Your guide to What's On this weekend

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 3:34pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (8-10 February):

THEATRE

Return to the Forbidden Planet 

Friday & Saturday, Queen Elizabeth's School Drama Hall, Western Road, Crediton

Billed as Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece!  Shows at 7.30pm, matinee 2.30pm Saturday. Tickets £10, £7 students. Available from the School Libraries 01363 778365. 

The Life I Lead

Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott 

David Tomlinson built a career playing a certain type of Englishman – stiff, formal and a bit of a silly ass.   The Life I Lead sees Miles Jupp (Rev, The Thick Of It, The News Quiz) bringing David Tomlinson to life and retelling his remarkable story.  It’s a richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across different generations, filling in the blanks behind a very well-known face. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk 

The Shy Manifesto

Sunday, 7pm, Voodoo Lounge, Exeter Phoenix 

17 year old Callum is proud to be shy and he thinks you should be too, because what this noisy, crazy world needs right now is a bit more self-restraint. The Shy Manifesto is a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy drama about a shy boy who is fed up of constantly being told to come out of his shell.  www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

MUSIC

The Sixties Invasion

Friday, Exmouth Pavilion

Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch - a rare appearance of the multi-platinum hit makers taking you back to the sixties with, Bend It, Save Me, Zabadak, Legend Of Xanadu and many more. https://www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion  

Piano and song recital

Friday, 3.30pm, Sidholme Music Room, Elysian Fields, Sidmouth

Alex Wilson (piano) and Alex Poulton (baritone) perform music of the early 20th Century, including rarely heard music by Ivor Gurney, Benjamin Britten and Frederick Septimus Kelly. Go along to hear some music that hasn’t been performed in over 100 years in advance of a Toccata Classics CD release of previously unrecorded piano works by F.S.Kelly later in the year. Entry is free, with a retiring collection in aid of the Music Room Restoration Fund. Click here for details. 

Mohawkestra

Saturday, The Old Firehouse, New North Road, Exeter

"Mohawkestra do exactly what their brilliantly clever name suggests… they make up-to-date, break-heavy music in the style of 60s Hammond/Library icons The Mohawks." DJ Format. 10.30pm-1am. www.oldfirehouseexeter.co.uk

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Sunday, Exeter Northcott

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Saving All My Love and so much more. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra 

Sunday, Exeter Phoenix 

With several awards and a host of international performances under their belt, Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra come to Exeter Phoenix for an incredible evening of music. Both bands will play a varied selection of music, from the classic swing of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, vocals featuring band members, and more modern arrangements in a wide range of styles, right up to contemporary funk, with all tastes in between catered for! This is a charity fundraising event for CITY Community Trust, Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity and Exeter City Football Club’s charity partner. Tickets £10 (£8).  www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

EVENTS

The Vintage Home and Antiques Fair

Saturday & Sunday, Westpoint, Exeter

A must for vintage and antiques lovers!  With up to 400 stands from all over the UK, offering an extensive range of antiques, collectables and vintage, the fair provides a great day out.  Open 8.30am-5pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. www.continuityfairs.co.uk

Coffee Morning

Saturday, The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth

Join the Exmouth Players for tea, coffee and some very lovely home-made cakes, 9.30am-noon.  www.blackmoretheatre.co.uk

Rugby: England U20s vs France U20s

Saturday, noon, Sandy Park, Exeter

England Rugby U20s will face France at Sandy Park in the 2019 Under-20s Six Nations Championship, kick off 12.05pm.  Tickets start from just £10  https://tickethub.exeterchiefs.co.uk/content

Cullompton Farmers' Market

Saturday, Higher Bullring, High Street, Cullompton

Cullompton Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of each month, 9.30am-12.30pm. Producers and traders at the market are all located within a 30 miles radius of the town.