Let’s Dance

Hansel and Gretel dance into Bath

THE vibrant Uchenna Dance company visits the egg at Bath Theatre Royal from 2oth to 23rd February with a colourful new show, Hansel and Gretel . The story follows two young heroes as they brave a big journey and find themselves lost in the city, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. They must find a way to…

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Festival of theatre and more

FEST West 2019 (formerly known as Theatre Fest West) is back from Thursday 14th February to Saturday 2nd March,  bringing some of the south west’s most exciting new theatre to Salis­bury, Corsham and Trow­bridge. This year film and dance  have been added to the mix with theatre performances. Companies and artists from Bristol, Devon, Som­er­set…

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Yorke Dance Project premieres for 20th anniversary

YORKE Dance Project is coming to Pavilion Dance at Bournemouth on Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February, to open its 20th anniversary celebratory tour with TWENTY, a new programme of three premieres and the first ever restaging of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Playground. The new works are by Robert Cohan, LA-based choreographer Sophia Stoller and…

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Winter favourite dances into Bath

MOSCOW City Ballet comes to Bath Theatre Royal from Sunday 20th to Wednesday 23rd January with The Nutcracker, a story of Christmas magic, with one of Tchaikovsky’s most loved and beautiful music. With its exquisite 18th century interior, the Theatre Royal is ideally suited to this story of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum…

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Comedy, tragedy, dance, circus and more

POOLE’s Lighthouse is the largest multi-arts complex outside London – and it has a programme to match, embracing all the arts from straight theatre to stand-up comedy, contemporary dance to classical orchestral music, modern jazz to traditional puppets. The winter-spring 2019 season starts in the theatre with St Petersburg Ballet with two Tchaikovsky favourites, Swan…

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Artsreach winter programme

WINTER and spring with Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, brings a host of live performances, from traditional folk to contemporary dance, Indian storytelling to physical theatre. The music programme includes Welsh folk supergroup ALAW, Bristol-based a capella folk and shanty group The Longest Johns, exciting young Belgian period musicians WÖR recreating the music of…

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World cinema, Parky and opera from the Met

THE new season at Strode Theatre, Street, offers a powerful cocktail of international cinema, exciting speakers and performers and opera and dance from some of the world’s greatest stages. Strode has brilliant film programming, with the latest from around the world, new releases and classics and documentaries. Among the major film titles in the early…

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Appetising menu at the Octagon

THE best antidote to winter blues is looking ahead to spring, and there are plenty of exciting and entertaining events at Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre and Westlands entertainments centre, including an evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the Armonico Consort with a Valentines-themed programme, BalletBoyz, Seth Lakeman, and comedians Nish Kumar and Mark Steel. January highlights include…

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New young dancers for Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

MATTHEW Bourne’s New Ad­ven­tures will be touring the world premiere production of their Romeo and Juliet next year, coming to Plymouth Theatre Royal in the spring and to Southampton Mayflower from 24th to 28th September. The passionate re-imagining of Shakespeare’s clas­sic love story will be bursting with youth, vitality and Bourne’s trademark storytelling. He will…

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Swan Lake at the Hippodrome

ENGLISH National Ballet returns to Bristol Hippodrome from 27th November to 1st December wit the ever-popular Swan Lake. Various pairings in the leading roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried include Alina Cojocaru and Jeffrey Cirio, Emma Hawes and Aitor Arrieta (making his debut in the role), Rina Kanehara and Ken Saruhashi, Jurgita Dronina and Isaac…

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