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A smash hit West End play will visit the Bristol Hippodrome in February.

A concert featuring some of Weston’s most popular acts will come to the Grand Pier this Christmas.

Indie rock band The Zutons will perform in Bristol next spring.

An action-packed superhero adventure comes to cinema screens next week, and Mercury readers will win tickets to see it.

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Father Christmas is checking in on his elves this festive season at his South West Workshop in Cheddar.

Pantomime season is in full swing as Snow White arrives at Weston’s Playhouse Theatre.

With less than two weeks to go until the big day, Westonians will not have to travel far to find festive cheer this weekend.

A newly-formed choral ensemble will perform festive carols this week.

American nu metal band P.O.D. will perform at the O2 Academy Bristol early next year.

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! – when flamboyant costumes, dazzling sets and cheesy comedy are the order of the day so, getting into the festive spirit last night (Tuesday), I ventured forth with my 10-year-old son into panto-land at The Bristol Hippodrome.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

An electronic music duo will play tracks from their first studio album in six years this week.

Two of the West Country’s top performing choral groups will bring their melodic tunes to Weston this Christmas.

The sheer amount of festive events taking place this weekend suggest the Christmas season is very much upon us.

The sickly sweet smell of cinnamon whisky hung in the air as the third annual Fireball - Fuelling The Fire Tour came to O2 Academy Bristol, on Friday.

Acoustic sensation Jack Savoretti will perform at a woodland concert in Westonbirt Arboretum next summer.

See in the New Year with The Leylines for free in a one-off competition.

A singing group will bring their Christmas tour to pubs this weekend to raise money for Weston RNLI.

A new play will be staged at Theatre In The Hut this Christmas.

King of comedy Brian Conley and fashion guru Gok Wan will bring a touch of magic to the theatre this Christmas as they head up the cast of Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Bristol Hippodrome

Weston College students are set to wow audiences with a pantomime performance of a classic tale.

Matt Owens from hit band Noah And The Whale will perform his solo songs at Loves Café on Saturday.


A highly-acclaimed comedian will return to the stage next year, performing in the South West.

Christmas came early as Texan pop punks Bowling For Soup brought their ‘Almost Christmas’ tour to the O2 Academy Bristol, on Wednesday night (November 28).

Genre defining alt rockers Muse have announced they will be playing a show at Bristol’s Aston Gate Stadium next summer.

A legendary boxing franchise returns this week for its latest instalment, promising knockout action as one of the series’ most famous rivalries is reignited.

A Burnham-on-Sea theatre group will give their take on a famous fairytale this winter.

The Odeon will show the National Theatre Live’s interpretation of Shakespearean tragedy Antony and Cleopatra – and the Mercury is giving people a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Sheelanagig have entertained crowds for more than a decade with their foot-stomping folk tunes and are now back in the West Country.

Whether you are keen to step out or stay in this weekend, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events taking place in and around Weston.

I am fortunate to be able to see a lot of live theatre in my job but before last night I had not attended a completely improvised show before so I was a bit apprehensive about seeing Murder She Didn’t Write at Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana, as I didn’t know what to expect.

Matt Owens who shot to fame with Noah And The Whale will play songs from his solo album at Loves Café on December 8.


The larger than life video game character Ralph is back on the silver screen this week as he ventures through the world wide web.


A charity concert will take place at Wedmore Methodist Church next week.

One of the most famous ballets in history was performed perfectly at the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Tuesday) and Mercury reporter Ellie Young went down to check it out.

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