Entertainment News Archive - August 09, 2008

Young actors and performers from the Theatre Royal's youth groups took to the stage this week in a festival dedicated to creative learning. On Tuesday two of the Theatre Royal Young Company shared work they created during the summer term. The performance involved actors aged 11 to 15.

By BILL STONE Theatre Writer DAYDREAM Believer, the musical about The Monkees pop group due to have its world premiere here later this month, has been take off the schedules by its production team. Instead we have the return of one of the most popular musicals ever, Blood Brothers.

Though their season continues until early September - with in- house productions The Importance of Being Earnest, Oliver!, Stepping Out and Strangers on a Train filling most of the performance dates - our final preview of entertainment in this year's Sterts Summer Festival features three visiting companies, each of which is booked for one day only.

As adam Sandler chases a terrorist along an Israeli beach, his hairy, muscled torso glistens in the sun. While the Jewish-born comic actor will always be more Austin Powers than James Bond, there's no denying those muscles are real.

Nearly 50 budding young stars will be showcasing their talents in a special show at Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, this weekend.

The north Dartmoor village of South Zeal will play host to a range of folk festivities this weekend as part of the 31st Dartmoor Folk Festival, which starts today.

Landing at White Rabbit in Bretonside Bus Station tonight, all the way from California, Voodoo Glowskulls will be unleashing their unique West Coast ska/core sound, which unites hardcore punk, traditional ska, gargantuan guitar riffage and most importantly the Mexican music of their roots.

The good people at Bad Eye Promotions will be celebrating 46 years of Jamaican independence by putting on a dance at Tramps in Bretonside Bus Station tonight.

Following hard on the heels of Sidmouth's huge folk festival, enthusiasts of the genre now have something else to look forward to. One of the highlights in West Devon each summer is the Dartmoor Folk Festival, which is centred on the village of South Zeal.

I 'm LOOKING forward to coming to Cornwall. I want to find myself a surfer," laughs teenage singing sensation Gabriella Cilmi ahead of her sell-out show at Falmouth's Princess Pavilions next week. "Or maybe a pirate...

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.