Past Performances

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DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE – METROPOLITAN OPERA

Saturday 14 October 2017 – 5.55PM

Experience Mozart’s irresistible fantasy in all its glory! Will brave Prince Tamino rescue Princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro, and will Papageno the foolish bird catcher learn wisdom enough to help him?


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Thursday 12 October 2017 – 7pm

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.


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NORMAMETROPOLITAN OPERA

Saturday 07 October 2017 – 5.55PM

Directed by Sir David McVicar, this evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier. On the eve of a Druid revolt, she must choose between two agonising betrayals – only to learn that she herself has already been betrayed.


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AYESHA HAZARIKA

Friday 06 October 2017 – 7.45pm

Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what’s next for British politics.

‘The State of the Nation’ is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.


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HAMLET (ENCORE) – NTL

Thursday 05 October 2017 – 7pm

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to the Merlin this October.


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INCOGNITO

Wednesday 04 October 2017 – 7.45pm

An international flamenco company with artists of the highest calibre, Mi Flamenco is back on the road with its third UK tour.

Imagine strong-flavoured flamenco shot through with theatre, surprises and a hint of magic and you have Incognito.


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LA BOHÈME – ROH

Tuesday 03 October 2017 – 7.15PM

Puccini’s passionate opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecien, in a new production by Richard Jones.


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BATH MALE CHOIR

Sunday 24 September 2017 – 7.30pm

A concert in memory of Tony Pickett with the celebrated Bath Male Choir from the BBC TV series Last Choir Standing.


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MAY-WE-GO-ROUND?

Saturday 23 September 2017 – 7.45pm

The Hiccup’s award-winning comedic theatre and dance show from 2015, in which Chess Dillon-Reams and Cristina MacKerron take their audiences on a bitter-sweet journey on the merry-go-round of romance.


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FLAMENCO WORKSHOP

Saturday 16 September 2017 – 2PM

Why not participate in the overall flamenco experience and do a flamenco dance workshop at this special discounted price


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FILMS4EUROPE

Saturday 09 September 2017 – 7.45pm

A creative collaboration between Frome’s twin towns: Château-Gontier in France, Murrhardt in Germany, and Rabka-Zdrój in Poland.

Films4Europe is an international film project.


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THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG

Friday 01 September 2017 – 2PM

There’s been a dreadful mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has switched places with Pigmella, the farmer’s new piglet! This wonderful open-air family production is filled with music, and puppetry!


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YERMANTL

Thursday 31 August 2017 – 7PM

The incredible Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child


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LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL EDITION

Wednesday 23 August 2017, THU 24, FRI 25, SAT 26 – 7PM

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.


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DISNEY’S ‘THE JUNGLE BOOKKIDS

Friday 11 August 2017 – 6PM

The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Tri.art’s show produced during their week long summer school. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colourful characters and your favourite songs from the movie.


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TITUS ANDRONICUSRSC

Wednesday 09 August 2017 – 7PM

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.


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GLYNDEBOURNE 2017 – LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

Thursday 03 August 2017 – 6PM

Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy.


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TWELFTH NIGHTOPEN AIR THEATRE

Wednesday 02 August 2017 – 7PM

Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs to enjoy this wonderful open-air Shakespeare performance, filled with live music and bold characters that will have you laughing and singing along.


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MICHAEL MCINTYRE: WORK IN PROGRESS

Monday 31 July 2017 – 8pm

This event is now SOLD OUT


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THE LOST WORLD

Sunday 30 July 2017 – 7PM

Four intrepid explorers travel to an uncharted plateau in South America where they encounter terrifying dinosaurs. But how can they prove to the world that these creatures exist – unless, of course, they bring live specimens home? What could possibly go wrong?


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NTLive ANGELS IN AMERICA – Part 2 Perestroika

Thursday 27 July 2017 – 7pm

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.


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PAST AND PRESENT

Saturday 22 July 2017 – 1PM AND 6PM

As Bojangles goes into its tenth year in 2017 we take the opportunity at our biannual show to showcase routines old and new.


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NTLive ANGELS IN AMERICA – Part 1 Millenium Approaches

Thursday 20 July 2017 – 7PM

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.


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JEREMY HARDY: LIVE 2017

Friday 14 July 2017 – 7.45pm

Jeremy Hardy- start time. Due to an unforeseen and unavoidable personal commitment, Jeremy Hardy will be slightly later on stage on Friday 14th July at the Merlin Theatre. The performance is expected to begin at 8 pm not 7.45 pm as advertised. We apologise for any inconvenience.


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LOVE, BOMBS AND APPLES

Thursday 13 July 2017 – 7.45pm

An extremely funny and poignant one man play. Using comedy as a vehicle to bravely tackle problems facing the Arab, Jewish and Muslim communities across the world, it is a tale of four men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation…


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DR DAVID STARKEY PRESENTS

Monday 10 July 2017 – 7.45pm

Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus. In this lecture David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.


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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Sunday 09 July 2017 – 7PM

We will release more tickets on the day for this event – weather permitting!


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GLYNDEBOURNE 2017 – HAMLET

Saturday 08 July 2017 – 6PM

We apologise but this showing has been cancelled.


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THE THIRD POLICEMAN

Friday 07 July 2017 – 7PM

A Surreal Comic Adventure

Adapted by Bill Scott, Meiert Avis and Robert Bayley


Join Cornwall’s award winning Miracle Theatre as they venture into a world, somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted this summer.


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OTELLO – Royal Opera House

Wednesday 28 June 2017 – 7.15pm

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.


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SALOMÉ – NTL

Monday 26 June 2017 – 7PM

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.


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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSSELWOOD ACADEMY

Wednesday 21 June 2017, THURSDAY 22, FRIDAY 23, SATURDAY 24 – 7.30pm

Selwood Academy presents this affectionate spoof of the 1950s sci-fi movie. Down-and-out skid row florist’s assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. A high energy, darkly comic tale featuring classic songs “ Skid Row”, “Suddenly Seymour”, and “Little Shop of Horrors”.


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MY FRIEND LESTER

Friday 16 June 2017 – 7.45pm

Billie Holiday and saxophonist Lester Young recorded such achingly beautiful music together it was impossible for many to believe they were not lovers… or were they?


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THE HERE AFTER – Frome Film Club

Wednesday 14 June 2017 – 8PM

A raw, unnerving examination of justice and forgiveness in Sweden.


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GLYNDEBOURNE 2017 – LA TRAVIATA

Tuesday 13 June 2017 – 6PM

Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world-famous arias, La Traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne.


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PETER PANNTL

Sunday 11 June 2017 – 3PM

All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens comes to the Merlin this summer.


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SOHO CINDERS

Saturday 10 June 2017 – 7.45pm

Written by Stiles and Drewe in collaboration with Elliot Davis, Soho Cinders is a hilarious, satirical take on the classic tale of Cinderella.

MTP24 aims to raise much needed funds for the Merlin Theatre. Will they meet the challenge?


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ADAM WAKEMAN AND DAMIAN WILSON

Saturday 03 June 2017 – 7.45pm

After two successful shows early in 2016, Adam Wakeman and Damian Wilson embark on a duo acoustic tour featuring Damian on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam on piano, vocals and acoustic guitar.


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I WAS A TEENAGE CHRISTIAN

Friday 02 June 2017 – 7.45pm

This hit Edinburgh Festival show is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of Katy Brand’s self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.


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THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Sunday 28 May 2017 – 3PM

The Emperor is a lovely man, but he’s not the best judge of character, and is often surrounded by idiots.

When two swindlers spin a yarn and everyone is taken in, what price will he have to pay? All will be revealed in Illyria’s cheekiest ever show!


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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRARSC

Wednesday 24 May 2017 – 7PM

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.


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PLAY WRITING COMPETITIONTHE WINNERS

Friday 19 May 2017 – 7.45pm

Celebrate new writing as we present an evening of script-in-hand rehearsed performances of the winning plays from our popular one-act play writing competition.


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WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? – NTL

Thursday 18 May 2017 – 7PM

Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5-star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to the Merlin from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.


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GIVE ME YOUR LOVE

Sunday 14 May 2017 – 7.45pm

Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with a funny, fragile and profound fable based on ground breaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.


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IMAGES BALLET TOUR 2017

Saturday 13 May 2017 – 7.45pm

With new music, beautiful costumes and brimming with vitality, Images Ballet Company presents four richly contrasting works by a company of talented dancers and musicians. This is classic ballet with a contemporary aesthetic.


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OBSESSIONNTL

Thursday 11 May 2017 – 7pm

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.


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THE PEARL BUTTON – Frome Film Club

Wednesday 10 May 2017 – 8PM

This companion piece to Nostalgia for the Light replaces sand with water as its central metaphor, and in particular Chile’s expansive coastline.


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ROB ROUSEARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?

Thursday 04 May 2017 – 7.45pm

We apologise but this show has been cancelled.


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NZINGABETH!

Sunday 30 April 2017 – 7.45pm

We apologise but this performance has been postponed. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


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SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE DO SHAKESPEARE

Friday 28 April 2017 – 7.45pm

Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo & Juliet, peer into their Coriolanus. Songs, sketches, socks & violence from the Two Gentlesocks Of Verrucca.