Suitable for adventurers over 5
Quirk Theatre and Exeter Phoenix present their fourteenth annual Christmas show, bringing original music and innovative and highly entertaining live theatre to nearly four thousand people at Christmas time.
Join us, 100 years after Ernest Shackleton’s famous expedition, and follow in the great man’s footsteps with a wonderfully silly and exceptionally inventive tale for all the family.
Setting off on the good ship Endeavour with a brave crew, Ernie’s dream comes true – an adventure across the ice to the frozen world of Antarctica. Battling through huge seas and snow storms until…CRACK! The ship gets stuck in the ice. An unbelievable tale of derring-do, pure determination, penguins and Great British spirit!
We are delighted and thrilled to announce that we have received Arts Council funding for this year’s production. Creatively this is very exciting as it will mean that we can expand our team of artists to produce a truly wonderful show for you this Christmas.
We would like to welcome our new collaborators to the Quirk team and wish them a rewarding journey with us to the frozen seas of the Antarctic.
For the first time we will be working with a producer. Charlie Parker will be taking the helm to guide the company through this production and help shape our future dreams and ambitions.
We will be working with Ruth Webb to design a visually stunning set and make some wonderfully inventive costumes and props.
Seamas Carey has signed up to produce an atmospheric soundscape for the show along with some uplifting and very silly songs.
Dermot O’Brien, the resident lighting technician at Exeter Phoenix, will be creating a beautiful lighting design.
Quirk on Tour!
For the first time Quirk are taking the show on the road, all the way to Great Torrington. We look forward to getting to know Richard and the team at The Plough Arts Centre. We will be performing to local primary school groups on November 30th to December 2nd and two shows to family audiences on December 3rd.