What’s On

MINEHEAD & EXMOOR FESTIVAL

Monday, 29th July 2019 - Saturday, 3rd August 2019 - 7:30pm

All Regal Theatre concerts start at 7.30pm

Concert tickets for all Music Festival venues can be purchased at the Regal Theatre, Minehead, from 17 June.

The Minehead Music Festival is 56 years old this year. Each year it has provided a full symphony orchestra with internationally renowned soloists producing four concerts in a week in West Somerset.  All concerts feature the Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Dickins.  The players are drawn from all over the country where many of them perform with well-established orchestras and chamber groups.

The Festival has been described as “Music performed at a level of excellence always amazing to those who hear it, especially for the first time.” “… a most exciting and stimulating experience.”

The Regal Theatre provides a home where the orchestra rehearses and also hosts three major concerts.  The Young Artists’ Recital on Sunday 28 July (at 7.30pm) and the Festival Chamber Concert on Thursday 1 August (at 4pm) take place at the Methodist Church opposite the theatre.

SEE FOLLOWING ENTRIES FOR DETAILS


MONDAY'S FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT THE REGAL THEATRE

Monday, 29th July 2019 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £18.00, Students £3.00

The Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Dickins

Mozart.    Symphony No 31

Strauss.    Oboe Concerto (Soloist Suzie Thorn)

Beethoven.  Symphony No 4

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WEDNESDAY'S FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT THE REGAL THEATRE

Wednesday, 31st July 2019 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £18.00, Students £3.00

The Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Dickins

Kodály.  Dances of Galánta

Mozart.  Piano Concerto in D Minor K466 (Soloist Mengyang Pan)

Tchaikovsky. Symphony No 5

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SATURDAY'S FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT THE REGAL THEATRE

Saturday, 3rd August 2019 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £18.00, Students £3.00

The Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Dickins

Brahms. Variations on a theme of Haydn

Grieg.  Piano Concerto (Soloist Cyrus Cheng)

Elgar. Enigma Variations

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PUNCH & JUDY

Wednesday, 7th August 2019 - 2:30pm

All Tickets £3.00

David Milton is a familiar face in Watchet and never more so than when he adopts the name of ‘Mr Mommet’ to perform his wellloved Punch and Judy shows. He has been performing for nearly
30 years in and around West Somerset at fetes, weddings, children’s parties, summer balls and on the beach at Minehead and Watchet, as well as in village halls.

He has also entertained at music festivals in Watchet, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet.
This is a welcome return for some quirky, but traditional entertainment from a true master.

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Friday, 9th August 2019 - Saturday, 17th August 2019 - 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £12.00 / Friends £11.50 / Students and ES40s £8.00 /Family Ticket £30.00

OPENING NIGHT OFFER ONLY £5 per ticket

Some matinees available

Friday 9 August at 7.30pm  /  Saturday 10 August 2.30pm & 7.30pm  /  Sunday 11 August 2.30pm

Monday 12 August –  No Performance

Tuesday 13 August 7.30pm  /  Wed 14th August 7.30pm  /  Thurs 15th August 7.30pm

Fri 16th August 7.30pm  /  Sat 17th August 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Based on the MGM motion picture.  Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams.

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

Everyone’s favourite flying car comes to life in this musical adaptation of the popular family film

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s novel written for his son, the show features a memorable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins).  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find ‘Truly Scrumptious’.

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover his car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, causing the family to join forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa!

Director Kirsty Allen, Musical Director Joseph Buckler, Producer Chris Rendell.  Audiences will amazed at the incredible flying car, tooting sweets machine, magical music boxes and much more…

 

 

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PUNCH & JUDY

Tuesday, 20th August 2019 - 2:30pm

All Tickets £3.00

David Milton is a familiar face in Watchet and never more so than when he adopts the name of ‘Mr Mommet’ to perform his wellloved Punch and Judy shows. He has been performing for nearly
30 years in and around West Somerset at fetes, weddings, children’s parties, summer balls and on the beach at Minehead and Watchet, as well as in village halls.

He has also entertained at music festivals in Watchet, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet.
This is a welcome return for some quirky, but traditional entertainment from a true master.

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LITTLE MIX - BLACK MAGIC

Thursday, 22nd August 2019 - 7:00pm

Tickets – Adults £15.00, Friends £14.50, Students and ES40s £12.00

Please note earlier start time

This highly energetic tribute show follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix. This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.

Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to the Regal. There are added extras including Dance Competitions, Free Giveaways and even a Meet & Greet with the girls after the show!

The Show features all of Little Mix’s chart topping hits including the most recent releases from “Glory Days.” Dance and scream to a packed out playlist of hit songs that includes Black Magic, Hair, Love Me Like You, How Ya Doin’, Wings, Shoutout To My Ex – and even a few covers from their time on the X Factor.

 

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I AM TURTLE

Tuesday, 27th August 2019 - 2:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £5.00, Students/Children £3.00.

Makeshift Ensemble

 A captivating dive into the blue with puppetry and live music

From our delightful story vaults comes a new adventure through the deep blue. Discover the ancient song of the Sea Turtles as they guide us on a journey through ship wrecks and sea shells, to sing their song anew when the future of their underwater world is in peril.

The celebrated storytellers from The Makeshift Ensemble, with support from Norwich Puppet Theatre roll out a new yarn to enchant listeners young and old (and in between). Based on the lyrical children’s book ‘Turtle’s Song’ by Alan Brown, I am Turtle is an  enthralling delve into the great oceans to hear Turtle’s story and what we can do to take care of their home.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Thursday, 29th August 2019 - 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £16.00 / Friends £15.50 / ES40s and Students £11.00 / Family £46.00

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious traveling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer theatre, and one of Chapterhouse’s most popular shows.

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