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Landmark and Queens Theatres prepare to reopen with summer of entertainment

Landmark and Queens Theatres prepare to reopen with summer of entertainment

North Devon Theatres

North Devon’s The Landmark and Queen’s Theatre have confirmed they will reopen this summer following over a year of closure due to the covid-19 pandemic.

North Devon’s Theatres welcome the news that they have been successful in a new project grant bid from the Arts Council, which will provide the local venues with a £275,000 grant to continue to support arts and culture within the region. The grant bid was supported by North Devon MP Selaine Saxby, who was instrumental in getting the funding application to the Arts Council.

The Landmark and Queen’s Theatre are of great value to the audiences of North Devon and protecting these local entertainment hubs is vitally important to maintain essential access to the arts. The grant helps to secure the venues long-term futures, offering a vital lifeline in their roadmap to recovery.

These much-loved theatres have gone from strength to strength since Selladoor Worldwide, one of the country’s largest touring companies, and operators of Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple and The Landmark Ilfracombe, took over their management. The local teams are now ready to rebuild on this momentum as they reopen with a fantastic programme of events already on sale; from music to musicals, comedy to drama, dance, family entertainment and a brilliant variety of music events.

The Landmark in Ilfracombe reopens on the July 22 with Small Pond Productions Little Shop of Horrors, before hosting a summer rep season with Ding Dong by Marc Camoletti and Tudor Gates and Spider’s Web by Agatha Christie. The season continues with productions including; Clue the Musical based on Hasbro’s popular board game in October, Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever in November and a festive visit with Santa’s Best Ever Christmas on Christmas Eve!