Let’s Dance

Peter Pan – the Tri.Art dance

THE next Tri.Art show at Frome’s Merlin Theatre will be a dance production of Peter Pan, with three performances on 12th and 13th April. See the FTR Reviews section, or, for more information, telephone 01373 465949 or visit the website, www.merlintheatre.co.uk

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Dance the Beatles

THE Mark Morris Dance Group has turned its attentions to The Beatles’ ground-breaking 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, for its new work, Pepperland. The production comes to South­amp­ton Mayflower on 19th and 20th April. Mark Morris marks the 50th anniversary of the album with the work. Sgt Pepper was hailed as the…

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Hiccuping through a century of women’s rights

CHESS and Christina – the comedy dance theatre company, the Hiccup Project – come to Bridport Arts Centre on 22nd March at 7.30pm with their new show, Lovely Girls. After diving into the world of romance and heartbreak in their multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round?, the “lovely Hiccup girls” (as they are usually called) explore what it…

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New look for Swan Lake

BALLET Theatre UK is touring a new production of everyone’s favourite classical ballet, Swan Lake. It comes to the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre at Taunton on 6th and 7th April, Sidmouth’s Manor Pavilion on 12th and 13th April and Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 20th. Swan Lake is one of the most enduring and best…

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Festival returns with stellar programme

IF you missed Salisbury International Arts Festival last year, the news of the first festival under the Wiltshire Creative is that it’s back and it’s bigger, better, more inventive and more exciting than it has been for years. Running for 16 days from Friday 24th May to Sunday 9th June, with more than 120 events,…

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Bourne’s swans fly back to Bristol

MATTHEW Bourne’s now legendary Swan Lake returns to Bristol from 12th to 16th March. The 2018 production stars Will Bozier and Max Westwell, dancing The Swan for the first time, with Liam Mower and Dominic North both returning to the role of  The Prince, along with James Lovell, making his professional debut. The Queen will…

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Hansel and Gretel dance into Bath

THE vibrant Uchenna Dance company visits the egg at Bath Theatre Royal from 20th 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) continues 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 and Wiltshire will be taking…

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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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