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Summer sensations with Artsreach!

SUMMER 2019 brings a host of exciting, colourful and musical delights to Artsreach audiences across Dorset.The newly launched summer programme has nine different companies and performers visiting 18 rural venues, with everything from world music to wildlife puppets, outdoor drama to opera. The season starts with virtuoso kora player Modou Ndiaye, songwriter, drummer and percussionist,…

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Barmily Horrible at the Regent

HORRIBLE Histories will rock into the Regent Centre in Christ­church on Thursday 18th April, for two performances at 1.30 and 4.30pm. After a successful West End season, the brand-new Barmy Britain show is making its first tour of the country. The gag-filled gallop through British history has two actors playing all of the roles! Would…

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Sweet dreams are made of this

MOON On a Stick theatre company comes to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 6th April, with an enchanting new show, Land of Nod, starting at 11am. Where do we really go when we fall asleep? Moon On A Stick blend intricate puppetry, captivating storytelling and an enchanting musical score in this adventure for young children….

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Playful performance at the egg

KALEIDOSCOPE, which comes to the egg at Bath Theatre Royal from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st March. Aimed at babies and toddlers from six to 18 months, it is described as a unique theatrical experience using a multi-sensory blend of gentle, playful performance, sound and lighting. The audience is invited to discover the magic of…

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Nick Cope at Dorchester Corn Exchange

FOR nearly ten years, Nick Cope has been writing, performing and recording music for children and their families and has established an army of fans – children and parents – from all over the world. If you haven’t heard his songs or seen his shows, you can find out what you’re missing when he performs…

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Kitty Macfarlane and more at the David Hall

THE David Hall at South Petherton has an eclectic March programme, continuing with Somerset’s rising folk star Kitty Macfarlane on Saturday 16th March. Kitty’s songs combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. Handbags and Glad Rags, on Friday…

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Twynham celebrates Oz’s 80th anniversary

THE spring show from Twynham School is The Wizard of Oz, on stage at the Regent Centre from Thursday 28th February to Satur­day 2nd March. Its choice marks the 8th anniversary of the classic Oscar-winning film. The audience is invited to fly over the rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with Munchkins, flying monkeys, witches…

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Playing in the egg at half term

FROM Thursday 28th February at Sunday 3rd March, the egg in Bath welcomes Oxford Playhouse, Conde Duque and Theatr Iolo in Muckers, a half-term magical, physical  and funny production for children aged five and older. Muckers plays with Paloma, who is always mucking about with Pijon. They run wild, dress up like tigers, flamenco dancers,…

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Mermaid singing at Bristol

LITTLE Angel brings its family show The Singing Mermaid to Bristol Old Vic from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February, and it’s specially suitable for children from three to eight years old. Julia Donaldson’s enormously pop­ular story The Singing Mer­maid is brought to live with  beautiful puppetry and performance. For more information, visit the website,…

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