While the pandemic closed many theatres through 2020 and 2021, we were able to keep our doors open at Christmas by working with Le Navet Bete to revive their comic take on Treasure Island – which went on to win Exeter Living’s Best Event Award in 2020 – and then A Christmas Carol which last year received unanimous 5-star reviews.
Now, as we return to full opening, we have decided to team up once again with Le Navet Bete to create a brand-new Christmas show, directed by our Artistic Director, Daniel Buckroyd, and starring Le Navet Bete, alongside an extended cast and company.
We’re thrilled that we can build on our long tradition of classic panto with all the big production values our audiences have come to expect – stunning sets and costumes, live music and dance – but with the added genius of Le Navet Bette’s madcap comedy to create something totally new. This will be a thoroughly entertaining take on a classic tale for the grown-ups as much as the little ones.
Daniel Buckroyd, Artistic Director of Exeter Northcott
After the success of our last two Christmas shows at the Northcott we’re delighted to be coming home to Exeter once again. Robin Hood is a firm festive favourite and we’re excited to work with Daniel and a wider creative team to create a spectacular and hilarious version of this classic tale.
Al Dunn, Le Navet Bete