Open Air Theatre

No horses on Brownsea

BROWNSEA Open Air Theatre – BOAT – has chosen Shakespeare’s Richard III for its 2019 production, on the island in Poole Harbour from Wednesday 24th July to Friday 9th August. The production, directed by Neil Mathieson, marks the 55th anniversary of the summer open air plays on the island, founded by Joyce Caton to mark…

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Thespians tour Wilde’s Earnest

TAUNTON Thespians are setting out on their summer tour at Bishop’s Hull on Tuesday 9th July. The chosen play is Oscar Wilde’s immortal comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, replete with Lady Bracknell and the handbag.  Chums about town Algernon and Earnest have to change their demeanors in the country, and it demands speedy footwork…

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Solo touring open air musical

SISATA, the East Dorset based open air touring company associated with Doppelganger Produc­tions, has chosen a new gypsy musical, Feral, for its 2019 outing. The first Dorset performance is on 2nd June at Wimborne. Written by John Foster and directed by Charmaine K Parkin, the one-woman show has been developed with  singer-songwriter Hui Hue and…

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Summer theatre under the skies

IN the winter months we go to theatres where men dress as women, women dress as men, copious amounts of water and theatrical custard are slopped around, and we all shout things like “It’s behind You!”  or “ Oh Yes You do/dont”. In the summer we gather chairs, rugs and picnics and sit – often…

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