The south Devon Players theatre company soon to be on national TV

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By rebelfilms1 | Friday, December 28, 2012, 14:44


achievements just keep on coming for The South Devon Players theatre company in




The South

Devon Players, an amateur theatre company from Brixham, specialising primarily

in the history and legends of the Southwest, will soon be making their debut on

national TV. 


Filmed in

July 2012 for an episode of BBC's Escape To The Country, following the house

hunting search of a couple looking to move to the South Devon area, with a

strong interest in amateur dramatics, members of the South Devon Players joined

the couple in the episode, and the BBC TV team to film rehearsals and a

performance of a scene of their coming 

spring 2013 play The Ballad of

Resurrection Bob, a show telling the tale of  Brixham's historic smuggler Resurrection Bob

Elliott, at the Rising Sun pub in Brixham.


The Escape

to the Country team have recently phoned the South Devon Players, with the news

that the episode will be aired on BBC 1 for the first time on January 16th

at 2.15 in the afternoon.


national television debut adds to a very exciting winter for the South Devon

Players. In January they will be performing their winter show A Medieval Christmas 1285,  by far their most ambitious show to date,

telling the historical story of King Edward I's visit to Devon that winter,

along with live medieval harp music, carols, mummer, dance and drama in a

two-and-a-half hour show, between January 11th  (Paignton) January 12th (Brixham),

Janaury 13th  (Torquay),

followed shortly on January 23rd with the open public auditions in

Brixham for the full stage show of The

Ballad of Resurrection Bob  to be

performed towards the end of April around Torbay. (more show and audition

information available from the Players website at



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