Past Performances

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SAVIOUR BY THE AMETHYST

Saturday 03 February 2018 – 7.45pm

Black Hound Productions is a youth company run by young people all aged 18 and under. This is their latest production in a line of theatre performances and short films – a tragic tale of reformation, set in Somerset in the 1870s.


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TOSCA – The Met

Monday 29 January 2018 – 7PM

Sonya Yoncheva stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief – one of his signature roles. Andris Nelsons conducts.


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MACBETH – Mark Bruce Company

Thursday 25 January 2018, Friday 26 January, Saturday 27 January – 7.45pm

The multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company presents a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a tragic descent into the darkest sides of human nature.


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EMBRACETHE BODY IMAGE FILM

Thursday 18 January 2018 – 7PM

When Taryn Brumfitt posted a before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100m people. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s journey around the globe as she explores the issue of body loathing, and what we’re fed by the media


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RIGOLETTO

Tuesday 16 January 2018 – 7.15pm

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…


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YOUNG MARXNTL

Friday 12 January 2018 – 7pm

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.


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THE NUTCRACKERROH

Thursday 21 December 2017 – 7.15PM

A young girls’ enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.


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HANSEL AND GRETEL

Thursday 07 December 2017, to saturday 16 december – various times

A delicious festive family treat!

The creative team that produced the award winning original adaptation of The Little Mermaid returns this Christmas with a musical version of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.


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ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS

Thursday 23 November 2017, FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER – 7.45pm

Laughter will be on tap in Frome Drama Club’s latest production, One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean. Calum Grant directs a fantastically funny farce in which Francis must keep it secret that he has two jobs and therefore two guvnors.


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THE EXTERMINATING ANGELMET

Saturday 18 November 2017 – 5.55PM

Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life.

British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film.


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Thursday 16 November 2017 – 7pm

A dazzling musical by Stephen Sondheim, performed for the first time on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage.

The cast includes Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee and the production will also include a 21-piece orchestra.


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THE NOISE NEXT DOOR: UPROAR!

Thursday 02 November 2017 – 7.45pm

An anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs.


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SOMETHING DARK

Tuesday 31 October 2017 – 7.45pm

A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed one-man play by celebrated performance poet, Lemn Sissay.

Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay’s upbringing in children’s homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity.


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PLAYING MAGGIE

Saturday 28 October 2017 – 7.45pm

Following ‘Adolf’ and ‘Churchill’ Pip IS The ‘Iron Lady’!

Saviour or witch? She divided the nation like no other politician. Hear her philosophies; seize the opportunity to question her, and watch her explain and justify herself.


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WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Wednesday 25 October 2017 – 2PM

From the peaceful river bank to the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures.

A beautiful new adaptation, featuring handmade puppets and a charming original score.


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ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLANDROH

Monday 23 October 2017 – 7.15PM

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.


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MONSTERSAURUS! 2

Sunday 22 October 2017 – 11.30AM

This new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters. Please note the 2pm showing has been cancelled.


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GUYS AND DOLLS

Thursday 19 October 2017, FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER, SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER – 7.45pm

The undisputed fable of Broadway, Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.


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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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CORIOLANUSRSC

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”.