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Little Red in Bell Street

SHAFTESBURY Arts Centre brings its version of Little Red Riding Hood to the stage of its Bell Street theatre from 27th to 30th January and 2nd to 5th February, and tickets are selling fast. Audiences are delighted that a pantomime is back on stage, and are keen to see this new version of the famous…

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Wisdom, wit and hope in Amelia’s play at the Swan

THE first production of 2022 at Yeovil’s Swan Theatre brings a new play to the region.  Di and Viv and Rose started its life at the Hampstead Theatre Studio in 2012, quickly making its way to larger venues. Amelia Bullmore’s play is a warm, funny play about female friendship. Three 18-year-old women join forces for…

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The Railway Children at Studio Theatre

SALISBURY’s talented Studio Theatre company has chosen one of the best-loved children’s books of all time for its December production – Edith Nesbit’s  The Railway Children – at the Ashley Road theatre on Friday 3rd December, Saturday 4th (with a 2pm matinee) and 6th to 12th December; all evening performances are at 7.30pm. The 1906…

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Anniversary classic from Civic Players

THE Civic Players of Yeovil return to the stage at the Swan this week, just in time to celebrate their 50th anniversary. After a Covid-enforced break, the company is delighted to be able to mark the occasion with a production of Marc Camoletti and Robin Hawdon’s classic farce Don’t Dress For Dinner, on stage from…

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Jeeves and Wooster at Warminster

THE timeless, daffy humour of PG Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster and butler Jeeves are brought to life by Warminster’s Limelight Players at the Athenaeum theatre from 25th to 27th November. The company has chosen Perfect Nonsense, adapted from the original stories by Robert and David Goodale, directed by Penelope Christopher, with a cast of three. Jamie…

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It’s MADS time again

MERE Amateur Dramatic Society is going live again from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th November, bringing four new short plays to its eager audience. The plays are dedicated to three MADS who have made their exits during the lockdown months – Peggy Jukes, Melody Parfitt and Bill Pike. The performances start with Jean McConnell’s Day…

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Back to school in Dorchester

MEMBERS of Dorchester Drama are heading back to school for their latest production, John Dighton’s The Happiest Days of Your Life, due on stage at the Corn Exchange on Friday and Saturday 26th and 27th November. First performed as a television play in 1947, the story was performed as a stage play the following year,…

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Ayckbourn, 40 years on

THAT most prolific of playwrights Alan Ayckbourn launched his Seasons Greetings on the eager theatre world back in 1980, and its timeless horrors and embarrassments make it a continuingly popular production for amateur companies and professional revivals. From 15th to 20th November it comes to the Swan Theatre in Yeovil, where the resident company again…

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Come in if you’re sexy and you love Jesus

STREET Theatre returns to the stage at Strode Theatre in Street with a production of The Vicar of Dibley, from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th November, nightly at 7.30. Audiences are invited to revisit the classic stories of what happened when a new female vicar, Geraldine Grainger, arrives in the quiet village. The show is…

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More plays at AUB

THE drama students at Arts University Bournemouth are back on stage at the university studio performing with the last of their four pre-Christmas productions,   Sarah Daniels’ The Gut Girls, from 16th to 18th December.  Performances are nightly at 7.30 with a 2.30 Saturday matinee. Visit the AUB website for booking details.

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