Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

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Cygnet Theatre
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Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate

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TypeDrama school
FounderMonica Shallis & Mary G Evans

Coordinates: 50°43′09″N 3°31′43″W / 50.7191°N 3.5286°W / 50.7191; -3.5286 The Cygnet Theatre is a drama school based at a theatre building of the same name in Exeter, Devon, England.[1]

It was founded in 1980 out of an association between Monica Shallis (1939−2006), Mary G. Evans (born 1934) and the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, then under the direction of Richard Digby Day.[2] It operates as a working theatre company, regularly producing plays to a professional standard, both at the Cygnet Theatre and on tour, giving its students a first-hand experience of life in the theatre industry. It is one of the smallest drama schools in the UK, only taking in an average of five students per year. Its Patron is Peter Brook.

Visiting Directors include Richard Digby Day, Amanda Knott, Peter Ellis and Marina Calderone.

The Cygnet Theatre performs around six productions a year at the Cygnet Theatre, and visiting companies also perform regularly.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Elkin, Susan (27 January 2014). "How can we support the work of small training organisations?". The Stage. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Founder's drama dream lives on in her memory"[permanent dead link]. Western Morning News (23 February 2009). Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Mia Thomas Associates - Directors" Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  4. ^ Price, Richard (19 September 2015). "Has Kylie found love with a hunky public schoolboy 20 YEARS her junior? Joshua Sasse, 27, could perhaps be the man to finally make the pop star lucky in love". MailOnline. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Myette Godwyn - Actor, Director, Writer and Visual Artist". Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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