LEISURE: Full steam ahead for Abbey Hill Steam Rally

LEISURE: Full steam ahead for Abbey Hill Steam Rally

Posted: 2nd May 2019
FINAL preparations are being made for the annual Abbey Hill Steam Rally which will be held at the Yeovil Showground over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from May 3-6. Thousands of people are expected to visit the Steam Rally over the weekend which promises something for everyone. Organisers have been delighted to confirm that the Sentinel Drivers Club will be in…

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LEISURE: Caught in the Net with the Civic Players

LEISURE: Caught in the Net with the Civic Players

Posted: 2nd May 2019
THE Yeovil-based Civic Players group is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for its forthcoming production, Caught in the Net, a farce by Ray Cooney. It will be performed at the Swan Theatre in Yeovil from Wednesday, May 22, through to Saturday, May 25, nightly at 7.45pm. The two tickets for £15 offer is available on the Saturday night, otherwise tickets…

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LEISURE: Anita Dobson’s Miss Hannigan meets Castaways’ young Miss Hannigan

LEISURE: Anita Dobson’s Miss Hannigan meets Castaways’ young Miss Hannigan

Posted: 2nd May 2019
IT was very much a case of Miss Hannigan Senior meeting Miss Hannigan Junior when a young member of the Yeovil-based Castaway Theatre Group went to watch Annie the Musical at the Bristol Hippodrome. Rosie Horsey, aged 11, of Long Sutton Primary School, recently went to watch the show and pick-up some tips as she will be playing the role of nasty-but-rather-amusing…

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LEISURE: It’s a little scary, but I’m sure he will love it – says Castaways founder

LEISURE: It’s a little scary, but I’m sure he will love it – says Castaways founder

Posted: 2nd May 2019
OSCAR-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes will be coming to the Octagon Theatre this month to watch the Yeovil-based Castaway Theatre Group on stage. The Castaways, a youth group of talented stage performers, are putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming musical show of Wind in the Willows – based on the classic Kenneth Grahame book…

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LEISURE: Ticket prices and bar tokens for Yeovil Beer Festival

LEISURE: Ticket prices and bar tokens for Yeovil Beer Festival

Posted: 26th April 2019
TICKETS for this weekend’s Yeovil Beer Festival – to be staged on April 26-27 at the Westland Entertainment Venue – are available. The opening session of the beer festival will be held on Friday, April 26, from 6pm to 11pm and tickets will cost £6. The afternoon session on Saturday, April 27, will run from midday to 5pm and tickets will cost £8. The evening session on…

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LEISURE: Useful information ahead of this weekend's Yeovil Beer Festival

LEISURE: Useful information ahead of this weekend's Yeovil Beer Festival

Posted: 26th April 2019
ORGANISERS are busily preparing for this weekend's annual Yeovil Beer Festival which will take place at the Westland Entertainment Venue. The festival runs from Friday (April 26) evening through to all day and night on Saturday (April 27) with loads of different beers and ciders for people to sample. Here are just a few of the most frequently asked questions that the…

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LEISURE: Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once – ‘Allo ‘Allo is a hit at the Octagon

LEISURE: Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once – ‘Allo ‘Allo is a hit at the Octagon

Posted: 18th April 2019
THE much-loved war-time TV comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo has been recreated at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil – thanks to the Project Play team. Following on from the team’s successful run of The Vicar of Dibley last year, it has returned to once again bring laughs aplenty to audiences at the Octagon. Project Play producer has put together three different casts for the show which…

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LEISURE: West End shows coming to Yeovil

LEISURE: West End shows coming to Yeovil

Posted: 15th March 2019
THE Octagon Theatre in Yeovil has announced that it has secured two stellar West End productions for early 2020 and tickets are already on sale for these award-winning productions. The world’s most successful Rock & Roll musical BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story has astounded audiences in the West End, Broadway and around the world for 30 years and you will now have the…

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LEISURE: Photos galore from YAPS and Jack and the Beanstalk panto

LEISURE: Photos galore from YAPS and Jack and the Beanstalk panto

Posted: 22nd January 2019
MORE than 200 photos from Yeovil Amateur Pantomime Society’s 2019 production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Octagon Theatre can be found here in a number of picture galleries. Click on this link to find them. Jack and the Beanstalk runs at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil from January 22-26, 2019. Go to the Octagon website at www.octagon-theatre.co.uk or phone the box…

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LEISURE: Disco panto with Jack and the Beanstalk

LEISURE: Disco panto with Jack and the Beanstalk

Posted: 16th January 2019
FINAL preparations are being made by members of the Yeovil Amateur Pantomime Society ahead of their annual feast of panto hilarity. The group will be performing the ever-popular panto Jack and the Beanstalk – with a difference - at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil from Tuesday, January 22, through to Saturday, January 26. Following the group’s rock and roll spectacular…

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