The Arts Diary

What’s on stage and screen in Dorset and Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Hampshire and beyond, from Friday 13th to Tuesday 31st December 2019

 

Friday 13 December

BATH, Theatre Royal, Beauty and the Beast, to 12 Jan: Ustinov Studio, Wild Goose Dreams, Korean love story, to 21 Dec [SEE REVIEWS] : the egg, Rapunzel, to 12 Jan [SEE REVIEWS]: Squirrel, for ages 3 to 6, day times to 29 Dec.
Komedia, Krater Comedy Club Christmas special, and Sat, and 21 Dec, 8.30pm.
Rondo, The Story of Christmas, to 23 Dec.
Forum, Rolling Stones Story.
Mission, Dramallama in Aladdin, to Sun, 1.30 and 7pm.
Chapel Arts, Impersonating the Police, tribute 8.

BOURNEMOUTH, Aladdin, with Richard Blackwood, Amelia Lily, Noel Brodie and David Ball, to 5 Jan.
Little Theatre Club, Jameson Road, Yes,Prime Minister, to Sat, 7.30.
BIC, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and friends.
Shelley Theatre, Albion Christmas Band, Bournemouth Folk Club, 7.30: Black Cherry Improv, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Andrew Lawrence, comedy, 8.

BRISTOL, Old Vic, A Christmas Carol, to 12 Jan [SEE REVIEWS] : Weston Studio, Boing!, with Travelling Light, to 5 Jan [SEE REVIEWS]: Anansie and the Grand Prize, in association with St Paul’s Carnival, to 21 Dec.
Redgrave Theatre, BOVTS in The Snow Queen, to 12 Dec, various day and evening time [SEE REVIEWS].
Tobacco Factory, Snow White, to 19 January [SEE REVIEWS] : Spielman Studio, Kid Carpet in Noisy Nativity, to 5 Jan: Spielman Studio, Bad vs Evil in Kirk vs Ming, sci fi drag comedy, to 30 Dec.
Hippodrome, Shane Richie in Dick Whittington, to 5 Jan [SEE REVIEWS].

BROADCHALKE, Village Hall, Bumblefly in Little Red Riding Hood, and Sat, 6.30.

CHEDDON and WEST MONKTON, Village Hall, Fisherman’s Friends, Moviola film.

COLYTON, Village Hall, Tolkein, Moviola film.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Mark Thomas, 50 Things About Us, comedy, 8.

EXETER, Northcott Theatre, Beauty and the Beast, with Steve Bennett as M Marzipan, to 5 Jan, various times.
Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth Players in Aladdin, to 15 Dec, various times.
Powderham Castle, West Barok Singers and Players, Handel and Corelli, 7.30.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Girl Power.

FORDINGBRIDGE, United Reformed Church, Avon Valley Concerts, Gould Trio, Haydn, Edward Rushton, Amy Beach, Schubert, 7.30.

FROME, Merlin, Cinderella, to 14 Dec, various day and evening times [SEE REVIEWS].
Cheese and Grain, Cuban Brothers, 8pm.

HONITON, Beehive, Last Christmas, film, 7.30.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Kick Ass Brass, with singer Jacqui Hicks, 8.
Warehouse, IES in Beauty and the Beast, to Sat, 7.30, Sat mat 2.30.

MILBORNE PORT, Village Hall, Rocketman, Moviola film.

NORTON ST PHILIP, Village Hall, Sorry We Missed You, Moviola film.

NUNNEY, Village Hall, Yesterday, Moviola film.

PANBOROUGH, Inn, Mr Punch’s Folk Club, Christmas open mic, 8pm.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Drum Studio, Stuff and Nonsense in The Elves and the Shoemaker, to 18 Jan: Drum Studio, Spitz and Co in Les Gloriables, to 30 Dec: The Lab, Daisy Higman in Grapho, to Sat.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Jack and the Beanstalk, with Peter Duncan, Amelie Berrabah, Alex Lodge, to 5 Jan:  Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, 7.30: Moscow Drug Club, 8: Orange Tree Theatre in Can’t Wait for Christmas, aged three to ten and families, to 24 Dec, various day times.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Robin Hood, to 12 Jan [SEE REVIEWS]: Salberg Studio, The Tailor of Gloucester, new musical, to 28 Dec, various day times [SEE REVIEWS].
Arts Centre, Christmas Tales with Granddad, puppetry, to Sun, various times.
Godolphin School, Close to the Mark in Bedroom Farce, 7.30.

SIXPENNY HANDLEY, Village Hall, Dave Mynne in A Christmas Carol, 7.30. AR

SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield, City, CinderELLA – the Musical, to 5 Jan [SEE REVIEWS].
Nuffield Campus, Christmas Murder Mystery, and Sat: Nuffield Campus, Dear Santa.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Yesterday, Moviola film.

STREET, Strode Theatre,   Meeting Gorbachev, Werner Herzog film,  7.45: Luce, film, 7.30 and Tues 7.45.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Bye Bye Baby, Jersey Boys tribute, 7.30.

TATWORTH, Village Hall, Eaten by Lions, Moviola film.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, The Railway Children, new musical, to 30 Dec.
Tacchi-Morris, Reamba in Aladdin, to 22 Dec, various times.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Knives Out, to Thurs.

WATCHET, Village Hall, Blinded by the Light, Moviola film.

WELLS, Cathedral, Christmas Jethro Tull concert, with Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, Dave Goddier, Florian Opahle, Scott Hammond, Choristers of Wells Cathedral and surprise guests, 7.30.

WESTBURY SUB MENDIP, Village Hall, Kind Hearts and Coronets, 70th anniversary, Moviola film.

WEST CAMEL, Davis Hall,  Kind Hearts and Coronets,70th anniversary, Moviola film.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Cinderella, to 31 Dec, various times.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Counterfeit Stones, 7.30.

WOOKEY HOLE, Village Hall, Yesterday, Moviola film.

WOOTTON FITZPAINE, Village Hall, Living Spit and Theatre Orchard in Swan Lake, 7.30. AR

YEOVIL, Octagon, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with Thom Ford, Jack Glanville, Lizzie Frances and Gordon Cooper, to 5 Jan [SEE REVIEWS]

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 14 December

BATH, Chapel Arts, Untamed Burlesque, 8.
St Mary’s Church, the Handful Chamber Choir, festive music, 7.30.

BLANDFORD, URC Hall, Living Spit and Theatre Orchard in Swan Lake, 7.30. AR

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Charlie Hides in Santa Came Twice, 8pm.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Carducci String Quartet, family concert, 3pm: Coppelia, recorded from the Royal Ballet, 7.15.

BRIDGWATER, Arts Centre, Last One Home, music, 8.

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Disco Heaven, Christmas party, 8.30pm.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Bristol Bach Choir, The Spirit of Christmas, 7.30.
Thekla, Hiss Golden Messenger.
O2 Academy, Motionless in White, gothic metalcore.
Folk House, Katey Brooks and friends, Christmas concert, 7.30.

CHRISTCHURCH, Priory, Bournemouth Bach Choir, dir Tim Hooper, Handel Messiah, 7pm.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Nick Cope’s Festive Family Show, 11am and 2pm: Suzi Ruffell, Dance Like Everyone’s Watching, comedy, 8.

EAST KNOYLE, Village Hall, Close to the Mark in Bedroom Farce, 7.30.

EXETER, Cygnet Theatre, Christmas Concert with local music students, 6pm.

HANGING LANFORD, Parish Hall, She’Koyakh, Klezmer and Sephardic songs, 7.30. RAW

HONITON, Beehive, Green-Matthews, A Brief History of Christmas, 7.30.

LONGBURTON, St James the Great, Christmas Music with Sherborne Singers and Young Singers, 7.30.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Polar Express, film,  pyjama party, 2pm: Comedy Club with Laura Lexx, Jon Wagstaffe and Morgan Rees, 8pm.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Snow Buddies, film, 10.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, BSO, cond Marta Gardolinska, Christmas Starts Here, family concert, 3pm.

SALISBURY, Cathedral, Choir and City of London Sinfonia, cond David Halls, Jennifer France, Claudia Huckle, Benjamin Hewlett, Felix Kemp, Handel’s Messiah, 7pm.
St Martin’s Church, The Haydn Collective Advent concert with Olivia Trezise, violin, Haydn, Bach, Corelli, 7pm.
St Mark’s Church, Salisbury Community Choir, Christmas Concert, 7.30.
Leehurst Swan School, Salisbury Concert Band, cond Chris Holmes, Music from the Classics, Stage and Screen and Seasonal extras, 7.30.
Arts Centre, Salisbury Ukulele Band, noon: The Beat Goes Bang, 8pm.
City Hall, That’ll Be the Day Christmas show.

SHEPTON MALLET, Bath & West Showground, Boney M, 7.

SHIPTON GORGE, Village Hall, Dave Mynne in A Christmas Carol, 7.30. AR

SOMERTON, Parish Rooms, Yesterday, Moviola film.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Peter Pan, with Marti Pellow, Darren Day, Jaymi Hensley and The Grumbleweeds, to 5 Jan.
Turner Sims, Joe Stilgoe, Christmas at the Movies, 8pm.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Tall Tails Theatre in What a Superhero Wants for Christmas, 1 and 3pm.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Last Christmas, film, and Tues, 7.30, Thurs 7pm: Le Mans ’66, film, 7.45.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Kim Wilde, Winter Acoustic tour, 8pm.

TAUNTON, Creative Innovation Centre, Christmas at the Musicals, 7.

TROWBRIDGE, St James’s Church, Trowbridge Philharmonic Choir, cond Graham Dalby, Sian Dicker soprano, Cassandra Dalby mezzo, Ed Coton tenor, Graham Case bass, Haydn Nelson Mass, 1798 version, and carols, 7.30.

WARMINSTER, Athenaeum, Oddity Theatre in Jack and the Beanstalk, to Tues, various times.

WELLS, Cathedral School, Cedars Hall, Julian Joseph and the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra, Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker, 7pm.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Cinderella, to 4 Jan, various times.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Showaddywaddy, 7.30.

 

 

Sunday 15 December

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Honalee in Santa’s Christmas Countdown, 10.30am and 1pm.
Pavilion Dance, PDSW student Autumn revue, showcase, 6pm.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, GBH Big Band, Christmas favourites, 7.30.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Gasworks Choir, 2.30 and 7.30.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Arts, Squashbox Theatre in The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness, 2 and 4pm.

EXETER, Cygnet Theatre, Cygnet Company in Carols and Readings, 4pm.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Centre Stage in Step Into Christmas, 3pm.

ILMINSTER, Warehouse Theatre, Cinema at the Warehouse, Tom Jones (1963), 7.45.

LYTCHETT MATRAVERS, Village Hall, Living Spit and Theatre Orchard in Swan Lake, 7.30. AR

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Bearface Theatre in Forest Fables and Seaside Stories, 10.30am.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Rik Wakeman in The Grumpy Old Christmas Show, 7.30.

SALISBURY, City Hall, Steeleye Span.
Cathedral, BBC Wiltshire Carols, 5pm: Sarum Voices, dir Ben Lamb, Christmas by Candlelight, 6.30pm.
St Martin’s Church, The Edington Ensemble, Mozart and Brahms, 4pm.

SHAFTESBURY, Port Regis School Farrington Music School, Shaftesbury Chamber Music Series, Aquinus Piano Trio and narrator/tenor Nigel Robson, Bach, Schumann, Sally Beamish’s The Seafarer Trio, 5pm.

SHILLINGSTONE, Portman Hall, Dave Mynne in A Christmas Carol, 7.30. AR

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, Jingle Bell Jazz, 11am and 2pm.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, acoustic night, 7.30.

STREET, Strode Theatre, The New Amen Corner and the Swinging Blue Jeans, 7pm.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Royal Ballet in Copelia, recorded at Covent Garden, 2pm.

WINFRITH NEWBURGH, Church, Ridgeway Singers and Band, West Gallery carols, 4pm. AR

 

 

Monday 16 December

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Bridport Young Performers in High School Musical, and Tues, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Old Vic, BAFTA award night for DIY SOS.

SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield Campus, The Spitfire Sisters do Christmas.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Present Laughter with Andrew Scott, recorded at the Old Vic, 7pm.

WELLS, Cathedral, Opus Anglicanum, Medieval Carols, 7.30.

 

 

Tuesday 17 December

BATH, Komedia, Miss Hope Springs Christmas Agogo.

BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy, Shed Seven.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Spiro and Friends, folk, 8pm.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Vita and Virginia, film, 11am and 7.30pm.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Jethro.

HYTHE, Village Hall, Yesterday, Moviola film.

SALISBURY, Arts Centre, Moscow Drug Club, 8pm.

SCORITON, Village Hall, Living Spit in Swan Lake, with two professional ballet dancers, 7.30. ViA

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, An Elizabethan Christmas, 8pm.
Nuffield Campus, Michael Portillo.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, The Nutcracker, recorded at the Royal Ballet, 7.15.

YEOVIL, Swan Theatre, Yeovil Community Orchestra, Christmas concert, 7.45.

 

 

Wednesday 18 December

BATH, Forum, Bjorn Again, ABBA tribute.
Chapel Arts, Peter Gill’s Christmas Comedy Songbook, 8.
Komedia, Lou Sanders and Adam Hess, Nice Time Had by All, comedy.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Christmas with the Dodge Brothers, 7.30.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, The Nutcracker, recorded from the Royal Ballet, 7.15.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Philharmonix, Brahms, Mercury, Sting, J Strauss, Satie, 7.30.
Spiegeltent, Singin’ In The Rain, 1952 film with Gene Kelly, with dinner, 7.
O2 Academy, Shed Seven.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Christmas Spectacular, to Tues, various times.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Three Faces, Iranian film, 7.30.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Green-Matthews, A Christmas Carol, 8pm.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Band of the Royal Marines.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Happy Mondays.

GREAT ELM, St Mary Magdalene Church, Celebrate Christmas with Jackdaws. 6.30.

LUSTLEIGH, Village Hall, Living Spit in Swan Lake, with two professional ballet dancers, 7.30. ViA

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Yesterday, film, 2 and 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, The Lab, Hugh Malyon and Steve Sowden in You Me and My Voice, and Thurs.

POOLE, Lighthouse, BSO, cond Karabits, Rowan Pierce soprano, Jake Arditti counter-tenor, Anthony Gregory tenor, Jacques Imbrailo baritone, BS Chorus, Handel’s Messiah, 7.30: Sherling Studio, Nunkie Theatre in Dead Men’s Eyes, two MR James ghost stories, 7pm.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, Guy Masterson in Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales, to Fri, 7.45, Thurs mat 2.45, Sat mat 5pm.
Arts Centre, The Dots Cabaret Trio, and Thurs, 8: Muppet Christmas Carol, film, 2.30: It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 film, 7.30.
St Thomas’s Church, St John Singers, dir Stephen Abbott, Ben Maton, organ, The Magic of Christmas, 7.30.

STREET, Strode Theatre, The Sensation ABBA Tribute, 7.30.

WELLS, Cathedral School, Cedars Hall, Jonathan Biss, piano, complete Beethoven Sonatas, 2/7 inc Apassionata, 7pm.

WEYMOUTH, St Mary’s Church, Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts, Christmas celebration with the Barn Choir, cond Richard Hall, Duncan Honeybourne, piano, Vaughan Williams and festive favourites, 1pm.

YEOVIL, Swan Theatre, Cinematheque, Divine Order, 7.30.

 

 

Thursday 19 December

BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy, Happy Mondays.
St Luke’s Church, Bournemouth Bach Choir, dir Tim Hooper, carols, 6.30.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Bristol Ensemble and City of Bristol Choir, Christmas Concert, 7.30.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Closer Each Day in Steamed – A Dickensian Improvised Tale, 7.30.

DITCHEAT, Jubilee Hall, Yesterday, Moviolafilm.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Arts, Near-ta-theatre in Christmas.Time., 8pm.

EXETER, University Great Hall, Jools Holland ant his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, with Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall, Gilson Lavis and special guests, 7.30.
Lemon Grove, The Wonder Stuff.
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Little Theatre Co in Aladdin, to 4 Jan, various dates and times.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Father Christmas and the Grinch, 1.30 and 6pm.

FROME, Merlin, It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946 film, 7pm.

GREAT BEDWYN, Village Hall, Yesterday, Moviola film.

HONITON, Beehive, Mad Dog Mcrea, with Gaz Brookfield, 8pm.

IBSLEY, Village Hall, Bumblefly in Little Red Riding Hood, 7.30.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, The Jerseys, O What a Nite, tribute, 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Baden Powell and St Peter’s Junior School, Christmas concert, 7.

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, The Mellstock Band, Christmas Frolics from Hardy’s Wessex, 8pm.
Nuffield Campus, James Phelan, comedy.

STICKLEPATH, Village Hall, Living Spit in Swan Lake, with two professional ballet dancers, 7.30. ViA

STOGURSEY, Village Hall, Yesterday, Moviola film.

WELLS, Cathedral, Candlelight Christmas Concerts with Cathedral Choir, cond Matthew Owens, Jeremy Cole, organ, to Sat, 7pm.

 

 

Friday 20 December

BATH, Forum, Bootleg Beatles.
Komedia, The Ministry of Burlesque Christmas cabaret.

BOURNEMOUTH, 02 Academy, The Wonder Stuff.
Pavilion Dance, Uchenna Dance in Hansel and Gretel, African and contemporary dance retelling, 1 and 6pm, and Sat 11am and 3pm.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Swinging at the Cotton Club, 7.30.

BRIDGWATER, MacMillan Theatre, Cinderella, to 30 Dec, various day and evening times.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Norwich Puppet Theatre in Hansel and Gretel, 11am.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Bristol Ensemble and Exultate Singers, Christmas concert, 7.30.
02 Academy, Alabama 3.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Royal Battle in The Nutcracker, recorded at Covent Garden, 2pm.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, DREUW, indie folk singer and songwriter from Swindon, 8pm.

CREWKERNE, St Bartholmew’s Church, Phil Beer.

DORCHESTER, The Dorford Centre, Ridgeway Singers and band, Christmas concert, 7.30.

EXETER, University Great Hall, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, cond Pete Harrison, Last Night of the Christmas Proms, 7.30.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Some Guys Have All the Luck, the Rod Stewart story.

HONITON, Beehive, Holiday Inn, 1942 film, 2pm.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Paul Lamb and the King Snakes, blues, 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Brian Conley in Cinderella, to 18 Jan: The Lab, Fireworks, with Alex Robins, and Sat.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Fastlove, tribute to George Michael, 7.30.

RINGWOOD, Moors Valley Country Park, Bumblefly in Little Red Riding Hood, 6.30pm.

SALISBURY, Arts Centre, Barnstormers Christmas Comedy, 8.30.
St Martin’s Church, Farrant Singers, Handel Coronation Anthems and carols, 7.30.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, Wild Rose, film, 2pm.

SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield Campus, Neil Sands – Christmas memories.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Belshazzar’s Feast, 8.

STREET, Strode Theatre, The Nutcracker, from the Bolshoi Ballet, 7pm, Sun 3pm, Mon 6pm.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, CATS (new film), to 24 Dec, and 26 Dec to 2 Jan.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Dick Whittington, various times to 5 January.

 

 

Saturday 21 December

BATH, Chapel Arts, Clyve, Funky Christmas Special, 8.

BOTHENHAMPTON, Village Hall, Kind Hearts and Coronets,70th anniversary, Moviola film.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 film, 7.30.
02 Academy, Bjorn Again, ABBA tribute.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, The Nutcracker, recorded from the Royal Ballet, relaxed performance, 2pm.

BRIDGWATER, Arts Centre, Santa’s Christmas Countdown, 1.30pm.

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Show of Hands Christmas special, 8pm.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Bristol Ensemble and City of Bristol Choir, Festive Fiesta, 7.30.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Belshazzar’s Feast, folk, 7.30.

EXETER, Barnfield Theatre, Paddleboat and Northcott in Hansel and Gretel, to 5 Jan, 11am and 2pm.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Joey the Lips.

HESTERCOMBE, Folksy Theatre, The Elves and the Shoemaker, noon and 2.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, White Christmas, 1954 film, 7.30.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, The Grinch, 2018 film, 10.30am.

POOLE, Lighthouse, BSO, cond Pete Harrison, Last Night of the Christmas Proms, 7.30.

SIDMOUTH, Parish Church, The Isca Ensemble, with Joel Munday, violin, Christmas concert, 7.30.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Barking Dog in Ali Baba and the Naughty Thieves, children’s show with puppets, 11am and 2.30pm.
Meyer Theatre, Millfield School, Moorlight Theatre in Cinderella, and Sun, 2pm, Mon 7pm, 27th 7pm, 28th 2 and 7pm, 29th and 30th 2pm.

WELLS, Cathedral School, Cedars Hall, Gavin Lazarus and the Foxes, Christmas show, 7pm.
St Cuthbert’s Church, Wellensian Consort, Christmas concert, 8pm.

WESTBOURNE, St Cuthbert’s Church, La Nova Signers in A Ceremony of Carols, candlelit Christmas concert, 7.30.

WILTON, Community Centre, Bumblefly in Little Red Riding Hood, 6.30pm.

 

 

Sunday 22 December

BATH, Komedia, Wurzels West Country Christmas Party, 7.30.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Book of Darkness and Light in A Christmas Carol, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, The Nutcracker from the Bolshoi Ballet, 3pm.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Bristol Ensemble, The Snowman, 2 and 4pm: Bristol Ensemble Baroque Christmas, 7.45.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, The Snowman and Father Christmas, family films double bill, 2pm.

PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, BSO, cond Pete Harrison, Last Night of the Christmas Proms, 7.30.

SALISBURY, St Thomas’s Church, Candlelit Carols, 6pm.

 

 

Monday 23 December

ALDERHOLT, Village Hall, Bumblefly in Little Red Riding Hood, 2.30pm.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Lady Maisery with Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith, Awake Arise, a Christmas Show for These Times, 8.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, The Snowman and the Snow Dog, film, 10am.

POOLE, Lighthouse, BSO cond Gavin Carr, Bournemouth Symphony and Youth Choruses, Celebration of Christmas Carols, 7.30.

 

 

Tuesday 24 December

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Trio Entertainment in Jack and the Beanstalk, to 1 Jan various dates and times.

WEST TYTHERLEY, King Edward VI Hall, Bumblefly in Little Red Riding Hood,  1.30pm.

 

 

Wednesday 25 December
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thursday 26 December
BOXING DAY
Friday 27 December

BISHOPSTONE nr Swindon, Village Hall, Yesterday, Moviola film.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Glastonbury and Street Musical Comedy Society in Sleeping Beauty, to 1 Jan, various times: Frozen 2, film, to Sun, 2.30: Knives Out, film, and Sat, 6.30.

 

 

Saturday 28 December

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Stuff and Nonsense Puppet Panto for ages 3 to 6 years, and Sun 11am and 2pm, Monday 2pm, Tues 11am.

SALISBURY, UR Church, Adam Heron, piano, Christopher Quaid, violin, Christmas and New Year concert, 7.30.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society in Robin Hood and the Merry Men, to 4 Jan, various times.

 

Sunday 29 December
FROME, Memorial Theatre, Frome Musical Theatre in Beauty and the Beast, to 4 Jan, various times.

 

 

Monday 30 December

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Stuff and Nonsense Puppet Panto, for adults, 7pm.

BRISTOL, Old Vic, The Muppet Christmas Carol, film, 11am: The Wizard of Oz, 1939 film, 2.30pm.

 

 

Tuesday  31 December

BATH, Komedia, Krater Comedy Club New Year’s Eve special, 8.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, New Year’s Eve with the Unravelling Wilburys, from 8pm.

SEATON, Gateway, The Fab Beatles, New Year party, 8pm to 1am.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Jigs for Gigs New Year’s Eve ceilidh, inc supper, booking essential, 8.15pm.

 

 

 

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