The Play’s the Thing

Shylock’s story

WELSH actor Rhodri Miles, well-known for his one-man show about the film star Richard Burton, turns his attention to Shakespeare for his new solo play, on a three-date tour with Artsreach, at Tarrant Gunville village hall on Friday 20th March, Sydling St Nicholas on Saturday 21st, and Lytchett Matravers on Sunday 22nd. Shylock explores the…

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Living in a world without hearing

JONNY is deaf and his world is different from those with hearing. Those differences are explored in a touching and humorous one-man play, Mr and Mrs Clark: Louder is Not Always Clearer, at Honiton’s Beehive Centre on Thursday 19th March. Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s an artist,…

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Bath Theatre Royal closes

BATH Theatre Royal, as well as its Ustinov Studio and egg dedicated youth theatre space, will be closed until further notice, in an effort to stem the spread of the Coronavirus. Pictured are Tanya Moodie in Intimate Apparel at the Ustinov, and Jennifer Saunders as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit on the main stage, two of…

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AsOne’s Mary Anning play revisited

DORSET-based professional theatre company AsOne is touring a revised multi-media version of a compelling play about the Lyme Regis fossil hunter Mary Anning. The tour begins on Wednesday 25th March with Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange. On Thursday 26th it is at the Shelley Theatre at Boscombe, Friday 27th at Bristol’s Alma Tavern Theatre,…

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Fun with feathered friends

LIFE’s for the birds – well at least it is when The Last Baguette Theatre Company comes to your local village hall with The Bird Show. Up-coming dates include Friday 20th March at St Mary’s Church, Great Bedwyn, (with Rural Arts Wiltshire) at 4pm, Sunday 5th April at Bishopstone (near Swindon, check times with Rural Arts Wiltshire),…

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Frankenstein unleashed

ARTEMIS Storytelling will unleash the power of  Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on the audience at Exeter’s Cygnet Theatre on Friday 13th March. Storyteller Ben Haggarty joins musician Sianed Jones for the performance, which starts at 7.30pm. Described as an explosive new take on a modern classic, this will be an intimate Cygnet evening that’s suitable for…

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Greeted by a devastating past

AMSTERDAM, by prize­winning Israeli playwright Maya Arad Yasur, is on stage at the Drum Studio at Plymouth’s Theatre Royal until 14th March. A joint production by Theatre Royal Plymouth, Actors Touring Co and Orange Tree Theatre, the play was stream­ed online to raise awareness for Holocaust Memorial Day. It is a strikingly original and audacious…

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Lepage returns to Plymouth

EX Machina and Robert Lepage bring 887 to Plym­outh Theatre Royal on Wed­nesday 11th and Thurs­day 12th March as part of a world tour, after celebrated performances at London’s Barb­i­can in 2017. Written, designed, directed and performed by Robert Lepage, this is a  unique opp­or­tunity to experience what is regarded as a theatrical masterpiece. 887…

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Gothic classic in Dorchester

A NEW adaptation of  Robert Louis Stevenson’s gothic classic, The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde, comes to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday 11th March. Arrow and Traps Theatre brings a modern twist to the famous story, while staying true to the original themes. Dorchester Arts artistic dir­ec­tor Mark Tattersall says the noir thriller has…

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Female Faustus at Bristol

WHAT if the ultimate deal with the devil was brokered by a woman? Faustus, That Damned Woman, a controversial new play by Chris Bush, comes to Bristol Old Vic from 10th to 21st March. This feminist version turns the original story, of one man’s willingness to sell his soul for greatness, on its head. It…

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