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The Edge of Darkness

The Edge of Darkness

  New Forest Players presents The Edge of Darkness Written by Brian Clemens; Directed by Janet Courtice   The storyline for Brian Clemens taut mystery drama revolves around Emma, now in her twenties, who went missing three years ago from home suffering from amnesia. She has been cared for in a convent in Ireland. The Cranwells believe they have at long last traced their daughter and make arrangements to bring her home. It soon becomes apparent that Emma is familiar with certain aspects of the rather isolated, coastal house, but why is she spooked by a small harmless silver bell,
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Do You Wanna Dance?

Do You Wanna Dance?

  Milton Musical Society presents Do You Wanna Dance?   The story of a 1950s dancehall, still living in a post-war big band dancing era, which finds itself under threat to close and become a bingo hall, until the staff and their friends realise their jobs and future are at stake, and set out to bring more modern music into their hall with an impromptu attempt at a talent show of Jive, lindy-hop, skiffle and early rock and roll. Tickets: £15; Tickets available via Box Office: 01425 612393 or online
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Towards Zero

Towards Zero

  Wimborne Drama Productions present Towards Zero by Agatha Christie and Gerald Verner   When murder is the end and not the beginning When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the clifftop home of Lady Tressilian (Ann McColgan-Clark), Neville Strange (Sam Moulton) finds himself caught between his ex-wife Audrey (Tracey Nicholls) and his new flame Kay (Jo Edington). A nail-biting thriller, the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. The play, directed by Paul Dodman, is adapted from Agatha Christie’s 1944 novel, which she described as one of her favourite stories.
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Highcliffe Charity Players donate over £1,000 to support worthy causes

Highcliffe Charity Players donate over £1,000 to support worthy causes

Award-winning amateur theatre group Highcliffe Charity Players has recently donated more than £1,000 to support four worthy causes: £500 to local theatrical costumiers Carry On Costumes, currently creating vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for local key workers; £500 to Christchurch Food Bank; £100 to Wings2fly towards the purchase of two custom-made specialist paediatric care ambulances, and £50 to Lurcher SOS Sighthound Rescue, a charity supported by their President, Guy Henry. Says HCP Chairman Georgina Smith: “In this current climate amongst so much uncertainty, it has been heart-warming for Charity Players to be able to donate money to those close to
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