Past Performances

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JULIUS CAESARRSC

Wednesday 26 April 2017 – 7PM

The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence.


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ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD – NTL

Thursday 20 April 2017 – 7PM

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.


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TWELFTH NIGHTNTL

Wednesday 19 April 2017 – 7PM

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.


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SOME PEOPLE V. REGINALD D HUNTER

Tuesday 18 April 2017 – 8pm

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show.

Preview night!


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THE GOLDEN KEY

Thursday 13 April 2017 – 6PM

Join us we dance our way through the enchanted forest, meeting strange and magical characters from the Grimm brothers’ tales along the way.


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A HERO OF OUR TIME – Bolshoi

Sunday 09 April 2017 – 4PM

This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.


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THE GHOST TRAIN

Thursday 06 April 2017, FRIDAY 7 APRIL, SATURDAY 8 APRIL – 7.45pm

One winter’s night, a very silly man pulls the train’s communication cord, successfully stranding himself and fellow passengers at a remote Cornish station. Forced to occupy the waiting-room until dawn, they learn of the ghost train expected that very night…


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MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Royal Opera House

Thursday 30 March 2017 – 7.15pm

Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.


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KATHRYN ROBERTS AND SEAN LAKEMAN

Wednesday 29 March 2017 – 7.45pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.


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A CONTEMPORARY EVENING – Bolshoi

Sunday 19 March 2017 – 3pm

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a bold new challenge in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge’s Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.


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POETRY PLATTER

Thursday 16 March 2017 – 7.45pm

Six stand-up poets perform onstage in the unique bistro-style of our enthralling spoken word evenings.

Enjoy platters of tapas and wine while this awesome sextet entertain you with a feast of words.


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ROCKTOPUSTHE BIG GIG

Saturday 11 March 2017 – 2pm

Rocktopus is an interactive, live music experience for children and adults – entertaining, educating and inspiring.

Come along and be a part of a unique performance where you can sing, dance, play rhythms and join the band!


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HEDDA GABLERNTL

Thursday 09 March 2017 – 7PM

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber.


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MATTHEW BOURNETHE CAR MAN

Friday 03 March 2017 – 7PM

A sensational new dance event from internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his company, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera Carmen and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music.


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WE WILL ROCK YOUSCHOOL EDITION

Thursday 23 February 2017, FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY, SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY – 7pm

The magic of the giant hit musical We Will Rock You is now available to schools, to enable them to develop and stage their own version of the show, learning and enjoying every aspect of putting together a stage production along the way. Frome College has taken up the challenge – come and support them!


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SAINT JOAN – NTL

Thursday 16 February 2017 – 7PM

Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production of Bernard Shaw’s classic play following the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France.


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CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL

Wednesday 15 February 2017 – 7.45pm

Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations.

Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Capercaillie’s own Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles.


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THE HOMELESS PANDA

Sunday 12 February 2017 – 3PM

The Homeless Panda is family adventure, following Xiongmao the Panda’s journey through the Min Mountains of China in search of a new home. Xiongmao meets a variety of animals including Monkeys, Red Pandas, a Porcupine and a Pangolin, all brought to life by dazzling puppets and physical theatre.


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RHODRI MILES IS BURTON

Saturday 11 February 2017 – 7.45pm

BURTON vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom.


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SWAN LAKE – Bolshoi

Sunday 05 February 2017 – 3pm

A ballet of ultimate beauty, and a score of unparalleled perfection, born at the Bolshoi in 1877. Classical ballet at its finest.


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REWIND FORWARD

Saturday 04 February 2017 – 7.45pm

An exhilarating showcase of dances by choreographers who represent the best of the past Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan, the present Yolande Yorke-Edgell and the future Charlotte Edmonds. Performed by an outstanding ensemble of dancers including guest artist Jonathan Goddard.


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IL TROVATORE – Royal Opera House

Tuesday 31 January 2017 – 7.15pm

Director David Bösch makes his UK debut with a new production of Verdi’s searing tragic opera.


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TEDxFROME

Saturday 28 January 2017 – 10am-5pm

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.


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LIL’ JIMMY REED WITH BOB HALL & HILARY BLYTHE

Friday 27 January 2017 – 7.45pm

One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil’ Jimmy’s stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica have been taking Europe by storm. His music has won him many awards and in 2014 he was inducted into the prestigious Blues Hall of Fame.


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AN AUDIENCE WITH FOOTBALL LEGENDS

Tuesday 24 January 2017 – 7pm

Join us as we give you a once-only opportunity to ask the questions you want the answers to!

England Football legends Lee Dixon and David Seaman make a special appearance at this Merlin fundraising event.


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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY – Bolshoi

Sunday 22 January 2017 – 3pm

The Bolshoi’s sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault’s fairy tale unlike any other.

A must-see!


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THE GOLDEN AGE – Bolshoi

Saturday 14 January 2017 – 7PM

Due to technical problems this live streaming had to be postponed in the autumn. We are pleased to re-schedule the performance as an encore production.

A satire of Europe during the Roaring ’20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colourful, and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere.


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THE TEMPESTRSC

Thursday 12 January 2017 – 7.15pm

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.


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THE NUTCRACKER – Bolshoi

Sunday 18 December 2016 – 3pm

E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.


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FROME TOWN YOUTH BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Saturday 17 December 2016 – 7.30pm

Treat yourself to a festive evening of Christmas music and carols in the company of Frome Town Youth Band.


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NO MAN’S LANDNTL

Thursday 15 December 2016 – 7PM

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.


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PETER PANMERLIN THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Saturday 03 December 2016, TO SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER – various times

After last year’s hugely successful award winning Little Mermaid, Merlin Theatre Productions returns this Christmas with a beautiful imagining of this timeless tale.


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THE TEMPESTFROME DRAMA CLUB

Thursday 24 November 2016, FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER – 7.45PM

Revenge, forgiveness, friendship, folly, loyalty, treachery, and plain stupidity all join hands in this roller coaster of a ride. A modern spin on Shakespeare’s final play promises to keep you on your toes.


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JO CAULFIELD: THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG

Saturday 19 November 2016 – 7.45PM

Award-winning stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life’s potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them (and, in some cases, how to make everyone else suffer with you).


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MARK THOMASTHE RED SHED

Friday 18 November 2016 – 7.45PM

Multi-award winner Mark Thomas returns to where he first started to perform: a red wooden shed in Wakefield, the labour club, to celebrate its 50th birthday.


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LES CONTES D’HOFFMAN – Royal Opera House

Tuesday 15 November 2016 – 6.15pm

Vittorio Grigòlo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role and lead an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina in Offenbach’s fantastical operatic drama.


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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Saturday 12 November 2016 – 8PM

This powerful film re-imagines the challenge of climate change, portraying communities on the front lines around the world. Can we seize this crisis to transform our economic system into something better?


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DOJOJI

Monday 07 November 2016 – 7.45PM

Through powerful Japanese drumming, music and dance, Taiko Meantime rampages through ancient Japan in a unique theatrical concert.

Audiences are invited to an optional talk by Rev.Shunjo Ono, head monk of Dojoji temple,in the Foyer from 6.45pm.


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THE BRIGHT STREAM – Bolshoi

Sunday 06 November 2016 – 3pm

Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich’s score at the Bolshoi, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions and false identities.


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ANDREW LAWRENCETHE HATE SPEECH TOUR

Saturday 05 November 2016 – 7.45PM

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Andrew Lawrence’s show is now cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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ROSIE JACKSONWORDS ONSTAGE

Friday 04 November 2016 – 7.45PM

An evening of extracts from memoirs, with tapas and wine.

Our popular on-stage ‘platter’ nights return with an evening of memoir readings from acclaimed writer Rosie Jackson, who will introduce other local writers also with new books in this genre.


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YOU, ME AND THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US

Wednesday 02 November 2016 – 7PM

Ellen spent 6 months volunteering in Europe’s refugee camps.

She gave out clothes and blankets, she made many cups of tea. It gave her lots to think about…


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SOFIE HAGEN: SHIMMER SHATTER

Sunday 30 October 2016 – 7.45pm

Join one of the fastest rising stars in comedy as she attempts to tackle her inner and outer demons in this hilarious and very personal show.


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AUSTENTATIOUS

Saturday 29 October 2016 – 7.45pm

Austentatious are saddling the horses for a Grand Tour! Join the all-star cast as they improvise a brand new Jane Austen work before your very eyes, based on a single audience suggestion.


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THE ENTERTAINER

Thursday 27 October 2016 – 7.15pm

We are unable to sell tickets on line for this screening. Please call the Box Office to book 01373 465949. Door tickets will be available. We apologise for any inconvenience.


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COSI FAN TUTTE – Royal Opera House

Monday 24 October 2016 – 6.30pm

Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast of young and up-and-coming talent including American soprano Corinne Winters in a new production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera on the nature of love.


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THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO

Monday 24 October 2016 – 2PM

One of the best loved classics for children comes to life, literally.

Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of our collection of dusty, old, magic books…


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LEGALLY BLONDE

Thursday 20 October 2016, FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER, SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER – 7.45PM

This show is now sold out.


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KING LEAR RSC

Friday 14 October 2016 – 7PM

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher is Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.


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THE WOODLANDERS

Friday 07 October 2016 – 7.45PM

Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company is back on tour with a distilled adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s romantic, rural novel. This is a co-production with the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham.