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Two courses, two plays at Winfrith

WINFRITH Drama Group is org­an­ising two evenings, each with two one act plays and a two-course supper, at the village hall on 2nd and 3rd March. The plays are Funeral Tea and All Shapes & Sizes, and they begin at 7.30, with supper served between. There is a warning that some of the content is…

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Shiver me timbers – there’s treasure at Bridport

BRIDPORT, with its centuries-old connections with ropemaking and the sea, is an ideal location for a show based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved adventure story, Treasure Island, this year’s choice for Bridport Pantomime Players, at the Electric Palace from 21st to 24th February. For this new pantomime, written by the Players’ own Teresa Grinter, the…

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P&P in Bunch of Amateurs stage premiere

THE Poole and Bournemouth based P & P have secured the rights for the stage premiere of Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s A Bunch of Amateurs, the hilarious story of a rural am dram soc and the Hollywood star they hire to play the lead in King Lear. Made into a film starring Burt Reynolds,…

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Treasure Island at Bridport

BRIDPORT, with its centuries-old connections with the sea, is the perfect setting for Treasure Island, this year’s choice for Bridport Pantomime Players, at the Electric Palace from 21st to 24th February. This is a new pantomime, written by the Players’ own Teresa Grinter, based on the famous adventure story by Robert Louis Stevenson. The Pantomime…

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Get me to the Theatre Royal on time

BATH Operatic and Dramatic Soc­i­ety has chosen Lerner and Loewe’s musical My Fair Lady for its spring show at Bath Theatre Royal. On stage from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th February, this adaptation of Shaw’s Pygmalion tells the story of  Covent Garden flower seller Eliza and linguistics professor Henry Higgins. The score includes I Could…

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Gnomic assistance for Snow White

WHEN Wincanton Amateur Dra­m­atic Society members take to the Memorial Hall stage from Thurs­day 15th to Saturday 17th Febru­ary, their pantomime will have a new twist. Snow White and the Seven Gnomes will be performed at 7.30 each night, with a 2.30 Saturday matinee.  For more information, telephone 07807331750, or go along to the hall.

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Robin goes PC in Puddletown

WHEN Puddletown audiences go to St Mary’s Middle School for the first pantomime by imPACT, they might have their preconceptions confounded. Puddletown Amateur Community Theatre will be performing the newest work by Steve Bassett and Neal Smith, inspired by a familiar tale, on Friday and Saturday 16th and 17th February. Robin Hood and His Non…

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SNADS make a Right Pantomime

STURMINSTER Newton Ama­t­eur Dramatic Society has an enviable pantomimic reputation in North Dorset, and this year they are offering a world premiere panto from 14th to 17th February. A Right Pantomime, it’s called, and it has been written by Jack English and Toby Greenfield especially for SNADS. You’ll recognise the characters and the story might…

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Silent films go talkie at SAC

THE summer musical at Shaftes­bury Arts Centre will be Mack and Mable, and if you are interested in taking part, you should go along to the Bell Street centre on Tuesday 13th February at 7.30pm. “The silent film era is coming to Shaftesbury,” says director Sophie Lester. In case you have never heard of the…

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Slot in the actors

A NEW approach to touring theatre makes its debut at Yeovil Oct­agon on Monday 19th Febru­ary. The brainchild of Matthew Rock, Project Play’s first show, The Vicar of Dibley, will also stop at Frome and Wimborne, and each production will feature different actors and different backstage staff, while Matthew and his team form the creative…

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