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Tue, Sep 20



"Spotlight" - Evening Viewing at the Princess Theatre

Part of Devon Open Studios

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"Spotlight" - Evening Viewing at the Princess Theatre
"Spotlight" - Evening Viewing at the Princess Theatre

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Torquay, Torbay Rd, Torquay TQ2 5EZ, UK

About the event

Join us for an evening at the Princess Theatre to celebrate the launch of their installation "Spotlight" produced by interdisciplinary artist Mellony Taper.

Displayed through the two floors of the theatre's Bistro restaurant, the evening will be a chance to view the works, meet artist Mellony Taper, and find out more about the process behind the creation of these unique narrative artworks that reveal the Princess Theatre's story.

Event Details

Book a standard ticket, or else reserve a spot on one of our two theatre tours which will run on the night led by Technical & Stage Manager, Martyn Jenkins.

Guests should come to the Bistro entrance on the marina side of the building. The theatre bar will be available for the purchase of soft and alocoholic beverages throughout the evening.

About "Spotlight"

"Spotlight" is a year-long residency and exhibition project celebrating the reopening of South Devon’s largest regional theatre, the Princess Theatre, Torquay, after over 500 days of enforced closure during lockdown, created by interdisciplinary artist, Mellony Taper.

Supported by Arts Council England, Spotlight is one of four artist-led projects, focusing on the life and survival of regional theatres following the immense impact of COVID on the arts. Each theatre is a regional, “local” UK theatre in the Ambassador Theatre Group, which also operates theatres across the globe, from Broadway to the West End.

The commission was an opportunity to delve into the theatre’s history, engage with its communities and staff and extract the stories contained within its walls, as well as also explore Torquay’s heritage. From its coastal history and the bay’s shift from fishing to fashionable seaside resort, to Torquay’s unique natural environment and climate; from Bay to Stage. 

The artworks would become a lasting contribution to each theatre and place, creating new relationships and community connections, with the mission of the project to embed artist’s work and creativity into the reopening programme and have a new conversation with audiences  post-covid.

Discover the work...


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