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Displaying events between 01 June 2024 and 30 June 2024

Back To Black (15) BACK TO BLACK will focus on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity and honesty that infused everything she did. A journey that took her from the craziness and colour of 90’s Camden High Street to global adoration - and back again, BACK TO BLACK crashes through the looking glass of celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.

Cast:
Lesley Manville, Eddie Marsan, Jack O'Connell, Marisa Abela
Director:
Sam Taylor-Johnson
Dates: Mon 03, Tue 04 Booking and More Information
Cheesy Bingo Party: June 24 The ultimate cheesy party experience! A mix of bingo and a whole load of the cheesiest party music you ever heard! Win prizes, dance, sing and party like your life depends on it! It's Bingo with a whole tube of cheese sauce poured all over it. You can expect to hear: Britney, Aqua, Madness, Wham, Sclub, Steps, Village People, Cyndy Lauper, Gina G, Bros, and loads more - all whilst trying to win some equally cheesy prizes Embrace The Cheese! Age restrictions: 18+ Only Dates: Fri 28 Booking and More Information
Dance Sing Shine 2024 The Helen Laxton School of Dance & The
Somerset School of Performing Arts perform a
high energy variety show, featuring some of the
most talented young performers in the region.
Dates: Sun 30 Booking and More Information
Ed Gamble: Hot Diggity Dog Ed Gamble has minced a load of meat (thoughts), piped it into a casing (show) and it’s coming to a bun (venue) near you.
There will be all your classic Gamble ranting, raving and spluttering but he’s doing fine mentally. Promise.

“Mesmerically funny and original…consistently eye-wateringly hilarious” ★★★★
Rachel Aroesti, The I
“A Class Act. Comedy Gold” ★★★★
Saffron Swire, Time Out
“Platefuls of stand-up talent…You can bet on Gamble to deliver laughs”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“Gamble shows masterful comedy skills” ★★★★
Steve Bennett, Chortle

Co-host of the award-winning mega-hit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, judge on Great British Menu, Taskmaster champion and host of Taskmaster the Podcast, and has his own special Blood Sugar available worldwide on Amazon Prime.
Also seen and heard on Mock the Week (BBC2), Live At the Apollo (BBC), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), QI (BBC2), Would I Lie To You (BBC) and Sunday mornings on Radio X alongside Matthew Crosby.



Approximate finish time 9.20pm
Dates: Fri 21 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 05, Wed 12, Wed 19, Wed 26 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 06, Thu 13, Thu 20, Thu 27 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 05, Wed 12, Wed 19, Wed 26 Booking and More Information
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (12A) Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Jason Reed (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.

Cast:
Kevin Durand, Owen Teague, Freya Allan, William H. Macy, Peter Macon
Director:
Wes Ball
Dates: Mon 17, Tue 18 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 03, Mon 10, Mon 17, Mon 24 Booking and More Information
Music Making Workshop: 12 - 18 Years The Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue in partnership with Evolve Music

Music-making activities that explore improvisation, songwriting, music technology, instrumental performance and games. These workshops are ideal for anyone who is new to music-making and would like to explore new ideas, connect with others and get creative.

These workshops will be led by Evolve Music who provide inclusive music services for communities in the South West. These workshops will help build new friendships and strengthen relationships in a fun, inclusive and joyful environment.

The building is fully accessible. Please let us know any access needs you have in advance.
‘£3 as subsidised by funding from Somerset Council’

For more information about Evolve Music, please visit www.evolvemusic.org.uk
Dates: Sat 01 Booking and More Information
Music Making Workshop: 6 - 11 Years The Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue in partnership with Evolve Music.

Music-making activities that explore improvisation, songwriting, music technology, instrumental performance and games. These workshops are ideal for anyone who is new to music-making and would like to explore new ideas, connect with others and get creative.

These workshops will be led by Evolve Music who provide inclusive music services for communities in the South West. These workshops will help build new friendships and strengthen relationships in a fun, inclusive and joyful environment.

The building is fully accessible. Please let us know any access needs you have in advance.
‘£3 as subsidised by funding from Somerset Council’

For more information about Evolve Music, please visit www.evolvemusic.org.uk

We want to make sure that everyone in our community can access opportunities to be creative. That’s why we’ve created The SHiNE Bursary Fund, offering discounted or free places for individuals of all ages to attend a participation class or workshop being hosted by The Octagon & Westlands, Yeovil. For more information on how to apply please visit www.westlandsyeovil.co.uk/discover-more/shine-bursary-fund/
Dates: Sat 01 Booking and More Information
Music Making Workshop: Adults (18+ Years) The Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue in partnership with Evolve Music

Music-making activities that explore improvisation, songwriting, music technology, instrumental performance and games. These workshops are ideal for anyone who is new to music-making and would like to explore new ideas, connect with others and get creative.

These workshops will be led by Evolve Music who provide inclusive music services for communities in the South West. These workshops will help build new friendships and strengthen relationships in a fun, inclusive and joyful environment.

The building is fully accessible. Please let us know any access needs you have in advance.
‘£3 as subsidised by funding from Somerset Council’

For more information about Evolve Music, please visit www.evolvemusic.org.uk
Dates: Sat 01 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 – 2:30pm
Age Group: 18+
Price: £5 per week
Teacher: Anna Golding & Mickey Bonome
Dates: Tue 04, Tue 11, Tue 18, Tue 25 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 04, Tue 11, Tue 18, Tue 25 Booking and More Information
Octagon Junior Choir Dates: Wed 05, Wed 12, Wed 19, Wed 26 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 04, Tue 11, Tue 18, Tue 25 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 06, Thu 13, Thu 20, Thu 27 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 06, Thu 13, Thu 20, Thu 27 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 03, Mon 10, Mon 17, Mon 24 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 06, Thu 13, Thu 20, Thu 27 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 06, Thu 13, Thu 20, Thu 27 Booking and More Information
Ordinary Angels (12A) Based on a remarkable true story, ORDINARY ANGELS centers on Sharon Steves (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed Schmitt (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.

Cast:
Amy Acker, Tamala Jones, Alan Ritchson, Hilary Swank, Nancy Travis, Drew Powell, Skywalker Hughes, Emily Mitchell
Director:
Jon Gunn
Dates: Mon 10, Tue 11 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 03, Mon 10, Mon 17, Mon 24 Booking and More Information
Paul Zerdin The America’s Got Talent winner is back with a brand-new comedy show for 2024. Join Paul and an array of ‘funny and sharp-tongued’ (The Observer) creations including Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox, as he takes to the road with a show which promises that ‘when you are not laughing, you will simply be left in awe’ (Three Weeks). As seen on Lost Voice Guy’s Christmas Comedy Club (ITV), Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), and Tonight At The London Palladium (ITV). 14+ Dates: Sun 02 Booking and More Information
Punt and Dennis Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt are back on tour for the first time in 10 years. Older but not really much wiser, they are returning to what they do best; sitting in traffic jams wondering if a different route would have been better, and then in the evening, presenting their new live show. What have they learned from a decade of following the news for Mock the Week and The Now Show? What wisdom has experience taught them? And have they learned any new jokes? Let’s hope so. They promise they have. Dates: Thu 13 Booking and More Information
SHiNE 2024 The Octagon Academy is the place to sing,
dance and perform for fun and enjoyment.
Shine is our annual showcase.
Our drama and dance groups along with The
Octagon Choir will perform for you in a joyous
celebration of music, drama and dance. The
Octagon Academy will also be joined by other
groups associated with the theatre to create a
thoroughly entertaining evening.
Dates: Sat 08 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 06, Thu 13, Thu 20, Thu 27 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 05, Wed 12, Wed 19, Wed 26 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 03, Mon 10, Mon 17, Mon 24 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 03, Mon 10, Mon 17, Mon 24 Booking and More Information
The Drifters The Drifters are back on tour in the UK performing all their classic hits including ‘Saturday Night at the Movies', ‘You’re More Than A Number,’ ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin’ In The Back Row’ and many more! Dates: Fri 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 03, Mon 17, Mon 24 Booking and More Information
The Simon & Garfunkel Story 2024 Simon and Garfunkel Story (The International Hit Show)
Following SOLD-OUT performances in London’s West End, a Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story continues to stun audiences across the globe, making it a must-see international sensation. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the international hit show also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!
"Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2."Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage
Dates: Fri 07 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 04, Tue 11, Tue 18, Tue 25 Booking and More Information
UPW June 2024: Somerset Slam Ultimate Pro Wrestling returns to the Westlands Entertainment Venue for another evening of family friendly LIVE wrestling entertainment.
The Blockbusters make their highly anticipated UPW tag-team debut.
In addition both the Undisputed UPW Champion and the BLW Women's Champion will be in action.
You do not miss out so get your tickets NOW!
Dates: Sun 09 Booking and More Information
UPW Somerset Slam 2024: Meet & Greet Meet all your favourite Ultimate Pro Wrestling stars directly after our Somerset Slam show on Sunday June 9th.
This is your opportunity to get photos and autographs from the talent performing on the night.
An exclusive show poster will be provided for you to get the autographs on.
Dates: Sun 09 Booking and More Information
Waitress: The Musical (12A) Waitress: The Musical
Starring Sara Bareilles
Directed by Brett Sullivan
Directed for the Stage By Diane Paulus
Follow Jenna Hunterson (Sara Bareilles), a small-town waitress and pie-maker with a loveless
marriage. When a baking contest offers her a chance at escape, she navigates love, dreams,
and newfound courage to take back control of her life.
Based on the beloved film of the same name, the musical adaptation was created with original
music and lyrics by singer Sara Bareilles. This recording was filmed during a live Broadway
performance of the musical.
Dates: Mon 24 Booking and More Information

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