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A Christmas Tail
Project: Dance! Devon

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

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Fri , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, dance, drama Age all ages 45 mins
A Voice We Follow
Royal Kung Foolery

Two brothers lost in the countryside, are waiting for their Mother to take them home. All hope seems lost, until a mysterious radio transmission will soon change everything.

Tent on the Strand:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
physical theatre/comedy (content) Age 14+ 60 mins
All’s Whale That Ends Whale
Or: Theatre

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

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
absurdist political comedy (content) Age 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...

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

Suddenly, a knock on your door and the Nazis are here to take you away to be interrogated! -- A true story of 3 teenagers during the Holocaust.

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
multimedia drama (content) Age 11+ 75 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!

The Southgate:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
one man comedy play (content) Age 15+ 40 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)

Castle Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, drama (content) Age 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...

Baptist Hall:
Sat , Sun (ticketed)
musical theatre Age all ages 60 mins
Chance
Tennant Magic Entertainment

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

The Guildhall:
Thu , Fri , Sun (ticketed)
magic/mind-reading (content) Age 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

Tent on the Strand:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) Age 8+ 60 mins
did you know there’s a gift shop in Auschwitz
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.

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) Age 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.

Tent on the Strand:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama, comedy, spoken word (content) Age 12+ PG 60 mins
Don Quixote
Many Directions

Poor Don Quixote! He has read too many books on chivalry and convinced himself that he’s a real-life knight. Join Many Directions on this comic quest to right wrongs & save damsels.

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy Age all ages 50 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!

Tent on the Strand:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
clown theatre, circus, magic Age 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.

The Southgate:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
spoken word Age 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.

Tent on the Strand:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
storytelling Age 8+ 50 mins
Goddess
Alex Dallas Productions

A true story set in 1970’s Britain... sex, drugs and rock’n’roll are the backdrop for Sandra’s teenage journey of self discovery, secrets and finding a father she never knew.

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedic storytelling, one woman show (content) Age 14+ 50 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.

Tent on the Strand:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
family storytelling Age 3-12 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.

Tent on the Strand:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy Age 12+ 60 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!

Baptist Hall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
family theatre, puppetry Age 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!

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama Age 15+ 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…

Golden Lion Tap:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, clowning, spoken word (content) Age 16+ 50 mins
MERLYNDA! - MAD, BAD & DAFT TO KNOW!
MERLYNDA! - MAD, BAD & DAFT TO KNOW!

Saucily Hilarious! Cheekily Witty! Utterly Unique! The Multi Award-Winning ‘Mistress of Comedy’ blends her fabulously fun Poems & Songs with Live Ventriloquism: NAUGHTY BUT NICE!

The Guildhall:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) Age 40+ 45 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.

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
storytelling, music, comedy Age 10+
My dad's Mick Hucknell
Holly Kavanagh

Holly wants to talk about the people she has met and the way she sees them. These may not be entirely accurate portrayals, but how she interprets things makes her world more fun.

Castle Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) Age 16+ 30 mins
Nathan & Ida's Hot Dog Stand
Nathan & Ida

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

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, theatre Age 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 .

Golden Lion Tap:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) Age 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.

The Guildhall:
(ticketed)
verse play (content) Age 16+ 60 mins
Parents' Evening
Benny&Kate

She’s disruptive in class. She’s rude to teachers. Now she wants to learn the trumpet. Whose performance is really being judged? The insecurities of modern marriage & parenthood.

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama, comedy (content) Age 15+ 60 mins
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

Golden Lion Tap:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drag (content) Age 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?

Castle Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama (content) Age 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.

The Southgate:
Thu , Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, spoken word, poetry Age 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.

Castle Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
docu-drama (content) Age 17+ 60 mins
Running Out
UnTamed Theatre

Jake discovers he has a secret super power-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

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, drama (content) Age 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.

Castle Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy Age 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...

Castle Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama Age 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

St Anne's Arts Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama, spoken word Age 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?

The Guildhall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
drama based on real life stories Age 8-108 55 mins
Ten Days That Shook The World by John Reed
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.

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
theatre-cabaret (content) Age 14+ 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.

The Southgate:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
performance storytelling (content) Age 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.

Baptist Hall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy Age 5+ 60 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 Guildhall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy Age 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

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, music, spoken word Age PG 55 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.

Castle Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
theatre (content) Age adults - 12+ 60 mins
Total Eclipse
Moving Pieces

A humorous, playful, truthful and thought provoking piece of theatre, which challenges taboos and explores the impact of grief on our relationships and mental health.

The Guildhall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
new writing, clowning Age 16+ 60 mins
Woes Of The Hoes
Semi-Logical Theatre

A spoken word performance by two young women. In a raw and unfiltered nature, the show reflects on real life experiences.

The Southgate:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
spoken word (content) Age 16+ 40 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?

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