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.

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John Newth, Editor

Latest Reviews

  • 1968 Connections

    ‘Life is a cabaret, old chum….’ This was the opening line from the Chairperson’s welcome as he introduced Waterside Musical Society’s 1968 Connections. With 50 years behind them, this concert…
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  • Anything Goes

    Wayne Ings should be so pleased with this show: his young cast fully embrace every comedic notion, nuance and musical lilt in a buzzing score and bonkers story and script…
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  • The Full Monty

    Whether BBLOC’s reputation had gone before them or whether it was the opportunity to see half a dozen men whipping off their clothes I know not, but a capacity audience…
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  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    The greatest compliment that can be paid to this production is that it does justice to one of the most popular plays in the canon. It allows all the brilliance…
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  • Quartet

    When we are young, we believe that old age is something that happens to other people, erroneously assuming that we ourselves will remain the same for ever. Eventually, of course,…
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  • The Venetian Twins

    Estranged identical twins, Zanetto and Tonino, are unlike each other in every way other than looks. When they both arrive in Verona on the same day, each seeking a bride-to-be,…
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  • Visitors

    I don’t think it is sycophantic to say out loud that ImpAct Theatre produce some of the highest-quality theatre around these parts, and have been doing so for two decades…
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  • Separate Tables

    From the fresh, stylised opening, including mingling extras in the Green Room, you could tell this was going to be classy stuff. Director Georgette Ellison has clearly seen it as…
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Latest News And Previews

  • A Century of Song

    Ferndown Phoenix Musical Society will be presenting A Century of Song, which is a live concert of songs from throughout the century, performed by soloists and chorus, on 14 April…
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  • Something wicked this way comes

    The Maskers Theatre will be bringing an amazing adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel Wyrd Sisters to the Berry Theatre, Hedge End from 17 to 21 April at 7.30. Granny…
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  • Exceptional one-acters

    To kick off this year’s ‘Sisters’ Season’, Arena Theatre are proud to present a double-bill of exceptional one-act plays from some of the finest female talent in 21st-century theatre. With…
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  • Murder at the Mowlem

    Swanage Drama Company will be performing Murdered to Death at the Mowlem Theatre on 14-16 June at 7.30. This play is an Agatha Christie-type murder mystery, a spoof whodunit set…
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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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