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Rose Bowls in 2020

Gerry Parker offers some hope for those involved in amateur theatre and musicals THE Rose Bowl Awards for Amateur Theatre – there are 21 different categories ranging from Best Musical, Drama and Youth Produc­tion, Acting Awards, Adult and Youth, Technical and Best Publicity Awards – find themselves, rather like football’s Premier League, half way through…

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MPO double win at Somerset Drama Awards

MILBORNE Port Opera took two awards at Somerset Fellowship of Drama’s David Beach Awards for musical theatre at Taunton. The group was nominated for a total of five awards for the 2019 production of Anything Goes. The two categories MPO won were best made set and best male support actor. The set award was for…

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Dorchester community play postponed

DORCHESTER Community Play Association  has announced that its seventh community play, Spinning the Moon, has been postponed until Easter 2021 in the light of the Coronavirus situation. The company was gearing up for the performances of Spinning the Moon at Thomas Hardye School in April. Rehearsals were under way with a cast of 150 enthusiastic…

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Williams’ classic at the Swan

This production has been postponed   THE March production at Yeovil’s Swan Theatre, from Monday 16th to Saturday 21st March, is Emlyn Williams’ Night Must Fall. The director is Richard Jones. Dan is a charismatic young stranger who quickly charms his way into the household of elderly spinster Mrs Bram­son. He first seduces her maid…

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YAOS takes to the mountains

YEOVIL Amateur Operatic Society has chosen Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic The Sound of Music for its first 2020 production, on stage at the Octagon from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 21st March. The story of Maria, the most unsuitable nun, and her new job looking after the seven children of the widowed Capt von Trapp, is…

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Never speak out loud of The Island!

TREASURE Island, Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling piratical adventure, is the first 2020 show by third year acting students from Arts University Bourne­mouth. The adaptation by Bryony Lav­ery, directed by Luke Kern­aghan, will be on stage at Poole’s Lighthouse from 12th to 14th March, nightly at 7.30 with a 2.30 Saturday matinee. When a mysterious old…

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BODS go Legally Blonde

BATH Operatic and Drama­tic Society returns to the Theatre Royal stage from Tues­day 10th to Satur­day 14th March in Legally Blonde. The feel-good musical features a large cast of talented local performers, and two small dogs! Directed by Steve Blackmore the show, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the hit 2001 film,  is…

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ImpAct’s dream or nightmare

THE next production by ImpAct Theatre, on stage in April, is Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s Nightfall, directed by Patricia Richard­son. The cast includes Bethany Harris, Matthew Ellison and Joanne Owen  and performances are at Bournemouth Little Theatre in Jameson Road on 7th and 8th April, and at the Shelley Theatre in Boscome on 15th and…

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APS tackle a Norman Conquest

TABLE Manners, one of Alan Ayckbourn’s celebrated  Norman Conquests trilogy, is on stage in Sherborne from 24th to 29th February. The three plays show us dovetailed accounts of events at a rather rundown house in the country, over  the course of one weekend. Table Manners is set in the dining room, with the other two…

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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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