News

19.04.2017

Artist Opportunity: Design The Boat Shed’s Mini Golf

We’ve teamed up with Active Devon to create the best crazy golf course this side of Marsh Barton.

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11.04.2017

Extra-Live Theatre at The Bike Shed

Coming up soon we have a show featuring an especially inclusive style which is designed to make all audience members feel at home. Although inclusivity and accessibility are values we already try to live by at The Bike Shed, The North! The North! goes further than that.

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04.04.2017

Cow: A Week in the Unit

Cow is set in Devon, where I grew up, and I knew that I wanted the story to have a connection with the area, and to be performed to Devon audiences. I got in touch with The Bike Shed and Director, Lucy Wray, and I went down to meet The Bike Shed Producer, Emily Souter-Johnson, to talk about the project. Emily was really positive and kindly offered us a week’s development time at ‘The Unit’ – The Bike Shed’s collaboration with Exeter County Council, which allows artists to use an empty shop unit in the city. For one week in March we were based in a space on South Street, which I remembered as the old fabric shop I used to visit with my mum.

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28.03.2017

One day left. Be a part of it.

The risk was significant. We made a big announcement and jumped off the diving board, not knowing where we’d land. If people didn’t give, not only would it look rather embarrassing, not only would be struggle to make the start-up start up, but we’d also have been given quite a strong message about the future viability of the whole project.

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15.03.2017

Women of the World Exeter Invite

Come and help plan the first WOW - Women of the World Exeter: a festival for everyone that celebrates women and girls.

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21.02.2017

Paul Bull

In 2012, when Fin and I weren't able to pay ourselves, we were given an envelope with around seven ten pound notes in it. It was a gift from a handful of Labour city councillors. In exchange, they wanted a drink on our menu called Red or Dead - the name of their quiz team. What we did with the money was up to us.

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17.02.2017

Why I Wrote ‘The Episode’

I’m trying to work out why I wrote this play. I’m finding it very difficult. So, I thought I’d try and explain why I think the inspiration for the show, ’America’s Next Top Model’ is worthy of a play and a conversation.

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10.02.2017

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival

After the success of last year, we’re really excited to be brightening up your winter gloom with our 7th Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Festival bringing you an array of comedians from all over the country for a city-wide festival. It’s a chance to see award-winning comedy both in the intimate atmosphere of The Bike Shed Theatre and at other venues across the city as Exeter takes the comedy circuit by storm.

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10.02.2017

Swans and Socialism; The Making of Eat the Poor

For us, each show tends to come out of whatever we’re talking about at the time. Eat The Poor began in 2016, against a background of news about inequality, food banks, homelessness and benefit cuts. We wanted to know more, to think about how the country had got here and what we could do about it. We also knew it had to be funny – but you figure you’ll find the comedy along the way.

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09.02.2017

7 Years On

A small heater attempted to warm the space whilst final rehearsals took place. Seb returned from Macro with beers, bottles of vodka, gin, whisky and rum and some wine. We gave the toilets a final clean. Someone had been sick on the back steps, so we cleaned these too. Floors were hoovered, lights focused, line runs completed.

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