Macbeth on soon in Brixham & Torquay

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, is on at @BrixhamTheatre in just a few days, & then at @TorquayMuseum – get your tickets now! #BoostTorbay #Brixham #Torquay #Devon #Torbay #arts #MotivationMonday #actorslife #Shakespeare #theatre #acting #Macbeth #torquay #localartists #performingarts #picoftheday #SouthDevon


Les Miserables – open theatre auditions – Brixham

Open auditions for our production of Les Miserables.
Based off the original novel by Victor Hugo, this show requires a full cast, aged from 10 – 70, male and female, for named speaking roles. It is a non-musical dramatic adaptation of the novel, for full scale stage performance.
All roles except “grown up Cosette” open for casting, please scroll down for a list of all roles being cast.


Auditions are on Sunday Feb 10th 2019, at Chestnut Community centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, Devon TQ5 0SA. Please arrive to begin at 1pm. (doors open from 12). .

Castings will take the form of reading and characterising excerpts from the script.

As with all our in-house shows, all persons appearing as cast and crew for this production will be entitled to remuneration as
– equal profit share (ticket-take less venue hire cost)
– portfolio photos and video for portfolio use
– copies of all press in which the character is featured
– programme credit
(and anything else we find that we are able to offer)
More information on our audition process is to be found at


Brixham, Torquay, Plymouth, on Friday-Saturdays in June 2019

Rehearsal dates: Wednesday evenings 7pm – 9.30pm, Sundays 12.30pm – 5pm,
at Chestnut Community Centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0SA, the same as the auditions. For this reason, priority will be given to performers who live in the South Devon region. Please note that you will be expected to attend regular rehearsals.

Due to previous incidents we need to state that
1) All cast will need to be able to attend regular rehearsals, and to be able to learn characterisation, lines and blocking,
2) Actors will be required to wear costumes
3) All people in the production are expected to adhere to socially acceptable behaviour at all times.
4) Performances are on an open-book equal-profit share basis.
5) We welcome performers of all backgrounds.


(Key: *= roles we may be able to combine, L= large roles)

Roles spanning both acts

Jean Valjean (middle-aged or older male) L
Javert (middle-aged or older male) L
Madame Thenadier (female) L

Roles in Act 1

Brevet (male, convict)
Fantine (female, single mother) L
Factory Boss (male or female) L
Bambataois (male roustabout and fop) *
Little Cosette (female child around 12/ 13 years -Fantine’s daughter) *
Bishop (male) *
Mlle Baptistine (female, Bishop’s housekeeper) *
Innkeeper in Digne (Male or female) *
Petit Gervais (child, age 9 – 13, ideally male, otherwise female) *
Factory girl 1 (female) *
Factory girl 2 (female) *
Sister Simplice (female, nun who takes care of Fantine after her rescue)
“Gendarme” (male, policeman) *
Estella (female, prostitute) *
Bernardo (Male, sailor)*
Sailor (male, sailor) *
Landlord (Ideally male, otherwise female, who tells Jean to leave his inn) *
Prosecutor (Male, at the trial of Champmanthieu) *
Champmanthieu (male, needs to be a similar build to Jean, as mistaken for Jean) *

Factory workers (female) *
Prostitutes (female) *

Marius (male. Law student, revolutionary) L

Enjolras (male, student, revolutionary, very dedicated to his cause) L
Grantaire (male, student, revolutionary but more interested in a few drinks) L
Mlle Gillenormand (female, Marius’s aunt) L
Coufeyrac (male, law student, friend of Marius) L
Eponine (female, almost destitute, in love with Marius, but her interest is not returned) L
Gavroche (child, street urchin with an attitude age 8 – 13 – male)
Jean Prouvaire (male, student, revolutionary, much quieter spoken than the others) *
Madame Mabeuf (female – male in the book, but changed to female for ease of casting,
elderly bookshop owner whose shop went out of business) *
Le Cabuc (Ideally male. revolutionary and a generally not very nice person! )*
Toussaint (female, Jean and Cosettes housekeeper. )
Madame St Just (female, homeowner killed by Le Cabuc) *

Announcing our new theatre show: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Nationally award-winning local theatre company brings Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth to life in ambitious new production in Brixham and Torquay.

Blood will have blood”

Macbeth, Act 3 scene 4

Shakespeare’s classic drama of ambition, power and fate, first thought to be performed in 1606, is now brought to life in a dramatic new adaptation performing the original text, set in a post-World War 3, near-future wasteland.

Performed by a professional cast of locally based actors including cast members who have recently moved to Torbay from Los Angeles, this production will come to Brixham Theatre and then Torquay Museum in the New Year. Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s best known dramas, alongside King Lear, Orthello, Hamlet, and Romeo & Juliet. It tells the tale of a Scottish war hero, who, tempted by ambition and power, and supernatural whisperings, begins a series of murders, to take and hold the throne. Returning home from war, Macbeth encounters three mysterious women, whose prophecy of kingship, sets in motion his ambition, and ultimately his fall into madness and blood…..

This production design combines the dark aftermarth of a nuclear WW3, the exotic of the supernatural, and dramatic lighting, with immersive soundscapes to create Macbeths world in a new vision of the drama. Months of intensive rehearsal and preparation are taking place to prepare the show, which in January 2019, with an emphasis on using recycled materials wherever possible.

The South Devon Players, founded in 2005/6 on the proceeds of a carboot sale, are winners of the national Epic Award 2017 for England, a national arts award celebrating creativity and innovation in grassroots arts, and international nominations for past productions. Based in Brixham, the Players primarily specialise in researched historical theatre productions and old “Classics”. Following this production of Macbeth, the Players will begin work on a production of Les Miserables.

Venues and dates

Tickets for all shows cost £8 (or £7 concessions).

Brixham Theatre

Friday January 18th (7.30pm), Saturday January 19th (2.30pm, 7.30pm)

Brixham Theatre

New Road


Devon TQ5 8SA

Box office: 01803 415897

Book online at

Torquay Museum

Friday February 1st (7.30pm) Saturday February 2nd 2.30pm 7.30pm)

Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road



Tickets: 07855 090589

Book online at (visit box office tab)

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Next open auditions for medieval drama. If you want to join us, here is your chance to apply!

The Three Musketeers: The Panto

All for one and one for all – or is it?

The Three Musketeers is an action packed, family pantomime, written in-house from the South Devon Players team, touring Brixham and Torquay in Jan 2018.

Based on the classic swashbuckling novel by Alexandre Dumas, this panto tells the classical swashbuckling tale of intrigue and loyalty and action, set in the 17th Century French royal court, and how a young man from the country joins the royal guards, while foiling a plot to depose the King, given the panto treatment with plenty of laughter, dance, song, – and epic sword fights from our trained fight team.
The ambitious young swordsman from the countryside, D;Artagnan, joins an unlikely team of the Kings Musketeers; Pothos, Aramis and Athos, as well as the Queens lady in waiting Constance, and her rather terrifying mother, the tavern owner Bonacieux, alongside Queen Anne, to foil the scheming Cardinal Richelieu’s plan to take the French throne.
The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, founded and based in Brixham, are on a steep rise at the moment, with the international release of their Arthurian feature film Mordred on the horizon, and having won a national arts award in Newcastle, in March 2017. Founded in the winter of 2005-6, this ambitious, energetic team of local performers develop new work, by researching historical events and adapting classical tales for the stage and screen to wide acclaim.

Tickets are now on sale, visit our box office for more information and to book

Brixham Dates:
Jan 20th – 7pm
Jan 21st – 2pm and 7pm

Brixham Venue:
The Edge,
Bolton Street.

Brixham Prices:
Adults £7
Concs (saturday £5.50, Sunday £5.00)

Torquay Dates: 
Jan 27 – 3pm and 7pm

Torquay Venue: 
St Matthews Church
St Matthew’s Rd,
Torquay TQ2 6JA

Torquay Prices: 
Adults £7
Concs (5.00)

Tickets can be reserved over the phone from the team on 07855 090589, or ordered online from the South Devon Players website: (click the box office tab)

some rehearsal photos by Emily at Appleton Event Photography

The Three Musketeers panto dates announced for Brixham 2018

Jack The Ripper , steampunk theatre show


A dark drama based on the true story of the mysterious, unidentified serial killer who terrorised Victorian London. Combining theories of the killer, with a steampunk adaptation, in style, music and ulitimate motive, This is a production by a nationally award-winning theatre and film company, of local actors and creatives, bringing a whole new adaptation of this tale, to the stage.

This show does contain violent scenes, and descriptions of wounds. It does not contain bad language.

We are a Brixham theatre & film company, and are touring the show around South Devon and Bristol.

Saturday July 8th 2017, 7.30pm (doors open at 7PM)
Sunday July 9th 2017, 2.30pm (doors open at 2pm)
Sunday July 9th, 7.30PM (doors open at 7PM)

Friday July 14th 2017, 7.30pm (doors open at 7PM)


Fridau July 21st 2017, 7.30pm (doors open at 7PM)


Satrurday July 22nd 2017, 7.30pm (doors open at 7PM)


For alternate venues, please see our website and click the Box office tab.

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PRESS RELEASE: Brixham theatre & film team, of local people, win national arts award.

The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company are delighted to announce that on the evening of March 19th, 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Sage conference centre in Newcastle, they were presented with the Epic Award for England. Laura Jay, one of the founders, and Michael Mirsadeghi, who is the head of editing, and one of the cameramen of the Players current 6th Century Arthurian feature film Mordred, travelled to Newcastle to collect the award on behalf of the team, but as Laura feels it important to point out, this has been earned by efforts and collaborations of the entire team, not by any one person.

There is growing recognition in the media and in public policy of the importance of everyday participation in creativity. The Epic Awards shines a spotlight on the incredible achievements of these groups each year.
Winning groups are those that demonstrate the four Epic qualities – Engagement, Partnership, Innovation and Creativity.

Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture in the UK stated “”The fantastic work of the South Devon Players shows what can be achieved by the ingenuity and determination of arts groups.”

This is wonderful recognition for a group which was founded by local Brixham performers, 11 years ago, on the proceeds of a carboot sale, and has grown into a vibrant theatre & film team, who perform newly researched historical shows around Devon, and whose film work is gaining recognition and awards abroad.
In addition the Players work hard to promote the skills of local creatives, with workshops and training, networking events, and involvement with other local organisations.

The award will stand next to the Torbay “Creativity In The Community” trophy won in 2010.

The group are currently in rehearsals for their summer stage show, a steampunk theatre production telling the story of the mysterious Victorian killer known as “Jack The Ripper” and also busy fund-raising for the final few days of filming their 6th Century Arthurian feature film, Mordred, the trailer for which is already selected for screening at international film festivals, in Hollywood, New York, Barcelona, as well as at Torbays very own English Riviera film festival. The crowdfund – as well as more information about the film, is at all assistance in promoting the crowdfund and the project is much appreciated.

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