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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 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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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 string theory of love

YEOVIL’S Swan Theatre starts 2020 experimentally, with Pete Fernandez’s production of Nick Payne’s Con­stellations, on stage from 20th to 25th January. Described as a love story, the two hander explores how different decisions at critical moments in a relationship effect its final outcome. The performers are Oliver Dela­feld and Elizabeth Lewis. The play follows beekeper…

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New look at The School for Scandal

BRIDPORT’s Encore Theatre Club takes a bright and innovative look at one of the great comedies of the 18th century, at the town’s arts centre from 8th to 11th January. Find out what happens when you take 18th century characters and give them a 21st century makeover? The School for Scandal, Sheridan’s tale of scandal,…

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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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