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Suffrage remembered at Street

STREET Theatre is marking the anniversary of Suffrage with four short plays and music – Knickerbocker Glories – to be staged in the studio at Strode Theatre from 27th to 29th April. Directed by Lois Harbinson, the four suffragist/suffragette comedies were originally created and performed by the Actresses Franchise League between 1908 and 1913. The…

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Join Bridport Wildcats – remembering the striking netmakers

THIS year’s Bridport Ropewalk Fair on Sunday 13th May will remember a rare example of women’s industrial action – the 1912 strike by networkers at Gundry’s factory.  And more people are needed to take part. Bridport Museum will declare “Women of Bridport Unite!” at the Ropewalk Fair, when Cartoon Action Theatre stages a play, written…

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Bennett classic at the Merlin

PHILIP de Glanville directs Alan Bennett’s classic semi-autobiographical comedy The Lady in the Van as the spring production for the Frome Drama Club, from 26th to 28th April. “When I tell people we’re doing Lady in the Van, their faces light up in recognition. Most of them because they remember the film, and in particular…

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Anniversary production of My Fair Lady

MILTON Musical Society its celebrating its 50th anniversary with a production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady at the Regent Centre in Christchurch from 18th to 21st April. The company’s first show was Goodnight Vienna, in 1968, and is delighted to present one of the first amateur productions of My Fair Lady, the story…

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The Decameron comes to Shaftesbury

ONE of the most famous – and sauciest – collections of stories from the Middle Ages, Boccaccio’s Decameron, is brought to the stage of Shaftesbury Arts Centre from  Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st April. Adapted and directed by Dave Hollis, this is an ebullient and raunchy dramatisation of some of Boccaccio’s infamous short stories, which…

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From Manhattan to Mid-Somerset

BARRY Manilow’s hit musical, Copacabana, arrives in Central Somerset for the first time, courtesy of the Glastonbury and Street Musical Comedy Society. The company returns to Strode Theatre in Street from Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st April, with nightly performances at 7.30. Named for the famous club in New York, Manilow’s story is the saga…

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Showstoppers at the EP

BRIDPORT Musical Theatre Company celebrates its 10th anniversary with a Showstopper Spectacular from 4th to 7th April at the town’s art deco Electric Palace theatre. This talented company explodes with exuberant energy, kaleidoscopic colour and scintillating sparkle and the anniversary show promises all this in abundance. Relive the great hits from many of the greatest…

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Community project at the egg

TWO hundred people from the Bath area, aged between five and 82, are taking part in a unique festival of writing until 8th April at the egg. Out of Your Mind, at the dedicated youth theatre space at Bath’s Theatre Royal, opened on 29th March. The participants have been writing, rehearsing and producing fully-staged new…

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Too Darn Hot at Weston

WHEN Fred Graham is forced to team up with his ex-wife Lilly Vanessi in a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, life can only get more difficult. That’s that background to the musical play-within-a-play Kiss Me Kate, chosen by Western Super Mare Operatic Society for the spring production, on stage at the Playhouse…

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