The Play’s the Thing

Archers actors at the Marine

SIMON Williams, the actor, witty Telegraph columnist and regular Archers cast member, and his real  life wife and Archers ex-wife, Lucy Fleming, are coming to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Friday 26th April. The couple, who play Justin Elliott and his frightful ex-wife Miranda, will be reading the wartime letters between Celia Johnson…

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Summer sensations with Artsreach!

SUMMER 2019 brings a host of exciting, colourful and musical delights to Artsreach audiences across Dorset.The newly launched summer programme has nine different companies and performers visiting 18 rural venues, with everything from world music to wildlife puppets, outdoor drama to opera. The season starts with virtuoso kora player Modou Ndiaye, songwriter, drummer and percussionist,…

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Turning back the American clock

HAIR – the Musical, touring the UK on the 50th anniversary of its sensational London opening, comes to Plymouth from  Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th April. Thet Hope Mill Theatre production is all ready to welcome the Age of Aquarius again. It’s 1967 and the hippie tribe  youngsters in the East Village of New York…

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Antony Costa in Rock of Ages

BOYBAND star Antony Costa joins the cast of Rock of Ages at Bristol Hippodrome until 20th April, in the role of Stacee Jaxx. Best known as a member of Blue, his previous theatre credits include  Mickey Johnson in Blood Brothers and Save The Last Dance For Me. Antony joins Kevin Kennedy  as Dennis, Zoe Birkett…

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Barmily Horrible at the Regent

HORRIBLE Histories will rock into the Regent Centre in Christ­church on Thursday 18th April, for two performances at 1.30 and 4.30pm. After a successful West End season, the brand-new Barmy Britain show is making its first tour of the country. The gag-filled gallop through British history has two actors playing all of the roles! Would…

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What’s hidden behind perfection

THE Olivier-award winning best new comedy of 2019, Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling, comes to Bath Theatre Royal direct from the West End for an Easter week run from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th April, the start of a three venue national tour. The National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd’s critically acclaimed co-production, directed by Tamara…

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Fallen cricket star’s story on stage

THE rise and dramatic fall of a cricket star is told in The Long Walk Back, a new play from Live Wire Theatre, at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Sunday 14th April at 7pm. The show is based on the true story of England cricketer Chris Lewis’s catastrophic fall from grace. In 1994 he seemed to…

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Time Warp, again

COMEDIAN Dom Joly stars as the narrator in the touring production of The Rocky Horror Show, coming to the Mayflower in South­ampton from 8th to 13th April. “I’m soooo excited to play the part of the narrator in Rocky Horror Show. I’ve been entranced by the show since I stumbled upon it, one late night,…

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Best selling thriller at Bath

SAMANTHA Womack stars with stage adaptation of the best-selling thriller The Girl on the Train, at Bath Theatre Royal from Monday 8th to Saturday 13th April. The gripping story is based on the novel by Paula Hawkins, which has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. The stage version has been adapted by Rachel Wagstaff…

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