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Something entirely new at the Merlin

THIS year’s Tri.art summer school at the Merlin in Frome has something very different in store for participants and audiences. The chosen show is In the Heights, the first major work by the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Tri.art Theatre won Best Youth Produc­tion at the Somerset Fellowship of Drama David Beach awards for its…

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Three weeks and it’s Vanity Fair!

MORE than 50 young people will be congregating in Bath this August to rehearse, prepare and perform the TRB 2018 Summer Company show, Vanity Fair. Using Declan Donnellan’s two hour adaptation of Thakeray’s 700-page novel, the company will work with professionals from all branches of theatre to create and present the play for audiences at…

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Summer youth theatre at Dorchester

EVERY summer, Dorchester Arts hosts the Dorchester Youth Theatre Combined Arts Week, a week of drama and fun, encouraging young people to try out different skills, develop their confidence, make new friends – and have fun! This year’s youth theatre week, as always for ten to 18 year olds, runs from Monday 20th to Saturday…

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Mary Anning project for Lyme summer school

A NEW summer school at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, will celebrate the town’s most famous citizen, the fossil hunter Mary Anning. Exeter Northcott and Marine Theatre have joined forces to launch this significant new youth theatre project. Starting on 13th August, the Marine Young Company marks a major step forward in placing young people…

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All-female group marks Suffrage centenary

BRISTOL Old Vic Young Company will give its first ever all-female production this summer, from 2nd to 4th August. Make More Noise celebrates the centenary of women’s suffrage, bringing an all female cast drawn from its members and members of the senior group.  The Youth Theatre  with 350  members aged from five to 25 and…

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Want to be in Sweet Charity?

CATS – that’s Cary Amateur Theatrical Society – will be performing Sweet Charity as its spring 2019 show, and has organised an informal eveing on Thurs­day 2nd August to talk about the plans. If you are interested in taking part, either on stage or behind the scenes, you would be welcome along from 7.30pm to …

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Extra show for The Trumpet Major

THE New Hardy Players have slotted in an extra performance of the summer 2018 show, The Trumpet Major, at the Exchange at Sturminster Newton on Wednesday 1st August starting at 7.30pm. For more information, see the FTR review and telephone the Exchange on 01258475137 or visit the website, www.stur-exchange.co.uk

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Mr Toad storms into Honiton

KENNETH Grahame’s much-loved book, The Wind in the Willows, comes to Honiton’s Beehive centre from 1st to 4th August in the musical version that opened at Plymouth and went into the West End with a cast including Rufus Hound as the incorrigible Toad. Honiton Community Theatre Company has chosen this colourful, tuneful version of the…

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Shakespearean revenge on Brownsea Island

THIS year’s Brownsea Open Air Theatre production, from Wednesday 25th July to Saturday 10th August, is Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Titus is a Roman general who returns to Rome a hero, after years of fighting wars. He brings with him prisoners, including   Tamora, Queen of the Goths, her three sons, and Aaron, her secret…

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Mad Forest, BOVTS international students at Wickham Theatre, Bristol

WHAT an inspiration to choose Caryl Churchill’s rarely-performed but brilliant Mad Forest for the final play performed by the 2018 MA international acting students, and what a treat for the packed audience to see an eye-opening performance that swirls them into the 1980 revolutionary period. With its subtitle A Play from Romania, Mad Forest was…

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