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What's On

These amateur productions are on in Somerset over the next six weeks. 

The list is updated automatically from the Somerset Fellowship of Drama Diary which shows brief details of all productions planned for up to 12 months ahead. You may be able to see a bit more detail of current productions by looking on the What's On Somerset Drama Facebook page

 

Please send Roger Price diary@somersetdrama.org.uk an image (usually a jpg of your poster) if you want your show to appear here...

 

Hot Mikado
Hot Mikado
by David Bell & Rob Bowman (Adapted)
Weston super Mare Operatic Society
24 April 2019 to 27th April 2019 - 7:30pm also Sat at 2:30pm
Venue
Playhouse Theatre, WSM
Director
Simon Duffill
Box Office
01934 645544

David Beach Entry
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
by Cole Porter
Milborne Port Opera
24 April 2019 to 27th April 2019 - 7:30pm
The show is full of wonderful characters and the plot is largely irrelevant; but it involves unrequited love, the apprehension of dangerous criminals, a lot of disguises and marvellous singing.
Venue
Milborne Port Opera
Director
Booth, Gosney and Stones
Box Office
milbornrportopera.co.uk

David Beach Entry
Dangerous Corner
Dangerous Corner
by J B Priestley
Ilminster Entertainments Society
24 April 2019 to 27th April 2019 - 7:30pm
JB Priestley's first play is filled with intrigue, lies, treachery, and a thirst for 'the truth' no matter what is uncovered on the way
Venue
The Warehouse Theatre
Director
Irene Glynn
Box Office
www.seaty.co.uk/warehouse

Phoebe Rees Entry
A Bunch of Amateurs
A Bunch of Amateurs
by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
West Huntspill Players
24 April 2019 to 27th April 2019 - 7:45pm
Jefferson Steel from the States is to perform as King Lear at Stratford; imagine his hilarious chagrin as he realises he's at an "Am Dram" society NOT The Royal Shakespeare Company!
Venue
The Balliol Hall, West Huntspill
Director
June Kenkins
Box Office
01278 785651

Phoebe Rees Entry
Time of My Life
Time of My Life
by Alan Ayckbourn
Axbridge Community Theatre
24 April 2019 to 27th April 2019 - 7:30pm
In a cheesy restaurant, the Stratton family gather, for the formidable Laura’s birthday celebration. Her son’s new girlfriend’s outrageous behaviour precipitates a hilarious evening of revelation, conflict and dire consequences.
Venue
Axbridge Town Hall
Director
John Bailey
Box Office
07581 569751 or www.thicketsource.co.uk/axbridgecommumitytheatre
Death's Desire
Death's Desire
by Robert Scott
The Trull Players
26 April 2019 to 27th April 2019 - 7:30pm
A dark drama; Lawrence’s latest therapy client is both challenging and a little scary – all is not as it seems as we flit between the present and his previous escapades
Venue
Trull Memorial Hall
Director
Jen Whitworth & Dave Jones
Box Office
07999 954857 or www.trullplayers.org.uk

SFD Concessions
Phoebe Rees Entry
Sister Act
Sister Act
by Menken, Steinkellner & Slater
Bridgwater Operatic Society
30 April 2019 to 4th May 2019 - 7:30pm also Sat at 2:30pm
Nightclub Diva Delores van Cartier witnesses a crime and when the cops hide her in a convent, she inspires the sisters to act to find their voices - with sparkle and pizzaz!
Venue
McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater
Box Office
01278 662181

David Beach Entry
Cats
Cats
by Andrew Llotd Webber
Taunton Amateur Operatic Society
30 April 2019 to 5th May 2019 - See Diary Pages for details
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger- than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks
Venue
Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Director
Alan Foster
Box Office
01823 283244

SFD Concessions
David Beach Entry
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
WODS Musical Theatre Company
01 May 2019 to 4th May 2019 - 7:30pm also Sat at 2:30pm
Using original Shakespearian text, you will be in for a galactic night of song, dance and laughter… we are boldly going to take Shakespeare to infinity and beyond!!!
Venue
Theatre in the Hut, BS23 2SW
Director
Blair Riddick
Box Office
www.worleoperatic.co.uk/tickets
The School for Scandal
The School for Scandal
by Richard Sheridan
Swan Theatre Company
06 May 2019 to 11th May 2019 - 7:45pm
Venue
Swan Theatre, Yeovil

Phoebe Rees Entry
Agatha Crusty & the Village Hall Murders
Agatha Crusty & the Village Hall Murders
by Derek Webb
CUDOS
08 May 2019 to 11th May 2019 - 7:30pm
Derek Webb’s murder mystery spoof has some lovely lines as crime novelist Agatha Crusty – pronounced Croostay, as in Bucket as Hyacinth might say – arrives to stay with her sister-in-law and finds herself in the midst of a killing spree
Venue
Victoria Hall, Crewkerne
Director
Ann Brolly
Box Office
01460 74380

Phoebe Rees Entry
Starlight Express
Starlight Express
by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Richard Stilgoe
Motiv8 Productions
09 May 2019 to 18th May 2019 - See Diary Pages for details
Venue
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

David Beach Entry
Cinderella Competition Awards Evening
Cinderella Competition Awards Evening
Somerset fellowship of Drama
11 May 2019 - 7:00pm for 7:30pm prompt
Venue
Rookery Manor, BS24 0JB

Cinderella Trophy Entry
Black Coffee
Black Coffee
by Agatha Christie
Bradford Players
16 May 2019 to 18th May 2019 - 7:30pm also Sat at 2:30pm
Poirot and Hastings are summoned to visit famous physicist but discover on arrival his murder. Plot revolves around stolen formula, with Poirot deducing which guest/family member is the killer.
Venue
Bradford-on-Tone Village Hall
Director
Emma Vicarage
Box Office
07581 880807

Phoebe Rees Entry
A Bunch of Amateurs
A Bunch of Amateurs
by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Failand Drama Circle
16 May 2019 to 18th May 2019 - 7:30pm
Jefferson Steele, fading Hollywood star, comes to Stratford to play King Lear. However, instead of Stratford-on-Avon this is Stratford, Somerset and the cast are a bunch of amateurs.
Venue
Failand Village Hall
Director
Felicity Peries
Box Office
01275 847766

SFD Concessions
Phoebe Rees Entry
The Wiz
The Wiz
by William F Brown & Charles Smalls
Nailsea Musicals
17 May 2019 to 18th May 2019 - 7:30pm also Sat at 2:30pm
The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. This timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly, modern musical and one of the most popular shows in the Samuel French catalog.
Venue
Scotch Horn Centre, Nailsea
Director
Laura Shields
Box Office
www.nailseamusicals.org.uk

David Beach Entry
Company
Company
by Stephen Sondheim
Tickenham Drama Group
21 May 2019 to 25th May 2019 - 7:30pm also Sat at 2:30pm
Company is a modern musical revolving around Billy a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship. He has three girlfriends and five married couples who are his best friends
Venue
Tickenham Village Hall
Director
Owen James
Box Office
www.ticketsource.co.uk/tickenhamdramagroup

David Beach Entry
Funny Money
Funny Money
by Ray Cooney
Roadwater Players Amateur Dramatic Society
21 May 2019 to 25th May 2019 - 7:30pm
A find of a life changing sum of money, a decision to leave for Spain immediately, a reluctant wife, visiting friends, two bent policemen and a persistent taxi driver all leading to chaos – a farce indeed!
Venue
Roadwater Village Hall
Director
Ben Lintott
Box Office
www.roadwaterplayers.Org

Phoebe Rees Entry
Caught in the Net
Caught in the Net
by Ray Cooney
The Civic Players
22 May 2019 to 25th May 2019 - 7:45pm
A fast paced farce about a man with 2 families, who's daughter and son have met over the internet and want to meet, unknowing they are actually brother and sister.
Venue
Swan Theatre, Yeovil
Director
Pete Fernandez
Box Office
07593 539593

Phoebe Rees Entry
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
by Fellowes, Stiles & Drew
Castaway Theatre Group
30 May 2019 to 1st June 2019 - 7:00pm also Sat at 2:00pm
Kenneth Grahame's wild tale about the thrill-seeking Mr Toad comes to life in a new musical by Julian Fellowes and Stiles and Drew. Castaway Theatre Group are excited to be bring this riotous comedy to the stage.
Venue
Octagon Theatre, yeovil
Director
Jeremy Tustin
Box Office
01935 422884

David Beach Youth Entry