Past Performances

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FROME FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION PRIZE GIVING 2024

Sunday 14 July 2024 – 1.30PM

The results of the annual Writers in Residence and Young Writers competitions will be announced. Judge Kylie Fitzpatrick, will present the Frome Festival Short Story Competition prizes and the winning story will be read.

An open air performance on our very own ECOS Amphitheatre 

A Frome Festival event


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THE EXTRAORDINARY TIME-TRAVELLING ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

Saturday 13 July 2024 – 11AM

Amazing tales elegantly told. There will be pirates and princesses, unicorns and dragons, sword fights and spacemen, and all of it is completely and irrefutably true. Top award-winning comedians and improvisers tell extravagant stories based on the Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

A Frome Festival event


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BORN TO SWING WITH ANDREW BOURN

Saturday 13 July 2024 – 7.30pm

‘Born to Swing’ celebrates the original and modern day crooners with a fun party atmosphere! Keeping alive the great sounds of the big band era with fabulous vocal performances from the UK’s most successful crooner Andrew Bourn.

An outdoor performance on ECOS

A Frome Festival event


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CHOIRTASTIC!

Friday 12 July 2024 – 7.30pm

The Frome Show Choir and Frome Rock Choir invite you to join them in their debut double headline concert! There’s something for everyone in this fun packed choir show for all the family!

A Frome Festival event


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BAKOSO

Thursday 11 July 2024 – 8pm

Experience an evening of Cuban music, culture and history told through the eyes of DJ Jigue. Travel to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration for the African-Caribbean musical fusion, Bakosó, through stunning visuals and scoring. The documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with the director and cast – and, of course, some fine Cuban rum!

A Frome Festival event


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MIND SET

Wednesday 10 July 2024 – 7.30pm

In this funny and touching new play by Polly Lamb, Stella’s been seeking answers and finds herself intrigued by an alternate truth. As she dives deeper, the layers of truth are peeled away to expose the personal cost of conspiracy theory.

A Frome Festival event


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TRACES: Exploring Ancient Britain from the Air

Monday 08 July 2024 – 7pm

An evening of ancestral inspiration with Frome’s own David R Abram, photographer of prehistoric sites and author of the ‘Aerial Atlas of Ancient Britain’. Revealing the connection between archaeological monuments and their landscapes, his shows have garnered rave reviews across the country.

A Frome Festival event


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AN EVENING WITH JENNY ECLAIR

Sunday 07 July 2024 – 7.30pm

Jenny Eclair was the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh festival in 1995 and hasn’t stopped banging on about it ever since. Join her for a one-off special evening of tall tales and compelling chat with actor and personal friend, Lynne Miller.

A Frome Festival event


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BOJANGLES 2024

Saturday 06 July 2024 – 12 noon and 6pm

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


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THE ROCKTOCADEMY – Rocktopus

Friday 05 July 2024 – 6PM

Rocktopus, the world’s Number 1 rock band for families, will help your kids unleash their inner rock star as they graduate from rookie to rocker at this fully inclusive and interactive family music show suitable for nursery and primary aged children.

A Frome Festival event


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AFD YOUTH DANCE PLATFORM 2024

Sunday 30 June 2024 – 7pm

Amy Foskett’s youth company AFDYOUTH will be showcasing their work from the year and will be joined by different dance groups from across the South West.


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PETER PAN – Merlin Youth Theatre

Sunday 23 June 2024, MONDAY 24 JUNE – 7pm

Adapted from the original, and partly devised by the young adult cast, this is a new retelling of the classic story of the Darling children’s journey to the magical islands of Neverland with Peter Pan.


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NO DIRECTION HOME

Friday 21 June 2024 – 7.30pm

The UK’s first – and funniest – refugee comedy collective come to Frome for Refugee Week as part of their first national stand-up tour. “The No Direction Home comedians are very funny and the material is really good” Nish Kumar


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LOVE RIOT

Tuesday 18 June 2024 – 7pm

Step into a world of etiquette, scandal and matchmaking, with this fresh new take on an 18th century rom-com from Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre.  

An open air performance on our very own ECOS Amphitheatre 


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MINNY STYNKER

Saturday 15 June 2024 – 2pm

Devised by one of Bristol’s leading theatre makers for family audiences. Soap Soup Theatre combines high quality children’s theatre with the magic of projection mapping, bringing the vibrant illustrations from the book to life. An unmissable theatre experience for the whole family.


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ROHANDREA CHÉNIER

Tuesday 11 June 2024 – 7.15pm

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging of Giordano’s epic historical drama, conducted by long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano.

Sadly, Carlos Álvarez has withdrawn from all performances of Andrea Chénier. To accommodate the revised stage schedule, this capture will now be filmed on 05 June 2024, and the role of Carlo Gérard will be performed by Amartuvshin Enkhbat on this date.

A screened production.


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MILES JUPP – ON I BANG

Friday 07 June 2024 – 7.30pm

Miles Jupp’s new show On I Bang is a tale about surprise, fear, luck, love and qualified medical practitioners.


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YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS – Frome College

Wednesday 05 June 2024 – 7pm

This is a 100% student led evening of really great plays.


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THE OLIVE BOY

Monday 03 June 2024 – 7.30pm

A show full of grief, hope, and a great deal of olives. Based on Ollie Maddigan’s real life story, “The Olive Boy" is a crude, compelling comedy that will leave audiences deciding whether to laugh or cry. Following its month-long SELL OUT run at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Olive Boy tours the UK this spring.


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ROHMESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Thursday 30 May 2024 – 7.20PM

The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope.

A screened production.


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ALL THINGS MUSICAL – Frome College

Thursday 23 May 2024 – 7pm

All Things Musical – an opportunity for all of our musicals enthusiasts to perform a scene a song or a dance from their favourite musical.


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ROHTHE WINTER’S TALE

Wednesday 22 May 2024 – 7.15PM

Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, celebrates its tenth anniversary.

A screened production.


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BRATTON SILVER BAND CONCERT

Saturday 18 May 2024 – 7.30pm

Bratton Silver Band, established in 1859, is a popular local brass ensemble known for its exciting performances. With a repertoire spanning classical to contemporary pieces, the band continues to captivate audiences across Wiltshire.


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AETF WESTERN AREA FINAL 2024

Saturday 11 May 2024 – 2PM AND 7PM

Five companies which have already won festivals, perform their plays before an adjudicator, Robert Meadows GoDA , providing a varied day of theatre. We never know what to expect but look forward to an exciting and entertaining day.


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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: NYE

Thursday 09 May 2024 – 7pm

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

A screened production


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MACBETH: RALPH FIENNES & INDIRA VARMA

Thursday 02 May 2024, Sunday 5 May – 7pm/3pm

Tony and BAFTA Award winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma star in a brand-new ‘full-voltage visceral’ production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

A screened production.


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ROHCARMEN

Wednesday 01 May 2024 – 6.45pm

Aigul Akmetshina performs the title role in Damiano Michieletto’s sizzling new production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera.


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ROHSWAN LAKE

Sunday 28 April 2024 – 2pm

Classical ballet’s most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness returns to the Royal Opera House stage.


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A BUNCH OF AMATEURS

Thursday 25 April 2024, 26 APRIL, 27 APRIL – 7.30pm

When a fading Hollywood action hero finds he has to play King Lear not in Stratford upon Avon but in a sleepy Suffolk village with a cast of well-meaning amateurs, emotions run hilariously high.


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THE SECRET GARDEN AND PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE

Saturday 13 April 2024 – 2pm and 6pm

Join the wonderful ballet students of Frome’s Tri.Art Dance Academy as they discover The Secret Garden, featuring beautiful dances and storytelling in an adapted version of the classic childrens’ tale.

A Performing Arts Showcase in Act 2 will dazzle audiences!


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ROHMACMILLAN CELEBRATED

Tuesday 09 April 2024 – 7.15PM

The Royal Ballet celebrates the breadth of Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballets: Danses Concertantes, Different Drummer ​and Requiem.


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JOHN OTWAY AND WILD WILLY BARRETT

Saturday 06 April 2024 – 7.30pm

This magnetic bond still holds after more than 40 years of attempted escapes – John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship still loved for their total in-yer-face originality. The contrast between the dead pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch. 


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ROHMADAMA BUTTERFLY

Tuesday 26 March 2024 – 7.15pm

Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.


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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

Sunday 24 March 2024 – 7pm

Sam Mendes directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.


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MATILDA THE MUSICAL Jr

Wednesday 20 March 2024, Thursday 21 March, Friday 22 March, Saturday 23 March – 7pm

Rebellion is nigh as Selwood Academy presents Matilda Jr, a witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! The story of a girl and the children she inspires who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.


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WHAT THE VECK?

Friday 15 March 2024 – 8pm

Tom Veck brings charm and warmth to a show where relatable domestic ditties, stories from his peculiar past and the confessions of strangers will have you on the edge of your seat wondering What the Veck is coming next!


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KIKI DEE AND CARMELO LUGGIERI

Saturday 09 March 2024 – 7.30pm

For over 25 years now Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe.


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LU IN LULAND – Self Love Revolution

Friday 08 March 2024 – 7.30pm

‘Self Love Revolution’ – an evening with sex-positive, sweary, funny and life-empowering speaker Lu

Join Lu on IWD as she takes you with her on her very personal journey to Self Love sharing all the glorious, hilarious, painful, life changing turns; giving you the tools to help you write your own permission slip for life!


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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: VANYA – Encore

Wednesday 06 March 2024 – 7pm

Encore performance Andrew Scott brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.


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ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING

Monday 04 March 2024 – 7.30pm

As the shipping forecast turns 100 Charlie Connelly’s hilarious, informative celebration brings the broadcast vividly to life. Charlie explores its remarkable history, unlocks its mysteries and tells riproaring stories of his own adventures among the sea areas, ensuring the forecast will never sound the same again.


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BOY ON THE ROOF

Saturday 02 March 2024 – 7.30PM

Presented by award-winning full-mask maestros, Vamos Theatre, Boy on the Roof is the story of a cross-generational friendship between teenager Liam, who has ADHD, and his 91-year-old neighbour, Albert. Performed without words, it has been created through Community Conversations across the UK, gathering people’s experiences of ADHD, loneliness, aging, hearing loss, connection and community.


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LEAPS OF FAITH

Thursday 29 February 2024 – 7.30pm

Frome Writers’ Collective presents an evening of new monologues, brought to life by local actors.


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GREASE – School Edition

Thursday 22 February 2024, FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY, SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY, (MATINEE 2PM SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY) – 7pm

Revisit the renowned classic about teens in love in the 50s. When wholesome good girl Sandy and greaser renegade Danny fall in love over the summer, they never expect to see each other again. But when they both discover that they’re now attending the same high school, social differences challenge their romance.


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THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Thursday 15 February 2024 – 2pm

Half Term Treat!

While playing a game of hide-and-seek, Lucy discovers a wardrobe and hides inside. To her astonishment, she finds herself transported to a magical world called Narnia… This film beautifully captures the wonder, courage, and enchantment of C.S. Lewis’s beloved novel.


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ROHMANON

Sunday 11 February 2024 – 2pm

Torn between her desire of a life of splendour and riches and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux, the feckless and capricious Manon pays the ultimate price.


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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: DEAR ENGLAND

Thursday 25 January 2024 – 7pm

The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game? With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land.


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ROHRUSALKA

Wednesday 24 January 2024 – 6.45pm

This poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale reveals our uneasy relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it.


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WINNERSFROME FILM CLUB

Wednesday 10 January 2024 – 8pm

In a small provincial Iranian town, the children work hard to support their families. One day nine-year-old Yahya and his friend Leyla find a precious statue…

DIR: HASSAN NAZER
IRAN 2022 | 85 MINUTES | CERT PG
PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


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FROME TOWN BAND’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Saturday 23 December 2023 – 7.30pm

In a really family-friendly concert, Frome Town Band invites you to join their musical Christmas celebration.


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FROME COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2023

Wednesday 13 December 2023 – 7pm

Students from Frome College join together for an evening of music and festive good cheer!