Scene One Plus



Building on its well-regarded predecessor, Scene One, Scene OnePlus is an invaluable guide to what’s happening on the theatre scene in the area roughly bounded by Poole, Southampton, Winchester and Salisbury.

You’ll find reviews, news, previews and notices of auditions. The emphasis is particularly – but not exclusively – on amateur productions and on those which are running in the area for more than one performance.

Scene OnePlus exists for one reason and one reason only: to promote and encourage local theatre. So if you are a venue or a company in the area we cover and would like us to preview or review your productions, or if you simply have news that you would like to let people know about, please get in touch with us via the contact form.

Previews and reviews are free, but we do make a small charge for advertisements on our home page to help cover our costs – please contact us for details.

We are not associated with any other website or publication. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

John Newth, Editor

Latest Reviews

  • My Fair Lady

    You have to credit Milton Musical Society’s business nous: this year they have followed up two of the dozen sure-fire certainties to put bums on seats – Fiddler and Oklahoma!…
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  • Wyrd Sisters

    I asked at the interval if there were any Pratchett fans around me to give some inside knowledge on this piece as, whilst it was looking and sounding excellent, I…
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  • 9 to 5: The Musical

    9 to 5: The Musical is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The musical premiered in Los Angeles, prior to…
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  • Enchanted April

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  • Rent

    This is something very special. There were times I did not believe I was watching an amateur production, such was the quality of the piece. Loosely based around the characters…
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  • Made in Dagenham

    The rights and equality of pay for women have been very much in the national press recently, so this was a fantastic choice of musical for RMDS’s spring production. Taken…
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  • Laugh? I Nearly Went to Miami

    The slightly oddball title reflects the efforts of Elvis tragic Tom Weals to get to Miami, where he and his fiancée, Alice Martin, are to be married during a Presley…
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  • Fleabag & The Nether

    Arena Theatre are presenting a duo of one-act plays to celebrate their Sisters season, at the Shelley on 7 April, Bournemouth Little Theatre on 20 and 21 April, and Hanger…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Don’t miss the bus!

    Encore! Theatre Productions were set up in late December 2014, and continue to go from strength to strength. They are really looking forward to their upcoming production Next Bus to…
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  • Ayckbourn’s experiment with time

    Broadstone Players Theatre Company bring much-loved playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s Time of my Life to Broadstone War Memorial Hall theatre in Tudor Road, Broadstone, from 15 to 19 May every evening…
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  • American Buffalo

    A junk shop. Three small-time crooks plotting to carry out the midnight robbery of a coin collection. In the hours leading up to the heist, friendship becomes the victim in…
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  • Messages from the Great War

    Dates have been announced for further performances of original documentary theatre called The Gathering – Messages from the Great War, commemorating the lives of two local soldiers, Will Cutler and Hubert…
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Latest Auditions

  • Summer days in Ringwood

    Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society will be holding auditions for their Summer Show on 23 April at 7.30 pm at the St. John the Baptist Church Hall. They would welcome people…
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  • Men needed for modern classic

    November 2018 marks the centenary of the Armistice that brought the Great War to a conclusion. To mark that significant event, Broadstone Players’ Theatre Group will be staging R C…
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