Muddy Guide: Thurs 24-Weds 30 March
Not everything’s about Easter and kids this week…
Motionhouse: Broken The Octagon, Yeovil, Thurs 24 March
An adrenaline filled spectacle of multi-media – expect dance, theatre, circus, acrobatics and film – as six dancers from the award-winning company Motionhouse explore our relationship with planet Earth at The Octagon.
7.30pm, £15/£13.50 concs. The Octagon Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1UX. Tel 01935 422884. octagon-theatre.co.uk.
Textile fair, Ilminster Arts Centre, Thurs 24 March
Come and have a rummage at Ilminster Arts Centre‘s textile Fair. Curated by the West Country’s A Talent for Textiles, you’ll find vintage textiles, haberdashery, linens and fashions.
9.30am-4pm, free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster TA19 0AN. Tel 01460 54973. themeetinghouse.org.uk
Mamma Mia, Bristol Hippodrome, Fri 25 March-Sat 7 May
Did you know that the London production of Mamma Mia has been seen by 10 percent of the entire UK population? And that the show was the first western musical ever to be seen in China? You can catch the ultimate feelgood musical about lurve, family and friendship on an idyllic Greek island and hum along to ABBA at the Bristol Hippodrome on the show’s first UK tour.
7.30pm; matinees Wed & Sat 2.30p. From £15. Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ. atgtickets.com
Swan Lake, The Brewhouse, Taunton, Fri 25-Sat 26 March
Handsome prince falls in love with woman who’s swan by day and beautiful woman by night, and then complicates matters even further by accidentally proposing to her evil double at a party. It doesn’t all come right in the end but you’ll love being put through the wringer by the wonderful Vienna Festival Ballet and glorious music by Tchaikovsky at The Brewhouse this weekend.
7.30 Fri & Sat; 2.30pm Sat. £20 adults, £14 under 14s. The Brewhouse, Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL. Tel 01823283244. thebrewhouse.net
Rehearsal for Murder, Theatre Royal, Bath, Tues 29 March-Sat 2 April
Over at the Theatre Royal, Playwright Alex Dennison (Robert Daws, The Royal, Poldark) is heartbroken when his fiance commits suicide on the opening night of her stage debut; a year later the same cast and crew are gathered for a reading of his new play. Turns out Alex believes Monica was murdered and the new play is a ploy to uncover her killer.
Tues &Weds 7.30pm. Thurs-Sat 8pm, matinees Weds, Thurs & Sat 2.30pm. £17.50-£33.50. Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET. Tel 01225 448844. theatreroyal.org.uk
The Dave Newton Trio with The Three Tenors, Ilminster Arts Centre, Fri 25 March
No, not those three tenors, but tenor sax players Art Themen, Don Weller and Brandon Allen with pianist Dave Newton. Top quality modern jazz at the Ilminster Arts Centre from three musicians well-known on the jazz scene, you can make an evening of it with a pre-show supper.
8pm (pre-show supper at 7pm). £18 (£31 with supper). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster TA19 0AN. Tel 01460 54973. themeetinghouse.org.uk