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PREVIEW: Cinderella

PREVIEW: Cinderella

Polish your glass slippers, dust off your carriage and prepare for midnight as Bishopstoke Players present the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella! While poor, downtrodden Cinderella is being bullied and bossed around by her cruel stepmother and ugly stepsisters, Prince Charming has left to travel the world, and Pantomania is now governed by the selfish Duke of Verruca. However, when the Prince returns to take on his duty as king, the duke refuses to relinquish power. Luckily, faithful Buttons and his friend Kathy are around to work wonders, with of course the magical help of the Fairy Godmother. Will Cinderella make
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PREVIEW: Jack And The Beanstalk

PREVIEW: Jack And The Beanstalk

The award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players’ New Year panto at the Regent Centre, Christchurch (18 – 25 January 2020) is the adventurous, spellbinding Jack And The Beanstalk, performed in an hilarious new version, specially written for the Company. It’s 15 years since the Players last staged this giant of a tale, which sees our hero selling the beloved family cow for a few measly beans. His mother, the outrageous Dame Trot, throws the beans into the garden in a fury, little knowing they are magical, and next morning they find a huge beanstalk soaring into the sky. As Jack climbs the
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The West End Comes To Christchurch For Christmas!

The West End Comes To Christchurch For Christmas!

The Glad Rag Production Company Present Christmas Spectacular 2019     The Glad Rag Production Company returns to the Regent in Christchurch for their eighth sensational year with a brand, new Christmas Spectacular for 2019 at the Centre from Wednesday 18 – Tuesday 24 December. There will be seven evening shows at 7pm to choose from on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19, Friday 20, Saturday 21, Sunday 22, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December. In addition, there will be four afternoon matinees at 2pm on Saturday 21, Sunday 22, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December, so it certainly promises to be
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PREVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom

PREVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom

Boys Take Centre Stage At Sudio TWO twelve-year-olds from Salisbury take centre stage at Studio Theatre in Ashley Road from 6 December when the amdram company begins its sold out run of Goodnight Mister Tom. James Cates, who goes to The Burgate School, plays evacuee William Beech, who finds himself billeted with reclusive Tom Oakley and his dog Sammy in a Dorset village at the start of the second world war. Playing William’s friend Zach is Trafalgar School pupil Ollie Boyle, who is a member Studio’s youth theatre. Two other members of Studio Youth Theatre, Alfie Munro and Martha-Rose Mckeown,
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COMEDY PLAYHOUSE – A Disastrous Dinner Party and a Runaway Bride

COMEDY PLAYHOUSE – A Disastrous Dinner Party and a Runaway Bride

An invitation from Sway Drama Club to their next Comedy Playhouse: “As we approach the festive season, thoughts turn to entertaining family and friends which usually involves careful planning of an exotic menu to impress. We have the perfect vision in our minds of a beautifully laid out table, and a home cooked gourmet meal timed to perfection in anticipation of the arrival of our eagerly expectant guests. “But I wonder how many of us actually achieve the perfect dinner party that we so desperately want to present. Will the cooking go according to plan and be to everyone’s taste,
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Mystery At Greenfingers

Mystery At Greenfingers

I do love the Bournemouth Little Theatre. Its intimate feel, the raked seating – enough for a little over 80 people a night, and the history that surrounds it. I’ve been coming here for years, either as a performer or as a punter and I love seeing the old photos, the old and new promotional posters for shows… And the people. Always the people. This is the centenary year for BLT. It didn’t always run out of Jameson Road in Winton, but started out as a project of performing in such intimate venues as members’ homes then, later on, at
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