The Play’s the Thing

East End baddie at Plymouth

THE big Plymouth Christmas show is Peter Pan, on at the Theatre Royal Lyric from Friday 15th December until 13th Januay – and TV soap baddie Steve McFadden is the very boo-able Captain Hook. Best known as Phil Mitchell in East Enders, Steve has made a career of bad boys, winning Villain of the Year…

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Christmas mystery at Trowbridge Town Hall

THE Dorset Corset Theatre Company is putting the final touches to the site-specific Christmas show at Trowbridge Town Hall. Created for Trowbridge Arts by DC artistic director Helen Watts,  Stone Cold Murder runs from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd December, nightly at 7.30pm, and stars Leon Ockenden. He has spent a dramatic summer as Michelle’s…

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Strictly Southampton pantomime

THE most controversial judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Craig Revel Horwood, will be starring at the Wicked Queen in the Southampton Mayflower production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, on stage from 15th December to 7th January. Craig, a judge on all 13 series of SCD, returned to his roots as a performer in…

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A comic Christmas behind bars!

ANOTHER inventive Cornish theatre company is out on the road – Near ta Theatre returns to the Artsreach circuit with four dates from 14th to 17th December with their festive comedy, Christmas. Time. Written by Miracle Theatre’s Ciaran Clarke, and directed by Simon Harvey of Kneehigh Theatre, Christmas. Time. is a musical comedy for all…

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Dickens goes jazz at Ilminster

THE world’s favourite Christmas ghost story gets a jazz makeover at Ilminster Arts Centre on Friday 15th December when the Alan Barnes Octet perform their unusual interpretation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story is told in a series of readings and after each the eight virtuoso musicians will bring the characters and scenes…

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Brilliance – bringing the light to the rural West Country

THE transforming power of electric light is celebrated in the latest production from Farnham Maltings theatre company, touring the region with  Artsreach and Take Art dates from 6th to 10th December. Following successful tours with The Iranian Feast and It’s A Wonderful Life, the popular company brings a new play designed specifically for rural touring….

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Silver Moon in the Toller valley

WHEN the clock strikes midnight and the silver moon is high in the air, the two friends will never be the same again… explore what happens under this magical moon when Compagnie Animotion come to Toller Porcorum on Friday 1st December. The French company, renowned for its visual and non verbal style has only the…

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