The Exeter Little Theatre Company was formed in 1954 and was based in Colleton Crescent until 1998 following which we moved to our current club house in the Exeter West Quarter. Our premises are easily accessible on foot, by car and on public transport.
We meet on a Wednesday evening for social evenings, play readings, rehearsals and all things theatre. We perform the majority of our plays at the Exeter Barnfield Theatre and we have facilities at our club house allowing us to rehearse, build sets, and meet each week. This includes a wardrobe department, workshop, coffee bar and two rehearsal rooms one of which is large enough to lay out the full size Barnfield stage.
Our Youth Group section is run by a professional drama tutor, her main employer is Exeter City Council and this gives her access to a vast amount of information not to mention her contacts, which can bring great diversity to her timetable. This gives the youth members a varied and far more complete insight into not just drama but theatre as a whole. Their 2008 production was a devised production and included video, animation, choreographed fight scenes and puppetry to compliment the three narrated short stories, which made up the show.
Our membership has a varied skillbase and this allows us to put on shows as diverse as 'Singin' In The Rain' to 'Toad of Toad Hall' and from Pantomimes to Agatha Christie thrillers. We do however need new members continually and would be pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in theatre and drama. A vast knowledge is far from essential but the desire to work as part of team is paramount. Some of the preparation is done by members on their own but during show week the team spirit is high.