Octagon Theatre

Octagon Theatre
Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UX
  • Telephone 01935 422884
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  • Website www.octagon-theatre.co.uk
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The Octagon is located next to Petters Way Car Park. The nearest train station is Yeovil Pen Mill, located just outside the town centre (25 minute walk), and with good links to Bristol, London and Weymouth. Yeovil Town Bus Station is about a 10 minute walk from the theatre.

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An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson

The legend that is Jacqueline Wilson is heading back to this year's festival to talk about her life and her new Hetty Feather book.Set in the period of time between the first and second Hetty Feather books, this story sees Hetty aged 12 and still living in the Foundling Hospital. Just as it looks as though Hetty will be…

Sat 28 Oct

£6 / 01935 422884

  • 12:00

An afternoon with Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris, theauthor of many bestselling novels (including the much loved Chocolat), will be talking about her career and her newbook, A Pocketful of Crows.A perfect autumn and Christmas read, this combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one…

Fri 27 Oct

£10 (£8.50 for Waterstones Loyalty Card holders) / 01935 422884

  • 12:00

An Afternoon with Lauren Child

Waterstones Childrens Laureate Lauren Child is on a mission to inspire children to realise their own creative potential.Here at Yeovil Festival, Lauren discusses the many art forms that influence her work, childrens books as a gateway to learning and why she wants children to have the freedom to discover creativity for…

Sun 29 Oct

£6 / 01935 422884

  • 16:00

An Afternoon with Miles Jupp (or Damien Trench!)

Miles Jupp (News Quiz presenter, star of Rev, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and The Thick Of It) delves into the mind of his comedy creation Damien Trench - urbane food writer and protagonist of BBC Radio 4's acclaimed sitcom In and Out of the Kitchen.

Sat 28 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50 for Waterstones Loyalty Card holders) / 01935 422884

  • 14:00

An Audience with Simon Reeve

The journalist sets out on his first-ever tour to discuss the many fascinating adventures he has undertaken.

Sun 28 Oct 2018

£28.50 / 01935 422884

  • 20:00

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£21–£26 / 01935 422884

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

£26.50 / 01935 422884

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

£29.56 / 01935 422884

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Tue 30 Jan 2018

£25 / 01935 422884

An evening with Jeremy Vine

Having started on Radio 2 in January 2003, Jeremy Vine realised he was soon to take his 25,000th listener call to his lunchtime show. At the same time he was approaching his fiftieth birthday, and with his doctor warning him about 'sniper's alley' - when people get taken out by all kinds of illnesses between the ages of…

Sat 28 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50 for Waterstones Loyalty Card Holders) / 01935 422884

  • 18:00

An Evening with Sarah Millican

Join Sarah Millican who will be chatting about her debut book, How to be Champion, and delving into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life's blips - like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom post-divorce.

Sat 28 Oct

£21 (Includes a copy of Sarah's book) / 01935 422884

  • 20:00


Former X Factor runners up perform pop-opera covers of well-known songs.

Wed 27 Sep

£28.50 / 01935 422884

JASON DONOVAN and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

The vocalist performs stripped-back and acoustic versions of classic pop hits, intermingled with stories and chat about the highs and lows of his career.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

£26 / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

John Illsley

Live music from the Dire Straits bassist.

Tue 24 Oct

£21 / 01935 422884

Live On Mars - a Tribute To David Bowie

An evening celebrating the life of David Bowie and his most famous songs.

Wed 1 Nov

£29.50–£40.50 / 01935 422884

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Thu 26 Oct

£28.60 (£28.05) / 01935 422884

Meet Comedy Superstar Harry Hill

Come and hear comedy superstar, Harry Hill, talk about his fantastically funny new book, Matt Miltz! Matt is desperate to be a stand-up comedian, and he's pretty funny. But how can you get on the stage of the biggest theatre when you are only twelve?An event not to be missed!Age Recommendation: Age 8+

Sun 29 Oct

£6 / 01935 422884

  • 18:00

Meet Cressida Cowell

YEOVIL LITERARY FESTIVAL EVENTCressida Cowell is author-illustrator of the multi-million bestselling series How to Train Your Dragon (also a film and TV series). Shes at the festival launching her first new project in 18 years, The Wizards of Once - a fantasy, magical adventure that has already been signed up by animation…

Mon 25 Sep

£6 (Through The Octagon) / 01935 422884

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Motionhouse: Charge

Motionhouse is a company which fuses highly physical dance-circus with digital imagery and imaginative set design. This science-based piece brings to life stories about the Sun, the Earth's weather systems, and how energy works in our own bodies. It was created in collaboration with Prof Frances Ashcroft and her team from…

Tue 7 Nov

£17 / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

Wed 8 Nov

£17 / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

One Night of Queen

Tribute to Freddie Mercury et al, starring Gary Mullen – winner of ITV's Stars in Their Eyes – and his band the Works, bringing you all the Queen hits. The band have performed across the globe, including two shows at BBC Proms in the Park.

Fri 3 Nov

£21.50 / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The talented British ventriloquist, who conquered The States when he won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus two new characters. His technical skills are amazing and his humour harks back to the grand old days of TV variety.

Sat 11 Nov

£18.50 / 01935 422884

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis features two Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects and landmarks.

Fri 6 Oct

£22 / 01935 422884

  • 20:00

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Sat 23 Sep

£25.85 / 01935 422884

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

£37.50–£42.50 / 01935 422884

Rhythm Of The Night: An Audience With Ian Waite And Oti Mabuse

The two Strictly Come Dancing stars perform a mixture of ballroom and Latin numbers.

Fri 4 May 2018

£24.50–£28 / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

Sat 5 May 2018

£24.50–£28 / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

Rip It Up

Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the 1950s. The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and rock'n'roll.

Fri 29 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01935 422884

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Mon 20 Nov

01935 422884

  • 20:30 – 22:00

The Russian State Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by the Russian State Ballet.

Tue 17 Oct

01935 422884

Sean Kelly

A night of stand-up comedy and charity auction from the US-based star of Storage Hunters, joined by his co-stars T-Money and Green Mile.

Sat 21 Oct

£22.50 / 01935 422884

  • 20:00

The Summer of Love

Tribute to the classic 60s hits of the original summer of love.

Thu 2 Nov

£24.84 / 01935 422884

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Mon 30 Oct

£25–£27 / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

Tue 31 Oct

£25–£27 / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

David Wood's adaptation of Judith Kerr's children's book about a hungry tiger.

Sat 4 Nov

£13.50 / 01935 422884

  • 13:30

Sun 5 Nov

£13.50 / 01935 422884

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sat 30 Sep

£24 / 01935 422884

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