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

  • Outside Edge

    When I realised that this show was about a game of cricket, I was a bit worried that it was not going to be for me, as I know very…
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  • Dick Whittington

    In the broad church of theatre, village hall pantomime has its own niche. It may be a comparatively lowly and insignificant niche, but don’t underestimate the pleasure that it gives…
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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (RAODS) has a long tradition of producing excellent family pantomimes, often churning out shows that will rival the professionals. This year’s offering is a…
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  • Buddy

    Buddy is one of those shows, like Joseph or Blood Brothers, which always seems to be on tour somewhere in the UK: as it will celebrate its 28th anniversary this…
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  • Aladdin

    There’s something about a home-grown panto. Sometimes – let’s be honest – that something can be pretty dire, but every year, Swanage Drama Company present the other side of the…
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  • Peter Pan

    Having watched – and adored – Peter Pan Goes Wrong on TV over Christmas, it was perhaps ironic that my first review of 2017 should be Peter Pan. However, knowing…
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  • Christmas Spectacular

    I love Christmas and it doesn’t take much for me to feel festive. But if I had needed any more festive spirit, then this show gave it to me in…
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  • Bob and Lorna’s Christmas Party

    People who traditionally go to Christmas shows seem a bit more pious and family-oriented than those who don’t. I’m not talking about those ‘adult pantomimes’, which, if performed at any…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Broadstone Music Hall

    An Olde Time Music Hall will be presented at 2.30 and 6.00 on Sunday 29 January at the War Memorial Hall, Tudor Road Broadstone, with all profits going to charity.…
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  • ‘a good, old-fashioned whodunnit’

    Broadstone Players’ next production is Francis Durbridge’s Suddenly at Home, a thriller described by critics as ‘a good, old-fashioned whodunnit with as many turns as a roller-coaster, which will keep…
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  • Blood and Ice

    The first production of 2017 by the Chesil Theatre, Winchester, is Blood and Ice, a thoughtful play by the Scottish Poet Laureate, Liz Lochhead. Blood and Ice tells the story…
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  • Di and Viv and Rose

    Bournemouth Little Theatre Club will present Di and Viv and Rose from 13 to 18 February. The play starts in 1983 when sporty lesbian Di, studious sociology student Viv, and…
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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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  • Would you like to go to the Edinburgh fringe?

    Click here for details of a new production from SCRAP: The Gonads Does Pinafore. The show will be making good use of social media, with a faux Facebook Page already…
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