Mells Daffodil Festival, Mells, nr Frome Mon 2 April
World famous dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta *swoon *, who just happens to live in the locale, will be opening this year’s celebrations – one of the best village fairs in Somerset.
The Carole King Musical, Bristol Hippodrome, Tues 3 – Sat 7 April
The very rich tapestry of the singer-songwriter’s life and work.
Macbeth ROH Live Screening, The Brewhouse Taunton and other cinemas around Somerset, Weds 4 April
Verdi was so inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy, calling it ‘one of the greatest creations of man’, that he created his own version. Remember the story? Man overhears three witches saying that he’ll become the King of Scotland and, with the help of his pushy wife, decides to make sure the prophecy comes true. It doesn’t go well. Find a cinema near you. More live screenings this month include the National Theatre’s Julius Caesar (Fri 6 April) and Royal Shakespeare Company’s Macbeth (Weds 11 April).
Mary Stuart, Theatre Royal Bath, Weds 4 – Sat 14 April
The brilliant Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly Deeply; Bend it Like Beckham) and Lia Williams (Wallis Simpson in The Crown) toss a coin to decide who will play Mary Queen of Scots and who will play Elizabeth I at each performance of Friedrich Schiller’s play.
The Fabulous La Voix, Komedia Bath, Fri 6 April
Britain’s Got Talent and Ab Fab movie’s La Voix take big divas – Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, Cher – and makes ’em her own.
Kim Wilde: Here Come the Aliens, Westlands, Yeovil, Fri 6 April
The kid’s not in America, she’s in Somerset.
Vegan market, Cheese & Grain, Frome Sat 7 April
Plant-based food, drink, clothes, gifts and cruelty-free cosmetics at the first of a regular vegan market – always on the first Sat of the month.
Mediaeval Falconry Day, Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Sat 7 April
Fantastic flying displays, info and majestic birds, plus all their Easter stuff.