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

  • A Bunch of Amateurs

    Jefferson Steel is an ageing Hollywood action hero whose career has seen better days. Persuaded by his agent to tackle the part of King Lear at Stratford, he flies to…
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  • Deadly Nightcap

    If am dram is your ‘thing’, then you are about as close to the heart of it as you can be at a good old-fashioned thriller, performed in a war…
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  • Robinson Crusoe

    Every pantomime needs to get off to a strong start and wow! does Robinson Crusoe storm the stage with a magnificent roar of an opening, as Mark Ward introduces himself…
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  • Julius Caesar

    This is the second of the AUB’s double bill of plays exploring – well, fake news, for want of a better explanation, the first having been Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s…
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  • Footloose

    Reviews of teenage productions often go on about the energy on stage, which sells them short – if you don’t have energy when you are a teenager, when do you?…
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  • Aladdin

    This is as far from a traditional version of the well-known pantomime tale as you can get, with not a Widow Twankey, Wishy Washy, thigh-slapping principal boy or Genie of…
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  • The Children’s Hour

    It has long concerned me that people can be slandered by others, whether because of jealousy, spite or some other reason; it also troubles me that there are those who…
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  • The Winslow Boy

    The Winslow Boy is based on a real case of 1908 in which a thirteen-year-old cadet at the Osborne Naval Academy on the Isle of Wight was accused of stealing…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Sister Act hits Swanage

    Deloris Van Cartier is a lounge singer, the lead in a trio. She  chooses and arranges the music which she loves. Her boyfriend is Vince La Rocca, who owns the…
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  • Redlynch Players go international!

    It is two years since Redlynch Players brought We Were There, a moving production reflecting the experiences of those surrounding Jesus in the final days leading to his crucifixion, to…
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  • The Killing of Sister George

      The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus is at the Maskers Studio Theatre, Emsworth Road, Shirley (off Shirley High Street) from 2 to 10 March at 7.30pm. Although written…
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  • Calling all wardrobe mistresses

    Jon Evelegh ( writes: My mother has got a rail full of older clothes from the middle of last century up for grabs. They might be useful costumes for period shows.…
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Latest Auditions

  • Male actor needed for Single Spies

    Wimborne Drama Productions need to cast one more character in their forthcoming production of Single Spies. This is a great chance to perform at the wonderful Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, in…
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  • Two roles to fill in ‘Two Cities’

    Encore Theatre Productions are staging Jill Santoriello’s A Tale of Two Cities, from the Charles Dickens novel, as presented on Broadway in 2008, and are working with the author to mark…
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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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