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

  • People

    It was lovely to see the Tivoli filled almost to capacity for the first night of this production, and whether this was due to the company’s well-deserved high reputation or…
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  • Snake in the Grass

    Like an ageing heavyweight journeyman boxer, this 61st offering from Sir Alan Ayckbourn is a bit tired, has only a slugger’s chance of being a contender and, you get the…
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  • Dancing at Lughnasa

    This beautifully crafted play from playwright Brian Friel is the tale of one summer in 1936, told through the memories of Michael Mundy. It is a slice of life told…
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  • Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen’s classic tale of manners, morality and marriage in Regency England, first published in 1813, consistently appears near the top of lists of ‘most-loved books’ among both literary scholars…
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  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The title of John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, is a reference to lyrics from ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’, by Julia Ward Howe: ‘Mine eyes have seen…
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  • Evita

    This very well-known show has been given a Footlights makeover, director David Humphries creating an elegant and excellent production, showcasing some amazingly mature young talent. This is one of Lloyd…
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  • PhoeniX’s Idol Talent Factor

    The slightly incomprehensible title gives you the clue: this is presented as a take-off of every talent show you’ve ever seen on TV, but is really a variety concert. ‘Variety’…
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  • A Slice Of Musical Pie With A Side Of Something New

    If you don’t get the ingredients right, then pie can be pretty boring, and even a side of something new might lack appeal, leaving those who have eaten the dish…
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Latest News And Previews

  • There’s no place like Oz!

    This May half-term, travel over the rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, flying monkeys, witches and wizards. Join four unlikely friends as they set out to discover wisdom,…
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  • Always wanted to be a cowboy?

    Now’s your chance! Ferndown Phoenix Musical Society are looking for new members for their production of Oklahoma to be performed at the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown from 21 to 23…
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  • Be careful what you wish for…

    Into the Woods will be a collaborative performance from Kokoro (BSO’s acclaimed new music ensemble) and graduating students from Arts University Bournemouth from BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costume and…
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  • Highlights and Finales

    Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society will celebrate their 70th anniversary with Highlights and Finales, featuring many favourite numbers along with four of the best-loved Act One finales. Some things never…
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Latest Auditions

  • Get your skates on!

    Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions is delighted to be one of the first amateur companies in the country to be given permission to perform the amazing fast-paced musical, Starlight Express. The…
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  • Film opportunity

    Auditions will be held in April for Jenna the Great, a short indie film being shot by an award-winning film-making team in Bournemouth between 12 and 18/19 May. Through the…
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  • Pull the Other One

    New Forest Players are looking to audition for one of the main male roles, Hilary Armitage, in their production of Pull the Other One, a farce by Norman Robbins, at Ballard School,…
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