Make ’em Laugh

Utopia comes to Bridport

UTOPIA, at Bridport’s Lyric Theatre, on Thursday 11th April, is a hilarious show in which three comedians endeavours to build a new utopia, in just one hour! South West-based Eliza Fraser, Jon Matthews and Christian Russell-Pollock are working together to reinvent a greater society… but they can’t do it alone. You’re invited to the construction…

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Good gnus for Flanders and Swann fans

IF the mere mention of gnus or a whiff of madeira, m’dear, has you chuckling and humming along, make a date with Tim Fitzhigham and multi-talented musician Duncan Walsh Atkins when they bring their affectionate and delightful tribute to Flanders and Swann to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 30th March. At The…

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Frome Festival line-up confirmed

THE line-up for the 2019 Frome Festival has been announced, with the headliners including DJ Judge Jules, The Coral, Scouting For Girls and Cornish comedian Jethro. DJ Judge Jules will be at an opening night party at the Cheese and Grain on Friday 5th July, with a ten-piece band, The Coral will be at the…

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Hiccuping through a century of women’s rights

CHESS and Christina – the comedy dance theatre company, the Hiccup Project – come to Bridport Arts Centre on 22nd March at 7.30pm with their new show, Lovely Girls. After diving into the world of romance and heartbreak in their multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round?, the “lovely Hiccup girls” (as they are usually called) explore what it…

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Berets, baguettes and barricades

COMIC theatre company Spitz & Co returns to Dorset with a new show, Les Gloriables, described as “a master class in mutiny with berets and baguettes,” with three Artsreach dates from 29th to 31st March. This tour follows the success of Glorilla and Gloriator and finds Spitz & Co in the third and final show…

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Mock the Week star at Lyme Comedy Club

EDINBURGH Fringe hit and Mock The Week star Glenn Moore headlines the comedy club line-up at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis on Saturday 23rd March Known for his inventive jokes, Glenn Moore has supported Tiff Stevenson, Josie Long and Alun Cochrane and has appeared on Mock The Week. He was a finalist in the 2011…

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Anarchy at the arts centre

THE anarchic comedy duo Raymond and Mr Timpkins head the bill for the monthly Coastal Comedy night at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Saturday 16th March at 8pm. Host Adrienne Coles will introduce the usual line-up of three professional comedians in the intimate surroundings of The Sherling Studio. Described as a “charismatically challenged uncle and…

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World class performances with Villages in Action

RURAL touring schemes bring a wide variety of performances to village halls, often in areas where residents would never otherwise see live theatre or enjoy world music. In Devon, the scheme is run by Villages in Action which has a typically varied programme for the spring. Theatre, circus, storytelling, laughter, puppetry, film and music from…

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Total eclipse of Descartes at the Marine

IF there is a prize for the cleverest name for a comedy show it should go to Rob Newman, for his performance about philosophy, Total Eclipse of Descartes, which comes to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Saturday 2nd March. With its lengthy letters and books, and aura of high intellectualism, philosophy isn’t immediately…

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