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Anything’s Going in Milborne Port

MILBORNE Port Opera turns its attention to Cole Porter for the 20-19 production, bringing Anything Goes to the Village Hall from 24th to 27th April. Lloyd Davies plays Billy Crocker with Sukie Read as Reno, Ben Grundy as Moonface and Karen Pankhurst as Bonnie in this spectacular production that once again takes the company to…

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Tigers triumph for Studio Theatre

SALISBURY’s Studio Theatre has scored a double triumph, winning two of the region’s drama festivals with a production of A Flock of Tigers, which you can see at The Woolstore in Codford on 12th May, and again in Salisbury on a June date to be announced. The Salisbury group won at the Woolstore Drama Festival,…

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Bonkers fun at Shaftesbury

SHAFTESBURY Arts Centre’s spring dramatic offering is a double bill, Audience and The Real Inspector Hound, on stage in Bell Street from Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th April. Director Jerome Swan promises good fun rather than high culture, in these plays, whose stories  have been described as “surreal” and “bonkers”. The satirical farce The Real…

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Little Foxes at Verwood

THE Fireside Theatre has chosen Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes for its April reading, at 123 Ringwood Road in Verwood on Wednesday 3rd April. Set in 1900 in America’s Deep South, it follows the wealthy Hubbard family as they try, greedily, to outwit one another. Anyone interested in attending, or in finding out more about…

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White Bike premiere from ImpAct

THE versatile Dorset-based ImpAct theatre will be working with the Bourne­mouth Borough Council Think Bike! campaign to stage Tamara von Werthern’s play The White Bike over four nights in the coming month. The performances, on 16th 17th and 30th April and 1st May, will be the amateur premiere of the work, and the company is…

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Remembering Dennis Potter at the Merlin

THE next Frome Drama production, on stage at the Merlin from Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April, is a Dennis Potter double bill of Brimstone and Treacle and Blue Remembered Hills. The members of the club are taking the challenge of presenting two plays in one night in their stride, and hoping the audience will…

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Falling or pushing at Short Mere House

MERE Amateur Dramatic Society will be staging a brand new murder mystery, Murder at Short Mere House, at the Lecture Hall from 28th to 30th March. Playwright Chris Wood has decided that the cast don’t need to know the ending, either, so the rehearsals are full of those timeless questions, did he/she fall or was…

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Back to Priestley at Street

STREET Theatre’s 2004 productiton of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls was the most popular drama ever presented on the Strode Theatre stage, so the company has returned to Priestley and is staging his Dangerous Corner from Thurs­day 21st to Saturday 23rd March. Director Peter Wintle has wanted permission for a production, and is delighted it…

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Thespians celebrate the lure of the stage

OLD actors (and singers) don’t retire – even if they do, something will usually lure them out of retirement. In Ronald Harwood’s poignant drama Quartet, on at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre until Saturday 16th March, four opera singers are in a retirement home, but the thrill of the stage is a siren call. Taunton Thespians have…

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