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YAOS: Iolanthe
Fri 9 - Sat 10 Oct
A comic opera by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan. This is an amateur production.
It's A Wonderful Life
Sun 11 Oct
The iconic story of idealist George Bailey, whose dreams look set to be dashed by smalltown scandal and big business. Alone on a bridge, he decides that everyone would be better off without him… or…
Wed 14 Oct
Previously nominated for the Best Group Award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Vampires Rock: Ghost Train
Thu 15 Oct
After 12 years and over a million tickets sold Steve Steinman returns as Barron Von Rockula in the all new Vampires Rock saga The Ghost Train .
Moscow Ballet - Sleeping Beauty
Fri 16 Oct
Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous music fills the air and wondrous characters come to life before your very eyes.
That'll Be The Day 30th Anniversary
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Oct
Prepare for a nostalgia party extravaganza as the legendary That’ll Be The Day appears with its brand new 30th Anniversary Special!
CCS 2015/16 - Raphael Wallfisch & John York
Tue 20 Oct
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Wed 21 Oct
As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo celebrate their 21st year on the road, creating a contemporary look and sound, fusing the traditional spirit of taiko…
Killer Queen
Thu 22 Oct
Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have…
Lee Nelson Suited & Booted 2015
Sat 24 Oct
Fresh from headlining Glastonbury with Kanye West and bribing Sepp Blatter at FIFA's headquarters, it's time to see Lee Nelson at his absolute best... live and unleashed.
Lee Mead
Sun 25 Oct
Let West End star, Lee Mead , take you on a journey back to a time when the fabulous MGM films and musical theatre shows of the 1940s and 1950s thrilled audiences around the world.
Gold Star Awards 2015
Tue 27 Oct
South Somerset District Council and the Western Gazette invite you to the Gold Star Awards to celebrate the achievements of young people in our area.
The YCAA Literary Dinner 2015
Wed 28 Oct
With Lesley Pearse The Yeovil Community Arts Association is delighted to have  Lesley Pearse , the UK No 1 bestseller, as our speaker at the opening event of the third Yeovil Literary Festival.
Milton Jones
Wed 28 Oct
Milton Jones presents his latest tour Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft .   Yes him with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's…
Tristram Hunt
Thu 29 Oct
Ten Cities that made an Empire A new approach to the history of the British Empire, seen through the cities which best epitomised it. While the world seems to be in revolt, Britain's colonial…
Michael Morpurgo
Thu 29 Oct
Where My Wellies Take Me Concert Bestselling author of War Horse, The Butterfly Lion and Kensuke’s Kingdom , Michael Morpurgo joins the award-winning acapella group Voices at the Door …
Chris Beardshaw
Thu 29 Oct
This event will take place at Brimsmore Garden Centre.
The Yeovil Literary Prize Winners 2015
Fri 30 Oct
DISCOVER EVENT* The Yeovil Literary Prize  is a highly successful, international writing competition administered by the Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA).
Jill Mansell, Lulu Taylor & Stella Newman
Fri 30 Oct
On Writing Women's Fiction DISCOVER EVENT* We are pleased to welcome a panel of successful authors to the festival to discuss what it takes to write 'great' women's fiction and introduce…
Chris Fogg
Fri 30 Oct
Northern Songs  DISCOVER EVENT* Local Crewkerne writer  Chris Fogg  reads from  Northern Songs , his second collection of poems, stories and essays published by Mudlark Press, in which…
Veronica Henry
Fri 30 Oct
High Tide  DISCOVER EVENT* Veronica Henry  worked as a scriptwriter for  The Archers, Holby City  and  Heartbeat , amongst many others, before turning to writing. 
David Crystal
Fri 30 Oct
You Say Potato Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don't. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about 'correct'…
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Fri 30 Oct
The Last Act of Love DISCOVER EVENT* In the summer of 1990, Cathy's brother Matty was knocked down by a car on his way home from a night out. Sitting by his unconscious body in hospital,…
Paddy Ashdown
Fri 30 Oct
The Cruel Victory  In the year of its seventieth anniversary, bestselling author  Paddy Ashdown  tells this hidden story of D-Day. He uses his own military experience to give voice to the…
Rob Auton: The Water Show
Fri 30 Oct
The Water Show   is a show about water.  The Water Show  is suitable for anybody who has seen, heard, touched or tasted water. 
Tony Hawks
Fri 30 Oct
Once Upon a Time in The West...Country  Tony Hawks  will be coming to the festival to talk about his new book,  Once Upon a Time in The West...Country . 
Margaret Graham
Sat 31 Oct
Easterleigh Hall at War  DISCOVER EVENT* We are delighted to welcome back  Margaret Graham  to the festival to talk about her popular  Easterleigh Hall   novels.
Tom Fort
Sat 31 Oct
Channel Shore Best-selling author of A303: Highway to the Sun,  Tom Fort , returns to tell us about his new book,  Channel Shore .
David Solomons
Sat 31 Oct
My Brother is a Superhero  DISCOVER EVENT* Luke's in the tree house with his older brother, Zack, but he needs a wee. When he gets back, his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life…
David Gibbings
Sat 31 Oct
A Quiet Country Town DISCOVER EVENT* It has been 100 years since the first airfield was established in the county town of Yeovil. Since 1915, aircraft have been designed, manufactured and…
Judith Kerr
Sat 31 Oct
Judith Kerr , author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Mog series, is interviewed by Nicolette Jones , Children's Book Reviewer for The Sunday Times.
Saul David
Sat 31 Oct
Operation Thunderbolt  At 3.40pm on 3 July 1976 four heavily-laden Hercules C-130 transport planes - carrying the cream of Israel's special forces - took off from an air force base in the…
Natasha Solomons
Sat 31 Oct
The Song Collector  DISCOVER EVENT* The Song Collector  is a captivating tale of passion and music, of roots, ancient songs and nostalgia for the old ways, of the ties that bind us to…
Andy McNab
Sat 31 Oct
Detonator  From the day that he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital,  Andy McNab  has lived an extraordinary life. 
Professor David Looseley
Sat 31 Oct
DISCOVER EVENT* The world-famous French singer Edith Piaf (1915-63) was never just a singer. At the centenary of her birth and more than fifty years after her death, she's as famous as ever,…
Tim Weaver
Sat 31 Oct
What Remains Tim Weaver  has become one of the country's most respected, best-selling crime writers.
Ben Kane
Sat 31 Oct
Eagles at War Best-selling author  Ben Kane  was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He has travelled the world extensively, indulging in his passion for ancient history.
Adam Henson
Sat 31 Oct
Farmer and presenter from BBC’s Countryfile Adam Henson is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, presenting his own section on BBC's Countryfile to around 7 million viewers every Sunday…
Phill Jupitus
Sat 31 Oct
Porky the Poet in Apologist Now Phill Jupitus as his poetic alter-ego Porky the Poet brings his whole new show to the Yeovil Literary Festival.
Glynis Barber and Fleur Borrelli
Sun 1 Nov
The In-Sync Diet Glynis  has had a hugely successful stage and screen career. She is perhaps best known as one half of the huge, globally successful cop series  Dempsey & Makepeace , and is…
Professor Robert Winston
Sun 1 Nov
What Makes Us Happy? Reading the Human Mind To some extent, the ability to be happy is inherited, but social scientists have emphasized that various environmental influences - health, a stable…
Helen Lederer
Sun 1 Nov
Losing It Helen Lederer  is one of Britain's best known familiar faces. She acts, she does stand up, she writes columns - there are TV shows, radio shows, one woman shows, she does voices, she…
Jacqueline Wilson
Sun 1 Nov
We are delighted to welcome the best-selling author and former Children’s Laureate, Jacqueline Wilson to the festival. She will be talking about her brand new book Little Stars , the fifth in the…
Emma Kennedy
Sun 1 Nov
Shoes for Anthony Emma Kennedy  is a writer, comedian, actress and winner of  Celebrity Masterchef!  She is the author of nine books including the bestseller  The Tent, the Bucket and Me ,…
Sir Max Hastings
Sun 1 Nov
Sir Max Hastings is a multi award-winning author, journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper.
Lucy Porter Presents The What The Frock! Book of Funny Women
Sun 1 Nov
Hugely popular comedian and writer  Lucy Porter  ( Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week ) celebrates the publication of  The What The Frock! Book of Funny Women …
Tim McInnerny & Juliet Stevenson: Beloved Clara
Sun 1 Nov
This compelling study of the passionate relationship between Robert Schumann and his pianist wife Clara - both close friends of Johannes Brahms - amalgamates letters, diaries and piano works by all…
CCS 2015/16 - Melvyn Tan
Tue 3 Nov
BEETHOVEN - Six Bagatelles Op.126  BEETHOVEN - Piano Sonata No.30 Op. 109  CHOPIN - 24 Preludes Op.28
Richard Alston Pre-Show Talk
Thu 5 Nov
Richard Alston  invites you to join him for a pre-show talk in The Octagon Theatre's Johnson Studio at 6.30pm.
Richard Alston Dance Company
Thu 5 Nov
Proudly celebrating its twentieth year,  Richard Alston Dance Company  brings to Yeovil three works showcasing world renowned choreography performed by superbly skilled dancers.
Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now...
Fri 6 Nov
Josh Widdicombe , that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour. Since he's been away from stand up Josh has been working hard on other things but…
The Nutcracker 2015
Sat 7 Nov
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians.
The Hollywood Special Effects Show
Sun 8 Nov
Get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show takes you behind the scenes of your favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie…
The Great Gatsby
Tue 10 - Wed 11 Nov
Immersing you in the decadence of America’s jazz age, The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation from nationally acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre .
John Illsley of Dire Straits
Thu 12 Nov
Tickets on sale from Friday 21 August at 12 noon. John Illsley , founder member and bass player of  Dire Straits , will be performing songs with his band from the whole Dire Straits catalogue…
Dave Gorman - Gets Straight to the Point*
Fri 13 Nov
The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind  Modern Life Is Goodish  (Dave TV),  Are You Dave Gorman?  and  Googlewhack Adventure  returns with his 2014 Sell-Out show that promises more of his…
Abba Mania
Sat 14 Nov
It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music! ABBA Mania is accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production.
Annie - Yeovil Youth Theatre
Tue 17 - Sat 21 Nov
EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICE: ALL SEATS £14 UNTIL WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER From the award-winning Youth Group on their 10th Anniversary. Set in 1930's New York during The Great Depression, brave…
CCS 2015/16 - Armonico Consort & Orchestra
Sun 22 Nov
HANDEL - Messiah   Armonico Consort and Orchestra Director: Christopher Monks Soprano: Gillian Keith Countertenor: William Towers Tenor: Nathan Vale Bass: Sir Willard White
YCAA - Impromptu!
Thu 26 Nov
A popular evening of words and music by local people. Laughter, listening and entertainment.
Sleeping Beauty
Fri 4 Dec 2015 - Sun 3 Jan 2016
Emily Wood & Paul Hendy for Evolution Pantomimes in association with The Octagon Theatre proudly present this dazzling pantomime production of Sleeping Beauty for Christmas 2015.
Carols At Christmas - Yeovil Salvation Army
Sun 6 Dec
Take a moment to relax and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Yeovil Salvation Army returns to The Octagon Theatre with their popular annual Christmas Carol Concerts , featuring Huish…
Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac
Fri 15 Jan 2016
The ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
Yeovilton Military Wives Choir
Sun 17 Jan 2016
  Don't miss this hugely popular choir presenting an inspirational musical journey.
The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular
Sat 23 Jan 2016
" Purveyors of Cool "   Swing into town with the greatest music of the 20th Century.
CCS 2015/16 - Sinfonia Classica & Tasmin Little
Wed 3 Feb 2016
The Classic Rock Show 2016
Fri 5 Feb 2016
Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs Of All Time...Part 2!
Madam Butterfly
Sun 14 Feb 2016
Presented by The Russian State Ballet and Opera House. One of the most colourful and exotic operas.
CCS 2015/16 - Armonico Consort with Elin Manahan Thomas
Fri 19 Feb 2016
Ben Portsmouth - The King Is Back
Thu 25 - Fri 26 Feb 2016
Following his sell-out 2015 show, the World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Champion, Ben Portsmouth will return to The Octagon Theatre on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2016.
CCS 2015/16 - Lesley Garrett, Emma Johnson & Andrew West
Fri 4 Mar 2016
JOHN DOWLAND - Fine Knacks for Ladies  BACH - Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring (Cantata 147)  MOZART - Vedrai Carino ( Don Giovanni )  SCHUBERT - Shepherd On A Rock  BERNSTEIN - Somewhere & America ( West…
CCS 2015/16 - Armonico Consort & Baroque Players With Gillian Keith
Mon 21 Mar 2016
Beyond The Barricade 2016
Sat 2 Apr 2016
Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up
Wed 6 Apr 2016
Tickets on sale to Footlights Members on Wednesday 16 September from 12 noon - only via the Octagon Box Office (01935 422884). Tickets on General Sale on Friday 18 September from 12 noon. …
Julian Clary
Thu 14 Apr 2016
Julian Clary , national trinket, author, TV and radio star is coming up your way...
Mark Watson: I'm Not Here
Fri 22 Apr 2016
Tickets on sale to Footlights Members on Wednesday 16 September from 12 noon - only via the Octagon Box Office (01935 422884). Tickets on General Sale on Friday 18 September from 12 noon. …
Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Apr 2016
Come and join your ultimate arts and crafts hero Mister Maker, for his first ever live theatre tour.
Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic
Wed 27 Apr 2016
World-renowned psychic and star of TV’s Psychic Sally On the Road, Sally Morgan returns with her sensational live show.
CCS 2015/16 - Aronowitz Ensemble
Wed 18 May 2016
SCHUBERT - Quintet in A Trout D.667  SCHUBERT - Adagio & Rondo  FAURE - Piano Quartet No.2 in G Minor Op.45
Let's Hang On
Sat 21 May 2016
This award-winning production is a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons .
The Mousetrap
Mon 23 - Sat 28 May 2016
The Legendary, Record-Breaking Box Office Smash Hit Thriller.
The Wizard Of Oz
Thu 2 - Sat 4 Jun 2016
Presented by Castaway Theatre Group
Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe
Thu 16 Jun 2016
Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever.
Return Of The Grumpy Old Women
Wed 22 Jun 2016
On sale from 12 noon on Friday 7 August 2015.
9-5 The Musical
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Jul 2016
EARLY BIRD OFFER: Get £1 off your tickets when you book before 31 December 2015. Yeovil Musical Theatre Company are proud to present 9 to 5 The Musical , with hit songs from Dolly Parton,…