IGNITE – Exeter Festival of Theatre
3 – 8 JUNE
CYGNET THEATRE, Exeter
7.00pm The Hour of The Lynx
9.30pm A Little Light Breathing
8.00pm The Hour of The Lynx
10.oopm A Little Light Breathing
10.00pm A Little Light Breathing
7.00pm Dmitry Babichev
7.00pm The Buttercup
8.00pm A Little Light Breathing
2.00pm The Buttercup
5.00pm A Little Light Breathing
7.00pm The Hour of The Lynx
The Hour of the Lynx
Directed by Alistair Ganley
A mystery: an enigmatic young man, an enthusiastic young researcher and a female pastor. ‘I like to imagine that he, in some way, cradled his head into God’s arm, lay there and purred a while, felt the hand that stroked him….’ A tautly written and delicately moving memory play with all the elements of a psychological thriller.
The Hour of the Lynx is a powerful examination of guilt and the search for redemption by a young man who has killed in an unprovoked attack.
Exploring the space just beyond the limits of our perception, the play tells of the mystical twenty-fifth hour, which, legend has it, belongs to the lynx, that most mysterious of cats.
A rare opportunity to see celebrated Swedish playwright Per Olov Enquist’s compelling three-hander, which was first seen at the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh in 1990 and is soon to be released as a film.
3 June 7.00pm, 4 June 8.00pm, 5 June 3.00pm, 8 June 7.00pm
A Little Light Breathing
By Rachel Besser
Cygnet Company with Whiskyjack Productions
Director: Louisa Wilde
A fly-on-the-wall drama, set in one afternoon in a headmistress’ office. A successful journalist revisits her teenage years at her girls’ school, confronting some painful memories and exposing some well-hidden truths. A topical play with a tenderness and a bitter bite, by an emerging local playwright.
3rd June 9.30pm, 4th June 10.00pm, 5th June 10.00pm, 8 June 5.00pm
Double Bill: Evolving Motion & 3rd Stage Dance Company
Extracts from Piano Moves
3rd Stage Dance Company
“Contemporary Dance & Live Music: 3rd Stage Dance Company presents extracts from Piano Moves”.
Piano Moves shows short studies of choreography to solo piano music. The choreography is inspired by contemporary composition and features music by Ed Scolding, Ashley James Turner and William Bower, three very influential modern day composers, as well as several more compositions from Debussy, Schumman, Sculthorpe and Tiersen. The dancing will be contemporary based with a classical twist showing romance, troubles and pure interpretations; watching feels comfortable as you observe beautiful lines, shapes and patterns. The piano music comes to life through the movement of miniature stories on the stage. The dancers are delighted and honoured to have Bethan Scolding, concert pianist, play the piano live for their performance.
The dancers come from a variety of backgrounds including Rambert, London Contemporary and Royal Ballet.
Bethan Scolding is an award-winning classical pianist who performs across the UK as a concert soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. She performs music from the classical to contemporary, including premieres of new works, improvisations and original live accompaniments for silent film.
Created and performed by Cathy Seago, Artistic Director Evolving Motion
This solo work explores the performance, experience, and dancing of circles. The choreography weaves through the phenomenal, somatic and expressive ever-ringing inclination of spirals; and the tensions between stability and instability, as the forms reverberate through human structure, thinking and spirit.
4 June 7.00pm, 5 June 8.30pm
Late one November evening in 1989 Ultravox fan Barry visits his ex-girlfriend and is faced with a dilemma… What would Midge Ure do? In Vienna things don’t quite turn out as expected in an amusing tale of obsession by award-winning writer Mike Francis Carvalho.
5 June 7.00pm, 6 June 8.30pm
Dmitry Babichev, an affectionately known member of the Plymouth world music scene, presents a unique collection of Russian songs, chosen to given English speaking audiences an unforgettable experience of melodious Russian romance and intensity.
Dmitry will be joined by Brian Ibbotson playing saxophone / flute
6 June 7.00m
Blah de Blah Theatre Company
WO]MEN is a high energy physical theatre piece about our misconceptions of men and women. From the ‘laddish’ and risqué behaviour of men, to the emotionally challenged states of women, we aim to break the boundaries of conforming to how society expects us to think and act.
7 June 9.30pm, 8 June 4.00pm
Karla Shacklock Company
Raw, charged and universally resonant, The Buttercup is a simple yet powerful story about hope – expressed through the body and a series of everyday, continuously transforming, objects. Using live music and set against a constantly shifting visual landscape, Karla gives a physical and evocative performance and bravely bares her soul as she breathes life into The Buttercup.
7 June 7.00pm, 8 June 2.00pm