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

  • Mistletoe Junction

    You have to hand it to the Maskers: they are up for anything, from Kafka’s Metamorphosis to home-grown Mistletoe Junction. The latest production at their tiny studio theatre in Shirley…
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  • Sunny Afternoon

    Sunny Afternoon never really made the list of must-see musicals when it was on in London and I wasn’t sure about context or music – and there is always the curse…
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  • Archipelago

    This week saw the opening of the rebranded, refurbished, spun through ninety degrees and replacement of buttockly-aching bench seating (with, well, more buttockly-aching bench seating) Sherling Studio at Lighthouse, Poole,…
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  • The Wind in the Willows

    When I go to the theatre, I want to believe that what I’m watching on the stage is real, that those characters really do exist. This is, I think, even…
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  • Countdown to Christmas

    The start of December marks open season for Christmas music and performances, and P&P have been quick off the mark with this very enjoyable show. It is staged primarily by…
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  • Fantastic Mr Fox

    If you want a change from the magic carpet and transforming pumpkin of traditional Pantoland this Christmas, you could do a lot worse than this brand new adaptation of one…
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  • Tree House

    We knew, from the moment that we were allowed into the main hall in Wimborne’s Allendale Centre, that this was going to differ from the usual theatre experience because there…
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  • Two

    Jim Cartwright’s Two is a masterpiece of theatrical writing. It delves deeply into the study of the human condition, dealing with what could easily be seen as the real lives…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Calling all 16- to 19-year-olds

    Lighthouse’s Young Producers programme returns in early 2017, a great opportunity for young people to get hands-on experience of what it is like to put on a public facing event…
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  • Cricket comedy at Ferndown

    Ferndown Drama’s second play in their 51st season is Outside Edge, a comedy by Richard Harris, directed by Steve Hawker. Roger dreams of his cricket club getting into the premier…
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  • Welcome, Viva Voce

    Viva Voce will be performing their first Concert of Christmas Songs and Carols on Friday 9 December at 7.30, as part of the ‘Festival of Christmas Trees’ currently being held at St…
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  • Naughty Aladdin

    Following the success of last year’s Beauty and Her Beast, the Stage Door brings to Southampton another delightfully naughty adult panto: Aladdin. Join the Dame and her two sons, Aladdin…
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Latest Auditions

  • Demon barber coming to Winchester

    Winchester Musical and Opera Society will be performing Sweeney Todd from 17 to 20 May 2017. An information evening will be held on Wednesday 4 January at United Reform Church, Jewry…
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  • Merry Wives

    New Forest Players are looking for male actors to take part in their April production of Merry Wives of Windsor. Auditions will be held on Monday 12 December at 7.30…
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  • Temple

    15 October 2011: a group of protesters, under the name Occupy London, make camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral. 21 October 2011: a building that had kept open through floods, the…
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  • As You Like It on Brownsea

    Escaping from a world of order and obedience, a diverse group of exiles and misfits finds sanctuary in the Forest of Arden, a magical place where, free from the shackles…
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