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A show for dog-lovers

THEATRE Fideri Fidera made a big impression on local audiences with their first Artsreach visit to Dorset. Now they are back with a new show, Ogg n Ugg n Dogg on a four-date tour starting on Monday 28th October at Broadmayne village hall at 3pm. A long time ago there were no dogs – there…

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All at sea with Tall Tree

WILTSHIRE-based Tall Tree Theatre is heading out to sea again with the heartwarming story Lily and the Albatross, coming to the Beehive Centre at Honiton on 24th October at 3pm. Combining a unique style of puppetry, live music and visual performance, Lily and the Albatross is a story about achieving the unachievable and never letting…

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A winter’s tale from Tutti Frutti

TUTTI Frutti makes a welcome return to Artsreach in October with two performances of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, on Saturday 26th at Corfe Castle village hall and on Sunday 27th at Buckland Newton village hall, both at 3.30pm. Autumn is here, the trees are bare, the birds fly south, the sheep are flocking, seeking…

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Bath for Walliams’ Billionaire Boy

THE stage production of David Walliams’ best-selling children’s story Billionaire Boy visits Bath’s Theatre Royal for six performances from 3rd to 5th October. Highly recommended for anyone aged from five to 105, family audiences can prepare to be thoroughly entertained as David Walliams’ best-selling children’s story is brought to life on stage by a cast…

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Award for Shire Hall education programme

THE Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum  at Dorchester has won the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2019, which is made by the Heritage Education Trust and Bishop Grosseteste University. Since it opened in May 2018, thousands of school children and students have been through Shire Hall’s historic courtroom to learn about children and teenagers…

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Bears through the generations

MICHAEL Rosen’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,  with its Helen Oxenbury ill­us­trations,  is a modern classic, and the theatre adaptation returns to Bath’s egg from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September. It used to be Teddy Bear’s Picnic that delighted children, but new generations have warmed to Rosen’s ursine adventure for the past…

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Where can a bear sleep?

JILL Murphy’s children’s picture book Peace at Last has been adapted into a new musical adventure for young audiences, and it’s coming to Bath Theatre Royal’s egg theatre on Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd September. OperaUpClose make their egg debut with the production, aimed at audiences aged from three to five years and their…

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Championing children’s reading

THE new Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell, creator of the much-loved How To Train Your Dragon series, will be one of the highlights of this year’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival, from 27th September to 6th October. And she will be in good company. She is the 11th writer to hold the title, in an illustrious line-up…

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A tale of coyote and the fire

GLASTONBURY-based professional company Tor Theatre comes to the David Hall at South Petherton on Saturday 7th September at 2pm with an original show for families, The Fire Catcher, based on a Native American story. Meet Coyote: she’s fast and fearless, cunning and& kind! But there are two things that she doesn’t like – one is…

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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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