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Displaying events between 14 April 2024 and 30 April 2024

Aled Jones Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before. He was the boy treble who captivated the world with his angelic voice. Selling over seven million albums, Aled was the original, classical crossover star. His recording of Walking in the Air, from the animated film The Snowman, firmly established him as a household name and he has become an integral part of the nation's festivities. Equally at home on the classical stage, or starring in musical theatre productions in London West End, his credits include lead roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. As a singer, Aled is in demand globally and has performed in the world's most iconic venues, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Sydney Opera House. A favourite with the Royal Family, he even gave a private performance to King Charles III in Kensington Palace. He is an award-winning television broadcaster and radio presenter who’s interviewed hundreds of A-List stars over the years. He heads up BBC’s Songs of Praise and his own Saturday and Sunday morning shows on Classic FM. Now, after 40 years in the business, he’s looking back on a remarkable career with a one-man show, that will feature never-before-heard music, tales from the decades and for the first time, his story told in his own words. It's time to come Full Circle. Dates: Thu 18 Booking and More Information
CCS: Emma Johnson and Friends EMMA JOHNSON AND FRIENDS
World-renowned clarinettist, Emma Johnson, is joined by her best chamber music friends, Thomas Carroll cello and Andrew West Piano, both soloists in their own right.

BEETHOVEN: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in B flat Op.11
BRAHMS: Sonata for Clarinet in F minor Op.120 No.1
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Sonata
BRAHMS: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor Op.114

Dates: Thu 25 Booking and More Information
Dune II (12A) Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Cast:
Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Walken, Rebecca Ferguson, Florence Pugh, Léa Seydoux, Zendaya , Stephen McKinley Henderson, Souheila Yacoub, Austin Butler, Timothée Chalamet, Tim Blake Nelson
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Dates: Mon 15, Tue 16 Booking and More Information
G's Dance: 18+ Heels Choreography A class that is purely one of a kind in the area. Slip into something that makes you feel WOW and come and rediscover how amazing you really are. These classes are all about fuelling that inner confidence, strutting your stuff, and dancing in ways (and heels) surrounded by nothing but support you’d only dream of on a Wednesday night!
Intermediate 18+
COVERED BY GEORGINA BALL
Dates: Wed 17, Wed 24 Booking and More Information
G's Dance: Heels Core Technique For those dying to roll, twist, turn and drop in those heels BUT are potentially a bit nervous this is the class for YOU. Just as unique, supportive, and sassy as the Wednesday class, Core Technique is slower paced and all about building those foundations to get you ready for that next “step”.
Beginner 18+ COVERED BY GEORGINA BALL
Dates: Thu 18, Thu 25 Booking and More Information
G's Dance: Pro Weekly WERKshops A class that focuses on current and exciting dance styles for up and coming or passionate and re-igniting that flame performer! From Commercial to Jazz, MT to Lyrical this class will cover your dance wants and needs no matter where you are in life and career.
Intermediate 15+.
Dates: Wed 17, Wed 24 Booking and More Information
Iain Stirling: RELEVANT The BAFTA-winning comedian, ‘national sensation’ (Evening Standard) and ‘extremely funny’ (Daily Telegraph) Iain Stirling, is bringing his intuitive razor-sharp humour back on tour with a brand new stand-up show for 2024.

As the iconic voice of Love Island, star and writer of sitcom Buffering on ITV, and with his own stand-up special, Failing Upwards, on Prime Video, Iain hits the road once more with a brand new hour (of jokes) in his biggest tour to date! (It’s called RELEVANT if you’re interested).

Age recommendation 14+
Dates: Sat 20 Booking and More Information
Legends: The Divas Three icons of music. Six decades of hits. One amazing concert.

Celebrate the soundtrack of your life with this brand-new show featuring three of the most acclaimed and beloved divas of modern times – Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, and Beyonce Knowles.

Accompanied by a full live band, take a journey through six decades of the trio’s biggest hits, along with some very special iconic classics. Book early for this truly spell-binding live music event.
Dates: Fri 26 Booking and More Information
Mothers' Instinct (15) Starring Academy Award winners Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway, Mothers’ Instinct is an unnerving psychological thriller about two best friends and neighbors, Alice and Céline, whose perfect lives in ‘60s suburbia are shattered by a tragic accident involving one of their children. Marking the directorial debut of acclaimed cinematographer Benoit Delhomme, we follow Alice and Céline as their familial bonds are gradually undermined by guilt and paranoia and a gripping battle of wills develops, revealing the darker side of maternal love.

Cast:
Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway
Director:
Benoît Delhomme
Dates: Mon 22, Tue 23 Booking and More Information
Movement Through Cancer Movement Through Cancer is a movement and dance class taking place at Westlands Entertainment Venue in Yeovil, designed specifically for anyone undergoing cancer treatment, in recovery, and those affected by cancer. The sessions are led by a team of specially trained, friendly teachers, with support of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and The Octagon Theatre.
The creative dance and movement-based sessions are a chance to explore moving and dancing to music in a relaxed, uplifting and fun environment. Participants will be supported throughout with seated and standing options, plus time to connect and chat over a free cup of tea or coffee at the end of every session.
When: Monday's 1:30pm - 3pm
Where: Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil, BA20 2DD
Summer Term: 22 April – 8 July (no sessions on 6 May, 27 May)
£4 suggested donation per week
For ages 18+
Spaces are limited so advanced booking is advised

Free Parking. Step-free access. A carer / partner / friend is welcome to attend with you for free.
Dates: Mon 22, Mon 29 Booking and More Information
Octagon Dance Performance Group Join us for this creative class for adults with different abilities aimed at able-bodied and non-able-bodied participants. Our integrated comtemporary dance group is ideal for those who enjoy being on the stage and performing, learning new dance skills, improving your fitness, having fun and moving to music.

You will be working towards a performance at this years SHiNE show here at Westlands Entertainment Venue.

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil, BA20 2DD
Time: Tuesday’s 1:30pm – 3pm
Age Group: 18+
Price: £5 per week
Teacher: Anna Golding & Mickey Bonome
Dates: Tue 16, Tue 23, Tue 30 Booking and More Information
Octagon Inclusive Dance - Morning Class This is a creative class for adults with different abilities in Somerset. An inclusive contemporary dance class for disabled adults and their carers in Somerset, who are looking to learn new dance skills, improve fitness, have fun and move to music.
The sessions are fully inclusive and accessible with an emphasis on self-expression, fun and building friendships. The sessions are led and delivered by a professional team of artists and a dedicated support worker.
Carers can either take part in the session or are welcome to take some time out and relax in our Lounge Bar at Westlands.

If you would like a better idea of the type of activity and dance you will be taking part in at the sessions check out this video, where you will meet Anna’s integrated dance group called No Limits based in Bridport: https://youtu.be/jBzwRaTJir8

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil, BA20 2DD
Time: Tuesday’s 10:30am – 12noon
Age Group: 18+
Price: £5 per week
Teacher: Anna Golding & Mickey Bonome
Dates: Tue 16, Tue 23, Tue 30 Booking and More Information
Octagon Lunchtime Tappers: Katey Leader Time: 12noon – 1pm Age Group: 16+ years Price: £5 per week

Teacher: Katey Leader

Venue: Octagon Theatre

Get those toes tappin' with these fun sessions, great for developing rhythm, co-ordination and keeping fit. For more information please contact Katey Leader: [email protected]
Dates: Tue 16, Tue 30 Booking and More Information
Octagon Street Dance Juniors: Carrie Madgwick Time: 5 – 5:45pm
Age Group: 5-9 years
Price: £5 per week
Teacher: Carrie Madgwick
Venue: Octagon Theatre
Capacity per class: 16 Spaces
Energetic, lively, structured classes which improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, muscular strength and confidence. Learn the latest funky moves, routines and dance styles with all your favourite music. For more information please contact Carrie Madgwick on [email protected].
Dates: Thu 18, Thu 25 Booking and More Information
Octagon Street Dance Seniors: Carrie Madgwick Time: 6 – 6:45pm
Age Group: 10-16 years
Price: £5 per week
Teacher: Carrie Madgwick
Venue: Octagon Theatre
Capacity per class: 16 Spaces
Energetic, lively, structured classes which improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, muscular strength and confidence. Learn the latest funky moves, routines and dance styles with all your favourite music. For more information please contact Carrie Madgwick: [email protected].
Dates: Thu 18, Thu 25 Booking and More Information
Octagon Teatime Tappers: Katey Leader Time: 5:45 – 6:45pm Age Group: 16+ years Price: £5 per week

Teacher: Katey Leader

Venue: Octagon Theatre

Get those toes tappin' with these fun sessions, great for developing rhythm, co-ordination and keeping fit. For more information please contact Katey Leader: [email protected]
Dates: Mon 15, Mon 22, Mon 29 Booking and More Information
Octagon Youth Theatre: Juniors Octagon Youth Theatre (Juniors)
Be a part of The Octagon Youth Theatre’s Junior Company, where you’ll get opportunities to perform and be involved in performances both on and off stage. In our youth theatre sessions you’ll play lots of games, create and tell your own stories, develop characters, work from scripts and learn to work as part of a team and theatre company. Our sessions are designed to build confidence, and are the perfect opportunity to make new friends and have fun.
You don’t need any experience to join our Octagon Youth Theatre, just bring energy and a willingness to get creative. The emphasis is on being creative and on enjoyment, but also to be pushed to create something brilliant.
There are no auditions for taking part and everyone is welcome.
Westlands Entertainment Venue is fully accessible. Please let us know any access needs you have in advance.
Time: Thursday’s 5pm - 6pm
Age Group: 7 - 11 years
Price: £5 per week
Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue
Sessions will be led by experienced facilitator, director and teacher Sarah Lowery.
Dates: Thu 18, Thu 25 Booking and More Information
Octagon Youth Theatre: Seniors Octagon Youth Theatre (Seniors)
Be a part of The Octagon Youth Theatre’s Junior Company, where you’ll get opportunities to perform and be involved in performances both on and off stage. In our youth theatre sessions you’ll play lots of games, create and tell your own stories, develop characters, work from scripts and learn to work as part of a team and theatre company. Our sessions are designed to build confidence, and are the perfect opportunity to make new friends and have fun.
Come and join our dynamic rehearsal room and learn how to devise original and exciting theatre from scratch. If you are aged 12-18, this is an excellent opportunity to push yourself to the next level. You don’t need any experience to join our Octagon Youth Theatre, just bring energy and a willingness to get creative. The emphasis is on being creative and on enjoyment, but also to be pushed to create something brilliant.
There are no auditions for taking part and everyone is welcome.
Westlands Entertainment Venue is fully accessible. Please let us know any access needs you have in advance.
Time: Thursday’s 6.15pm – 7.15pm
Age Group: 12 - 18 years
Price: £5 per week
Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue
Sessions will be led by experienced facilitator, director and teacher Sarah Lowery.
Dates: Thu 18, Thu 25 Booking and More Information
Parkinsons Dance A fun and creative movement-based class, designed specifically to address the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

With support of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and The Octagon Theatre, classes are led by a team of two specially trained, friendly teachers, using the Parkinson’s Dance Science model that combines creative dance, research evidence and physiotherapeutic effect. Classes feature a variety of dance styles, focusing on: posture, strength, coordination, balance, creativity, suppleness and most of all, fun!

Participants will be supported throughout with seated and standing options, plus time to chat over a free cup of tea or coffee at the end of every session.

When: Mondays 10am - 11.30am
Where: Ridgway Hall, Staceys Court, Bow Street, Langport, TA10 9PQ
Summer Term: 22 April – 8 July (no sessions on 6 May, 27 May)

£4 suggested donation per week
Spaces are limited so advanced booking is advised

Free Parking. Step-free access. A carer / partner / friend is welcome to attend with you for free.

Classes are part of the Octagon Theatre’s Arts Engagement & Outreach programme. The Parkinson Dance Science Model was co-founded by Neuro-Physiotherapist Dr Sophia Hulbert and Dance Artist Aimee Hobbs with support from Pavilion Dance South West.

All bookings are subject to a £2 transaction Fee.
Dates: Mon 22, Mon 29 Booking and More Information
Pop Princesses 2024 POP PRINCESSES
A Magical show where beautiful Princesses become Pop Stars!

This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. The four fabulous Fairy tale Princesses are back with their NEW SHOW for 2024. They just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix!
Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift. Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus all the best songs from all your favourite Films and Musicals. Come and join the fun!
Dates: Sun 21 Booking and More Information
Project Dance Presents: Collective Project Dance Presents: Collective

Back by popular demand, Project Dance proudly returns home to Yeovil to host a magical evening of dance and music, celebrating the very best of local talent in Somerset. Featuring exclusive new works from the Project Dance Company, all proceeds from Collective will go towards supporting The Octagon Theatre's transformation into a flagship cultural hub for the South West.
Dates: Sun 28 Booking and More Information
Silver Swans Ballet Class: Emilie Woan Whether you’re an experienced dancer, have briefly dabbled, or are a complete novice, we welcome all older learners of any ability. It’s never too late to enjoy ballet, getting lost in the music and the movement, finding muscles you’d forgotten about. You’ll glide out of the studio feeling unstoppable.

For more information please contact Emilie Woan.

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue (This class is in person, following current covid guidelines.)
Time: 9.15am-10.15am
Age Group: 50+
Price: £6.00 per week
Teacher: Emilie Woan.
Dates: Thu 18, Thu 25 Booking and More Information
Somerset Graduate Dancers Join us for weekly dance sessions to build & create Contemporary performance pieces and explore a variety techniques and repertoire. As well as exploring choreography, these sessions will help dancers maintain flexibility and strength through yoga inspired practices.

These sessions aim to give Somerset Dancers an opportunity to continue training with other dancers from a range of backgrounds, make new friends, network and have fun!

The perfect mid-week class to keep your body moving and creativity flowing.


Venue: The Octagon Theatre (This class is in person, following current covid guidelines.)
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Age Group: 16+ years
Price: £6 per week
Teacher: Darcy Berkley / Natalie Hyde / Katey Leader
Dates: Wed 17, Wed 24 Booking and More Information
Somerset Youth Dance Juniors: Katey Leader Calling all dance enthusiasts aged 8-12! Join the Somerset Youth Dance team for a fun hour of dance every Monday afternoon, learning a variety of dance styles such as Contemporary, Jazz and Street Dance. You will learn steps and techniques which will help form routines for exciting performance opportunities.

Participants will develop their own personal style, flare and creative ideas, helping them build confidence and self-esteem! Somerset Youth Dance Juniors is the perfect class for children to make friends and release some energy.

Somerset Youth Dance, Tiny Dancers & Octagon Tappers are run by Katey Leader & the team from Leaders in Dance, in partnership with The Octagon Theatre. For more information you can email [email protected] or check out www.leadersindance.com

Venue: The Octagon Theatre
Time: Monday 4:30 – 5:30pm
Age Group: 8 – 12 years
Price: £5 per week
Teacher: Katey Leader
Dates: Mon 15, Mon 22, Mon 29 Booking and More Information
Somerset Youth Dance Tinys: Katey Leader Calling all those 4-7 year olds who can’t stop dancing! Join the Somerset Youth Dance team for lots of fun dancing every Saturday morning, learning a variety of dance styles such as Contemporary, Street Dance & Jazz.

The children will learn steps and techniques which will help form routines for exciting performance opportunities. Their own personal styles and creative ideas are encouraged throughout, helping them build confidence and self-esteem! Somerset Youth Dance Tinys is the perfect class for children to make friends and have fun.

Somerset Youth Dance, Tiny Dancers & Octagon Tappers are run by Katey Leader & the team from Leaders in Dance, in partnership with The Octagon Theatre. For more information you can email [email protected] or check out www.leadersindance.com

Venue: The Octagon Theatre
Time: Monday 3.50pm – 4.30pm
Age Group: 4 – 7 years
Price: £5 per week
Teacher: Katey Leader
Dates: Mon 15, Mon 22, Mon 29 Booking and More Information
The 80s Show Get ready to step back in time and relive the iconic sounds of the greatest musical era as THE 80s SHOW transports you on a nostalgic journey, celebrating and showcasing the unforgettable hits that defined a generation with an electrifying production to match!

From the infectious pop melodies of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Wham! to the rock anthems of Bon Jovi and Tears for Fears plus a few nice surprises, this show will have everyone dancing and singing along to their favourite 80s tunes.

Featuring an exceptional line-up of musicians including saxophone and percussionist, THE 80s SHOW guarantees an authentic and high-energy performance that will capture the essence of the era. These talented artists have meticulously studied the original recordings, ensuring that every note and every sound is flawlessly recreated, delivering an unforgettaable live experience.

To complement the incredible music, THE 80s SHOW will also feature visually stunning big screen footage and a dazzling light and laser show that will enhance the atmosphere and create a truly unforgeDable and immersive spectacle. Prepare to be mesmerized as the stage comes alive with an explosion of vibrant colours, synchronized with the music, and designed to transport you back to the glory days of the 80s.

Whether you were a child of the 80s or simply appreciate the timeless music of that era, THE 80s SHOW is a must-see event that promises to deliver an unforgettable night of entertainment. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of the biggest 80s bands, brought to life by incredible musicians, a mesmerizing multi-media experience, and a stunning light show.

Frankie says "Don't miss it!”
Dates: Fri 19 Booking and More Information
The Four Seasons Four Seasons is a theatrical love letter to nature for children and their families.

Join our intrepid team of magical gardeners as they tend to the marvellous menagerie of flora and fauna at every stage of nature’s miraculous journey. Four Seasons is a celebration of the wonder and weirdness of nature and our place within it, all set to an exciting score of seasonally inspired tracks including, of course, Vivaldi’s iconic piece.

Expect enchanting and innovative theatre featuring puppetry, physical theatre and clowning fun – everything we’ve come to expect from Olivier Award-winning Little Bulb (Hibernation, CBEEBIES’ The Nutcracker).
Dates: Sun 14 Booking and More Information
The Octagon Choir If you love singing, then why not join our choir! Make new friends and generally have fun. The ability to read music is an advantage but is not essential, first and foremost we want people who love to sing. Venue: Westlands. Time: 7 – 9pm. Age Group: 14+ years. Price: £5 per week. Teacher: Adam Burgan. Dates: Mon 15, Mon 29 Booking and More Information
THUMKA: Bollywood Dance Title: THUMKA: Bollywood Dance
Price: £5 per week
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm (45min class)
Age: 18+
Teacher: Chhavi Gupta
Get ready to embrace this exciting new dance style. In addition to being gorgeous to watch, Bollywood is a fun and enjoyable dance style that can double up as a cardio workout. Bollywood dance is a fantastic workout with a feel-good factor. It’s great for everyone from all walks of life – whether your older, younger, a seasoned performer or a complete dance novice! Fancy giving it a go?
Come and join us at Octagon Theatre studio with Chhavi every week.
Dates: Tue 16, Tue 23, Tue 30 Booking and More Information
Vindication Swim (PG) The inspirational story of Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the English Channel and her battle against both the cold waters of the Channel and the oppressive society of 1920s England.

Cast:
James Wilby, Justin Hayward, Kirsten Callaghan, John Locke, Victoria Summer
Director:
Elliott Hasler
Dates: Mon 29, Tue 30 Booking and More Information

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