Ignite Festival 2013

Published May 10, 2013

Exeter’s 6 Day Theatre Festival: 3 – 9 June 2013

Exeter will host a six-day celebration of new live performance work from the South West and beyond. Over fifty performances are to take place across the city at venues including Exeter Phoenix, The Bike Shed Theatre and The Cygnet Theatre as well as pub venues such as The Hourglass, The Globe and The Rusty Bike.

One of Exeter Phoenix’s highlights includes an inventive and quirky play, The Last Post, in which seventeen audience members watch a nostaligic love story about the wonderful art of letter writing, in the back of a mobile sorting office in the Phoenix carpark.

At the Bikeshed Theatre, Fellswoop Theatre follows last year’s award-winning and Edinburgh sell out success Belleville Rendez-vous with a dark and intriguing drama, Ablutions.

The Hourglass hosts an adaptation of Dickins’ Great Expectations by a founder member of Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre, David Mynne, as well as an eccentric, vintage comedy about a cross-channel swimming champion, Swimmers.

Whilst at the Cygnet Theatre, dance fans can experience a beautifully evocative performance with live music in Buttercup and contemporary dance from performers trained at Rambert and the Royal Ballet in Piano Moves.

David Lockwood, Director of The Bike Shed Theatre says;

‘Exeter Ignite is a wonderful opportunity for artists to try out new work, often before they go up to the Edinburgh Festival. It is also a chance for people in the city to have some fun, try something new and take part in something a little different.’

Click here to see Ignite events taking place at Exeter Phoenix

Click here to see Ignite events taking place in other venues across the city