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A shocking night in rural Ireland

FROME Drama is back on stage at the Merlin Theatre in November with the challenging Connor McPherson play The Weir. From Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th, nightly at 7.45, the company, directed by Simon Blacksell, will transport the audience to a pub in rural Ireland. The play won the Olivier for best new play of…

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A secret history in am dram

HANNAH Maxwell’ comes from a family with four generations of treading the boards in amateur dramatic societies. She broke the mould. And then she returned … as she explains in I, AmDram, a solo show coming to Piddletrenthide and Broadoak village halls with Artsreach on 10th and 11th November. The show, described as “a story…

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Spinning the Moon postponed again

SPINNING The Moon, Dorchester’s seventh community play, has been postponed again, this time from spring 2022 until spring 2023. The decision by the Dorchester Community Plays Association was taken in view of the  ongoing effects of Covid, as well as other logistical concerns. Spinning the Moon was originally due to be performed over Easter 2020,…

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Totton win for Studio Theatre

SALISBURY’S Studio Theatre was the big winner at this year’s Totton Festival of Drama with four awards, including the trophy as overall winner of the competition. The festival, which had been postponed from its usual March slot because of the pandemic, was held at Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton. As well as the winner’s…

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Flea the Pandemic at Stur

THERE was something almost timely about the coronavirus pandemic forcing the postponement of the latest play by Sue Ashby for Sturminster Newton’s Taboo Theatre. Now the new play, Flea the Pandemic, will finally be staged at the Exchange, on Saturday 19th June at 3pm and 7.30, and Sunday 20th at 3pm. Sue, who with her…

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