Tickets now available:
  1.    "Colder Than Here" (Exmouth Players production).  Please click here for further information.

Please call Ticketline 07484 509514

NEWS:

OPEN AUDITIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON for 'Beyond Reasonable Doubt' by Jeffrey Archer.  Please keep checking in on this website or visit our Blackmore Theatre Facebook page for when this announcement is made.

TICKET SALES UPDATE FOR 'COLDER THAN HERE':  Tickets are selling reasonably well with some performances selling more than others.  Currently, there are more choices available for both Wednesday evening and Saturday matinee performances.  Please call the Ticketline above to book now.

NEWSFLASH: 

The Exmouth Players is excited to announce the summer 2020 production for:
Blackmore Youth Theatre Company (BYT)

Music and Lyrics by QUEEN

Story and Script by BEN ELTON

Young@Part Edition adapted by Marc Tumminelli and originally workshop at Broadway Workshop in NYC

The performing rights have just become available in the last few days and we've been successful in our application to perform this iconic musical. The Production will run from 13th to 21st June 2020 with a total of 10 performances.

We are the very first youth group to be awarded the rights.

This production is an adapted youth version of the long running West-End and very successful UK tour of We Will Rock You.

“WE WILL ROCK YOU Young@Part” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 122-124 Regent Street, 5th Floor, London, W1B 5SA.  www.theatricalrights.co.uk

 

2020 PRODUCTIONS

The Exmouth Players are pleased to announce its productions for 2020:

  • 'Beyond Reasonable Doubt' by Jeffrey Archer - Week commencing 24th Feb 2020.  Director:  Ray Virr.
  • 'And Then There Were None' by Agatha Christie - Week commencing 20th Apr 2020.  Director:  Gareth Weeks
  • 'Ladies Day' by Amanda Whittington - Week commencing 27th July 2020.  Director wanted.
  • 'Goodnight Mister Tom' adapted by David Wood from the Book by Michelle Magorian - Week commencing 12th Oct 2020.  Director wanted.

You will see from the above we are currently seeking Directors for most of these productions.  If you are interested in directing any of these plays, then please contact us at publicity@blackmoretheatre.co.uk leaving your name and contact details.

Please note all the above are subject to Licence.

Blackmore Youth Theatre has yet to announce its production for June 2020.

LIGHTING WORKSHOP

Lighting Workshop

We will be holding a lighting workshop on Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 7.00pm at The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, for anyone interested in learning more about theatre lighting.

The idea is to spend a few hours with some basic lighting concepts and information.

No prior experience is required, all are welcome.  This would certainly benefit those of you thinking about starting out as a Theatre Technician, school children and college students who may be attending Theatre courses from the beginning of next term where lighting is part of their course work, or those of you who just simply wish to have a go.

No fees involved.

Just turn up.

We are also looking to run Theatre workshops for Sound Technicians and Stage Management.

For all enquiries, please contact publicity@blackmoretheatre.co.uk, not forgetting to leave your name and contact details.

EXMOUTH ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

It is with regret that, after hosting the Exmouth One Act Play Festival over the last 40 years (as part of The All England Theatre Festival), we have taken the decision to no longer host this in the future.

We thank all of you who have supported our Festival over this time and have taken part in one or more of these Festivals.  This has been greatly appreciated.  We have certainly had fun and there have been many winners of the various cups and trophies over the years.  This will always be remembered as will those who have organised this annual event.  Our thanks and appreciation to them too.  

At the end of each Festival, various pieces and photos have been placed in our Festival archives and can be viewed at The Blackmore Theatre at a pre-arranged time.  If you wish to view this, then please contact publicity@blackmoretheatre.co.uk leaving your name and contact details.  We shall then get back to you.

We are considering arranging a much smaller and Exmouth only based Festival when circumstances permit.  In particular, we shall need a small team of volunteers willing to organise such an event.  Please do keep checking in to this page or our Blackmore Theatre Facebook page from time to time for any information regarding such a Festival. 

2020 PRODUCTIONS AND BEYOND

We shall shortly be announcing our 2020 Productions plus more.  We almost certainly will be looking for Directors to come forward to direct one or more of these Productions.  Please keep checking in on this page or our Blackmore Theatre Facebook page for this announcement and for further information.

STAGE MANAGEMENT & THEATRE TECHNICIANS

Are you interested in stage management and/or being part of our stage technical team at The Blackmore Theatre, or would love to have a go? If so, then this is your opportunity to do so. We are currently searching for anyone interested or wishing to have a go at any of these roles purely on a voluntary basis for any of our future productions. We are looking to running some workshops in these areas soon. You may be attending a course in this area. If so, this would be a great opportunity of putting this into practice. If this interests you, then please contact trevor.brice@blackmoretheatre.co.uk leaving your name and contact details.

EXMOUTH ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2019 AWARDS

Please click here for the list of the winners and runners-up in this year's Exmouth One Act Play Festival.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THIS YEAR'S PRODUCTIONS:

  • Separate Tables by Terence Rattigan and to be directed by Clare Philbrock.  The production dates are now Mon 24th - Sat 29th June 2019 (finishing with a Saturday Matinee at 4.30pm).
  • We have had to withdraw our scheduled September production of "RolePlay".  Instead, our September 2019 production will now be "Colder Than Here" by Laura Wade (subject to licence), to be directed by Wendy Bishop.  The production dates are now Mon 16th - Sat 21st September 2019.
  • No changes have been made to our Christmas Panto, Aladdin based on the book by Alan P Frayn and to be directed by Tracey Hamilton.  The production dates are Sat 7th & Sun 8th Dec and from Tues 10th - Sun 15th Dec. 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Further information regarding these productions including open read-through and audition dates will follow.

Coffee Mornings 2019

Please note all our 2019 Coffee Mornings start at the earlier time of 9.30 am (instead of 10 am), and finish at 12 noon.

Winner of The Kay Derbyshire Trophy for Best Standard Class Programme (Runner-Up)

The Exmouth Players have won The Kay Derbyshire Trophy as runner-up in the NODA National Best Standard Class Programme awards 2018, for their programme of "The Witches" (which we performed in Jan 2017).  This is in addition to winning The Mary Hobbs Shield for Best Standard Programme in the NODA Regional awards.  Our congratulations to Fin O'Leary, Wendy Bishop and Trevor Brice for all their respective contributions toward the programme content and also to Alix Kelman of Kelman Media who designed the programme.  Please visit our Blackmore Theatre Facebook page for a photo of the latest Certificate won.

NODA South West Awards Presentation 2017

It was a fantastic night for us all at The Exmouth Players at last night's awards ceremony (24th March 2018).

Our production of "Rough Justice" last September won the best award of them all, out of a total of 8 Nominations - Winner of Best Drama  Our Congratulations to Director, Wendy Bishop, and to all the cast and all others who assisted with this production.

We also picked up another award last night - The Mary Hobbs Shield for Best Standard Programme for "The Witches" performed January 2017.  Our Congratulations and thanks to Trevor Brice, Wendy Bishop and Fin O'Leary for providing the content of the programme, and also to our programme designer, Alix Kelman of Kelman Media.  Alix also designed the EMCo programme for "Rock of Ages" which won runners up spot in the same class.  Our Congratulations to our friends at EMCo.

Please visit the NODA South West Facebook page for photos of last evening's ceremony.

Change in Charitable Status

Please note that as from 1st January 2018, The Exmouth Players is now operating as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) under Registration No. 1174875.  You can view our registration by searching "The Exmouth Players" and adding this registration number in the search engine on the Charity Commission website (date of registration 27th Sept 2017).

Publicity and Programme Volunteers Required

We are currently looking for volunteers who are prepared to give up their time and carry out any one or more of the following tasks for each of our productions:

  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship
  • Assisting with exchanging posters with other local societies
  • Press/Media Representative – writing press pieces Programme Assistant Manager – gathering and reviewing information about the Society and assisting in getting advertisements of productions of other societies.

If you would like further information on any of the above tasks and/or you might be interested, then please email publicity@blackmoretheatre.co.uk with your name, contact details, the task or tasks you might be interested in along with any queries you may have.  We will then get back to you.