The Arts Diary

What’s on stage and screen in Dorset and Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Hampshire and beyond, from Friday 17th to Friday 31st August 2018

 

Friday 17 August

BATH, Theatre Royal, Summer season, David Suchet and Brendan Coyle in Arthur Miller’s The Price, to 25 Aug: Ustinov Studio, Phyllis Logan in UK premiere of Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland, to 1 Sept.
Various venues, Folk Festival, to 19 Aug.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Sleeping Beauty, the Musical, to Sat.
Pavilion Dance Terraces, Dancing Terraces, Fridays and Saturdays to 25 August.
Shelley Theatre, London Repertory Players in Frances Durbridge’s Suddenly at Home, to Tues, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Shrek, the musical, to 19 Aug.
Colston Hall Foyer, and Folk House, Hoo Ha, children’s festival, to Sat.

BURTON BRADSTOCK, various venues, Festival of Music and Art, to 19 Aug.
St Mary’s Church, Gala Concert, Festival Players  and Claire Bradshaw, Debussey, Galliano, Mozart, Richard Strauss, Bach etc, 7pm.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Incredibles 2, film, to 21 Aug, various time.

COLYTON, Village Hall, Edie, Moviola film.

EDINGTON, Village Hall, The Greatest Showman, Moviola film.

EGGESFORD, (nr Barnstaple) Illyria in The Pirates of Penzance.

HONITON, Beehive, The Breadwinner, Afghan film, 7.30.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Anita O’Day tribute with the Annika Skoogh Quartet, jazz, 8.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, by satellite, 7.

OTTERY ST MARY, Escot, Beautiful Days, to Sun.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Evita, to Sat.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, various dates and times to 26 Sept:  First Reformed, and Tues: The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine,  to Wed.

PURBECK VALLEY, Folk Festival, to Sun.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Ray Cooney’s Funny Money, to 22 Aug.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, The Rod Stewart Experience, 7.30.

SWANAGE, Durlston Park, Squashbox Theatre in Tales from the Trees, 3pm. Puppet workshop 4.15. AR

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Top Gun, film, 7.30.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, to Thurs, 2.15: Avengers: Infinity War, to Mon, 7.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Beebopalula, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Michael, with Ben, Michael Jackson tribute, 7.30.

 

 

 

Saturday 18 August

BATH, Komedia, Krater Comedy Club with Marlon Davis, Alex Boardman, Andy White and James Alderson.

BEAULIEU, Abbey, Music at Beaulieu, John Law, classical and jazz piano, 7pm.

BOTHENHAMPTON, Village Hall, Edie, Moviola film.

CHILD OKEFORD, Squashbox Theatre in Tales from the Trees, 2pm. Puppet workshop 3.15. AR

DUNSTER, Castle, Three Inch Fools in Hamlet, Shakespeare with music, 7.

HALSTOCK, Village Hall, Walk Like a Panther, Moviola film.

HONITON, Beehive, Andre Rieu, Amore, Maastricht concert, 3 and 7.30.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, ABBA Forever, 7.30.

MORETON, Village Hall, Ben Waters with Robbie McIntosh.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, The Little Mix Experience.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Showaddywaddy, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Roy Orbison Story with Barry Steele and Friends, 7.30.

 

 

 

Sunday 19 August

BATH, Komedia, Akervinda, Scandinavian folk.

BASINGSTOKE, Old Basing House, Chapterhouse in Sense and Sensibility, 6pm.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, The Carpenters Story.

EDINGTON (Wilts), Priory, Festival of Music within the Liturgy, to 26 Aug.

GILLINGHAM, Methodist Church, Peter Lattimer, organ, 3.

MAPPERTON, House, Three Inch Fools in Hamlet, Shakespeare with music, 7.

NETHER STOWEY, Village Hall, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Moviola film.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Some Guys Have All the Luck, 7.30.

WINCHESTER, Avington Park, The Pantaloons in As You Like It, 2 and 7pm.

 

 

 

Monday 20 August

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Vanessa, recorded by satellite from Glyndebourne, 6.30.

BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre, Vanessa, recorded by satellite from Glyndebourne, 6.30.

BRISTOL, Wild Place Project, Clifton, Chapterhouse in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 4pm.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, An Officer and a Gentleman, musical, to Sat.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, The Gruffalo’s Child, to Wed, various day times.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Pirates of the Pavilion Summer Pantomime, and Tues, and Mon/Tues to 28 Aug.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, film, to Fri and 27-30 Aug, 3-5 Sept, various times.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Castaways Summer School, Tom’s Dream, to Fri.

 

 

 

Tuesday 21 August

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Evita, to Sat.

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Bridport Musical Theatre Co in Footloose, to Sat, 7.30, Sat mat 2.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Motown’s Greatest Hits.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre,  Adrift, film.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, The Square, film, 7.30.

HYTHE, Village Hall, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, The Incredibles, various dates and times to 29 Sept.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 6, and Wed/Thurs 7.

 

 

 

Wednesday 22 August

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Don’t Go into the Cellar in A Pandemonium of Poe, 7.30.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Call Me By Your Name, film, 2 and 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Drum Studio, TRP Young Company in They, to Sat.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Stansted Park, Chapterhouse in Robin Hood and his Merry Men, 7.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Soul Legends, 7.30.

 

 

 

Thursday 23 August

BATH, Theatre Royal, the egg, Theatre School Summer Company in Vanity Fair, to Sat, 7.30, Sat /Sun mats 2.30.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, London Repertory Players in Richard Harris’s Dead Guilty, to Tues, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Kevin Bridges, comedy, to Sat.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Finding Your Feet, film, 11am and 7.30pm.

DORCHESTER, Maumbury Rings, Paddleboat Theatre in Rustle, 2pm.

FROME, Merlin, Tri.Art Theatre School in In the Heights, new Lin-Manuel Miranda Latin and hip-hop musical, to Sat, 7.30.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Brian Clemens’ Strictly Murder, to 29 Aug.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, The Greatest Showman, Moviola film, 7.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Jethro – Count of Cornwall, comedy, 7.30.

 

 

 

Friday 24 August

ATHELHAMPTON, House gardens, Chapterhouse in Little Women, 7.30.

BATH, Komedia, Gamarjobat, The Shut-Up Comedy from Japan.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Andre Rieux, recording of Amore from Maastricht, 7.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, The Zoots, Sounds of the 60s, 8.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Andre Rieu’s Maastricht Concert 2018, additional screenings, 2 and 7pm.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Hells Bells,  AC/DC tribute, 8.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, The Darkside of Pink Floyd.

HONITON, Beehive, Incredibles 2, film, and Sat, 2 and 6.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Dart Valley Stompers, 8.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, The Cuban Brothers, music, 7.30.

NETHER WALLOP, Village Hall, The Shape of Water, Moviola film.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, Summer 1993, and Wed: The Escape, and Tues-Thurs.

PORTSMOUTH, Victorious Festival, with Brian Wilson, Paloma Faith etc, to Sun.

SALISBURY, Various venues, Lift Off!, celebrating launch of Wiltshire Creative, stories, visual arts, Howard Moody’s opera Push, fireworks, music, etc, to Mon.
Guildhall, Court Room, History at Large in Monocled Mutineer?, 7.30.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Moviola film.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Bladerunner 1982, film, 7.30.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Teen Titans Go!, to Thurs, 2.15: Mission: Impossible – Fallout, to Thurs, 7 (Tuesd 6pm).

WATCHET, Village Hall, Walk Like a Panther, Moviola film.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Roy Chubby Brown.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, That’ll Be the Day (new show) 7.30.

 

 

 

Saturday 25 August

BATH, American Museum, Chapterhouse in Sense and Sensibility, 7.
Komedia, Krater Comedy Club, Erich McElroy, Dave Fulton, Nick Page and John Ryan.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Mamma Mia Spectacular, with Super Trooper, and film, 6pm.

EXETER, City Centre, Street Arts Festival, all day.

FROME, Memorial Theatre, Some Guys Have All the Luck, the Rod Stewart Story.

HONITON, Beehive, The Darkside of Pink Floyd, 7.30.

HURSLEY PARK, IBM Club, The Festival Players in The Winter’s Tale, 7.

HYTHE, Village Hall, Walk Like a Panther, Moviola film.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, LR Comedy Club with Dave Johns, 8.

PANBOROUGH, Inn, nr Wedmore, Mr Punch’s Folk Club, open mic and guests, 8.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, Hotel Transylvannia 3 : a Monster Vacation, and Tues/Thurs: Maurice, Merchant Ivory film, 6pm.

PORTSMOUTH, Victorious Festival, with Paloma Faith, Brian Wilson, etc, to Mon.

SALISBURY, Cathedral, Organ Prom in aid of organ restoration appeal, David Halls and John Challenger, 7pm.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, The Greatest Showman, singalong, film, 7.30.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, That’ll Be the Day.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Night Fever, tribute to BeeGees, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, A Foreigner’s Journey, tributes, 7.30.

 

 

 

Sunday 26 August

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Mamma Mia – Here we Go Again, to Thurs,  to 29 Aug, various times.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Last Night at the Proms with British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Jimmy Carr, comedy, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Gilbert O’Sullivan, 7.30.

 

 

 

Monday 27 August

BIDEFORD, Hartland Abbey, The Festival Players in The Winter’s Tale, 5.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Nothing Like a Dame, documentary film, 7.30.

SHERBORNE, Abbey, Jonathan Delbridge, organ, 1pm.

TORQUAY, Cockington Court, Illyria in The Adventures of Dr Doolittle, 6pm.

 

 

 

Tuesday 28 August

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Isle of Dogs, film, 2pm.

MINEHEAD, The Regal, Chapterhouse in Robin Hood and his Merry Men, 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, A Love That Never Dies, 6.15.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Mission Impossible: Fallout, film, and Wed.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Jimmy Carr, comedy.

 

 

 

Wednesday 29 August

BATH, Theatre Royal, Summer season, Elizabeth McGovern and Amanda Abbington in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, to 15 Sept.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, BBLOC in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, to Sat.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Don’t Go into the Cellar in Tea with Oscar Wilde, 7.30.

MINEHEAD, The Regals, Chapterhouse in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 7pm.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, The Death of Stalin, film, 2 and 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Lyric, War Horse, to 15 Sept.

SEATON, Seaton Jurassic, Illyria in The Adventures of Dr Doolittle.

 

 

 

Thursday 30 August

BARNSTAPLE, Tawstock Court, Illyria in The Adventures of Dr Doolittle, 6.

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, The Bookshop, film.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Michael McIntyre, Work in Progress, and Sat.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Original Hit Man Pete Waterman, Live in Concert, 7.30.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, The Shape of Water, film, 11am and 7.30pm.

EXMOUTH, Manor Gardens, The Pantaloons in The Importance of Being Earnest, 7pm.

LACOCK, Abbey, Chapterhouse in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 7.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Postcards from the 48%, documentary, and Q and A with director David Wilkinson and writer Emlyn Price, 7.30.

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

SHERBORNE, Castle Gardens, Illyria in The Hound of the Baskervilles, 7.30.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, to 5 Sept.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Jonas Kaufmann, One Night Under the Stars, satellite broadcast from Berlin, 7.30.

TOLLARD ROYAL, Larmer Tree, End of the Road Festival, to Sun.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Someone Like You – the Adele Songbook.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, The Magic of the Beatles, 7.30.

 

 

 

Friday 31 August

BARNSTAPLE, Arlington Court, Chapterhouse in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

BATH, Komedia, Ministry of Burlesque, cabaret.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre and town centre, Bridport Hat Festival, and Sat.
Electric Palace, Incredibles 2, film, 6pm.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Ellis Bailey, blues and country, 8.

FORDINGBRIDGE, Town Hall, Paddington 2, Moviola film.

HONITON, Beehive, Mamma Mia Here we Go Again, and Sat, 4, and 7.30.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Geoff Simkins, saxophone, Mike Outram, guitar, Nikki Iles Trio, jazz, 8.

LYME REGIS, various venues, Folk Festival, to Sun.
Marine Theatre, Ninebarrow and friends, 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, Disney’s Christopher Robin, and Sat, Tues-Thurs.

PORTCHESTER, Castle,  Rain or Shine in Much Ado About Nothing, 7.30.

SALISBURY, Cathedral Lawns, The Goonies, open air cinema, 10.30pm.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Groove On Down the Road, and Sat.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, film, to 9 Sept, various times.

 

 

AR is Artsreach – www.artsreach.co.uk or 01305 269512
TA is Take Art – www.takeart.org or 01460 249450
RAW is Rural Arts Wiltshire – www.poundarts.org.uk or 01249 701628
HTL is Hog the Limelight – www3.hants.gov.uk/hog-the-limelight    01962 846019

Moviola – visit www.moviola.org
PFF is Purbeck Film Festival