Sunday, 18 April 2010

Theatre: Particular Theatre Company - April Newsletter

I've just seen Particular's production of 'Still' and will write a review as soon as time allows. Meanwhile, the programme at The Bike Shed gets ever more interesting and deserves tour attention. I was disappointed to be one of only half-a-dozen in the audience on Friday night. If Exeter can't do better than that. we don't deserve a venue that is combining new writing with classics not often produced in the provinces, and mixing in evenings of jazz, poetry and cabaret. With tickets at a tenner or less and a bar that serves drinks that can be taken into the auditorium, any local resident that claims a love of theatre should be able to visit once or twice a month, especially with the Northcott probably closing, the Phoenix increasingly focusing on music and the Barnfield tending towards more populist fare. You won't necessarily like every show you see, but if you persevere, you'll have some memorable nights that only such an intimate space can provide.


April 2010 – Newsletter 5

Dear Particular Friend,
Another busy month has gone by and we are now preparing to open the Bike Shed doors for our production of Still. Cast and crew have been busy at work on what promises to be another sterling production.

The Bike Shed Theatre has continued to fill its stage with a variety of performances from live music, to poetry, dance and theatre. Our new venue is proving to be a welcome addition to Exeter’s cultural scene.

We hope to see you all at the show over the next few weeks!

David, Fin and Debs


The heat of a summer night. The cool of a meandering river. A childhood secret that holds the memory of young love. When a married father picks up a seductive hitch-hiker and takes her to his boyhood hiding place, the question is – has he been waiting for her all his life, or she for him? Still is a story of desire and betrayal, love and redemption.

Still, by Bristol playwright Steve Lambert, will be showing at The Bike Shed Theatre from the 13th of April to the 1st of May, Tuesday to Saturday. Tickets are currently on sale on the Bike Shed Theatre website;
Tickets cost  £10 with a special Tuesday price of £5.


Rose Romain

 Rose trained at E-15 Acting school, London(graduated 2005) Winning the Lillian Bayliss  Award for most promising second year drama school student.

Recent Theatre includes: ‘Turf’ (The Bush Theatre, London) ‘Stovepipe’ National Theatre and The Bush);’Saved and other stories’(The Theatre Royal Haymarket) ‘The Point’ (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch)‘The Duchess of Malfi’(The White Bear, London) A Midsummers night Dream (White Horse Theatre Germany) Film, TV and Comms include: Daggenham Girls( British Film Council) Diet Coke,(Ridley Scott Films)  

Rose grew up in the West Country and is delighted to be returning to the stage in Exeter where her journey as an actor began. She is continually informed by new learning and the creative interpretation that is born from unfamiliar challenges.

Mark Shorto

 Mark hails from Jersey and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  He lives in Exeter and has been a member of Crediton Actors Workshop for many years. His work in the South West includes Orchard Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymoth, Imule Theatre and Exstream Theatre.  An advocate of lifelong learning, he recently gained a degree in English with Drama from the University of Exeter.  He sometimes directs community and youth theatre, most recently The Burial at Thebes for the Farringdon Society of Arts in 2008.  In the same year he made a brief appearance in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Mark has recently appeared at the Bike Shed Theatre in the Jackdaw Theatre double bill, and previously worked with Particular in the rehearsed readings of The Derelicts and Matthew's Splinter.



The Bike Shed Theatre website is now up and running at Here you can find the programme for the coming months as well as buying your tickets online for all our upcoming events.

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