The Play’s the Thing

Lifeline grant for Theatre Royal Bath

BATH Theatre Royal has been awarded £955,192 as part of the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure arts venues have a sustainable future. Since closing its doors to the public in March, Bath’s historic theatre is estimated to have lost more than £1.5million,…

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Lighthouse comes alive on the lawns

THERE is a palpable excitement and relief in the news from the team at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre that live performance is returning in the form of Lighthouse: OUTSIDE, a short season of weekly shows outdoors.  The season continues on  3rd October, when Lighthouse Associate Artist Lorna Rees presents Cloudscapes, her uniquely memorable sound installation,…

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Tudor mayhem from Living Spit

THE West Country’s favourite comic duo, Living Spit, are coming to Dorset with one of their best-loved shows, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, at three venues and with a free online screening, from 15th to 18th October. Dorset’s rural touring arts charity Artsreach is delighted to be back with its first indoor theatre tour…

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Cast announced at Bath Theatre Royal

THREE of the greatest plays of the late 20th century have been chosen for the reopening season at Bath’s historic Theatre Royal. The Welcome Back Season will run from 14th October to 12th December. The first of the three modern classics chosen to reopen the main house is Harold Pinter’s masterpiece of adultery and guilt,…

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Playhouse reopens with six week season 

SALISBURY Playhouse will re-open in October with a socially-distanced six-week season of theatre, dance, music and live screenings, running between 14th October and 21st November. To follow government guidelines for indoor performances and social distancing, the capacity of the main house will be reduced from 512 to 148, with audiences sitting in their household bubbles…

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