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He’s back and he’s bad at Yeovil!

PANTOMIME villains fall into two distinct categories – there are the revolting ones like the Giant’s henchman Fleshcreep, and the glamorous ones, including the Sheriff of Nottingham and Snow White’s stepmother, who wear gorgeous costumes and mask their evil intent with a beautiful veneer. And no panto villain is more glamorous than Aladdin’s wicked “uncle”….

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Turn again towards the Lighthouse

DICK Whittington and his cat are heading for Poole Lighthouse from 7th to 31st December, all ready to take on London’s rats, followed by the Lord Mayoralty. This favourite pantomime story has our hero walking to London to make his fortune, and, of course, falling in love along the way. The cast includes popular children’s…

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Mischief at the North Pole

CHRISTMAS is the busiest time at the North Pole as Father Christmas makes presents to deliver around the world – but somebody has been up to mischief! Share in the fun and adventures on Saturday 24th November at the Regent Centre as The Santa Show brings Santa’s Christmas Party to Christchurch with performances at 11am…

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You SHALL go to the pantomime

Only xxx days to Christmas, and the pantomime season is approaching apace. If you want the best view on the night of your choice, you need to book up quickly. This year I am counting the traditional pantomimes as those which have dames (quixotically, female principal boys are a thing of the past in these…

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Warrior Queen’s revenge at the egg

STUDENTS from Bath Theatre Royal’s theatre school will perform Boudica at the egg on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th Novem­ber, and a few tickets are still available for the two Saturday shows. This brand new ancient history play tells the story of one of Britain’s most iconic women. Set in  Britannia in 61 AD, rebellion…

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Wilde fairytale at the egg

THE Australian company Slingsby  is in Bath on 9th and 10th Nov­em­ber to perform Oscar Wilde’s The Young King, in a new adaptation by Nicki Bloom. Aimed at a family audience aged eight years and older, The Young King is a journey in wonder, into a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. It follows…

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A bad case of dragons

WHEN a child has a bad case of dragons, something’s got to be done, as parents will know only too well. At the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse on Saturday 10th November, there are two performances of Taking Flight’s delightful show, You’ve Got Dragons, at 11am and 2pm. It’s all about one child’s journey to…

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