Past Performances

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FROME COMIC CON COSPLAY CABARET

Saturday 10 August 2019 – 7.30pm

Immerse yourself in an evening of cabaret that brings some of your favourite tv, movie characters into a unique mix of burleque, dance and comedy, including a special guest performance from Pixie Le Knot from HBO’s Game of Thrones.


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DISNEY’S ALADDIN KIDS – Tri.Art

Friday 09 August 2019 – 7pm

When Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in this musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.


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THE MAGIC FLUTE AT GLYNDEBOURNE

Sunday 04 August 2019 – 5.30PM

Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. 


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MEASURE FOR MEASURERSC

Thursday 01 August 2019 – 7PM

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.


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COMEDY OF ERRORS – Folksy Theatre

Wednesday 31 July 2019 – 7pm

Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio go to Ephesus to find them, causing a series of hilarious mishaps. Filled with live music and downright silliness!


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FRANKENSTEINILLYRIA

Tuesday 30 July 2019 – 7pm

Mary Shelley’s seminal novel was published in 1818 and has never been out of print. It features a fully orchestrated musical score, a cast of professional actor singers, spectacular stage effects, puppetry – and flashes of the wickedly dark humour for which Illyria is justly celebrated.


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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Immersion Theatre

Sunday 28 July 2019 – 7pm

Four young lovers, a band of hapless actors, and a magical realm populated by enchanting spirits set on causing mischief and mayhem at every turn culminate in an unparalleled open-air experience of beauty and hilarity.


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MISTER MAGNOLIA

Friday 26 July 2019 – 6PM

Mister Magnolia’s trumpet goes rooty-toot, his very fat owls are learning to hoot. But he still only has one boot! Join Mister Magnolia on his wacky adventures. Filled with Folksy’s live music and puppetry.


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THE LEHMAN TRILOGY – NTLive

Thursday 25 July 2019 – 7pm

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.


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BOJANGLES SHOWCASE 2019

Saturday 20 July 2019 – 1PM and 6PM

Bojangles Dance School’s bi-annual show case involving all ages and a variety of genres.


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THE BARBER OF SEVILLE AT GLYNDEBOURNE

Sunday 14 July 2019 – 5.30PM

Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden’s sparkling and springing production.


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OLD SOMERSET AND WILTSHIRE ON FILM

Friday 12 July 2019 – 7.30pm

David Parker has unearthed some fascinating footage on Somerset and Wiltshire which will amuse and engage


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THE JAZZ WIZARDS WITH THE MARK LOCKHEART QUARTET

Thursday 11 July 2019 – 4PM

Led by British jazz hero Mark Lockheart these incredible Jazz Wizards will take you on a magical sonic ride through swirling sounds, twisted melodies and head-nodding grooves!


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JAZZ ON A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT WITH THE MARK LOCKHEART QUARTET

Thursday 11 July 2019 – 7.30pm

Led by Mark Lockheart this show will take you on a journey of sonic explorations, heavy grooves and intricate melodies.

Mark Lockheart (Kenny Wheeler) – saxes
Dave Smith (Robert Plant) – drums
Tom Herbert (Polar Bear) – bass
Elliot Galvin (Dinosaur) – keys


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A PERFECT WORLD

Tuesday 09 July 2019 – 7pm

A feisty young woman ventures into a Boy’s Own world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure. A rollicking music-filled adventure touring the great outdoors this summer!


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TOM BINNS PRESENTS IVAN BRACKENBURY

Friday 05 July 2019 – 7.30pm

Writer and comedian Tom Binns’ unique and original comedy shows have been described by The Times, Telegraph and Time Out as “Comedy Genius”.


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SMALL ISLAND – NTLive

Thursday 04 July 2019 – 7pm

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


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CINDERELLA (CENDRILLON) AT GLYNDEBOURNE

Wednesday 03 July 2019 – 7pm

Original production conceived and directed for the Glyndebourne Tour by Fiona Shaw

Revived and directed for Festival 2019 by Fiona Dunn
The classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score.


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THE TEMPEST – Illyria

Sunday 30 June 2019 – 7pm

Believed to be the last that Shakespeare wrote single-handedly, The Tempest is lyrical, thought-provoking and raucously funny. More than 400 years after it was written it still has the capacity to surprise!


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Believed to be the last that Shakespeare wrote single-handedly, The Tempest is lyrical, thought-provoking and raucously funny. More than 400 years after it was written it still has the capacity to surprise!


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PETER PANTHE MUSICAL

Thursday 27 June 2019, FRIDAY 28 JUNE, SATURDAY 29 JUNE – 2.30PM AND 7.30PM

Peter Pan the British Musical brings to life J.M. Barrie’s heartwarming story – the tale of Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and the Lost Boys’ adventures in the magical Neverland, where you never have to grow up!


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MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS

Thursday 20 June 2019 – 7.30pm

From the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed Mad About The Musicals is back.

With brilliant vocals, stunning costumes and a spectacular light show, to bring you the very best show in town!


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LITTLE GRIMM TALES

Saturday 15 June 2019 – 2PM

Beasts and breadcrumbs, frogs and fairies all join the fun in a stunning new adaptation of Grimm’s most magical tales. Join award winning Box Tale Soup on a spellbinding adventure for children aged 3+.


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LIL’ JIMMY REED with Bob Hall and Hilary Blythe

Thursday 13 June 2019 – 7.30pm

One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil’ Jimmy Reed’s stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica have been taking Europe by storm.


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ROMEO AND JULIETROH

Tuesday 11 June 2019 – 7.15PM

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.


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THE TAMING OF THE SHREWRSC

Sunday 09 June 2019 – 7PM

An explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.


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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL – Selwood Academy

Wednesday 05 June 2019, THURSDAY 6 JUNE, FRIDAY 7 JUNE, SATURDAY 8 JUNE – 7pm

Disney’s High School Musical is a comedy about Troy and Gabriella who discover they share a hidden passion for singing. Fun for the whole family so get your head in the game, come along and join the fun!


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ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES!

Monday 27 May 2019 – 2PM

An Illyria outdoor performance

Like all the stories in this towering literary classic it is packed with cliff-hangers, larger-than-life characters, and laughs galore. There’s lots and lots to join in with – and the most magical cave you’ve ever seen!


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MACBETH – Anubis

Friday 24 May 2019, SATURDAY 25 MAY – 7.30pm

Set amongst a druid wilderness this very dark, powerful and blood thirsty production combines traditional theatre, multi-media and physical theatre, bringing to life Shakespeare’s most dynamic characters.


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MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE

Tuesday 21 May 2019 – 7pm

This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.


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RUSSELL HOWARD

Sunday 19 May 2019 – 4.30pm and 7.30pm

The star of the Russell Howard Hour returns to the live arena to test out some brand new material in the intimate surroundings of the Merlin Theatre.


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IMAGES BALLET COMPANY 2019

Saturday 18 May 2019 – 7.30pm

An evening that highlights the dynamic range and beauty of ballet today. Vibrant dancing set off with stylish costume and a rich musical palette, including live percussion, promises a performance that will entertain and surprise ballet lovers and newcomers to dance alike.


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FLIGHT PATTERN TRIPLE BILLROH

Thursday 16 May 2019 – 7.15pm

The contemporary face of the Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Crystal Pite.


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ALL MY SONS – NTLive

Tuesday 14 May 2019 – 7pm

America, 1947. Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever… Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama.


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DIALOGUES DES CARMELITESMET

Sunday 12 May 2019 – 2pm

Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress – Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent.


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ALL ENGLAND THEATRE FESTIVAL 2019

Saturday 11 May 2019 – 2PM AND 7PM

FOUR PLAYS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! The Western Area Final of the All-England

Theatre Festival. A wonderful opportunity to see directing, acting and stage presentation
at a very polished level.


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THE JAZZ WIZARDS with THE CLOUDMAKERS TRIO

Thursday 02 May 2019 – 4PM

Led by four-mallet jazz wizard Jim Hart, Cloudmakers Trio will take you on a journey through space and time with sonic booms, soaring improvisations and floating melodies.


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THE CLOUDMAKERS TRIO with IAIN BALLAMY

Thursday 02 May 2019 – 7.30pm

Featuring three of the UK’s most in-demand musicians, Cloudmakers Trio perform a special show alongside British jazz giant Iain Ballamy. With their uncompromising approach, the Trio effortlessly marry complex with accessible, improvised with composed.


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ALL ABOUT EVENTL

Wednesday 01 May 2019 – 7pm

Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?


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FAUSTROH

Tuesday 30 April 2019 – 6.45PM

Gounod’s most popular opera returns with David McVicar’s stunning Parisian set which is set in 1870s. Singers including Michael Fabiano staring as Faust, Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Mephistopheles.


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JACQUELINE WILSON

Sunday 28 April 2019 – 2PM

Winstone’s Hunting Raven is thrilled to be hosting the award-winning, bestselling, former Children’s Laureate (and collector of fabulous silver rings) Dame Jacqueline Wilson, who will be talking all about her brand-new novel Dancing the Charleston


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’ALLO ’ALLO

Tuesday 23 April 2019, Wednesday 24 April, Thursday 25 April, Friday 26 April, Saturday 27 April – 7.30PM

Following their hugely successful 2017 production of THE VICAR OF DIBLEY, Project Play are delighted to return with yet another side splitting classic ‘ALLO ‘ALLO…


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TONY LAW – A LOST SHOW

Thursday 18 April 2019 – 7.45PM

Bumhell. ‘The King of post-modern nonsense’ (Telegraph), comedy’s Tone is taking his funniest, most meaningful show to date on tour after selling out his entire run at 2018’s Edinburgh Fringe with A Lost Show.


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AS YOU LIKE IT – RSC

Wednesday 17 April 2019 – 7PM

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Director Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.


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PETER PAN – Tri.Art Dance

Friday 12 April 2019, SATURDAY 13 APRIL – (Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm and 7pm)

Based on the book by JM Barrie, Tri.Art’s annual dance showcase is an original adaptation of the classic tale about the boy who refuses to grow up.


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A DENNIS POTTER DOUBLE BILL

Thursday 04 April 2019, FRIDAY 5 APRIL, SATURDAY 6 APRIL – 7.45pm

Blue Remembered Hills – grown-ups enact 7-year olds at play during summer 1943. Childhood innocence and childhood spoiled.

Brimstone and Treacle – a mysterious stranger, an older couple and their adult daughter. What could possibly go wrong?


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DIE WALKUREMET

Saturday 30 March 2019 – 4PM

Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written—including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring Cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale.


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JACK DEEWORK IN PROGRESS

Friday 29 March 2019 – 7.45PM

This performance is SOLD OUT.


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SILVER CROW TAKES FLIGHT

Thursday 28 March 2019 – 7.45PM

Launched in 2016 by Frome Writers’ Collective this celebration of local authors’ “imprint with a difference” has gone from strength to strength. We warmly invite you to join them for an entertaining evening of readings.


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TWENTY

Saturday 23 March 2019 – 7.45PM

Yorke Dance Project celebrates 20 years of performing exceptional dance. This celebratory programme includes works by world renowned choreographers Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan alongside emerging Los Angeles choreographer Sophia Stoller and Yolande Yorke-Edgell, joined by guest artist Jonathan Goddard.

With a curtain raiser from Tri.Art Dance