The Arts Diary

What’s on stage and screen in Dorset and Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Hampshire and beyond, from Friday 16th to Saturday 31st August 2019

 

 

Friday 16 August

BATH, Theatre Royal, Felicity Kendal in The Argument, to 24 Aug.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Amelie, the Musical, to Sat.
Shelley Theatre, London Repertory Players in Noel Coward’s Private Lives, to Tues (not Sun).

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, 1979 film, 2019 final cut, 7.30.

BRISTOL, The Passenger Shed, Wise Children in Mallory Towers, to 18 Aug.

BURTON BRADSTOCK, various venues, Festival of Music and Art, to 18 Aug.
St Mary’s Church, Festival Players, Haydn, Popper, Offenbach, Gordon, Rolla, Borodin, Ball, Kodaly, 7pm.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Horrible Histories – the Movie, Rotten Romans, and Sun-Thurs.

COLYTON, Village Hall, Mary, Queen of Scots, Moviola film.

EDINGTON, Village Hall, Mary, Queen of Scots, Moviola film.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Michael, (Jackson tribute) with Ben.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Bamboo Cedar Oak, sacred world music, 7.30.

GREAT TORRINGTON, Vicarage Gardens, Festival Players in Much Ado About Nothing, open air, 7pm.

HONITON, Beehive, Men in Black: International, film, 7.30.

ILMINSTER, Barrington Court, Three Inch Fools in Much Ado About Nothing, open air, 7pm.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Wonder Park, animated film, 11am and 2pm.

OTTERY ST MARY, ESCOT, Beautiful Days, Skunk Anansie, Ziggy Marley, The Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, Karine Polwart, Thea Gilmour, Tom Robinson, comedy and more, to Sun.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Motown – the Musical, to 17 Aug: Drum Studio, Beyond Face, new work, to Sat.

PURBECK, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, with Thea Gilmore, AfroCelt Sound System, Cara Dillon, Karine Polwart, Flook, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, Marry Waterson and Emily Barker, etc, to Sun.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Perfect Wedding, by Robin Hawdon, to Wed.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Green Book, Moviola film.

STREET, The Grange at Clarks Village, Bohemian Rhapsody, outdoor cinema, 8.30.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Amazing Animals, activities for the family, to 22 Aug, various times.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Angry Birds 2, to Thurs, 2.15: Aladdin (2018 Disney), to Thurs, 7 (Tues 6pm).

WELLS, Bishops Palace, Heartbreak in Wuthering Heights, open air, 6.30pm.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, Take That Experience.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, The Best of That’ll the Day.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, From Gold to Rio, tribute to Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, 7.30.

 

 

Saturday 17 August

BATH, Komedia, Krater Comedy Club with Karen Bayley, Lloyd Langford, Emmanuel Sonubi and Luke Honnoraty.

BEAULIEU, Abbey, The FB Pocket Orchestra, jazz, ragtime, etc.

BOTHENHAMPTON, Village Hall, Sometimes, Always, Never, Moviola film.

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Spider-Man, Far From Home, film, 11am.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, The Swing Unlimited Big Band, 7.30.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Newcastle maximalists.

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, IK Productions in The Sword in the Stone, 6.30.

HALSTOCK, Village Hall, Sometimes, Always, Never, Moviola film.

HONITON, Beehive, Andre Reiu: Shall We Dance, satellite recording from Maastricht, 7pm.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Corduroy, Brit pop band, 8.30.

STREET, The Grange at Clarks Village, Beauty and the Beast, Disney 2017, outdoor cinema, 8.30.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Woodstock, 2013 documentary, 7.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, Money for Nothing, Dire Straits tribute.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Barry Steele and Friends celebrate Roy Orbison, 7.30.

 

 

 

Sunday 18 August

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, That’ll Be the Day, and 4 – 7 and 11 – 14 Sept.

BRISTOL, SS Great Britain, Darkstuff in Moby Dick, to 26 Aug.

DORCHESTER, Maumbury Rings, Boxtree Theatre in The Legend of King Arthur, 5pm.

EDINGTON, Priory, Festival of Music within the Liturgy, to 25 Aug.

GILLINGHAM, Methodist Church, Music at GMC, Stephen Binnington, organ, 3.

HIGHCLIFFE, Castle, Three Inch Fools in Macbeth, open air, 7pm.

NETHER STOWEY, Village Hall, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Moviola film.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Fisherman’s Friends, film, 6pm.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, Billy Fury Years.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Carpenters Gold.

 

 

 

Monday 19 August

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Pirates of the Pavilion, summer pantomime, and Tues.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, The Lion King, Disney 2019, film, to Wed.

 

 

 

Tuesday 20 August

EXETER, Powderham Castle, Three Inch Fools in Much Ado About Nothing, open air, 7on,

HYTHE, Village Hall, Mary Poppins Returns, Moviola film.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Saturday Night Fever, to Sat.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Pavarotti, documentary, 7.30.

 

 

 

Wednesday 21 August

BITTON, Avon Valley Railway, Chapterhouse Theatre in Cranford, open air, 6.45pm.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, The Bob Dylan Story.

BRANSGORE, Village Hall, Mary Poppins Returns, Moviola film.

FILLEIGH, Castle Hill, Three Inch Fools in Macbeth, open air, 6pm.

HONITON, Beehive, Causley and Coldfield, music and readings, 2pm.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Can You Ever Forgive Me? film 2 and 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Alexandra Burke in The Bodygyard, to 31 Aug: Drum Studio, TRP Young Company in Influence, to Sat.

WARMINSTER, Civic Centre, Wild Rose, Moviola film.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, We Love Little Mix.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, The Rat Pack Revue.

 

 

 

Thursday 22 August

BATH, Theatre Royal, the egg, Summer School, Arabian Nights, to Sun, 7pm, Sat/Sun mats 2pm.
Chapel Arts, Ma Bessie and her Pigfoot Band, blues, 8.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, London Repertory Players in Francis Durbridge’s House Guest, to Tues (not Sun).

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Horrible Histories: The Movie, 11am: We The Animals, film, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Old Vic, La Navet Bete in The Three Musketeers, to Sat, 7, Sat mat 2.

FROME, Merlin, Tri-Art in Footloose, to Sat, 7.

PENZANCE, Penlee Park, Three Inch Fools in Macbeth, open air,7.30.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, NJ Crisp’s Dangerous Obsession, to Wed.

TORQUAY, Cockington Court, llyria in The Tempest, open air.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, Simon Weston and David Fitzgerald.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Stevie Wonderful, tribute, 7.30.

 

 

 

Friday 23 August

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Disney’s The Lion King, film with tea, and Sat.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Angry Birds 2, film, to Thurs: Spider Man: Far from Home, film, to Sun.

CORFE CASTLE, Purbeck Film Festival, Cinema Under the Stars, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, 8.45.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Love Me for a Reason – the Osmonds Merrill and Jay.

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, Outdoor Film Festival, The Kid Who Would Be King, 7pm.

GREAT TORRINGTON, Vicarage Garden, Three Inch Fools in Macbeth, open air, 7pm.

HONITON, Beehive, Yesterday, film, 7.30.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Sinatra Tribute with Frederic Gardner and the Craig Milverton Trio, 8.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, The LEGO Movie – 2, film, 11am and 2pm.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Stansted Park, Chapterhouse Theatre in Pride and Prejudice, open air.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Toy Story 4, to Thurs, 2.15: Blinded by the Light, to Thurs, 7 (Tues 6pm).

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, The Magic of Motown.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Fastlove, George Michael tribute.

 

 

 

Saturday 24 August

BATH, Komedia, Krater Comedy Club with Bethany Black, Mark Olver and Jason Patterson.

CORFE CASTLE, Purbeck Film Festival, Cinema Under the Stars, Mary Poppins Returns, 8.45.

DUNSTER, Castle, Three Inch Fools in Much Ado About Nothing, open air, 7pm.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, UK Guns and Roses.

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, Outdoor Film Festival, Bohemian Rhapsody, 7pm.

GREAT TORRINGTON, Rosemoor Gardens, llyria in Frankenstein, open air, 7.

HONITON, Beehive, Toy Story 4, film, 3pm.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, We Love Little Mix, 2pm.

SALISBURY, Rifles Museum, Cathedral Close, Quantum Theatre in The Wind in the Willows, open air.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Mark Anthony as Prince, tribute, 7.30.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond tribute.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Martin Kemp, 80s DJ set.

 

 

 

Sunday 25 August

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, La Vida Local with the music of Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Shakira, The Gypsy Kings, Santana and Enrique Iglesias.

CORFE CASTLE, Purbeck Film Festival, Cinema Under the Stars, Bohemian Rhapsody, 8.45.

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, Outdoor Film Festival,  Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again, singalong, 7pm.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, LR Comedy Club with Tanyalee Davis, 8.

PLYMOUTH, Devonport Park, Heartbreak in Gangsta Granny, open air, 3pm.

THORNBURY, The Chantry, Festival Players in Much Ado About Nothing, open air, 2.30pm.

WEST HOLME, Holme for Gardens, Chapterhouse Theatre in Pride and Prejudice, open air, 7.15pm.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, WODS For One Day Only.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Showaddywaddy.

 

 

 

Monday 26 August

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Fame, the Musical, to Sat.

CHARLTON HORETHORNE, Millennium Green, Festival Players in Much Ado About Nothing, open air, 3pm.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, The Current War, film, to Thurs.

EXETER, Powderham Castle, Chapterhouse Theatre in Pride and Prejudice, open air, 7pm.

HIGHCLIFFE, Castle, Heartbreak in Gangsta Granny, open air, 5pm.

SHROTON, The Cricketers, Rain or Shine in As You Like It, open air.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Pirates of the Pavilion, summer pantomime, to Wed.

 

 

 

Tuesday 27 August

BATH, Theatre Royal, Miles Jupp in The Life I Lead, to 31 Aug.

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Bridport Musical Theatre Co in Legally Blonde – the Musical, to Sat, 7.30, Sat mat 2pm.

CORFE CASTLE, Illyria in Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, open air, 7.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Cabaret (1§972 film), 7.30.

SALISBURY, Arundells, Cathedral Close, Chapterhouse Theatre in Cranford, open air, 7pm.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Avenue Q, to Sat.

 

 

 

Wednesday 28 August

BRIDGWATER, MacMillan Theatre, Jethro- the Count of Cornwall, comedy, 7.30.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Fisherman’s Friends, film, 2 and 7.30.

SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield City, The Greatest Showman singalong.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, Julia Donaldson’s Tabby McTat, childrens show with music, 1.30 and 4pm.

 

 

 

Thursday 29 August

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, London Repertory Players in Murder Mistaken by Janet Green, to Tues (not Sun).

BRISTOL, Exchange, Steve Gunn, New York singer songwriter.

FROME, Christ Church, Errollyn Wallen, composer, piano music and songs, 7.

KIMMERIDGE, Smedmore House, PICMF, Louis XIV – the Man and his Music, Elizabeth Kenny, lute, historian Philip Mansel, 4pm.

MINEHEAD, Regal Theatre, Chapterhouse Theatre in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7.30pm.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, A Dog’s Way Home, film, 11am and 2pm.

PURBECK, International Chamber Music Festival, various venues, to Sun.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe, to Wed.

STOGURSEY, Village Hall, Green Book, Moviolafilm.

SWANAGE, St Mary’s Church, PICMF, Cello Extravaganza with Natalie Clein, Guy Johnston and Abel Selaocoe and Katya Apekisheva, piano, and Elizabeth Kenny, lute, Rachmaninov, Vivaldi, Popper, 7.30.

TOLLARD ROYAL, Larmer Tree, End of the Road Festival, with Beirut, Spiritualized, Jade Bird, etc, to Sun.

WEST CAMEL, Davis Hall, Mary Poppins Returns, Moviola film.

WESTON super MARE, Playhouse Theatre, 80s Mania.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Jethro.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Let’s Hang On, the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 7.30.

 

 

 

Friday 30 August

ATHELHAMPTON, House, Chapterhouse Theatre in Pride and Prejudice, open air, 7.30.

BATH, Komedia, The Ministry of Burlesque.
Forum, Ga Ga and Star is Born.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, West of England Youth Orchestra, cond Timothy Redmond, Holst and Dove, 7.30, and Sat, 3pm.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Playmobile – the Movie, to Tues: Kursk: the Last Mission, and Sat/Wed.

CORFE CASTLE, llyria in Frankenstein, open air, 7.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Amy – a tribute to Amy Winehouse.

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, Night at the Abbey, music and light spectacular on five stages, with The Dead Freights, Hatful of Rain, The Strange Blue Dreams,
Gavin Osborn, Meeking, Uphill & Still, Dusk Brothers, The Billy Shinbone Show, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline, Paul Henshaw, Dry White Bones, Strange Folk, Invisible Gem, Michael Collings, Marianne Sutton, Pete Izzard Music, Avalon Recorder Consort, James Slater, from 5pm.

HONITON, Beehive, Lady and the Tramp, 1955 Disney film, 2pm: Spider-Man Far from Home, film, 7.30.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Vimala Rowe, singer, John Etheridge, guitar, 8.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Lyme Folk Weekend, with Jon Boden, Askew Sisters, Ninebarrow, Sam Sweeney, etc, to Sun.

MINEHEAD, Regal Theatre, Chapterhouse Theatre in Pride and Prejudice, 7.30.

SALISBURY, City Hall, The Proclaimers, 7.30.

SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield City, Mamma Mia, singalong.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, The Keeper, Moviola film, 8pm.

STUDLAND, St Nicholas’s Church, PICMF, Meditations on Solitude, Jennifer Pike, violin, Gareth Lubbe, viola, Natalie Clein and Guy Johnston, cellos, Elizabeth Kenny, lute and Marvin Dillman, didgeridoo, Vasks, Tavener, Larcher, 11am.

WAREHAM, Lady St Mary Priory Church, PICMF, Thomas Larcher, piano, Jennifer Pike, violin, Katya Apekisheva, piano, Marvin Dillman, didgeridoo, Elizabeth Kenny, lute, Natalie Clein and Abel Selaocoe, cellos, Larcher, Janacek, Mendelssohn, 7.30.
Rex Cinema, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to Thurs, 7 (Tues 6pm).

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Be Bop a Lula.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Believe, the Cher songbook, 7.30.

 

 

Saturday 31 August

BATH, Komedia, Krater Comedy Club with The Noise Next Door, Sally Anne Hayward, Matt Green and Addy van der Borgh.
Chapel Arts, The Dung Beatles, 8.

BREAMORE, House, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, open air, 7pm.

BRIDGWATER, MacMillan Theatre, The Lehman Trilogy, recorded from the West End, 7.

CORFE CASTLE, St Edwards Church, PICMF, Festival musicians with Olivia Ray, mezzo, Samuel Barber, Purcell, Tchaikovsky, 7.30.

DUNSTER, Castle, Chapterhouse Theatre in Wuthering Heights, open air, 7pm.

EAST HOLME, Holme for Gardens, Folksy Theatre in Mister Magnolia, open air, 6pm.

FROME, Memorial Theatre, We Love Little Mix, 4pm.

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, Kick in the Head Theatre in Three Men in a Boat, 5.30.

HONITON, Beehive, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, film, 3pm.

SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield City, Grease, singalong.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, The Ancestors, band from Yeovil, 7.30.

SWANAGE, Durlston Country Park Learning Centre, PICMF, Festival musicians, Musical Fun for Families, 12.30pm.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Believe – the Cher Songbook.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Blakehay Theatre, Folksy Theatre in The Comedy of Errors, 7.30.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Bootleg Blues Brothers.

WORTH MATRAVERS, St Nicholas’ Church, PICMF, Solo Bach with Guy Johnston, cello, and Jennifer Pike, violin, 10.30am.

 

 

 

 

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TA is Take Art – www.takeart.org or 01460 249450
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HTL is Hog the Limelight – www3.hants.gov.uk/hog-the-limelight    01962 846019
ViA is Villages in Action – www.villagesinaction.co.uk  01363 773660

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