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Fabula Youth Theatre is coming to Dulverton!

There’s something new coming to Dulverton, for all young people – and it’s FREE to join!

Are you aged between 8 and 19? Do you enjoy acting and drama?

Fabula Youth Theatre are looking for young people with an interest in drama, acting, creativity or just with an enthusiasm to have fun and be part of a collaborative group. No experience is necessary. Their aim is to use drama to provide a supportive place where young people can meet, grow in confidence and have fun.

Their Youth Theatre groups ran in Northampton from 2015 to 2021 and, having now moved to this area, they are now setting up in Dulverton.

How to get involved…

To start, they are offering four FREE workshops in Dulverton Town Hall in the first half of the summer term where you can come and try them out.


Junior Group (8-12 year old) 5.45 to 6.45 pm

Senior Group (13-19 years old) 7 to  8.30pm

The dates are:

Tuesday 30th April

Tuesday 7th May

Tuesday 14th May

Tuesday 21st May

The workshops will consist of drama games and activities, and will be led by co-director of Fabula Arts, James Gillam, an experienced youth theatre practitioner, former schoolteacher and former Head of Drama.

Have a look at their website or more information and to find out what former Youth Theatre members thought about the group! You can even watch a video in which some of them explain what they got out of being in the group.

Fabula Youth Theatre believe that all young people are creative, and they believe that Drama sessions are a great way for young people to explore that creativity and to develop confidence.

So, come along and try them out!

Contact James at info@fabulaarts.co.uk or on 07554 748835 to book a FREE place on the workshops or to find out more.

Make 2023 the year you visit Knackershole Garden Theatre in Dulverton!  Located a mile from Dulverton, this unique garden theatre will be open again in July and August, with some old friends returning and bookings from new companies. 

Guests arriving for an evening of open air theatre at Knackershole, Dulverton

On Tuesday 18 July we welcome back our friends from Cygnet Theatre, Exeter with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Directed by Amanda Knott, the grounds will be open from 5.30pm for a 7pm start.

Rehearsal under way at Knackershole Garden Theatre

Saturday 5 August brings firstly another Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet from Sun and Moon Theatre. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets has been reimagined as a rivalry between two family-run movie studios in the 1930s. Again the grounds open at 5.30pm for a 7pm start.

Romeo & Juliet reimagined at Knackershole Garden Theatre

The same timings apply to Wednesday 9 August when Calf to Cow, who entertained so well with The Wind in the Willows, return to us with their new production of Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense.
On Sunday 13 August, Tethered Wits Theatre Company from Gloucestershire are bringing us a double header.  Dr Doolittle, a one hour show for all the family starts at 2pm and The Great Gatsby is at 5pm.  Grounds will be open from 1pm.
Friday 18 August marks the return of The Last Baguette Theatre Company with Pandora’s Box, written by Sunday Times award-winning playwright Tiff Woodsmith & directed by Susana Alcantud.  Starting at 7pm the grounds and bar will be open from 5.30.

Pandora’s Box at Knackershole Garden Theatre

The final offering is on Saturday 26 August when Up Close Theatre from Bideford present their production of The Day of The Triffids, a vintage radio play live on stage..  Their last production in Dulverton was their adaptation of The War of the Worlds, a play about the production of the famous radio broadcast which was superb.  We expect nothing less!  Note that this play is one hour earlier than others and starts at 6pm.
Please remember that, generally speaking, the garden is open for picnics and bar purchases about one and a half hours before the show starts.  We ask that you look out for local signposting when coming to Knackershole because strict adherence to satellite navigation devices can easily encourage you to approach from a direction which makes it impossible to turn into the car park and where you will be face to face with other traffic in a narrow lane. 
Tickets for any of these performances are available here :- Exmoor Studios

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William Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ outdoor theatre event at Knackershole Garden Theatre Dulverton brought to you by Sun & Moon Theatre.

From the wintry cool courts of Sicilia to the summer sun festivities of Bohemia, experience seasonal change and the passage of time in this spectacular comedy drama. The Winter’s Tale combines the best of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and histories to make for an entertaining evening in the open-air – controlling kings, a courageous queen, kind princes, a lost princess, courtroom drama, storms, shipwrecks, festivals, runaway couples, a rogue-ish trickster, disguises, mistaken identities, emotional reunions and a spellbinding final act!

This vibrant production will be a delightful and gripping feast of ensemble action, comedy, drama, trials, love, romance, live music, puppetry and magic. Suitable for all ages, this enchanting and exciting play – with one of theatre’s most famous stage exits (involving a bear …) – is the perfect way to spend a Friday evening with family, friends, loved ones or solo. Book tickets to experience a winter’s tale in summertime – don’t miss the magic!

Sun & Moon Theatre are thrilled to be returning to Knackershole Garden Theatre after a successful night of Romeo and Juliet in Summer 2023. Based in the South West, Sun & Moon Theatre specialise in making Shakespeare for all, focusing on producing entertaining and accessible productions for a wide range of audiences. They work with original text, using Quarto and First Folio scripts.

This performance is held outside so visitors are advised to be prepared with appropriate seasonal clothing and keep an eye on the weather.  The venue may have alternative arrangements in place in case of adverse weather but please check the event information with the provider for further details.  Visitors should be willing to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets, unless stated otherwise by the provider.

£15 Adult / £10 Student (NUS) / £7.50 Child (under 16) FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE