Open Air Theatre

Silent comedy meets film noir

CORNWALL’s Bash Street Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021 with a new comedy musical, The Cameraman, which pays tribute to the great days of film noir and silent movies, from 13th to 15th August. In this inventive new show, The Cameraman, a jaded detective looks back on his early career as a young crime-fighter…

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Fitxgerald classic in the sun at Athelhampton

COMPLETING an exciting August, Dorchester Arts has arranged a performance of The Great Gatsby in the ground of Athelhampton House on Wednesday 25th, starting at 7pm. The beautiful setting is the perfect backdrop for Heartbreak Theatre’s return to Dorset with its adaption of F Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic. Get your glad rags on, work…

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Flying high at Honiton

THE Beehive Centre at Honiton plays host to a spectacular show by Company Zid on Thursday 12th August, at 6pm in conjunction with Devon’s rural arts touring charity, Villages in Action. Routine, performed by multi-talented Moroccan artist Said Mouhssine, is an acrobatic comedy show. It tells the story of a person stuck in a room,…

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Open air fun at Honiton

HONITON’s Beehive Centre hosts a visit by Company Zid, in conjunction with Devon’s rural arts touring charity, Villages in Action, on Thursday 12th August at 6pm. Routine, performed by multi-talented Moroccan artist Said Mouhssine, is an acrobatic comedy show. It tells the story of a person stuck in a room, with nothing to do. Sleeping…

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Hotbuckle at Maumbury Rings

DORCHESTER Arts moves outside for the summer programme, starting with a return visit by Hotbuckle theatre company, bringing Tess of the D’Urbervilles to Maumbury Rings on Thursday 24th June at 7pm. Hardy’s tragic masterpiece follows the life of the young country girl Tess Durbeyfield. Driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urberville…

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Cucumber sandwiches packed?

OSCAR Wilde would surely have loved this – a slapstick performance of his most famous and best-loved comedy, performed by just two very dashing young entertainers, in three beautiful Dorset locations, continuing at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Wednesday 28th July and Maumbury Rings in Dorchester on Thursday 29th. Slapstick Picnic is a…

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