Following our summer dark period we are back and geared up for our busiest time of the year! The first few shows of our autumn 2017 season have seen some excellent productions coming to Yeovil and delighting audiences and we have so much more still to come!
Coming up next are performances from the stunning Welsh singers Rhydian (X Factor), Richard and Adam (Britain’s Got Talent), Armonico Consort’s beautiful Monteverdi Vespers 450 Tour and the hugely popular Russian State Opera’s dramatic production of Puccini’s Tosca.
The rest of the season promises a host of delights including London Classic Theatre’s return with the hugely popular Noël Coward play, Private Lives, on Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 October as well as…
We are excited to see the return of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as part of our stunning Classical Concert Series on Tuesday 26 September. We then have two amazing bands coming to us – ones we’d recommend as must-sees this season: Creeds Cross (Friday 22 September) are perhaps the most talented and energetic Celtic musicians you are ever likely to hear and Skerryvore (Wednesday 22 November) were recognised as the Live Act of the Year 2016 at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards – these guys really know how to put on a show!
We have our most exciting tribute offering to date taking place this season with firm favourites That’ll Be The Day, Jackson Live, And Finally…Phil Collins, Whitney: Queen of the Night and One Night of Queen returning to the South West but we’re especially excited to welcome to new productions: Purple Rain (Saturday 23 September) celebrates the music of the iconic artist Prince and Live On Mars (Wednesday 1 November) presents the music of the legend that was David Bowie. Unmissable!
Your little ones are spoilt for choice this season with a fascinating talk from the acclaimed conservationist and TV presenter Saba Douglas Hamilton (Wednesday 15 November). Milkshake Live! (Saturday 7 October) also returns with its Magic Story Book show featuring all your favourite characters from Fireman Sam to Noddy. Finally, we have a musical play adapted from Judith Kerr’s beloved book, The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 November) – join Sophie as she’s visited by a very hungry and thirsty tiger for some family fun!
We have a very limited amount of seats left for Strictly stars Natalie Lowe, Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith’s Rip It Up performance (Friday 29 September), We then have two stunning ballets from the Russian State Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (Tuesday 17 October) and – a Christmas classic –The Nutcracker (Monday 20 November). We are also proud to bring Motionhouse’s incredible dance-circus production of Charge to the South West (Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 November). This amazing company present a thrilling new multi-media production exploring themes of energy – perfect for students and dance enthusiasts.
The Yeovil Literary Festival
Then from 26 – 29 October we present the fifth annual Yeovil Literary Festival! Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include: Sarah Millican, Harry Hill, Jeremy Vine, Cressida Cowell, Monty Don, Suzi Quatro, Harry Leslie Smith, Miles Jupp, Jay Rayner and many more! For the full programme head to www.yeovilliteraryfestival.co.uk
Panto: Oh Yes It Is!
After the Yeovil Literary Festival we’re then just a short stretch away from our most magical pantomime to date, Cinderella! This year’s cast features some old and new faces, promising a sensational show with plenty of audience participation and some amazing special effects as we help Cinderella to get to the ball on time!
So why not join us and escape the autumn and winter evenings with a live production right on your doorstep? For the full season programme or to book tickets call 01935 422884 or visit www.octagon-theatre.co.uk
Don’t forget to check out the fantastic new performances, film & theatre screenings and events taking place at our sister venue Westlands: www.westlandsyeovil.co.uk