Exeter Northcott Theatre

Shows throughout the year

Listed below are just a few of the upcoming shows for Exeter Northcott Theatre and their partner venues:


Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017

Tall Stories present, The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!


Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th October 2017

The Original Theatre Company presents, from the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark.

Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time and this exciting new production reclaims it for the stage.

A star cast includes Jack Ellis (Prime Suspect & Bad Girls), Karina Jones and Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street).


Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th October 2017

Simon Friend and Kenny Wax Family Entertainment present The New Vic Theatre production in association with The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne and adapted by Laura Eason. 

Theresa Heskins’ celebrated production comes to the Northcott as part of a major six month UK tour. A hugely talented cast of 8 play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!


Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017 

Selladoor Productions and Mercury Theatre Colchester present, Spamalot.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best New Musical the hilarious Spamalot was written by Python legend Eric Idle, with a fantastic score co-written by John DuPrez including Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Produced by the award winning Selladoor Productions – producers of Footloose, American Idiot, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors and Mercury Theatre Colchester, this brand new UK tour of Spamalot will have audiences rolling in the aisles.


Sunday 5th November 2017

Smokescreen Productions present, Shell Shock - The Play

Shell Shock is a stunning personal realisation of one soldier’s experience of learning to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.



Tuesday 7th November 2017

English Touring Opera is proud to present the first performance in the UK of the 1744 version of Dardanus, Rameau’s undoubted masterpiece.

Jupiter’s son Dardanus is in love with Iphise, the daughter of his enemy Teucer – a love that, though reciprocated, is forbidden. So begins a ravishing tale of love in war, containing some of the composer’s finest music including the stunning aria “Lieux funestes”.

Sung in French with English surtitles


Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th November 2017

Giulio Cesare Part I: The Death of Pompey

Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera: a thrilling story of passion and revenge set to one of the composer’s most beautiful scores. In this new production we are presenting the opera in full, divided in two parts on consecutive nights.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November 2017

Giulio Cesare Part II: Cleopatra's Needle

Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera: a thrilling story of passion and revenge set to one of the composer’s most beautiful scores. In this new production we are presenting the opera in full, divided in two parts on consecutive nights.

Don’t miss this exhilaratingly epic drama, featuring our partner baroque orchestra The Old Street Band and a first-rate cast including Christopher Ainslie in the title role, Soraya Mafi as Cleopatra and Kitty Whately as Sesto.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


Wednesday 15th November 2017

Soho Theatre and Tim Whitehead present, The Vaudevillians: Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales.

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, an Australian tour and a run at London’s Soho Theatre, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon is going on tour with The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.


Thursday 16th November 2017

Avalon presents, Paul Chowdhry: Live innit.

Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.



Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th November 2017

The Kite Runner. Following an outstanding West End Run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Exeter.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. “There is a way to be good again”.


Saturday 2nd December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018

Exeter Northcott Theatre presents, Dick Whittington

Pantomime comes home to the Northcott with a spectacular new staging of Dick Whittington, starring Exeter’s most popular Dame – Steve Bennett and directed by one of the country’s leading pantomime directors, Tony Lidington.

Expect plenty of audience participation, live music, magic, mayhem and lots of laughter – the perfect recipe for a family Christmas panto treat!


For more details including admission times and prices, and to see the complete list of What's On, please go to:

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