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Crossing paths at Sturminster

STURMINSTER Newton’s adventurous Rural Redemption Theatre Company is staging a new play, A Woodland Plot at  at Stour Connect Centre, Stour View Close, from 30th September to 2nd October. Written and directed by Craig White, the play focuses on Sam and Malcolm, who both love woodlands for very different reasons. When their paths cross, dark…

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The Scottish play at the Swan

YEOVIL’S brilliant Swan Theatre launches its autumn season with a production of Shakespeare’s Scottish play, running from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th, at 7.30pm. “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!” Macbeth is a story of power, ambition and ultimately loss. Macbeth and Banquo, both generals in Duncan’s army, encounter three witches ‘“o withered and…

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APS takes the Bard to the Paddock Garden

AFTER their triumphantly lockdown-busting production of Waiting for Godot last summer, Amateur Players of Sherborne return to the Paddock Gardens for two performances of a Shakespearean miscellany on 15th and 22nd August. Shakespeare In (and out of) Love has been written (with a little help from William Shakespeare) and edited by John Crabtree and Martin…

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Brief post lockdown encounter

BOURNEMOUTH Little Theatre Club reopens on Tuesday 20th July with Patricia Richardson’s production of Noel Coward’s Still Life, the play on which Brief Encounter is based. Running at the Jameson Road  theatre until Saturday 24th July, this gripping and poignant play in five scenes  is a bitter-sweet love story in which strangers Laura and Alec…

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Shakespeare in a Sherborne garden

SHERBORNE’s talented Amateur Players scored a lockdown success last year with a memorable Waiting For Godot in the beautiful Paddock Gardens. This year the company returns to the park off Newland with a confection of love scenes from Shakespeare. Shakespeare, In and Out of Love, directed by Martin Williams, will be performed on two Sunday…

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Shutdown to Freedom at the Swan

ON the night in March 2020 when entertainments venues were shut down, the Swan Theatre in Yeovil was due to open its latest production. Now, 16 months later, the theatre throws its doors open again with the Emlyn Williams’ thriller Night Must Fall, from Freedom Day, 19th July, to Saturday 24th. It is the chilling…

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The Crucible at Bridgwater

TWICE postponed, thanks to the pandemic and the lockdowns, The Crucible will finally reach the stage of Bridgewater Arts Centre in Blake Drama Club’s production, from 29th to 31st July at 7.30pm. Written in 1953, it is a dramatised and partially fictionalised story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay…

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Totton win for Studio Theatre

SALISBURY’S Studio Theatre was the big winner at this year’s Totton Festival of Drama with four awards, including the trophy as overall winner of the competition. The festival, which had been postponed from its usual March slot because of the pandemic, was held at Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton. As well as the winner’s…

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Flea the Pandemic at Stur

THERE was something almost timely about the coronavirus pandemic forcing the postponement of the latest play by Sue Ashby for Sturminster Newton’s Taboo Theatre. Now the new play, Flea the Pandemic, will finally be staged at the Exchange, on Saturday 19th June at 3pm and 7.30, and Sunday 20th at 3pm. Sue, who with her…

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Spooky thrills at the Marine

LYME Regis’ Marine Theatre hosts a distinctly spooky evening of community theatre when the Marine Players perform The Haunting of Hill House, from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th June at 7.30pm. Shirley Jackson’s thriller is set in Hill House, which has a reputation for misery and death. Strange deeds and strange events pepper its past….

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