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Dancer beats the odds to succeed

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

DANCER Hannah Sumner is leaping to new heights after securing a place with the Northern Ballet School.

Making a song and dance of it

Swindon Advertiser:

9:19am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Samuel Parker is at heart a storyteller, whether on stage as an actor, directing his own theatre company, making music or choreographing a full scale musical.

Treading the boards in 20th Summer Youth Project

Swindon Advertiser:

9:34am Wednesday 20th August 2014

With Splurge guns at the ready, 250 aspiring young actors, are currently dodging flour bombs and hurling custard pies in the Wyvern Theatre this week.

Cast and crew of Bugsy 2014

Swindon Advertiser:

9:57am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Bugsy Malone 2014 Swindon Wyvern Theatre's 20th Summer Youth Project

Bugsy crew launch splurge attack in town centre

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 18th August 2014

THE gangs of Wharf Green waged war with custard and foam on Saturday as the cast of Bugsy Malone clashed with splurge guns and cream pies.

Michael McIntyre heads to town

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

COMEDIAN Michael McIntyre had such a welcome from Swindon audiences for his warm-up gig last year that he has decided to come back.

Say bonjour, mon ami to Hercule

Swindon Advertiser:

9:32am Thursday 14th August 2014

Jason Durr, better known as PC Mike Bradley in Heartbeat, is not daunted by his latest role of Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee.

Splurge guns at the ready

Swindon Advertiser:

9:57am Thursday 14th August 2014

The star of Bugsy discusses the Summer Youth Project with FLICKY HARRISON

Funny man’s show is a sell-out

Swindon Advertiser:

10:19am Thursday 14th August 2014

ONE of Britain’s funniest and most successful comedians will be at Bristol Hippodrome for four sold-out performances this week.

Have an adventure with Alice

Swindon Advertiser:

10:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

FOLLOW the fantastical adventures of Alice through the Looking Glass during a live theatre show at Lydiard Park.

Avenue Q will make you blush and warm the cockles

Swindon Advertiser:

12:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THOSE of you who have heard of Avenue Q will immediately think two things: puppets and rude. And yes – it is rude. There’s swearing, full frontal puppet nudity, raunchy sex and songs such as Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist and The Internet Is for Porn.

Postman Pat delivers lots of fun for children

Swindon Advertiser:

3:42pm Friday 8th August 2014

THURSDAYS are proving to be the best day of the week for children in Swindon this summer, as a string of popular children’s characters visit the town centre.

Charlie wins coveted role in Dr Seuss musical

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

TEENAGER Charlie Lock has beaten stiff competition to land himself a role with hit musical, Seussical The Musical.

A tale of passion, murder and guilt with Therese Raquin

Swindon Advertiser:

5:18pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THERESE Raquin tells the tale of a young woman, married off to her insipid cousin, Camille, and stifled by a life without passion – until she meets the charming, magnetic Laurent and falls in love.

Roger's having a laugh

Swindon Advertiser:

11:18am Thursday 7th August 2014

Comedian Roger Monkhouse is headlining tonight at the Old Town Comedy Club from 8pm at Suju, High Street, Swindon.

Meet some very naughty puppets with a very warm heart

Swindon Advertiser:

10:38am Thursday 7th August 2014

A SMASH hit on Broadway, in the West End and worldwide, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q will now visit Oxford, bringing a host of fuzzy friends to the New Theatre from August 11 to August 16.

Swindon acts on the Fringe of Edinburgh Festival

Swindon Advertiser:

11:07am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Swindon musicians and actors are taking the high road to Edinburgh this week to perform at the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

First World War drama comes to shopping centre

Swindon Advertiser:

10:20am Tuesday 5th August 2014

SWINDON’S World War One commemorations will take on a distinctly French theme when the Brunel Centre stages Heroes, a play set in a French military retirement home.

Let the little ones meet their television favourites

Swindon Advertiser:

5:45pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NODDY, Bananas in Pyjamas and Fifi and Bumble are just some of the television favourites who will be at the Wyvern Theatre on Sunday.

Dance for kids

Swindon Advertiser:

10:58am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHENEY MANOR: Youngsters can now sign up to take part in Summer Dance Camps at Bobbi’s Academy. Children can learn about tumbling, musical theatre, singing, freestyle disco, ballet, street and arts and crafts at the special camps held in purpose built studios. The first camp take place from August 4 to August 8 and the second camp take place from August 18 to August 22. Camp takes place from 10am to 3pm. The cost is £15 per child per day of £50 for the full week. A £10 deposit will secure each child’s place. For more information or to book email bobbisacademyofdance @live.co.uk.

Curiouser and curiouser

Swindon Advertiser:

9:43am Thursday 24th July 2014

Escape with Alice at Lydiard Park... EMMA DUNN hears all about it

Check out this mousical!

Swindon Advertiser:

9:36am Thursday 24th July 2014

Miranda Larson, writer and director of Angelina Ballerina The Mousical, tells us about the stage show which is sure to delight her fans.

A midsummer dream...

Swindon Advertiser:

10:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

PACK up a picnic and enjoy a live performance of Much Ado About Nothing at Lydiard Park tomorrow.

World class music

Swindon Advertiser:

9:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

BARRY LEIGHTON looks ahead to some special treats at this year’s WOMAD festival

Drama at the Front told with guts, gusto and greasepaint

Swindon Advertiser:

9:54am Thursday 24th July 2014

A PERFORMANCE of Troupers in Lechlade on Tuesday will bring to life an unsung war effort full of guts, gusto and greasepaint.

Snap up your ballet tickets

Swindon Advertiser:

4:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Tickets have now gone of sale for the Russian State Ballet and Opera House’s autumn production of the magical Swan Lake.

Theatre puts on the style

Swindon Advertiser:

1:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FROM Friday, one of Danny La Rue’s most extravagant costumes will be on display at the Wyvern Theatre.

Bad boy Bugsy a nice guy at heart

Swindon Advertiser:

9:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

Swindon’s Fraser Green is brushing up on his gangster movies, as he takes on the leading role of Bugsy Malone, in the 20th Summer Youth Project.

Liven up your summer with a big Milkshake!

Swindon Advertiser:

9:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

EXPECT plenty of singing, dancing and fun when Milkshake! comes to the Wyvern Theatre on Monday, August 3.

Bugsy’s back for project’s 20th anniversary

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

SWINDON’S Summer Youth Project notches up 20 years of giving youngsters a taste of professional theatre this year.

Python classic returns to big screen

Swindon Advertiser:

9:27am Thursday 17th July 2014

THERE is still time to get tickets to watch Monty Python’s Life of Brian at the Wyvern Theatre.

Women take centre stage in cheer amid fear

Swindon Advertiser:

5:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Troupers are marching into Lechlade this month to mark the 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

Take on the Bard's baddies in Swindon workshop

Swindon Advertiser:

6:01pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Outlawed Nomad Theatre Company will be toting their drama guns, when they visit Swindon to out-ride and out-shoot the villains in Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Dancing for life

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 11th July 2014

DANCERS wowed a packed-out audience at the Wyvern Theatre for a special show for professional dancer Ann-Marie Burgess, who has been given just six months to live.

Alan Bennett's Kafka's Dick has something for everyone

Swindon Advertiser:

7:41pm Friday 11th July 2014

LAUGHTER rippled through the audience from start to finish during this new production of Kafka’s Dick at the Theatre Royal in Bath.

You’ll laugh your pants off

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

BEST-SELLING children’s book Aliens Love Underpants will be brought to life at the Wyvern Theatre on Sunday.

Tread the boards with professional actors

Swindon Advertiser:

10:04am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Two former Hollyoaks actors have teamed up to create a new theatrical production company.

Taking on the Bard's villains

Swindon Advertiser:

9:58am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Nomad Theatre Company will be toting their drama guns, when they visit Swindon, to out-ride and out-shoot the villains in Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Stuck in the grip of social media

Swindon Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

EMMA DUNN previews #theorder and learns it could have a chilling effect

They’re still going strong more than 60 years on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

EMMA DUNN catches up with The Drifters THERE are not many bands who can claim they have been around for more than 60 years.

Tale of love and sorcery in the open air

Swindon Advertiser:

9:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PACK up a picnic and enjoy live theatre in the beautiful open-air surroundings of Lydiard Park when Quantum Theatre comes to town.

Hurry if you’d like to enjoy a wild night out

Swindon Advertiser:

8:20am Thursday 3rd July 2014

TICKETS have almost sold out for the chance to take a walk on the wild side with Chris Packham at the Wyvern Theatre.

It’ll be a Tragedy if you don’t enjoy this musical treat

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

FANS of 1970s music will be struck with night fever at the Wyvern Theatre next week.

Spellbinding piece of theatre that evokes emotion

Swindon Advertiser:

1:18pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Birdsong

Summer drama for Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

5:28pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Next week Swindon schools take a dramatic turn with two new productions.

Singers mark 10 years of music making

Swindon Advertiser:

11:19am Tuesday 1st July 2014

 Sarah Covey, is taking time out from her busy schedule in the West End musical, We Will Rock You, to return to her home town and sing in a special gala performance.

A pressing role for Billie at the theatre

Swindon Advertiser: Billie Piper

5:00am Friday 27th June 2014

IN A week when tabloid editors are hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, it has been announced Swindon’s Billie Piper will be one herself from next week.

Break down the barriers

Swindon Advertiser: Break down the barriers

9:53am Thursday 26th June 2014

Swindon theatre company Wrong Shoes has got off on the right foot by winning a place at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

Musical theatre is my passion

Swindon Advertiser: Judith Sharp and Ray Dance

4:32pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Judith Sharp is a well known face on the Swindon stage having performed alongside Ray Dance, business partner and co-founder of R and J Musicals for the past 30 years.

Classic comedy comes to stage

Swindon Advertiser: Classic comedy comes to stage

9:49am Thursday 26th June 2014

ONE of the most popular television comedies of all time will be performed at Swindon Arts Centre this week.



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