Looking forward to 2023 already and welcome you to a New Show
Hans Christian Andersen
“Where words fail, music speaks”
Dedicated To Excellence!
As the longest running Music Hall Hippodrome in Somerset, we have been making audiences laugh and sing since 1977. We’re committed to entertaining and delighting our audiences, and will continue to do so for many years down the line. The Woodlanders Variety Music Hall has original charm and character, bringing breath to life with a wide array of laughter and music.
Who We Are
Bringing Music to the Stage
At The Woodlanders Variety Music Hall we present best-in-class performances across a range of genres. Our captivating performances are designed to entertain and enlighten. We want all of our guests to experience live entertainment from A to Z at our Music Theatre, as we have been doing since our founding in 1977. We are here to bring you some of the biggest and best names in the performance industry, in East Woodlands anyway and will continue to do so for years to come.
Singer extraordinaire, funny too and one of the longest serving members of the cast
Talented and witty, an all round entertainer
Co Director and writer
Plays many characters and has been a member since 2011
Producer and Choreographer
Dancer, actor and one of the longest serving members of the cast
Can sing a little but can't dance and never remembers her lines.
Actor and comedian
Singer, dancer, muscian
No this is not Gym!
This is Jim.....
Harmonica and Ukulele
Wardrobe Mistress and Front of House
Chorus and character parts
Man on the keyboard, yes this is it... the whole orchestra.
Painting of East Woodlands Village Hall by Clive Irving-Gizzie
THE WOODLANDERS HIPPODROME
The Woodlanders have always had their base at the East Woodlands Village Hall, or the Hippodrome as it is known in its Woodlanders’ guise. It is here that the players do most of their rehearsals and perform each autumn. It has played no small part in the Woodlanders’ history – and their success: the show is designed to fit the space provided.
The Hall, known locally as ‘the jewel in the forest’ stands opposite St Katharine’s church on the edge of Selwood Forest. It is the former village school and Headmaster’s house. It was built by the Longleat Estate in about 1835 at a cost of £588 and is now Grade II listed. It was owned by the Thynne Educational Foundation until 2022 when it was purchased by the hall’s management committee, an independent charity principally made up of villagers past and present.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our performance schedule and special events.
East Woodlands Village Hall
BOX OFFICE: 01373 473538 or 07791584402