Events

January 2018


Mon
Jan 15

The Perfect Murder

To: 20/01/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

The Perfect Murder - 15 January - 20 January (performances 7.30pm - 20 January 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Peter James, Directed by Jill Pettigrew (A TOADS season production) Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly 20 years. Victor secretly loathes Joan but is distracted by his regular visits to his favourite prostitute Kamila. Joan is bored by Victor and his constant snoring drives her mad. Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever, but he’s about to get a nasty surprise; he’s not the only one with murder on his mind. Contact Tel: 01803 299330

Thu
Jan 18

BSO Viennese Concert


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.BSOLIVE.COM Contact Tel: 01803 206333

Sun
Jan 21

Coward at Sea


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Coward at Sea - 21 January (performance 7.30pm) Presented by Michael Lunts, by permission of the estate of Noel Coward "Coward at Sea" is a nautical musical comedy featuring, for the fi rst time on stage, Noël Coward’s "P&O 1930". This is a rare opportunity to sample another side of The Master’s lyrical genius, his light verse and in particular this wonderful “drama in verse”, set alongside music from the period by Coward and his contemporaries.

Sat
Jan 27

Skylight


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Skylight - 27 January (performance 7.30pm) By David Hare, performed by Fourthwall Theatre Company Hare’s award winning drama pits two faces of post-Thatcherite Britain against each other. Kyra Hollis is a young maths teacher in a money-starved school in London’s East End. One night she receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, a middle aged successful restauranteur. As the evening progresses they try to rekindle their once passionate relationship but find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desire. Contact Tel: 01803 299330

Sun
Jan 28

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us. Contact Tel: 01803 842382

February 2018


Wed
Feb 14

Cowardly Custard Musical Review

To: 17/02/18
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

An immense success in London. An imaginative and innovative presentation of Noel Coward’s words, music, sketches, which also shows us something of the man himself. Cowardy Custard contains not only those classic medleys and duets, but also previously unpublished material, snippets of plays and dialogues, material from his autobiographies as background and even a few of his little known poems. The result is a kaleidoscopic glimpse of the Coward achievement. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Fri
Feb 16

Ellen Kent's La Traviata and Madam Butterfly

To: 17/02/18
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Opera & Ballet International proudly present an Ellen Kent's Opera Festival with international soloists, a highly praised chorus and full orchestra La Traviata - Friday 16th February, 2018 Starring the international sopranos Maria Tonina and Alyona Kistenyova A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias. Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato. This magnificent production boasts sumptuous sets and costumes. ‘First-rate singing’ The Stage Madam Butterfly - Saturday 17th February 2018 Starring the Korean sprano Maria HeeJung Kim and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova Madam Butterfly, the heartbreaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant, returns with exquisite sets, including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes such as antique wedding kimonos from Japan. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fina Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. "Stunning and emotionally charged" - Cardiff Morning Star Both operas are sung in Italian with English subtitles Cast subject to change Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Wed
Feb 21

Around the World in 80 Days

To: 24/02/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Around the World in 80 Days - 21 February to 24 February (performances 7.30pm) By Laura Eason, based on the novel by Jules Verne (A Tadpoles' youth group production) Phileas Fogg is a rich British gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth he lives frugally with little social life except his membership to The Reform Club. One day at the club, Fogg accepts a wager for £20,000 from his fellow club members, to travel the world in 80 days accompanied by his valet Passepartout.

Mon
Feb 26

Flashdance

To: 03/03/18
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hit Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance... What a Feeling. Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions - producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors, Flashdance - The Musical is not to be missed! Age guidance: 11+

March 2018


Sat
Mar 10

West of England Brass Band Regional Championships

To: 11/03/18
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Band Championships of Great Britain will take place over the weekend of the 10th/11th March 2018, with the qualifiers representing our region at the National Finals later in the year. The First, Third and Fourth sections will take place on the Saturday, with the Championship and Second sections on the Sunday. For more information visit: www.webba.org.uk/2018.html

Mon
Mar 19

Sleuth

To: 24/03/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Sleuth - 19 March to 24 March (performances 7.30pm - 24 March 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Anthony Shaffer, Directed by Anna Reynolds (A TOADS season production) Andrew Wyke is a mystery writer whose house reflects his obsession with game playing. He lures his wife’s lover, Milo Trindle, to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of his wife’s jewellery. A proposal that sets off a chain of events where it’s not clear where Wyke’s imagination ends and reality begins.

Wed
Mar 28

Jasper Carrotts Stand Up and Rock


Location: Princess Gardens Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Jasper Carrott - Bev Bevan - Geoff TurtonPhil Tree – Tony Kelsey – Abby Brant and introducing Suzi Woo. Stand Up & Rock is back….The 2017 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world. Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper's mate has rock star credentials that most dream of…founding member of The Move and ELO Bev’s band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin Berries and Suzi Woo. So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs......making us laugh!!

April 2018


Sun
Apr 01

Jungle Book


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK! Filled with catchy music, a laugh-out-loud script, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther on a madcap adventure in the jungle as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan! Funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, this larger-than-life musical promises to be the perfect treat for families of all ages!

Tue
Apr 10

Son of a Preacher Man

To: 14/04/18
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man is the sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now! Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Fri
Apr 13

Take a Chance on Us


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Take A Chance On Us!! returns to the Palace theatre for the 4th year running!!! Appealing to all age groups “TAKE A CHANCE ON US!” is a fantastic show containing the finest musicians, costume changes, dance routines, stunning live vocals and amazing harmonies. This fun show will have you dancing and singing in your seats!!! The members of the band encourage audience participation and bring you all the fabulous Abba hits ( plus a few more!! ) The performers bring energy and fun to the stage !! So put on your platform boots and funky suits and join us for a night a fun and Abba Madness and a great night to remember !!! This show sold out last time so book early to avoid disappointment!!!!

Sat
Apr 14

Feeling Good – The Michael Buble Show


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Featuring one of the UK’s premiere Michael Buble impersonators, Feeling Good is a musical journey through the story and songs of one of the most important and successful male artists of recent decades. The show takes you on a journey from Michael’s beginnings, through to hitting the big time, and features hits including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, The Way You Look Tonight, Come Fly With Me, Cry Me A River, Save the Last Dance, and of course, Feeling Good.

Mon
Apr 16

Steel Magnolias

To: 21/04/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Steel Magnolias - 16 April to 21 April (performances 7.30pm - 21 April 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Robert Harling, Directed by Helen Gould (A TOADS season production) Set in a beauty parlour in Louisianna, 6 ladies face life’s toughest challenges: the gamut of friendship, marriage, birth and death. They engage in small town gossip but we see a deep strength of emotion when one of the group faces a trauma that affects them all.

Wed
Apr 18

Madama Butterfly


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the International soprano Alyona Kistenyova* Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. “This is a Butterfly to cherish” Manchester Evening News “Kistenyova played the tragic Japanese heroine with unforgettable grace and poignancy.”Oxford Prospect, Spring 2015 “The set and costumes were intricate and magnificent to behold. All the beauty of Japan was made real on stage, which added to the overall exquisite tragedy of the performance.” Manchester Magazine, Autumn 2014 Sung in Italian with English surtitles*Cast Subject to Change Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Sat
Apr 21

Jason Manford - Muddle Class


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed. Jason said: "Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, 'it's been ages since you've toured'. I thought 'no way, it was last year wasn't it? Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago! I just got fooled cos I've been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day! So I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it's changed over the years, how the world has changed and how my parents haven't changed a bit! It's going to be a great tour and I can't wait to see you there.” 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), The Nightly Show (ITV1), Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV1), Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News For You, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic. ★★★★ 'Effortlessly entertaining' Evening Standard ★★★★ 'He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture' Daily Telegraph

Fri
Apr 27

Save the Children Charity Dinner


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Arrive: 6:45 pm Start Time: 07:30 pm End Time: 01:00 am An evening not to be missed! 3 Course meal, followed by great entertainment There's an auction and a draw with great prizes. All proceeds to Save the Children to help their work in the UK and overseas.

May 2018


Sat
May 05

Brixham Pirate Festival 2018

To: 07/05/18
Location: Brixham Town Centre Brixham Devon TQ5 8AW

Brixham Pirate Festival A swashbuckling mix of piratical fun and entertainment! There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period re-enactors here with guns and cannons to make plenty of noise! We will make sure there is plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock (awaiting further details).

Thu
May 10

Kast Off Kinks


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Not to be missed! Any Kinks fan will not be let down by this fabulous show. This is not just a tribute to the legendary band, but features three actual former members of The Kinks re-living the good times and keeping the songs alive that made them a household name. The Kast off Kinks were formed in 1994 by the original Kinks drummer, Mick Avory. For most fans, Mick is the definitive Kinks drummer and regarded to this day as the backbone of the band. This great line-up features: MICK AVORY (Drummer on all the classic Kinks hits from 1964 – ’84) JOHN DALTON (Bass/Vocals, Kinks 1966 & 1969 – ’76) IAN GIBBONS (Keyboards/Vocals, Kinks 1979 – ’96 and still with Ray Davies) DAVE CLARKE (Guitar/Vocals, previously with the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose) Expect all the hits, including: YOU REALLY GOT ME, DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION, LOLA, DAYS, SUNNY AFTERNOON, WATERLOO SUNSET, TIRED OF WAITING, COME DANCING plus much more… “A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate” (The Stables, Milton Keynes)

Mon
May 14

Tons of Money

To: 19/05/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Tons of Money - 14 May to 19 May (performances 7.30pm - 19 May 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) Revised by Alan Ayckbourn, originally by Will Evans & Arthur Valentine, Directed by Andrew Bell (A TOADS season production) An unsuccessful inventor has inherited the life interest in a fortune which reverts to his cousin George Maitland on his death. Unfortunately the inventor has accrued enormous debts and, as cousin George is thought to have died abroad, the inventor has the idea of ‘dying’ so he can resurrect himself as his cousin thus avoiding paying his debts. Inevitably complications arise!

Thu
May 17

Devon County Show 2018

To: 19/05/18
Location: Westpoint Clyst St Mary Exeter Devon EX5 1DJ

There’s only one place in Devon where on just three days of the year the county is revealed in all its glory! We’re looking forward to treating our visitors to the best of food, farming and entertainment all in one day. Farming is at the very heart of the Show – stockmen and women from the county and beyond will be competing in the show ring and agricultural machinery and suppliers will be out in force. There’ll be literally thousands of animals – from exceptional livestock to dazzling Arab horses, family ponies, canine superstars competing in the pedigree Dog Show, lofty alpacas and pigeons, rabbits and guinea pigs. We’re putting together a thrilling programme of day-long entertainment.

Wed
May 23

Remembering Fred


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

We are delighted to announce that Strictly Come Dancing stars, Aljaz and Janette will be bringing Remembering Fred on tour. Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The Remembering Fred Tour will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests. Brought to life by the producer of Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins’ Viva La Diva, Remembering Fred will feature song and dance, celebrating the legacy of one of Hollywood’s true screen legends and entertainers. Aljaz and Janette will be performing steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood’s most celebrated dance routines. Audiences will hear from famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special. The show, which promises to be a magical evening of top hat, white tie and wonderful tales, is backed by a full supporting cast of dancers, a live band and sensational singers. The cast will perform classics from the American Songbook, written by the likes of George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. ‘Remembering Fred’ will feature classic songs including ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, ‘Night & Day’, ‘S’Wonderful’, ‘Cheek To Cheek’, ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’, ‘Let’s Face The Music & Dance’, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, ‘Top Hat, White Tie & Tails’ plus many more.

Sat
May 26

BrixFest Brixham 2018

To: 30/05/18
Location: Brixham Harbour Brixham Devon TQ5 8AJ

BrixFest enters 2018 in its seventh year having firmly established itself as one of Brixham’s leading festivals. We pride ourselves on getting bigger and better each year, and BrixFest 2018 is no different! (awaiting further details)

June 2018


Mon
Jun 11

Rough Justice

To: 16/06/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Rough Justice - 11 June to 16 June (performances 7.30pm - 16 June 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Terence Frisby, Directed by Stephanie Austin (A TOADS season production) James Highwood, host of a popular TV programme called ‘British Justice’, is on trial accused of murdering his mentally disabled child. Highwood refuses legal representation and conducts his own defence, admitting responsibility but pleading manslaughter. The question is: did Highland actually kill his child after all?

Sun
Jun 24

Jane McDonald


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

One of the nation’s most loved entertainers came to our screens 20 years ago in the program The Cruise. Since then Jane has appeared as Grizabella in Cats and stared in many TV shows such as Loose Women, Star for a Night & Cruising with Jane McDonald. As a singer Jane has released platinum selling albums and toured with her own show, each year better than the last and this year is no exception. A phenomenal singer with her stunning band and knock out production will bring audiences to their feet on this evening of music & laughter. Not to be missed!

November 2018


Sat
Nov 24

Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations


Location: The Quay Brixham Devon TQ5 8TA

Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations’ parade. Lantern parade, entertainment and food outlets Brixham Town Council on 01803 859678 info@brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk www.brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk