AN Earnest reworking of Wilde's unforgettable farce

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2:09pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A stellar cast breathes new life into Oscar Wilde's classic farce, which is on at the Theatre Royal, Bath until September 27

You would be crazy to miss 'Crazy for You' by Thornbury Musical Theatre Group

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12:59pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

YOU’D be “crazy” to miss this show! Following their great success with “Beauty and the Beast”, Director Heather Collins and Choreographer Kara Kennedy, aided and abetted by Musical Director Roger Winter, are applying their talents to Gershwin’s award-winning musical “Crazy For You”.

Prepare to be wowed as Barnum hits the Hippodrome

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1:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

BARNUM rolled into Bristol this week, bringing Brian Conley to the Hippodrome in a role that fits him like aring-master's glove.

Calamity Jane rides the Deadwood Stage into Cheltenham

Gazette Series: Manuel Harlan (10452608)

11:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CALAMITY Jane blows into Cheltenham at the end of September when the hit musical arrives at the Everyman.

Fun in the bedroom, courtesy of the Sodbury Players

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2:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ALAN Ayckbourn's classic 'Bedroom Farce' comes to Chipping Sodbury Town Hall this month, courtesy of the Sodbury Players.

More Hunger Games than Prince of Thieves, the Theatre Royal's Robin Hood is bold and bloody

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11:46am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AMBITIOUS, edgy and requiring plenty of guts, the Theatre Royal Bath’s annual summer production certainly did not disappoint.

Blackadder takes to the stage in Thornbury

Gazette Series: THORNBURY'S Octopus Drama Group are presenting two episodes from 'Blackadder goes Forth' at Christ the King Hall.

9:46am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Octopus Drama Group are very excited to announce that they have been given permission by Sir Ben Elton and Richard Curtis to perform two episodes from the famous Blackadder Goes Forth series. The two episodes, ‘Corporal Punishment’ and ‘Goodbye’ will be performed as part of a show to commemorate the First World War. The plays will be directed by Sarah Cullyer, a relatively new, and very enthusiastic, member of the Octopus group.

Star-studded cast including Martin Jarvis, Nigel Havers, Siân Phillips and Cherie Lunghi bring Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of being Earnest' to the Theatre Royal, Bath

Gazette Series: Nigel Havers and Martin Jarvis in a scene from 'The Importance Of Being Earnest '

2:34pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW production of Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comic masterpiece, 'The importance of being earnest' visits the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday 22 to Saturday 27 September to Saturday 27, following a West End run at the Harold Pinter Theatre this summer.

Hilarious world of Dibley comes to Dursley

Gazette Series: DODS perform The Vicar of Dibley (10410204)

12:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW female vicar in the form of the wonderful Rev Geraldine Granger is coming to shake up Dursley.

Noel Coward is brought to life in a ship-shape show at the Armstrong Hall, Thornbury

12:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ALL aboard the SS Madeira for this nautical musical comedy, for the first time on stage, Noel Coward's magical evocation of the historic P&O route home to Britain from the Far East, when a voyage took weeks rather than hours and passengers got up to all sorts of antics en route.

Get more than you bargained for with Maison Foo at Prema Arts Centre, Uley

Gazette Series: Maison Foor presents Pendulums Bargain Emporium(10400009)

10:44am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUIRKY performance art returns to Uley this autumn, when Maison Foo brings Pendulums Bargain Emporium to the Prema Arts Centre.

Eastenders Shaun Williamson and Emma Barton help make One Man, Two Guvnors a laugh-a-minute riot

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12:47pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PREPARE to laugh your socks off if you are lucky enough to be catching the hilarious One Man, Two Guvnors in Bath over the next fortnight.

Boadside's production is all set to conquer the Cheltenham stage

Gazette Series: Northern Broadsides 'She Stoops To Conquer' by Oliver Goldsmith

7:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE much-loved Northern Broadsides theatre company arrive back in Cheltenham next month (7-11 Oct) with Oliver Goldsmith’s 18th century comedy of manners, 'She Stoops To Conquer'.

Up-to-date take on Tennessee Williams' classic is a hot ticket at the Bacon Theatre

Gazette Series: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Williams performed by The Young Vic Theatre (pic Johan Persson)

9:29am Tuesday 9th September 2014

'A STREETCAR Named Desire' is the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history and now the hottest ticket in the West End.

One Man Two Guvnors, starring Gavin Spokes, Shaun Williamson and Emma Barton, comes to Bath as part of nationwide tour

Gazette Series: One Man Two Guvnors (Pic Johan Persson)

2:07pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE curtain rises on the Theatre Royal’s Autumn Season as the National Theatre's internationally acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors makes a two-week visit to Bath next week.

Andy Ford brings comedy show to Chipping Sodbury before heading to pantomime with Ashleigh and Pudsey

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10:41am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BRISTOL Hippodrome Panto star is coming to Chipping Sodbury for a one night only family friendly stand-up comedy show.

Bronte sisters' tales are brought to life on stage

Gazette Series: The Bronte sisters' tales are brought to life in Bristol and Bath this autumn

11:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WHETHER you're a hard-core Brontë fan or if you've never had the pleasure, these fresh new adaptations of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by West Country theatre companies Butterfly Psyche Theatre & Livewire Theatre are sure to invigorate, inspire and melt hearts around the South West this autumn.

There's Something for everyone at Stroud Theatre Festival

11:06am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s theatre festival, Stroud is to host a second festival this September.

Hay Fever gets the laughs at Theatre Royal Bath

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HAY FEVER is an easy to watch, silly and often humorous story of a bad-mannered bohemian family in the countryside.

Brian Conley shares the secrets of Barnum's Big Top

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2:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BARNUM star Brian Conley talks to the Gazette about tricks in the Big Top ahead of the show's arrival at the Bristol Hippodrome next month.

Shrek the Musical is big, bold and brilliant

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7:21pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A SWAMP, an entourage of fairytale characters, a vertically-challenged villain and one big, smelly ogre: Shrek the Musical has made its mark on the Bristol Hippodrome.

Hay Fever comes to Bath

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4:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NOEL Coward’s hilarious comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever, starring Felicity Kendal and Simon Shepherd is set to appear at the Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 20th August to Saturday 6th.

New production of Noël Coward’s blissfully, funny comedy opens at the Theatre Royal Bath as Felicity Kendal and Simon Shepherd star in Hay fever

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7:07pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

NOËL Coward’s hilarious comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever, starring Felicity Kendal and Simon Shepherd, is coming to the Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday, August 20 to Saturday, September 6.

New doctor who lands in Wotton Electric Picture House

Gazette Series: Picture shows: Clara (Jenna Coleman) and The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) (9184629)

11:50am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE feature-length first episode of the new series of Doctor Who materialises on the big screen on Saturday 23 August, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara - and, as well as the episode, there will be some special extra features exclusive to cinemas.

Discover what it's like to be Boycie at an intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

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11:41am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THERE is a chance to enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors - best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses - when he comes to the Cotrswold Playhouse in Stroud next month.

Tickets to see Frank Skinner's 'Man in a Suit' tour in Cheltenham are now on sale

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1:11pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

TICKETS are now on sale to see Frank Skinner, when he comes to Cheltenham Town Hall later this year.

Multi award-winning company stage a new production of Zola’s masterpiece Thérèse Raquin, starring Alison Steadman, Pippa Nixon and Desmond Barrit, at the Theatre Royal, Bath

Gazette Series: Thérèse Raquin - Alison Steadman and Pippa Nixon in rehearsal (photo Nobby Clark)

5:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A THRILLING new production of Thérèse Raquin starring Alison Steadman, Pippa Nixon, Desmond Barrit, Kieran Bew and Hugh Skinner is currently on stage at the Theatre Royal, as part of Bath’s 2014 Summer Season.

Singin' in the Rain in the Hippodrome

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11:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

1920s Hollywood. The age of the silent silver screen starlet is about to be shattered by the development of the ‘talking picture’ – surely a fad that will never catch on?

Rain or Shine's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic 'Treasure Island' is not to be missed

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9:16am Saturday 19th July 2014

RAIN or shine provide a breath of fresh air when they bring their 2014 production or Treasure Island to the area this summer.

Everyman rediscovers lost World War One novel by local poet F.W. Harvey

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10:26am Wednesday 16th July 2014

BORN in Gloucestershire in 1888, F.W. Harvey became one of England’s most popular war poets, writing much of his work during the Great War.

Circus Ginnett is back with a stunning new show and the youngest hula hoop artist in the country

Gazette Series: Yana is the youngest hula hoop artiste in the country, at only five years of age! (8235341)

1:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

CIRCUS Ginett is back in Thornbury this weekend, bringing fabulous family entertainment to the town.

A summer of dragons awaits in Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer tells Dragon Tales from around the world  (photo by Andy Manns)

10:36am Tuesday 15th July 2014

ROLL over Toothless and Hiccup: Gloucestershire's very own Dragon Whisperer is set to enchant fantasy fans this summer.

The Festival Players present Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors' at Swinhay House

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10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

UNDER the Edge Arts will once again be hosting The Festival players in the stunning grounds of Swinhay House near Wotton-Under-Edge this summer.

REVIEW: Kafka's Dick will show you a good time

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11:19am Friday 11th July 2014

Interval conversation in the theatre’s corridors wasn’t about the size of Kafka’s manhood, but the size of his literary legacy.

Grease 2 star Maxwell Caulfield says Singing in the Rain is a 'joyous experience'

Gazette Series: Maxwell Caulfield is set to star in Singin’ In the Rain

10:29am Thursday 10th July 2014

FROM a debonair English student who wooed Michelle Pfeiffer to a bigamist in Emmerdale, Maxwell Caulfield knows a thing or two about winning over an audience.

Young stars bring The Addams Family to life on stage

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2:23pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SHOOTING Stars Youth Theatre Company are bringing ‘The Addams Family’ to life in a new musical comedy at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall this month.

Opera Brava perform at the Royal Agricultural University

Gazette Series: Tosca Opera Brava (7956113)

11:44am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE picturesque grounds of the Royal Agricultural University will play host to two outstanding operas this summer.

Hit musical promises Nothin' but a Good Time

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2:26pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE atmosphere was as electric as the sound last night at the Bristol Hippodrome, as Rock of Ages bounced into the city with a whole lot of attitude – and a whole lot of hair!

From Popstars to rock star - Noel Sullivan on his part in Rock of Ages

Gazette Series: Noel Sullivan stars in Rock of Ages at the Bristol Hippodrome next month

1:58pm Thursday 26th June 2014

AS one fifth of Popstars band Hear’say he thrilled teenage audiences in the early noughties, now Noel Sullivan has ditched the pop and is taking on some of the biggest rock songs ever written.

Tonight isn't quite the Night for Rod Stewart musical

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2:18pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

SEEING a Rod Stewart musical less than a week after watching the man himself perform a stunning two-hour set was perhaps a little unfair on the cast of the current tour of Tonight’s the Night.

Any dream will do for junior DODS

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12:02pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

DURSLEY’S thriving youth theatre group, the Junior DODS, are staging the much-loved musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

CLARE HIGGINS and Tim Pigott-Smith star in Edward Albee’s thrilling drama Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Gazette Series: Theatre Royal Bath June 2014 Rehearsals of Who's Afraid of Virginia WooIf by Edward Albee, starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Clare Higgins (pic Nobby Clark)

11:54am Wednesday 11th June 2014

BATH’S Summer Season opens with one of the greatest of all American plays, Edward Albee’s 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' starring Clare Higgins and Tim Pigott-Smith.

Rod Stewart musical proves that some guys have all the luck

Gazette Series: Tonight's the Night, the Rod Stewart musical, is coming to the Bristol Hippodrome June 2014

9:30am Wednesday 11th June 2014

ROD Stewart fans are celebrating this month as 'Tonight's the Night,' the smash hit musical comedy inspired by Rod's songs, is coming to The Bristol Hippodrome next month.

Thriller Live is a treat for Michael Jackson fans in Bath

Gazette Series: Thriller Live is a treat for Michael Jackson fans in Bath

1:48pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

MICHAEL Jackson was a legend of his time. The undisputed King of Pop may have died nearly five years ago now, but his iconic dance moves and catalogue of worldwide hits live on.

THRILLER LIVE, the smash hit West End concert celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, moonwalks to Bath

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10:21am Wednesday 4th June 2014

NOW enjoying its record-breaking sixth year in London’s West End, 'Thriller live' is set to tour to the Theatre Royal Bath for eight performances.

Buddy Holly is Back in Town at the Bristol Hippodrome

Gazette Series: Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is now on its 25th anniversary tour

10:28am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

The Buddy Holly Story describes itself as a ‘toe tapping rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza that will have them dancing in the aisles’, and it certainly delivers.

Musical treat for Fame-hungry theatre-goers

Gazette Series: Fame - the Musical. Picture by Hugo Glendinning

8:07am Thursday 29th May 2014

BEING one of the original ‘Fame’ generation, there was a lot to look forward to when ‘Fame the Musical’ came to the Bristol Hippodrome for a week-long run on Monday.

Review: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at the Bristol Hippodrome, May 2014

Gazette Series: Chris Trenfield as The Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.  Photo by Helen Maybanks

8:17am Thursday 22nd May 2014

THE Bristol Hippodrome was certainly ready for a ‘New Adventure’ last night, as Matthew Bourne at last brought his groundbreaking production of Swan Lake to the historic theatre, 18 years after the conroversial show – which has now won more than thirty international theatre awards - was first seen at Sadlers’ Wells.

Review: New Jersey Nights at the Theatre Royal Bath

Gazette Series: Review: New Jersey Nights at the Theatre Royal Bath

4:50pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

NEW Jersey Nights featuring the songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons opened at Bath's Theatre Royal last night.

Finding Fame at the Bristol Hippodrome

Gazette Series: Fame the Musical - credit Hugo Glendinning (6379093)

1:53pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

BASED on the Oscar winning musical film and hugely successful TV series, 'Fame – the musical' is back at the Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday, May 27 for one week, as part of a major UK tour.






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