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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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Plays en plein air

THE value of open air theatre was never felt more keenly than in the early days of the pandemic, when indoor gatherings (unless you lived or worked in Downing Street) were prohibited. The many companies whose tours have been a regular feature of the summer months have built on that increased popularity, planning and announcing…

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New outdoor shows for Artsreach

THE summer 2022 programme for Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring charity, brings some new names to the local outdoor theatre scene, including the hilarious Three Inch Fools, who delighted audiences at Stourhead last year, and open air circus company Brainfools. The summer programme, running from May to August features 11 productions visiting 14 communities, offering from…

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Ernie starts a new journey

BRISTOL-based Clementines Live Arts are coming to Taunton’s Brewhouse theatre on 20th and 21st April, with a new version of their circus theatre adventure, Ernie’s Journey, with two performances daily at 11.15am and 1pm. A young boy sets off one day to become a pirate. He will never make it! Or will he? He discovers…

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Hamelin reinvented

A DEVISED contemporary version of the 700-year old legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin comes to the Egg at Theatre Royal Bath, from Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th April. The production, by Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School, directed by Jenny Davies, reimagines Hamelin as a police drama, brought to the stage with a cast…

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Extending the Wonderfund magic

THE remarkable success of the Wonderfund project, providing free tickets for children and supporting schools to come back to Bath Theatre Royal’s Egg means the funding can be extended for up to two more years. On Thursday 24th February, Bath’s dedicated young people’s theatre hosted the Wonderfundraiser to celebrate the project and acknowledge the support…

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Little Ado to move from Pavilion Dance to St Peter’s Church

PERFORMING Arts students at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) were disappointed when their planned production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing was cancelled due to Covid. But although the original venue, Pavilion Dance South West, was not available for the rescheduled dates, staff and students have worked together to move the action into St Peter’s Church,…

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Little Murmur dances into the Egg

LITTLE Murmur, a new dance show for children aged over seven and their families comes to Bath’s Egg Theatre on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February with two performances daily at 11.30am and 3pm. Little Murmur combines illustration and technology with dance and humour in a stunning visual treat. Created by award-winning choreographer Aakash Odedra…

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