LORD OF THE FLIES
Tuesday 03 July 2018, WEDNESDAY 04 JULY – 7.30PM
“What are we? Humans? Animals? Or savages?”
A plane crashes on a deserted island. The only survivors are a group of school students…
CLOWN IN THE MOON
Saturday 30 June 2018 – 7.45pm
A dramatic portrait of the poet’s chaotic, frequently hilarious, and all too brief life. It sets some of Dylan’s famous broadcasts and iconic works alongside vivid reminiscences of his clownish antics in pubs, bars and parties, and his encounters with a host of eccentric and volatile women.
MADAMA BUTTERFLY – GLYNDEBOURNE
Wednesday 27 June 2018 – 6.30pm
Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart.
BUGSY MALONE – Selwood Academy
Wednesday 20 June 2018, THURSDAY 21 JUNE FRIDAY 22 JUNE, SATURDAY 23 JUNE -
We could have been anything that we wanted to be…
Join the Selwood Academy students as they dance, sing and splurge through this wonderful gangster caper, fun-packed and bursting with songs you’ll love!
THRILL ME: the Leopold and Loeb Story
Saturday 16 June 2018 – 7.45pm
Thrill Me – The Leopold & Loeb Story has been captivating audiences since 2003. Nominated for multiple awards, this London Evening Standard and Time Out Critics Choice production returns to the UK
SWAN LAKE – THE ROYAL BALLET
Tuesday 12 June 2018 – 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Wednesday 06 June 2018 – 7.45pm
Follow this unlikely group of friends as they battle the highs and lows, and trials and tribulations of four years at stage school!
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND – Tri.Art
Saturday 02 June 2018 – 2pm and 6pm
Curiouser and Curiouser… Join us as we follow Alice down the rabbit hole and encounter the much loved, colourful characters from Lewis Carroll’s original story.
THE ADVENTURES OF DR DOOLITTLE
Sunday 27 May 2018 – 2pm
When Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help.
JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYER
Saturday 26 May 2018 – 7.45pm
Britain’s first black judge is also a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in London, he muses on black liberation struggles worldwide, insisting he is no political aficionado, but is keen to contribute through his songs.
IMAGES BALLET COMPANY 2018
Saturday 19 May 2018 – 7.30PM
See Images Ballet Company this summer for a unique and exciting take on classical dance. Aspiring professionals showcase theatrical and vibrant ballet with stunning costume and a rich musical palette – a performance for ballet lovers and those new to dance!
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – The Musical
Wednesday 16 May 2018 – 7pm
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.
MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA
Tuesday 15 May 2018 – 7PM
The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance.
Saturday 12 May 2018 – 7.45PM
Bruce Parry’s “Immersive Odyssey” and “Quietly Astounding” directorial debut feature documentary comes to Frome. From Borneo to the Amazon, Bruce takes us on an epic journey asking how our developed human self is impacting the world around us.
MACBETH – NTL
Thursday 10 May 2018 – 7pm
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris.
A BRAVE FACE
Tuesday 08 May 2018 – 7.45pm
Award-winning Vamos Theatre brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told. Set in Afghanistan in 2009, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. Engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight.
MANON – Royal Ballet
Thursday 03 May 2018 – 7.15pm
Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Jules Massenet, is revived this season as part of a continuing celebration of his profound impact on British ballet.
CENDRILLON – The Met
Sunday 29 April 2018 – 7PM
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Joyce DiDonato sings the title role.
THE LADY IN THE VAN
Thursday 26 April 2018, FRIDAY 27 APRIL, SATURDAY 28 APRIL – 7.45pm
One day in 1974, a rather smelly, reclusive lady calling herself Mary Shepherd, drove her van into Alan Bennett’s garden in Camden and there she stayed, in his driveway, until her death in 1989.
MACBETH – RSC
Wednesday 18 April 2018 – 7pm
‘Something wicked this way comes’
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHS?
Sunday 15 April 2018 – 7.45pm
Nye Bevan’s beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? Come celebrate the NHS and laugh all your worries away. Or vice versa.
LUISA MILLER – The Met
Saturday 14 April 2018 – 5.30PM
In the first Met performance of this rarely performed gem in over ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.
Friday 13 April 2018 – 7.45pm
An unexpected Nordic road trip throws two estranged friends together. The further they get from home the closer Nat and Becky come to confronting demons of their past. With cutting humour, striking physicality, original music and projections. A touching physical whirlwind.
JULIUS CAESAR – NTL
Thursday 12 April 2018 – 7pm
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
MACBETH – ROH
Wednesday 04 April 2018 – 7.15pm
Live screening of Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy. Conducted by Antonio Pappano with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Zeljko Lucic and IIdebrando D"Arcangelo. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
COSÌ FAN TUTTE – The Met
Saturday 31 March 2018 – 5.55pm
A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY
Thursday 29 March 2018 – 2PM
With a feast of first class games, colourful animal characters and heart warming fun it’s the family treat you can enjoy between meals without ruining your appetite!
BERNSTEIN CENTENARY – Royal Ballet
Tuesday 27 March 2018 – 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
Friday 23 March 2018, SATURDAY 24 MARCH – 7.45pm
A rollicking farce with endearing characters, memorable tunes and a hilariously happy ending. Set aboard the good ship “Pinafore”, this comic operetta tells the classic tale of star-crossed lovers and is a delight not to be missed.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – NTL
Saturday 17 March 2018 – 7pm
New re-scheduled date …
LA BOHEME – The Met
Tuesday 13 March 2018 – 7PM
New re-scheduled date..
SEMIRAMIDE – The Met
Saturday 10 March 2018 – 5.55pm
Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. Angela Meade in the title role takes on the challenging vocal fireworks.
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME
Thursday 08 March 2018 – 7.45pm
This is a unique experience, a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors with live actors recreating scenes from their lives as teenagers during WWll.
CARMEN – ROH
Tuesday 06 March 2018 – 6.45pm
A far-from-traditional version of Carmen, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.
THE WINTER’S TALE – ROH Ballet
Wednesday 28 February 2018 – 7.15pm
Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation.
THE VICAR OF DIBLEY
Saturday 24 February 2018, SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY, MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY, TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – 7.45pm
This side-splitting stage adaptation, brought to life by new Community Project PROJECT PLAY is everything you could possibly want it to be.
Saturday 17 February 2018 – 2PM
Puppeteer Frank Stein has had enough with his badly made puppets that keep falling apart! Inspired by Dr Frankenstein he creates a puppet that changes his life forever!
Little Frankenstein will tickle the imagination of everyone from 5 to 105 years old.
TWELFTH NIGHT – RSC
Wednesday 14 February 2018 – 7pm
‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house, And all the brothers too.’
A tale of unrequited love, hilarious and heartbreaking. Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”.
L’ELISIR D’AMORE – The Met
Saturday 10 February 2018 – 5PM
Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth. Starring Matthew Polenzani. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
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.
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.
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.
EMBRACE – THE 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
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…
YOUNG MARX – NTL
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.
THE NUTCRACKER – ROH
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.
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.
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.
THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL – MET
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.
FOLLIES – NTL
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.