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Performances, workshops, events and seminars are shown on this page, where they're of interest to Communications, Drama and Film students.

Please remember that coursework-related events may not appear until a week before the event, so please check back regularly.


Fri 24 May

Start times are 15:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 20
Tickets for public: 8

Admission Free
End Time: 16:10

Tickets for students/staff: 20
Tickets for public: 10

Admission Free
End Time: 19:10

T3 Festival
Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

Author: Tim Crouch
Director: Mallie Waterfield
Location: TS1  Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Road, Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

“You should all have a book. Does everyone have a book? This book is part of the play. In a minute, we’ll all open this book and we’ll invite you to turn the pages.” In this play, the book, the script, holds the performance. Through the book, the writer manipulates audience and cast together to all become part of the same narrative. The book he’s written predicts it all: the equations, the black hole and all the words we’ll speak until the end. On this last day, at this last hour, a defector finds her voice and returns. Can she break free from the script? In this play, presented through stage action and illustrated text, audience and actors turn the book’s pages together, they study the images, and they sometimes share the words out loud. Be part of it.


Mon 27 May

Start times are 15:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 25
Tickets for public: 17

Admission Free
End Time: 15:40

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 18:40

T3 Festival
Birthday

Author: Alice Rhodes
Director: Alice Rhodes
Location: RS1  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

Birthday is a contemporary play following the stories of a group of friends as they each celebrate their birthdays over the course of a year, and how their situations around the occasion differ. The story is an exploration of life, bonds, grief, joy and support, celebrating the love of friendship amongst differing circumstances.


Tue 28 May

Start times are 15:30 and 18:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 27
Tickets for public: 19

Admission Free
End Time: 16:30

Tickets for students/staff: 21
Tickets for public: 19

Admission Free
End Time: 19:30

T3 Festival
Dinner Party

Author: Olivia Thomas
Director: Olivia Thomas
Location: RS1  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

Think of the worst dinner party you have ever attended. Could it possibly have been worse? Well, yes, it could: join Dinner Party's eight characters as they attend the worst dinner party of their lives, haunted by their pasts and trapped helplessly watching as their lives turn upside-down.


Wed 29 May

Start time: 10:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 13

Admission Free
End Time: 15:20

Commedia dell'Arte Taster

Location: TS1  Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Road, Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

Commedia is the original actor’s theatre: It’s physical, it’s madcap, it’s a social commentary, and it is freakin’ awesome!.

This one-day workshop (10am - 5pm) will cover:

  • How to perform with a mask: a very freeing experience for performers!
  • The myriad characters: Servants, Lovers, Captains, and the Masters/Mistresses.
  • The use of Space.
  • Development of Narrative.

Led by Howard Gayton (Ophaboom Theatre, East 15 - London, ESMAE – Portugal, Goldsmith’s – London) the workshop is FREE, and open to all students in the Communication Drama and Film department.

Spaces limited to 20 people. Come dressed in comfortable studio clothes.


Wed 29 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 28
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 27
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
King Leir and His Three Daughters

Director: Mioara Tarzioru
Location: RS2  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

‘King Leir and his Three Daughters’ is a dramatic narrative that retells a famous story with roots in fairy tales from around the world, which has been explored using Michael Chekhov’s approach (including his Psychological Gesture) and eurythmy, a discipline that Chekhov deemed essential for his approach to actor training.


Wed 29 May

Start time: 19:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 20:30

T3 Festival
She Stoops to Conquer

Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Co-Directors: Phoebe Turner, Lara Phillipson
Location: RS3  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

This play is an 80s female led interpretation of Oliver Goldsmith’s 18th century classic, ‘She Stoops to Conquer.’ With the party season fast approaching, two friends, Marlow and Hastings travel to Hardcastle House ready to meet the ever popular Kate and Constance, daughter and niece of Mr Hardcastle. However, owing to Mr Hardcastle’s step son Tony and his flare for mischief, Marlow and Hastings make fools of themselves leading to Mr and Mrs Hardcastle turning against them. Yet more trouble ensues when Kate and Constance undermine their guests to gain the upper hand in this comedy of manners, a play toying with the absurdities of social class.


Thu 30 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:30 

Tickets for students/staff: 26
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 18:20

Tickets for students/staff: 24
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 20:50

T3 Festival
Main Character Syndrome - A Battle for the Spotlight: The Cabaret (that’s really all about me)

Director: Olivia Hollreiser and Lily Potter
Location: Bootlegger

Do you romanticise every part of your life? When you look out of ur car window do you pretend you’re in a movie? Are you the main character of your story? It’s okay if you’re not, sidekicks, villains and main characters are all welcome to enjoy our cabaret. Come along to ‘Main Character Energy’ in order to see where we place some of your favourite characters from Musical Theatre. “Villains”, “Sidekicks” and “Leads” all get the chance to be the Main Character in this cabaret. Grab a ticket, grab a cocktail and live out your main character dreams.

This event takes place at the Bootlegger bar at 162-163 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT


Mon 03 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 16:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 18:40

T3 Festival
Heroin & Heroines

Author: darcey thompson
Director: darcey
Location: RS1  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

a production unveiling the enigmatic personas of cinema's antagonists through song and dance and portraying a captivating narrative that sheds light on the hidden complexities behind iconic roles. Join us for an unforgettable spectacle that promises to redefine perceptions and elevate the art of storytelling to new heights.


Mon 03 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 17:50

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 19:50

T3 Festival
Terminating At Platform 2

Author: Finn Ellison
Director: Zoe Masefield
Location: RS3  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

When two young people go on a night out that doesn't go quite to plan, they resign themselves to an awkward train journey home. However, as they try to keep a conversation going, strange anomalies begin to unravel the tensions that underlie their relationship.


Tue 04 Jun

Start times are 15:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 15:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 18:45

T3 Festival
A Beautiful History

Author: Johnny Douglas
Director: Georgie Williams-Ellis
Location: RS1  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

This is a play that explores the four remaining days before Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts march their way through the Jewish-majority town of Stepney. With the government apathetic to the fascist threat, a local family and a crew of dockworkers find themselves embroiled in the resistance to the march, whether they like it or not. Set in East London, 1936, it is a fictionalisation of the events leading up to the Battle of Cable Street, a demonstration in which anti-fascists fought against police in an attempt to prevent fascists from marching through the town. Despite only being 45 minutes long, this play manages to fit in a lot historical context, alongside two parallel stories of locals dealing with the politically hostile atmosphere of the time.


Tue 04 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 20:00

T3 Festival
A series of Public Apologies (in response to the unfortunate incident in the school lavatories)

Author: John Donnelly
Director: Jack Gregory
Location: RS3  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

A group of teachers desperately attempt to contain the aftermath of an unfortunate incident in the school bathroom. However, despite their best efforts, events get blown ridiculously out of proportion. This satire explores the darker side of modern culture; critiquing politics, cancel culture, and the fundamental silliness of our first world problems.


Wed 05 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
HollowAlley

Author: Emma Gibbon and Kai Tesan
Director: Emma Gibbon and Kai Tesan
Location: RS1  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

Two travellers stumble upon HollowAlley, a western town in Southern America. This town's beloved new sheriff, with his dark and violent roots brings prosperity and wealth to the town's people. Yet the notorious priest thieves for his own personal gain and life of extravagance, drying the town poor. The travellers get mixed into the centre of the town's chaos after being mistaken for wanted bank robbers. They watch as the town is divided and observe the passionate affair of a broken man.


Wed 05 Jun

Start time: 19:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 24
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 19:40

T3 Festival
Rob Stirzaker: My Vanity Project

Director: Rob Stirzaker
Location: RS2  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

Does he really sell his feet on the internet? And what exactly does it mean to be an ‘asthma b!tch’? In his first solo comedy cabaret show Rob is very excited to share his love of all things fun, frivolous and (what chatgpt calls) his ‘sharp wit and unique perspective’.
Expect comedy songs, feather boas, stand-up bits and even an exciting opportunity to win a signed bottle of Irn-Bru! If that sounds like your kind of thing then why not pop along to ‘Rob Stirzaker: My Vanity Project’ Wednesday 5th June, 19:00 in Roborough Studios 2!


Thu 06 Jun

Start times are 15:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 18

Admission Free
End Time: 16:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
Good Morning Milton Keynes

Author: Poppy Brown and Ben Hart
Director: Poppy Brown
Location: RS1  Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road, Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

When all of the presenters of hit breakfast TV show ‘Good Morning Milton Keynes’ have mysteriously fallen terribly ill, a ditzy runner and a clueless caretaker must join forces to host all segments of the programme and save the day – what could possibly go wrong?


Fri 07 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 17:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 19:50

T3 Festival
The Iliad: A Devised Performance

Director: Chessie Galla-Taylor and Daniel Siner
Location: TS1  Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Road, Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

Intense war rages on between the Greeks and Trojans. One man relives his experiences on the front lines, as soldiers battle their environment, disease, each other, and themselves. Modern journalism meets classical poetry offering a fresh perspective on this timeless epic.


Mon 10 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 17:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20

Admission Free
End Time: 19:00

T3 Festival
BOUND

Author: Aedin Myburgh
Director: Aedin Myburgh
Location: TS1  Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Road, Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

The classic Greek Myth of Hades and Persephone... but make it queer! An adaptation of the classic story where Persephone (or rather Persis) runs away from home, explores the beauty of the underworld and starts to embrace their identity. A show with physical performance and music that brings the mystical world of the gods to life in an emotional and thought-provoking performance about queer identity and family.


Sat 15 Jun

 

T3 Festival
Exposure: A New Ghost Story

Author: Rafael Harris
Director: Rafael Harris
Location: Kay House

Exposure: A Horror Story is an adrenaline-filled play, designed to get heart rates pumping. Hidden truths surface and ghosts may or may not appear. What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth?

Therapists are supposed to help, aren’t they? In 1985, two doctors at the Friedkin Psychiatric Hospital asked the question do ghosts exist? They begin their research on a troubled girl named Jules Francis who believes she is being haunted by her deceased husband. Attempting to document their findings on camera, Dr MacNeal and Pritchard record four pivotal sessions where they push the boundaries of what is acceptable in an attempt to answer the question themselves. But as things start going amiss and the camera starts to glitch, maybe Jules’ theory might not be entirely wrong... 
Performances:
Saturday 15 June 7.30pm
Sunday 16 June 2.30pm & 7.30pm