EVENTS Diary

  • Thu
    22
    Sep
    2022
    Sat
    24
    Sep
    2022
    7:30 pmRegent Centre, Christchurch, BH23 1AS
    Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society

    The Sorcerer

    Christchurch G&S Society are at last delighted to be able to present The Sorcerer. A show full of humour with plenty of visual impact from the inspired costumes to the special effects.

    With Sarah Oliver as Director and Ieuan Davies as Musical Director you can be assured of an evening’s dramatic and musical entertainment.

    A sorcerer who fills a communal teapot full of love potion at a wedding banquet, what could possibly go wrong…? Come and find out!

    Tickets: £18, Concessions £17, Under 16s & Full-time Students £6 (includes a £1 donation to the Regent Centre Development Fund). Available from Box Office (01202 499199) or online.

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2022
    Sat
    01
    Oct
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Thomas's Church, Salisbury, SP1 1BA

    Studio Theatre and St Thomas's Church; Tickets: £12 (Adults), £8 (Under 16s); Available from Salisbury Information Centre (01722 342860) or online.

     

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    08
    Oct
    2022
    7:45 pmThe Barrington Centre & Theatre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH
    Ferndown Drama

    A Bunch Of Amateurs

    Ferndown Drama return to the Barrington stage for their October production of A Bunch of Amateurs written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman and directed by David Pile.

    Washed up Hollywood star Jefferson Steel is deceived by his agent into playing King Lear in an amateur community production in a small English town. Expecting a lavish hotel, he finds himself lodging in a B&B and rehearsing in a barn. The enthusiasm of the local cast finds him looking at life in a whole new way.

    Contains some adult language.

    Tickets £11; Available online

     

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    08
    Oct
    2022
    Doors open at 6.00pm; Performances start at 8.00pmThe Black Cherry Café Theatre, Boscombe, BH14AP
    BacktoBack Theatre

    Sleeping Lions

    Written by Tom Derrington
    Directed by Kitty Cecil-Wright

    The invitations have been delivered, the party games are ready, the table is set and the balloons are up. But where are all the children? Mum, Katie, is convinced that her precious son Leo is the most popular boy in the class but Dad, Max, has discovered something that tears him apart. Whose version of the truth is real?

    GUIDANCE: recommended for age 16+, strong language and some upsetting themes

    Tickets £12 / £14; available from the Box Office (01202 280802) or online

     

  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2022
    8:00 pmThe Exchange, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH
    BacktoBack Theatre

    Sleeping Lions

    Written by Tom Derrington
    Directed by Kitty Cecil-Wright

    The invitations have been delivered, the party games are ready, the table is set and the balloons are up. But where are all the children? Mum, Katie, is convinced that her precious son Leo is the most popular boy in the class but Dad, Max, has discovered something that tears him apart. Whose version of the truth is real?

    GUIDANCE: recommended for age 16+, strong language and some upsetting themes

    Tickets: £14; available from the Box Office (01258 475137) or online

     

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2022
    8:00 pmForest Arts Centre, New Milton, BH25 6DS
    BacktoBack Theatre

    Sleeping Lions

    Written by Tom Derrington
    Directed by Kitty Cecil-Wright

    The invitations have been delivered, the party games are ready, the table is set and the balloons are up. But where are all the children? Mum, Katie, is convinced that her precious son Leo is the most popular boy in the class but Dad, Max, has discovered something that tears him apart. Whose version of the truth is real?

    GUIDANCE: recommended for age 16+, strong language and some upsetting themes

    Tickets: £14; available from the Box Office (01425 612393) or online

     

  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2022
    Fri
    21
    Oct
    2022
    7:30 pmStudio Theatre, Ashley Road, Salisbury, SP2 7TN

    Studio Theatre; Tickets: £12 (adults), £8 (Under 16s), £5 (SYT Members); Available online.

     

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    22
    Oct
    2022
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, BH21 1LT
    Wimborne Drama Productions

    Love From A Stranger

    Written by Agatha Christie & Frank Vosper
    Directed by Rob Cording-Cook

    If you love tense, psychological thrillers, then make sure you see Love From A Stranger by Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper at the Tivoli Theatre from 20 – 22 October. Produced by Wimborne Drama Productions and adapted from one of Christie's short stories, the play is electric with suspense and a shocking twist.

    A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems.

    Love From A Stranger is directed by Rob Cording-Cook and stars Tracey Nicholls and Richard Cawte. Also in the cast are Jenny Hughes, Lindsay McGowan, Tony Feltham, Russ Guillaume, Rosie Nye and Chris Durham.

    Rob Cording-Cook says: "Our plays by Agatha Christie are always so popular – our audiences love them and we love producing them. This one is an intense and chilling psychological thriller and, as you expect from Agatha Christie, there are vividly portrayed characters, a great plot and an unexpected twist at the end."

    Tickets, which cost £16 for the evening performances (at 7.30pm) and £14 for the Saturday matinee (at 2.30pm), are on sale from the Tivoli Theatre Box Office (01202 885566) or online (booking fees may apply).

     

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    22
    Oct
    2022
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts, Poole, BH15 1UG
    Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Productions (Bournemouth GaSP)

    The Pirates Of Penzance

    Written by W S Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
    Directed by Clare Camble-Hutchins
    Musical Director: Helen Brind

    Pirates with sentimental hearts, blundering policemen, crazy adventures and improbable paradoxes. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic The Pirates of Penzance is filled with fun and laughter.

    Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley.

    On his 21st birthday Frederic is finally due to be released from his apprenticeship.

    But being born on 29 February, a leap year, Frederic discovers that he is technically still way off being 21 years and is therefore still bound in his apprenticeship to the Pirate King.

    Although very much in love, he is dedicated to his duty and so remains with the Pirates, this action causes all sorts of complications and hilarity with Pirates versus Policemen.

    But who will triumph? And will Mabel and Frederic find their happy ever after?

    Come join Bournemouth GaSP for this swashbuckling show!

    Tickets: All performances Adults £22.50, Under 16s (when accompanied by an adult) £10; Available from Lighthouse Poole Ticket Office 01202 280000 (telephone booking fee applies) or online.

     

  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    22
    Oct
    2022
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)The Spire, Poole, BH15 1DF

    Poole & Parkstone Productions (P&P Productions); Tickets: £10 (online booking fee applies); Available online.

     

  • Wed
    26
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    29
    Oct
    2022
    7:30 pmBallard School Performing Arts Centre, New Milton, BH25 5SU
    New Forest Players 

    Death Trap

    Written by Ira Levin
    Directed by David & Ieuan Luker

    Written by Ira Levin and directed by David and Ieuan Luker this is a production not to be missed! A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skilful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients - gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter.

    All performances are at 7.30pm. Choose your preferred date and book your tickets now!

    All Performances of Death Trap are at Ballard School. All tickets £13.

    Book online at www.newforestplayers.com. NFP’s new online box office allows you to select your seats, pay and download your tickets on line, so please use this if at all possible.

    The NFP Box Office phone line is  01425 542 41; however, with the advent of their new online booking system the phone will only normally be manned on Wednesdays from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. A message can be heard on the booking line detailing the next opening times and you can leave a message requesting a call back.

     

  • Fri
    28
    Oct
    2022
    Mon
    31
    Oct
    2022
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday and Sunday matinee)Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

    Bournemouth and Boscombe Light Opera Company (BBLOC); Tickets: £18.50 - £23.50; Available via Box Office (0300 500 0595 - reduced hours, standard rate charges) or online.