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Technical difficulties and a tiny stage did nothing to hold back the brilliant Hal Cruttenden during an intimate performance at Bristol’s Anson Rooms, on Friday.

Few comics would brave a storm, and narrowly avoid two fatal car accidents for a gig in a small theatre in Bristol, but on Saturday night, Andrew Maxwell did just that.

One of the world’s most famous bands of all time will be celebrated in an explosion of colour and noise in a few weeks’ time.

Proving there is an inner child in everyone screaming to break out, Annie opened at the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Tuesday) to rambunctious applause.

Critically-acclaimed theatre company, Starving Artists, will bring their introspective new production Let Me Look At You to Clevedon’s Theatre Shop in April.

An Irish comedian will entertain a Weston audience later this year.

An Oscar-winning film telling the story of two brothers who reunite while travelling across America has been transformed from screen to stage and two well-known soap actors will star.

A weekend of celebrations could be in store on Saturday and Sunday.

Character-comedian Keiran Hodgson’s 75, presents a hilarious whistle-stop tour of Britain’s tempestuous history with its closest neighbour, told by the political figures that helped shape it.

An uplifting film based on a true story will hit cinemas tomorrow (Friday), and Mercury readers will win tickets to the action.

Mock The Week regular Milton Jones will headline a hilarious night of stand up at Weston’s Winter Gardens next month, and readers could win a pair of VIP tickets to the show.

Weston’s Odeon is due to screen the highly-anticipated film What Men Want, and the Mercury is offering people a chance to win tickets to see it.

It is more than three years since once of the greatest artists died in 2016 and David Bowie will be remembered in style at Weston’s Playhouse.

The biggest compliment you can pay a comic is that by the end of their set, you hurt – your face, your sides, your gut – after Canadian-comedian Glenn Wool had finished taking us through some of his greatest hits, or Wool’s Gold, at Bristol’s Wardrobe Theatre on Sunday night, I was considering taking the next day off work with severe face ache, and possibly ruptured sides.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take centre stage as she returns for The Bodyguard’s 2019 UK tour.

An award-winning folk group from Somerset are set to play Weston’s Brit Bar on St Patrick’s Day.

A new heroine will fly onto the silver screen this week and the Mercury is offering readers the chance to see the hotly-anticipated film for free.

Critically-acclaimed comedian Hal Cruttenden will be bringing his latest show Chubster to Bristol’s Anson Rooms this week.

A South West theatre company is set to run a ‘powerful performance’ surrounding the issue of homelessness.

A new, free session set up to get more adults involved in theatre and ‘make a different to people’s lives’ has been launched in Weston.

Last weekend was a bit of a washout, but this Saturday and Sunday is shaping up to be an absolute cracker.

A pioneering country musician who is widely regarded as one of the best in the UK plans to pack away his guitar for good, and will perform a farewell show on a Weston stage.

Burnham Britska band The Communicators are reuniting for their first gig in six years at Weston’s Tropicana, and one lucky reader could win tickets to the show.

A West End show will come to the South West this month, and Mercury readers will win tickets to the action.

A ballet about the redemptive power of true love is set to move audiences at The Playhouse in Weston.

Chart-topping grime-artist AJ Tracey will play Bristol’s SWX on Saturday.

Proving you don’t need elaborate sets and amazing special effects to put on a jolly good stage show, Dirty Dusting, with its saucy-seaside-postcard-style humour arrived at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare last night (Tuesday), to rapturous applause.

Former frontman of The Libertines band, Pete Doherty, will be performing in the 
South West in a few months’ time.

A comedy festival will be returning to a Somerset city for its fifth outing this summer.

Award-winning character comedian Kieran Hodgson will be heading to Bristol’s 1532 Performing Arts Centre on Saturday.

Dance music royalty will headline a Somerset festival this summer.

The quest to become a heralded wrestling superstar is the subject of a hotly-anticipated film, and the Mercury has free pairs of tickets to give away to lucky readers.

World famous traditional Irish-folk band the Fureys return to Weston Playhouse in April.

A well-known American comedian will perform on a Weston-super-Mare stage this spring, celebrating two decades of touring the UK circuit.

Murder mystery fans can help to solve the case during an improvised show at a Bristol Theatre.

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