Harbor Nights, The Harbor Lights Elvis Festival Prequel

The show will feature two young, up and coming, headliners from the Harbor Lights Elvis Festival in Bristol (Feb 2019).

the two headliners featured are Tommy Holland & Emilio Santoro who will both give a sincere and heartfelt tribute to ‘The King’.

Covering all eras including, Early Years, Movies, Gospel, Las Vegas (1970 and Madison Square Garden (1972).

This is a show not to be missed so make sure you book your tickets early!!

Pilates with Emma

Join Emma for this new class at the Blakehay Theatre starting in September 2018!

Your instructor, Emma Duffill, is a mother of 2 based in Uphill Village, Weston-super-Mare with 15 years pilates experience.

Many years of dance performance led Emma to pursue a degree in dance, during her training she was introduced to Pilates and instantly loved it.

Emma graduating with a First Class BA(Hons) in 2001 and moved back to Somerset, where she was unable to find Pilates classes to attend and so chose to train to be an instructor.

Emma trained at the Pilates Institute London in 2002 and achieved her CYQ level 2 matwork Pilates qualification. In 2016 Emma received her Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (QCF).

Other qualifications include:
CYQ Exercise to Music level 2.
Body Balance and Body Vive qualified instructor.
NVQ level 2 in Gym, cardiovascular and resistance machine training.
Level 4 certificate in Further Education teaching-stage 1 & 2.
CRB checked and first aid level 2 qualified.

Emma’s pilates experience along with her extensive knowledge of physiology as a professional dancer makes her one of the most qualified pilates instructors in the South West.

Weston Comedy Club – Andy Askins

Blakehay Theatre and Comedy Grove presents ‘Weston Comedy Club’

After the success of the first comedy gig in its new ‘home’ in February 2018, we are proud to present a series of gigs that start on Thursday 7th June 2018 and will run on the first Thursday of each month.

Headliner; Andy Askins

AS SEEN ON THE JOHN BISHOP SHOW – BBC ONE
“DARK HUMOUR WITH FAULTLESS TIMING” The Stage

Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers.

Andy has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies. A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. With impeccable timing, the inventive and quirky songs are peppered with inspired patter – the material is as strong as the songs and delivered in an inimitable modest and self-deprecating style.

Since becoming a full time comedian back in 2005, Andy has built a reputation as a distinctive and original talent, and is now a highly sought-after headliner at all the major UK comedy clubs, as well as being a favourite amongst his peers. Following a successful debut in 2014, Andy was invited back to the prestigious Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria the following year, where he once again tore the roof off.

He has previously had the honour of working with Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Jason Manford, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Harry Hill, Rhod Gilbert, Bill Bailey and Jack Dee, to name a few stand-up luminaries. Andy performed his solo show “The Man With No Name” at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival for the first time in 2016 to rave reviews.

On TV screens, Andy was recently invited to appear on The John Bishop Show, performing a storming set at the Hackney Empire, alongside a stellar line-up from the worlds of comedy and music. The show transmitted in a primetime Saturday night slot on BBC One. Having impressed audiences and executives alike, Andy has then invited back to perform on this year’s John Bishop Christmas Show (the only Artiste to be invited back from the series). The festive edition of the show also aired on BBC One. Andy has also recorded a set for the latest series of Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store, and has performed on two series of The World Stands Up, also for Comedy Central.
Proving that his brand of comedy is universally appealing, Andy has delighted comedy audiences as far and wide as Switzerland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Mumbai and the Caribbean. He is also a firm favourite with the Armed Forces, performing several tours on Naval ships in ports around the world, as well as Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands. Andy was also one of a very select group to be awarded the Afghanistan campaign medal for his contributions which included several tours to soldiers operating on the frontline.

Originally from the North East of England, Andy is now based on the Isle of Wight. He is currently working on several original ideas for TV and Radio.

“ALTHOUGH HE LOOKS MILD-MANNERED AND STUDIOUS, HE ACTUALLY PACKS A WRY, CHEEKY WIT. THERE IS, MOST DEFINITELY, SOMETHING WARMLY ALLURING ABOUT HIM. HIS WINNING PERSONA GOES A LONG WAY.” www.chortle.co.ukl October 2018!

Each show we put on feature the very best in live comedy, bringing you comedians from some of the biggest comedy clubs in the world.
All be brought together by the fantastic resident MC Cerys Nelmes.

Not suitable for Under 18 years old

Weston Comedy Club – Summer Series

Blakehay Theatre and Comedy Grove presents ‘Weston Comedy Club’

After the success of the first comedy gig in its new ‘home’ in February 2018, we are proud to present a series of gigs that start on Thursday 7th June 2018 and will run on the first Thursday of each month until October 2018!

Each show we put on feature the very best in live comedy, bringing you comedians from some of the biggest comedy clubs in the world.
All be brought together by the fantastic resident MC Cerys Nelmes.

Further details on the line-up for each month will be updated here, so please check back!

Not suitable for Under 18 years old

La Boheme

Bath Opera’s touring company is visiting the Blakehay Theatre with a new production of Puccini’s best loved opera, La Boheme.

Packed with wonderful arias (‘Your Tiny Hand is Frozen’, ‘They call me Mimi’) and intense emotion, it takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride of love and tragedy.

On Christmas Eve around 1830, Rodolfo stays in his Paris attic to finish a poem while his three artist friends go to a bar. Mimi a neighbour knocks at his door, asking him to light her candle, and one of opera’s most famous love affairs is born. But Mimi is sick and tragedy follows.

Musical direction by Peter Blackwood, stage direction by Tom Magnon

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Movie

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

 

Director(s): Jim Sharman
Certification: 15
Production Year: 1975
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon

Don’t miss our Classic Musicals Season running on the 3rd Monday of every month from May – September 2018!
Please note that this film is being shown in our first floor studio theatre where there is no disabled access.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show © 1975, 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

Show Boat – Movie

This Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein Operetta is about a colourful group of entertainers travelling the Mississippi at the turn of the century.
 

Director(s): George Sidney
Certification: U
Production Year: 1951
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Joe E. Brown, Leif Erickson, Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson

Don’t miss our Classic Musicals Season running on the 3rd Monday of every month from May – September 2018!

Please note that this film is being shown in our first floor studio theatre where there is no disabled access.

Show Boat © 1951, Warner bros. All Rights Reserved.

The King & I – Movie

Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household.

She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” into a Siamese ballet. After expressing her unhappiness at being with the King, the slave decides to make an attempt to escape with her lover.

Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her headstrong upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind.

Director(s): Walter Lang
Certification: U
Production Year: 19456
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Mureno, Martin Benson

Don’t miss our Classic Musicals Season running on the 3rd Monday of every month from May – September 2018!

Please note that this film is being shown in our first floor studio theatre where there is no disabled access.

The King & I © 1956, 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

Singin’ In The Rain – Movie

Comedy, romance, great musical numbers, stars at their best and a fond recreation of a bygone moviemaking era: Singin’ in the Rain has so much that it ranked a lofty 10th on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best American Films list.

“Gotta dance!”; sings star and co-director Gene Kelly. But the imperative of the film’s storyline is gotta talk! Silents are giving way to Talkies – and a hoofer-turned-matinee-idol (Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy (Donald O’Connor), prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish co-star (Jean Hagen) in a hilarious Oscar-nominated performance).

Singin’ in the Rain is pure singin’, dancin’, laughin’, lovin’, moviewatchin’ joy.

Director(s): Gene Kelly
Certification: U
Production Year: 1952
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Cyd Charisse, Stanley Donen, Millard Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Donald Oconnor, Debbie Reynolds

Don’t miss our Classic Musicals Season running on the 3rd Monday of every month from May – September 2018!
Please note that this film is being shown in our first floor studio theatre where there is no disabled access.

Singin’ in the Rain© 1952, Warner bros. All Rights Reserved.