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They’re the tops at Bridport

BRIDPORT Musical Theatre takes on one of the great Cole Porter shows for its summer production, Anything Goes, at the Electric Palace from 16th to 20th August, With a fabulous score of Cole Porter classics, including You’re The Tops, It’s De-lovely, I Get a Kick out of You and the show-stopping Anything Goes, the action…

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Arabian Nights on tour

TAUNTON Thespians are on their summer tour, this year bringing a new adaptation of the Tales from 1001 Arabian Nights to historic venues across Somerset, until Director Lorna Evans has adapted the stories for this new dramatisation, which features more than 60 colourful costumes, with music, dance, songs, comedy, drama and a final magical sparkling…

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A beloved monster on stage

YEOVIL’s Beatnik Theatre Company has taken over the Octagon Theatre for a production of the much-loved Shrek the Musical, and sold out the whole run from 20th to 23rd July. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure with a hilarious script that brings all the…

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In a world of his own

BILLY is an incurable liar – an idle, dishonest young man, he lives in a world of his own, escaping from his boring life into a world of dreams. Amateur Players of Sherborne have chosen this classic 1960s comedy by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall for the summer production at the Studio Theatre, from Monday…

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Educating Rita at the Ath

WARMINSTER’s versatile and talented Athenaeum Limelight Players (ALPs) are staging a production of Willy Russell’s brilliant two-hander, Educating Rita, at the Athenaeum Theatre from Thursday 21st July to Saturday 23rd at 7.30pm. Famously and successfully filmed with Julie Walters and Michael Caine, the play is a witty yet poignant look at a working-class woman’s attempts…

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All of Wells a stage

BANDSTANDS, the Cathedral Green, the Rotunda Theatre on Wells Rec and Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School are all hosting events in this year’s Wells Theatre Festival, back for four packed days from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th June. The programme has something for everyone, from fun puppet shows for tinies to Shakespeare, from circus…

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Merely the Studio Theatre Players

SALISBURY’S acclaimed Studio Theatre is on the Shakespearean trail this summer, with Merely Players, an Elizabethan masque-style show merging music, dance, songs and sonnets with some of the Bard’s best bits, on stage at the Ashley Road theatre from 22nd to 24th June. Directed by Theo Ross and Rowena Greenaway with David Rhodes as the…

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Spend a penny at the Rondo

URINETOWN, The Musical is a brilliantly funny but savage satire on capitalism, greed and corruption, set in a Gotham-like city in a not-too-distant dystopian future. It is the spring production by Merriman Productions, at Bath’s Rondo Theatre from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st May. A terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led…

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Academy takes the stage

BATH Theatre Academy is taking to the stage at the Theatre Royal’s Egg for a three week residence from Thursday 12th May to Saturday 28th, ending with a production of Sondheim’s darkly comic musical, Sweeney Todd. The residency by The Egg’s in-house training school starts with a double bill featuring It Snows and The Wardrobe,…

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