Prompt

Regent Crest of a 60-year wave

DORSET’S last remaining Gang Show celebrates its 60th anniversary at Christ­church Regent Centre, on Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd Feb­ruary. “On The Crest of a Wave” will be on stage both nights from 7.15, with a 2.15 Satur­day matinee. The Regent show by Christ­church Scouts and Guides is the only major gang show between…

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Vagina Monologues in Warminster

EVE Ensler’s famously controversial collection of stor­ies, The Vagina Monolog­ues, comes to the Athenaeum in Warminster 21st and 22nd February. The show takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of the forbidden zone. It makes for a night out for girls (and boys) with loads of laugh-out -loud moments balanced with some more poignant and…

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The Boy Who Could Fly over Bourton

THE annual half-term pantomime from Bourton Players – Peter  Pan: The Boy Who Could Fly ­– is on stage at the village hall from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd February, with four performances including a Saturday matinee. It is directed by Heather Ransley and Kaz Tribe. The cast includes many experienced regulars as well as…

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The rain in Salisbury stays mainly in the Studio Theatre

THE young members of Salisbury’s award winning and versatile Studio Theatre have chosen the Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady for the spring production, on stage at the Ashley Road theatre from 17th to 22nd Feb­ruary, nightly at 7pm. The arrogant Professor Hig­gins hears the excruciating vowels of a Covent Garden flower girl, and…

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Panto adventures at Honiton

HONITON Community Theatre returns to the stage of the Beehive Centre from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd February with Dick Whittington. The production follows the sell-out success of last year’s Cinderella and brings one of the oldest stories – 600 years – and best loved pantomime storiee. This traditional panto, by Gail Lowe, follows the…

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The fairest panto of them all

WHO is the fairest in the land? Is it Queen Avarica? Is it, perhaps, Dame Edna Bucket? Or is it Snow White? Find out when SNADS presents this favourite pantomime at the Exchange, Sturminster Newton, from 12th to 15th February. This year marks the 90th anniversary of amateur productions in Sturminster Newton, and the company has…

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Startling new production

TEENAGE students from Bath Theatre Academy present a new take on classic Greek drama, bringing climate crisis to the egg from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th February. The company revisits one of the most famous of Greek tragedies, Antigone, for the production at the egg, Bath Theatre Royal’s dedicated youth theatre space. The startling new…

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Spring season by the Fireside

The Verwood-based Fire­side Theatre starts its Spring season on Wednesday 4th March with a reading of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution (pictured). It’s set at the Old Bailey, where Leonard Vole is on trial for the murder of the elderly Miss French. The reading is at the home of Jenny and Mike Brown in…

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The Lytchett Matraversish play

AS all theatre lovers know, you don’t mention the name of Shakespeare’s “Scottish play’ any more than that of JK Rowling’s arch villain Lord V… But the convention’s a bit different when Macbeth – the Panto­mime takes to the stage in the tender care of Castle Players, at Lytchett Matrav­ers on 24th, 25th and 31st Jan­u­ary…

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Deep sleep at Bell Street

THE pantomime at Shaftes­bury Arts Centre this year, on various dates from Sun­day 19th January to Saturday 1st February, is Sleeping Beauty, in the version written by Stephen Duckham. With all the traditional pantomime ingredients – magic, music, laughter and of course the dreaded spinning wheel – it tells the story of the beautiful Princess…

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