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Two Dance Events You Cannot Afford To Miss

Two Dance Events You Cannot Afford To Miss

At 7 I started dancing at a local dance school in Yeovil, it was here that I was first mesmerised by the whole concept of Ballet: the music, the movement and the costumes. From then on I would continually be prancing and pirouetting around the kitchen, the garden and the local supermarket – which…
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Sam Bailey Interview

Sam Bailey Interview

We had a chat with X Factor winner Sam Bailey ahead of her visit to The Octagon on Thursday 27 April. How are you feeling about going on tour this year? I am so excited!!  Performing live to people who have paid to see me is the most fulfilling part of what I do.  I absolutely love performing and…
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Classical Star Jennifer Pike Comes To Yeovil

Classical Star Jennifer Pike Comes To Yeovil

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Pike with the Sinfonia Classica on Tuesday 11th April. Violinist Jennifer, along with Timothy Ridout on the Viola, will be performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola, K.364 as part of a concert featuring works by Mozart and…
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Hysteria in Rehearsal

Hysteria in Rehearsal

John Dorney, Salvador Dalí in London Classic Theatre's upcoming production of Hysteria, has been blogging about rehearsals and how he feels in the run up to opening night... I remember when a friend was trying to start up a local amateur theatre group that he said the first play should be…
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A Minute With The Manager: The New Season

A Minute With The Manager: The New Season

Our new brochure is out, containing details of shows and events through to July and, for the first time, our brochure is now covering both events at The Octagon Theatre and Westlands. The new brochure is packed with shows and events to pick from and we hope you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to…
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Staff Picks: Spring/Summer 2017

Staff Picks: Spring/Summer 2017

Staff of The Octagon Theatre & Westlands take a look at our Spring/Summer Season Brochure to let you know what they’re most looking forward to. Sean Welsh, Operations Manager I am excited about the new shows we are getting with Westlands Entertainment Venue; we have some amazing shows at The…
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Andy Parsons Interview

Andy Parsons Interview

Syndicated Interview by Veronica Lee We live in interesting times – so thank goodness for Andy Parsons, a comic who can make sense of what's happening at home and abroad, and make us laugh about it. And as the title of his new show - Peak Bulls**t - suggests, he's holding nothing back. “2016 will…
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A Day In The Life of The Octagon & Westlands: Mail Out

A Day In The Life of The Octagon & Westlands: Mail Out

If you were to pop down to The Octagon Theatre tomorrow you might find that you hear a lot of hustle and bustle coming from the Café/Bar… Whilst we have no show on tomorrow the theatre will remain a hive of activity as staff and volunteers come together to stuff, label, pack and post over 20,000…
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Stunning Dance: The Richard Alston Company Are Back

Stunning Dance: The Richard Alston Company Are Back

We are always excited to welcome the ever-musical Richard Alston Dance Company back to Yeovil to give Somerset audiences the chance to see the company’s latest work. As you may well know the company have become regular visitors to The Octagon and anyone who has seen their stunning work can attest…
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A Minute With The Manager: Rediscovering Westlands

A Minute With The Manager: Rediscovering Westlands

2017 promises to be an exciting, challenging and busy year for The Octagon team as our new ‘sister venue’, Westlands, opens in just a few months. At the end of March the freshly refurbished venue will reopen its doors and be ready once again to serve and entertain the town. I have been told many…
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