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Plans for a new 440-seat arts centre have been unveiled, which could provide direction competition to Westlands and The Octagon in Yeovil.The theatre would be built in Brewery Square in Dorchester and could provide as much as £4.6 million to the local economy.Should the plans go ahead it would be in direction competition with the newly revamped Westlands and the existing Octagon Theatre.Westlands was rescued by South Somerset District Council after AgustaWestland, now Leonardo…
02.22 / 23:03
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America's Great Depression was brought to life by an excellent school production of Bonnie and Clyde the musical on Thursday night (February 2). A strong cast of pupils young and old told the story of the notorious outlaw couple at Gillingham school in north Dorset – on a vividly realised period set, with fabulous props. Lauren Hayes impressed as Bonnie, shining during solos such as Dyin' Ain't So Bad. While Ollie Stockley as Clyde also gave a solid all round performance,…
02.22 / 23:03
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A number of acts have been announced to perform during the opening season at the revamped Westlands Yeovil. Tickets went on sale at noon today (January 27) after a series of new shows were revealed by the venue. One of the big names included in the line-up is I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2016 star Joel Dommett. The comedian will perform on March 31 and tickets have been priced at £16.50. Britpop will also be making a revival at the revamped Westlands with an…
02.22 / 23:03
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The smash hit West End and Broadway musical which tells the story of the witches of Oz before they were, will make a return to the Bristol Hippodrome for a four week run.From Tuesday, February 6 to Saturday, March 3 2018, WICKED will be in Bristol for the first time in three years. It was previously at the Bristol Hippodrome in February and March 2015, when it was seen by more than 70,000 people.Executive producer, Michael McCabe, said: " We were overwhelmed by the incredible response…
02.22 / 23:03
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We spoke to artists from Gala Flamenca, one of the highlights of each year’s Flamenco Festival, which features some of the most exciting figures on the flamenco scene, for tips on performing p…
Marianela Nuñez in The Sleeping Beauty © ROH / Johan Persson 2011 The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 28 February 2017 at 7.15pm (GMT). Marius Petipa’s enchanting production, set to glorious music by Tchaikovsky, is over 70 years old and was the first production performed by The Royal Ballet…
02.22 / 17:24
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Comedy stars line up for West End play directed by Simon…
02.22 / 16:01
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Simon Callow will direct a new production of Christopher Hampton’s most celebrated play, The Philanthropist, at the Trafalgar Studios, starring Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie and Tom R…
Yasmine Nagdhi and Matthew Ball in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet © 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper A cast change has been announced for the performance of The Sleeping Beauty tonight (22 February 2017). Due to illness, Lauren Cuthbertson is replaced by Yasmine Naghdi as Princess Aurora. Reece Clarke is replaced by Matthew Ball as Pri…
02.22 / 14:58
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Oliver Coopersmith and Jay Taylor will star in the West End debut of 46 Beacon, a coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970s America, at Trafalgar Studios…
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning new British musical, The Girls, is extending its run at the Phoenix Theatre until July 2…
Take one nerdy botanist, one gorgeous but damaged shop assistant, throw in a crazy dentist, a greedy shop owner and a plant which relies on human blood to survive, stir together with some catchy musical numbers and what have you got? A hit show in the guise of Little Shop of Horrors performed by the ever-excellent Burton Musical Theatre Company. Having never seen the show before, I was looking forward to the brand-new experience of a musical which blends, rock, horror and comedy which…
02.22 / 10:30
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A ROH Insight event exploring Kasper Holten's forthcoming new production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg was be livestreamed for free via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel and this page from 7.40pm GMT on 15 February 2017, and you can watch on demand here. The event saw the director give a first glimpse of his production, as well as insights into the score…
02.22 / 00:14
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The Sleeping Beauty. The Royal Ballet. Sarah Lamb as Aurora and Steven McRae as Prince Florimund. October 2011. Photo by Johan Persson It's the time of year when card shops, chocolatiers and florists go into overdrive. Valentine's Day is here. To celebrate we've picked out our favourite romantic ballets, famed for their passionate pas de deux a…
02.22 / 00:14
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It's a date in my diary which I look forward to for months – especially when I have post-Strictly Come Dancing blues. Hot on the heels of the final of the BBC One flagship programme, the show's favourite ballroom dancer, Anton Du Beke takes his professional partner, Erin Boag, to waltz and shimmy at theatres up and down the country. It's the fifth time I have seen this glamorous pairing who have been professional partners for almost 20 years and, again, I wasn't…
02.22 / 00:11
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One of the most popular West End and Broadway theatre shows is flying back to the Midlands next year with a date in Birmingham. Wicked will perform at Birmingham Hippodrome from April 4 to 29, 2018. Telling the untold story of the Witches of Oz, more than 110,000 people saw the show when it played the venue for two months in 2014. Wicked's executive producer Michael McCabe said: "We were overwhelmed by the incredible response from audiences and critics alike when we first brought…
02.22 / 00:11
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