Summer play festival now on at Sidmouth Manor Pavilion

Paul Taylor-Mills.

Paul Taylor-Mills. - Credit: Archant

Award-winning West End producer Paul Taylor-Mills has raised the curtain on his popular summer play festival at Sidmouth’s Manor Pavilion Theatre.

His three-month run of productions opened yesterday (Thursday, June 22) at the theatre.

Season tickets went on sale last month and the box office took £14,000 in the first four hours of trading.

The theatre – owned and managed by East Devon District Council (EDDC) – is the last in the UK to offer a season of repertory productions that change every week from June to September.

Theatregoers can enjoy 12 productions in as many weeks, with classics including The Odd Couple, Ladies in Lavender and Dial M for Murder.


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The 2017 season will feature:

? Now on until Wednesday, June 28: Caught in the Net by Ray Cooney

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? Thursday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 5: Murder in Company by Philip King and John Bolland

? Thursday, July 6 - Wednesday, July 12: The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

? Thursday, July 13 - Wednesday, July 19: Ladies in Lavender by Sean McKenna based on the screenplay by Charles Dance

? Thursday, July 20 - Wednesday, July 26: Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott

? Thursday, July 27 - Wednesday, August 2: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

? Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4/Saturday, August 12-Wednesday, August: 16: The Birds by Conor McPherson

? Thursday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 23: Relative Values by Noel Coward

? Thursday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 20: Birthday Suite by Robin Hawdon

? Thursday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 6: Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn

? Thursday, September 6 - Wednesday, September 13: Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse

? Thursday, September 14 - Friday, September 22: House Guest by Francis Durbridge.

Tickets for are available from the box office on 01395 514413 (10am-2pm). Tickets are £16 or £17 (under-16s £8). Group discounts available, along with full and half-season tickets.

More details: www.manorpavilion.com

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