Brief Encounter, Royal Wootton Bassett Memorial Hall.

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7:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

The Clarendon Players excelled in last week’s poignant production of Brief Encounter, skillfully co-directed by Paula Clifford and Zoe Stewart.

Northanger Abbey, Trowbridge Town Hall

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8:00am Friday 21st November 2014

In an intimate courtroom setting at Trowbridge Town Hall last Friday, Box Tale Soup performed a short adaptation of this classic Jane Austen novel.

Calling keen artists to Kington Langley

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5:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Budding artists and illustrators are invited to get some tips from the experts on Saturday, when the Brillustration team will be at the opening of the Christmas Art Fair at The Barn gallery in Kington Langley.

The Kite Runner, Salisbury Playhouse. Until Saturday.

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12:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

The Kite Runner took Salisbury by storm on Monday when a packed audience rewarded this stylish, sensitive production with a standing ovation.

Saturday Night Fever, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

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12:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

After the opening night show was cancelled due to technical reasons I wasn’t sure what to expect in this new production of Saturday Night Fever, directed by Ryan McBryde and choreographed by Andrew Wright.

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas, The Second Coming: Athenaeum, Warminster

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6:00pm Sunday 16th November 2014

Following the Athenaeum Limelight Players’ amazing 2012 success with The Vicar of Dibley, they have decided to continue the story for Christmas 2014.

Rapunzel, Seend School. Friday, November 28, 7.30pm. Tickets, £7/£6/£4.50/£18 family, from 01380 282334

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10:00am Sunday 16th November 2014

Roll up! Roll up! Come and join Proteus Theatre Company as it brings its brand new circus-inspired family performance of Rapunzel to Seend later this month.

Anything Goes, Warminster School

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2:00pm Saturday 15th November 2014

Young actors from Warminster School have been rehearsing hard for their Senior School musical Anything Goes, which runs from November 20-22.

A Chorus of Disapproval, St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon

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10:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

The Bradfordians Dramatic Society comes home to the beautifully restored St Margaret’s Hall this month, when after a 26-year gap they are delighted to be back in the centre of Bradford on Avon to put on Alan Ayckbourn’s A Chorus Of Disapproval.

Reflections on the First World War

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5:00pm Friday 14th November 2014

Reflections on the First World War is the theme for the second Swindon Recital Series concert this month, at the Arts Centre on November 23.

Derwent Art Prize exhibition, Trowbridge Town Hall. Until November 22

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1:00pm Friday 14th November 2014

An exhibition of prizewinning drawings is now on show in Trowbridge, the only chance to see it outside London.

The Hired Man, Bear Hotel, Market Place, Devizes. November 6 and 7.

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6:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

In this week of remembrance, The Invitation Theatre Company provided a poignant statement on the sacrifice and waste of war in its production of Howard Goodall’s musical.

Do We Do The Right Thing, Salisbury Playhouse

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1:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

Befrank Theatre Company have clearly put hours of thought and effort into this devised piece, which opens as a group of family members, clearing the house after the death of an aged parent, converse amid cardboard boxes of possessions – some for relatives, some for a charity shop, some for the tip.

Northanger Abbey/Monkey/Churchhill, Trowbridge Town Hall

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12:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

Trowbridge Arts is hosting three professional touring productions for all ages over the coming weeks, beginning on Friday at 7.30pm with Northanger Abbey, a performance for anyone over the age of 10.

Trivial Pursuits by Bratton's Jubilee Players

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8:00am Saturday 8th November 2014

Bratton's Jubilee Players, pictured in rehearsal, take to the stage this week with the comedy Trivial Pursuits. Join them in the Jubilee Hall as they recreate the mayhem that ensues at the local Amateur Operatic Society’s annual barbecue, at 7.30pm on November 13, 14 and 15. Tickets are on sale now from the box office on 01380 830497 or at Hillworth Stores in the village.

Joanna MacGregor, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

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3:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Most pianists, and particularly those enlightened souls with a love of Bach, will have their favourite recording of the heavenly Goldberg variations. Mostly, I fancy, on now scratchy vinyl.

Fame, Devizes Musical Theatre, St Mary’s Church, Devizes.

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3:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Devizes Musical Theatre’s youth group, Footlights, put on their second full-scale musical production at the weekend, with the ever-popular Fame.

WCR Community Radio’s A Christmas Carol

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2:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Warminster's very own radio station has seen one of its shows win a top national award, after WCR Community Radio’s Christmas production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was listed as one of the top three finalists at the Jerusalem awards from BAFTA in London.

Passion, Athenaeum, Warminster. Saturday November 8 at 7.30pm.

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12:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Soldiers'’ memories of both the First World War and the Afghan conflict, along with a look at the effect of military life on civilian families, are at the centre of Passion, a specially-commissioned play which Dorset-based AsOne Theatre Co brings to Warminster tomorrow night.

Tiff Stevenson, The Pound Arts Centre, Pound PIll, Corsham. Saturday, 8pm. Tickets £10 from 01249 701628

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12:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Are you a glass half full kind of person? If so, congratulations, you are an optimist and this is the show for you.

Henry IV Part 2, Theatre Royal, Bath. Until Saturday.

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12:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Elizabeth I was so sensitive about Henry IV – the usurper who dethroned Richard II some 200 years earlier – that she locked a historian in the Tower simply for writing a book about him.

Pewsey play is tribute to WWI fallen

This Is Wiltshire: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

12:05pm Thursday 6th November 2014

The youth play Call2Duty written by Nettie Bascombe Brown will be performed on Sunday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm in the Bouverie Hall, Pewsey.

Review: Henry IV Part I at Bath Theatre Royal

This Is Wiltshire: Fat knight: Antony Sher as Stratford's new Sir John Falstaff

3:01pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

Elizabeth I was so sensitive about Henry IV – the usurper who dethroned Richard II some 200 years earlier - that she locked a historian in the Tower simply for writing a book about him.

Trowbridge Arts Festival

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8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

The third annual Trowbridge Arts Festival draws to a close this weekend and has already been a fantastic success. The two weeks of arts activities kicked off with a day of dance, music and arts in the Town Hall, which was also home to a week-long art exhibition hailed as Trowbridge’s largest ever arts event, with over 3,000 people passing through the doors.

Ottone, English Touring Opera Theatre Royal Bath

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7:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

“There's a distinct lack of testosterone in the men,” quipped an audience member to his partner during the interval of Handel’s opera Ottone. It was hard to disagree.

Oliver! Wyvern Theatre, Swindon.

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1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

SALOS, founded in 1952, continued its stunning success story this week with Lionel Bart’s musical version of Dickens’ novel.

Bach Advent Cantatas, Wiltshire Music Centre. October 26.

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2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

So many elements combined to make this one of the most divine enterprises of English Touring Opera’s outstanding season.

Guards! Guards! Wharf Theatre, Devizes. Until November 1

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12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The latest production by the Wharf Theatre is Guards! Guards!, by Terry Pratchett, which has been adapted for the amateur stage by Stephen Briggs. The story is part of Pratchett’s famous Discworld series, set in a fantasy world.

Pewsey Fringe Theatre, Bouverie Hall, Pewsey. November 7-8. Tickets: £8 one night or £12 for both.

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2:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Pewsey will be taken over by the arts next month during a two-day festival featuring poetry, plays and puppetry.

The Hired Man, Bear Hotel, Market Place, Devizes. November 6 and 7.

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2:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

On Remembrance weekend, The Invitation Theatre Company are bringing The Hired Man to Devizes. Acclaimed for its epic, nostalgic, funny book and rousing, romantic, award-winning score, The Hired Man is arguably the finest new British musical of the last 30 years. Set against the backdrop of the Cumbrian lakes in the early years of the 20th century, it tells the timeless, moving story of a young married couple and their struggle to carve a living from the land, just as the traditional rhythms of English country life are being swept away.

Warminster Festival

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8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Warminster Festival 2014 shifts into high gear this coming week.

Guards! Guards! Guards! Wharf Theatre, Devizes. Until November 1.

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Guards! Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett is a science fiction fantasy adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs.

Review: SALOS production of Oliver! at the Wyvery Theatre, Swindon

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5:41pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SALOS, founded in 1952, continues its stunning success story this week with Oliver! Lionel Bart's musical version of Dickens' famous novel Oliver Twist.

All Quiet on The Westbury Front, Westbury.

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12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The All Saints Church was filled to capacity last Saturday night when All Quiet on The Westbury Front kicked off.

The Autumn of Han, Avebury Social Centre. October 30, 7.30pm. Contact: (01672) 539253.

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12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Avebury is well used to links with the past. This time the link is to Chinese history, with a performance of a classic Chinese play, The Autumn of Han, a tragic tale of love, corruption and revenge.

Separate Tables, Salisbury Playhouse. Until November 8. Contact: 01722 320333 www.salisburyplayhouse.com

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12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The dining room and lounge of a Bournemouth private hotel in the early 1950s are faithfully recreated in the excellent production of Terence Rattigan’s Separate Tables, performed in the round at Salisbury Playhouse until November 8.

The Mousetrap, Theatre Royal, Bath. Until Saturday. Contact: (01225) 448844.

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11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Three blind mice, see how they run – and they have run and run and run for an incredible 62 years. Three Blind Mice was the title of the original 30-minute radio play that became The Mousetrap legend.

Oh What A Lovely War, Arc Theatre, Trowbridge. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

This is performed as a joint effort by both Trowbridge Players and Trowbridge Amateur Operatic Society (TAOS ) to celebrate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and they gave a performance to be proud of.

Music Workshops

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7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Young musicians of all ages can escape the rain this Sunday and discover the magic of creating music, in the second of a series of Music Workshops being hosted by jazz pianist and composer John Law and fellow musician Dean Broderick at Bull Mill, Crockerton, near Warminster.

Swan Lake/Giselle, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. October 28/29. Tickets: 01793 524481.

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5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House are on tour again, bringing both Swan Lake, a compelling legend of tragic romance, and Giselle, the greatest of all romantic ballets, to Swindon.

Warminster Festival

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12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Poetry, music, drama, art, storytelling, history, dance and local knowledge: all feature in this year’s Warminster Festival, which kicks off on Saturday with a street fair in the Market Place, opening a fortnight of events covering the entire arts genre.

Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon.

This Is Wiltshire: Music for a Summer's Evening

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Neither accompany; both are soloists. And it works.

The Hypochondriac, Theatre Royal Bath. Until October 18.

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12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Moliere's satirical attack on the medical profession as a bunch of money-grabbing charlatans is a gift to 21st-century adaptors wanting to prod the tender parts of the National Health Service.

Britain’s Got Talent comes to Bristol

This Is Wiltshire: Simon Cowell in Trafford for X Factor auditions

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Wiltshire acts bidding for stardom have their chance to catch the eye of the judges this autumn, when Britain’s Got Talent comes to Bristol for the first time.

The Tour of All Tours, Bath

This Is Wiltshire: The University of Bath's current home at the Oakfield campus, Swindon

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Ever wondered what Bath looks like from the tourist’s point of view? Find out later this month, when theatre and performance artist Bill Aitchison presents a unique view of Bath, The Tour of All Tours, from October 24-26.

International win for Tara

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12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

A 10-year-old ballerina from Sutton Benger has triumphed at an international dance competition.

Preview: Trowbridge Arts Festival

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8:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

With just over a week to go until Trowbridge Arts Festival opens with live shows, a teenage market and the town’s carnival.

Guards! Guards! : Wharf Theatre, Devizes. October 24-November 1. Tickets: £9/£8 from Devizes Books and 01380 725944.

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12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Acclaimed author Terry Pratchett’s infamous city of Ankh Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire- breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontent tradesmen, in this gleeful adaptation by Stephen Briggs of one of the Discworld science fiction fantasies.

The Athenaeum, Warminster

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12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Ahead of their latest production, Annie 1,2,3, which in on stage at The Athenaeum in Warminster until Saturday, members of the Limelight Players’ cast held a ticket draw, pictured, to reward the local businesses who have supported them by helping publicise the show.

Voices from the Great War

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12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Voices from the Great War is Broad Hinton Amateur Dramatic Society’s commemoration of the First World War, which includes songs, poems and readings.








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