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SATURDAY DECEMBER 9th Doors open 6-45 for a 7-30pm Start. Tickets £10

"Into the Breach"

Once again Cheddar Arts is excited to be bringing you another top quality Live Event to close the Season.

Actor & Writer Mark Carey trained at The Royal Central School & was a member of The National Theatre Company working with Trevor Nunn. You may recognise him from his many TV appearances including Widows, Doc Martin & Morse.

His acclaimed One Man Show is set in a South West Village during the Second World War.

George Crocker is keen to liven up is dull life so he decides to join the Village Drama Club, hoping to play the Dame in the Christmas Pantomime. But his world turns upside down when the Director has higher aspirations.

Mark plays 17 different characters during the play… many of which you’ll "recognise" if you’ve ever lived in a small community.


London Metro. "Very Funny! Dad’s Army meets The Vicar of Dibley"

The Stratford upon Avon Herald. "A delight, a lovely & very humorous play that fully merited the standing ovation."

The Stage: "Mark Carey shows amazing dexterity & comic skill in playing all 17 parts."

Actress Jane Lapotaire. "Totally professional, completely intriguing."

To complete your evening there will be a Bar, Complementary Finger Buffet & a Bumper Festive Raffle. All for a £10 ticket.

Share with us the thrill of seeing a fine Performance up close & in the flesh.

Cheddar Arts wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy 2018.

Tuesday 16th January 2018 Cinema Night. DUNKIRK. £5-50 £4-50 conc.

Christopher Nolan's latest film depicts the World War 11 evacuation of the Dunkirk beaches.

A star studded cast offers a realistic view of this retreat without sensationalised scenes of "Gung Ho, Heroism & Over the Top" action. It follows stories of people involved in this historic event & it is a truly fine British Film in the tradition of "In Which We Serve" & "The Cruel Sea". "A Masterpiece with Kenneth Branagh at the Helm."

Thursday 8th February Film Night VICTORIA & ABDUL £5-50/ £4-50 conc.

Judi Dench returns to one of her most famous roles as Queen Victoria this time about her extraordinary friendship with her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim. A delightful film with many comic moments which also highlights the subjects of Class & Racism.

"Judi steals the show… as always!"

Wednesday 28th February LIVE EVENT Tickets £14 Bar.

"Oh Frig…. I'm 50!!"

Richard Herring was a pupil at The Kings of Wessex in the 1980s whilst his father, Keith Herring was the head teacher. 30 years on he is a well-seasoned stand-up comic & writer of much renown. This will be his 8th visit to his "old school" for Cheddar Arts, & he has entertained… & indeed SHOCKED audiences with his opinions on many taboo topics. Now married with two children it has dawned upon him that he is now 50 which has made him look back on his life full of triumphs… & many mistakes. If you are easily offended this evening is not for you! All Tickets £14. Bar available.

Saturday 17th March. LIVE EVENT Tickets £11 Bar. Refreshments. Raffle

"Where is Mrs Christie?"

Agatha Christie is still one of the greatest & most prolific thriller writers of all time. This One Woman Play starring Liz Grand (who dazzled us with her Tour de Force performance of Shakespeare's Wife in "The Second Best Bed" last year) explores the Authors real life mystery when she disappeared for eleven days which has never been explained.

Did she lie, or was it real amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? As in all good thrillers will the truth be revealed? All tickets £11. Bar. Raffle & Interval Nibbles.

The doors of the Kings Theatre at the Kings of Wessex Academy open at 6.45pm and the performance begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets for all events are available online at

Payment for the new booking system is by credit/debit card only and cash will only be accepted for tickets sold on the door.

Copies of the programme are available in local shops, the leisure centre and on the organisation's website -

Cheddar Arts @ Kings Theatre is a collaboration between the Kings of Wessex Academy and the village community, centred on the school's state of the art studio theatre.

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