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Boys centre stage at Salisbury’s Studio Theatre

TWO 12-year-olds from Salisbury take centre stage at Studio Theatre in Ashley Road from 6th December when the  company begins its sold out run of Goodnight Mister Tom. James Cates, who goes to The Burgate School, plays evacuee William Beech, who finds himself billeted with reclusive Tom Oakley and his dog Sammy in a Dorset…

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Community play celebrates 125 years at Lyme

SCREENWRITER Andrew Rattenbury pays tribute to Lyme Regis’ Marine Theatre,  which is celebrating its 125 anniversary this year, with a new community play, Are You Going To The Marine?, on from 5th to 7th December. Andrew, who was born in Lyme and was head boy of Woodroffe School, wrote the town’s successful 2017 community play,…

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Ayckbourn at the Fireside

THE Fireside Theatre brings 2019 to a close with a reading of Alan Ayckbourn’s Round and Round the Garden, one of the Norman Conquests trilogy, at the home of Jenny and Mike Brown in Verwood on Wednesday 4th December. This is the one where the feckless Norman arranges to take his spinster sister-in-law off for…

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Barricaded in a synagogue

KINSON’S KCA Players have chosen actor and playwright Stewart Permutt’s One Last Card Trick for their final production of 2019. It is on stage at Pelhams, Kinson Community Centre, from Wednesday 27th to  Sat­ur­day 30th November, nightly at 7.30pm Steve Watton directs Helen Johns, Annie Robertson, Car­ole Willison and Jane Wright in this comedy, set…

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Hamlet in a time of political upheaval

AN exciting November at the egg in Bath comes to an end with the Theatre Royal Bath’s Theatre School students presentation of a  new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The nation is in mourning and political upheaval seems inevitable. When a young student is called home from university, he finds the world changed beyond recognition…

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Shakespeare ends AUB year

STUDENTS at Arts Univer­sity Bournemouth have been rehearsing three plays for their end-of-term productions at the Wallisdown campus theatre. The final production is  Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, on stage at the AUB studio on the campus from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th December, nightly at 7.30 with a 3pm Saturday matinee. Hermione is the wife…

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Miller’s Daughter back in Sturminster

THE Taboo Theatre Comp­any is returning to Sturminster Newton with its play The Miller’s Daughter, first performed at the town mill in June. On Saturday 23rd November at 6.30pm the show will be performed at The Exchange,  back in the town where it is set and by popular demand. Subtitled Unrest at the Mill 1830,…

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Arts Council grant for community play

DORCHESTER Community Play Association has received a grant of £14,000 from Arts Council England towards the cost of staging next year’s seventh community play, Spinning the Moon. The grant will go a long way to financing the play, although the fundraising effort doesn’t stop here – DCPA will still need to raise a lot more…

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All that Chicago jazz at the Octagon

THE members of Yeovil Youth Theatre will introduce their audience to life in Chicago in the glory days of gangsters and their molls, on stage at the Octagon Theatre from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd November. The young singing, dancing actors will perform the High School edition of the show, now the longest running ever…

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Stoppard’s Sidley Park on stage at the Merlin

TOM Stoppard’s brilliant play Arcadia is the next choice for Frome Drama Club, on stage at the Merlin Theatre from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November, nightly at 7.30. Arcadia, widely regarded as one of Stoppard’s best plays, is a love story, a detective story, and an exploration of the nature of truth and time….

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