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

  • Blood Brothers

    Like half the western world, I am familiar with the musical version of Blood Brothers. What I did not realise is that Willy Russell originally wrote it as a straight…
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  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    It was a real treat to be able to enter the grounds of the magnificent property that is Hamptworth Lodge and wander unimpeded around a venue that is rarely allowed to…
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  • Pull the Other One

    Albert Perkins is blessed with a loving wife and cursed with a fearsome mother-in-law, Boadicea. When his good friend, Hilary Armitage, writes to him reminiscing about the good times they…
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  • Hamlet

    ‘Thou seest the heavens, as troubled with man’s act, Threatens his bloody stage’ Come the planned opening night, the thoughts of the cast and company of Hamlet may well have…
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  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    We were promised, thanks to massive thunderstorms, an electric evening and boy, did BBLOC deliver! Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, surely their finest staging yet, is a night to remember.…
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  • Persuasion

    Sir Walter Elliot demands nothing less than advantageous marriages for his three daughters, actively disapproving of and dissuading any liaison that he deems ‘beneath their stations’; as a result, Anne…
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  • Broadway Showtunes

    It is clear that the Department for Education has its beady, cost-cutting eye on extra-curricular activities such as drama and music: just the things that build the qualities like confidence…
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  • The Wasp

    As usual when attending a theatrical production, I had my bird-watching monoscope with me in order to pick out any detail from the back of the theatre. I realised when…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Welcome to Farndale Avenue

    KCA Players are going for the record of longest title of any local production with The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, which they will be…
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  • A trip to Venice – and Barataria

    The Gondoliers is considered by many judges to be musically the best of Arthur Sullivan’s collaborations with WS Gilbert. Bournemouth G&S Operatic Society are proud to be presenting it at…
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  • Rep at the Shelley

    Repertory theatre returns to Bournemouth this season with the London Repertory Players taking up residence at the Shelley Theatre from 3 to 22 August. The professional company will be presenting…
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  • Double bill tribute

    Founded in 1975, Bournemouth Shakespeare Players have been performing open-air productions at Christchurch Priory since 1979. This summer will see the company performing a double bill of Hamlet and Macbeth…
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Latest Auditions

  • Calling men

    Christchurch G&S Society is well into rehearsals for its next production, Ruddigore (28-30 September). Unfortunately they are short of chorus members and would like to recruit some additional voices for…
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