Show will be first time at the theatre for some youngsters

Swindon Advertiser: Show will be first time at the theatre for some youngsters

11:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

HUNDREDS of children are set to have one of their first experiences of theatre on Saturday.

Serving up mayhem

Swindon Advertiser: Serving up mayhem

11:51am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE mayhem of Fawlty Towers is set to descend on the Wyvern Theatre on Saturday, April 19.

A classier night of laughter

Swindon Advertiser: A classier night    of laughter

11:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

Comedian makes a tasteful impression on EMMA DUNN with his new show

My, my! Waterloo is 40 years old

Swindon Advertiser: My, my! Waterloo is 40 years old

9:19am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE crowd will be left saying ‘thank you for the music’ when the Abba Reunion tribute show comes to the Wyvern Theatre.

Jo’s brand of funny anger management

Swindon Advertiser: Jo’s brand of funny anger management

9:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

EMMA DUNN chats to comic who has plenty to moan about THERE are many things in life that make Jo Caulfield angry.

Strictly Come Dancing stars wow the crowds in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Strictly stars Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev

10:06am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SINCE Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev teamed up as a professional dance couple on the hit BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, they have wowed audiences with their Ballroom routines and Latin dances.

Premiere for Swindon theatre company

Swindon Advertiser: Premiere for Swindon theatre company

10:11am Thursday 10th April 2014

The UK premiere of What is Susan’s Secret? unfolds in Swindon this month.

A hug and a slice of cake

Swindon Advertiser: A hug and a slice of cake

9:37am Thursday 10th April 2014

A TEESIDER who likes hugging and eating cake (but not simultaneously) will be bringing his unmistakable brand of humour to Swindon Arts Centre next week.

Come face to face with the Gruffalo

Swindon Advertiser: Come face to face with the Gruffalo

9:34am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE much loved tale of The Gruffalo will be brought to life at the Wyvern Theatre this weekend.

‘I love a good old rant’

Swindon Advertiser: l Jenny Eclair, Kate Robbins and Susie Blake are coming to the Wyvern with Grumpy Old Women Live

9:31am Thursday 10th April 2014

JEMMA DUNN chats to grumpy old comedian Jenny Eclair

The best of the West is on the road

Swindon Advertiser: The best of the West is on the road

9:28am Thursday 10th April 2014

CORNWALL’s best-loved comic will be sharing his alternative look at life at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon next week.

Nigel Havers goes from a love rat to panto’s King Rat

Swindon Advertiser: Nigel Havers

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

FORMER Coronation Street actor Nigel Havers will be starring in the Wyvern Theatre’s pantomime this Christmas – oh yes he will.

Stepping out with student showcase

Swindon Advertiser: The spirit of the dance, plus gymnastic flexibility, was energetically demonstrated by Swindon Academy students in a variety of routines at the Wyvern Theatre

5:30am Monday 7th April 2014

WITH elaborate choreography and impressive vaulting performances, gifted dancers and athletes had the audience in the palm of their hands at the Wyvern Theatre.

Combined talents create stunning new musical

10:57am Monday 7th April 2014

I WAS lucky enough to witness the dawning of a great new musical play at The Place in the Wyvern Theatre.The talented writer Matt Fox joined the musical writing talent of Jessie Thompson to produce a new piece of musical theatre.

Plenty of heart, but still some work to do

Swindon Advertiser: Bindy Baker and Damien Edwards in Paper Hearts

10:37am Friday 4th April 2014

PAPER Hearts is a new, original musical with the book, music and lyrics written by Swindon’s Liam O’Rafferty.

I think therefore I am... a Nidiot

Swindon Advertiser: Jon Richardson will be bringing his stand-up routine to Epsom Playhouse

12:20pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

COMEDIAN Jon Richardson will be talking about his ability to make life more complicated by thinking too much when he performs at the Wyvern Theatre next week.

Little Mermaid set to enchant

Swindon Advertiser: Little Mermaid set to enchant

12:07pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE enchanting story of The Little Mermaid is set to be told through ballet at the Wyvern Theatre.

Comedian Howard will bring us an animated performance

Swindon Advertiser: Comedian Howard will 		   bring us an animated performance

12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A COMIC who is half of a double act with a series of his own animated characters is heading for Swindon.

Youngsters invited to audition for Oliver

Swindon Advertiser: Youngsters invited to audition for Oliver

12:02pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AN INVITATION has gone got to all young singers and actors to ‘Consider Yourself’ one of the cast of Oliver. Musical theatre company SALOS are staging the show, based on the Charles Dickens’ tale of Oliver Twist, at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre, in the autumn.

Little Mermaid set to enchant

Swindon Advertiser: Little Mermaid set to enchant

10:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE enchanting story of The Little Mermaid is set to be told through ballet at the Wyvern Theatre.

A show for everyone

Swindon Advertiser: A show for everyone

5:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE grown-ups enjoy the musical stage adaptation of The Gruffalo just as much as the children, according to the show’s director.

He’s Strictly professional

Swindon Advertiser: He’s Strictly professional

5:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

AN avowed Strictly fan, there were two burning questions I wanted – no, needed – to ask Pasha Kovalev: which of his celebrity dance partners did he really like the best, and is everyone horribly catty behind the scenes?

I think therefore I am... a Nidiot

Swindon Advertiser: I think therefore I am... a Nidiot

9:44am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

COMEDIAN Jon Richardson will be talking about his ability to make life more complicated by thinking too much when he performs at the Wyvern Theatre next week.

Join theatre workshop for a chance to star in Swindon musical

Swindon Advertiser: Previous SALOS production of Annie

10:07am Tuesday 1st April 2014

An invitation has gone got to all young singers and actors to ‘Consider Yourself’ one of the cast of Oliver SALOS, musical theatre company, are staging the show, based on the Charles Dickens’ tale of Oliver Twist, at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre, in the autumn.

Planting the seeds for performers to bloom

Swindon Advertiser: Last year’s Little Big Festival at the Town Gardens Bowl

5:30am Monday 31st March 2014

WORK is well underway to bring together a huge festival in Old Town – and it has only been possible thanks to input from the community.

Cowboys and girls prepare for stage show

Swindon Advertiser: Members of the Wootton Bassett Light Operatic Society dressed as  cowboys and girls to promote new production Oklahoma. Pictured are Kevin Taylor, Michelle Harper, Hatty Aspella and Mike Davies. Picture: THOMAS KELSEY

5:30am Monday 31st March 2014

LASSOES at the ready, actors-cum-cowboys and cowgirls offered passers-by a taste of their upcoming performance of Oklahoma! on Royal Wootton Bassett High Street.

Life's a drag for Jason Donovan

Swindon Advertiser: Jason Donovan in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

11:49am Friday 28th March 2014

Aussie Jason Donovan tells EMMA DUNN how he’s ready to put his glitter make-up away...

Singing out in Swindon's mini drama festival

Swindon Advertiser: Polly Leech singing as Diana Dors in the Swindon Community Opera

10:59am Thursday 27th March 2014

Not In Front of the Waiter... is performed by Swindon Community Opera in a short comic opera by Offenbach next week.

Share a joke with a national treasure

Swindon Advertiser: Share a joke with a national treasure

10:03am Thursday 27th March 2014

COMIC Billy Pearce plays the Wyvern Theatre on Wednesday, April 2.

Make date for a bit of Face Time with Kerry

Swindon Advertiser: Make date for a bit of Face Time with Kerry

9:57am Thursday 27th March 2014

Show covers everything from Twitter to washing machines CYBER friendship, washing machines and effective arguing techniques are just some of the topics Kerry Godliman will cover at Swindon Arts Centre next week.

Up close and personal with The People’s Medium

Swindon Advertiser: Up close and personal with The People’s Medium

9:55am Thursday 27th March 2014

A PERFORMER billed as ‘The People’s Medium’ takes the Wyvern Stage on Sunday.

No spanner in the works for new album from Mike and the Mechanics frontman

Swindon Advertiser: Paul Carrack

4:01pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Paul Carrack, The Man With The Golden Voice, and true troubadour of rock music has thrived through four decades on a slow and steady burn.

Liam's musical dream comes true

Swindon Advertiser: Liam's musical dream comes true

5:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

EVER since he was a youngster Liam O’Rafferty has had an enduring love for musicals. The Sound of Music, he simply couldn’t get enough of. But it was West Side Story that really got to him – and it still does.

First World War huge influence on Swindon drama festival

Swindon Advertiser: Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society adults picture by Smile Photography

4:21pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

The First World War centenary is a huge influence on this year’s Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival entries with gritty dramas and three plays with wartime themes.

Sweet version of Willy Wonka in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Matthew Clift Theatre Production Manager & Lecturer, MAPA New College, Swindon

4:10pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Roll up roll up for your Golden Ticket to see a new high tech version of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

Telltale signs that you are Stagey and Proud

Swindon Advertiser: Knowing Me Knowing You

10:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

From musical themed socks to twitter impresarios, if you're stagey this list will be familiar to you By Ben Hewis

Wildcats prove they DO believe in fairies

Swindon Advertiser: Peter Pan skaters Katya Bokiy and Anton Smirnov with Swindon Wildcats Aku Pekkarinen, Henri Sandvik and Jan Kostal

5:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

PETER Pan and Tinker Bell flew over to the Link Centre yesterday to meet Swindon Wildcats ahead of their performance at the Wyvern Theatre.

Mature approach to reading celebration

Swindon Advertiser: Launching the literature festival at the Central Library, organiser Matt Holland, centre, with festival helpers Nuria Cano and Maria Garvia Perez

5:00am Friday 21st March 2014

THE Central Library courtyard was buzzing with book lovers yesterday as the details of this year’s Swindon Festival of Literature were announced.

Swindon Lit Fest reveals plans for its 21st birthday

Swindon Advertiser: Kate Adie

1:21pm Thursday 20th March 2014

SOME of the world’s greatest thinkers and writers will be gracing stages around Swindon this spring at the Festival of Literature.

Flying the flag to mark 25th Gang Show

Swindon Advertiser: Gang's all here for new show in Swindon

5:38pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Scouts and Guides from around Swindon will be flying the flag to mark their 25th Gang Show next week.

Causing trouble with a reason

Swindon Advertiser: Causing trouble with a reason

5:36pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

VETERAN comedy subversive Mark Thomas brings tales of his latest adventures to the Arts Centre tomorrow.

Show sells out... just like that

Swindon Advertiser: Show sells out... just like that

5:33pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Extravaganza of music and comedy is in its 28th year

A master of the witty one-liner

Swindon Advertiser: A master of the witty one-liner

5:29pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE master of the one liner, Jimeoin, will be sharing his observations on the absurdities of everyday life at the Wyvern Theatre on Sunday.

Come along for a real family show

Swindon Advertiser: Come along for a real family show

5:22pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE audience will be singing in their seats when CBeebies favourites Chris and Pui come to the Wyvern Theatre.

I’m a nidiot, not an idiot

Swindon Advertiser: I’m a nidiot, not an idiot

5:19pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Comedian Jon Richardson talks about stand-up and tidying up

Much Ado about Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival

Swindon Advertiser: Whole Hog Productions rehearse Much Ado About Nothing

12:01pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

The curtain rises on Madam Renards Mini Fringe festival of music, dance and drama in various venues around Swindon.

Popular folk heroes are given a fond farewell

Swindon Advertiser: Popular folk heroes are given a fond farewell

5:50pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Spiers & Boden Arts Centre Swindon

Growing old disgracefully

Swindon Advertiser: Growing old disgracefully

5:42pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

WHEN an agony aunt reaches 60, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge... or take to the stage.

A tale of passion and betrayal

Swindon Advertiser: A tale of passion and betrayal

5:40pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A DANGEROUS tale of ambition, jealousy and love will be performed at the Wyvern on Monday.

Marilyn as we’ve never seen her

Swindon Advertiser: Marilyn as we’ve never seen her

5:37pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A DRESSING gown and slippers is not an outfit usually associated with Mailyn Monroe.



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