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  • There's Nothing Like A Dame: Meet Our Widow Twankey

    There's Nothing Like A Dame: Meet Our Widow Twankey

    We are excited to welcome some brilliant new cast members to The Octagon panto this year. Our wonderful new Widow Twankey, Gordon Cooper, has many panto credits to his name... Gordon is a familiar fa...

  • Everyone's Favourite Fairy Is Back

    Everyone's Favourite Fairy Is Back

    What would The Octagon Theatre pantomime be without everyone’s favourite fairy, Lizzie Frances? As well as being a Yeovil audience favourite, Summer School Director and a great friend of The Octagon,...

  • Meet Our New PC Pongo: George Akid

    Meet Our New PC Pongo: George Akid

    George originally hails from the mighty county of Yorkshire but he is thrilled and excited to be spending Christmas in Somerset. George began his professional performing career by donning the world...

  • Introducing Jack Glanville as Wishee Washee

    Introducing Jack Glanville as Wishee Washee

    Jack Glanville has been making ‘em laugh ever since he enjoyed his first stage role at age 5. Then going on to support top comedians like west country favourite Jethro and performing alongside celebri...

  • A Minute With The Manager: We Bid Farewell To Our Operations Manager

    A Minute With The Manager: We Bid Farewell To Our Operations Manager

    When it comes time to leave a role and to move on to a new job you start to ask yourself, “Have I done a good job?”, and this can be a difficult thing to measure. I always think the test is, “Is the p...

  • We Speak To BalletBoyz Local Lad Ed Pearce

    We Speak To BalletBoyz Local Lad Ed Pearce

    BalletBoyz is a London based company formed in 2000 by ex-Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. The company regularly works with leading dancers, choreographers and designers and h...

  • Morecambe & Wise: The Men What Brought Me Sunshine

    Morecambe & Wise: The Men What Brought Me Sunshine

    Morecambe and Wise are celebrated in a new production - An Evening with Eric and Ern - that arrives at The Octagon for two performances on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May. Ahead of the performances we h...

  • A Minute With The Manager: 12 Months of Westlands Entertainment Venue

    A Minute With The Manager: 12 Months of Westlands Entertainment Venue

    During another busy day at Westlands a couple of weeks ago everyone in the Westlands office paused for a moment as we realised that it has now been a full twelve months since the newly refurbished ven...

  • Interview: Children's Author Julia Donaldson

    Interview: Children's Author Julia Donaldson

    FROM THE DEEP DARK WOOD TO A WHOLE FARMYARD OF FUN! Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world’s best-loved picture books including modern classics The Gr...

  • 2018: The Year Of Women

    2018: The Year Of Women

    2018 is ‘the year of women’ marking the centenary of women gaining the right to vote in the UK. With the high profile ‘Me Too’ campaign and continuing revelations on the gender pay gap there is still...

  • A Minute With The Manager: How The Arts Promote Health & Wellbeing

    A Minute With The Manager: How The Arts Promote Health & Wellbeing

    The teams working here at The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue are hugely passionate about their work, theatre and the arts in a wider context. We are all keen theatre-goers ourselves...

  • Interview with Dan Snow 'The History Guy'

    Interview with Dan Snow 'The History Guy'

    Ahead of his fascinating talk on Wednesday 27 June, we chatted to Dan Snow 'The History Guy' about the new tour... Can you please talk us through the motivation behind doing your first live tour, “Da...

  • A Spoonful of Sherman: Cast Q & A

    A Spoonful of Sherman: Cast Q & A

    We're excited to welcome the UK tour of A Spoonful of Sherman to The Octagon on Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 April. Ahead of the show we caught up with the stellar cast to find out more about the produc...

  • Spring/Summer 2018 Season Highlights

    Spring/Summer 2018 Season Highlights

    We love working on our seasonal brochures – getting excited about the moment we get to share the new shows with our audiences. Well… that time is now! Our spring/summer 2018 brochures are out now and...

  • Griff Rhys Jones Tells Us About His Latest Tour

    Griff Rhys Jones Tells Us About His Latest Tour

    Ahead of his new tour Where Was I? Griff Rhys Jones tells us more about what audiences can expect from his tour - it promises to be a real adventure... It’s great to see you back on tour. What revive...

  • A Minute With The Manager: Looking to 2018

    A Minute With The Manager: Looking to 2018

    Last week we looked back at a hugely successful 2017 at The Octagon and Westlands but there is so much to look forward to in 2018 with new shows and events bring added all the time. When Cinderella...

  • A Look Back at 2017

    A Look Back at 2017

    The reviews are in and Cinderella is officially the ‘belle of the ball’ with audience and critics alike raving about the production and although I may be considered biased I think they are absolutely...

  • Your Cinderella Reviews

    Your Cinderella Reviews

    We've had some amazing media reviews of our spectacular pantomime Cinderella. We wanted to share with you some of the amazing audience feedback we've received over opening weekend... Facebook (/The...

  • A Minute With The Manager: Panto Is Almost Here, Oh Yes It Is!

    A Minute With The Manager: Panto Is Almost Here, Oh Yes It Is!

    Have you got your tickets for the ball yet? Over 20,000 tickets have been snapped up for our spectacular pantomime Cinderella making it our fastest selling pantomime - ever! The show will open on Frid...

  • A Minute With The Manager: The Octagon Academy

    A Minute With The Manager: The Octagon Academy

    When you look back over the things you’ve achieved in work there are moments and things that you are particularly proud of. For me, one of the things I am most proud of at The Octagon is our participa...

  • A Minute With The Manager: The Octagon Philosophy

    A Minute With The Manager: The Octagon Philosophy

    By the time you are reading this we will have celebrated the official re-opening of Westlands with Darcey Bussell cutting the ribbon and marking a new chapter in the life of the sports, entertainment,...

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