Season Previews

A classical autumn at Dorchester Arts

THE Autumn programme at Dorchester Arts includes six performances of classical music, starting and finishing with opera. The first performance, on Friday 14th September at the Corn Exchange, brings Opera Holloway to Dorset with its touring production of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. The classical season continues on Wednesday 19th September when the BSO’s…

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Summer of love and winter treats at Bristol

BRISTOL Old Vic, the beating theatrical heart of the UK’s most cultural diverse and exciting city, has an autumn season that will take audiences from the psychedelic “Summer of Love” to Dickens’ dark festive fable and begins with the official reopening, with a new facade, a new foyer and a new studio, on 24th September…..

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Ghost Dances, Nightingales and Awful Auntie – autumn at Bath

BATH Theatre Royal has enjoyed one of its most critically acclaimed summer seasons and the autumn is similarly full of delights, from UK premieres of French and American plays to the return of two favourite performers in the pantomime. The summer ends with Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm,…

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All the world’s a stage at Poole

POOLE’s Lighthouse centre for the arts is renowned for the breadth and diversity of its programming, a commitment to provide arts and entertainment for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The autumn programme ranges from broad comedy to high drama, Joan Armatrading to Love Actually in concert, dinosaurs to Dick Whittington. Highlights of the…

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That’s Life – that’s the Octagon

DAME Esther Rantzen, veteran broadcaster and children’s campaigner, comes to the Octagon Theatre at Yeovil on Wednesday 12th September in conversation with Rebecca Wilcox,  for an event called Esther Rantzen: That’s Life, after her most famous television programme. Other September highlights include the much-loved squeaky voiced comedian Joe Pasquale with A Few of his Favourite…

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The Ladykillers and more at Shaftesbury

SHAFTESBURY Arts Centre begins the autumn season with an evening of guitar classics by Mark Jennings on 1st September, celebrates the anniversary of the end of the First World War and votes for women and runs through to the New Year an the always hugely anticipated pantomime, which will be The Nutcracker. A highlight of…

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