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CCS 2014/15 - Armonico Consort: Rachmaninov Vespers
Thu 23 Oct
Director: Christopher Monks  Armonico Consort Soloists perform the deeply moving and reflective All-Night Vigil , an extraordinary collection of pieces set to liturgical text from the…
That'll Be The Day Autumn 2014
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Oct
Brand new show! Back by huge demand, prepare for a party as the nation's favourite rock 'n' roll variety show That'll Be The Day , returns with its brand new show! This year's new…
CCS 2014/15 - Peter Donohoe
Wed 29 Oct
SCHUMANN - THEME AND VARIATIONS ON THE NAME ABEGG OP. 1 SCHUBERT - FOUR IMPROMPTUS OP. 142 CHOPIN - GRANDE VALSE BRILLANTE IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 18 CHOPIN - WALTZ IN A MINOR, OP. 34 NO. 2 …
The Paul Zerdin Show
Thu 30 Oct
The master ventriloquist returns with a brand new show featuring your favourite sponge characters, stand up and some wicked audience participation. They might be cute little puppets but leave the…
Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is
Fri 31 Oct
As featured on UK entertainment television, and featuring The Formations , this ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back! Now in its 12th successive year, this stunning 100%…
Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive
Sat 1 Nov
Following a sold-out 2013 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and…
Hal Cruttenden
Sun 2 Nov
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 …
Ha Ha Hood And The Prince Of Leaves
Tue 4 Nov
STARRING SU POLLARD and CANNON AND BALL! And returning by popular demand BEN LANGLEY and ANDY PICKERING After the hugely successful UK tour of Ha Ha Holmes! in 2013, Ha Ha! returns by…
Elizabeth Buchan
Elizabeth  is author of several acclaimed books including the New York Times bestseller  Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman . Her latest book,  I Can’t Begin To Tell You , is a truly memorable…
The YCAA Literary Dinner
with Elizabeth Buchan This literary dinner launches our second Yeovil Literary festival with great excitement.
Al Murray 2014
Thu 6 Nov
Twenty years ago Britain's favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord , embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state…
Joni Powling
Joni Powling  was born in Greenwich, London into a very poor family. Life changed dramatically at the onset of WW2... the heavy bombing, then the fire bombs which set the Island alight had a…
Rt. Hon. Professor Shirley Williams
Fri 7 Nov
Rt. Hon. Professor Shirley Williams , politician and academic, was the daughter of political scientist and philosopher Sir George Catlin and feminist and pacifist writer Vera Brittain. After…
Andrew Lane
SCHOOLS EVENT The world’s most famous detective. The most brilliant mind in fiction. But before he became the great detective, who was young Sherlock Holmes?
The Yeovil Literary Prize Winners
The Yeovil Literary Prize  is a highly successful, international writing competition administered by the Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA). Listen to some of the past winners reading…
Rachel Hore
A Week in Paris Sunday Times best-selling author  Rachel Hore  talks about her new book set in Paris, in 1937.
Joanna Hickson & Jenny Barden
Tudors and Roses, Lost Lives Authors of fiction from eras embracing the founding of the Tudor dynasty, the Wars of the Roses, and the Elizabethan Golden Age,  Joanna Hickson  and  Jenny…
Polly Toynbee
Fri 7 Nov
Coming from a long line of intellectuals, historians, and literary critics, Polly Toynbee won a scholarship to study History at Oxford. Her first job was at the Guardian where she has worked for…
Paul Atterbury
Fri 7 Nov
To mark the centenary of the start of World War I, the Antiques Roadshow team filmed a series of specials at the Somme. Paul Atterbury , who is a long standing expert (and a firm viewer…
Lilian Harry
Celebrations in Burracombe Lilian Harry  is a best-selling author, with over a million books in print, she is one of the most popular and most loaned authors across libraries. 
Rachel Joyce
The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy Rachel Joyce  is the author of the worldwide bestseller,  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry , which took the world by storm. Now,  Rachel  revisits the…
Natasha Solomons
The Gallery of Vanished Husbands Natasha Solomons’  first two novels,  Mr Rosenblum’s List  and  Novel in the Viola , were international bestsellers, shortlisted for the National Book…
Nocturne
Fri 7 Nov
Scripted by Lucy Parham Readings: Juliet Stevenson and Samuel West Pianist: Lucy Parham Although Chopin's piano works are among the most distinctive and instantly recognisable music…
Jason Hewitt
The Dynamite Room Jason Hewitt’s  debut novel,  The Dynamite Room , is a WWll novel with a difference. Here, it is not war that is the threat, but the way that war changes people - and…
Richard Parks
Beyond the Horizon Richard Parks  has what must be one of contemporary sports most extraordinary and inspirational stories. Soon after he turned thirty, the professional career in rugby was…
Katherine Ryan
Fri 7 Nov
A dude who is fast becoming a recognisable face on British TV with appearances on BBC 1's Live At The Apollo  and Let's Dance for Comic Relief , BBC 2's Mock The Week , QI  and Nevermind The…
Hip Yak Poetry Shack
The Hip Yak Poetry Shack  bring their unique show to the Yeovil Literary Festival. Just back from a hugely successful run at Womad and the Frome Festival, the ramshackle, interactive,…
Four Screws Loose
Fri 7 - Sat 8 Nov
The Big Screw Up Fresh from a smash-hit run at the Adelaide Festival and their fifth riotous Edinburgh Fringe show, due to popular demand  The Screws  return to Yeovil with their brand new…
James Crowden
1914: From Chandeliers to Annie Laurie A new book about the fast moving and dramatic events of 1914 by Somerset based author, poet and local historian  James Crowden .
Anna Wilson
The Great Kitten Cake Off Perfect for fans of  Cathy Cassidy, Holly Webb , and  Cathy Hopkins ,  The Great Kitten Cake Off   is baked to perfection! A hilarious middle-grade tale of…
Kate Kelly & Carol Hunt
Children’s Writing Workshop for children aged 8+ An interactive workshop where local children’s authors  Kate Kelly  and  Carol Hunt  will explore character and setting in a fun and accessible…
Anna Birch
Call the Vet The true-life adventures of a rural vet. When Anna arrives in the sleepy Dorset village of Ebbourne, little does she know that this small countryside community will change her…
Harry Bucknall
Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim: On Foot Across Europe to Rome In 2012  Harry Bucknall  set off from the steps of St Pauls Cathedral to walk 1, 400 miles through England, France, Switzerland and…
Jonathan Dimbleby
Sat 8 Nov
The force that Hitler sent to prop up his sagging Italian ally, Rommel's Afrika Korps, was among the world's finest. What's more, it came within an ace of seizing Cairo, severing Britain's links…
Jack Sweet
1914: Yeovil in the Great War Local historian  Jack Sweet  has delved into the town’s history once more to bring the fascinating story of Yeovil’s involvement in WWI. Join  Jack  on a trip…
Sophie Hannah
Poirot: The Monogram Murders The bestselling novelist of all time. The world’s most famous detective. The literary event of the year.
Alice Byron
Lifting Lives In this talk hear from local Oxfam representative,  Alice Byron , all about the charity behind the high-street shops. Who Oxfam are, where they are working, and how they are…
Helen Rappaport
Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of The Romanov Grand Duchesses On 17 July 1918, four young women walked down twenty-three steps into the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg. Together with their…
Lloyd Shepherd
Lloyd Shepherd’s  most ambitious novel to date is a triumph of the imagination. His rich cast of characters weaves a hugely satisfying story of depth, insight and exquisite drama.  Lloyd Shepherd…
Michael Portillo
Sat 8 Nov
It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the House of Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible…
Toby Buckland
Toby Buckland  is a qualified horticulturist, TV broadcaster, author and a lifelong gardener known for his earthy, hands on style. Toby is an acknowledged all-rounder with that rare ability to make…
David Gordon
The Unreturning Army In  The Unreturning Army   Huntly Gordon recalls his experiences of a tumultuous conflict and field of battle that seem almost inconceivable to us now. And his words,…
Tea and Cake with M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin and The Blood of an Englishman The best-selling and No.1 most borrowed UK adult author in libraries,  M.C. Beaton  talks about her irresistible new  Agatha Raisin  story. Even…
Salley Vickers
Sun 9 Nov
London based best-selling author Salley Vickers has worked as a teacher of literature and Jungian psychologist and has lectured widely. Her study of the finest writers together with her training…
Francis Pryor
The Lifers' Club Francis Pryor  is a distinguished archaeologist whose career has included the discovery, in 1982, of Flag Fen, one of the best-preserved Bronze Age sites in Europe. He has…
Robert Llewellyn
News from the Clouds Robert Llewellyn  is an actor, novelist, screenwriter, comedian and TV presenter. He is most famous for being Kryten in  Red Dwarf  the space comedy in which he has…
Penny Junor
Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son Best-selling writer and broadcaster  Penny Junor  will be discussing her book published in celebration of Prince Harry’s thirtieth birthday. The maverick…
James Long
The Balloonist Former BBC correspondent,  James Long  is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction and thrillers including the best-selling Ferney. He now turns his hand to WWI.
Jo Caulfield
Sun 9 Nov
Under the Influence of Books. Award-winning stand-up comedian Jo Caulfield takes an irreverent look at some of her favourite books, some well-known biographies and some recent best sellers.…
David Mitchell
We are delighted to welcome David Mitchell to the Octagon Theatre as part of the 2014 Literary Festival.   PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW. David will be talking about his…
Jason Manford - Autumn 2014
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS EXTENDED UK TOUR DUE TO OVERWHELMING PUBLIC DEMAND Following two SOLD OUT shows at the Octagon Theatre earlier in the year, Jason is back with a wealth of comedy…
Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park
Fri 14 Nov
Jasmin Vardimon returns with her critically acclaimed dance theatre production, reworked for 2014 with new 3D imaging, delivering fresh statements about our time.   Park is an urban oasis, a…
Abbamania Autumn 2014
Sat 15 Nov
It's 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.   …
The Addams Family - Yeovil Youth Theatre
Tue 18 - Sat 22 Nov
From the award-winning company whose recent successes have included CATS: Youth Group Production, Billy Elliot: The Musical - Youth Theatre Production, Our House - the Madness Musical and …
The Nutcracker 2014
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with 30 musicians.   The Russian State Ballet and Opera House will burst onto the stage again with a new and exciting…
CCS 2014/15 - Oscar Alabau & Jean Selim Abdelmoula
Wed 26 Nov
SCHUMANN - ADAGIO AND ALLEGRO BEETHOVEN - SONATA IN D OP. 102 NO. 2 DEBUSSY - SONATA IN G MINOR CHOPIN - SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO OP. 65   Born in Catalonia, Oscar Alabau won the 1st Prize in…
Show Of Hands 2014
Thu 27 Nov
If you haven’t heard of Show of Hands by now, where have you been?!   Celebrating a remarkable 22 year partnership, Knightley and Beer have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are…
YCAA Impromptu 2014
Thu 27 Nov
An evening of words and music by local people.  Laughter, listening and light entertainment.   A Winter Draw with excellent prizes.   Of course there will be mince pies – this is the Yeovil…
Jack and The Beanstalk
Fri 5 Dec 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015
Fee Fi Fo Fum, get set for some pantomime fun!   After our second record-breaking production, we received our most outstanding feedback yet, and are delighted to announce that The Octagon Theatre…
Carols At Christmas 2014
Take a moment to relax and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Yeovil Temple Salvation Army returns to The Octagon Theatre with their popular annual Christmas Carol Concerts, this year…
Circus Of Horrors
Thu 15 Jan 2015
The Circus of Horrors The Night of the Zombie The show that stormed into the finals of Britain's Got Talent & now a West End smash is back to mark its 20th Anniversary in spectacular style. The last…
The King Is Back
Sun 25 Jan 2015
The King Is Back – Starring Ben Portsmouth Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprise Memphis Ultimate Elvis competition.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Wed 28 Jan 2015
RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC UK 2014 Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the…
Seth Lakeman
Fri 30 Jan 2015
Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman unearthed hidden histories and unsung everyday heroes to commemorate in song from in and around his native Devon and…
Magic of Motown 2015
Sat 31 Jan 2015
I Heard it Through the Grapevine was voted No1 on ITV's The Nation's Favourite Motown Song in July 2014. . . Now it’s time to buy the accompanying CD and to book your tickets see the…
Sing-A-Long-A Frozen
Sun 1 Feb 2015
Singalonga Productions are delighted to announce that Disney's  Frozen  is the new Singalonga must see! A screening of Disney's  Frozen  with lyrics on screen to help you sing along!
Barbara Dickson Winter 2015
Wed 4 Feb 2015
For over four decades, Barbara Dickson has continued to deliver songs to the public in her own incomparable fashion. As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier…
CCS 2014/15 - Endellion Quartet
Fri 6 Feb 2015
HAYDN - QUARTET OP.20 NO.5 SUN SIBELIUS - QUARTET INTIMATE VOICES (VOCES INTIMAE) BEETHOVEN - QUARTET OP.59 NO.2 (RAZUMOVSKY) The Endellion String Quartet is renowned as one of the…
Rigoletto
Tue 10 Feb 2015
(sung in Italian with English surtitles) Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians.
CCS 2014/15 - Armonico Consort: Nicola Benedetti
Wed 11 Feb 2015
Solo Violin: Nicola Benedetti Armonico Consort and Baroque Players Director: Christopher Monks VIVALDI - Four Seasons VIVALDI - Beatus Vir Armonico Consort had the privilege of…
A Night Of Dirty Dancing
Fri 20 Feb 2015
A Night Of Dirty Dancing - The Ultimate Tribute Show - Celebrating The Greatest Movie Soundtrack Of All Time Come and experience the brand-new spectacular featuring all the hits from everyone’s…
Paul Carrack - Rain Or Shine
Sat 21 Feb 2015
Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road following his widely acclaimed recent album release Rain or Shine …
The Unthanks
Tue 24 Feb 2015
Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian’s and Uncut’s best albums of last decade (worldwide, all genres), The Unthanks have an army of notable…
CCS 2014/15 - Martin Roscoe
Fri 27 Feb 2015
BACH - Brandenburg Concerto No.3 MOZART - Piano Concerto No.9 K.271 Jeunehomme GRIEG - Two Melodies Op.34 MOZART - Symphony No.33 in B flat Martin Roscoe performs regularly across…
Stewart Lee: A Room With A Stew
Wed 4 Mar 2015
A brand new live show with fresh material in preparation for Stewart's next BBC2 series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle . ‘ Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country ’ **** Metro .
Andy Parsons
Wed 11 Mar 2015
Live and Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious
CCS 2014/15 - English Piano Trio
Wed 1 Apr 2015
HAYDN - Piano Trio in G Hob :XV:25 Gipsy Rondo BEETHOVEN - Piano Trio in C minor Op.1 No.3 DVORAK - Trio in E minor Op.90 Dumky Whirling Czech folk dances and Hungarian gipsy fiddlers…
Beauty & The Beast - Easter pantomime
Tue 7 - Wed 8 Apr 2015
A fantastic Easter treat for all the family starring comedy legend Bobby Davro as Silly Billy!
Jethro 2015
Wed 15 - Thu 16 Apr 2015
Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back, as large as life, and on tour in 2015 with his very own unique brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy. This…
Grumpy Old Women - Fifty Shades Of Beige
Mon 20 Apr 2015
Returning after a critically acclaimed, total sell-out spring 2014 tour the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original star of Grumpy…
Essence of Ireland
Tue 21 Apr 2015
Prestige Productions in association with The Irish World & SKY Arts Present… ESSENCE OF IRELAND Set against the backdrop of Ireland, England and America in the 19th century, Essence of Ireland…
Psychic Sally: On The Road 2015
Fri 24 Apr 2015
Britain's best-loved psychic Sally Morgan returns to the Octagon by popular demand in 2015. Sally Morgan is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift; she believes can deliver messages from…
Paul Merton's Impro Chums
Wed 29 Apr 2015
Paul Merton, one of the UK's best-loved performers, and his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show, based…
The Fureys
Thu 30 Apr 2015
Legends of Irish music & song The Furey's, renowned for hit songs ‘I Will Love You’, ‘Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields Of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘Clare To Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t…
Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Tue 5 May 2015
Twenty years ago Britain's favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state…
CCS 2014/15 - Sinfonia Classica Emma Johnson
Wed 6 May 2015
RESPIGHI - Suite No.3 Ancient airs and dances MOZART - Clarinet  Concerto VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS - Lark Ascending  HAYDN - Symphony No.65 A programme that brings together the most…
Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour
Thu 14 May 2015
Proudly presented by Live Nation in association with MHA. The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo , embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a…
Joe McElderry
Fri 15 May 2015
X-Factor winner Joe McElderry is hitting the road with a brand new show after the sell-out success of last year’s nationwide tour.
The Searchers
Sun 31 May 2015
The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have…
Tim Vine 2015
Thu 11 Jun 2015
Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You ... First stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke, joke, joke. Prop, prop, prop.…