Yeovil Literary Festival at the Swan Theatre

Friday 1st November 2019

Dan Jones 12:00

Henry Hemming 14:00

Alex Woodcock 16:00

Raynor Winn 18:00

Lalage Snow 20:00

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Gavin Pretor-Pinney 14:00

Tom Holland 16:00

Damien Lewis 18:00

David Parker: The Exe Factor 20:00

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Emma Kennedy 12:00

Joanna Cannon 14:00

Alison Weir 16:00

David Parker: How we Made The Golden Age of Canals 18:00

Lemn Sissay MBE 20:00

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Forthcoming productions

  • Regeneration


    Monday 11 November to Saturday 16 November, 19:45Tickets on sale from 21st October 2019

    Based on Pat Barker’s acclaimed novel, this powerful and moving play is set at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917. Presented at the time of Remembrance Day - this play is a fitting and thought provoking tribute to the men of the Western Front and reminds us of their sacrifice and the futility of war. On sale to the public from 21st October 2019.

  • Constellations


    Monday 20 January to Saturday 25 January, 19:45Tickets on sale from 30th December 2019

    A new play premiered in 2012 it is described as a play about free will and friendship, quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. At times comic and at others tragic it poses the biggest question of all "Does the Universe have a purpose?” Intriguing! With some strong language.

  • Hansard


    Thursday 5 December to Thursday 5 December, 19:30Tickets now on sale

    It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

  • Yeovil Literary Festival

    Yeovil Literary Festival

    Friday 1 November to Sunday 3 November, 12:00Tickets now on sale

    The Yeovil Literary Festival has developed over the last six years to become one of the cornerstone events of the South West's literary calendar. The festival is a not-for-profit partnership between The Octagon Theatre, SSDC, Waterstones Yeovil, the Yeovil Community Arts Association and Somerset Libraries.

  • -Present Laughter

    Present Laughter

    Friday 10 January to Friday 10 January, 19:30Tickets now on sale

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.