The King With Donkey’s Ears

Wed 09 Dec 2015 - Sun 03 Jan 2016 | See below for ticket prices and performance times

*Please note that there is a £1.50 fee per transaction


Quirk Theatre and Exeter Phoenix present

The King With Donkey’s Ears

For everyone over 5!

For the thirteenth year running Quirk Theatre and Exeter Phoenix join together to ignite young imaginations and bring wonderfully creative live theatre to over three thousand people at Christmas time.

The king has something hidden under his hat. Something big…. He has donkey’s ears! Only the royal barber knows his secret, and if he tells another living soul he stands to lose everything that is precious to him. But the barber can’t contain himself. He can’t eat, he can’t sleep. What is he to do? At his wits end he goes off into the woods to find a secluded spot to shout out his secret. What happens next will surprise, delight and entertain children and adults alike.

Quirk Theatre captivates, enthrals and enthuses youngsters…

About Quirk Theatre

Quirk Theatre are a South West based theatre company known for their inventive and innovative approach to live theatre. Previous performances have wowed audiences with their use of projection, shadow puppetry, multifunctional props and creative set design.  Essentially simple, but beautifully effective, Quirk Theatre deliver a magical experience for all.

Visit their website to find out more about their previous performances >>

Performance Information

School Performances

Perfect for KS1 and KS2

Earlybird schools tickets at just £6 per person, plus buy 9 and get the 10th free!

To make a booking or inquiry, please call Box Office on 01392 667080 or email

Wed 9 Dec            1pm

Thu 10 Dec           10am & 1pm

Fri 11 Dec              10am & 1pm

Mon 14 Dec          10am & 1pm

Tue 15 Dec            10am & 1pm

Wed 16 Dec          10am & 1pm

Public Performances

Sun 20 Dec           2pm* & 4.30pm

Tue 22 Dec            2pm** & 4.30pm

Wed 23 Dec        2pm & 4.30pm

Thu 24 Dec         2pm & 4.30pm

Mon 28 Dec           2pm & 4.30pm

Sun 3 Jan               4.30pm

Ticket prices: Children £7, Adults £10 (£7), Family £27

Peak prices: Children £8, Adults £11 (£8), Family £31

A family ticket covers 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.

*Relaxed Performance

Sun 20 Dec, 2pm

An informal environment where everyone can relax and enjoy the show without having to worry about making a noise or moving around. For audiences including, but not exclusive to, children and adults with an Autistic Spectrum Condition or learning disability.

More information is available on our Relaxed Performance booking page here >>

**BSL Interpreted Performance

Tue 22 Dec, 2pm

A BSL sign language interpreted performance by Clare Seal.

We are offering all families with deaf members one free ticket. To book your tickets please email Please let Anna-Ruth know if you have specific requirements about where you need to sit.


Ticketing information coming soon.


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