Le Navet Bete King Arthur artwork. The three members of Le Navet Bete stand on a circular wooden stage in the middle of a wheat field, with a castle in the background. Al Dunn (left) is wearing a medieval jester costume. Nick Bunt (centre) is wearing white shorts, leather boots and a medieval knight's helmet. Matt Freeman (right) is wearing a blue and white dress. They all look shocked. They are surrounded by a mixed group of medieval peasants, one of whom has thrown a tomato at Al. Above Le Navet Bete and the peasants, title text reads: King Arthur'.
Le Navet Bete’s King Arthur Production Photo: a man wearing a patchwork hoodie and holding an ice-lolly looks fed-up; beside him, another man in a ginger wig and voluminous brocade dress gestures with his arms wide.
Photo by Craig Fuller
Le Navet Bete’s King Arthur Production Photo: the three members of Le Navet Bete stand in a triangle formation in front of a castle’s ramparts; they are all wearing golden sequinned vests and shorts, and striking a pose.
Photo by Craig Fuller
Le Navet Bete’s King Arthur Production Photo: a stage set with three areas illuminated by spotlights; 1) a small room with wooden rafters and a narrow arched window, where a man in a red tunic sits on the floor; 2) a yellow and purple striped tent, where a wizard with a long white beard and pointed hat gestures furiously; 3) a castle rampart where a man in a loose white shirt holds a sword aloft.
Photo by Craig Fuller

Le Navet Bete present

King Arthur

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Camelot is in trouble. King Arthur knows that if he doesn’t turn things around, this civilisation will be forgotten, and be known as nothing more than a rather dull time in British history. But when three hapless squires approach him about changing that legacy… a legend is born.

Teaming up with one of UK theatre’s best comedy writers and directors, John Nicholson (Peepolykus), award-winning funny men Le Navet Bete (The Three Musketeers, Treasure Island, Dracula: The Bloody Truth) are back with a brand-new laugh-out-loud show for the ages.

A comedy for the whole family, this hilarious retelling of the Arthurian legends will have audiences crying with laughter and become part of the legend themselves!


‘Ingenious and effortlessly hilarious’
The Stage

‘If all theatre was this good we wouldn’t need TV’
BBC

‘A company on top form and leagues ahead of anyone else doing this work. Completely outrageous but always on the money. Simply beautiful.’
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‘What Le Navet Bete does, and with such conviction, is persuade us that theatre is not an elite activity. It can, and should be, for everyone.’
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Since forming in 2008 Le Navet Bete have produced fifteen critically acclaimed shows with both indoor and outdoor shows including Serendipity, Zemblanity, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dick Tracy, Robin Hood and His Merry Men, Dracula: The Bloody Truth, The Three Musketeers and Treasure Island. Many of these shows still tour the UK and internationally with the company also playing outdoor events from the circus fields at Glastonbury Festival and the beautiful gardens of the Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany, to the picturesque Plaza de Armas in Morelia, Mexico, and high up on the side of the Rock of Gibraltar.

Christmas 2022 saw the troupe perform with other actors for the first time in a co-production of Robin Hood at the Exeter Northcott Theatre. La Navet Bete are Associate Artists at the Exeter Northcott Theatre and Artists in Residence at the Exeter Phoenix.

Al Dunn, Co-Founder of Le Navet Bete said ‘Making accessible work has been at the centre of our ethos right from the very beginning. It’s our mission to create and tour hilarious, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre using creative and engaging storytelling for absolutely everyone from four to one hundred and four! We can’t wait to share the Story of King Arthur to audiences across the UK this year in true ridiculously outrageous Le Navet Bete Style, placing physical theatre, fooling and slapstick at the heart of every show.’

This performance contains smoke, haze and pyrotechnics.
Age guidance 7+

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Tuesday 29th Oct 2024
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07:30 PM
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Wednesday 30th Oct 2024
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02:30 PM
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Wednesday 30th Oct 2024
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07:30 PM
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£24.00
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Thursday 31st Oct 2024
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07:30 PM
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£24.00
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Friday 1st Nov 2024
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07:30 PM
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£24.00
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Saturday 2nd Nov 2024
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02:30 PM
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£24.00
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Saturday 2nd Nov 2024
Time
07:30 PM
Price
£24.00
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