July 2016

25 July 2016

Young actors to soar at the Northcott

michael and john

Following a hugely successful audition call, Exeter Northcott Theatre is proud to present the young actors who will play the roles of John and Michael Darling in its 2016 Christmas show, Peter Pan.

Along with the Lost Boys cast, the roles will split equally between two teams of actors throughout the run which starts on Friday 2 December.

Michael Darling will be played by 12 year old Brandon Tayler-Young who attends Plymouth School of Creative Arts, and 10 year old Fenn Gillmore, who attends St Sidwell’s Primary School in Exeter.

Fenn said “When I’m older I want to be an actor. I love acting on stage, so I’m looking forward to working with the cast because I’ve never done such a big production and it’s going to be quite exciting!”

Brandon added “I’m looking forward to the show because I get to fly and I get to be part of such an excellent production.”

The role of John Darling will be played by 14 year old Charlie Killen, who attends Exeter School, and 12 year old Gabriel Drake, who attends Dawlish Community College.

“I’m looking forward to being part of a great and special production at one of Exeter’s best theatres.” said Charlie.

Gabriel said “I’m looking forward to working with loads of professional actors and a professional director. I’m also really looking forward to flying – that will be a great experience!”

Peter Pan is at Exeter Northcott Theatre from Friday 2 December 2016 – Sunday 1 January 2017. Tickets are from £12. Book online at www.exeternorthcott.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01392 726363


For further information please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 722 408 or email her.

Notes to Editors

J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan
An Exeter Northcott Theatre Production

For over a hundred years children (and adults) have drifted off to sleep dreaming of Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, fairy dust, crocodiles and of course the villainous Captain Hook.  Featuring death defying feats of flying and a generous sprinkling of fairy dust, let your imagination soar in this magical new stage adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story – the perfect festive treat for all the family.

06 July 2016

Celebrate your graduation with us!

Join us for a delicious afternoon tea of your choice to celebrate your University of Exeter graduation.

2016 Graduation Menu

01 July 2016

A Letter from the Cultural Spaces in Exeter in Response to the Referendum

A nation divided. A city divided?

17 million people vote against an establishment position. A younger generation blames an older one for giving away their futures. And there’s a 57% increase in reported hate crime.

In these turbulent times it is hard to find equilibrium. With emotions running so high, tolerance often falls by the wayside.

Culture offers an opportunity for us to celebrate our heritage, diverse and specific. It enables us to hear contrary views given equal weight, exploring complexity. And our spaces allow us to extend a welcome to all.

As leaders of cultural spaces in the city, we want to be clear that we welcome all, regardless of their ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality and political views. You are welcome to read, learn, think, dance, talk, eat, drink, laugh, cry and solve the world’s problems. You’re welcome to a safe place where you can be alone in a crowd.

This offer will always stay open.

Patrick Cunningham, Director, Exeter Phoenix

Ciara Eastell, Chief Executive, Libraries Unlimited

Paul Jepson, Artistic and Executive Director, Exeter Northcott

David Lockwood, Director, The Bike Shed Theatre

Rosie Denham, Lead Member for Economy and Culture, Exeter City Council

The Very Rev Dr Jonathan Draper, Dean of Exeter