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A story of strikes, fights, dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer, great beer, burgers and burger slingers. Pickets, placards, friendship, love, history, dreams and above all remembering.

Now in its 15th year, this anniversary production recreates the romance of the Viennese Festive season and reminiscent of a bygone age of glamorous soirees and waltzes.  

Three youngsters run away from their children’s home and sail down the River Tyne on a makeshift raft. Stuck on the mudflats, they meet a strange girl who lives with an old man, Grampa. The girl has a secret only Grampa knows…

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TALK: An insight into the work of this seminal artists career and his relevance to Taunton. Illustrated lecture by Freeny Yianni

Limited Availability

CINEMA: Aspiring actress Mia serves lattes to movie stars in LA between auditions while musician Sebastian plays in dingy bars in order to scrape by. The two fall in love, but, as success mounts, the dreams they worked so hard for threaten to rip them apart.

Suitable for ages 12A and above

CINEMA: Weiner is a 2016 American fly on the wall documentary film by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg about Anthony Weiner’s campaign for Mayor of New York City during the 2013 mayoral election.

Suitable for ages 15 and above

CINEMA: Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Suitable for ages 15 and above
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CINEMA: When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks -are brought together to investigate.

Suitable for ages 12 and above

CINEMA: Gianfranco Rosi’s portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa – and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it – is both a masterly work of documentary filmmaking and a timely call for urgent action.

Suitable for ages 12 and above

CINEMA: The story of two Christian missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

Suitable for ages 15 and above
Limited Availability

Guide To Being A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane): Professional Grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine.

Suitable for ages 16+ and above

CINEMA: Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, a perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.

Taunton Thespians present Dial M for Murder! This taut thriller tells the story of how Tony Wendice, a retired tennis pro, decides to arrange the ‘Perfect Murder’.

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Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear’s lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a bear a bath? Or clear up its poo?! Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff.

CINEMA: After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick.

Suitable for ages 15 and above

LIVE CINEMA (Encore): Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Suitable for ages 12 and above
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An intimate trip through Howard’s 30 year music career, as he shares behind the scenes stories and reveals the inspiration behind the songs in these rare acoustic shows. Supported by Rachael Sage.

The story of Colin “Ollie” Milburn – the cricketing legend who was one of England’s most unlikely sporting heroes. 1 Actor, 50 Characters in 75 breathtaking minutes.

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The Lie-in King returns with a brand-new show “One for the Road”. Described by The Guardian as “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation”

Suitable for ages 16 and above

From the creators of the smash hit West End show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ celebrates two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time – James Taylor and Carole King.

Rising star of the British dance scene James Cousins’ latest work is inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most headstrong and independent heroines. Rosalind embarks on a journey of self-discovery, fuelled by love and oppression.

Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel.

CINEMA: Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown.

Suitable for ages 12 and above

An emotional production (with a happy ending) which is partially based on a true story. This children’s musical examines the effects of war on two young children who journey to safety as refugees.

Suitable for ages 8 and above

A true legend of British music, Maddy performs the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe – all delivered in her own unique style.

LIVE CINEMA: Live from the Royal Opera House, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband.

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

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“Happy Feet” is set deep in Antarctica. Into the land of Emperor Penguins, where each needs a heart song to attract a soul mate, a penguin is born who cannot sing.

LIVE CINEMA: Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity from the National Theatre.

Suitable for ages 12 and above

Passing their days in a bare room, the chair-bound tyrant Hamm and his dutiful but resentful servant Clov exist in a constant see-saw of pathos and love in Beckett’s masterpiece of humour in the face of mortality.

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Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring hits from the biggest rock stars of the 21st century!

Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse?

CINEMA: The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California.

Suitable for ages 12 and above

The Gang promise to deliver a high octane show that will have audiences singing and clapping along. With colourful themed production scenes and blend of songs old and new.

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CINEMA: A Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord decides the best way she can parent her teenage son is to enlist her young tenants

Suitable for ages 15 and above

The Laurence Jones Band are turning heads and making jaws drop, with their take-no-prisoners, incendiary live set. They put the “power” into “power trio,” with their modern-day blues rock with an edge.

An evening discovering the 37-year journey Michael Fairfax has taken as a sculptor, public artist, sound sculptor and performer.

CINEMA: the incredible untold story of three African-American women working at NASA, who together served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

EVENT CINEMA (Encore): Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, as broadcast from The Old Vic theatre in London.

Suitable for ages 12 and above

Taunton Amateur Operatic Society presents: 9 to 5 The Musical. Feisty, fun and fabulous! A hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is adapted for the stage by director Jonathan Rockefeller, with magical puppets that faithfully recreate the wonderfully colourful world of Carle’s illustrations.

TV presenter Joe Swift reveals his fascinating story from his Rock n Roll youth to becoming one of the country’s top Garden Designers. Hear what really happens behind the scenes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and find out what it takes to get a Chelsea Show Gold Medal

A young man from Soweto struggles against the security forces, confronts tribal tensions and deals with the death of his own mother. He falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood and together they decide to run away from home and everything they have ever known…

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EVENT CINEMA (encore): Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the Roman Empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land.

Suitable for ages 16 and above

‘Beyond the Barricade’ has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live!

A frank and funny memoir by Sir Tony Robinson; much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years.

Welcome to Oye Santana – four decades’ worth of hits from Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va via Carnaval, Dance Sister Dance and She’s Not There to Smooth, Maria Maria and Corazón Espinado – played with power, passion and perfection.

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ON SALE MIDDAY 22 FEB 2017.
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs, and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man smashes laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

Suitable for ages 14 and above

It’s time to hear the Moon’s story, one you will NEVER forget… Gather round for the Moon’s magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night.

Suitable for ages 3 and above
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The seventeenth century has never been so silly! Chaos, mayhem and stupidity reign supreme as children’s comedy trio the Three Half Pints swish their swords, buff their boots and flourish their feathers in their most ridiculous adventure yet!

Suitable for ages 5 and above
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Fresh from his hugely memorable performance on 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Joel returns to the road with his solo show

Suitable for ages 14 and above

EVENT CINEMA (LIVE): The conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker orchestra’s cinema season offers a both exciting and diverse programme under the baton of charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

An outstanding adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless play that features breathtaking choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around.

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LIVE CINEMA: Live from the Royal Opera House, world-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.

Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and their 20th anniversary tour will once again feature all those classic ‘Eagles Greatest Hits’

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From Number One bestselling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first?

LIVE CINEMA: Part 2 – America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Suitable for ages 15 and above

EVENT CINEMA: The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Broadcast Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison, stunning audiences with his ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant.

EVENT CINEMA: The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

Suitable for ages TBC and above

Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones.

Host of hit series ‘Unspun’ Matt Forde celebrates why it’s great/awful that we’re in/out of the EU/UK/NATO/whatever the hell happens next.

Suitable for ages 16 and above

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years and have become widely accepted as the world’s only official tribute show dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex