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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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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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Gaslight still burns bright

Gaslight still burns bright

The play that coined the term ‘gaslighting’ – a form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their sanity – will be performed by Wimborne Drama Productions at the Tivoli Theatre from 21st to 23rd February. Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton, a classic Victorian thriller, is a powerful story of a young woman psychologically dominated by her husband. While Jack Manningham is out on the town each evening his wife Bella stays at home alone, believing she’s losing her mind. She can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of the living
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Bishopstoke Players present a traditional family pantomime next week with their production of Beauty and the Beast. “This enchanting tale of heroic adventure, true love, fun and frivolity is destined to be our most beautiful and beastly panto yet!” Will Annabelle ever find true love? Will Gaston ever marry Annabelle? Will the Twinkle twins catch up with Gaston? Will the Beast and his staff have their curse lifted before the daisy runs out of petals? And just who will clean up after the horse…? Find out the answers to these questions and more at Bishopstoke Memorial Hall from Wednesday 23rd
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And the winners are….

And the winners are….

Theatre 2000 presents award-winning singer and actress Louise King in ‘And The Winners Are…’ – a star-studded evening celebrating the winners or nominees in the ‘Best Musical’ category of the Tony Awards (Broadway’s equivalent of the Oscars) over the past seven decades. These include such enduring hits as Funny Girl, 1964 (which starred Barbra Streisand), Sunset Boulevard 1995 (Glenn Close) and Ragtime 1998 (the late Marin Mazzie). This demanding one woman show, performed for one night only at Bournemouth’s Shelley Theatre on Friday 26th October, will showcase a wide range of well-loved songs (from Cole Porter to Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers
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STORIES AND MEMORIES WANTED OF EAST DORSET SURIVIVORS OF WW1

STORIES AND MEMORIES WANTED OF EAST DORSET SURIVIVORS OF WW1

Colehill-based State of Play Arts and Wimborne’s Priest’s House Museum are looking for documentary material relating to soldiers, naval officers or aircraft personnel who left East Dorset to fight in World War One and returned home alive, possibly wounded. We are looking for handed-down memories and stories about how families dealt with the aftermath of the war. These may be told through artefacts – medals, photographs, diaries, newspaper articles, letters – as well as personal oral history testimonies. The resulting material may be used to form part of a new play written and performed by State of Play later this
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