What’s On

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Apollo Theatre Company Presents; ‘The Goon Show’
Sep 27 @ 19:30

Apollo Theatre Company in association with Spike Milligan Productions Ltd presents “The Goon Show” by Spike Milligan.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service.  Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced. With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of its three main stars, all of whom would go on to achieve fame across the globe.  The show’s influence is still felt today with comedians like Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.

Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing this timeless comedy classic to the stage in the first major theatrical production of the show in the its illustrious history.

Reviews of Round the Horne

“A superb evening’s entertainment and I left the theatre wanting more” Robin Strapp – British Theatre Guide

 “I laughed so much… I was in danger of being led out of the theatre” Linda Kirkman – Scene One

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Apollo Theatre Company Presents; ‘The Goon Show’
Sep 28 @ 19:30

Apollo Theatre Company in association with Spike Milligan Productions Ltd presents “The Goon Show” by Spike Milligan.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service.  Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced. With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of its three main stars, all of whom would go on to achieve fame across the globe.  The show’s influence is still felt today with comedians like Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.

Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing this timeless comedy classic to the stage in the first major theatrical production of the show in the its illustrious history.

Reviews of Round the Horne

“A superb evening’s entertainment and I left the theatre wanting more” Robin Strapp – British Theatre Guide

 “I laughed so much… I was in danger of being led out of the theatre” Linda Kirkman – Scene One

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Apollo Theatre Company Presents; ‘The Goon Show’
Sep 29 @ 14:30

Apollo Theatre Company in association with Spike Milligan Productions Ltd presents “The Goon Show” by Spike Milligan.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service.  Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced. With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of its three main stars, all of whom would go on to achieve fame across the globe.  The show’s influence is still felt today with comedians like Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.

Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing this timeless comedy classic to the stage in the first major theatrical production of the show in the its illustrious history.

Reviews of Round the Horne

“A superb evening’s entertainment and I left the theatre wanting more” Robin Strapp – British Theatre Guide

 “I laughed so much… I was in danger of being led out of the theatre” Linda Kirkman – Scene One

Apollo Theatre Company Presents; ‘The Goon Show’
Sep 29 @ 19:30

Apollo Theatre Company in association with Spike Milligan Productions Ltd presents “The Goon Show” by Spike Milligan.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service.  Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced. With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of its three main stars, all of whom would go on to achieve fame across the globe.  The show’s influence is still felt today with comedians like Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.

Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing this timeless comedy classic to the stage in the first major theatrical production of the show in the its illustrious history.

Reviews of Round the Horne

“A superb evening’s entertainment and I left the theatre wanting more” Robin Strapp – British Theatre Guide

 “I laughed so much… I was in danger of being led out of the theatre” Linda Kirkman – Scene One

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Weston Comedy Club – Summer Series
Oct 4 @ 20:00

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

Oct
15
Mon
2018
Family Movie – Hook
Oct 15 @ 16:00

Join us of our new monthly Family Movie Night;

This month is “Hook”

When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Capt. Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves. Given their bitterness toward Peter for growing up — and their allegiance to their new leader, Rufio — the old gang may not be happy to see him.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Music composed by: John Williams

Cert; PG

Only £5.00 (Each Child ticket admits one child and one adult with a free squash on arrival per child)

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

Spielberg Movie Season; ET
Oct 15 @ 19:00

Join us for our monthly movie night held on the 3rd Monday of each month. This season we will be showing movies from the legendary director Steven Spielberg.

This Months Movie; ET

Elliot is your normal boy, until one day, when he meets a little lost alien. Elliot decides to keep the alien, in which he gives the name E.T. Elliot works with E.T. in trying to find him a way to get back home. Elliot must make the difficult sacrifice. Whether to help his new friend or to lose him? Whatever the decision is, Elliot must keep him hidden, as someone else is out to look for him.

Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Runtime: 85
Certification: U
Production Year: 1982

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

Oct
27
Sat
2018
An Otter’s Tale
Oct 27 @ 15:00 – 16:00

“An Otter’s Tale” by Fat Cat Theatre Company

Three enchanting stories about the animals who live at Shapwick Nature Reserve in Somerset or: “Close encounters of the furred kind”

Running time: approx 55 minutes

This fantastic puppet show was commissioned and specially written for Natural England by Jane Leakey of Fat Cat Theatre Company. It tells the stories of some of the amazing animals who live at Shapwick Nature Reserve in Somerset and provides a fantastic opportunity to meet the inhabitants “up close and personal”.

Delightful puppets bring the story to life – including Jack the rat, Buddy the mink, Emily the watervole and Harry the heron. Jane spent many hours researching these wonderful creatures and then creating her fantastic puppets which both children and adults love.

Jane really enjoys performing the show: “Sometimes it is tricky to see animals in the wild. That is why puppets are so brilliant in giving children the opportunity to meet the local wildlife face to face. I find that young audiences gain a great deal of knowledge when they meet my characters, whilst having fun at the same time. Some young people, after viewing the show, are inspired to go to Shapwick to look at the real thing. And Shapwick is one of the best places in the UK to see otters.

Recommended for children aged four and over

“Pure magic; amusing, sometimes moving and very sharply observed”
Taunton Times

“Featuring beautiful puppets which both children and adults adore”
J Yeung, The Natural History Museum

“Unequivocolly recommended”
P Schilling, Shaftesbury Arts Centre

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Oh! What a Lovely War
Nov 1 @ 19:30

 

 

 

Oh! What a Lovely War, is like no other musical you have seen before.  Inspired by Joan Littlewoods pioneering production it Chronicles the events of the First World War.  Satirically commentating on the viewpoints and attitudes of the officers and hierarchy of the period, pitted against the pride, enthusiasm and humour of the brave but innocent boys and men that signed up to fight for King and Country.

The award-winning WODS Musical Theatre Company brings to the Blakehay theatre this November a visually startling and moving contemporary adaptation of this modern classic which is guaranteed to be a theatrical event not to be missed.

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light”

Aristotle

“War is only for clowns”

Joan Littlewood

“I believe that the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it”

Captain S Sassoon 30th of July 1917

Nov
2
Fri
2018
Oh! What a Lovely War
Nov 2 @ 19:30

 

 

 

Oh! What a Lovely War, is like no other musical you have seen before.  Inspired by Joan Littlewoods pioneering production it Chronicles the events of the First World War.  Satirically commentating on the viewpoints and attitudes of the officers and hierarchy of the period, pitted against the pride, enthusiasm and humour of the brave but innocent boys and men that signed up to fight for King and Country.

The award-winning WODS Musical Theatre Company brings to the Blakehay theatre this November a visually startling and moving contemporary adaptation of this modern classic which is guaranteed to be a theatrical event not to be missed.

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light”

Aristotle

“War is only for clowns”

Joan Littlewood

“I believe that the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it”

Captain S Sassoon 30th of July 1917