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Swashbuckling with TAG

TISBURY Arts Group has a swashbuckling story for its 2019 pantomime, from 24th to 26th January – Alexandre Dumas’ famous story of The Three Musketeers. Hillary Mackelden’s version gives this exciting drama of 17th century France the full pantomime treatment. It will be staged at the Nadder Centre at 7.30pm and a 2.30 matinee on…

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Pied Piper at Bridport

THE UK’s only theatre which is dedicated to puppetry, Norwich Puppet Theatre is bringing its unique adaptation of one of the best-loved of northern European folk tales to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 19th January at 2pm. The Pied Piper is a familiar story – the town of Hamelin is over-run by rats and the mayor…

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Comedy, tragedy, dance, circus and more

POOLE’s Lighthouse is the largest multi-arts complex outside London – and it has a programme to match, embracing all the arts from straight theatre to stand-up comedy, contemporary dance to classical orchestral music, modern jazz to traditional puppets. The winter-spring 2019 season starts in the theatre with St Petersburg Ballet with two Tchaikovsky favourites, Swan…

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Artsreach winter programme

WINTER and spring with Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, brings a host of live performances, from traditional folk to contemporary dance, Indian storytelling to physical theatre. The music programme includes Welsh folk supergroup ALAW, Bristol-based a capella folk and shanty group The Longest Johns, exciting young Belgian period musicians WÖR recreating the music of…

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Singalongabeast

DORCHESTER Arts has organised a new year singalong screening of Beauty and the Beast at the Corn Exchange on Thursday 3rd January at 2pm. Fans young and old can sing along with Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson to their favourite hits, with the aid on-screen lyrics. The romantic fairy-tale is a…

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Singalonga Beauty and the Beast

DISNEY’S newest version of Beauty and the Beast will be shown at Dorchester Arts on Thursday 3rd January, and you can sing along to all your favourite tunes. Starting at 2pm in the Corn Exchange, the “tale as old as time” has on-screen lyrics just in case you forget a word or two. For more…

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Your Toys in the Slot Machine

SLOT Machine Theatre takes all your favourite toys on a combined adventure in Your Toys, on at the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Light­house from Wednesday 12th to Monday 24th December. The company’s puppetry skills bring Buzz Lightyear, Barbie, the blue Brontosaurus and more to life in a heart-warming story about friends pulling together. Full of…

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Warrior Queen’s revenge at the egg

STUDENTS from Bath Theatre Royal’s theatre school will perform Boudica at the egg on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th Novem­ber, and a few tickets are still available for the two Saturday shows. This brand new ancient history play tells the story of one of Britain’s most iconic women. Set in  Britannia in 61 AD, rebellion…

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Wilde fairytale at the egg

THE Australian company Slingsby  is in Bath on 9th and 10th Nov­em­ber to perform Oscar Wilde’s The Young King, in a new adaptation by Nicki Bloom. Aimed at a family audience aged eight years and older, The Young King is a journey in wonder, into a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. It follows…

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A bad case of dragons

WHEN a child has a bad case of dragons, something’s got to be done, as parents will know only too well. At the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse on Saturday 10th November, there are two performances of Taking Flight’s delightful show, You’ve Got Dragons, at 11am and 2pm. It’s all about one child’s journey to…

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