EVENTS Diary

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2024
    Sat
    02
    Mar
    2024
    7:30 pmThe Malt Theatre, Lymington Community Centre, Lymington, SO41 9BQ
    Lymington Players

    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.

     

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2024
    Sat
    16
    Mar
    2024
    7.30 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.

     

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2024
    7.30 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.

     

  • Mon
    18
    Mar
    2024
    Sat
    23
    Mar
    2024
    Tuesday @ 8.00 pm, other nights @ 7.30 pmMaskers Studio, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 3LX

    Maskers Theatre Company; Performances: Tuesday @ 8.00pm, other nights @ 7.30pm; Tickets: £14; Available online.

     

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2024
    Sat
    23
    Mar
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)The Barrington Centre & Theatre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH

    Poole & Parkstone Productions (P&P Productions); Tickets: From £12 (no concessions); Available from Box Office (01202 894858), Ticket Source phone (0333 666 4466) or email, or online.

     

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    13
    Apr
    2024
    7:45 pmBournemouth Little Theatre, Bournemouth, BH9 2QD
    Bournemouth Little Theatre 

    The Memory Of Water

    Written by Jack Sharkey
    Directed by Don Cherrett

    A mystery farce with one-liners all the way and a lot of visual humour throughout…

    Never has murder been this funny. A spoof of all crime thrillers, it is good clean mirth all the way. The quick smart, extremely well timed dialogue of Jack Sharkey comes through loud and clear with never a dull moment.

    Edgar suspects that Mavis, his new second wife, is having an affair. Mavis wants rid of Edgar to inherit his money.

    This play runs from comic twist to comic twist from the moment it opens with some wonderful eccentric characters!

    Tickets: standard £14 with concessions; available online.

     

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    13
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 pmBallard School, New Milton, BH25 5SU
    New Forest Players 

    Blithe Spirit

    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.

     

  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 pmCheriton Village Hall, Cheriton, Nr Alresford, SO24 0PZ
    Cheriton Players

    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.

     

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Apr
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)The Barrington Centre & Theatre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH

    Ferndown Drama; Tickets: £12; Available online.

     

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Apr
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.00 pm Saturday matinee)Regent Centre, Christchurch, BH23 1AS

    Milton Musical Society; Tickets: Full price £21, Concessions £20; Early bird offer: Book before 29 February 2024 and get £1 off each ticket; Tickets available via phone (01202 499199) or online.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.