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Pantomime raises nearly £700 for Devon Freewheelers

City of Light Theatre’s Open-Air Pantomime raised nearly £700 for local blood bikes charity Devon Freewheelers. Jack and the Beanstalk which was staged in collaboration with Pecorama at their site in Beer and Sidmouth’s Connaught Gardens in April. All profits from the production were donated along with proceeds from the donation buckets at performances. Jack […]

Q&A with Out of the Ashes Director Alex Jackson

Check out this interview with the Director of Michael Morpurgo’s Out of the Ashes, Alex Jackson Why choose to perform Out of the Ashes? About 2 years ago, I knew I wanted to direct an adaptation of a Michael Morpurgo novel in the south west. He’s a writer who is so grounded in the South West […]

First Look at Jack and the Beanstalk

Feast your eyes on production pictures of Jack and the Beanstalk at Pecorama, Beer and Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth, in aid of Devon Freewheelers. Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth Pecorama, Beer Script by Jack Northcott

Meet the Production Team of Jack and the Beanstalk

We’re counting down the days til Jack and the Beanstalk this Easter at Sidmouth’s Connaught Gardens. The perfect Easter treat for families around East Devon. Here’s a bit more about our production team who’ve been working hard to bring you the show. Director Alex Jackson In March 2018, Alex joined the King’s Head Theatre in […]

Meet the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

This week, we’re putting in the hours to get Jack and the Beanstalk just right for audiences at Pecorama and Connaught Gardens. There’s not long left to go, so here’s a little more about our fabulous cast! Jack Trott Joe Urquhart Joe has always had a passion for prancing around on stage so he thought […]

Last Minute Preparation

As the show dates creep up, behind the scenes we’re busy scurrying around polishing, sourcing props, organising transport vans and a million other things that need to be ticked off the list to bring the show to the stage. Here’s some of the things we’re doing to bring the show to the stage. Lighting and […]

Family Ticket Competition

We’re excited to announce our family ticket offer competition. Be in with a chance of winning a family ticket for a performance of your choice. All you need to do is: 1. Like our page ( 2. Share this post with your friends 3. Tag your family and friends in the comments section below the […]

5 Reasons Why Jack and the Beanstalk is the Perfect Family Easter Treat

1. It’s all in aid of Devon Freewheelers This fantastic charity provide a blood delivery service across Devon for which there is no provision from the NHS, local or national government. By booking your tickets to Jack and the Beanstalk you’re supporting a fantastic local cause that will one day help you and your loved […]

Q&A with Choreographer Sarah Pottinger

How did you get involved with Jack and the Beanstalk? Alex (the director) of City of Light Theatre asked me if I would like to be involved with the panto and if I would like to do the choreography! Obviously, I said yes because I love to choreograph dances and had some great ideas to […]

Why did we choose Devon Freewheelers as our charity to support?

There were lots of local charities on the table when we were trying to find one to support. We’d been aware of Devon Freewheelers for a while now, and the vital work that they do to fill in a service that is not provided by local or national government and is not funded or organised […]