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Chesil Youth Theatre

Chesil Youth Theatre

Chesil Youth Theatre presents James and the Giant Peach and The Witches by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood Thursday 13 and Friday 14 February at 7.30pm Our two Chesil Youth Theatre groups take centre stage to perform adaptations of two tales from Britain’s favourite children’s storyteller. When an orphan boy James enters the gigantic fruit, he starts an epic cross-world adventure with seven transformed garden insects. In a darker tale, the quest is on to outwit the child-hating witches. Who will fall prey to their devastating “Formula 86 delayed-action mouse-maker”? Book now: www.chesiltheatre.org.uk Family tickets available.
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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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CHESIL THEATRE PRESENTS IBSEN’S ‘GHOSTS’

CHESIL THEATRE PRESENTS IBSEN’S ‘GHOSTS’

Chesil Theatre Winchester opens the New Year with a classic piece when Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts runs from 25 January to 1 February 2020. To her social class, Helen Alving’s marriage appeared outwardly successful yet it was inwardly miserable, due to her husband’s continued philandering. Now a widow, she wishes to protect her son Oswald and guide him from his father’s ways. But is she already too late? Will ghosts from the past reappear and events repeat themselves? Ibsen’s drama is now considered a masterpiece but in 1883 19th century audiences were shocked, particularly by comments on incest, prostitution and venereal disease. This new adaptation
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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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PREVIEW: Aladdin

PREVIEW: Aladdin

“Come and join us for some traditional panto silliness!” We have all the best ingredients: a handsome hero, a beautiful princess and an evil baddie, not to mention a gender bending dame and a rather cool genie. Mix them all up with some other interesting characters, throw in some songs, dodgy jokes and some audience participation and what have you got? Lyndhurst Drama’s version of ALADDIN!!! Performances are Saturday 1 February at 6pm, Sunday 2 February at 2.30pm, Saturday 8 February at 6pm and Sunday 9 February at 2.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £7 from those 16 and
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PREVIEW: Bedroom Farce

PREVIEW: Bedroom Farce

Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by John Sivewright Wednesday 22 January to Saturday 25 January 2020   Trevor and Susannah, whose marriage is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples’ bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany. The couples are: Mike Andrews / Jenny Sibley, James Bournier / Kristy Dixon, Peter Gutteridge / Dina Berlyn and Steve Hawker / Dawn Hollington.
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