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Present Laughter

Present Laughter

New Forest Players Summer 2019 Production will be:- PRESENT LAUGHER BY NOEL COWARD Our summer production is to be performed 17th – 20th July at Ballard School Performing Arts Centre. At the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essindine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife to be having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanours is discovered. And all hell breaks loose… To reserve you tickets visit our website www.newforestplayers.com
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias is set in 1980’s Louisiana and centres around a beauty salon in a little town called Chinquapin. ‘Anyone who is anyone’ locally uses the salon and it is a hub for gossip, intrigue and networking. The friendship between the salon’s clients is thoroughly explored as the play progresses and the storyline weaves through many emotions from acerbic humour to poignant tragedy. The strength of the bonds between the all-female cast becomes very clear and audiences will enjoy a roller coaster plot which is both very funny and deeply moving by turns. Curtain up is on 25/26/27 April at
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How To Train Your Husband

How To Train Your Husband

How to train your husband? An impossible task? Not when you have a legendary Husband Trainer living right next door!  Thus the scene is set for Bishopstoke Players’ next production, Devon Williamson’s madcap comedy, How to Train your Husband, which takes to the stage of the Memorial Hall in May. Addressing an issue close to every woman’s heart, we follow the adventures of three generations of the Smith family as they attempt to turn their men into fully trained members of the opposite sex. Nothing quite goes according to plan and the result is an hilarious comedy with plenty of unexpected twists
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Brand New – The White Bike

Brand New – The White Bike

ImpAct Theatre are to stage a brand new play – The White Bike – in association with Bournemouth Borough Council’s THINK BIKE! campaign. ImpAct Theatre is bringing a new play, The White Bike, to two Dorset venues in April 2019. The production will be the amateur premiere of this work and is staged in association with Bournemouth Borough Council’s THINK BIKE! campaign. The White Bike is a creative and imaginative play about how an ordinary cycle ride to work can have extraordinary consequences. Written by Tamara von Werthern and inspired by a true event, this beautifully constructed and thought provoking
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PREVIEW: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

PREVIEW: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight” The Arts University Bournemouth and Kokoro present an exciting and enchanting musical adaptation of this well-loved children’s story.   Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they step through a wardrobe and enter a gateway into a frozen, magical world where the White Witch reigns.  A world that is always winter but never Christmas, and in which animals talk and mythical creatures roam.  Together they must find the courage to join Aslan the Lion in a deadly struggle between good and evil, and free Narnia from the White Witch’s spell. A co-production
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Musical

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Musical

Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy musical features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money in Beaumont sur Mer. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only
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