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

  • 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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  • The Ash Girl

    The story of Cinderella has always been heavy with Freudian overtones: the sexual symbolism of the foot and the slipper – which in the Old French version is made of…
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  • The Wind in the Willows

    When I was asked to review this show, I instantly had a nostalgic flashback, as the first play or show I can remember going to see was Toad of Toad…
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Latest News And Previews

  • 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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  • New theatre group in Southbourne

    The lovely but under-used stage at the Beaufort Community Centre in Southbourne is to be the setting for the first production by a new theatre group, False Perspective. They will…
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  • Don’t eat the apple!

    This New Year at the Regent Centre, Christchurch, the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players are presenting the much-loved tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – a panto they haven’t…
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  • Shelley Theatre’s first house production

    The Shelley Theatre, Boscombe, is this year continuing its tradition of presenting new and unusual Christmas theatre with a brand new commission, Bob & Lorna’s Christmas Party. In an entirely…
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Latest Auditions

  • 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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  • Double tragedy

    In memory of Kevin Dicker, who sadly passed away earlier this year, and his partner John Slocombe, who passed away last year, Bournemouth Shakespeare Players will be performing two plays…
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