5th to 8th June 2019. Exmouth Pavilion Theatre

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How did you prepare for your audition?


I did some biographical research into Peron and watched different portrayals of the character, including Jonathan Pryce's version in the film, also starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. 


What’s the most challenging part about your role?


There are some very challenging rhythms and phrases to get my tongue around - but having to listen to my name get chanted over and over again tests the concentration!!


What’s the funniest things that’s happened in rehearsal?

Easy answer. When having to lift Jo as a dead weight off of the ground, I completely got it wrong. I fell backwards with Jo landing on top of me which left just my legs poking out from under her......ruined the beautiful moment that we had created but gave the cast a good laugh!


What’s the scariest thing that has happened to you in any performance/rehearsal?

In my last theatre role playing Sweaty Eddie in Sister Act, I had two costume changes on stage in front of the audience. This involved wearing three different costumes at the same time which were ripped off one by one. The scary moment was hoping that my trousers didn't fall down - I had to stiffen my legs one night to make sure they didn't and thankfully, I managed to keep my dignity every show. 


Which musical theatre performer do you admire and why?

I'm a big fan of Earl Carpenter. He has played some of my favourite parts on stage including the part I would give my right arm to play, Javert in Les Miserables - and of course Juan Peron. 



Who is the funniest person in the cast and why?

Definitely Hugh Chudley. Oh sorry, I misunderstood the question. I thought it was "funny looking"......


Apart from performing, what’s another skill that you have?

I spend a lot of time with deaf people so I can speak British Sign Language.  


What night of show week is your favourite?

I love the first night of the week. All the build up of excitement and working with the amazing orchestra. However it is the complete opposite feeling to the end of the week when I don't want the show to end. 


JamesBillington7Why should people come and watch the show?

It is a hugely emotional show with a gripping story but for me, it's the music. In my opinion this is Andrew Lloyd Webber's best work. 


'Evita' comes to Exmouth Pavilion from the 22nd to 26th November 2016. '#VotePeron' and buy your tickets from the box office on 01395 222477 or online at

Sister Act

on sale**Tickets are now officially on sale!**

This promises to be a blockbuster production and our cast are already in the HABIT of rehearsing multiple times a week! 

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5-8th June at 7.30pm plus Sat Matinee at 2.30pm at Exmouth Pavilion

Tickets are currently available via the box office at Exmouth Pavilion or by calling 01395 222 477 ~ online sales will open soon!

 Grab your seats while you can for the show that has had rave reviews nationally. 

Sister Act, which has been adapted from the Whoopie Goldberg movie of the same name, tells the story of the night club singer Delores van Cartier and the Sisters of Holy Angels Convent.

It is brought to you by the award winning EMCo under the direction of Joe McNulty, with musical direction from Angela Blackwell and choreography by Rachel Worsley.

But don’t just take our word for it. This is what others have said about Sister Act.

"A lively and extremely funny musical comedy with an infectious score of new disco numbers"

"A blessed event has landed... a feel-good crowd-pleaser worth celebrating."

"One of the season’s happiest surprises."

“ This show is a tonic! Best night out in years”


About Exmouth Musical Theatre Company

  • Exmouth Musical Theatre Company have a long history of exciting and charismatic performances within the South West. Formerly known as 'Exmouth Amateur Operatic Society', EMCo pride themselves on being a fun-loving and friendly group, who enjoy the challenges and rewards of working together to the highest standards they can achieve.

  • EMCo work towards two large productions a year; typically a June musical and a November concert. They rehearse weekly throughout the year towards the next show. A lively social calendar is also important to the members, including nights out, a summer dinner-dance or cruise, Barbecues, Christmas Carol singing and various other events.

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Puttin On The Jazz

ShowHistory Recent productions


    • 'Rock of Ages'

      November 2017
    • 'Acorn Antiques'

      June 2017
    • 'Evita'

      November 2016
    • 'Pirates of Penzance'

      June 2016
    • 'Puttin' On The Jazz'

      (Concert) November 2015
    • 'Witches of Eastwick'

      June 2015
    • 'Rhythm of Life'

      (Concert) November 2014
    • 'Guys and Dolls'

      June 2014

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