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Theatres to ‘Go Dark’ for Now…

Theatres to ‘Go Dark’ for Now…

20 March 2020: Coronavirus update Today, in increasing efforts to contain and prevent the further spread of coronavirus, the Government has ordered all theatres to officially close until further notice. Although we would all wish that the “show could go on”, this is not possible at the present time – public health and safety must come before all else, though we share your disappointment at the necessary temporary halt to performances. The Scene One+ Team greatly value the Societies, Companies and Theatre Groups who have performed live theatre in the Dorset, Hampshire and South Wiltshire region, as well as the
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CoVID-19 Update from Lighthouse, Poole

CoVID-19 Update from Lighthouse, Poole

First, and most importantly, all of us at Lighthouse hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. The health and wellbeing of our staff, our audiences and our community are our first priority. Lighthouse will be closed from 5.30pm on Tuesday 17 March until Tuesday 14 April After the announcement from the Government that social distancing is now required and that people should avoid public buildings including theatres, we have taken the very difficult decision that we must be socially responsible and close Lighthouse for all public events for a period of time. From 5.30pm today there will be no performances
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A Message from the Regent Centre General Manager in Christchurch regarding Coronavirus

A Message from the Regent Centre General Manager in Christchurch regarding Coronavirus

As of Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 5.00pm, the Regent Centre will be temporarily postponing all films and events until further notice. We are taking this action in response to the announcement by the government that members of the public should avoid theatres, clubs, pubs and restaurants and in consideration for the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and the community. This is a difficult decision to make, but it is a necessary one. We have always prided ourselves on being an inclusive place where people gather, drawn together not just by the latest events, but by a sense
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MILTON MUSICAL SOCIETY are excited to announce their next two theatrical productions

MILTON MUSICAL SOCIETY are excited to announce their next two theatrical productions

  In NOVEMBER 2020 Milton Musical Society will be staging DO YOU WANNA DANCE? at the Forest Arts Centre. This is a musical comedy about the arrival of 1960s pop music, in the shape of early rock and roll, to an imaginary town where the nightlife is sadly lacking… Music from Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, Helen Shapiro, Chuck Berry and Little Eva to name but a few…   APRIL 2021 will see Milton Musical Society staging CHESS at the Regent Centre; this highly acclaimed musical from Tim Rice, Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame, develops
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Sizzling Summer Season at Bournemouth’s Shelley Theatre

Sizzling Summer Season at Bournemouth’s Shelley Theatre

LONDON REPERTORY PLAYERS return for their fifth sizzling summer season in 2020 with their best ever bill of fare!   Thursday 30 July – Tuesday 4 August Who Killed ‘Agatha’ Christie? by Tudor Gates A creepy and compelling season opener starring LRP favourites Al Wadlan and Neil James. John Terry, writer of popular plays, is obsessed by the idea that his career has been damaged by Arthur, an elitist drama critic. He arranges a meeting; now it’s payback time…   Thursday 6 August – Tuesday 11 August Deathtrap by Ira Levin Deathtrap holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway and
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PANTO IS COMING TO FERNDOWN – OH YES, IT IS!

Following their recent Christmas Special of Once Upon A Princess at the Barrington Theatre, the team at OCD Productions UK are thrilled to have been invited to produce Ferndown’s premier professional pantomime. In an exciting new partnership with the Barrington Theatre, Dorset’s leading theatre company will bring magic, music and mayhem to Ferndown in December 2020. The pantomime (title yet to be announced) will feature a fabulous cast of talented professional performers, glittering sets, stunning costumes, special effects, toe-tapping tracks and plenty of audience participation. The production team will also be on the lookout for local young performers to star alongside the
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