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Footloose by David Ellis

WORLDWIDE favourite musical Footloose will be bursting onto a Weston-super-Mare stage next year.

Arthur Smith. Photo by Steve Ullathorne.

COMEDIAN Arthur Smith is bringing his impersonation of Leonard Cohen to a Weston-super-Mare stage this weekend, and he promises the show will be full of ‘laughter, redemption, reflection and a naked man’.

Craig Wright, owner of Stateside Diner.

A WESTON restaurant will reopen its doors this weekend promising a ‘fine-dining’ experience with a new menu and interior.

Caravan Palace arrives

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Caravan Palace. Photo by Jeremie Bouillon.

FRENCH electro band Caravan Palace will play in Bristol next month following the release of their latest album.

Political differences explored in Outsiders

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Outsiders.

POLITICAL play Outsiders will be performed to audiences in Bristol later this month.

Delightful Dickens retold on stage

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Dickens Abridged. Photo by Hydar Dewachi.

AUDIENCES are set to be taken on a journey through some of literature’s best-loved moments when a play documenting the life and works of Charles Dickens comes to Somerset for one night only.

An Inspector Calls. Photo by Mark Douet.

AWARD-WINNING play An Inspector Calls will be performed to Bath audiences during a limited run at the Theatre Royal.

WIN: Tickets to The Good Dinosaur

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Good Dinosaur

WHAT if the asteroid which wiped dinosaurs off the planet had missed Earth?

Barry Steele.

A TRIBUTE act to legendary singer Roy Orbison is set to delight audiences at The Playhouse next year.

The Playhouse

Margaret Thatcher comes to Wedmore

Thursday, November 19, 2015
A portrait of Pip Utton as Margaret Thatcher in 'Playing Maggie' at the Assembly Rooms for the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.

THE formidable Margaret Thatcher is coming back to life in a one-man show in a Somerset village.

Win:Be a Super Trouper with Abba tribute

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A PHENOMENAL tribute to one of the 1970s most popular bands, Abba, will be at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse at the beginning of next year.

Katherine Ryan returns to Weston-super-Mare

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Katherine Ryan.

CANADIAN comedian Katherine Ryan is on tour with new material and she will be at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse in February.

Meat Wave ready to make a splash in Bristol

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Meat Wave

THE past few years have been a whirlwind for Chicago-based alternative band Meat Wave and the fun looks set to continue.

Alan Davies.

COMEDIAN Alan Davies is taking on an extended edition of his autumn tour and will be at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse theatre later this month.


Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

Monday, November 16, 2015
Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard.

X FACTOR winner and three-time Brit nominee Alexandra Burke is starring as the lead role in hit musical The Bodyguard at Bristol’s Hippodrome.

Hunger Games finale hitting Weston screens

Monday, November 16, 2015
Hunger Games

ONE of the most eagerly-anticipated movies in years will hit the big screen this weekend, bringing the enormously popular Hunger Games series to a close.

Classic Christmas tale retold

Friday, November 13, 2015
Bob Cratchet, Tiny Tim and cast members.

A POPULAR local amateur dramatics group is performing one of the most famous Christmas stories of all time later this month.

Music man Wilson booked for Weston-super-Mare

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Kevin Bloody Wilson

AUSTRALIA’S comedy and music legend Kevin Bloody Wilson is gearing up for a return to the UK on this latest tour, billed as ‘an opportunity to tick from your bucket list’.

Dinosaur Zoo in Bath theatre

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Dinosaur Zoo.

DINOSAURS will be coming to life at the latest show to arrive in Bath.

Joe Brown. Picture by Judy Totton.

JOE Brown’s Very Best Of album sold more than 120,000 copies and now you could hear some of the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s most famous tracks at a performance at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse.

Juventud Guerrera.

WRESTLING fans will be in for a treat when the year’s third CSF Wrestling event takes place in Weston-super-Mare.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Tang/REX Shutterstock (5157367b) Ashley Cousins, David Walliams and Gilly Tompkins Launch of 'Gangsta Granny' stage show, London, Britain - 23 Sep 2015

BEST-SELLING children’s book Gangsta Granny is coming to life onstage at a Weston-super-Mare venue next year.

Trio of dance shows at Bath venue

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Frames (Picture: Tristam Kenton).

THREE dance shows will be taken to the Theatre Royal Bath.

Children’s cartoon takes to the stage

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Count Duckula

A CHILDREN’S television programme is going live on stage for the first time.

Weston-super-Mare In Watercolours, by Rosie and Howard Smith.

WHEN Rosie and Howard Smith’s book Weston-super-Mare In Watercolours was published in 2001 it was a runaway success, with local sales even outstripping JK Rowling’s Harry Potter.

Beautiful opera heading to Bath theatre

Friday, November 6, 2015
English Touring Opera's Pelléas et Mélisande.

THE award-winning English Touring Opera is bringing a dramatic and passionate French opera to Bath.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre.

JAMES Bond’s latest blockbuster has taken Weston by storm – and to celebrate, the Mercury has teamed up with Odeon to bring you another chance to see the film on us.

Mary Poppins is at the Bristol Hippodrome.

A PRACTICALLY perfect show in the form of Mary Poppins has landed at Bristol’s Hippodrome and the high-flying production did not disappoint reporter Briana Millett last night (Wednesday)…

Moore, Moore, Moore

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Brian Moore 1

OUTSPOKEN sports commentator Brian Moore, who played 64 times for England between 1987 and 1995, will be will be taking to a Somerset stage on Saturday.

Video:Grand Pier hosts charity music event

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Jodie Hill.

A YOUNG cancer survivor is raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust by holding an evening of live music on Weston’s Grand Pier.

The Grand Pier Weston-super-Mare

Captivating opera comes to the West Country

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Tales of Hoffman

JACQUES Offenbach’s The Tales Of Hoffman brings a clutch of prestigious awards with it, as the opera arrives at Bath’s Theatre Royal.

Sister trio comes to town

Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Staves.

ACOUSTIC folk rock trio The Staves will come to Bristol as part of their 11-date UK headline tour.

Adam Ant.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Adam Ant. Photo by Robert Matheu.

NEW-WAVE superstar Adam Ant is set to bring his glamorous brand of synthesised pop to Bristol when he headlines Colston Hall next year.

Company9 dress rehearsal of

A BRAND new nine-person contemporary theatre company based in Weston-super-Mare is due to go on tour for the first time.

Weston College Weston-super-Mare

Flying high with a princess

Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Light Princess.

THE story of a gravity-defying princess is set to sweep audiences off their feet when it opens in Bristol later this month.

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