A self-confessed "miserable old git" since the age of 23, Ed
Byrne is now in his Forties. While for others this might result in
a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sportscar, Ed embraces
middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age
and gives out his clarion cry: "I am in...
When singer Deloris sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis commit a
murder, she reports the crime to the police and is placed in a
convent. Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the nuns to
create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the
community. The success of the choir backf...
Photographer with the
Western Gazette: Through Len's Lens
Does a picture paint a
thousand words? Look at local life through the camera lens of
a news photographer, listen to the stories behind the shots.&...
An exciting evening of the best acts who have qualified from
heats across the county. The compeition, organised by
The Rotary Clubs of
It all boils down to juggling timetables and a reliable maid who
never forgets to change the photographs.
Bernard juggles three flight attendant fiancees successfully
convincing each that she is the only one. However, when old school
friend Robert arrives unexpectedly, a new faster B...
Joo Yeon Sir Violin
Irena Andrievsky Piano
SCHUBERT Sonatina no. 1 for violin and Piano in D major D384
Op. posth. 137
BRAHMS - Sonata no.2 for violin mid Piano in A major Op. 100
BRAHMS - Sonatensatz '...
Come and experience Britain's biggest burlesque extravaganza -
we dare you!
Arriving direct from London's West End, a fresh cast of burlesque
all-stars are unveiled for 2014. Following a thrilling 100-date UK
tour comined with overseas adventures in Milan, Zurich, St
Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most
influential artists of all time, but many of today's artists have
been inspired by his iconic style.
Jackson - Live in
National Dance Company
Wales presents a triple
bill of dynamic dance from world class choreographers and
This National Dance Company Wales
Interactive Matinee is designed specifically for Key Stage 2
children (years 5 & 6, but can also appeal to year 4).
In the first half, school children will get the opportunity to take
part in class exercises with dancers...
Presented by Off the Kerb
British Comedy Award 2013 Nominee
Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures,
hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in
the boot of his car, ready to hit the road again with a brand new
National Treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most
talented and best-loved comedians, British comedy award-winner
Billy Pearce appears on stage as part of
his latest national tour in a night of adult comedy not to be
Billy's jokes flow one af...
Everybody's favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford, has
announced a brand new tour. The First World Problems
show promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes,
misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason's
likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.
Tap dance at its very best!
Having toured throughout Europe and South America,
Theatre Productions are proud to be
bringing this world-class show, created by Vincent Pausanias, to
the UK in 2014.
by Joe Orton
Kath and her elderly father, Kemp, live in a house on the outskirts
of a rubbish dump. Their drab existence is interrupted by the
arrival of a new lodger, the enigmatic Mr Sloane.
Provocative and sexually ambiguous, Sloane soon has both Kath...
J. S. BACH - St Matthew Passion
Armonico Consort and Baroque Players
Director: Christopher Monks
Evangelist: Nathan Vale
Chistus: Sir Willard White
World class soloists line up with the finest period
World Premier UK &
Join Ballet Theatre
UK for this dramatic re-telling of Hans
Christian Andersen's all-time ...
remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles and Pins,
Don't Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice<...
Comedy legend Bobby Davro as Smee
Dani Harmer 'Tracy Beaker & Strictly Come Dancing' as
Lloyd Warbey 'Disney's Art Attack' as Peter
Let your dreams take flight at The Octagon Th...
MOZART - Exsultate Jubilate
MOZART - Deh viene, non tardar "from Marriage of Figaro"
BACH - Choral and Alleluja from Jauchzet Gott
HANDEL - Lascia ch'io pianga
HANDEL - Let the Bright Seraphim
HAYDN - Symphony no. 44 "Trauer"
Star of Channel 4's The Last Leg, BBC 1's Live At
The Apollo and Mock The Week, Josh
Widdicombe returns to the road this Autumn touring
his brand new show Incidentally...
The last twelve months have been i...
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see a true show-business
legend live on stage for a wonderful evening of comedy, laughter
is today established as one of t...
A brand new production of Tim Whitnall's Olivier Award-winning
play starring the Olivier-nominated Bob Golding as comedy icon,
Directed by Paul Hendy, the show is a moving, often hilarious tale
about one of Britain's best-loved entertainers: ...
Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back,
as large as life, and on tour in 2014 with his very own unique
brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of
Jethro promises more tear-jerking,
farcical stories fea...
Now with more songs, more tunes, and with
yet more added bonus ukuleles, including the tiny sopranino, the
contrabass, and the fuzz-distorted, portable
"non-mains-electricity" Judas Ukulele! Fr...
Choirs from across the area and region join together for an
evening of fantastic music and enchanting songs.
The show will feature performances from the award-winning
Bridgwater Show Choir, Bridgwater Youth and College Choir, our very
own community choir - The Octagon Choir, Castaway...
"My passion lies with the big animals" -
that's how multi-award winning cameraman Doug
Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth,
Ocean Giants, Wild Cameramen at Work)
introduces his new show, In the Company of
Presented by the Icarus Theatre Collective and
King's Theatre, Southsea.
A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and
Othello is a legend in his own
lifetime: noble, brave, victorious. Honest Iag...
Produced by Singalonga Productions Ltd in Association with Park
The brand new sing along screening of the classic film starring
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the
producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music.
Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a ...
For fans of Joe McElderry and The X
Factor this is one night not to be missed!
Joe rose to fame when he won the sixth series of the ITV show
The X Factor in 2009. Joe's first single 'The
Climb' reached number one in the UK and I...
I've just turned 50, the kids have
left home, and my cat just died.
In Suggs: My Life Story, the Madness
frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man
tour de force playing to rave reviews.
Works by Ivgi & Greben, Darshan
Singh Bhuller and Didy Veldman.
Phoenix Dance Theatre visit The
Octagon Theatre for the first time with a diverse bill that
features two new works and one classic from the company's
Presented by Motiv8 Productions.
Save The Last
Dance is a show full of singing, dancing and
skating, with fantastic costumes and routines!
With music from Shrek The Musical, Ghost The ...
The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian
Conley returns to the stage in this all-new touring
show. Showcasing his many talents, there'll be singing,
laughs, and much much more in this latest variety show from one of
Britain's most loved performers.
Premier rock 'n' roll legend Joe Brown
goes from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements
continue to gather momentum.
Joe has continued to break box office records and recently
received MOJO magazine's coveted Outstanding Contribution To Music
The BBC's Strictly Come Dancing returned to our screens
in earnest on Friday September 27th and all the signs
indicate that it will achieve new heights and that is something
that this spectacular new live theatre show featuring two stars
from the hit show PASHA KOVALEV & K...
Presented by Swansea City Opera.
Beautifully staged in English with elegant 18th century
costumes, and performed by some of the finest singers and
orchestral players in the country,
The Marriage of
BBC Gardiner of the Decade.
Katherine knows all
about colour in the garden. A brilliant opportunity to meet this
exceptional garden designer.
We welcome our regulars and
Starring Lesley Joseph.
After five sell out UK tours, Hot Flush!
The Naughtiest Musical In Town!
Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and
the ups and downs of four ordinary women - and one m...
Beyond is a thrilling and entertaining mix of music
and wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and
twenty-first centuries. The performance is an uplifting celebration
presented in an engaging and entertaining package by on...
The Founders of
Twice winners of the BBC Folk Award for Best Duo
Following on from an incredibly successful tenth
anniversary tour including a special birthday party bash at
Shepherds Bush Empire, the top traditional musi...
Britain's best-loved psychic Sally Morgan returns to the Octagon
by popular demand in 2014.
Sally Morgan is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift;
she believes can deliver messages from beyond the grave. Since a
young girl Sally has experienced paranormal experiences, sighting
A Tall Stories production proudly presented by
KW & NB Ltd
Hit monster family show, direct from a West End
Don't miss Tall Stories' hit musical stage
adaptation of the award winning picture book, <...
21st Birthday Party!
This breath-taking show has rock 'n' rolled audiences across the
globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok, Swindon to
Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the
music and dancing in the aisles.
It stars some of the finest a...
Welcome back The Johnny Cash Roadshow,
a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual
listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family!
This year prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other
that truly celebrates the career of a ...
What happened to Glenn Miller remains as much a mystery
today as when the iconic American band-leader first went missing at
the end of World War II. It ranks alongside other unsolved
mysteries such as who really was William Shakespeare and what
really happened to Lord Lucan?
Please note this performance will take place on Thursday
5 June 2014
Top television comedian Jimmy
Tarbuck swaps The London
Palladium for The Octagon Theatre this summer!
Tarby, as he is known to millions ...
Worbey and Farrell are internationally
acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. Combining
musical thrills with a deep love of laughter, they have played with
the world's leading symphony orchestras, achieved a million hits on
YouTube, and entertained aud...
The Octagon Academy is the place to
sing, dance and act for fun and enjoyment and
SHINE is our annual showcase. Our
range of drama and dance classes have grown in popularity
along with our choir who will perform for you this eve...
Return of The Grumpy Old Women -
Fifty Shades Of Beige
By popular demand the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into
the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original
star of Grumpy Old Women Jenny Eclai...
If music matures like fine wine, 1979 was a vintage year. That's
when Paul Jones and Tom M...
The music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
The award-winning productionLet's Hang
On takes you on a musical journey through the
prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time -
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Following two fabulous tours of the UK, Carnaby Street The
Musical has assembled some of its incredible cast members to
perform the great songs from the 60's in full costume for One
Night in the Marquee, the famous 60's club, birthplace of The
Who, Manfred Mann, The Moody Blues ...
A variety dance, music and singing spectacular featuring a
host of extremely talented, local children, teenagers and adults.
There will be performances by students from The Helen Laxton School
of Dance, Somerset Youth Dance, The Somerset School of Performing
Arts, The Stage Dance Academy, Th...
You can dance, you can jive, having
the time of your life.
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ABBA.
ABBA are one of the most popular groups in the world today, from
Dancing Queen to Waterloo their record breaking
As part of InspirED Somerset Take Art
is working with schools in Somerset to present an eclectic mix of
drama to bring you a platform of imagination and creativity!
DramaFest welcomes middle and
secondary schools as they perform in a pro...
London Studio Centre's Jazz Dance Company
presents Circus of Dreams.
Be transported into a mysterious and
dazzling evening of dance athleticism and an uplifting theatrical
experience. This young and exciting company conj...
After a massive sold out 2013 UK Tour, The
Dreamboys are back with a brand new show
and UK Tour for 2014.
Dreamboys are without a shadow of a
doubt the UK's top male glamour show. W...
By huge demand the nation's favourite rock 'n' roll variety show
That'll Be The Day returns this summer
with another chance to catch its massively popular 2014
This legendary rock 'n' roll spectacular features a fan...
We are delighted to announce that West End star Lee
Mead will be performing at The Octagon Theatre on
Sunday 29th June 2014.
Lee is best known for winning the TV programme
Any Dream Will Do and catapulting to stardom in
Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents
you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her
staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the
soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness
but also poignancy and depth.
Students from both Razzamataz
Razzamataz Street join together to bring
you an un-missable night's viewing on Razz
Presented by The Dance Factory, Yeovil.
An action packed show featuring
talented, young, local dancers who represent The Dance
Factory based in Yeovil. The show will bring
you a variety of dance styles from hip hop a...
Presented by The Octagon Theatre and
Big Dance Urban
Jam 2014's main event will be an evening performance
featuring Twist and Pulse (Britain's Got Talent
runners up 2010), Joseph...
Presented by Yeovil Musical Theatre
FOUND - a summer school with imagination...
A week-long devising and performance course for those with a
flair for performance with a difference. We'll be focusing on how
to stimulate your ideas, exploring and experimenting with them to
create a site specific group perfor...
Working with our professional directors you'll develop your
skills in singing, dancing and acting as you grow in confidence
ready to perform on The Octagon stage. All the biggest and best
musicals will feature in our super new show created especially for
Following the success and popularity of last year's musical
celebration we will once again be giving everyone a chance to shine
with our Senior Summer School Project. You'll be performing songs
and scenes from the world's greatest musicals in an uplifting
THE GREAT OUTDOORS - the ideal
place to flex your creativity and most importantly, have some
A fascinating dramatic forage into what's 'outside'...
Using drama games as a starting point and outdoor spaces as our
stage - we're in for ...
Live: Direct from the London Palladium.
Join the star of the West End and Broadway for a night of music
including all the hits from the biggest West End and Musical shows
The award winning Kerry Ellis quickly established
herself as a rising star ...
Over her 42 years of touring Joan
Armatrading has never done a solo world tour.
For her last Major tour she has decided this is the perfect time
to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her
performances will include songs that span her entire career ...
The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behindModern Life Is
Goodish(Dave TV),Are You Dave Gorman?andGooglewhack Adventureis
back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique
blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling asDave Gorman
Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPo...
Tchaikovsky's sumptuous music fills the air and wondrous
characters come to life before your very eyes.
Fairytale characters abound alongside a King, a Queen, Good and
Evil Fairies, Fairies of Gold, Silver, Diamonds and Sapphire plus
the inevitable handsome Prince.
Following the sell-out success of his long-awaited return to
stand up, Alan Davies returns with his
highly anticipated follow up show, Little
Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the
charming but reticent crime...
Following the success of its performances at the Barbican for
the centenary of Benjamin Britten celebrations, Richard
Alston Dance Company returns to The Octagon
'If you were going to ask any choreographer to mark the
Britten centenary, Richard Alsto...
Chortle Award Nominee, Perrier Award Nominee.
Following stand out performances on Live At The Apollo
(BBC1), Have I Got News For You
(BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance
(ITV1) and Mock The Week
Presented by The Russian State Ballet and Opera
Large Live Orchestra
After last year's sold-out premier of The
Nutcracker with live orchestra, The Russian
State Ballet and Opera House are back to perform this
Don't miss this GIANT of a pantomime!
Our Christmas season for 2014/15 will climb to heights as
we bring you the magical tale of Jack and the
Beanstalk. The Octagon Theatre and Evolution
Productions will present yet another wonderful pant...