Stapledon – A New Community Play in Ashburton

Stapledon – A community play for Ashburton, based on the life of Walter Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter and High Treasurer of England under Edward II.

The play charts Stapledon’s life – from his humble origins coming from a farming family in North Devon, through his meteoric rise in the church and politics to become King Edward the Second’s most trusted diplomat and also his treasurer, to his murder by a London mob in 1326.

First play reading on Thursday, May 24th, at St Lawrence Chapel in Ashburton at 7pm.
Performances of this play will take place 27th, 28th and 29th September 2018.

Please get in contact with if you are interested in taking part in this project.

The Kitty Jay Project

This was a young people’s film investigating the myth of Kitty Jay, directed by Daniel Rayner, as part of MED Theatre’s Myth project. It was made in collaboration with Coombeshead College and supported by a grant from Arts Council England. The film includes an interview with painter and writer Jane Beeson, filmed in the kitchen of Ford Farm, where Kitty Jay is said to have worked as a dairy maid.



Composition workshop with Trefor Farrow

As part of our new Dartmoor Rivers music project, a music composition workshop with Trefor Farrow and Gillian Webster on Sunday July 1st, 10am-5pm, in the MED Theatre Studio will introduce you to ways to develop your composition skills, development of initial themes, and tips for exciting arrangements. This workshop will complement the workshop given in October 2017 by Gerard McBurney. Please get in contact with us if you are interested in taking part.

MED Theatre suffragettes in Newton Abbot

In April 2018 MED Theatre worked together with Historic England and the year 6 class at Wolborough C of E Primary in Newton Abbot to bring part of history to life.

Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst are addressing the “rioting” crowds in the town centre of Newton Abbot

MED Theatre’s young musicians


The Last Wolf Song (2017 – Jonny Hibbs, Hope Deam, Safi Joscelyne)

Dartmoor Rivers

Seal Song from The Coast (2018 – Safi Joscelyne, Jonny Hibbs, Mark Beeson)

Sea Interlude from The Coast (2018 – Jonny Hibbs and Safi Joscelyne)

Sea Wash from The Coast (2018 – Safi Joscelyne)

Sea Menace from The Coast (2018 – Safi Joscelyne and Ben Caverhill)

The End from The Last Wolf  (2017 – Jonny Hibbs)

The Jolly Wolf from The Last Wolf  (2017 – Jonny Hibbs, Ben Caverhill, Safi Joscelyne, Hope Deam, Marlin Hendry, Gwen Hendry)

Tour Guide’s Theme from Wolf Whispers (2016 – Kitty Carnell, Emerald Worsley, Asha Ellworthy-Parsons)

Wolf Whispers Theme (2016 – Jonny Hibbs, Hope Deam, Ben Caverhill, Amy Jaggs, Kitty Carnell)

Burrator’s War Theme (2015 – Ben Caverhill)

Bright Upsurge (2015 – Clare Lash-Williams, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

Keep the Home-Fires Burning from For Whom the Bell Tolls (2014 – Orla Harper singing an Ivor Novello song)

Funeral March from Road to Nowhere (2013 – Alex Mortimer and Ben Caverhill)

Stonemason’s Theme from Road to Nowhere (2013 – Alex Mortimer)

Sad Adder from Adder (2012 – Amy Young and Gillian Webster)

Simply Cassie from No Access  (2011 – Josh Levontine, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

I Once Held Her from No Access (2011 – Josh Levontine, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

Hope (start of) – live at The Edge (2011 – Harry Avis, Amy Young, Gillian Webster)

Brown Hare Eastern Theme from Brown Hare (2010 – Harry Avis, Amy Young, Gillian Webster)

Cassiterides Theme (2007 – Jess Avis)

Endless Waterfall from High Plateau (2006 – Clare Lash-Williams, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

Essence from Limen (2003 – Tessa Peach, Lucy Railton, Clare Lash-Williams)

Grave Intimations Theme (2004 – Abigail Kingsley-Garner)

To Think How Previously (2000 – Clare Lash-Williams, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

Easter Play in a Day with MED Theatre

This Easter, come and join us in MED Theatre’s studio for a day of fun, frolics and folklore! We will play our way through local stories, MED songs and costume making ready for a sharing in the afternoon of all the fun we have had!

If you are aged 8-12 and are interested in joining us on Tuesday 10th April, 10am-3pm, please ask an adult to contact us on or tel: 01647 441356 to book you a place. £5 per participant, please bring along some snacks and a packed lunch.

We hope to see you there!