Past Performances

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BUGSY MALONE

Saturday 20 August 2016, Thursday 18 August, Friday 19 August – 7pm

The rise of “Bugsy Malone” and the battle for power between “Fat Sam” and “Dandy Dan” from the well-loved musical movie of the same name.


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THE SCANDALOUS LOVE OF OSCAR WILDE

Saturday 06 August 2016 – 7.45PM

It is 6th April 1895 and Oscar Wilde waits at Cadogan Hotel for his arrest.

In this one-man play Oscar will talk openly about those he has loved and the actions that threaten ruination upon them all.


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RICHARD III

Thursday 21 July 2016 – 7pm

Join us for this live screening of Richard III from Almeida Theatre with Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave.


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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAMILLYRIA

Wednesday 20 July 2016 – 7PM

This heady brew of Shakespearian confusion, magic and mischief is the perfect comedy for a summer evening.


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PEE WEE ELLIS AND THE FUNKA-NOVA QUARTET

Sunday 10 July 2016 – 7.45pm

A fabulous Festival finale.

In the newly formed Funka-Nova Quartet, Frome’s own Pee Wee Ellis and the acclaimed Berlin based vocalist/guitarist Peter Fessler present an acoustic fusion of music they are both passionate about: funk and bossa nova.


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HIGGLEDY PIGGLEDY PIE

Saturday 09 July 2016 – 11am

The royal chefs are helped by their vegetapals to collect the special nursery rhyme ingredients.

How many rhymes will it take to make a higgledy piggledy pie, and will it be ready before the dish runs away with the spoon?


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DR PHIL HAMMOND

Saturday 09 July 2016 – 7.45pm

Doctor, comedian, writer and broadcaster Phil Hammond makes a welcome return to the Frome Festival with a new show shortly to appear at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


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ROMEO AND JULIET – Branagh Theatre Live

Friday 08 July 2016 – 7.15pm

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet, Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as the Nurse.


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AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM CHEUNG FRPS

Wednesday 06 July 2016 – 7.45PM

William Cheung FRPS has been a keen photographer for over three decades and has been a member of the specialist photographic press for 30 years.

He achieved his Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1982 and his Fellowship in 1983.


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WHERE R THOSE WMDS?

Monday 04 July 2016 – 7.30PM

TV journalists Dan Glazebrook and Neil Clark are joined by rapper Clayton Blizzard – described as a ‘lyrical genius’ – and internationally acclaimed performer Tayo Aluko in this highly amusing but hard hitting anti-war satire with music.


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THE TEMPEST – Quantum Theatre

Friday 24 June 2016 – 7pm

A magical and enchanting comedy, The Tempest is also William Shakespeare’s play best suited to the great British summer weather.


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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

Wednesday 22 June 2016 – 7pm

Struggling writer Paul Varjak moves into a New York apartment building and becomes intrigued by his pretty, quirky neighbour Holly Golightly. Holly’s lifestyle confuses and fascinates Paul; in public she flits through parties with a sexy, sophisticated air, but when they’re alone she changes into a sweetly vulnerable bundle of neuroses. A classic ‘60s movie.


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EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEWSNIGHT 3

Wednesday 15 June 2016 – 7.45pm

Jarlath Regan and Annie McGrath

Watch these rising stars of comedy as they try out their Edinburgh shows. See them now before you have to pay £20!


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EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEWSNIGHT 2

Tuesday 14 June 2016 – 7.45PM

Adam Hess and Steve Bugeja

Watch these rising stars of comedy as they try out their Edinburgh shows. See them now before you have to pay £20!


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EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEWSNIGHT 1

Monday 13 June 2016 – 7.45PM

Gareth Richards and Naz Osmanoglu

Watch these rising stars of comedy as they try out their Edinburgh shows. See them now before you have to pay £20!


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HAMLET RSC

Friday 10 June 2016 – 7pm

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy.


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THE AUDIENCE

Thursday 09 June 2016 – 7pm

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.


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MONSTERSAURUS!

Sunday 05 June 2016 – 3pm

This brand 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.


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DANNY CHAMPION OF THE WORLDILLYRIA

Sunday 29 May 2016 – 3pm

Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted.

Illyria promises a magnificent, funny and heartwarming story perfectly suited to the open-air.


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THE GOD PARTICLE

Thursday 26 May 2016 – 7.45PM

A scientist and a vicar walk into a bar… joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery they stumble on faith, knowledge, love and the importance of keeping an open mind.

A sell out run at Edinburgh Festival 2013. The play is a mix of romantic comedy with a hint of science fiction.


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IMAGES BALLET COMPANY

Saturday 21 May 2016 – 7.45PM

Fresh and exciting new work from the best and brightest choreographers in the UK. A full evening of light and dark, drama and beauty – ballet with a fresh perspective.


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THE BEST THING

Friday 13 May 2016 – 7.45pm

A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company.


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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Encore

Thursday 12 May 2016 – 7pm

FILMED THEATRE ENCORE SCREENING

A stellar cast led by Mark Strong in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.


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ALL ENGLAND THEATRE FESTIVAL

Saturday 07 May 2016 – 2.30PM AND 7PM

A fun and wonderful opportunity to see directing, acting and stage presentation at its most polished level. Book your tickets for a day of pure, competitive entertainment.


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JOE LYCETT

Friday 06 May 2016 – 7.45pm

The self-proclaimed ‘absolute lad’ is back with an all new stand-up show, following appearances on Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown


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OUR TOWN

Thursday 28 April 2016, FRIDAY 29, SATURDAY 30 APRIL – 7.45pm

Lauded as a ground-breaking theatrical masterpiece, Our Town paints a compelling picture of small-town life in America. The setting may be Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire at the turn of the 20th century, but the themes are universal and timeless.


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SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC STRATFORD

Saturday 23 April 2016 – 8.15pm

Hosted by David Tennant on Shakespeare’s birthday, and screened live from Stratford-upon-Avon, this star-studded show celebrates Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy.


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STIG OF THE DUMP

Sunday 10 April 2016 – 3pm

It is nearly 50 years since Stig and Barney’s adventures first saw the light of day but this timeless children’s classic remains as charming and entertaining as ever.


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TRI.ART: MYTHS AND MAGIC

Saturday 02 April 2016 – 2pm and 6.30pm

Join us as we step into a world of magic and mythology. We challenge our students to awaken their imaginations, exploring stories such as La Boutique Fantasque and A Midsummer Nights Dream.


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THE PRODUCERS

Monday 14 March 2016, TUES 15, WED 16, THURS 17, FRI 18, SAT 19 MARCH – 7.45pm

Based on Mel Brooks’ beloved Academy Award winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.


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ZONES OF AVOIDANCE

Friday 11 March 2016 – 7.45pm

A powerfully moving story of a mother caught up in the drama of her daughter’s addiction. Award-winning production fusing real life testimonies with vivid language and evocative film. Written and performed by Maggie Sawkins.


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UPBEAT!

Tuesday 08 March 2016 – 7.45pm

From Forest Forge Company, a buoyant and poetic new play.

Follow the story of a brother and sister as they chart the ebb and flow of their lives, a journey that continually pulls them back to the riverbank.


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ACTING ALONE

Saturday 05 March 2016 – 7pm

The story of an actor’s unnerving visit to the West Bank, combined with often amusing tales of life as a solo performer. Find out why Ava Hunt went to Palestine, and what happened in the desert when she got there.


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HANGMEN

Thursday 03 March 2016 – 7PM

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging?


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THE MARVELLOUS MECHANICAL MESMERIST

Friday 26 February 2016 – 7.45pm

Welding the art of steampunk stage hypnotism with comedy theatre, mesmeric magic and mentalism and a even a spirit cabinet seance to bring you fast, funny, fantastical empowering entertainment.


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AS YOU LIKE IT NT LIVE

Thursday 25 February 2016 – 7pm

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at Manchester International Festival) as Rosalind.


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THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Thursday 11 February 2016, FRIDAY 12, SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY – 7pm

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.


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MARK BRUCE ODYSSEY

Thursday 04 February 2016, Friday 05, Saturday 06 – 7.45pm

This multi award-winning company brings you an Odyssey of now – contemporary horror and fantasy splintering from ancient myth, the themes universal: how we face our mortality and the gods inside us.


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LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Thursday 28 January 2016 – 7pm

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. But while these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed…


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JANE EYRE

Tuesday 08 December 2015 – 7pm

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.


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THE LITTLE MERMAID

Friday 04 December 2015, TO SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER – Matinees 2pm Eves 7pm

The award-winning Merlin Theatre Company presents a magical, visual musical – perfect for families to kick-start the seasonal festivities. Based on the original fairy tale, The Little Mermaid has been written specially for the company to perform during this year of celebration.


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THE WINTER’S TALE

Thursday 26 November 2015 – 7.15PM

Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.


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OF MICE AND MEN

Sunday 22 November 2015 – 3pm

The hit Broadway production, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to the UK.

This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a testament to the bonds of friendship.


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RING AROUND THE MOON

Thursday 19 November 2015, FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER – 7.45pm

Frome Drama Club presents Anouilh’s delightfully frothy romantic comedy, set on the evening of Mme Desmortes’ grand ball at the Chateau and full of grotesquely comic characters, mistaken identity and tortuous misadventure, leading of course to a charmingly happy ending…


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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

Saturday 07 November 2015, Sunday 08 November – 7.45pm

‘All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players’. Thus spoke the great man. But can two noble gentlemen and one lusty wench really cover all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in less than two hours?


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SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL 2015

Friday 06 November 2015 – 7pm

The UK’s largest youth drama festival enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. 35,000 young people will take to stages across the UK.


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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Julie Taymor

Thursday 05 November 2015 – 7.45pm

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most phantasmagorical, with fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers. From the director of The Lion King, Julie Taymor, comes a cinematic experience of the much heralded inaugural stage production.


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BOJANGLES DANCE SHOWCASE

Saturday 31 October 2015 – 1pm and 6pm

Watch the youngest pupils take to the stage in the afternoon, then come to the evening performance for a special surprise for both audience and pupils!

Bojangles will be showcasing all kinds of dance including ballet, tap, street and breakdance.


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PUSS IN BOOTS

Thursday 29 October 2015 – 11am and 2pm

With a host of puppets and a working windmill, Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies shows how Puss fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. Come and see this classic furry tail – it’s the cat’s whiskers!


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LADY AND THE TRAMP

Wednesday 28 October 2015 – 2pm

Join us for this Disney animated classic as we follow a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby, until she is befriended by the tough stray mutt Tramp…