A summer of Fringe Theatre

Theatregoers! This summer, get ready for something different. Something experimental. Something new. It’s time for a season of fringe theatre at Exeter Phoenix!

A diverse programme of theatre is heading to our Auditorium and our new fringe theatre space – The Workshop. Get ready for Fringe First winners, scratch nights, immersive experiences, Summerhall selections, eye-opening debates and lego-building.

The cultural landscape of our city was dealt a harsh blow with the closing of The Bike Shed Theatre earlier this year. With this summer season of theatre – programmed in association with our friends from The Bike Shed – we are proud to keep the fringe theatre light burning brightly in Exeter.

What’s On:

Sleeping Trees At The Movies
Sci Fi? Mafia?
Wed 2 May
Join the award-winning comedy trio for a blockbuster double bill of cleverly scripted laughs and energetic comedy. 

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Scratch That!
Sun 6 May (monthly)
We’re launching a scratch night on the first Sunday of the month. Join artists and companies as they test out new ideas and works in progress in front of a friendly and supportive audience. 

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China Plate Presents
Yvette
By Urielle Klein-Mekongo
Thu 3 – Sat 5 May
An award-winning one-woman show about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret.

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Jack Dean
NukeTown
Mon 14 May
Jack Dean is building a model city out of Lego, equal in value to the proposed Trident programme. Grab some bricks, help him finish the city and hear an epic tale animate this landscape. 

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Dreadnought South West
The Cause
Mon 21 – Tue 22 May
Join Dreadnought for an imagined meeting between two great rebels as Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett meet in an orchard. This dynamic new play marks the centenary year of the first votes for some women.

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Jenna Watt
Faslane
Tue 5 Jun
From the Fringe First winning Jenna Watt, Faslane draws from interviews with individuals at the front line of the nuclear debate. Jenna navigates her own journey though politics, protests and peace camps.

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2Magpies Theatre
Last Resort
Tue 12 – Wed 13 Jun
You’ll get a rum cocktail on arrival, sit in a deckchair, feel the sand between your toes, and witness an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay.

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Barrel Organ Theatre
Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here
Mon 18 – Tue 19 Jun
Two women are on a road trip. They might be friends, acquaintances, colleagues, cousins, or all or none of these things. But is this a journey of self-discovery or self-destruction?

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Jamie Wood
I Am A Tree
Wed 20 Jun
From the creator of O No! comes something else entirely. I Am A Tree is a dance party with ghosts in a forest in a theatre. This is an invitation to drink deep, face the shadows that growl inside you and laugh big.

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Great British Mysteries?
Mon 9 Jul
Join Olive Bacon (supernaturalist) and Dr Teddy Tyrell (Scorpio) for a curious adventure into the unknown. A live mockumentary investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds. Prepare to be mildly unnerved.

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