What’s On

Public film screening

Tuesday, 26th May 2020 - 7:30pm

Title to be announced


THE DANTE PROJECT

Thursday, 28th May 2020 - 7:15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House

Details to follow

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CHANCE ENCOUNTER PROJECT

Saturday, 30th May 2020 - 3:30pm

Tickets: £15.00

A 1960s rock ‘n’ roll spectacular is the focal point of a major fundraising event for west country-based cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow.

Taking place on Saturday, May 30 at the Regal Theatre, Minehead, the event is the first anniversary follow-up to last year’s hugely successful world premiere of the film ‘Chance Encounter’, which raised almost £27,000 for the charity.

Set in the late 1950s, the film is a gentle love story about a young couple who meet on a steam train one summer. That couple, Clive and Kathy, are now married and with a family and being rock ‘n’ roll fans they buy tickets to ‘attend’ a concert at the Theatre.

It is against that background that the ‘Chance Encounter Anniversary Project’ event takes place with four bands taking to the stage and among the stars will be Cliff Hall, best known as the keyboard player with The Shadows, the instrumental rock group and Cliff Richard’s backing group.

Recreating the wonderful, nostalgic atmosphere of the great days of steam, last year almost 200 people travelled along the restored 22-mile West Somerset Railway line from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead to and from the film premiere, through the beautiful Quantock Hills. They did so on a 10-coach steam train including the historic Quantock Belle dining coaches and enjoyed lunch and tea. A further more than 100 people were at the Theatre after buying ‘film-only’ tickets.

This year that same journey and dining experience will be recreated with passengers able to enjoy lunch and tea prepared and cooked by chefs from Claire’s Kitchen, based in Wootton Courtenay, and Hywel Jones, the Michelin starred executive chef at Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa. Support is also being provided by supermarket giant Tesco.

The ‘Chance Encounter Project’ is the result of an idea developed by Geoffrey Bray, executive chairman of Corsham-based fleet management company Fleet Service Great Britain and a patron of Tetbury-headquartered Hope for Tomorrow.

Mr Bray, ‘Chance Encounter Project’ chairman and a steam railway enthusiast, said: “The film was fantastically well received and the almost £27,000 raised from the day was staggering.

“We hope this year’s ‘Chance Encounter Anniversary’ event will be equally, if not more successful, in raising funds for Hope for Tomorrow.”

The charity is dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes by providing a Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU) – previously known as a Mobile Chemotherapy Unit – to every oncology centre within the UK. There are currently 12 Units operating across the UK.

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FUNNY GIRLS ON TOUR

Sunday, 31st May 2020 - 7:30pm

Tickets – Adults £25.00 Friends £23.00 Students and ES40s £20.00

For classic & modern entertainment with a twist, there is no show in the world that glorifies first class entertainment quite like the world famous Funny Girls.

Blackpool is synonymous with entertainment, and Funny Girls has been a Blackpool staple since the very first night, that unforgettable 4th of July 1994, and we are coming to a theatre near you on our first ever UK tour. If you want to see a show with big laughs, up tempo exciting singalong routines and theatrical classics with a hilarious twist there is no show in UK that competes with the entertainment we provide at Funny Girls – it is the epitome of a show stopping extravaganza.

When it comes to deciding on a show to see it can be hard to find one that caters to everyone’s tastes, but not if you’re watching The Funny Girls show. This revue features a selection of highly-talented drag leads and male entertainers. The rhinestones aren’t the only things that make Funny Girls sparkle, besides stunning costumes and headdresses, Funny Girls features a wide range of elaborate dance and laugh out loud comedy routines.

The award-winning Funny Girls is a unique entertainment experience, it has been on the Royal Variety, not once, but twice. It has been on the television more times than we could possibly list, and after being open 6 nights a week for the past 24 years, we must be doing something right!

Leave reality behind and experience the fantastical world created on stage, as our cast continues to entertain you in a show with no equal, on a tour like no other.

See their YouTube video here

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MINEHEAD MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT

Friday, 5th June 2020 - 7:00pm

Tickets : Adults £10.50, Friends £10, students and ES40s £7.00

Please note start time

Minehead Male Voice Choir was formed in the year 2000, and is now led by its Musical Director, Jackie Butterworth.

 

Jackie has been a music teacher for many years, and a trained singer with a lifetime of performing experience. With Jackie’s expertise the choir has been able to develop musically and add to its wide and varied repertoire while continuing to enjoy the pleasure and health benefits of singing together.

 

They have been very fortunate in previously having two excellent accompanists and particularly so in finding our current accompanist, Monika Balogh, a music graduate from Hungary. The choir has enjoyed past exchange visits singing joint concerts locally, in South Wales, further afield in the Midlands and were featured last year on Radio Somerset as part of the BBC World Music Day.  

 

The choir are delighted to have raised many thousands of pounds for local, national and international charities. Our current membership is 41 singing members. Our Choir took part in the Cornwall International Male Choir Festival last May and works to further the camaraderie of male singing!

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THE FITZWARREN MUSICIANS

Sunday, 7th June 2020 - 3:00pm

Tickets: Adults £10 / Students, £7.00 (Note Start Time)

THE FITZWARREN MUSICIANS present a WOODWIND CHAMBER CONCERT in the Regal Theatre Bar as part of Sunday music afternoons.   Doors open 2.30 for 3.00 pm start.   There will be an interval and the Concert will end at 5.00 pm.  The bar will be open beforehand, during the interval and briefly after the concert.

Proceeds to The Regal Theatre for restoration and repairs.

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PETE ALLEN’S DUKES OF WELLINGTON

Sunday, 14th June 2020 - 3:00pm

Tickets all at £12.50

Pete resumes his monthly happy jazz presentations featuring his quartet of James Clemus (piano), Dave Hanratty (bass), Richie Bryant (drums) with Pete, an honorary citizen of New Orleans USA, on clarinet, saxes and vocals. On this occasion there is also a special guest appearance by Roger Marks on trombone. You are assured of a varied repertoire every time as the team pay tribute
to many of the jazz legends including musical tributes to Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller and many more, performed in a fast moving professional slick show for all ages to enjoy! So book yourself a seat for a swinging jazz treat!

In the Regal Bar.

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FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Thursday, 18th June 2020 - 7:30pm

Performance at the Minehead Methodist Church  – (7 The Avenue) Unreserved seating for the Methodist Church ie. no numbers. Choose when you arrive. Bring a cushion!

Tickets Adults £15.00 / Students £5.00 / Children free if accompanied by an adult.

FERIO – SAXOPHONE QUARTET
HUW WIGGIN – SOPRANO SAX
ELLIE MCMURRAY – ALTO SAX
ANTHONY BROWN – TENOR SAX
SHEVAUGHAN BEERE – BARITONE SAX
PURCELL
Rondeau – Abdelazer Suite,
Z 570
JS BACH
Air from Suite No 3 in D major
BWV 1068
HANDEL
Sarabande – Harpsichord Suite
in D minor, HWV 437
HANDEL
Water Music Suite No 2 HWV 349
CORELLI
Adagio – Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, Op 6
BYRD
Pavane and Gigue No 2
in A minor
JS BACH
Allegro – Brandenburg Concerto
No 3 in G major, BWV 1048
GLASS
String Quartet No 3, ‘Mishima’
GERSHWIN
Rhapsody in Blue,
arr. Nigel Wood
BARBER
Adagio for Strings
WHITLOCK
Celtic Suite
Many pieces are arranged by Iain Farrington

We welcome back the amazing FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET.

‘Playing is of the highest level throughout, as is the stunning recorded sound’ (Classical Music Magazine)

‘But in this case … the artistry of the performances is beyond question.’ (Gramophone Magazine)

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ELEKTRA

Sunday, 21st June 2020 - 2:00pm

Encore from the Royal Opera House

Details to follow

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Film Society End-of-season gala

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 - 7:30pm

Details to follow


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