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Tri-art goes Footloose at Merlin

THIS summer’s Tri-art summer school students are putting the final touches to Foot­loose the Mus­i­cal, on stage at the Merlin in Frome from Thurs­­day 22nd to Saturday 24th August. Based on the 1980s hit film, Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance. The youth company Tri.art has put the…

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Arabian Nights at the egg

BATH Theatre Royal’s egg, the dedicated youth theatre space, hosts the fourth year of Summer Company productions from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August. This year the participating students will be performing The Tales from the Arabian Nights, the ultimate in story telling. The famous stories have been used as the bases for endless films,…

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Aftermath back in Wimborne

THE final part of a documentary trilogy by State of Play and commissioned by Priest’s House Museum has more performances in Wimborne on 12th September. Aftermath – in the wake of war, is about the impact of the Great War on people living in East Dorset. Based on letters, diaries, photographs and other research material,…

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60-strong cast in Oz

STAGE 65 Youth Theatre will be back at Salisbury Play­house from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th August, in a new production of the ever popular Wizard of Oz. A cast of 60 is busily rehearsing for the show, which also (of course) includes a real dog in the vital role of Toto. The production also…

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Youngsters build a show at the David Hall

CHILDREN and students aged from eight to 18 will take to the stage of the David Hall at South Petherton on Friday 2nd August at 4pm. The performance is the culmination of this year’s Actiontrack Show Build five-day summer school, and is open to young people, parents, families, friends and patrons of the David Hall….

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Seussical at Poole

STUDENTS from Stagewise Performing Arts will be welcoming family and friends to their production of Seussical the Musical at their home theatre, Poole’s Lighthouse, on 20th July. The junior version of the show brings the fantastical world of Dr Seuss to vibrant life, as it follows the story of Horton Hears A Who. It features…

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SNADS Dig For Vengeance

STURMINSTER Newton Amateur Dramatic Society  takes over the Stour Hall at the Exchange for another murder mystery event on Friday 19th July. This year’s show is Dig For Vengeance by Patricia Gay, described as an earthy blackly-funning story based in the village of Sodbury End. Life in the community has been  run very efficiently and…

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Medical mayhem at the Swan

JUNE Markham directs Ray Cooney’s classic farce It Runs In The Family, at the Swan Theatre in Yeovil from Monday 15th to Saturday 20th July, nightly at 7.45 pm. This is the story of the unfortunate Dr David Montague, who is just is about to address a neurologists’ convention, and is hoping his performance will…

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Great War Heroes at Great Chalfield

FROME Drama Club will give two more performances of Heroes in the beautiful setting of Great Chalfield Manor on Wednesday and Thursday 17th and 18th July, after their sell-out shows in the Frome Festival. Tom Stoppard translated and adapted Gerald Sibleyras’s  Le Vent des Peupliers for this three hander, set in 1959 at a home…

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Thespians tour Wilde’s Earnest

TAUNTON Thespians are setting out on their summer tour at Bishop’s Hull on Tuesday 9th July. The chosen play is Oscar Wilde’s immortal comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, replete with Lady Bracknell and the handbag.  Chums about town Algernon and Earnest have to change their demeanors in the country, and it demands speedy footwork…

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