EVENTS Diary

  • 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.

     

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    22
    Jun
    2024
    7:00 pmBurley Village Hall, Burley, BH24 4EB

    Burley Players; Start with meal @ 7:00 pm; Tickets: £16.00 to £20.00 (inc meal); Available online; Select appropriate meal ticket option at point of booking, please advise of any dietary requirements at the Checkout page.

     

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    22
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 pmThe Arch, Chandlers Ford, SO53 4DD
    Pinpoint Productions

    Stephen Sondheim's Company

    Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by George Furth

    On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters on stage.

    Tickets £14 (booking fees apply); Available online.

     

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)Studio Theatre, Ashley Road, Salisbury, SP2 7TN

    Studio Theatre; NO performance on Sunday 7 July; Tickets: Adults £15, Under 16s £8, Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) £35; Available from Salisbury Information Centre (01722 342860) or online. Age guidance advisory of 12+ owing to strong language, adult humour and slapstick violence.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024
    7.15 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)Poole High School Theatre, Poole, BH15 2BW

    Zenith Theatre Company; Matinee with Signed Performance; Tickets: £10; 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.

     

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2024
    4.00 pm & 7.00 pmLighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts, Poole, BH15 1UG
    Unite Youth Theatre

    Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

    Book by David Grieg
    Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Shaiman and Marc Shaimen
    Based on a novel by Roald Dahl
    Songs from the motion pictur by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

    Step into a world of pure imagination as the enchanting Charlie And The Chocolate Factory musical lands in Dorset this summer at the Lighthouse for the first time EVER!

    Bring your family along for a delightful experience, as kids enjoy half-price tickets, plus family of 2 adults and 2 children receive discounted tickets!

    Be mesmerized by the incredible show, choreographed by the talented Benjamin Mundy and Llandyll Gove. Get ready to be dazzled by their creative moves and captivating performances!

    And that’s not all – there may be some sweet treats involved too! Indulge your senses in a magical journey filled with scrumptious delights that will transport you to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

    Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure! Book your tickets now and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

    For more information and ticket bookings, visit https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/event/roald-dahls-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory/

    Join us for a truly magical experience at the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory musical in Dorset!

     

  • 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.

     

  • Thu
    25
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)Regent Centre, Christchurch, BH23 1AS

    Highcliffe Charity Players; Tickets: Full price £19.50, Concessions £18.50 (£2 of each ticket is a donation to the Regent Development Fund); Available from Box Office (01202 499199) or online.

     

  • 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.