Following the sell-out success of Annie (August 2016), Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive with another smash-hit family musical this summer. Recently seen at the London Palladium, the hit musical has a score by Stiles and Drewe (Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes) and book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey).
Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier looking back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.
One evening when Peter Pan flies into the Darling Childrens’ nursery, they could never guess that he would whisk them away by fairy dust to Neverland where adventures and grave danger await. In this swashbuckling family pantomime adventure there’s pirates, Indians, mermaids and more as we journey through Neverland and past the second star on the right.
Honiton Community Theatre Company presents their Christmas Variety Show named ‘Over the Sledge’ as a winter incarnation of their fabulously popular ‘End of the Pier’ show which usually takes place in the summer. This is the perfect outing for all audiences from a work-night-out to a family Christmas treat, this is local variety at its best.
This collaboration between amateur theatre groups in Honiton is headed up by the Honiton Pantomime Society fresh from their successful run of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Beehive in February. This musical version of the classic C. S. Lewis novel is a beautiful, modern adaptation of one of England’s best loved books.
The Honiton Pantomime Society’s 31st production took place at a new venue for the first time ever this year in a landmark year for the society. Started by the (then mayor) Pat Allen in 1985, the society has performed for 30 years at Honiton Community College and recently won an award for their stage decor having been nominated for three NODA awards for last year’s Pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.
Honiton Pantomime Society’s 30th Anniversary production was the first directed by the society’s youngest ever director Alex Jackson. After performing ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Theives’ and ‘Babes in the Wood’ the Honiton Pantomime Society decided to return to one of the most famous and traditional Pantomimes ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.