s your wall calendar/Filofax/iCal looking rather blank for 2018? Here’s a banquet of delights for you to start writing/ typing in. Bear in mind, these are just the ones that have been announced as we go to press. For all the brilliant stuff yet to come, you’ll just have to read Exeter Living’s What’s On section religiously, won’t you?
Here’s one for the romantics, art lovers and historians. Russian-French artist Marc Chagall’s paintings of himself and wife Bella flying through the air are the inspiration behind the delightful The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, from esteemed Cornish theatre company Kneehigh. Written by Daniel Jamieson and directed by Emma Rice, the show follows the couple’s lives against a backdrop of the Russian Revolution and other 20th century events, and alights at the Northcott from 10-14 April as part of a UK and US tour. “This is a show that feels deeply personal and deeply felt...,” said one critic when it premiered last year. “A paean to the idea that even when you find your soulmate you are seeing the same things through different eyes.” Two great shows for kids are on their way, too: local troupe Theatre Alibi’s The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon, 14-17 February (half term). An adaptation of the picture book by award-winning writer David Almond, it’s a gorgeous piece, featuring original live music and puppetry. w Above: Are you ready to be heartbroken? Lloyd Cole’s coming to town; right: The Rude Screen (crop) by George Shaw 2015-2016 Enamel on canvas, 178.5x198cm © Courtesy The Artist and Wilkinson Gallery London
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