VANESSA – GLYNDEBOURNE
Tuesday 14 August 2018 – 6.30pm
A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists. Rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss.
MAGICAL MUSICALS – Tri.Art Juniors
Friday 10 August 2018 – 7PM
After a week-long workshop developing skills in three creative disciplines the young company will create a unique new musical with songs from their favourite shows.
LOVE’S LABOURS LOST – Folksy
Wednesday 01 August 2018 – 7PM
The King of Navarre and his lords swear off women in order to study. How will their resolve hold up when the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive? This wonderful Shakespeare comedy is filled with live music, audience interaction and downright silliness.
Saturday 28 July 2018 – 7pm
Amore – My Tribute to Love sees Andre and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra once again perform against the stunning backdrop of his Dutch hometown. Two live broadcasts, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
THE PRINCESS AND THE GIANT
Friday 27 July 2018 – 6pm
Princess Sophie is EXHAUSTED and it’s all because the grumpy old giant can’t sleep. As she reads her book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer! Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed!
SAUL – GLYNDEBOURNE
Thursday 26 July 2018 – 6.30PM
This showing has been cancelled . Please go to www.glyndebourne.com/tickets-and-whats-on/events/2018/watch-saul/ to find nearest screening.
MERLIN MISCAST – MTP
Friday 20 July 2018 – 7.45pm
We invite you to join us for a fully choreographed and costume musical cabaret night with a twist! An entertaining evening raising money for out wonderful theatre featuring local performers as you have never seen them before.
ROMEO AND JULIET – RSC
Wednesday 18 July 2018 – 7pm
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.
INSPIRED CELEBRATION 2018
Tuesday 17 July 2018 – 6pm
Join groups from InspirED Somerset schools in an evening production of dance, drama and performing arts.
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE – Illyria
Sunday 15 July 2018 – 7PM
The Merchant of Venice is a funny play that deals with serious issues – Shakespeare’s great courtroom drama, performed by international award-winning Illyria, promises to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Saturday 14 July 2018 – 7.45pm
Following three years of five star sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe comes VIVALICIOUS, a brand new show from Viv Groskop
THE FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES OF FANNY FUST
Friday 13 July 2018 – 7.30PM
Openstorytellers use drama, dance and song to present the true history of the abduction of Fanny Fust, a Bristol heiress with learning disabilities. The story raises crucial questions about consent and capacity, as relevant now as they were in 1787.
GEORGE EGG: DIY CHEF
Thursday 12 July 2018 – 7.45pm
An inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture. And you get to taste the food at the end.
THE FRANKENSTEIN FILMS OF TERENCE FISHER
Tuesday 10 July 2018 – 8pm
Please note this event has now moved to the Granary. Please contact the Cheese and Grain Festival Booking Office to purchase tickets.
Tony Dalton talks about Terence Fisher’s classic Frankenstein films as well as the genesis of Hammer’s horror films, followed by a Q&A session.
A CAREER IN RUINS
Monday 09 July 2018 – 7PM
Julian Richards is a presenter on television and radio, a writer and archaeologist with over 30 years’ experience of fieldwork and publication. This presentation will both inform and entertain.
BUFFALO GALS – Miraculous Medicine Show
Sunday 08 July 2018 – 7PM
American roots-inspired musicians Buffalo Gals offer a guaranteed cure for the 21st century! With song, dance, humour and stories from the world of old-time American country and bluegrass, they bring increased vigour, happiness and longevity to the folks of Frome.
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Saturday 07 July 2018 – 7pm
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Supported by his mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight.
Friday 06 July 2018 – 7.45pm
Producer and guitarist Tony Lowe (Cross & Fripp / Bram Stoker), vocalist Peter Coyle (ex Lotus Eaters) with Full Band, hit the road with a blistering combination of top-flight prog rock musicianship and an immersive light and projection show.
LORD OF THE FLIES
Tuesday 03 July 2018, WEDNESDAY 04 JULY – 7.30PM
“What are we? Humans? Animals? Or savages?”
A plane crashes on a deserted island. The only survivors are a group of school students…
CLOWN IN THE MOON
Saturday 30 June 2018 – 7.45pm
A dramatic portrait of the poet’s chaotic, frequently hilarious, and all too brief life. It sets some of Dylan’s famous broadcasts and iconic works alongside vivid reminiscences of his clownish antics in pubs, bars and parties, and his encounters with a host of eccentric and volatile women.
MADAMA BUTTERFLY – GLYNDEBOURNE
Wednesday 27 June 2018 – 6.30pm
Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart.
BUGSY MALONE – Selwood Academy
Wednesday 20 June 2018, THURSDAY 21 JUNE FRIDAY 22 JUNE, SATURDAY 23 JUNE -
We could have been anything that we wanted to be…
Join the Selwood Academy students as they dance, sing and splurge through this wonderful gangster caper, fun-packed and bursting with songs you’ll love!
THRILL ME: the Leopold and Loeb Story
Saturday 16 June 2018 – 7.45pm
Thrill Me – The Leopold & Loeb Story has been captivating audiences since 2003. Nominated for multiple awards, this London Evening Standard and Time Out Critics Choice production returns to the UK
SWAN LAKE – THE ROYAL BALLET
Tuesday 12 June 2018 – 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Wednesday 06 June 2018 – 7.45pm
Follow this unlikely group of friends as they battle the highs and lows, and trials and tribulations of four years at stage school!
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND – Tri.Art
Saturday 02 June 2018 – 2pm and 6pm
Curiouser and Curiouser… Join us as we follow Alice down the rabbit hole and encounter the much loved, colourful characters from Lewis Carroll’s original story.
THE ADVENTURES OF DR DOOLITTLE
Sunday 27 May 2018 – 2pm
When Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help.
JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYER
Saturday 26 May 2018 – 7.45pm
Britain’s first black judge is also a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in London, he muses on black liberation struggles worldwide, insisting he is no political aficionado, but is keen to contribute through his songs.
IMAGES BALLET COMPANY 2018
Saturday 19 May 2018 – 7.30PM
See Images Ballet Company this summer for a unique and exciting take on classical dance. Aspiring professionals showcase theatrical and vibrant ballet with stunning costume and a rich musical palette – a performance for ballet lovers and those new to dance!
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – The Musical
Wednesday 16 May 2018 – 7pm
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.
MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA
Tuesday 15 May 2018 – 7PM
The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance.
Saturday 12 May 2018 – 7.45PM
Bruce Parry’s “Immersive Odyssey” and “Quietly Astounding” directorial debut feature documentary comes to Frome. From Borneo to the Amazon, Bruce takes us on an epic journey asking how our developed human self is impacting the world around us.
MACBETH – NTL
Thursday 10 May 2018 – 7pm
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris.
A BRAVE FACE
Tuesday 08 May 2018 – 7.45pm
Award-winning Vamos Theatre brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told. Set in Afghanistan in 2009, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. Engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight.
MANON – Royal Ballet
Thursday 03 May 2018 – 7.15pm
Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Jules Massenet, is revived this season as part of a continuing celebration of his profound impact on British ballet.
CENDRILLON – The Met
Sunday 29 April 2018 – 7PM
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Joyce DiDonato sings the title role.
THE LADY IN THE VAN
Thursday 26 April 2018, FRIDAY 27 APRIL, SATURDAY 28 APRIL – 7.45pm
One day in 1974, a rather smelly, reclusive lady calling herself Mary Shepherd, drove her van into Alan Bennett’s garden in Camden and there she stayed, in his driveway, until her death in 1989.
MACBETH – RSC
Wednesday 18 April 2018 – 7pm
‘Something wicked this way comes’
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHS?
Sunday 15 April 2018 – 7.45pm
Nye Bevan’s beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? Come celebrate the NHS and laugh all your worries away. Or vice versa.
LUISA MILLER – The Met
Saturday 14 April 2018 – 5.30PM
In the first Met performance of this rarely performed gem in over ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.
Friday 13 April 2018 – 7.45pm
An unexpected Nordic road trip throws two estranged friends together. The further they get from home the closer Nat and Becky come to confronting demons of their past. With cutting humour, striking physicality, original music and projections. A touching physical whirlwind.
JULIUS CAESAR – NTL
Thursday 12 April 2018 – 7pm
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
MACBETH – ROH
Wednesday 04 April 2018 – 7.15pm
Live screening of Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy. Conducted by Antonio Pappano with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Zeljko Lucic and IIdebrando D"Arcangelo. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
COSÌ FAN TUTTE – The Met
Saturday 31 March 2018 – 5.55pm
A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY
Thursday 29 March 2018 – 2PM
With a feast of first class games, colourful animal characters and heart warming fun it’s the family treat you can enjoy between meals without ruining your appetite!
BERNSTEIN CENTENARY – Royal Ballet
Tuesday 27 March 2018 – 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
Friday 23 March 2018, SATURDAY 24 MARCH – 7.45pm
A rollicking farce with endearing characters, memorable tunes and a hilariously happy ending. Set aboard the good ship “Pinafore”, this comic operetta tells the classic tale of star-crossed lovers and is a delight not to be missed.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – NTL
Saturday 17 March 2018 – 7pm
New re-scheduled date …
LA BOHEME – The Met
Tuesday 13 March 2018 – 7PM
New re-scheduled date..
SEMIRAMIDE – The Met
Saturday 10 March 2018 – 5.55pm
Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. Angela Meade in the title role takes on the challenging vocal fireworks.