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Plan your autumn with our new Villages in Action season launch!

Villages in Action Autumn Season header image with pictures of artists

Villages in Action are excited to present their autumn 2019 programme of world-class performance in villages across Devon

As the autumn season begins, we are delighted to present a new programme of theatre, music, dance, storytelling, and family shows from across the world in Devon’s wonderful and varied village halls, churches and community spaces.

All of our shows can be found on our events page, but here are a few season highlights…


Paddleboat landscape

The Autumn Season begins with PaddleBoat Theatre who present Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century – the tale of a fearless journalist and one of the most important writers of our time. This globe-trotting family show is bursting with storytelling and songs and will be coming to: The Beehive, Honiton on 14th September, Ilsington Village Hall on 22nd September, South Zeal Victory Hall on 13th October, and Newton St Cyres Parish Hall on 23rd November.

There’s more great theatre to be experienced at Multi Story Theatre Company’s new production Hefted. Inspired by conversations and interviews with people across North Devon, this play explores the connection we have with our land, the pull of our past, and what it means for our future. Don’t miss it at Newton St Cyres Parish Hall on 5th October, Membury Village Hall on 12th October, and The Beehive, Honiton on 15th November.


Zulu Tradition low res

Zulu Tradition are rekindling the spark of Zulu culture through song, dance and drums, and will be entertaining audiences at Buckland in the Moor Community Hall on 18th October. This company of young Zulu singers and dancers promise an exciting and enthralling evening!


Panta Rei Silence low res

We’re thrilled to be presenting a very special dance performance from Norwegian company Panta Rei Danseteater in Awliscombe. Silence explores the moments of quiet in our busy lives, and the dancers will be performing in our promoters’ own home. You are invited to join them for a unique show and supper on 19th October.

The Black Feathers’ perfectly paired voices and riveting stage chemistry are set to win over new fans in Talaton Parish Hall on 15th November, where they will be performing their genre-defying blend of folk, Americana and southern rock.

The Autumn Season continues with outstanding theatre, delightful dance and music from across the world, all brought into the heart of Devon’s rural communities. All of the Villages in Action events and booking information can be found on the VIA events page:


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