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Sharing the Wonder of words

BATH-based childrens literature experts Gill and John McLay have launched a new not-for-profit venture – Wonder (www.eventsofwonder.com) will be a year-round series of entertaining and inspiring children’s book events in Bath, Bristol and beyond. Capturing imaginations and inspiring future storytellers, Wonder’s aim is not only to bring some of the world’s biggest selling children’s authors…

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What’s in store on the Lighthouse stages

POOLE’S Lighthouse, the country’s largest multi-purpose arts centre outside London, has a busy programme  for the late winter and spring, with concerts, plays and other events to tempt most tastes. As always, the most regular feature at the concert hall will be performances by the Bournemouth Symphony Orc­h­estra at their home venue. Between 15th January…

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Naughty thieves at Street

THERE’S a children’s pantomime on stage at Strode Theatre in Street on Saturday 21st December Barking Dog brings its specially adapted Ali Baba and the Naughty Thieves for two performances, at 11am and 2.30pm. If your little ones are just a smidgin too young for the full-blown panto experience, this might be the solution. It’s…

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Animal adventures at the egg

THE egg at Bath Theatre Royal, has as second delightful production for younger children this festive season.  Snow Mouse returns by audience demand from Thursday 2nd January to Sunday 2nd February, back for a fifth year. In this enchanting tale for the very young, winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A…

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Letting her hair down, to music

THE Christmas show at Bath Theatre Royal’s egg is a musical version of the classic fairytale Rapunzel, on stage from Friday 6th December to Sunday 12th January. Written by Annie Siddons, this modern musical adaptation starts when  an orphaned baby is rescued by an eccentric herbalist. She raises the child as her own, but her…

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Robin and his Merry people in Salisbury

THIS year’s Salisbury Play­house pantomime is Robin Hood, running from Saturday 30th November until Satur­day 12th January. In the title role is will be Gio­vanni Spano, an X Factor win­ner who has played Meatloaf in Bat Out of Hell the Musical and starred in Footloose and Rip It Up – the 70s. Nurse Nora Virus,…

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Hamlet in a time of political upheaval

AN exciting November at the egg in Bath comes to an end with the Theatre Royal Bath’s Theatre School students presentation of a  new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The nation is in mourning and political upheaval seems inevitable. When a young student is called home from university, he finds the world changed beyond recognition…

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A world of dreams at the Marine

A MAGICAL world of dreams and adventures unfolds for young children in Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear, based on the book by the French-Canadian author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on Saturday 30th November, at 2pm. This imaginative show with puppetry, movement and music draws children from three years old…

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Billy Pigs in Poole

NOISY Oyster is at the Sherling Studio in Poole Lighthouse on Saturday 23rd November for two performances of Three Billy Pigs. Aimed at audiences aged three and older and their families, the show blends two classic fairy tales, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billygoats Gruff, told with puppets and live music. Once upon…

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All that Chicago jazz at the Octagon

THE members of Yeovil Youth Theatre will introduce their audience to life in Chicago in the glory days of gangsters and their molls, on stage at the Octagon Theatre from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd November. The young singing, dancing actors will perform the High School edition of the show, now the longest running ever…

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