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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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Messing about at The Wardrobe

QUANTUM Theatre brings a colourful new production of The Wind in the Willows to The Wardrobe in Salisbury Cathedral Close on Saturday 24th August at the early time of 4.30pm. The company, which specialises in adapting classic and favourite stories, is known for its entertaining style and original music. Expect all the favourite characters, Mole,…

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60-strong cast in Oz

STAGE 65 Youth Theatre will be back at Salisbury Play­house from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th August, in a new production of the ever popular Wizard of Oz. A cast of 60 is busily rehearsing for the show, which also (of course) includes a real dog in the vital role of Toto. The production also…

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Elmer’s patchwork adventure at Bridport

EVERYONE loves Elmer the elephant, with his cheerful personality and his patchwork colours. But what happens when he gets tired of being different? Find out in Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show at Bridport Arts Centre on Tuesday 6th August at 2pm. Selladoor Theatre’s show is adapted from the much-loved children’s book series by David McKee,…

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Youngsters build a show at the David Hall

CHILDREN and students aged from eight to 18 will take to the stage of the David Hall at South Petherton on Friday 2nd August at 4pm. The performance is the culmination of this year’s Actiontrack Show Build five-day summer school, and is open to young people, parents, families, friends and patrons of the David Hall….

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Seussical at Poole

STUDENTS from Stagewise Performing Arts will be welcoming family and friends to their production of Seussical the Musical at their home theatre, Poole’s Lighthouse, on 20th July. The junior version of the show brings the fantastical world of Dr Seuss to vibrant life, as it follows the story of Horton Hears A Who. It features…

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Kids go wild with Lost Words

THE start of the school summer holidays finds parents looking for inventive and creative ways to keep their children entertained. They need look no further than the Artsreach summer programme of activities, which runs from 26th July to 30th August. This summer’s programme is inspired by The Lost Words, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s stunning…

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Top writers at Bath Children’s Literature Festival

SOME of the biggest names in children’s literature – including Jacqueline Wilson, Cressida Cowell, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell are coming to Bath for the children’s literature festival, running this year from Friday 27th September to Sunday 6th October. The 13th annual celebration of the written word, which is Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival,…

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It’s that time of year again… oh yes it is!

BUDDING stars of stage and pantomime are invited to register for this year’s Young Company and Young Ensemble auditions for Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre pantomime. This year’s family show will be  Jack and the Beanstalk, which opens on Thursday 12th December and will run until Sunday 5th January. The Young Company auditions are for primary…

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Salisbury’s bank holiday City Encounters

CITY Encounters returns to the streets of Salisbury with two days of free street entertainment over the late May bank holiday, bringing a colourful and exciting range of performances by nine companies, ranging from a family drag show to puppetry for all ages and aerial choreography. Pulse! with Joss Arnott Dance, performed entirely around a…

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