Review: Doctor Faustus @ The Bike Shed

Devious schemes were afoot in Wittenberg this week, but conveniently relocated to the Bike Shed Theatre basement, perhaps the only suitable setting in Exeter for such a disturbing unfolding of alchemic events. Magic, theology and torment are brought to ferocious heights in Tangle’s reimagining of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. Tangle are the South West’s African Caribbean Theatre Company, who crafted a production that defies superficial spectacle … Continue reading Review: Doctor Faustus @ The Bike Shed

Review: Hanna

Hanna, a one-woman show by Off West End Award Nominee Sam Potter at the Bike Shed Theatre this week, was nothing short of a heart-warming, funny piece of exceptional theatre. Not quite sure what to expect from a show made-up of a cast of one, I was pleasantly surprised at how captivated and touched I was by Sophie Khan Levy’s acting, the stripped down set, … Continue reading Review: Hanna

Review: Really Want to Hurt Me

Most will be able to relate to how music can provide an escape from reality, shutting out the rest of the world while you live in the music. For the protagonist of Really Want to Hurt Me, music is a way to evade the bullying that is synonymous with his school life. He finds himself unable to fit in with the boys, their love for … Continue reading Review: Really Want to Hurt Me

Review: Sunked

As my friends and I took our seats, cocktails in hand, to watch Chris White’s Sunked at the Bike Shed Theatre on Saturday 18th November, we weren’t sure what to expect. From my previous meeting with Chris, we knew it would be a combination of spoken word and comedy, and would centre around the theme of the Titanic. This left a lot to imagination. Little … Continue reading Review: Sunked

Chris White: blurring the lines between spoken word poetry and stand-up comedy

Chris White is a poet. I first came across him at Exeter’s 8th Annual Poetry Slam a few weeks ago. He came second in the competition and I was completely enamoured with his witty poetic chops from the outset. Flashback to the 15th October 2017. Procrastination and a final year sense of I-should-be-doing-more has led me to the cosy Bike Shed Theatre on a Sunday … Continue reading Chris White: blurring the lines between spoken word poetry and stand-up comedy

Pub Talks: A Pint Sized Conversation Review

  As I walk into the Boat Shed Theatre I am greeted by one of Pub Talks’ actors. She asks me to write down three things that made me happy today. I then find my seat and am approached by another cast member who hands me a packet of crisps; I get lucky with prawn cocktail. It is at this point that I realise the … Continue reading Pub Talks: A Pint Sized Conversation Review

Preview: Pub Talks at The Boat Shed

Kill the Cat theatre company, The Bike Shed’s graduate company for 2016/17, will be performing their newest piece, Pub Talks, at The Boat Shed festival on 10 and 11 July. The company, which was formed following Madeleine Allardice, Dylan Frankland and Megan Luke’s graduation last year, will be joined by performers Rosa Day-Jones and Tobias Grace. The show’s first appearance in 2016 saw it take … Continue reading Preview: Pub Talks at The Boat Shed

Oedipuss in Boots

  Fed up with the usual sickly-sweet family-friendly festive fare? Oedipuss in Boots is “a fantastically ridiculous, twisted alternative to your traditional Christmas pantomime” (**** The Public Reviews). After a Sold-Out run at Bristol’s Wardrobe Theatre in 2012 and a turn at Shambala Festival, Oedipuss in Boots and its all-male cast return with this new mother-loving pantomine full of dark, twisted, adult humour, outrageous costumes, … Continue reading Oedipuss in Boots

Exeter Ignite Festival

IGNITE: Exeter’s Six-day Theatre Festival 3 – 9 June 2013 Any space can be a theatre, anyone can tell a story. Exeter will host a six-day celebration of new live performance work from the South West and beyond. Over fifty performances are to take place across the city at venues including Exeter Phoenix, The Bike Shed Theatre and The Cygnet Theatre as well as pub venues … Continue reading Exeter Ignite Festival