Mary: The pigeon who never gave up

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

Tel: 01392 667080

Cartoon of Mary the Pidgeon


Just keep flying, just keep flying…soon be home, soon be home’.
High above the English channel a small bird battles against the wind.

Visually beautiful, heartfelt and uproariously funny, Quirk Theatre tell the astonishing and true story of one very special pigeon who flew top secret messages home from France in World War Two. Perfect for all the family this festive season.


Quirk Theatre are a South West based theatre company known for their inventive and innovative approach to live theatre. Previous performances have wowed audiences with their use of projection, shadow puppetry, multifunctional props and creative set design.  Essentially simple, but beautifully effective, Quirk Theatre deliver a magical experience for all.

‘Quirk Theatre know perfectly how to create that magical blend of unmissable fun, laughter and audience participation’

Visit their website to find out more about their previous performances >>



Perfect for KS1 and KS2. School ticket price just £7, plus get 1 in 10 tickets free!

Wed 9 Dec | 10am & 1pm

Thu 10 Dec | 10am & 1pm

Fri 11 Dec | 10am & 1pm

Mon 14 Dec | 10am & 1pm

Tue 15 Dec | 10am & 1pm

Wed 16 Dec | 10am & 1pm

Get 10% off the ticket price when you make a provisional booking for your school by March 31st. A 10% deposit will be payable by April 30th.

To make a booking or inquiry, please call Box Office on 01392 667080 or email


Sun 20 Dec       2pm & 4.30pm (Relaxed Performance)

Mon 21 Dec       2pm & 4.30pm

Tue 22 Dec        2pm (BSL Performance) & 4.30pm*

Wed 23 Dec      2pm* & 4.30pm*

Thu 24 Dec       2pm* & 4.30pm*

Sun 27 Dec        2pm* & 4.30pm*


Schools prices: £7

Public prices:  £12 (£9), Family ticket £35

* Peak prices: £13 (£10), Family £40

A family ticket covers 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.


Sun 20 Dec, 4.30pm

An informal environment where everyone can relax and enjoy the show without having to worry about making a noise or moving around. For audiences including, but not exclusive to, children and adults with an Autistic Spectrum Condition or learning disability.


Tue 22 Dec, 2pm

A BSL sign language interpreted performance.

We are offering all families with deaf members one free ticket. To book your tickets please email Please let Anna-Ruth know if you have specific requirements about where you need to sit.


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Peak Performance)£13.00 per ticket
Adult (Public Performance)£12.00 per ticket
Child (Peak Performance)£10.00 per ticket
Child (Public Performance)£9.00 per ticket
Family (Peak Performance)£40.00 per ticket
Family (Public Performance)£35.00 per ticket
School Performance£7.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.





  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Event

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Opening Times

School Performances (9 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020)
Monday - Friday10:00
Saturday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed
Public Performances (20 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020)
Monday - Thursday14:00
Friday - SaturdayClosed

* Schools prices: £7

Relaxed performance at 4:30pm on 20th December and BSL Performance at 2pm on 22nd December.

All performances after the (and including) 4:30pm performance on 22nd December are classified as peak times.

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