Month: December 2020

A heart-felt thank you to our friends at SLX Hire & Events

We’d like to say a huge thank you and acknowledge the generous support of SLX Events and Hire who have supported the production of Treasure Island.

SLX offered a large quantity of additional lighting equipment for the production with a hire value of £14,000.

SLX started from the back dock of the Exeter Northcott in the 1970s when a friendship was born between Maurice Marshall MBE and David Whitehead. Maurice was Chief Electrician at the time and David, his Deputy. The two friends took a decision in November 1979 to become business partners. Maurice pursued a dual career as a partner in SLX and also as chief electrician at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter, where he launched the careers of a number of the country’s top stage lighting designers and technicians. His services to drama and his commitment to training in theatre resulted in him being awarded an MBE.

Three New Northcott Productions Announced

We’re excited to announce that three new productions will be made and presented in Devon in 2021.

The first to open in March is The Honey Man, an absorbing tale about an unlikely relationship between an ageing West Indian recluse and a fiery sixteen year old heir to a country manor house. Written by Tyrone Huggins, it will be directed by Devon-based Director Alix Harris.

Antigone, Brecht’s version of Sophocles’ gripping political thriller, hits the stage in May. A collaboration between the Northcott’s professional team and an ensemble of Exeter University students, it pits a teenage girl against the power of the state, in a topical story of ‘strong man’ leaders and citizen power.

An adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Friend or Foe will be directed by the Northcott’s Artistic Director, Daniel Buckroyd, in June. Following two boys as they’re evacuated from London to Devon during the second world war, this adventurous tale for all the family will feature a mixed professional/community cast drawn from across the County, with information about how to get involved to be published soon.

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