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UPCOMING PRODUCTION: 9 To 5 The Musical

UPCOMING PRODUCTION: 9 To 5 The Musical

BMT Productions present 9 To 5 The Musical Based on the classic 1980’s movie, 9 To 5 is the story of three strong and independent women fighting for a fair working environment under a sexist, egotistical boss. This hilarious comedy is filled with high-energy numbers from the queen of country herself, Dolly Parton, and packs a real punch. The musical premiered in Los Angeles in September 2008 and opened on Broadway in April 2009. It received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most received by a production in a single year, as well as four Tony Awards nominations. Straight off
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UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Ghosts

UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Ghosts

Ghosts ​By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Richard Eyre Directed by Peter Andrews An exciting new adaptation of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband, Helene Alving is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son the truth about his father; but is it already too late? A play that shocked 19th-century audiences, this contemporary production gives it enormous freshness and power. Performances at 7.45pm (No evening performance on Sunday; 2.30pm only on Sunday) Tickets: £14 adults / £10 student or under 18; Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/winchester/chesil-theatre/ghosts
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UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Quartet

UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Quartet

Maskers Theatre Company presents Quartet by Ronald Harwood 3 – 8 February 2020 Once they held audiences spellbound in opera houses up and down the country; now they are measuring out their days in a home for retired musicians. Reggie, Wilf and Cissy are settled and relatively content in their new lives when their peace is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, the biggest diva of them all. We watch as they bicker and reminisce – for they have history! And then, the biggest challenge of all – the Gala Concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. What will they perform? Are
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UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Barefoot In The Park

UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Barefoot In The Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK A slice of the Big Apple will be served up at the Tivoli Theatre in February, when Wimborne Drama Productions presents Neil Simon’s romantic comedy Barefoot In The Park. Set in 1960s New York, and made famous by Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in the 1967 film version, Barefoot In The Park is about newly-weds Corie and Paul who have just moved into a tiny, 5th-floor apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie is free-spirited and impulsive. The young couple have to contend with bad plumbing, a broken skylight, several long flights
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UPCOMING PRODUCTION: I Will Always Love You

UPCOMING PRODUCTION: I Will Always Love You

I Will Always Love You – Celebrating Female Songwriters and Lyricists Waterside Musical Society invite you to a trio of Spring Concerts dedicated to celebrating the work of female songwriters. This will include: Dolly Parton, who wrote the iconic song made famous by Whitney Houston and which WMS have chosen as the title for the concert; Carole King, who wrote so many popular songs, including ‘Locomotion’ and ‘You’ve Got a Friend’; Dorothy Fields’ amorous ‘A Fine Romance’; and many more, such as Kirsty McColl, Lady Gaga, Carol Bayer Sager and Victoria Wood, female songwriters who have been at the forefront
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UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Masterclass

UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Masterclass

Questa Voce presents Masterclass 5 – 8 February 2020 Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth   Glamorous. Controversial. Commanding. Drop-dead funny. The world’s most celebrated diva dares the next generation to rise to her heights. Based on her real-life masterclasses at Juilliard and featuring live grand opera, Merilee Brunet is Maria Callas in this outstanding play, which won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play in 1996. Featuring professional opera singers and actors with an encore sure to make you leap to your feet, don’t miss your chance to see Callas brought to life once again. “Rich,
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