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Is Christmas really nearly here?

We leap into festivities with two socially-distanced screenings of Andre Rieu’s spectacular ‘Christmas with André’ (U) show at 7pm on the 4th & 5th December. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with lovely Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful melodies.

On Wed 8th Dec we’re excited that folk legend ‘Seth Lakeman’ returns accompanied by the lovely Alex Hart and support from Winter Mountain. This will be special, so get your tickets quickly!

On Thu 9th Dec celebrate Christmas in style as Neil Sands and his wonderful West End cast deliver a splendid, spirit-lifting, heart-warming, afternoon show of festive nostalgia in ‘Christmas Memories’.

The recently released film of the hit West End Musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ (12A) will be screened on Fri 10th Dec. Gorgeous singing and music balances out this tender tale of an anxiety-plagued teen who becomes famous over a false friendship’. – The Film Yap.

We have the Royal Ballet screening of ‘The Nutcracker’ (PG) 4pm on Sat 11th Dec, a family favourite at Christmas time and one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet.

Our Royal Opera House season continues with Puccini’s passionate, political opera- ‘Tosca’ (12A) a romance, a tragedy and a thriller. Thu16th Dec at 7.15pm.

Then for a cabaret show, ‘Snow Angel’ on Fri 17 Dec. Charlie Bicknell & Louise Innes combine a gloriously dark sense of humour with amazing voices. It’s a shamelessly festive show celebrating all that is Christmassy – from Michael Bublé and Tiny Tim to Frozen mashups. A riotous night out!

For those that love to dance and enjoy a great energetic live performance get down to see this brilliant young Devon band ‘Drop In The Ocean’ with their infectious blend of reggae, ska and dub fusion on Sat 18th. Support will be from ‘The Dillyboys’.

Our Nostalgic cinema for Dec 23rd at 2pm is the gorgeous 1945 musical ‘White Christmas’ (U). This will really get us in the mood, especially with Mince pies & mulled wine afterwards! We’ll then be closing for Christmas and reopening 4th Jan.

We have some great films in January with ‘Spencer’ (12A) the Princess Diana Biopic starring Kirstin Stewart on Fri 7th and ‘Mothering Sunday’ (15) a psychological period drama with Olivia Colman, Colin Firth & Odessa Young on Fri 21st Jan. Then our NT Live season begins with Stoppard’s brilliant play, ‘Leopoldstadt’ (12A) Thu 27th.

There’s also live performance with folk singer ‘Jim Causley’ and his ‘Songs of Devon’ on Fri 28th Jan and the Honiton Young Farmers prepare for their East Devon Pantomime Competition staging their open dress rehearsal of ‘The Panto Puzzle’ here at the Beehive on Sat 22nd Jan. There’s loads to look forward to and after a roller coaster ride at the Beehive and everywhere else too, I’m sure, we wish you a happy, healthy Christmas.