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Peter Pan, The Regal Theatre, Minehead, Tues 1 August

Chapterhouse Theatre Tick tock, tick tock. The croc, Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook and all, up on the north Somerset coast tonight.

Twelfth Night, Forde Abbey, Chard, Tues 1 August

If music be the food of love, play on! Cross-dressing, lurve and confusion in the open air in Folksy Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy.  Also on at the Ecos Amphitheater Theatre in Frome Weds 2 August.

Looking at Lucian, Ustinov Studio, Bath, Thurs 3 August- Sat 3 Sept

See something before your London mates – there’s a world premiere up in Bath this month. Double Olivier Award winner Henry Goodman stars as Lucian Freud in a fly-on-the-wall drama about the famous portraitist.

Valley Fest, Chew Valley, Fri 4-Sun 6 August

Sunset Valley Fest signOrganic food, eclectic music and all round good times in an idyllic location on the banks of the Chew Valley lake just south of Bristol.

Dirty Dancing, Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet, Sat 5 August

Patrick Swazy and Jennifer GreyNot in amongst the designer clothes and homewares but outside in the 3.5 acres of perfectly groomed gardens with its impressive viaduct.

Glastonbury Extravaganza, Glastonbury Abbey, Sat 5 August

Good vibrations from The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Corrine Bailey Rae and the Black Dyke Band (a famous Yorkshire brass band in case you were wondering),  followed by fireworks.

Frome-on-Sea at the Frome Independent, Sun 6 August

Frome on sea red and white striped deckchairsSomerset’s smallest urban beach, with real sand, deckchairs, buckets and spades and even a ride on a donkey – plus all the usual brilliant makers, designers, vintage stalls, food and drink at the famous monthly market.

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