The Play’s the Thing

Silver surfers wait for God

WAITING for God, the popular television series that ran in the early 1990s, has been reimagined and fast forwarded to 2017, and is now a touring stage play starring Nichola McAuliffe and Jeffrey Holland. The tour visits Bath Theatre Royal from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th May and Poole’s Lighthouse from 5th to 10th June….

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Who’s afraid?

IMELDA Staunton’s barnstorming performance as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf will be streamed round the country by satellite, and audiences at Christ­church Regent Centre can see it on Sunday 28th May at 7pm. Part of the NT Live screenings, the cast also includes Conleth Hill as George. The award winning Edward Albee play…

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Fairytale with a twist

ACTION Transport makes its debut at the egg at Bath Theatre Royal from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th May with the new show, Happily Ever After. Described as a traditional children’s fairytale “with a twist”, Happily Ever After is a celebration of diversity and equality. The queen is growing impatient. Her lazy son will never…

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La Cage aux Folles on tour

THE award-winning stage show that Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman adapted from Jean Poiret’s 1973 play La Cage aux Folles comes to Bristol Hippodrome from 23rd to 27th May and Southampton Mayflower from 21st to 24th June. In this first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning show, John Partridge plays Albin…

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Jump in and join the Bath Festivals

BATH Festivals, combining the city’s long-established music and literary festivals, opens on 19th May with the always eagerly anticipated Party in the Park, followed by nine days of varied and exciting events. The line up includes some of the world’s best known authors, a debate on the American political scene, three months into Donald Trump’s…

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How many Joans?

WRITER-performer Viv Gordon, artistic director of Mean Feet Dance, brings her remarkable autobiographical one-woman show I Am Joan to Strode Theatre, Street, on Friday 19th May, to Salisbury Festival on 30th May and Bridport Arts Centre on 16th June. It is a hopeful comedy about a woman recovering from trauma who begins to discover a…

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