Martyn Joseph, Sutton Benger village hall. Sunday, February 15, 8pm.

This Is Wiltshire: Cornerstone's Open Mic Night

4:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer/songwriter, with a career spanning 30 years, 31 albums and over half a million record sales.

A Dog a Day, Corsham Arts Centre

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

An exhibition featuring a year’s worth of dogs is among the free events at The Pounds arts centre in Corsham this month.

Shakespeare Live, Royal Oak, High Street, Corsham

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Shakespeare Live will be holding open auditions for The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, at the Royal Oak, High Street, Corsham, from 10am-4pm.

Swan Lake/The Nutcracker, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

This must be one of the best known and loved of all the romantic ballets, and I can’t believe I haven’t taken my 15-year-old daughter (who has been dancing since she was three) to see it, so I jumped at the chance to see Moscow City Ballet’s production.

Three Men in a Boat, Salisbury Playhouse. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

In terms of physical comedy, brilliantly timed, this production cannot be faulted, but I overheard one playgoer remark, “It doesn’t quite grab you, does it?”

Three Men in a Boat, Salisbury Playhouse. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

IN TERMS of physical comedy, brilliantly timed, this production cannot be faulted, but I overheard one playgoer remark, “It doesn’t quite grab you, does it?”

Show off work in Open Studios

This Is Wiltshire: Benoit Philippe, who is exhibiting at the Central Library as part of Swindon Open Studios

6:50pm Monday 26th January 2015

ARTISTS are being urged to register for this year’s Swindon Open Studios event to have a chance to be involved in the town-wide festival.

Entertaining Angels, The Arts Centre theatre, Old Town, Swindon.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

The Phoenix Players will stage Richard Everett’s touching comedy, Entertaining Angels, at the Arts Centre theatre in Old Town, Swindon, from January 28-31, at 7.30pm.

Shakespeare Live open auditions

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Shakespeare Live will be holding open auditions for The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, January 31 at the Royal Oak, High Street, Corsham, from 10am-4pm.

Robion of Bowood, Cherhill village hall. Today-Saturday, January 29-31, 7.30pm, with matinees 2.30pm both Saturdays

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Cherhill Village Theatre has a pantomime tradition dating back to 1980, and attracts support from both within and outside the village.

Calamity Jane, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Versatility, originality and imaginatively economic staging are the hallmarks of any production emanating from the Watermill Theatre in Berkshire.

War Horse, Bristol Hippodrome. Until Saturday, February 14.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Opening night of the National Theatre’s production of War Horse at the Bristol Hippodrome was above and beyond any expectations I had, and come the end of the show, I was in fits of laughter as well as floods of tears.

The Comedy of Errors, the egg, Theatre Royal Bath

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Not enough time for Shakespeare? Theatre group Propeller is bringing a pocket-sized version of its award-winning The Comedy of Errors to the egg in Bath.

Calamity Jane, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Versatility, originality and imaginatively economic staging are the hallmarks of any production emanating from the Watermill Theatre in Berkshire.

Peter Pan, Southwick Village Hall

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Sunday 18th January 2015

Southwick Entertainers have something new to offer this year’s pantomime audience: Peter Pan will feature a green screen flying scene – the first in the group’s 27-year history.

Aladdin, Broad Hinton village hall. January 28-31.

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Saturday 17th January 2015

Broad Hinton Amateur Dramatic Society takes to the stage again this month for their annual pantomime, which this year heads off to the Far East for Aladdin.

How the Other Half Loves, Wharf Theatre, Devizes. January 30-February 7. Tickets from Devizes Books, £8/£9.

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Saturday 17th January 2015

The Wharf Theatre’s first production of the New Year, How The Other Half Loves, is a clever, funny and beautifully crafted farce.

Theatre competition -The Simon and Garfunkel Story, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 17th January 2015

Has it really been 50 years since the most successful folk/rock duo of all time recorded their first Number 1 hit single The Sound of Silence?

Trowbridge Arts, Trowbridge Town Hall

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Friday 16th January 2015

The New Year has begun for Trowbridge Arts, with places still available for three groups which all meet at the Town Hall on Monday nights.

War Horse, Bristol Hippodrome. Until Saturday, February 14.

This Is Wiltshire:

3:01pm Thursday 15th January 2015

Opening night of the National Theatre’s production of War Horse at the Bristol Hippodrome was above and beyond any expectation I had, and come the end of the show, I was in fits of laughter as well as floods of tears.

To Kill a Mocking Bird, Theatre Royal, Bath. Until January 17

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 15th January 2015

I’ve never met anyone who hates To Kill A Mockingbird, though some people’s liking has been blunted by being forced to ‘do’ the novel at school.

Jack and the Beanstalk, The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge. From Thursday January 15.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Sunday 11th January 2015

Walkers in the town’s park had a sneak preview on Sunday when local drama group Trowbridge Players held a photocall for their annual pantomime.

Bristol Hippodrome finalist

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

The Bristol Hippodrome has been selected as a finalist in the forthcoming South West Tourism Awards in the Access and Inclusivity category.

Return to Wonderland, Rondo Theatre, Bath

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

Perfect for all the family, Bath Drama's production, at the Rondo Theatre from Wednesday to January 18 including two weekend matinees, is this new and exciting show, written by local author Alison Farina.

Preview Bath Theatre Royal

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

Ha\rper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is the first in an impressive new season line-up at the Theatre Royal Bath.

Preview of Bristol Hippodrome

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

The National Theatre’s production of War Horse, based on Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling novel premieres at The Bristol Hippodrome on January 14.

New Year in Vienna, The Forum, Bath. New Year’s Day.

This Is Wiltshire: Rare violins go for a song in Nantwich

12:00pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Vienna came to Bath in spectacular fashion with the London Gala Orchestra presenting its 20th season of New Year concerts to a packed house at the Forum.

New twist on a career

This Is Wiltshire:

2:44pm Monday 5th January 2015

DEVIZES actress Rosemary Hawthorne, now better known as the Knicker Lady, has led the sort of exhausting life that might have left her wanting a quiet time at the age of 74. But instead the vicar’s wife, mother of seven and grandmother of 14, has hit the road with her one-woman show and is gaining rave reviews across the country for her hilarious performances.

Review: Come Fly with me

This Is Wiltshire:

2:36pm Monday 5th January 2015

Where: The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse

Preview: Summer nights

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Corsham Film Festival, The Pound Arts Centre

2:38pm Monday 5th January 2015

THE Swindon Recital Series welcomes the New Year with a programme of songs by Berlioz and Mahler connected by their themes of love and loss, performed by Swindon’s own Paul Turner and Polly Leech.  Dramatic and moving by turns, the songs celebrate the longing for love, the joy of love found and the despair of love lost. Hector Berlioz loved Shakespeare and gave a nod to A Midsummer Night’s Dream by entitling a selection of songs Les nuits d’été (Summer Nights). Completed in 1841 the songs are settings of six poems by Theophile Gautier and are connected by their subject matter and by their musical atmosphere. Berlioz worked on these  shortly before he separated from his wife and they may suggest unrest in his marriage. These were the only songs that Berlioz published as a group and represented a new form, the orchestral song cycle, which Mahler adopted half a century later. Gustav Mahler’s songs are based on poems by Friedrich Rückert, a lyric poet he admired. Most were written in 1901 in an idyllic lakeside setting at a summer villa in Carinthia and reflect the Romantic theme of withdrawal into a secluded world of love, art and nature.

Alice gets her place in history in new panto

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Thursday 25th December 2014

FOLLOW Alice back through the Looking Glass and re-encounter her childhood self and her familiar friends in the crazy upside-down world of Wonderland at the Rondo Theatre in Bath in the new year. Revisit the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – is there still jam tomorrow or will the caterpillar eat it all?

Bath captures spirit of Vienna at New Year dance

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

NEW Year in Vienna 2015 returns to Bath Forum on New Year’s Day, with dancing, music and entertainment from the London Gala Orchestra to start the year in style.

Frome show tells how Remembrance began

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

AS THE church bells were rung to welcome peace after four years of war in 1918, communities and individuals came together to take part in celebrations and to create the rites of Remembrance we recognise today.

Review: Dick Whittington

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

Welcome to the all-round madness that is this year’s all-singing, all-dancing, Wyvern pantomime.

Review: Choral give glorious opening to Christmas

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Corsham Film Festival, The Pound Arts Centre

12:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

The full glory of Handel’s Messiah was enjoyed by a capacity audience for Calne Choral’s Christmas concert.

Preview: Ship of fools, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Corsham Film Festival, The Pound Arts Centre

8:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

With a boat almost as big as the gallery and fluorescent fabric jelly fish and sea monsters suspended from the gallery ceiling, the Ship of Fools is a real sea wash of colour and an exhibition not to miss this winter.

Preview: Smick Ryan and Paul Downes, Village Pump

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Corsham Film Festival, The Pound Arts Centre

1:00pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

The 2015 series of concerts kicks off at The Village Pump Club in Trowbridge with a performance by Mick Ryan and Paul Downes on Friday,2 January 2.

Review: Cinderella

This Is Wiltshire:

2:32pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A performance oozing with pizzazz and panache, peppered with camp innuendo and one-liners – that’s the essence of this year’s pantomime in Bath.

Return to Wonderland, Rondo Theatre, Bath. From January 14-17

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Follow Alice back through the Looking Glass and re-encounter her childhood self and her familiar friends in the crazy upside-down world of Wonderland at the Rondo Theatre in Bath in the new year. Revisit the Mad Hatter's Tea Party – is there still jam tomorrow or will the caterpillar eat it all?

Mother Goose, Salisbury Playhouse. Until January 10, 2015.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

A show for all ages, with a strong storyline, imaginative sets and excellent cast makes Salisbury Playhouse’s production of Mother Goose a festive family treat.

Alice in Wonderland the Panto, St John’s School, Marlborough.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

When I first heard that St John’s School, Marlborough, were putting on a pantomime entirely run by students on a minimal budget I have to admit I had my doubts. Within minutes of the show starting my scepticism had faded.

Cinderella, Theatre Royal Bath. Until January 11.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A performance oozing with pizzazz and panache, peppered with camp innuendo and one-liners – that’s the essence of this year’s pantomime in Bath.

Brodsky Quartet, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

This Is Wiltshire: LUDVIG van Beethoven will be discussed at Dillington House this weekend.

10:56am Thursday 18th December 2014

A doleful, discordant, almost tuneless opening – surely Purcell’s Chacony in G Minor is no appetiser – eventually and mercifully gave way to what in the end turned out to be an interesting evening.

Cirque Berserk, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon.

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Saturday 13th December 2014

Direct from four sold-out seasons in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, and its sold-out 2014 theatre tour, contemporary thrill circus Cirque Berserk embarks on a nationwide theatre tour, starting off at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon from January 18 to 20.

Rumpelstiltskin, egg theatre, Theatre Royal Bath. Until January 4. Contact: 01225 448844.

This Is Wiltshire: You're forgetting the Harlequin theatre

1:00pm Saturday 13th December 2014

The world premiere production of a new adaptation, this musical version of the much-loved Grimm Brothers’ story would make the perfect alternative treat this Christmas if you can’t bring yourself to sit through a traditional pantomime.

White Christmas, Swindon Arts Centre

This Is Wiltshire:

3:34pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

This fabulous feel-good show co-directed by Sandra Gilbert and Russell Langdown, was a captivating Christmas cracker. The charity production, promoted by Ray Dance and Judith Sharp, offered a sparkling start to the festive season.

White Christmas, Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon.

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

White Christmas, a spectacular, feel-good musical by Irving Berlin, is being staged this week in Old Town, Swindon, at the Arts Centre, in Devizes Road.

The Phantom of the Panto, The Wharf Theatre, Devizes. Until Saturday. Contact: Devizes Books, 01380 725944.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

The Wharf Theatre is currently showing this year’s annual Christmas pantomime, The Phantom of the Panto.

Dick Whittington, Bristol Hippodrome

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

There are certain criteria a pantomime needs to meet to be considered a success. Policing my checklist were four of the harshest critics I know; a grumpy toddler, a six and an eight-year-old and a grumpy boyfriend, who would definitely make sure that Dick Whittington at the Bristol Hippodrome was living up to expectations.

Beauty and the Beast, St John’s Academy, Marlborough

This Is Wiltshire:

3:10pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

It's a tale as old as time, but St John’s Academy in Marlborough breathed new life into the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast last week with an energetic performance for the whole family.








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