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Exeter Northcott Theatre launches summer season

Summer 2022 announcement artwork – two cartoon children jump in the air either side of a sign reading ‘new shows added’
We’re adding more live performance and theatre shows to our already packed programme of plays and comedy, dance and music events this year.

Alongside a line-up of big hits including The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, English Touring Opera’s La Bohème and BalletBoyz’s Deluxe, we’re also announcing:

Extraordinary Bodies’ Human

Human (17-18 June) is a hybrid piece of circus, film and music that explores life-changing events from the performer’s lives. Human is audio described, British Sign Language interpreted and captioned.

Human artwork - three performers hang in the air holding onto aerial ropes, another performer crouches on the ground looking up at them
A man raises a long wooden stick in a threatening way above two women who are knelt on the floor. Five people stand behind them, unsure of what to do.
Photo credit: Emily Appleton

An urgent new play about the climate crisis

Northcott Associate Director Yusef Niazi collaborates with staff and students at the University of Exeter’s Drama Department to create climate change-focused Footprints (25-26 March). The play centres on the consequences of this crisis for young people, enabling them to participate in conversations about environmental responsibility.


A new take on historical events

Jeremiah (30 April) is a rap-based reinterpretation of the infamous Luddite rebellion created by Northcott Associate Artist Jack Dean.

Jeremiah - Jack Dean and his band
Split image: Left side – one dancer sits upright on the floor, holding another dancer in the air with one arm, Right side – a dancer leaps into the air, throwing flowers around them

World-class dance

Northcott Associate Artist Richard Chappell returns to our theatre with dance programme UPLIFT (3 June), which features performances inspired by, and celebrates up-and-coming talent from, the South West and Wales. Ballet Cymru’s Dream (22 June), a vibrant adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, rounds out our dance offering this season.


Live experiences for all the family

Zog and the Flying Doctors (1-3 July) joins the our line-up of best-selling children’s book stage adaptations, which includes David Walliams’ heist-comedy Gangsta Granny (21-24 April) and Kate Pankhurst’s inspiring Fantastically Great Women (10-15 May). Dinosaur World Live (24-26 June) also offers children the chance to interact with Jurassic beasts.

Split image: Left side – Zog the dragon looks confused as a man dressed in medieval clothing raises his finger, Right side – a young girl holds onto to a large dinosaur puppet’s head, which lifts her off the ground
Photo credit: (L) Mark Senior, (R) Robert Day

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