EVENTS Diary

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2024
    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2024
    7.30 pm (Relaxed performance on Thursday @ 2.00 pm, Saturday matinee @ 2.00 pm)Regent Centre, Christchurch, BH23 1AS
    Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions [BMT Productions]

    The Little Mermaid

    Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
    Book by Doug Wright
    Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater

    In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

    Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and Disney's classic animated feature, The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story for all ages and is coming to The Regent! Featuring classic music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this production will capture your imagination with such classics as 'Part Of Your World', 'Kiss The Girl' and of course, that toe-tapping classic, 'Under The Sea'.

    Bournemouth Musical Theatre are excited to return to The Regent stage with their tenth full scale production, a production which promises to immerse its audience deep beneath the waves and take them on a magical journey like no other!

    Come and be where the people are, and become part of our world!

    Tickets: Standard £21, Concessions £19; Available via phone (01202 499199) or online.

     

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2024
    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth, BH1 2ET
    Arts University Bournemouth [AUB]

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Written by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Aileen Gonsalves

    This theatre production is a collaboration between the following courses at Arts University Bournemouth:

    BA (Hons): Acting, Costume, Make Up for Media and Performance & Performance Design & Film Costume

    Young lovers run away through a magical wood risking everything to be with each other: would-be actors risk their reputations; and fighting fairies risk the very fabric of our natural world, as hearts and worlds collide in Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy.

    Can we step into the unknown, even when the world is upside down and nothing makes sense? Can we take that risk, and trust that love will find a way? Will you come and dance with the king and queen of the fairies, and the king of trouble, Puck? Open your heart, and follow us into the enchanted wood…

    Tickets: £13.20, Concessions £4 (Student, child, senior, disability and low income. You may be asked for proof of eligibility.); Available online.

     

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2024
    Sun
    02
    Jun
    2024
    See belowThe Point, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE

    Spot On Productions; Performances: Thursday & Friday @ 7:30pm, Saturday @ 10:30am, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2:30pm; Tickets: Full Price £15.00 - £17.50, Over 60s £14.00 - £17.00, Student £14.00 - £17.00, Under 16s: £14.00 - £17.00, NHS Staff £14.00 - £17.00; Available from Box Office (023 8065 2333) or online.

     

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024
    7:45 pmBournemouth Little Theatre, Bournemouth, BH9 2QD
    Bournemouth Little Theatre

    Plaza Suite

    Written by Neil Simon
    Directed by Caroline Burr

    Plaza Suite is American playwright Neil Simon's most popular play. It traces the travails of three very different couples occupying the same New York hotel suite at different times.

    Fast paced, moving and hilarious.

    Tickets: Standard £14, Concessions £12, Members £8 (booking fees apply); Available online.

     

  • Wed
    05
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024
    7.30 pm (11.00 am and 3.00 pm Saturday matinees).Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts, Poole, BH15 1UG

    Poole & Parkstone Productions (P&P Productions); Additional performances on Friday @ 11.00 am (schools performance, not on general sale), and Saturday @ 11.00 am (relaxed performance) and 3:00 pm matinees: Tickets: From £22; Available from Box Office (01202 280000) or online.

     

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024
    Bar/Food 6:00 pm; Performance 8:00 pmThe Black Cherry Café Theatre, Boscombe, BH14AP
    Scaplens Community Players

    Unbroken Bonds - A Woman's War

    Written by Katy Nutt
    Directed by Robert Rankin

    Scaplens Community Players’ next play, Unbroken Bonds – A Woman's War, is set against the backdrop of a war-torn country and explores the lives of ordinary people who lived in the local area in WW2, during a time of great upheaval and change. What impact did it have on their lives and what was the human cost of the conflict? It tells real stories of people who lived here at that time, leading up to D-Day.

    Join Scaplens Community Players as they step back into the 1940s, and experience their local history through songs, true stories and their new play Unbroken Bonds – A Woman's War.

    To fully immerse yourself and get ‘In The Mood’, why not don your 1940s garb? A prize is on offer for the best outfit, so don’t be shy. Have your photo taken with the cast!

    Times: Bar/Food: 6:00 pm, Performance: 8:00 pm; Tickets: Performance, Meal & Drink £22.00, Performance only £11.00 (service fees apply); Available from Box Office (01202 280802) or online.

     

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    15
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 pmThe Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

    Swanage Drama Company; Tickets: Adults £14, Concessions £12, Youth Members £8; Available from Box Office 0333 666 3366 (for tickets, fees apply) or online.

     

  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton, SO14 7DU
    SOS Presents

    Guys And Dolls

    Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
    Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    Based on Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
    Directed by Sophie Barnard

    Luck, love and laughter collide in the glamorous world of Guys And Dolls this summer! With its colourful characters, dazzling dances and standout songs (including ‘Luck Be A Lady’ and ‘Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat’) it’s no wonder Guys And Dolls is one of the most loved shows from the golden age of Broadway musicals.

    2024 marks the centenary year for SOS Presents. The company’s audience numbers have grown over successive productions at MAST Mayflower Studios, with Seussical (June 2023) and Monty Python’s Spamalot (January 2024) breaking records for SOS audience numbers in their new theatrical home. Given the broad popularity of Guys And Dolls, early booking is strongly advised!

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

    Tickets: £12.50 – £24.50, Concessions £2.00 off tickets; EARLY BIRD OFFER – £5.00 off full Band A tickets – OFFER ENDS 7 March 2024; Available from Box Office (023 8071 1881) or online. Group discounts – contact Box Office with enquiries, not available online.

     

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    20
    Jul
    2024
    7.45 pm (only 2.30 pm Sunday matinee)Chesil Theatre, Winchester, SO23 0HU

    Chesil Theatre; Tickets: Adults £16, Student/Under 18s £10, Group £14.40 (booking fees apply); Available online.

     

  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee; NO performance on Sunday)Townhill Park House, The Gregg School, Southampton, SO18 3RR
    Maskers Theatre Company

    Romeo And Juliet

    Written by William Shakespeare
    [Open Air Production]

    An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed.

    Lord Capulet has arranged a party to introduce his daughter, Juliet, to Paris, the man he wants her to marry. A group of masked Montagues gatecrashes the party and Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love, each unaware that the other should be a deadly enemy. In haste, they marry, intending to present their families with a fait accompli. Immediately after the secret wedding, Romeo unwillingly becomes caught up in renewed fighting, which leaves his best friend dead and Romeo guilty of killing Juliet’s cousin in revenge. Romeo is banished from Verona.

    Will the lovers see each other again?
    Will Juliet be forced into a bigamous marriage with Paris?
    Will anything reconcile the Montagues and the Capulets?

    NO performance on Sunday 21 July; Outdoor Production (Grounds open prior to the show for picnics); Due to the nature of Shakespearean language and a suicide scene, recommended for ages 12+;

    Tickets: Early bird £14, Adult advance £16, Child/student £14, Adult Flex £18.00 (To be used on the booked day or for any subsequent performance of this production); Available via phone (0333 666 3366) or online.

    THE EARLY BIRD OFFER RUNS UNTIL 31 MAY 2024 – Tickets from just £14

    All information at www.maskers.org.uk.

     

  • Wed
    24
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)Ballard School, New Milton, BH25 5SU

    New Forest Players; Tickets: Adults £13, Child £9, NFP Members £8; Available via phone (01425 542414) or online.

     

  • Wed
    24
    Jul
    2024
    Fri
    09
    Aug
    2024
    See belowBrownsea Open Air Theatre, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour
    Brownsea Open Air Theatre [BOAT]

    Macbeth

    Written by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Chaz Davenport
    [Open Air Production]

    What was the motivation of the witches? Why did the King of Scotland fall into such depravity? Was his Queen the real driving force? Who or what was in charge… really responsible… for the despicable events in 11th Century Scotland?

    In arguably the most exciting of all of the Bard’s plays, certainly the most revered, all the themes of Shakespeare’s dark vision of the rise and fall of King Macbeth of Scotland will be brought to life for you on Brownsea Island in 2024.

    Performances:

    • Wednesday 24 July 2024 @ 7:00 pm
    • (Contingency: Thursday 25 July 2024 @ 7:00 pm) *
    • Friday 26July 2024 @ 7:00 pm
    • (Contingency: Saturday 27 July 2024 @ 7:00 pm) *
    • Monday 29 July 2024 @ 7:00 pm
    • (Contingency: Tuesday 30 July 2024 @ 7:00 pm) *
    • Wednesday 31 July 2024 @ 7:00 pm
    • (Contingency: Thursday 1 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm) *
    • Friday 2 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm
    • (Contingency: Saturday 3 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm) *
    • Monday 5 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm
    • (Contingency: Tuesday 6 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm) *
    • Wednesday 7 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm
    • (Contingency: Thursday 8 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm) *
    • Friday 9 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm
    • (Contingency: Saturday 10 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm) *

     

    * When purchasing a ticket for any scheduled performance, patrons are also agreeing to be available for the appropriate contingency date which would be played if the original performance is cancelled. 

    Tickets: £30; Available via phone (0300 500 0595) or online. (Subject to availability - some performances are already SOLD OUT!)

    For general enquiries, or if you cannot book online or by phone, please contact BOAT via email.  For further information regarding accessibility and transport to Brownsea Island, go to BOAT’s website.

     

  • Wed
    31
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    03
    Aug
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Thursday & Saturday matinees)Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

    Bournemouth and Boscombe Light Opera Company [BBLOC]; Tickets: £21.50 - £29.50; Available from Box Office (0300 500 0595) or online.

     

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2024
    Sat
    02
    Nov
    2024
    7.30 pm Wednesday - Friday (12.30 pm & 5.30 pm only on Saturday)The Fawley Royal British Legion, Blackfield, Southampton, SO45 1XD

    Waterside Musical Society; Performances: Wednesday - Friday @ 7.30 pm, Saturday @ 12.30 pm & 5.30 pm; Tickets: Adults/Seniors £15, Children £10; Available via phone (07852 317466), email or online.