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Clive Anderson tour on hold

BROADCASTER, quizmaster and wit Clive Anderson, in the middle of his first solo tour, is hoping to reschedule with local dates  remaining at Bridport Electric Palace, the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater and Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford-on-Avon. The show, Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I, is described as “a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier…

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Ed Byrne postpones tour

ED Byrne has canceled his If I’m Honest tour until the end of July, and hopes dates can be rescheduled for the autumn and early next year The Irish comedian, who is one of the country’s most astute observational comics, takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any…

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Celebrating human movement at Salisbury

LEADING musicians, athletes, dancers and artists from around the world will gather in Salisbury for this year’s International Arts Festival, running from Friday 22nd May to Saturday 6th June. Performers will include Hofesh Shechter and his dance company, violinist Harriet Mackenzie, inspirational conductor Charles Hazlewood jazz star Jacqui Dankworth, Paralympian Ade Adepitan and world champion…

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Joe Pasquale stars in comedy classic

ONE of the all-time favourite sitcoms, Some Mothers Do ‘ave Em, comes to the stage at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th March, with a cast led by Joe Pasquale as the accident-prone Frank Spencer and Susie Blake as his constantly irritated mother-in-law. Sarah Earnshaw plays Frank’s long-suffering wife, watching helplessly…

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Rhod Gilbert opens The Book of John

“BRITAIN’s crossest comic roars back in style,” said the Telegraph, reviewing The Book of John, the new show from Rhod Gilbert, which has its first date in our region at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, on Sunday 8th March. The tour marks his return to the stage after a seven-year break from stand-up. In the interim…

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Dom Joly shares his holiday snaps

WRITER. broadcaster and comedian Dom Joly, best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV, is on his first UK tour since 2011, with West Country dates continuing at the Plough Arts at Torrington on Wednesday 18th March. The new show focuses on his exploits as a globe-trotting seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea…

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99 chances to like Jason

THE hugely popular stand-up comedian Jason Manford has just announced a massive 99-date tour for 2021, his first nationwide tour for several years, beginning at The Anvil, Basingstoke, on 3rd February 2021 and ending at Manchester Arena on 23rd October. Following the success of his last live show, Muddle Class, Manford, the star of many…

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The wit and music of Noel Coward

PETER Gill, whose last tour with Artsreach explored the experience of the ordinary British soldier in the First World War, is back in February with a show that celebrates the dazzling wit and song-writing skill of Noel Coward, at Broadoak village hall on Thursday 13th February and Sydling St Nicholas on Friday 14th, both at…

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Patrick Monahan is at Dorchester

COMEDIAN Patrick Monahan brings his latest show, I Started At The Bottom – And Now I’m Here to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 15th February. The Edinburgh Fringe favourite takes a critical and hilarious look at his new-found middle class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of a poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan…

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