Dame Judi Dench - Patron of 50th Anniversary Year

50th Anniversary Gala

Sun 12 November 2017

Drinks reception: 6.30pm
Performance: 7pm

We present an evening of world class performances and artists* as we celebrate the Northcott’s first 50 years and raise funds for those who’ll shape the next 50.

Prosecco and Canape Reception, Souvenir Brochure and Auction. 

Dress: Black Tie / Smart Formal Dress

* all appearances are subject to professional availability.

Robert Lindsay

Robert is an Olivier-winning actor known for his acclaimed performances both on and off screen, including appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well his role as the hapless dentist Ben Harper in BBC’s My Family.

Robert Lindsay was part of the Exeter Northcott’s Rep Company during the early 1970s, alongside Brian Protheroe, John Nettles and Geraldine James.

Paul Jesson

Paul is an actor and an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1987 for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for The Normal Heart. Recent film credits include William Turner, father of JMW Turner in Mike Leigh’s 2014 film Mr. Turner.

Joe Stilgoe

Joe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter. He has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras including BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Northern Sinfonia, Lahti Symphony, Finland and the RTE Orchestra in Dublin.  

Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw is a storyteller and expert in the oral tradition who runs the Westcountry School of Myth and Story on Dartmoor, lectures on oral tradition at Standford University in the US, and has published two books on mythology, as well as translations of Gaelic and Welsh folklore.

Tim Wonnacott

Best known for presenting BBC One’s Bargain Hunt, Tim  first started appearing regularly on television in the early 1990’s on the BBC Antiques Roadshow. In an unusual departure from his “Antiques” comfort zone, the icing on what turned out to be a vintage 2014 year for Tim was his appearance on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, reaching week four with dance partner Natalie Lowe.

Felicity Montagu

Perhaps best known for playing the long-suffering PA Lynn in I’m Alan Partridge,  Felicity was most recently seen playing Mrs Bennett int he UK tour of Pride and Prejudice Other notable roles include Perpetua in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Caroline Bosman in ITV’s Doc Martin and Sue 2 in BBC’s Nighty Night.

Olivia Nixon

Olivia is a comedy actor known for her work with BBC Radio 4. Olivia co-wrote the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 show Guilt Trip with her mother, Felicity Montagu.

Bertie Carvel 

Bertie trained at RADA. His performance in Parade at the Donmar Warehouse earned him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor In A Musical – an award he subsequently won for his portrayal of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda: The Musical, along with the TMA, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards on Broadway, and a Tony nomination.

Ruby Bentall 

Ruby has become a familiar face on our television screens, starring in numerous TV dramas including; Poldark, Jekyll and Hyde, The Paradise, Larkrise to Candleford and Lost in Austen. She has also enjoyed success on stage, most recently seen at The Bush Theatre in Ramona Tells Jim.


Auction Lots

Sealed bids are welcome up until 5pm on Sunday 12 November by e-mailing galaauction@exeternorthcott.co.uk.

Lot 1
A 3 hour on-site personal consultation with Dan Leighton Gardens, offering insights into either a rural or a city garden, with design and planting suggestions. 50 miles radius from Exeter.
(Estimate £300-500)

Lot 2
A day on set with film and TV director Andy Hay.  On a day that is mutually suitable during 2018.

1991-2001 Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic Theatre
1987-1991 Artistic Director of Bolton Octagon Theatre.
TELEVISION: Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (2016), The Musketeers (2014) and Dickensian (2015).
Currently filming the next series of Lucky Man in Hong Kong.

(Estimate £300-500)

Lot 3
A unique painting by Dame Judi Dench.  (Estimate £1,200)

Lot 4
The Royal Opera House, London.  Courtesy of the CEO, and three other generous donors.  14th February, 2018.  4 Stalls seats for the new ROH production of Carmen by Bizet,  starring Anna Goryachova and Francesco Meli, conducted by Jakub Hrusa.  Preceded by Dinner in the splendid Crush Room up to the value of £300.  Table available from early evening, and during the interval.   (Estimate £800 – £1,200)

Lot 5 
A bespoke pastel drawing of the lucky winner’s dog.  24” x 20”, including framing worth £150.
(Estimate £500 – 1,000).  Example below.

Lot 6
A copy of Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, the opening show at the Exeter Northcott Theatre, 2nd November 1967, signed by Dame Judi Dench.  (Estimate: £100 – £200)

Cast

Robert Lindsay

Paul Jesson

Joe Stilgoe

Martin Shaw

Tim Wonnacott

Felicity Montagu

Olivia Nixon

Ruby Bentall

Bertie Carvel

Event Info

Tickets

£50

Running Time

3hrs approx. book now