Mon26Feb2024Sat02Mar20247:30 pmThe Malt Theatre, Lymington Community Centre, Lymington, SO41 9BQ
And Then There Were None
Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Edward Funnell
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.
One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.
Please note the performance may contain flashing flights and some themes which may cause offence.
Tickets: Centre Members £12, Non-members £14; Available from 22 January 2024 online.
Thu14Mar2024Sat16Mar20247.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth, BH1 2ET
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
The Ballad Of Maria Marten
Play by Beth Flintoff
Directed by Luke Kernaghan
By arrangement with Nick Hern Books
This theatre production is a collaboration between the following courses at Arts University Bournemouth:
BA (Hons): Acting, Performance Design and Film Costume, Costume, and Make Up for Media and Performance
The Ballad Of Maria Marten is a revisionist retelling of a harrowing true crime in 1827, which sheds light on a complex tale of love, loss, prejudice, and patriarchal power.
Despite the fact that this is a true crime dram, this is also very much a story of female friendship and joy, and one that sadly resonates strongly today.
This show is recommended for people aged 12 and over.
Tickets: Full £13.20, Concessions £4 (Student, child, senior, disability and low income; you may be asked for proof of eligibility); Available online.
Sat16Mar20247.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)The Barrington Centre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH
Ferndown Phoenix Musical Theatre
A - Z Of Musicals & Comedy Sketches
Songs from your favourite musicals, including Sister Act, Blood Brothers, Annie, Titanic, Oklahoma!, Blood Brothers, Kinky Boots – and many more.
Tickets: Adults £12, Children £5; Available online.
Wed10Apr2024Sat13Apr20247:30 pmBallard School, New Milton, BH25 5SU
New Forest Players
Written by Noël Coward
Directed by Claire Nicholson
Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward, described by the author as “an improbable farce in three acts”. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his wilful and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
Tickets: Adult £13, NFP Members £8; Available online.
Tue23Apr2024Sat27Apr20247:30 pmCheriton Village Hall, Cheriton, Nr Alresford, SO24 0PZ
Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters
Written by Terry Pratchett
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs
When Duke Felmet murders King Verence and takes over Lancre on the Discworld®, three witches are tasked with protecting the king’s baby son, Tomjon: Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down to earth, common) and Magrat Garlick (innocent, naive, slightly hippy).
In a script that channels inspiration from the juiciest plot twists of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Hamlet, plus a dose of essential HG Wells time-travel, we encounter a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, and strolling players, plus a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Our three witches.
Tickets are on sale and selling fast!
Tickets: £13; Available online.
Wed29May2024Sat01Jun20247.30 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.
Wed10Jul2024Sat13Jul20247.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton, SO14 7DU
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.