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Swinging G and S

WESTON super Mare Operatic Society will be performing the updated version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular Savoy Opera at the Playhouse from 24th to 27th April, nightly at 7.30 with a 2.30 Saturday matinee. This production Hot Mikado follows the sell- out success of CATS last year.   East meets West head-on in this hilarious…

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Dirty Rotten Milton Musical Society

THE spring show for Milton Musical Society is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, at the Regent Centre in Christchurch from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th April. Based on the popular 1988 MGM film comedy starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, it is set on the French Riviera, where high jinks, cons and witty hilarity are the order…

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BODS in Fiddler on the Roof

BATH Operatic and Dramatic Society brings its spring show, Fiddler on the Roof, to the Theatre Royal Bath from Tuesday 23rd April to Saturday 27th April. The show, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, is set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It…

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‘Allo ‘Allo ‘Allo on three-venue adventure

MATTHEW Rock’s Project Play, launched in 2018 with The Vicar of Dibley, returns this year with ‘Allo ‘Allo, on stage next at Frome’s Merlin Theatre from 23rd to 27th April. The unique touring model means that a number of amateur actors can put on the same play, with their own members using the same props,…

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Limelight shines on Mister Tom

THE Athenaeum Limelight Players will stage David Wood’s play Goodnight Mister Tom at the Warminster theatre from Thursday 18th to Satuday 20th April, nightly at 7.30. Based on the children’s novel by Michelle Magorian, it follows the story of eight-year-old Deptford evacuee William Beech, sent to live in rural Dorset in the quiet village of…

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Anything’s Going in Milborne Port

MILBORNE Port Opera turns its attention to Cole Porter for the 20-19 production, bringing Anything Goes to the Village Hall from 24th to 27th April. Lloyd Davies plays Billy Crocker with Sukie Read as Reno, Ben Grundy as Moonface and Karen Pankhurst as Bonnie in this spectacular production that once again takes the company to…

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Tigers triumph for Studio Theatre

SALISBURY’s Studio Theatre has scored a double triumph, winning two of the region’s drama festivals with a production of A Flock of Tigers, which you can see at The Woolstore in Codford on 12th May, and again in Salisbury on a June date to be announced. The Salisbury group won at the Woolstore Drama Festival,…

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Bonkers fun at Shaftesbury

SHAFTESBURY Arts Centre’s spring dramatic offering is a double bill, Audience and The Real Inspector Hound, on stage in Bell Street from Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th April. Director Jerome Swan promises good fun rather than high culture, in these plays, whose stories  have been described as “surreal” and “bonkers”. The satirical farce The Real…

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Little Foxes at Verwood

THE Fireside Theatre has chosen Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes for its April reading, at 123 Ringwood Road in Verwood on Wednesday 3rd April. Set in 1900 in America’s Deep South, it follows the wealthy Hubbard family as they try, greedily, to outwit one another. Anyone interested in attending, or in finding out more about…

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