The Play’s the Thing

Jimmy Osmond is the word

JIMMY Osmond will be on stage at the Mayflower in Southampton from 27th June to 8th July, playing Teen Angel in the touring production of Grease! The musical aksi stars Tom Parker, from The Wanted, making his musical theatre debut as Danny Zuko, Over the Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and Louisa Lytton from…

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Bollywood in Poole

FROM Thursday 29th June to Saturday 1st July, it’s time to Bring on the Bollywood at Poole’s Lighthouse. The romantic musical comedy, a love letter to traditional Bollywood style, is filled with with music and high-energy dance. It tells the story of the headstrong Katrina Pawar, a British Asian woman who returns to her ancestral…

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Kaufmann as opera’s Moor

THE Royal Opera House production of Verdi’s Otello will be beamed by satellite around the world on Wednesday 28th June 7.15pm. Among the recieving venues in our region are the Regent in Christchurch, which also has an encore screening on Sunday 2nd at 2pm, and Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford on Avon, Frome’s Merlin Theatre,…

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Weird sisters and a feminist classic at the Rondo

DRAMA at Bath’s Rondo Theatre at the end of June brings two new versions of classic plays to the stage – one is a darkly comic adaptation of a Shakespeare tragedy and the other a stark new staging of an early feminist drama. Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, is being…

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Beerey – one family’s fight for justice

BEEREY, at the Rondo Theatre, Bath, on 30th June and 1st July, is the real-life story of one ordinary family’s fight for justice. It is a verbatim one-act play starring Lois Temel about the Beere household – dad’s locked up, daughter’s knocked up, mum’s fed up… what’s going on? Follow the experiences of Sue and…

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Billy Club in Bath

ON Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July, Bath Theatre Royal’s theatre school will be performing a new adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s tragi-comedy the Billy Club Puppets in the egg. Dona Rosita wants to get married. Will it be to the lovable (but poor) Cocoliche, or the rich (but cruel) Don Cristobita. Or will…

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Nincompoop en route to Edinburgh

BRISTOL audiences get a pre-Edinburgh Fringe chance to see home grown company Nincompoop’s new show Wake Up and Deirdrealize, when it is performed at the Wardrobe Theatre on 29th and 30th June and 1st July. Nincompoop is founded and run by Bristol-based Lucy Harrington, who hosts monthly scratch nights at the Wardrobe and Bikeshed. Wake…

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Twelfth Night in the jazz age

THE Watermill Theatre production of Twelfth Night, coming to Salisbury Play­house from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th June, sets Shakespeare’s story in the Prohibition era. Bohemian, outlandish and isolated,  Illyria is a land where everyone has lost something and they will use any means to survive. Viola is washed ashore. Compelled to survive in a…

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