Mon 17 - Sun 22 Mar
For obvious reasons, you’ll notice that our what’s on guide is much shorter this week. We’re still trying to get in touch with all of these brilliant local businesses and venues to see if these events are going ahead – we’ve got no answer so are going with optimism for now. Please make sure you check check check before heading out and we will keep you updated. A list of cancelled events is included at the bottom.
Love, Muddy x
MUSIC: Madame Butterfly, Exeter Northcott, Mon 16 Mar
A perennial favourite, transposed to Japan, in English but from an East Asian perspective.
THEATRE: Augmented, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Tues 17 – Sat 21 Mar
A new solo show from deaf performer and writer Sophie Woolley. Sophie recently underwent cochlear implant surgery and was inspired to write a show which explored how this transformed her life and changed her relationships with those around her.
COMEDY: Dominic Joly’s Holiday Snaps, Plough Art Centre, Torrington, Weds 18 Mar
Missed Dom Joly when he was in Devon last month? Here’s your chance to hear about his unusual travels, usually in the danger zone. And, clearly an intrepid traveller, he’s at The Palace Theatre in Paignton tomorrow (Thurs 19 Mar).
FOOD: Dinner by Peter Gorton, Hotel Endsleigh, Thurs 19 Mar
Tummy rumbling for amazing food in a stunning hotel? (er, always). Book in for a treat with Michelin starred chef, Peter Gorton, who’s at the Olga Polizzi hotel, and cooking up a special dinner for one night only. £60 per person.
THEATRE: Louder is not always clearer, The Beehive, Honiton, Thurs 19 Mar
This one-man show tackles confidence, vulnerability and isolation in a hearing world. Jonny is different and Louder Is Not Always Clearer highlights those differences in a warm and humorous way. The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions.
THEATRE: Private Peaceful, Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple, Fri 20 Mar
Michael Morpurgos’ touching story of wartime brought to life on stage. Suitable for age 8-plus.
MUSIC: Alice Jemima, The Barrel House, Totnes, Fri 20 Mar
Singer-songwriter Alice Jemima, fresh from her 2019 tour supporting Sophie Ellis Bextor and a new album out with Everything Changes. Catchy.
COMEDY: Ed Byrne, If I’m Honest, Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple, Fri 20 Mar
Self-deprecating and as endearing as a labrador puppy, Ed Bryne is back on the road, trying to decide if any of his traits are worthy of passing on to the next generation.
MUSIC: Joey the Lips, Sandy Park, Exeter, Fri 20 Mar
Firm Devon favourites Joey the Lips play their slick set of funky soul blues and disco classics.
COMEDY: Shazia Mirza, The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth, Sat 21 Mar
The bravest woman in comedy brings her tour, Coconut, to Devon, getting laughs from what she learnt on her time on Bear Gryll’s The Island. Check out Muddy’s interview with Shazia here (just don’t call her Shaz).
MOTHERS DAY: Mums Go Free, The Big Sheep, Bideford, Sun 22 Mar
Another option for Mothers Day, especially if you have little ones to help you celebrate, mums and grandmothers can visit for free if accompanied by a smaller (over)excited person.
MOTHERS DAY: Mothers’ Day Weekend, Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Sun 22 Mar
A free cream tea awaits any visiting mother or grandmother taking her brood to visit the new born baby animals with their own mothers this weekend, feed a lamb or giggle with the piglets.
MOTHERS DAY: Mother’s Day Lunch, Orestone Manor, Maidencombe, Sun 22 Mar
A scrumptious three course lunch at this foodie English Riviera manor, and a gift for mum. Check out Muddy’s review here.
MOTHERS DAY: Mother’s Day Lunch, Bedford Hotel, Tavistock, Sun 22 Mar
A long lazy lunch with three courses and plenty of quality time for a catch up in the heart of Tavistock, or perhaps you would prefer a mother’s day tea at their sister hotel the Two Bridges at Princetown on Dartmoor? Both divine.