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

  • Steel Magnolias

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  • Legally Blonde

    Opening to sensational reviews and recipient of a number of major awards including Best New Musical at the London Olivier Awards 2011, Legally Blonde tells the story of Elle Woods…
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  • Alice in Wonderland

    I wasn’t quite sure of what to expect from this production: would it be a pantomime, a play with music or something else entirely? Given whatever the Caterpillar was smoking,…
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  • DNA

    With the sparse setting of the corner of a field strewn with rubbish, complete with abandoned seats accompanied by urban grime music in the background, there is no doubt that…
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  • Suddenly at Home

    One of the joys of tuning into Radio 4 Extra is hearing ‘Coronation Scot’, followed by the suave tones of Peter Coke as Paul Temple and the cut-glass accent of…
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  • The Play That Goes Wrong

    As audiences we all secretly love those moments in the theatre when things don’t go quite according to plan, and many of us have a store of memories of those…
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  • The Ghost Train

    The problem with writing a review of a mystery is that I have to avoid giving away what happens, because a significant number of the people who will read this…
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  • Annie

    Annie is a show that can be put on adequately by any reasonably competent group, but so much is good about it that it really flies in the hands of…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Stage manager wanted

    Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society are looking for a volunteer to take on the position of Stage Manager for their October production of The Gondoliers. The society’s current Stage…
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  • Earl sings the musicals

    Leading actor from the West End and Broadway, Earl Carpenter, will be at the Shelley Theatre for two nights on 9 and 10 June for an intimate fund-raising performance of…
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  • New creative team members

    Wimborne Musical Theatre will be performing the ‘divine musical comedy’, Sister Act, in August and welcome two new members to their creative team. The show will be directed by Duncan…
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  • Have you an old rocker?

    Can you help the KCA Players in their quest to find a wooden rocking chair for their forthcoming production of Alan Ayckbourn’s chiller, Snake in the Grass? If you have one lurking in…
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Latest Auditions

  • Exciting opportunity!

    Redlynch Players are looking for someone to take part in a world première to celebrate 60 years of high-quality local drama, playing the young romantic role of Molly in the…
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