Exceptional entertainment for the community and holiday makers of Exmoor set against the dramatic and beautiful scenery of The Valley of Rocks

We are an artistic collective who utilise the dramatic and beautiful scenery of The Valley of Rocks near Lynton, making Exmoor a cultural destination as well as a tourist hub. We provide outreach programmes and offer opportunities to work within a professional company to aspiring youngsters and enthusiastic older members of the locale alike. Most recently we performed A Midsummer Night's Dream in partnership with the Brewhouse and this October we toured our new show LOUISA, inspired by the incredible true story of the Overland Launch in partnership with the RNLI.


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"Energetic and haunting sea shanties, sung in beautiful harmony, stitch together this enduring tale of incredible strength, determination and community spirit in the face of extraordinary adversity"

What's On Taunton

LOUISA is the incredible true story of how on one stormy night in January 1899, the communities of Lynton & Lynmouth and Porlock rallied in a raging storm to save all the souls of the Forest Hall; a ship foundering in the Bristol channel.

With the help of horses and sheer determination, they dragged the heavy lifeboat Louisa thirteen miles across open moor to launch it from Porlock Weir and saved everyone on board.

This visceral new play uses physical theatre and Sea Shanties over 80 minutes to tell the extraordinary tale. The story of the Louisa is testament to the resilience and courage of a small community achieving extraordinary things in exceptional circumstances.

Exmoor-based Pleasure Dome Theatre Company partnering with the RNLI hope everyone will leave energised and hopeful about what can be achieved when people work together.

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"Pleasuredome Theatre have created a show which highlights an extraordinary local legend that everyone in the south-west should know!" What's On Taunton

“your production has been a huge success.” Dame Judi Dench

Safety Notice

The Valley of Rocks is a wild environment so care should be taken to walk only on footpaths to and from performance area – and to not wander away from the performance area.

Audience members attend entirely at their own risk and Pleasure Dome Theatre Company can accept no liability for any injury, howsoever incurred.