Shotgun Theatre

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Shotgun Theatre's conception, as so many do, started with a pint in RAM beer garden in June 2010. As Rob Emmett and Dan Tovey passed the hours in between rehearsals for the music department's production of ‘West Side Story’, the pair decided that Exeter needed more opportunities to perform theatre. With Dan putting in the elbow grease over the summer, Shotgun was born: an inclusive musical company all about having great fun and performing eclectic shows. The name came about as it alluded to the malfunctioning of the prop gun in the final night of the 2010 'West Side Story' (it didn’t go off, and Tony & Maria were left just calling out to each other until the drummer finally snapped and hit something hard…).

In May of 2011, Shotgun sold out it's first show: Batboy. It was the first use of Kay House as a performance space, which has since become our second home. Growing in strength and professionalism year on year, we have managed to put on more and more ambitious shows, and in 2014 moved into a professional venue for the first time with Spring Awakening. We were thrilled to receive an invitation to perform the show at the 2014 National Student Drama Festival, where we picked up awards for Best Musical, Best Newcomer Director and Best Actor Commendation.

Importantly, Shotgun's shows are voted for and chosen by our members, and we pride ourselves on performing shows that most won't have heard of, as well as showcasing members' writing talents. We also host regular unauditioned workshops, cabarets & socials to allow everyone and anyone to get involved.


Connected mandy members:

Alex Stenhouse
Alex Stenhouse
Director
2015, RENT the musical, Mark - Actor
Exeter Phoenix
Caroline Lang
Caroline Lang
Director
2015, Rent, Director
Exeter Phoenix
Laura Howard
Laura Howard
Sound Designer
2015, RENT, Production Designer (Manager)
Exeter Phoenix
Dylan Frankland
2015, Rent, Benny
Exeter Phoenix
Marina Johnson
2015, Edges: A Song Cycle, Woman 1
Kay House
Laura Howard
Laura Howard
Sound Designer
2015, Edges, Production Supervisor
M&D room, Exeter
Thomas F Arnold
Thomas F Arnold
Composer
2015, Edges, Musical Director
Thomas F Arnold
Thomas F Arnold
Composer
2014, The Wild Party, Musical Director
University of Exeter
Genevieve Skehan
2014, Spring Awakening the Musical, Director
Gruffydd Evans
2014, Spring Awakening (WINNER OF THE CAMERON MACKINTOSH AWARD- BEST MUSICAL @NSDF), Mortiz Stiefel
Scarborough Spa (@NSDF)
Laura Howard
Laura Howard
Sound Designer
2014, Spring Awakening, Assistant Stage Manager
Exeter Phoenix
Matthew Holmquist
2014, Spring Awakening, Actor
National Student Drama Festival
Alexander McKeon
2014, LaChiusa's 'The Wild Party', Eddie Mackrel
Laura Howard
Laura Howard
Sound Designer
2014, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Stage Manager
M&D room, Exeter
Danny Joseph
Danny Joseph
Actor
2014, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, Multi-role
Lemon Grove
Joel Smith
Joel Smith
Actor
2013, Zanna Dont!, Arvin
Kay House Duryard, University of Exeter Campus
Charlotte Warner
2012, Little Shop of Horrors, Dancer
Kaye House, Exeter University
Joel Smith
Joel Smith
Actor
2012, Fresher the Musical, Tuc
The M&D Room
Andrew Armfield
2012, 48: The Musical, Anthony Sparkles
Exeter University M&D Rooms

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