Ragazzata

It’s that time of year again… oh yes it is!

BUDDING stars of stage and pantomime are invited to register for this year’s Young Company and Young Ensemble auditions for Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre pantomime. This year’s family show will be  Jack and the Beanstalk, which opens on Thursday 12th December and will run until Sunday 5th January. The Young Company auditions are for primary…

Read more...

Journey into outer space with Squashbox

TAKE an amazing, astronomical journey to the edges of space and time with Dorchester Arts, in Universarama! at the Corn Exchange on Thursday 30th May at 2pm. Professor Johnson of the Squashbox Theatre Astounding And Amazing Astronomical Research Society (S.T.A.A.A.A.R.S) will take families on a journey exploring the solar system, studying the stars and constellations…

Read more...

Salisbury’s bank holiday City Encounters

CITY Encounters returns to the streets of Salisbury with two days of free street entertainment over the late May bank holiday, bringing a colourful and exciting range of performances by nine companies, ranging from a family drag show to puppetry for all ages and aerial choreography. Pulse! with Joss Arnott Dance, performed entirely around a…

Read more...

Favourites brought magically to life

WHEN In the Night Garden comes to Poole’s Lighthouse, on Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th May, audiences can see their favourite characters in the UK’s most popular family show brought to life on stage. CBeebies stars Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends tell the specially-written new story using full-size costumes and magical puppets…

Read more...

Summer sensations with Artsreach!

SUMMER 2019 brings a host of exciting, colourful and musical delights to Artsreach audiences across Dorset.The newly launched summer programme has nine different companies and performers visiting 18 rural venues, with everything from world music to wildlife puppets, outdoor drama to opera. The season starts with virtuoso kora player Modou Ndiaye, songwriter, drummer and percussionist,…

Read more...

Barmily Horrible at the Regent

HORRIBLE Histories will rock into the Regent Centre in Christ­church on Thursday 18th April, for two performances at 1.30 and 4.30pm. After a successful West End season, the brand-new Barmy Britain show is making its first tour of the country. The gag-filled gallop through British history has two actors playing all of the roles! Would…

Read more...

Sweet dreams are made of this

MOON On a Stick theatre company comes to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 6th April, with an enchanting new show, Land of Nod, starting at 11am. Where do we really go when we fall asleep? Moon On A Stick blend intricate puppetry, captivating storytelling and an enchanting musical score in this adventure for young children….

Read more...

Playful performance at the egg

KALEIDOSCOPE, which comes to the egg at Bath Theatre Royal from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st March. Aimed at babies and toddlers from six to 18 months, it is described as a unique theatrical experience using a multi-sensory blend of gentle, playful performance, sound and lighting. The audience is invited to discover the magic of…

Read more...

Nick Cope at Dorchester Corn Exchange

FOR nearly ten years, Nick Cope has been writing, performing and recording music for children and their families and has established an army of fans – children and parents – from all over the world. If you haven’t heard his songs or seen his shows, you can find out what you’re missing when he performs…

Read more...