The Play’s the Thing

Who WAS Percy Topliss?

SALISBURY-based History at Large teams up with the city’s Studio Theatre to perform a new show in the courtroom in the Guildhall on Friday 24th August at 7.30. Monocled Mutin­eer? is the simulated trial of Percy Topliss, who in fact was shot dead by Cumberland police in 1920, after he went on the run from…

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Campfire tales at Maumbury Rings

JOIN Paddleboat Theatre Company at Maumbury Rings in Dorchester for adventures and story-telling on Thursday 23rd August at 2pm. Set up camp and enjoy Rustle as the Paddleboat company tells the greatest campfire story ever told: where sleeping bags evolve into monsters, rucksacks become friends and torches highlight the forest’s closest secrets. This interactive family…

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PUSH comes to Salisbury

SALISBURY composer and conductor Howard Moody will be directing two performances of his community opera, PUSH, as part of Wiltshire Creative’s inaugural weekend, Lift Off! in and around the city over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Salisbury-based music charity and production company La Folia, in association with Wiltshire Creative, will present two performances of the…

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Abigail at Wimborne

THE Dorset-based Dramatic Productions returns to the Tivoli Theatre for their seventh summer, this time with a two play season from 2nd to 11th August and called Wimborne Rep. The second play, on stage from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th August, is Mike Leigh’s classic Abigail’s Party, with Nicole Faraday as the iconic Beverley. She…

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Squashbox tells Tales from the Trees

CRAIG, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert has to make sure that the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it with some mischievious forest creatures. You can share in Craig’s adventures on 17th and 18th August  when Squashbox Theatre tells Tales from the Trees at…

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Amelia joins Shrek cast for three southern stops

AMELIA Lily joins the touring cast for Shrek the Musical when it comes to Bristol Hippodrome from 8th to 19th August. She will play Princess Fiona, opposite Steffan Harri’s swam-dwelling ogre and Marcus Ayton as his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, with Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain Lord Farquaad. Amelia is best known for her X Factor…

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The price of family and furniture

BATH Theatre Royal’s exciting summer season continues with a 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s The Price, starring David Suchet and Brendan Coyle, on stage from Thursday 9th to Satur­day 25th August. Directed by Jonathan Church, Miller’s riveting drama is the story of Gregory Solomon, a silver-tongued used furniture dealer, and his visit to a…

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New drama season at Exmouth Pavilion

SOUTH Devon’s theatrical life gets a new boost this summer with the arrival of the first season of summer plays at Exmouth Pavilion, just a few miles along the coast from Sidmouth, where the Manor Pavilion Theatre hosts the country’s only remaining summer rep season. The debut Exmouth season is presented by Don’t Go Into…

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