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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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Campfire tales at Maumbury Rings

JOIN Paddleboat Theatre Company at Maumbury Rings in Dorchester for adventures and story-telling on Thursday 23rd August at 2pm. Set up camp and enjoy Rustle as the Paddleboat company tells the greatest campfire story ever told: where sleeping bags evolve into monsters, rucksacks become friends and torches highlight the forest’s closest secrets. This interactive family…

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Come into the Magic Garden

IT’s summer and the teddy bears are going to have a picnic in the Magic Garden under the shade of a magical tree – take your toddlers and young children along to The Beehive at Honiton and join in the adventure on Thursday 16th August at 10.30am. The tree is home to fairies and some…

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Lift Off! for Salisbury’s biggest free party

FOUR days of free entertainment over the August Bank Holiday weekend will celebrate the arts across the city of Salisbury and launch Wiltshire Creative’s first season of programming. The programme includes live music, street theatre, circus, fireworks and a new opera by Salisbury-based composer Howard Moody. The Lift Off! weekend runs from Friday 24th to…

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Meet the Romans in Dorchester

VISITORS to Dorchester have a chance to meet Roman re-enactors from  Cohor I Durotriga and be guided round some of the historic sites of “Durnovaria,” including the Roman wall, the Roman town house – the only example of a fully exposed Roman town house in the country – ending at the museum where visitors can…

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Squashbox tells Tales from the Trees

CRAIG, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert has to make sure that the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it with some mischievious forest creatures. You can share in Craig’s adventures on 17th and 18th August  when Squashbox Theatre tells Tales from the Trees at…

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Summer fun in Salisbury Cathedral and Close

SALISBURY’s magnificent Cathedral and elegant, historic Close should be full of laughter and excited voices as childen and their families enjoy some of the many holiday activities on offer, from music to painting, treasure hunts and fun ways to explore the Cathedral. This year’s summer trail, New Animal Antics, is available from the Welcome Desk,…

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Muddles and monsters at the Beehive and beyond

WEST Country theatre company Mumblecrust Theatre brings a colourful and delightful show, The Tale of the Cockatrice, to the Beehive at Honiton on Thursday 9th August. Two muddle-headed storytellers use breath-taking puppetry, boisterous and beautiful live music and general tomfoolery to create this dark and winding fable for monster-lovers young and old! The Tale of…

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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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