Exeter students are luckier than most in that they do not have to stray too far to find good theatre. The Exeter Northcott Theatre is in fact situated on the main Streatham Campus and offers a variety of student tickets for both external productions and those produced by students themselves. So here is an overview of the best student productions at the Northcott theatre in the coming months.
First up, Exeter Footlights Society presents Thoroughly Modern Millie. A show set in 1922 New York which follows Millie Dillmount, small town girl in the Big Apple and traces her pursuit to marry a man for money. Footlights is the oldest musical theatre society at Exeter University and after their hugely successful Chorus Line last year, Thoroughly Modern Millie looks to be a very entertaining show. It runs from Wednesday 25th January- Saturday 28th January and tickets can be purchased from the Northcott Box Office or around campus.
The next student production to grace the Northcott’s stage will be Brecht’s ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”. Exeter University Theatre Company’s (EUTCO’s) annual Northcott production, this year takes the form of a reimagining of Hitler’s Nazi Regime, set in Chicago, Illinois. The talented cast will mirror the true events of European history as Arturo, a small time crime boss, takes his opportunity and seizes control of the city, rising with a violent regime. EUTCO will be performing at the theatre between Wednesday 29th February and Saturday 3rd March.
Finally, this term the university’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be putting on their second performance of the year; Patience. This English operetta follows Patience, a dairy maid on her quest to find true love but as ever, this is not without its complications. If you have never been to see a Gilbert and Sullivan performance then this is definitely worth checking out for some alternative entertainment with a talented all-singing, all-dancing cast. Patience will be on at the Northcott Theatre between Tuesday 6th March and Saturday 10th March.
So, if you’re bored of what Exeter’s nightclubs have to offer then why not give one of these shows a try and support your fellow students. With subsidised student tickets these shows are really good value for the quality of performance and it’s a great way of having a different night’s entertainment. Tickets are available from the Northcott’s website: http://www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/