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 What's On This Week: Comedy Theatre with The Joke, A Random Melody in West Buckland, and see The Character of our Coast in Lynmouth

What's On This Week: Comedy Theatre with The Joke, A Random Melody in West Buckland, and see The Character of our Coast in Lynmouth

Wednesday 04 May 2016 12:27pm

The Joke: Fri 6th May: Chulmleigh, Sat 7th May: Holsworthy

This weekend, Chulmleigh Community College and The White Heart Holsworthy  will play host to a unique and hilarious new play by Will Adamsdale, with Cartoon De Salvo’s Brian Logan and TV, Stage and Radio star Lloyd Hutchinson, as The Joke comes to north Devon for the first time.

“It is not often that theatrical absurdism is coupled with such palpable warmth of heart, and I recommend this beguilingly original show highly” **** Telegraph (on The Victorian In The Wall)

“a talent too original to be confined to standup” **** Guardian (on Will Adamsdale’s Borders)

AN ENGLISHMAN, IRISHMAN AND SCOTSMAN GOT TRAPPED IN A JOKE...

'HOW DO WE GET OUT?' SAID THE ENGLISHMAN

'JUST STOP TELLING IT' SAID THE IRISHMAN

'BUT WE'RE TOO FAR IN!' SAID THE SCOTSMAN

ALL THREE CHECKED THEIR PHONES FOR RECEPTION.

The Joke is a new play from comedy award winner Will Adamsdale (Englishman), with Brian Logan (Scotsman) and Lloyd Hutchinson (Irishman) – exploring jokes and why we tell them, countries and why we need (and despair) of them, and life and why we bother. And tic tacs.

Friday 06 May 7pm, Heywood Hall, Chulmleigh Community College Tickets £7.50 (ad) £5 (U16) £22.50 (fam) e: admin@chulmleigh. devon.sch.uk 01769 580215 Doors 6.45pm.

Saturday 07 May 8pm, The White Hart Hotel, Holsworthy Tickets £7.50 (ad) £5 (U18) £22.50 (fam) 01409 253475 or from The White Hart Hotel. Bar. Food available from 6.30pm. Doors 7.30pm

Buy your tickets online here

Wren Music - A Random Melody: Sat 7th May - West Buckland

A concert of songs selected from the great folk song collections made in Devon inspired by the photographs in the James Ravilious Collection

Singers and musicians from Wren Music’s Voices in Common choirs and Rough Music orchestras have been scouring the photographs and finding songs that comment on similar subjects to put together an event that sparkles with local interest.

Project Produced by Marilyn Tucker with Musical Direction by Paul Wilson

Suitable for all ages. Running time 90 minutes with interval.

Saturday 07 May 7.30pm, West Buckland Village Hall Tickets £7.50 (ad) £5 (U16) £22.50 (fam) 01598 760437 Buffet available in interval £3.50. BYO drinks. Disabled access.

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Beaford Archive - The Character of our Coast: Exhibition and Talk

This exhibition of rarely seen historic and contemporary photographs demonstrating the impact of people and climate change on North Devon’s coastal landscape over the past century has now moved to Lynmouth Pavilion and can be viewed throughout May.

You can also join us for an illustrated evening talk exploring the North Devon Coast from a historical perspective. This will be on Thursday 12th May at 7pm, at Lynmouth Pavillion. Places are free, but limited, so please book yours on 01598 752509.

There is more information on the exhibition on our website here, and on the talk here.