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Coming up at the Memorial – That’ll be the Day, Tom Allen, open day and more

THE Memorial Theatre lineup is jam-packed with music and entertainment for the coming weeks.

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd June – 7.30pm. That’ll Be The Day. The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.

This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage! Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Tickets £25

Saturday 30th June 10am – 1pm. Theatre Open Day. Humphrey Barnes, chairman of FMTT explains, “As many of your readers are aware, the Frome Memorial Theatre is run entirely by volunteers and we have successfully been doing so for the past 35 years.

“Once a year we open our theatre and the Assembly Rooms, offering talks on the history, where we are now and where we see our future.

“Our open day this year is Saturday June 30th 10.00am – 1.00pm and we would welcome anyone who may be interested at having a closer look at our theatre and perhaps join us as a volunteer. We need additional help in marketing, box office, stewarding, confectionery kiosk, maintenance and back stage.

The theatre is a registered charity with trustees, perhaps you would like to become a trustee? Come and talk to us over a cup of coffee on the 30th June.

Tuesday 10th July 8pm Tom Allen  Absolutely. ‘Catch him now and you’ll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous’ The Telegraph

The sharply-dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen has embarked on his debut solo tour. As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz.

In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test! Tickets £14.

Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th August 7pm plus

2pm on Saturday

FMTC Spellbound Present Seussical

Seussical is a musical about a little boy called Jojo who is always getting into trouble for letting his imagination run riot! He meets The Cat in the Hat who helps him tell the story of Horton, an elephant in the Jungle of Nool who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos! Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust by placing it on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie La Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial with only his loyal neighbour, Gertrude McFuzz, believing him. Will Horton save the Whos?

Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love and teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for what you believe in.

This is going to be a fantastic show for all the family with amazing musical numbers, hilarious characters, show-stopping choreography and, of course, the stunning Spellbound costumes! Book your tickets and come and find out! Performances are on 2nd, 3rd August at 7pm and 4th August at 2pm and 7pm. Adult £12, Under 16s £9 all other concessions £11.

For information visit www.fmt.website