On Friday 29th September at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil at 7.30pm see Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith. Live on stage with BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers with two Strictly champions and one Strictly professional who will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music! The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and the shattering world of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets £36.
On Tuesday 3 at 7.30pm and Wednesday 4 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil see Noel Coward’s ‘Private Lives’. Two newly-married couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda. Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening ahead. But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing a forgotten song, an old spark reignites, with spectacular consequences. Tickets: £16.50.
On Friday 6 from 7.30pm at the David Hall in South Petherton the Off the Map Dance Company presents 'Folklore'. Trapped in a living state of limbo, Jay is controlled by her over protective sister on one side and drawn to an intriguing creature offering her a sense of freedom on the other. Tickets: £8.
On Saturday 7 October from 7.30pm at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton Living Spit presents ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’. After their previous self-funded historical drama is savaged in the press, Howard & Stu are at their wits end. Then they hit on an idea for a show that could change everything…. But can two of the South West’s favourite theatrical sons put aside their differences and make it through to the end without killing each other? ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ is an undisputed hit and with live original music, embroidary, barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, this promises to be an ill-researched lesson in Tudor history you will never forget. Tickets: £10.
On Saturday 14 from 7.30pm the Exchange in Sturminster Newton and Artsreach Dorset presents Mi Flamenco - Incognito. Mi Flamenco is an international flamenco company with artists of the highest calibre. Featuring explosive dance by Ester Tal and Kelian Jimenez, the amazing voice of Luis Vargas Monge (El Mono), beautiful music composed and played by the talented guitarist Uri Tal, and the added magic of Nick Squires on cello. ‘Incognito’ is a show with all the spirit of authentic, pulsating flamenco, intertwined with the unexpected. Expect exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello; with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in - a passionate spectacle for dance, music and theatre lovers everywhere. Tickets: £11.
On Tuesday 17 at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil from 7.30pm see 'Romeo and Juliet’ Ballet. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians. Romeo and Juliet has become one of the most beloved ballets, capturing the imagination of many generations over the years. It continues to attract audiences worldwide, who love its mystery and romance. The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is a gem for the Russian cultural traditions, bringing as they do the passion and vibrancy of Russian character to this well-known ballet. It has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality, and never fails to delight audiences. Set to one of Prokofiev's most evocative scores, this production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles and compelling drama, all amidst production designs. Tickets: £33.
On Thursday 19 from Halstock Village Hall at 7.30pm Artsreach hosts 'A View From The Edge'. Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise Hillerman to investigate the disappearance of her husband, a prominent gallery owner; meanwhile, writers Charlotte and Dan struggle to write the script of their new noir-inspired theatre show about an art forgery ring. As scenes spin, fragment and entangle with each other one question arises: whose reality is real? Cornish company Owdyado present their brand new, slick and surprising show where the search for the truth provokes a mind-bending journey through the world of dreams, imagination and 'real life'. With its sharp wit, quick pace and a heavy dose of noir style; from the classic to the neo, A View from the Edge also takes influence from cult filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and David Lynch. This is a highly original show, expect to be delighted, intrigued and kept guessing until the end! Tickets: £9, under 18's £6 from 01935 891744.
From Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 from 7.30pm at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton see ‘A Murder Mystery – Whodunit’ by Francis Durbridge. Dodgy dealings and murder abound in this gripping and ingenious play. Jack and Sarah Radford appear to be a happy and successful couple living in a large home in the country. However, Jack is secretly plotting to murder his wife and inherit everything. He tries to convince Sarah that she is on the verge of a nervous breakdown and enlists the help of his girlfriend Anna to dispose of his wife. But all does not go as planned! Enter Inspector Cliff Jordan, a man of insight and perception but will his investigative skills become distracted? Almost everyone has a motive but who is the real killer? Tickets: £10.
On Saturday 21 from 7.30pm at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil see ‘Tap Factory’, an international hit-show for all the family. Featuring urban tap dance, percussion, comedy with high energy dance, explosive percussion and unbelievable acrobatics, all wrapped up in a fun-filled evening. The stunning live music and choreography is created from the most ordinary of objects by a highly talented, internationally renowned cast of award winning tap dancers. Tickets: £22.
On Saturday 21 at 8.00pm at Westlands Entertainment Venue in Yeovil see Sean Kelly and The Stars of Storage Hunters. Autioneer Sean will be joined by T-Money and Green Mile for the first time ever. Audiences are encouraged to bring along a cheeky item from home, to be auctioned off. Proceeds to Help for Heroes. Tickets: £22.50.
On Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 at 7.30pm at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil see 'That'll Be the Day'. Highly acclaimed for its live entertainment, it is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new line up of smash hits spanning the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, plus more side-splitting comedic sketches. Tickets: £27.