Review: Seven Ages or What You Will, various venues

3:03pm Monday 31st August 2015

LOCAL drama group Shakespeare Live, who are very well known locally for their annual outdoor Shakespeare week at Lackham, have just returned from their fourth consecutive annual visit to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Company's outdoor venue in Stratford upon Avon, The Dell.

Review: Athenaeum Limelight Player's Macbeth, Stratford Upon Avon

This Is Wiltshire: Review: Athenaeum Limelight Player's Macbeth, Stratford Upon Avon

5:03pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Warminster’s Athenaeum Limelight Players (ALPs) had the honour of taking their modern-dress and high-tech version of Macbeth to the home of William Shakespeare himself on Sunday, August 16. They played to 450 people in late summer sunshine in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s open-air venue, The Dell in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Review: Mrs Henderson Presents, Theatre Royal Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Theatre Royal Bath Dress Rehearsal Aug 2015
Mrs Henderson Presents Director/Book Terry Johnson
Don Black/Lyrics  George Fenton&Simon Chamberlain/Music
MD Mike Dixon  Choreographer/Andrew Wright
Designer/Tim Shortall   Lighting/Ben Ormerod
Tracie Bennett /

2:53pm Thursday 27th August 2015

FUN, frothy, light-hearted and with an enduring optimism, the story of how the Windmill Theatre battled the Blitz has become a theatre legend.

Loyd lectures on American art

This Is Wiltshire: Loyd Grossman

12:44pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

DR Loyd Grossman, CBE OBE, will deliver a lecture at the American Museum in Bath entitled How to Paint History this autumn.

Trowbridge teenager stars in Phantom performance

This Is Wiltshire: Georgia Butt

12:18pm Monday 24th August 2015

A Trowbridge teenager has been combining fundraising with rehearsals for a production of Phantom of the Opera.

Preview: Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot, The Wharf, Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot, The Wharf, Devizes

12:02pm Monday 24th August 2015

THE magical moment when England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 is enshrined in a new professional theatre production that will be coming to Devizes in October.

Preview: Game Face, Swindon Arts Centre

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Game Face, Swindon Arts Centre

10:33am Monday 24th August 2015

THIS October will see the stage debut of TS Theatre Production’s latest offering at Swindon Arts Centre.

Preview: Life Raft, Bristol Old Vic

6:10pm Sunday 23rd August 2015

IN A mysterious dystopia, against a backdrop of war, a lifeboat filled with children is adrift at sea – their passenger liner sunk by an unknown and unseen enemy.

John Emil, Acoustic Oak, The Royal Oak, Corsham

This Is Wiltshire: John Emil, Acoustic Oak, The Royal Oak, Corsham

12:02pm Sunday 23rd August 2015

John Emil, a professional slide roots guitarist from the USA is performing at the Acoustic Oak at The Royal Oak in Corsham.

Mere sculptor wins British Equestrian Trade Association award

This Is Wiltshire: (From left to right) Peter Phillips presents the BETA Best Large Stand Award to sculptor Sarah Coward, with husband Will Shields (34909764)

11:56am Sunday 23rd August 2015

MERE sculptor Sarah Coward has been recognised for her amazing range of equine bronzes and ceramics after winning the Best Large Stand Category at the Festival of British Eventing.

New dance festival coming to Grange Farm,West Ashton

11:02am Sunday 23rd August 2015

WEST Ashton will be the setting for a new dance and electronic music festival in September created by two Frome-based friends with the intention of finishing off the summer festival season in style.

Mere sculptor makes her mark after winning British Equestrian Trade Association award

This Is Wiltshire: (From left to right) Peter Phillips presents the BETA Best Large Stand Award to sculptor Sarah Coward, with husband Will Shields (34909764)

9:02am Saturday 22nd August 2015

MERE sculptor Sarah Coward has been recognised for her amazing range of equine bronzes and ceramics after winning the Best Large Stand Category at the Festival of British Eventing.

Preview: Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot, The Wharf, Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot, The Wharf, Devizes

12:07pm Thursday 20th August 2015

THE magical moment when England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 is enshrined in a new professional theatre production that will be coming to Devizes in October.

Preview: Hairspray, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

This Is Wiltshire: Olympia Curry, Kerrie Scarff and Tino Muronda

12:02pm Thursday 20th August 2015

THE Wyvern Theatre’s Summer Youth Project is well underway and as Hairspray’s opening night approaches, three of the cast members took a trip to Sardaya Hair & Beauty on Commercial Road to perfect their 1960s-style bouffants.

Preview: Hairspray, Wyvern Theatre

This Is Wiltshire: Olympia Curry, Kerrie Scarff and Tino Muronda

12:02pm Thursday 20th August 2015

THE Wyvern Theatre’s Summer Youth Project is well underway and as Hairspray’s opening night approaches, three of the cast members took a trip to Sardaya Hair & Beauty on Commercial Road to perfect their 1960s-style bouffants.

Preview: La Traviata, Wyvern

1:21pm Monday 17th August 2015

THE world renowned Russian State Ballet and Opera House is coming to Wiltshire to perform Verdi’s opera La Traviata, as part of its UK wide opera tour.

Jackson Live in Concert, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

6:04pm Sunday 16th August 2015

Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music.

Search for Assistant Director, Salisbury Playhouse

9:06am Saturday 15th August 2015

Salisbury Playhouse, in partnership with The JMK Trust, is looking for a south west based assistant director to work on its upcoming production of Deathtrap.

Preview: The Teacup Poisoner, Ball Court, Prior Park College

This Is Wiltshire: Declan Tonkinson, Fionnuala Donnelly, Tom Davies and Georgina Littlewood By Nick Spratling

4:06pm Friday 14th August 2015

ORIGINAL musical The Teacup Poisoner promises to thrill as Storm on the Lawn takes its final bow after 18 years of exceptional stage productions at Prior Park’s historic outdoor Ball Court.

Preview: Patronal Festival, St Mary theVirgin, Orchardleigh

10:05am Friday 14th August 2015

On Sunday 16 August the church of St Mary the Virgin, Orchardleigh, will celebrate its

Review: Oliver, The Watermill, Newbury

This Is Wiltshire: Review: Oliver, The Watermill, Newbury

9:38am Friday 14th August 2015

Oliver!

Preview: Mrs Henderson Presents, Theatre Royal Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Katie Bernstein Lizzy Connolly & Lauren Hood (34410331)

1:16pm Thursday 13th August 2015

West Country audiences will be the first in the world to see a new musical based on the hit film, Mrs Henderson Presents, when it opens in Bath tomorrow.

Preview: Mrs Henderson Presents, Theatre Royal Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Katie Bernstein Lizzy Connolly & Lauren Hood (34410331)

12:18pm Thursday 13th August 2015

West Country audiences will be the first in the world to see a new musical based on the hit film, Mrs Henderson Presents, when it opens in Bath tomorrow.

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical, New Theatre, Oxford

This Is Wiltshire: Michael Praed and Noel Sullivan during the Ruprecht sequence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical

9:33am Wednesday 5th August 2015

MICHAEL Praed once robbed the rich to pay the poor as a TV Robin Hood but in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels he is doing it all for himself.

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical, New Theatre, Oxford

This Is Wiltshire: Michael Praed and Noel Sullivan during the Ruprecht sequence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical

9:32am Wednesday 5th August 2015

MICHAEL Praed once robbed the rich to pay the poor as a TV Robin Hood but in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels he is doing it all for himself.

World premiere high wire act for Devizes carnival fortnight

This Is Wiltshire: A world premiere of a high wire act by the Bullzini Family is coming to Devizes

3:02pm Saturday 1st August 2015

A WORLD premier of a high wire act will be performed in Devizes this summer as part of the carnival programme.

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar at Bristol Hippodrome

This Is Wiltshire: Glenn Carter as Jesus Christ. Photos Pamela Raith

12:03pm Thursday 30th July 2015

ROCK and opera. Not two words you would generally put in the same sentence but somehow it worked on the opening night of Jesus Christ Superstar at Bristol Hippodrome.

Talking Heads, Theatre Royal Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Theatre Royal Bath July 2015Talking Heads by Alan Bennett  Directed by Sarah EsdaileA Chip in the Sugar  Karl Theobald as Graham Whittaker©NOBBY CLARK+44(0)7941-515770+44(0)20-7274-2105nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk (33525149)

12:02pm Thursday 30th July 2015

ALAN Bennett's Talking Heads monologues were an instant hit when first televised almost 30 years ago: this stage version has all their power and wit, and the theatre setting makes them even more thought-provoking.

Swashbuckling drama on open air stage

This Is Wiltshire: Picasa (33277227)

3:07pm Monday 27th July 2015

DRAMA Elizabethan-style returns to Corsley on Saturday, as Illyria visit Manor Farm to perform Alexander Dumas' The Three Musketeers.

Young ambassadors for Salisbury Playhouse

6:01pm Sunday 26th July 2015

Young people aged 14-21 who have an interest in theatre are being invited to apply to become a young ambassador at Salisbury Playhouse.

Preview: Mice on Skates, Tobacco Factory, Bristol

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Mice on Skates, Tobacco Factory, Bristol

2:02pm Sunday 26th July 2015

preview Mice on Skates Bristol tobacco factory

Preview: Storm on the Lawn Prior Park College, Bath

11:00am Sunday 26th July 2015

DRAMA-LOVING teenagers have until the end of the month to sign up to take part in the last ever Storm on the Lawn summer school, as the Theatre Royal Bath announces brand new musical The Teacup Poisoner will mark the project’s finale after 18years

OSJCT's care home explores ageing with work of Bradford on Avon artist

This Is Wiltshire: Robert Race was commissioned to do the work to explore ageing through art

9:32am Saturday 25th July 2015

THE Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has launched a new piece of public art, created by a Bradford on Avon artist to show people in residential care, how ageing can be illustrated on a canvas.

Calne comedian to take centre stage at Edinburgh Festival

This Is Wiltshire: Calne's very own Helen Sorren will be taking up the stage at Edinburgh Festival next month. Photos Steph Bor and Kee Ramsorrun

12:31pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

CALNE'S very own comedian Helen Sorren will take centre stage next month as she will perform at the hugely-popular Edinburgh Fringe Festival with comedy partner Samantha Baines.

Calne comedian to take centre stage at Edinburgh Festival

This Is Wiltshire: Calne's very own Helen Sorren will be taking up the stage at Edinburgh Festival next month. Photos Steph Bor and Kee Ramsorrun

12:05pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

CALNE'S very own comedian Helen Sorren will take centre stage next month as she will perform at the hugely-popular Edinburgh Fringe Festival with comedy partner Samantha Baines.

Review: Seussical The Musical, Wharf Youth Theatre, Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Youngsters create fantastic fantasy at Wharf Theatre

12:04pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

The Wharf Youth Theatre Perform ‘Seussical: The Musical’

Preview: Now and Then, St Mary's Hall, Malmesbury

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Now and Then, St Mary's Hall, Malmesbury

5:02pm Sunday 19th July 2015

PRESENT day songs and sketches will be combined with well-known golden oldies by the Athelstan Players in a three-day revue called Now and Then at St Mary's Hall, Malmesbury from Thursday to Saturday, July 30-August 1.

Preview: Talking Heads, Theatre Royal Bath

6:01pm Saturday 18th July 2015

A brand new production of Talking Heads starring Stephanie Cole, Siobhan Redmond and Karl Theobald opens at the Theatre Royal Bath later this month, giving a wonderful chance to see three of Alan Bennett's famous monologues in one evening.

Youngsters create fantastic fantasy at Wharf Theatre

This Is Wiltshire: Youngsters create fantastic fantasy at Wharf Theatre

10:05am Friday 17th July 2015

The Wharf Youth Theatre Perform ‘Seussical: The Musical’

Review: July 4 Concert, Royal Wootton Bassett

1:01pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Royal Woottn Bassett Orchestra's July the Fourth American concert that attracted a large, appreciative audience at the Memorial Hall on a very warm evening. Flags festooned the stage, and director Alan MacRae's colourful waistcoat reflected the theme of an excellent programme that opened with The Stars and Stripes Forever . Variations on a Shaker Melody (better known here as Lord of the Dance) were from Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring (a spring of water, not the season, the conductor revealed). Hoe Down, from the Rodeo Suite, The Liberty Bell March, selections from Oklahoma and West Side Story, The Big Country, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, On the Trail from the Grand Canyon Suite (arranged by Alan MacRae) and Broadway Showstoppers were performed with the expertise for which this amateur orchestra is noted, A selection from Woodland Sketches by Edward Macdowell, and the 1st Movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony added variety. Katie Walker, who is known as a flautist, idisplayed her skill on the saxophone in a thrilling rendition of Summertime, from Porgy and Bess.

Review: She Stoops to Conquer, Theatre Royal Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Review: She Stoops to Conquer, Theatre Royal Bath

12:04pm Thursday 16th July 2015

She Stoops to conquer.

Preview: Pop-up Opera

5:05pm Sunday 12th July 2015

Friday 24th July Leigh Delamere, 7.30pm, £40, £35, £20

Auditions - Cinderella, Salisbury Playhouse

2:03pm Sunday 12th July 2015

TALENTED youngsters aged 12-17 are being invited to audition for a role in this year’s pantomime, Cinderella, at Salisbury Playhouse.

Preview: Mudslingers

2:03pm Sunday 12th July 2015

Bradford on Avon potter Jane Gibson is one of six artists showing their work in the Mudslingers Ceramics Group's Summer Exhibition and Sale, which runs from Tuesday until Sunday, 19 July 19 at, 11am to 6pm, Walcot Street Chapel, Bath, BA1 5UG, Free entry

Preview: Frome Festival, various venues

This Is Wiltshire: Preview: Frome Festival, various venues

10:06am Sunday 12th July 2015

Frome Opens Its Doors to Festival Fans

Auditions - Cinderella, Salisbury Playhouse

3:05pm Saturday 11th July 2015

TALENTED youngsters aged 12-17 are being invited to audition for a role in this year’s pantomime, Cinderella, at Salisbury Playhouse.

Chippenham Comedy Festival returns with best line-up yet

This Is Wiltshire: Wil Hodgson, festival organiser on stage at the Chippenham Comedy Festival 2014. Pic by Diane Vose

12:08pm Friday 10th July 2015

CHIPPENHAM comedy festival returns for its third year next weekend with the best line-up yet according to organiser and comedian Wil Hodgson.

Review: Mind The Gap, Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire: Review: Mind The Gap, Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

9:06am Friday 10th July 2015

THIS original piece of theatre, written by the cast of Characters Stage Company, the Bristol Old Vic, writer in residence, Tom Wainwright, and directed by Sara Griffiths, is acted entirely by a cast of young people.

Review: The Taming of the Shrew, Lackham House

This Is Wiltshire: Review: The Taming of the Shrew, Lackham House

1:07pm Thursday 9th July 2015

Lackham House provides the perfect setting for Shakespeare Live's upbeat production of the Taming of the Shrew, one of The Bard's best known comedies.

Review: She Stoops to Conquer, Theatre Royal Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Review: She Stoops to Conquer, Theatre Royal Bath

12:30pm Thursday 9th July 2015

She Stoops to conquer.








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