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Under Milk Wood at Shaftesbury

SHAFTESBURY Arts Centre drama group has chosen Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood for its spring production, from 26th to 29th April. Written by the Welsh poetic genius in 1954, Under Milk Wood was first broadcast on the radio, famously with Richard Burton as the principal narrator. It is set in the fictional Welsh seaside village…

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Bright golden haze on the Regent

MILTON Musical Society has chosen the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma! for its spring pro­duction at the Regent Centre in Christchurch, from Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th April. Based on the 1931 Broadway play Green Grow the Lilacs, Oklahoma! was the first collaboration between composer Rodgers and lyricist Ham­merstein. After a 1943 Broad­way premiere, it…

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Rocking the Boat at Street

THE ever-popular Guys and Dolls is the spring choice for Glaston­bury and Street Musical Comedy Society, on stage at Strode Theatre in Street from 25th to 29th April. Based on Damon Runyan’s tales of Prohibition New York, it’s a love story as much with the city as for the two couples. Nathan Detroit, who makes…

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Hypocrisy and corruption at the Salberg

SALISBURY Playhouse’s Stage 65 Youth Theatre has chosen Gogol’s comedy The Government Inspector  for the spring production in the Sal­berg Studio at Salisbury Play­house from Thursday 20th to Satur­day 22nd April. Set in a small town in Russia, the bureaucrats are in a frenzy when they hear that a government inspector is on his way….

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Be careful what you wish for in sylvan Milborne Port

THE members of Milborne Port Opera company are putting the finishing touches to their 2017 production, Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, on stage at Milborne Port Village Hall from 19th to 22nd April. Into the Woods is Sondheim’s unique take on Grimm fairytales, cleverly uniting Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Cinderella…

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Ridley’s ghostly train in Frome

FROME Drama Club has chosen the classic Arnold Ridley thriller The Ghost Train for the spring production, on stage at the Merlin Theatre from 6th to 8th April. Director Gillie Richardson is reluctant to tell the story. “The less you know, the more enjoyable it will be,” she says. A group of travellers are hoping…

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Five Fingers at the Fireside

FIRESIDE Theatre’s next meeting, on Wednesday 5th April at 7pm, will focus on Peter Shaffer’s Five Finger Exercise. Set in a weekend cottage in Suffolk, it is the story of an ordinary middle-class family whose life is shaken by a near tragedy, and one which forces them all to look at the casually cruel way…

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His cousin Rachel in Salisbury

THE next production at Salisbury’s Studio Theatre in Ashley Road is My Cousin Rachel, on stage from 3rd to 8th April. Director Linda Hayman has chosen another Daphne du Maurier story after a successful Jamaica Inn at the venue.  Diana Morgan’s adaptation of du Maurier’s book is the story of young Philip Astley’s attraction for…

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The parson’s waiting for Curtain Up Theatre School

THE next Curtain Up Theatre School Bath production is Me and My Girl,  at the Julian Slade Theatre at Prior Park College from Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th April nightly at 7.30pm. After the successes of Hot Mikado and  Les Miserables, the company has chosen the timeless comedy that revolves around the unapologetically unrefined Cockney, …

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At Shaftesbury

MEMBERS of the Anything but Ordinary junior company perform the musical Annie at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Friday 31st March at 6.30m and Saturday 1st April at 2 and 6.45pm. No futher details have been given. The week at the Bell Street venue continues with a visit from Misbehavin’ the popular jazz, music theatre and…

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