What’s On

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Saturday, 29th December 2018 - Saturday, 5th January 2019 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £10.00, Friends of the Regal £9.50, Student/Child – £6.50, Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £30.00

Minehead Panto People

Alice in Wonderland by Limelight Scripts

Join Alice in an adaptation of Lewis Carrol’s fantastical world.  Help us as our hero Alice tries to stop the Knave of Spades from succeeding in his evil plan!  Witness duels, attend a wedding, get confused by the Cheshire Cat and share in a truly Mad Tea Party!  All the fun, laughter, cheers and boo’s of a classic pantomime in one amazing Wonderland.

Directed by Jess James and produced by Kirsty Allen. There are some matinees.

Full Performance Dates and Times:

Saturday 29 December 2.30 and 7.30pm

Sunday 30 December 2.30pm

Monday 31 December 7.30pm

Tuesday 1 January 2.30pm

Wednesday 2 January – no performance

Thursday 3 January 7.30pm

Friday 4 January 7.30pm

Saturday 5 January 2.30 and 7.30pm

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Regal Film Society

Tuesday, 15th January 2019 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Members £3.00, Non-members £5.00

Monthly film screening for members and their guests,

Title to be announced. For up-to-date information about all film screenings at the Regal visit the website www.regalfilmsociety.org or sign up for the Film News mailing list by contacting Victoria Thomas on 01643 831343 or email [email protected].


HEART WARMING TALES

Friday, 18th January 2019 - 7:30pm

With Story-Well’s Alexandra Simson

TICKETS: £5.00

Join local storyteller Alexandra Simson for an evening of magic as you relax and listen to folktales, myths and legends from around the world.  Come along and enjoy her modern take on the traditional art of storytelling. You will not be disappointed.

Her tales are carefully selected so that whilst listening to them, it feels as if one is not only being told a story but transported on an adventure to realms where the promise of spring and transformation is real and eternal beings offer wise counsel.

Suitable for 10 – 100 year olds!

The performance runs from 7.30 – 9.15pm with one interval.

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THE QUEEN OF SPADES - Tchaikovsky

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 - 6:45pm

TICKETS: Adults £15.00, Film Society Members & Friends of the Regal £12.50, Students £10.00

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Live from The Royal Opera House

In Tchaikovsky’s opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades, based on a short story by Pushkin, comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam.

Set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

Conducted by: Antonio Pappano and directed by Stefan Herheim.

Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes including one interval

Sung in Russian with English subtitles

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EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Sunday, 27th January 2019 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £18.00, Friends £17.50, Students/ES40s £3.00 

ELGAR – Serenade for strings Op.20

MOZART – Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat “Jeunehomme”

GRIEG  – Two Melodies Op.34

HAYDN – Symphony No.59 in A “Fire”

Director Hans-Peter Hofmann.

Soloist:  Bbc Young Musician Of The Year, Lauren Zhang

The BBC Young Musician of the Year, Lauren Zhang joins EUCO to perform one of Mozart’s most original and brilliant piano concertos:  the “Jeunehomme” K271.  Directed by EUCO’s charismatic leader, Hans-Peter Hofmann, the concert also includes Elgar’s wistful, romantic Serenade for Strings and Haydn’s ‘Fire Symphony’, one of his most vivid  and dramatic.  EUCO has toured in 73 countries, regularly performing with famous soloists and regularly appears in principal concert halls in the UK

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LA TRAVIATA

Wednesday, 30th January 2019 - 6:45pm

TICKETS: Adults £15.00, Film Society Members & Friends of the Regal £12.50, Students £10.00

Giuseppe Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA

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Live from The Royal Opera

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart-breaking reconciliation that comes too late,   Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Richard Eyre’s production, conducted by Antonello Manacorda, brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.

Approximate running time: 3 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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THE BAROQUE BOHEMIANS

Friday, 1st February 2019 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £10.00, Arts Society Members £5.00, Students/ES40s £2.00

Click here for details  Red Priest – The Baroque Bohemians

Presented by Minehead and West Somerset Arts Society 

Four-piece baroque super-group Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil.  They have become an international phenomenon, turning the period instrument movement on its head with its thrilling, no-holds-barred approach to the genre.

‘For sheer technical wizardry, charismatic showmanship, and expressive devilment, Red Priest is in an exhilerating class of its own.’ (BBC Music Magazine)

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YOUNG FARMERS PERFORMING ARTS COMPETITION

Sunday, 3rd February 2019 - Sunday, 10th February 2019 - 2:00pm

TICKETS: Adults £7.50 includes a programme. Under 13s come in free!

Doors open at 1.00pm
First performance begins at 2.00pm
Don’t miss out on an afternoon full of entertainment from the Young Farmers Clubs in our local area, as they compete against each other for their annual theatreperformance awards.
The members are aged between 10-26 years old and each team will present a short performance to display their drama, dance, singing, entertainment and teamwork skills.
At the end of the day, the judges will appoint their chosen winner and the audience will have enjoyed an afternoon full of laughter.

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ESCAPING THE STORM

Wednesday, 6th February 2019 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £12.00, Friends £11.50, Students/ES40s £8.00 

As One Theatre

One of the 20th Century’s most controversial women, Dr Marie Stopes’ strong views provided graphic understanding of the pleasure and consequence of sex. This first play about Stopes marks 100 years from the publication of Married Love, selected by Melvyn Bragg as one of “12 Books that Changed the World”.

Escaping the Storm finds Stopes living on the Isle of Portland on the Dorset coast; writing, exploring fossil forests, skinny-dipping, and interacting with the locals. Fascinating and formidable – Marie Stopes’ complex private world is as controversial as her public one.

An ensemble of four performers give life to this thought-provoking piece of storytelling by playwright/director Peter John Cooper. For those who wish to stay there is an optional post-performance Q & A with the AsOne ensemble.

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THE FUNNIEST NIGHT OUT OF THE YEAR

Friday, 8th February 2019 - 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £20 / Friends £19.50 / Students ans ES40s £10

Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern 

THE FUNNIEST NIGHT OUT OF THE YEAR

The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019!  A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year!

Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.

Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Lee Sanderson as Peggy Lee and featuring the Showcase International Dancers.

 

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