The Play’s the Thing

Late summer evenings in the open air

AUTUMN has arrived amazingly early this year, with the smell of the turning year discernable from early August – but of course there is no such thing as climate change! It is your last chance to see the open air touring shows that have been criss-crossing the region since  May. On Monday 28th August, you…

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In the hidden valley with PaddleBoat

JOIN PaddleBoat Theatre and Artsreach for an interactive adventure in the gorgeous setting of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre in the hidden valley at Toller Porcorum on Thursday 24th August at 3pm. Imagine that you’re far from home,. playing in the woods all on your own, and all is still and calm and clear. But…

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Giant adventures with Folksy Theatre

GEORGE is a very scruffy giant, so when he sees a selection of new giant-sized clothes in a shop, he decides it’s time to smarten himself up. Join Folksy Theatre at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on 27th August, at 4pm, to find out more in The Smartest Giant in Town. This charming adaptation of…

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Flying Lovers back in Bristol

EMMA Rice was en route to Shakespeare’s Globe when she directed Daniel Jamieson’s  The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk for Kneehigh. The play returns to Bristol Old Vic, where it is on stage until Saturday 12th August. See the review of the original production on the FTR.

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Take the Treasure Island story walk

BRISTOL’s Show of Strength theatre company is taking visitors (and locals) back to the dark and exciting days of smugglers, piracy and adventure on the high seas in the Treasure Island Story Walk, which runs twice daily from 21st August to 3rd September at 2pm and 4pm. The story walk begins, back where Robert Louis…

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Ayckbourn classic at the Tivoli

DRAMATIC Productions celebrates its fifth annual show at Wimborne Tivoli with Alan Ayckbourn’s timeless classic Rela­tively Speaking, on stage from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th August. Tracy Jane Murrey directs four well known actors in this story of two couples and unfaithfulness. It all starts as the older pair, Phillip and Sheila, are having breakfast…

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Wedding songs at Plymouth

THE touring production of The Wedding Singer opens at Plymouth Theatre Royal next Tuesday, 8th August, where it stays until Saturday 12th. This stage musical version of the 1998 film stars Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett and Ruth Madoc. Set in  1985, when hair is huge and greed is good, rock-star wannabe…

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