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

  • Blithe Spirit

    Blithe Spirit is one of Noel Coward’s best-loved plays. Written more than 75 years ago, it has a relatively timeless quality and with a supernatural theme, it is easy to…
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  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    With corpses littering the stage during the final scene of Hamlet, the mention of two more deaths passes almost unnoticed, but it is this line that Tom Stoppard took as…
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  • The Maintenance Man

    Humourist, writer, entrepreneur and often-quoted bloke, Mark Twain, once said, ‘Facts are stubborn, but statistics are pliable.’  Well here’s one for you, Mr Clemens: 100% of divorces start in marriage.…
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  • Plays ‘n’ Chips

    Plays ’n’ Chips enables new or inexperienced members of Broadstone Players to take to the stage, so the usual criteria for casting, and thus audience expectations, don’t apply. On this…
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  • The Game’s Afoot

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  • Return to the Forbidden Planet

    Who would have thought that the combination of Shakespeare with rock ’n’ roll music would be such a genius idea? I’m sure the Bard would approve! Return to the Forbidden…
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  • West Side Story

    For any musical theatre enthusiast, West Side Story should need no introduction: the classic Bernstein/Sondheim collaboration of 1950s American home-grown and immigrant gangs (based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) is…
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  • Dangerous Obsession

    London Repertory Players concluded their second summer season at Boscombe’s Shelley Theatre with N.J. Crisp’s taut three-hander, Dangerous Obsession, one of those thrillers reliant for its effectiveness on the quality…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Milton’s Masquerade

    Milton Musical Society promise a ‘musical mystery tour’ when they stage Masquerade at St Mark’s Hall, Highcliffe, from 15 to 18 November at 7.30 with a matinée on the Saturday…
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  • Pinter at the Nuffield

    A bold new adaptation of Harold Pinter’s classic The Caretaker, produced by Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate and directed by Christopher Haydon (Grounded, Twelve Angry Men), comes to…
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  • ImpAct look back in anger

    ImpAct Theatre will take a new production of John Osborne’s classic, Look Back in Anger, to two venues in Dorset this autumn. The 1950s classic, Osborne’s debut as a playwright, centres…
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  • Bennett at Bournemouth Little Theatre

    Bournemouth Little Theatre Club will present Talking Heads at Bournemouth Little Theatre from 23 to 28 October Talking Heads is one of Alan Bennett’s most iconic and loved pieces of…
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Latest Auditions

  • Young actor required

    Wimborne Drama Productions are looking for a fourteen-year-old actor to play the title role in The Winslow Boy. It is a main part that requires some experience in the theatre; the character…
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  • Wouldn’t it be luvverly?

    Milton Musical Society will be presenting their 50th Anniversary production with My Fair Lady at the Regent Centre from 18th to 21 April, and in preparation there will be the…
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