Make it a Date
This week’s essential entertainment listings
Back Bar, High Street - call 01934 621370.
Mar 31: EVENT ONE ft MOTHS, LA MAUSEE, HARRISEN LANER MAIN, OLI SLICK, plus DJ sets from RED MIST & ALXRSS. April 1: LIPINSKI. April 2: JESTER BONES.
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The London Inn, High Street - call 01934 620387.
Mar 31: JARROD LOUGHLIN. April 1: SARAH EDEN-WINN. April 3: JAM NIGHT. April 4: OPEN STAGE NIGHT ft LEE BOROUGHS. April 6: ACOUSTIC NIGHT.
- 1 New restaurant named Hospitality Hero by Mercury readers
- 2 Poignant artwork installed on Weston beach
- 3 PICTURES: New Aldi store opens in shopping district
- 4 End of busy summer with more events to look forward to
- 5 FA Cup: Weston AFC cruise past Taunton Town to reach third qualifying round
- 6 Luxurious three-bedroom house overlooking Weston seafront
- 7 Weston chosen as a ‘priority place’ in bid to transform the country through culture
- 8 Second school site gets approval despite opposition
- 9 CCTV appeal after man seriously assaulted in Weston
- 10 Day of Ibiza club classics to be performed in Weston this weekend
The Raglan Arms, Upper Church Road - call 01934 624189.
April 2: THE ONE EYED JACKS. April 3: JOHNNY EDGAR.
Scally’s, Carlton Street - call 01934 412541.
April 1: REAL DEAL. April 2: THE NAVIGATORS.
The London Oak, High Street - call 01934 614545.
April 5: ACOUSTIC NIGHT.
The Bottle Bar, West Street - call 01934 424159.
Mar 31: OPEN MIC NIGHT.
Decades, Carlton Street - call 01934 645533.
April 2: REOFFENDER, THE FANZINES.
Green Baize Sports Club, North Street - call 01934 644221.
April 2: CUT TO THE CHASE.
Colston Hall, Colston Street - call 0117 922 3686 (advance ticket prices shown).
April 9, �28.50-32.50: ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB ft OMAR. April 10, �8-12.50: STORMS/NOCTURNES. April 13, �7-10: ELEKTROSTATIC - DREAMS FROM THE EAST. April 14, �8-23: BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND THE BSO CHORUS. April 16, �10-12: SHORE TO SHORE. April 16, �18.50: VOICES OF THE NIGHT. April 17, �10-18: NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA & THE BRISTOL CHORAL SOCIETY. April 19, �5-17.50: AFRICAN SOUL REBELS present SEUN KUTI. April 19, �14: TALVIN SINGH & NILADRI KUMAR. April 20, �8-22: BRISTOL ENSEMBLE BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO CYCLE. April 23, �12.50: KIT DOWNES SEXTET. April 24, �15: ELAINE DELMAR.
02 Academy, Frogmore Street - call 0117 927 9227 (advance ticket prices shown).
April 5, �12.50: MICHAEL MONROE. April 7, �4: BECOMING ROME, NOVIX & THE ASTRONAUTS, LIVE WIRE, AMBER COLEMAN-HUNT, YOUR LAST CHANCE, ALEX CAPEL. April 9, �27.50: BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE. April 12, �9: SPUNGE. April 13, �25: CEE LO GREEN. April 14, �20: BIG COUNTRY. April 17, �12.50: COCKNEY REJECTS. April 19, �17.50: SAXON, WOLFSBANE. April 21, �9: MY PASSION. April 22, �5: SLOPPY JOE, SHOW IT OFF, A BIT TOO FAR.
Anson Rooms, University Students’ Union, Queens Road, Clifton - call 0117 954 5830 (advance ticket prices shown).
April 4, �10: THE VACCINES.
The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock - call 0117 929 3301 (advance ticket prices shown).
Mar 31, �10: YOUNGER BROTHER. April 1, �10: CLARE MAGUIRE. April 3, �6: TREEFIGHT FOR SUNLIGHT, EL WRISTO. April 7, �3: POPPY & THE JEZEBELS. April 9, �8: DIZRAELI & THE SMALL GODS, SICKWAX. April 10, �15: THE UNDERTONES, DOYLE & THE FOURFATHERS. April 12, �10: THE JIM JONES REVUE, LEWIS FLOYD HENRY. April 13, �7: THE GUNS. April 14, �8: THE MUMMERS, THE ROBOT HEART. April 19, �9: FLOBOTS. April 23, �7.50: KASSIDY. April 24, �15: MATT BERRY.
The Fleece, St Thomas Street - call 0117 945 0996 (advance ticket prices shown).
Mar 31, �10: THE THERMALS, THE COATHANGERS, AMONG BROTHERS. April 2, �12: JAGUAR SKILLS. April 3, �5: THE RELAY RIPS, COI, PETROL, THE SILVA TEMPLE, MIND MUSEUM, FURLINED. April 5, �5: NEOTROPICS, JESTER. April 6, �12.50: SANDI THOM, HEATHER ROSE, SAM EASON. April 8, �12: THE MOB, ZOUNDS, RUBELLA BALLET, INSURRECTION. April 9, �12: GANDALPH MURPHY & THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS, AHAB. April 10, �8: CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, JOHN E VISTIC, AUSTERE. April 13, �5: FROM SQUARE ONE, COI, FUTURE PLANS. April 14, �8: THE STUPIDS, RAT ATTACK, BATS ABOUT BATS. April 15, �8: THE EMPERIALS, LARGO EMBARGO. April 16, �10: DOREEN DOREEN. April 17, �7: JENIFEREVER, THE FAUNS, SPECTRES, DEAD RABBITS, ISOLA, THE LAST REPUBLIC, HOLY STAIN.
The Playhouse, High Street - call 01934 645544.
April 1 & 2: WESTON GANG PRESENTS. Axe District Scout Council and Girlguiding Weston-super-Mare invite you to join the Weston Gang as they present another exciting family variety show.
April 6-9: UP POMPEII. Starring the hilarious Damian Williams in Frankie Howerd’s famous role, Bruce James Productions’ adaptation of Up Pompeii promises to have all the ingredients of the famous BBC comedy show, from the double entendres and risqu� gags to scantily clad girls and tongue-in-cheek humour.
April 13-16: GUYS AND DOLLS. Weston Operatic Society presents the musical fable of Broadway, in which all the colourful characters of New York’s liveliest quarter are brought to life on the stage.
April 20 & 21: WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT. Following its success in London’s West End, the highly acclaimed stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s award winning book visits Weston for the first time! Join the intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and thick, oozy, squelchy mud.
April 22: THAT’LL BE THE DAY. The UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll production returns with its 25th anniversary show, filled with unique comedy routines and non-stop classic gold hits from the 1950s to the 1970s.
April 23: MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT. Britain’s best-loved classical touring ensemble, the Locrian, present a musical tribute to the greatest of all composers. Performing in lavish period costume, presented in front of a stunning classical set, these charismatic musicians perform many of Mozart’s most celebrated melodies.
April 26: SALLY MORGAN - PSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROAD. Fresh from her new series on LIVING TV, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic returns by overwhelming public demand.
April 28: THE AMERICAN (film). George Clooney stars as an assassin hiding out in an Italian village. While there he surprises himself by befriending a local priest and also begins a relationship with a local prostitute.
April 29: DENNIS LOCORRIERE. As the lead singer of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere has a voice that is immediately recognised. Here, he returns to Weston with an intimate solo acoustic show featuring new material as well as old favourites.
Colston Hall, Colston Street: Box office - 0117 922 3686.
April 11: JOHN BISHOP. The multi-award winning star of Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats performs his brand new show.
April 23: SPELBOUND. Last year’s Britain’s Got Talent winners and European gold medalist bring their amazing acrobatic skills to the stage following a residency in the legendary Las Vegas showrooms.
The Hippodrome, St Augustine’s Parade - call 0844 847 2325.
Until April 2: WELSH NATIONAL OPERA. The acclaimed company stages two spectacular productions. Verdi’s tale of love, vengeance and betrayal in 15th century Spain, Il Trovatore, sung in Italian with English surtitles, is performed on March 31 and April 2, with Strauss’ Die Fledermaus presented on April 1.
April 3: LENNY HENRY IN CRADLE TO RAVE: A MUSICAL JOURNEY. Lenny returns to his roots with a funky, funny and touching show about the thing he loves most, music. It’s a musical journey, exploring the role music has played and will play at every stage of Lenny’s life, from the womb to the tomb.
April 4-9: THRILLER LIVE. A spectacular, high-octane show celebrating the career of the world’s undisputed ‘King of Pop’ - Michael and the Jackson 5. Bringing to life the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jacksons’ greatest hits, the show features over two hours of hit songs.
April 12-30: HAIRSPRAY - THE MUSICAL. Michael Ball and Micky Dolenz are transported back to 1962 in a show centred around Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair - and an even bigger heart - who has only one passion - to dance. After an appearance on TV she is transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the programme’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do?
Theatre Royal, Sawclose: Box office - 01225 448844.
Until April 2: The Reluctant Debutante. Parental plans go awry, reputations are shredded and the generation gap seems insurmountable in William Douglas-Home’s delightful romantic comedy following the trials and tribulations of society couple, Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent, and their daughter Jane. Belinda Lang, Jane Asher and Clive Francis star.
April 5-9: KING LEAR. Derek Jacobi stars in this adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays. An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.
April 10: JETHRO TOUR 2011. Originally a ‘timber man’ from Lavant Tin Mine, Jethro will be performing armed with nothing more than a microphone, a stand and a small table with his favourite drink to hand. As he paces the stage from side to side, you’ll hear hilarious antics of rural comedy delivered in a warm, Cornish accent.
April 11-16: JOURNEY’S END. Based on the author, David Grindley’s, own experience of life on the frontline and in the trenches, Journey’s End remains an important reminder of the horrors of war and the heroes who fought it. This tale of ordinary men facing extraordinary circumstances exposes the impact of war past and present and why their sacrifices cannot be forgotten.
April 17: JAKE & ELWOOD BLUES BROTHERS SHOW. Spend an evening in Downtown Chicago to witness two masters at work as they explode on stage for their soul, rhythm and blues review, accompanied by the driving backbeat of the
fabulous Black Rhino Band.
April 18-23: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. This much loved and widely-read Pulitzer Prize winning novel, which has just celebrated its 50th year since publication, tells the extraordinary and unforgettable story of life in the American South through the inquiring eyes of a child. Recently seen in Emmerdale, Duncan Preston stars.
The Odeon, The Centre: Telephone 0871 22 44 007.
A Turtle’s Tale - Sammy’s Adventures 3D (U): Sat & Sun 11am & 12.45pm. Hop (U): Fri & Mon-Thurs 3.25pm, 5.45pm & 8pm. Sat & Sun 11.15am, 1.20pm, 3.25pm, 5.45pm & 8pm. Limitless (15): Fri-Thurs 8.10pm. Rango (PG): Fri & Mon-Thur 3.40pm. Sat & Sun 11.30am, 1.35pm & 3.40pm. The Eagle (12A): Fri-Thurs 5.55pm. Source Code (12A): Fri & Mon-Thurs 4.30pm, 6.30pm & 8.30pm. Sat & Sun 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm & 8.30pm. Sucker Punch (12A): Fri & Mon-Thurs 3.50pm, 6.05pm & 8.20pm. Sat & Sun 1.10pm, 3.50pm, 6.05pm & 8.20pm.
Ritz Cinema, Victoria Street: For details, ring 01278 794123.
Hop (U): Daily 5.30pm & 7.45pm. Sat & Sun 1.10pm, 3.20pm, 5.30pm & 7.45pm. Never Let Me Go (12A): Wed 2.15pm. The Eagle (12A): Daily 8.15pm (not Mon). Sat & Sun 3.45pm & 8.15pm. Wed 2.15pm & 8.15pm. A Turtle’s Tale - Sammy’s Adventures 3D (U): Daily 6.15pm (not Mon). Sat & Sun 1.40pm & 6.15pm.