The Gateway What's On Aug-Sep 2022

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Dracula: The Bloody Truth 26th & 27th August 2022



Welcome to the latest Seaton Gateway What’s On Guide

Did you feel the need? The need for speed? Our Top Gun: Maverick Gala Weekend was a roaring success, everyone had a great time, and the canape thanks to Le Pisani, were a big hit. We even had our very own Maverick serving the complimentary drinks! Now we are heading into summer proper, our August and September programme is bursting at the

seams with loads of exciting events, including the award-winning, internationally known Le Navet Bete

with the hysterical Dracula: The Bloody Truth. We couldn’t believe our luck when we managed to secure

this fantastic theatre group, so if you want an evening of side-splitting laughs and brilliant theatre, then make sure you books your tickets. The other highlights for me include Steve Knightley, he of Show of Hands. This was another triumph in

our programming, and came about by a rather convoluted way. But it is the start of a whole new branch of the best in entertainment that we are bringing to you. Another new venture to inspire you is an evening with travel writer Simon Parker whose book ‘Riding Out: A Journey of Love, Loss and New Beginnings’ tells the story of his 3,427 mile-long cycle journey

around pandemic Britain. This is an uplifting and relatable account as Simon battled with the grief and anxieties that we all went through at the time, but it’s also full of optimism and hope. Talking of hope, and glory, look out for our Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 10 September. We’ll have flags, bunting and plenty of rousing music! So whether it’s side-splitting comedy, heart-warming films or the music you love, we have it all for you.

Sophia Moseley Theatre Manager



Tue 2


7:00pm Picnic Night

Thu 6

7:00pm Screening

Fri 19


7:30pm Sold Out

National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Files Again

Fri 9

7:30pm Picnic Night

Fisherman’s Friends: One And All

7:30pm Picnic Night

Sat 8

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

8:00pm Live Music

Sat 20 Elvis

Thu 25 Minions: The Rise of Gru 7:00pm Picnic Night Fri 26

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

7:30pm Theatre

Sat 27

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

7:30pm Theatre

Sun 28 André Rieu: Happy Days are Here Again

3:00pm Live Cinema


Thu 13 Fisherman’s Friends: One And All

2:30pm Film

Thu 13 The Royal Opera: Aida

7:00pm Screening

Sat 22

Sing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman

2:00pm Film

Sat 22

Sing-A-Long-A Grease

7:30pm Film


Thu 1

Steve Knightley

7:00pm Live Music

Thu 3

National Theatre Live: The Seagull

7:00pm Screening

Thu 8

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing

7:00pm Live Cinema

Sat 12

Riveria Dogs - Back to the 80’s

8:00pm Live Music

Fri 9

The Railway Children Return

7:30pm Picnic Night

Fri 18

Lyme Bay Moonrakers - 7:30pm Songs for the Wellerman Live Music

Sat 10

Last Night at the Proms 2022

7:15pm Live Cinema


2:30pm Film

Sat 17

Thu 15 The Railway Children Return Fri 16

When the Crawdads Sing 7:30pm Picnic Night

Sat 24 A Night of Adventure: 7:30pm Cycling 3500 Miles Talk around Pandemic Britain Tue 27 The Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly

7:15pm Live Cinema

Fri 30

7:30pm Picnic Night

Bullet Train

Performance Diary


Magnificent Bublé at Christmas!

Mon 19 Dick Whittington - Wed 21

8:00pm Live Music 2:00pm & 6:00pm Theatre

January Thu 26 National Theatre Live: The Crucible

7:00pm Screening

February Thu 23 National Theatre Live: Othello

7:00pm Screening

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Family Picnic Night - Lightyear



he definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he is marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he is joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.

Fri 29 July - Sat 2 August 2022 Tickets from £7.00


Age Guidance: PG

Friday 29 July (Picnic Night)

Doors Open 6:00pm

Film Starts 7:00pm

Tuesday 2 August (Picnic Night)

Doors Open 6:00pm

Film Starts 7:00pm

Picnic Night - Elvis



LVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks.A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). Starring alongside Butler and Hanks, award-winning theatre actress Helen Thomson (“Top of the Lake: China Girl,” “Rake”) plays Elvis’s mother, Gladys, Richard Roxburgh (“Moulin Rouge!” “Breath,” “Hacksaw Ridge”) portrays Elvis’s father, Vernon, and DeJonge (“The Visit,” “Stray Dolls”) plays Priscilla.

Fri 19 - Sat 20 August 2022 Tickets from £7.00


Age Guidance: 12A

Friday 19 August (Picnic Night)

Doors Open 6:30pm

Film Starts 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 August (Picnic Night)

Doors Open 6:30pm

Film Starts 7:30pm EXTRA DATE

Family Picnic Night - Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru


his summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru.

It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.

Thursday 25 August 2022 Tickets From £7.00 Doors open: 6:00pm

Film starts: 7:00pm

Age Guidance: U 9

Theatre - Dracula: The Bloody Truth


TOP! It is of vital importance that you stop what you're doing and read this very carefully. Your life may depend on it...

You must have all heard by now of the recent novel, 'Dracula', that was released three years ago in 1897 by that dreadful man Bram Stoker, yes? I gave that money grabber, Mr Stoker, all of my research notes, letters, diary entries to write up to warn you...It wasn't a fictional story at all, no! It was fact, true, real, I was there! I saw the madness, the supernatural. I saw the vampire. Excuse me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Professor Abraham Van Helsing, MD, D.Ph., D.Litt., etc, etc, of Amsterdam. I have put together a theatrical performance, along with three other actors I have hired, to warn you all of the dangers of vampires and how to deal with one if the situation arises. Now what are you waiting for? It is imperative that you book your tickets right this instant! It's a matter of life and death. Exeter based Le Navet Bete (Dick Tracy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) are committed to creating hilarious, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre using creative and engaging storytelling. This brand new comedy theatre show will take audiences on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby whilst the frantic Van Helsing and his three amateur actors try to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical production of the events of Dracula. Directed by one of the UK's most exciting comedy directors, John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and designed by Phil Eddolls (Mark Bruce Company, Improbable Theatre), Dracula: The Bloody Truth promises to have the vampires back in the ground and leave audiences flying high.

Fri 26 - Sat 27 August 2022 Adult £15.00 | Under 16 £12.00

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Age Guidance: 8+

Friday 26 August

Doors Open 6:30pm

Show Starts 7:30pm

Saturday 27 August

Doors Open 6:30pm

Show Starts 7:30pm

Theatre - Dracula: The Bloody Truth


Screening - Andre Rieu: Happy Days are Here Again!

Andre Rieu: Happy Days are Here Again!


he wait is over! After 2 long years, maestro André Rieu is performing from his hometown of Maastricht once again! We are proud to present André’s brandnew summer concert - Happy Days are Here Again!

The concert will be a jolly and captivating summer event on the iconic Vrijthof square, featuring popular feel-good classics, show-tunes, and of course, joyous waltzes. Together with the wonderful Johann Strauss Orchestra and very special guests, André is bringing an uplifting and romantic party to your local cinemas! They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and André’s first summer concert in over 2 years will be a magical experience for everyone to enjoy.

Sunday 28 August 2022 Tickets From £13.50 Doors open: 2:30pm 12

Screening starts: 3:00pm

Live Music - Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley


teve Knightley is the song writing force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. He was named ‘Songwriter of the Nineties’ by BBC Radio 6 Music in 2012. Inspired by a sound, a phrase, a passing conversation, a rhythm or a melody he hears in his head, his unerring instinct for the musical elements that constitute a ‘classic’ enables Knightley to write his own. For instance, his ‘faux Celtic’ song the Galway Farmer (1994) appears on lists of

traditional Irish folk songs. Informed by a love of folk ballads, Knightley writes his historically accurate songs that resonate with contemporary meaning. He has an extraordinary ability to conflate time and space to bring history vividly, smack bang into the present. It’s an ability that fuels his reputation as an ‘issues’ writer. The seminal Country Life (the title track of Show of Hands’ 2003 album) earned him the moniker ‘The gravel voiced spokesman of the rural poor’ and a nomination for best song at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Thursday 1 September 2022 Tickets From £20.00 Doors open: 7:00pm

Show starts: 7:30pm 13

Screening - NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing

NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing


atherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick. Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.

Thursday 8th September 2022 Adult (16+) £15.00 | Child £8.00 Doors open: 6:30pm 14

Screening starts: 7:00pm

Age Guidance: 12A

Film - The Railway Children Return

The Railway Children Return


nspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting and heart-warming adventure for a new generation.

Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the 1944 - As life in Britain’s cities becomes children discover injured American soldier increasingly perilous, three evacuee children Abe (KJ Aikens), hiding out in the railyard at - Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts - are sent by dangerous quest to help their new friend their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire who, like them, is a long way from home. village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie

Fri 9 - Thu 15 September 2022 Tickets from £7.00

Age Guidance: U

Friday 9 September (Picnic Night)

Doors Open 6:30pm

Film Starts 7:30pm

Thursday 15 September

Doors Open 1:30pm

Film Starts 2:30pm 15

Live Cinema - Last Night of the Proms 2022

Last Night of the Proms 2022


t’s time to put on your party clothes, grab your favourite flag and raise the roof of the Royal Albert Hall! There’s nothing quite like the Last Night of the Proms – the happiest annual celebration in the classical music calendar. Expect fanfares and dances, anthems and arias, familiar classics and brand-new works from a concert that packs a whole season of highlights into just one event.

Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and conductor Dalia Stasevska as soloists in a programme that includes arias by Wagner and Verdi and the radiant Easter Hymn from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, as well as Doreen Carwithen’s career-establishing 1945 concert overture ODTAA and the world premiere of a new work by fast-rising British composer James B. Wilson.

Star cellist and former BBC Young Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason and award-winning

Streamed live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Saturday 10 September 2022 Tickets from £10.00 Doors open: 6:30pm 16

Screening starts: 7:30pm

Picnic Night - Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing


ward winning Boo To A Goose Theatre present their latest exciting, highly interactive show with puppetry, singing, dancing and lots of fun. A tidal wave of imagination sweeps up an audience of children, landing them on far away Dead Ghost Island. There, together with their new friends Shipwreck Sam and Bonnie Betty, they join in a quest for buried treasure … but will the terrible-naughty-bad pirate Big Bill Bucket-Belly get there first? So climb aboard, me hearties, and enjoy the fun!

Friday 16 September 2022 Tickets From £7.00 Doors open: 6:30pm

Film starts: 7:30pm

Age Guidance: 12A 17

Talk - Simon Parker: Cycling 3,500 Miles Around Pandemic Britain




imon Parker is an award-winning travel writer and broadcaster who has reported from well over 100 countries by the age of 34 for the BBC, The Telegraph and Amazon Prime. In this multimedia presentation of short films, photos, audio clips and anecdotes he talks about cycling 3,427 miles around ‘Pandemic Britain’ during 2020 and 2021. He travelled to the furthest corners of Britain, including Shetland, Scilly, the Highlands, Cumbria and the North York Moors to find out how the pandemic had impacted people of all backgrounds. This is a ground level portrait of Britain, with dozens of unique stories. Farmers, fishermen, artists and musicians. Young, old, rich and poor. Simon also talks about his own struggles with anxiety, bereavement and mental health. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and his new book, Riding Out, will be available to purchase.

Saturday 24 September 2022 Tickets from £14.00 Doors open: 7:00pm 10 8

Show starts: 7:30pm

Talk - Simon Parker: Cycling 3,500 Miles Around Pandemic Britain



Live Cinema - Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’

Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately

On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the

Caurier’s exquisite production takes

words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio

San. But as they both learn, words and p romises carelessly spoken can have indeli ble consequences.

heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice inspiration from19th-century European images of Japan.

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Cast includes Maria Agresta (Cio-Cio-

San), Joshua Guerrero (Lieutenant B.F. With a score that includes Butterfly’s

Pinkerton), Carlos

the ‘Humming Chorus’, Giacomo

Rice (Suzuki), Carlo Bosi (Goro)

aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and

Álvarez (Sharpless), Christine

Tuesday 27 September 2022 Adult (16+) £15.00 | Child £8.00 Doors open: 6:45pm 22

Screening starts: 7:15pm

Picnic Night - Bullet Train


Bullet Train n Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe -- all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives --

on the world's fastest train. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.

Friday 30 September 2022 Tickets From £7.00 Doors open: 6:30pm

Film starts: 7:30pm

Age Guidance: 12A 23

Jack Absolute Flies Again Thursday 6 October 2022

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young

heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. Doors 6:30pm, Screening 7:00pm | Tickets from £7.00

The Seagull

Thursday 3 November 2022 A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful

writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the

countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.

Doors 6:30pm, Screening 7:00pm | Tickets from £7.00

The Crucible

Thursday 26 January 2023 Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in

Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

Doors 6:30pm, Screening 7:00pm | Tickets from £7.00

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