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International award for Bath production

THEATRE Royal Bath’s egg theatre has won an international award, at a festival in Philadelphia, for a production which began life as part of the Incubator programme to develop new work. Bath based performance poet Toby Thompson first presented I Wish I Was A Mountain as a scratch performance at the egg’s annual Incubator showcase…

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Khan revisited

THE Akram Khan Company is at Bristol Old Vic from Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March to perform Chotto Xenos. Khan’s solo Xenos has been re-created by Sue Buckmas­ter, artistic director of Theatre-Rites. The family production takes young audiences back in time, exploring the often forgotten and untold stories of the colonial soldiers in…

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Time for a Yeovil Milkshake

MILKSHAKE Monkey’s Mus­i­cal is coming to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil on Sunday 23rd February, with two performances at noon and 3.30pm. The all singing, all dancing preschool musical extravaganza stars Channel 5’s  Milkshake Monkey started the 2020 tour on 15th February, and now comes to delight young audiences in South Somerset – it’s only…

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Regent Crest of a 60-year wave

DORSET’S last remaining Gang Show celebrates its 60th anniversary at Christ­church Regent Centre, on Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd Feb­ruary. “On The Crest of a Wave” will be on stage both nights from 7.15, with a 2.15 Satur­day matinee. The Regent show by Christ­church Scouts and Guides is the only major gang show between…

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Catching colours again

THE delightful 2018/2019 Christmas show at Bristol Old Vic’s Weston Studio, Chloe and the Colour Catcher, is back on a well-deserved national tour, and coming to Exeter Phoenix on Monday 17th February. It’s the story of a girl who likes colours, in an increasingly fearful and grey world. Chloe’s grandmother is called Magenta, and she’s…

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Making a splash at Salisbury

A NEW youth arts festival is coming to Salisbury. Wiltshire Creative’s Young Ambassadors have received a grant of £5,000 from Salisbury Area Board for the Takeover Festival, over the Easter holidays. The festival focuses on bringing young people aged five to 21 into the arts industry, not only as participants but also as decision makers….

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The rain in Salisbury stays mainly in the Studio Theatre

THE young members of Salisbury’s award winning and versatile Studio Theatre have chosen the Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady for the spring production, on stage at the Ashley Road theatre from 17th to 22nd Feb­ruary, nightly at 7pm. The arrogant Professor Hig­gins hears the excruciating vowels of a Covent Garden flower girl, and…

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Startling new production

TEENAGE students from Bath Theatre Academy present a new take on classic Greek drama, bringing climate crisis to the egg from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th February. The company revisits one of the most famous of Greek tragedies, Antigone, for the production at the egg, Bath Theatre Royal’s dedicated youth theatre space. The startling new…

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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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