins
Oddsocks
Ingrid Dahle

Ingrid Dahle has a 45 minute show about odd socks mixed with award winning stand up. Not tested on animals.

A show about odd socks mixed with award winning stand up.

Golden Lion Tap:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) 16+ 45 mins
One Foot In The Rave
Joined Up Thinking

A disillusioned 23 year old Jehovah’s Witness breaks free from the controlling cult and lands on the dance floors of 90's clubland. He is not prepared for what lies ahead.

A disillusioned Jehovah’s Witness lands up in 90's clubland.

The Guildhall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
verse play (content) 16+ 60 mins
One Man Peter Pan
Autojeu Theatre

Frantically funny adventurous escapade! We all know the story of Peter Pan, or do we... this one man tale will bring the story to life as you have never seen before.

The story of Peter Pan as you have never seen before.

Queen's Theatre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
comedy, theatre 5+ 50 mins
Please Do Not Move The Furniture
Lucy Freeman and Kane John Mills
CHANGE TO BROCHURE: this show is cancelled.
St Anne's Arts Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun
Queer Monster
Atomic Rhubarb

If you want a freaky, fabulous, funny night out!? Come meet QUEER MONSTER! DRAG, CABARET, DRAMA, MUSIC, IMPROV, DRINKS, IRISH DANCE, STUPIDITY....! You're in for a Queer evening

A freaky, fabulous, funny night out!? Meet QUEER MONSTER!

Golden Lion Tap:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drag (content) 15+ 60 mins
Revelation 11
COLLAGE

Growing up, Mickey was taught not to ask questions. But now his father has disappeared and only one question remains: where do you go to outrun a cult?

Where do you go to outrun a cult?

Castle Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama (content) 16+ 60 mins
Robert Garnham - Spout
The Robert Garnham Partnership

Comedy poet Robert Garnham returns with his new show about tea. Poems and monologues and silliness, all about tea. Come along and see what he's been brewing.

Poems and monologues and silliness, all about tea. What's brewing.

The Southgate:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, spoken word, poetry 16+ 60 mins
Rock And A Hard Place
Journeymen Theatre

Based on a true story, Kayleigh becomes trapped in a twenty year cycle of domestic abuse. Thankfully, she does have a guardian angel in the form of Aunty Janine.

Kayleigh is trapped in domestic abuse. Thankfully, she has a guardian angel.

Castle Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
docu-drama (content) 17+ 60 mins
Romeo and Juliet
St Mary’s C of E Primary School

Come and be captivated by this stunning ‘in the round’ retelling of Shakespeare’s timeless, tragic classic brought electrically to life by the Drama club of St Mary’s Primary.

The tragic classic brought electrically to life by the Drama club of St Mary’s Primary.

Castle Green:
Thu (pay-what-you-will)
drama, Shakespeare in the round 8+ 20 mins
Romeo and Juliet @ Green Lanes
St Mary’s C of E Primary School

Come and be captivated by this stunning ‘in the round’ retelling of Shakespeare’s timeless, tragic classic brought electrically to life by the Drama club of St Mary’s Primary.

The tragic classic brought electrically to life by the Drama club of St Mary’s Primary.

Green Lanes Shopping Centre:
Thu (pay-what-you-will)
drama, Shakespeare in the round 8+ 20 mins
Running Out
UnTamed Theatre

Jake discovers he has a secret superpower - he can pause time: it's gotten him out of trouble often... but now time and his luck are running out... Comedy drama with a sci-fi twist.

Jake can pause time... but now time and his luck are running out.

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, drama (content) 14+ 50 mins
Sex, drugs and other things I never do.
Simon Caine

If you like pina coladas, and deep emotional pain. If you get anxious in public, come and see Simon Caine.

For all who like pina coladas, and get anxious in public.

Castle Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy 18+ 60 mins
Skerryvore: a tale of terror
Tricksy Spirits Productions

In 1876 three crewmen disappeared from the Skerryvore lighthouse. Only young Mary knows what happened. Prof Barrett unravels the mystery but the truth is not what he expected...

In 1876 three crewmen disappeared from the Skerryvore lighthouse.

Castle Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama 11+ 55 mins
Storyteller of the Year Entertains
The Bard of Windmill Hill

The Bard of Windmill Hill was the recipient of a Best Show Award from Shaftesbury Fringe Festival in 2018. "Brilliant, captivating, cheering" Chippenham Folk Festival

Recipient of a Best Show Award from Shaftesbury Fringe Festival in 2018.

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama, spoken word 14+ 60 mins
Tangle Tree
JDJB & TLBB Productions

Am I dead? Hazel asks, as her mother Ivy regards past and future. Where is the thread? In the wool, the yarn? Can it be found in a Pas de Chat? Or does it lie with Sleeping Dogs?

Am I dead? Hazel asks, as her mother Ivy regards past and future.

The Guildhall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
drama based on real life stories 8-108 55 mins
Taster Session Wednesday
Fringe TheatreFest

Five minute 'tasters' from up to a dozen companies to help you decide what you must see. Get ahead of the game by spotting the sell-out shows before the tickets have all gone.

Get ahead of the game by spotting the sell-out shows before the tickets have all gone.

Barnstaple Coffee Shop:
Wed (pay-what-you-will)
a bit of everything all ages 60 mins
Taster Sessions Thu & Fri
Fringe TheatreFest

Five minute 'tasters' from up to a dozen companies to help you decide what you must see. Get ahead of the game by spotting the sell-out shows before the tickets have all gone.

Get ahead of the game by spotting the sell-out shows before the tickets have all gone.

Upstairs At the Queen's:
Thu , Fri (pay-what-you-will)
a bit of everything all ages 60 mins
Telling Tales
Fringe TheatreFest

A number of Fringe TheatreFest companies combine to share short stories with a young audience. You'll be able to see their full shows in different venues around the town.

A number of Fringe TheatreFest companies combine to share short stories with a young audience.

Barnstaple Library:
Thu (pay-what-you-will)
family friendly, storytelling Under 5s 60 mins
The Cove 3 - The Final Chapter
RAMUK69 Films

The masterminds behind The Cove 1 & 2 come back to shoot, edit and premiere The Cove 3 The Final Chapter all in a day! This year YOU help write the movie so anything can happen!

RAMUK69 shoot, edit and premiere The Cove 3 The Final Chapter in a day!

The Cove Boutique:
(pay-what-you-will)
filmmaking (content) 18+ 120 mins
The Final Journey of Edward Wilson
Spaniel in the Works

This powerful, dramatic play charts the life of Edward Wilson, naturalist, artist and caring, brave explorer who journeyed with Captain Scott and died with him at the South Pole.

Edward Wilson, naturalist, artist and explorer, journeyed with Captain Scott.

Bridge Chambers:
Fri , Sat , Sun (pay-what-you-will)
drama 10+ 60 mins
The Head of Medusa
Gary Cordingley

Perseus and Medusa are wrapped in a story that has endured the ages but it is time to question who the real monsters are in this ancient myth, and how it relates to modern times.

Perseus and Medusa are wrapped in a story that has endured the ages.

The Southgate:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
performance storytelling (content) adult 60 mins
The Laurel & Hardy Cabaret
Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

The award-winning Lucky Dog return to Barnstaple with an accurate bumper package of Stan and Ollie’s routines and songs from stage, screen and record you won’t find elsewhere.

An accurate bumper package of Stan and Ollie’s routines and songs.

Baptist Hall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy 5+ 60 mins
The Life & Rhymes of Archy & Mehitabel
Theatre Nation

This dynamic one-person show introduces Archy the Cockroach, Mehitabel the Cat and other insect low lives – based on Don Marquis’ satirical cult poetry, from New York’s Jazz Age.

Don Marquis’ satirical poetry from New York’s Jazz Age brought to life!.

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
theatre, comedy 12+ 60 mins
The Living Room
MishMash Devon

"What do you do in your Living Room? Is this a Living Room? Is there room for living in it? Is it alive?"

Queen Anne’s Café Outside:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
street theatre all ages 60 mins
The Only Punk Rocker in the Village
Ballycartoon Players

‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’ is a new play set in North Clare in the late 1970’s where a teenager's discovery of Punk Rock turns his life upside down.

A teenager's discovery of Punk Rock turns his life upside down.

The Guildhall:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, slice of life (content) 12+ 35 mins
The Reduced Literature Degree
Shirley Halse

Shirley Halse has condensed the three year BA English Literature curriculum into a far more efficient one hour course, from Old English all the way up to today. No essays required.

The three year BA English Literature curriculum condensed into an hour.

The Guildhall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy 16+ 55 mins
The Steve Larkin Adventure
Steve Larkin

Your own music, mirth and spoken word show. “Larkin has the facial expressions of Vic Reeves, and the quick-wittedness of Frankie Boyle” "Essential viewing" ***** Fringe Guru

"The facial expressions of Vic Reeves, and the quick-wittedness of Frankie Boyle”

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, music, spoken word PG 55 mins
The Tom Show
Chest Pains Productions
CHANGE TO BROCHURE: this show is cancelled.
High Street:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun
The twisted mind of Paul Smith
Paul Smith's

Paul Smith is Brummie born and inbred. He moved to Devon 2 yrs ago to take up surfing and being on the dole. He lives with his mum at the age of 46.

Paul Smith, is Brummie born and inbred. He moved to Devon 2 yrs ago.

Upstairs At the Queen's:
Sat (pay-what-you-will)
comedy, stand-up (content) 18+ 30 mins
The Uses of Poetry
Robert Meteyard

THE USES OF POETRY - A Personal Journey. Although, 1) I’d like YOU to come too as I don’t really want to go on my own 2) when it’s over you won’t need to get a bus home or anything.

A Personal Journey - though I’d like YOU to come too

Upstairs At the Queen's:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
spoken word 13+ 50 mins
Thrones
C3 Youth Dance Company

Contemporary dance inspired by the Incas

St Anne's Outside:
Sat (pay-what-you-will)
dance all ages 10 mins
Tiptree: No One Else's Damn Secret But My Own
Headpictures

James Tiptree Jr: CIA official? “Ineluctably masculine” sci-fi writer? Or a 61-yr-old woman from Virginia? Well... she was all these things - and it began with a jar of marmalade.

James Tiptree: CIA official? Male sci-fi writer? Or a 61-yr-old woman?

Castle Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
theatre (content) adults - 12+ 60 mins
Tom Balmont: Chest Pains
Chest Pains Productions
CHANGE TO BROCHURE: this show is cancelled.
Escape Down The Rabbit Hole:
Thu , Fri , Sat
Total Eclipse
Moving Pieces
CHANGE TO BROCHURE: this show is cancelled and replaced by Brite Theater performing Hamlet (an experience).
The Guildhall:
Fri , Sat , Sun
Two Little Kittens
Above Bounds

Above Bounds invite you inside from the storm to watch as our tale unfolds. Can two unlikely companions learn to share and play together, or will one end up outside on their own?

Can two unlikely companions learn to share and play together?

Queen's Theatre:
Thu , Fri (pay-what-you-will)
Early Years Theatre Under 5s 45 mins
Untitled, The Deep Sleep
Hampton Studio

Untitled, The Deep Sleep is a performance installation by multi-disciplinary artist Yulia Hampton. The artist invites public to share one of the most intimate experiences - sleep.

You are invited to share one of the most intimate experiences - sleep.

The Strand:
Thu , Fri , Sat (pay-what-you-will)
street performance all ages 200 mins
Woman Caught Unaware
Benny&Kate

A university professor is caught in a storm when an image of her in a changing room is shared online. Woman Caught Unaware is a searing examination of the culture of body-shaming.

A searing examination of the culture of body-shaming.

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama (content) 14+ 45 mins
YEZNO
Pilot's Thumb Theatre

Friends shouldn't marry! 1970 - can they save their marriage? Sex games, laughter, tears, tenderness, violence! 2000 - chance meeting. Forgive? Live in the present; hope for a future?

Friends shouldn't marry! Complicated relationships that span the decades.

The Guildhall:
Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama (content) 14+ 60 mins