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

  • Cinderella

    Written for television, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, this show is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella but with Middle America…
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  • Dick Whittington

    The Players’ annual panto is always an eagerly anticipated event, but for various reasons it has been a few years since I actually managed to see it for myself. That…
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  • Aladdin

    The intimate setting of the Broadstone Memorial Hall usually manages to evoke a village atmosphere and there is always a good community ‘feel’ to the Broadstone pantomimes. I have enjoyed…
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  • Aladdin

    Director Alan Rimmer has created a lively production, written in very traditional mode by RAODS’s own Bon Heather, full of the usual panto devices to surge forward the increasingly outrageous…
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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    It’s that time of the year – oh, yes it is – when I had the pleasure to sit and be entertained by a very talented group of merry fellas,…
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  • Robinson Crusoe

    The writers of the show say in the programme: ‘Whilst every effort has been made to stick to Daniel Defoe’s story, we have exercised a certain amount of artistic licence…
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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Musical director Lee Redwood and director/choreographer Sarah Haberfield should be very pleased with their cast and crew of this very involved version of the classic French story. All the cast…
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  • A Christmas Carol

    It is a happy coincidence that Arena Theatre’s 100th production since its foundation in 1983 falls in the festive season, as it gives the chance to celebrate the landmark with…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Guy drops in

    Actor Guy Henry visited the Regent Centre, Christchurch, to congratulate the cast of Highcliffe Charity Players’ Dick Whittington and his Cat. Guy, who plays surgeon Henrik Hanssen in BBC One’s…
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  • ACTS act in Aladdin

    It’s that time of year again (oh no it isn’t!) as Actors’ Co-Operative of Southampton presents its annual pantomime, Aladdin at Freemantle URC, Shirley. The production combines the traditional story…
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  • Fun at the Rex

    The Rex Players present their 2018 variety show, Happy Days at the Rex Cinema, Wareham, from 28 February to 3 March at 7.30. This is the Players’ 22nd production at…
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  • Be thrilled in Broadstone

    ‘Our audiences love a thriller and they certainly will be thrilled by Francis Durbridge’s Deadly Nightcap,’ says Broadstone Players Theatre Company’s business manager, Mar Godfrey. The play is directed by…
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Latest Auditions

  • A rare opportunity

    BBLOC’s next new members’ audition will take place on Thursday 1 February in preparation for their musical production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, at the…
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  • Guys and Dolls

    Poole and Parkstone Productions are pleased to announce the classic Guys and Dolls as their spring show for 2018. From the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of…
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  • She Kills Monsters

    Arena Theatre will be holding a read-through (Wednesday 17 January) and audition (Wednesday 24 January) for their December 2018 production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. Both events will take…
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  • Go with Anything Goes

    Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions are delighted to announce that auditions are now open for their 2018 production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. Simply visit to find out all of the relevant…
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