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

  • Thrush Green

    As a young man, I worked in the book department at Harrods, and an abiding memory is of how the novels by ‘Miss Read’ about English village life flew off…
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  • After Electra

    Abstract artist Virgie invites her daughter, sister and closest friends to her 84th birthday celebrations at her beach-house home – then proceeds to shock them all by confessing to being…
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  • The Darling Buds of May

    We all know The Darling Buds of May via the ITV David Jason television version, but I was unaware that it had previously been successful as both a novel and a…
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  • Sweeney Todd

    ‘Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd’ – so starts Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller. The tale of the famous Fleet Street barber dates back to 1846, when he appeared as…
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  • Look No Hans

    A well-constructed farce is a sure-fire winner, and that is what Broadstone Players have on their hands – or should that be Hans? – with this production. You don’t expect…
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  • Love and Information

    Creative theatre is often found in the most unlikely of places, but you often don’t have to travel very far to find it. The Annex Theatre is the home of…
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  • All Shook Up

    At first glance I thought this was going to be a concert production revolving around some rock ’n’ roll songs, but I hadn’t done my homework: I didn’t know that…
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  • Don’t Get Your Vicars in a Twist

    Start with a dog-collar, add a dash of drama and ensure there are plenty of fun and frolics – these are the requirements for Don’t Get Your Vicars in a…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Worlds of Music

    The RMDS choir will be performing their summer concert, Worlds of Music, at Trinity Church, Ringwood, on 6 June, at Canford Magna Parish Church on 8 June and at Ringwood…
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  • An inspired link-up

    Highcliffe Charity Players are delighted to announce that local Ford dealers, Keith Motors, are sponsoring their next musical, Made in Dagenham, to be performed at the Regent Centre, Christchurch, from…
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  • Busybody

    All Saints Dramatic Society are presenting Busybody by Jack Popplewell at the De La Salle Theatre, St Peters School, Southbourne, from 22 to 24 June. Superintendent Harry Baxter is plagued…
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Latest Auditions

  • Take it to the edge

    P&P Players are presenting The Edge of Darkness by Brian Clemens and directed by Frank Holden at the Barrington Theatre, Ferndown, from 28 to 30 September and are in need…
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  • Wanted: a Curly

    Ferndown Phoenix Musical Society are holding an open audition for the role of Curly in Oklahoma! at Ferndown Village Hall on 5 June at 7.30. The other roles have been…
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  • 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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