20 March 2020: Coronavirus Update
Today, in increasing efforts to contain and prevent the further spread of coronavirus, the Government has ordered all theatres to officially close until further notice. Although we would all wish that the “show could go on”, this is not possible at the present time – public health and safety must come before all else, though we share your disappointment at the necessary temporary halt to performances.
Please keep watching for information of rearranged productions once these unprecedented measures have been lifted and offer your support where you can.
The Scene One+ Team hope you stay well, comply with all the precautions that are being put in place for your safety in the meantime, and join us when the curtain goes up once more.
Tue07Apr2020Thu16Apr20208:00 pmVenues as below
17 March 2020: ALL PERFORMANCES POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
ImpAct Theatre to stage intense drama Nightfall
(NO performances 9 - 13 April 2020)
Nightfall, a powerful drama penned by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, is to be staged by ImpAct for their 2020 Spring Production.
The doorbell rings. Emily and Edward Kingsley open the door. On the porch stands a young woman. They have dreamt of this night for seven years. At the same time, however, they have shared the dread that their dream may turn into a nightmare. But nothing has prepared them for the decision they must face which will change the nature of their relationship forever.
Acclaimed playwright Joanna Murray-Smith is renowned for writing stories that closely examine family, love and commitment with compassion and sharp insight, making Nightfall a natural fit for ImpAct Theatre.
Director Patricia Richardson says, “Nightfall is a powerful and intriguing play that explores the complex and often unspoken facets of family relationships that we can all relate to. Our production will draw out all its resonance and promises to be an enthralling and captivating evening of live theatre.”
Nightfall can be seen at two Bournemouth venues:
Bournemouth Little Theatre, Jameson Road, Winton
Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 April at 8.00pm
Telephone 01202 513361 or visit www.bournemouthlittletheatre.co.uk
The Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Boscombe
Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 April at 8.00pm
Telephone 01202 413600 or visit www.shelleytheatre.co.uk
All performances commence at 8.00pm.
Tickets costing £12 (£11 concessions) are available from the venues now.
Wed08Apr2020Sat11Apr20207.30pm (2.30pm Saturday matinee)Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
19 March 2020: POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
DISCO COMES TO BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday Night Fever is coming to the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth for the very first time this April! Featuring all your favourite Bee Gees' songs, it’s the perfect way to put a smile on your face and get your feet dancing again! Running from 8-11 April there will be 6 chances to catch this iconic disco-fuelled show. Told through the eyes of a talented streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing, Saturday Night Fever explores relationships on and off the dance floor with humour, conflict, style and unforgettable swagger. Powered by the legendary hits of the Bee Gees, the pulsating score includes ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘If I Can’t Have You’, ‘Boogie Shoes’ and ‘Disco Inferno’. A musical treat not to be missed!
Saturday Night Fever runs for 6 performances at the Pavilion Theatre (8–11 April 2020 with Matinees on Thursday and Saturday). Tickets (£20.50 – £22.50 with concessions available) are on sale at the bhlivetickets box office online at www.BBLOC.co.uk/Tickets
Tue14Apr2020Sat18Apr20207.30pm (2.00pm Saturday matinee)Ringwood School, Ringwood
18 March 2020: POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society (RMDS); Ticket prices start from £11 (matinee), other tickets are £13.50 and £14.75; Book online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rmds or by phone: 07597 771701
Thu16Apr2020Sat18Apr20207:45 pmWest Moors Memorial Hall, West Moors, Ferndown
15 March 2020: POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
West Moors Drama; Tickets £8; Available from Dixon Kelley Estate Agents or on the door
Thu16Apr2020Sat18Apr20207.30pm (2.30pm Saturday matinee)De La Salle Theatre, Bournemouth
18 March 2020: POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
All Saints' Dramatic Society celebrates its 70th anniversary with a production of Oscar Wilde's most celebrated play.
Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack Worthing has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolen in the town. Algernon Moncrieff decides to take the name Ernest when visiting Jack's young and beautiful ward, Cecily, in the country. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.
The cast includes Simon Trueick and Jon Cockeram as the young bounders, Jack and Algernon, with Susanna Greenwood and Lauren Turner appearing as their love interests, Gwendolen and Cecily. Mary Almeida features as the fearsome Lady Bracknell and additional support comes from Phil Vivian, Jenny Wise, Ian Bray and Mark Richards.
The Importance Of Being Earnest runs from 16 – 18 April 2020 at the De La Salle Theatre at St Peter's School, St Catherines Road, Southbourne, BH6 4AH. Evening performances are at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Box office opens 2 March; tickets cost £10 and can be bought by phone - 07548 100770 - or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/asds (online booking fee applies).
Wed22Apr2020Sat25Apr20207.30pm (2.30pm Saturday matinee)Regent Centre, Christchurch
19 March 2020: POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Milton Musical Society; Tickets: £16 / £15 concessions; Special offer - Wednesday 22 April, all tickets £14 Box Office: 01202 489199
South Pacific is one of the most well-known musicals, with popular classics such as: ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, ‘Bali Ha’I’, ‘There Is Nothing Like A Dame’, ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair’, ‘Younger Than Springtime’, ‘Happy Talk’ and ‘I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy’.
Adapted from the 1948 Pulitzer Prize winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it was controversial at the time and still ringing chords today, as it candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice, but doesn’t let that overpower the comedy and emotion that characterises this musical.
Set in French Polynesia during the American/Japanese conflict in World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a feisty nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that his children’s late mother was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, young Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfilment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.
The show premiered on Broadway in 1949 and ran for 1,925 performances. To date there have been countless professional and amateur renditions. Milton Musical Society aims to maintain its award-winning standard, bringing you this lively, colourful & thought-provoking show. Making his debut as a director for the Society is the very experienced actor and singer Mark Ward, supported by a highly skilled team comprising Ieuan Davies as Musical Director, Lucy Kelleher as Choreographer and Jonathan Shiner as Producer.
Thu23Apr2020Sat25Apr20207:45 pmThe Vernon Theatre, Lyndhurst
14 March 2020: POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Lyndhurst Drama & Musical Societ; Tickets: Thursday £9, Friday - Saturday £10; Available online: lyndhurstdrama.co.uk or contact: 023 8029 2531; Please note tickets will not be available from Lyndhurst Community Centre.
Sat25Apr20207:30 pmBournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
Sweeney Entertainments & Sisco Productions; One night only (brand new show; professional tour); Tickets: £28.25; Book online: http://bournemouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on/come-what-may-2020/
Wed13May2020Sat16May20207.30pm (2.30pm Saturday matinee)The Point, Eastleigh
Spot On Productions; Tickets: £14.50 / £11.50 concessions; Early Bird Deal: 10% discount on tickets when buying before 30 March; Box Office: 023 8065 2333
Wed20May2020Sat23May20207.30pm (2.30pm Saturday matinee)Regent Centre, Christchurch
BMT Productions present 9 To 5 The Musical
Based on the classic 1980’s movie, 9 To 5 is the story of three strong and independent women fighting for a fair working environment under a sexist, egotistical boss. This hilarious comedy is filled with high-energy numbers from the queen of country herself, Dolly Parton, and packs a real punch.
The musical premiered in Los Angeles in September 2008 and opened on Broadway in April 2009. It received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most received by a production in a single year, as well as four Tony Awards nominations. Straight off the back of a hit West End run, BMT are thrilled to be bringing this hilarious comedy to Christchurch.
Don’t miss this amazing new production from the company that brought you Monty Python’s Spamalot and Starlight Express.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).
Full Price £18.50, Concessions £16.50 (includes a £1 donation to Regent Centre Development Fund)
Mon01Jun2020Sat06Jun20207:45 pmBournemouth Little Theatre, Bournemouth
17 March 2020: CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Bournemouth Little Theatre; Ticket information & Box Office: 01202 513361
Written by: April de Angelis
Directed by: Lindsay Jones
The year is 1669 a bawdy and troublesome time. Theatres have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression. There is a surge in dramatic writing and the first English actresses appear on stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous (Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton) to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses.