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

  • Busybody

    Busybody was originally written in 1964 as a vehicle for one of that era’s leading comic actresses, Irene Handl. Motives for murder abound and everyone is a suspect. A detective…
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  • The Pajama Game

    This musical, based on the 1953 novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell, deals with labour troubles in a pajama-making factory, where workers’ demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded.…
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  • Theft

    On a particularly warm and sunny evening, a hardy few theatre-goers ventured to see this well-written play and sat fanning ourselves with programmes, leaflets, other people’s hands etc. The story…
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  • Twelfth Night

    English literature students pore over Twelfth Night in preparation for their final exams, while scholars in Oxbridge colleges and plate-glass Midwest universities tell us that the play is anything from…
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  • Miss Julie

    Historical theatre doesn’t always make good contemporary theatre and to speak plainly, this play’s a struggle. It’s rarely been off the stage since its first production in 1889 and various…
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  • The Bed Before Yesterday

    Somewhat to my surprise, I find that this play originated as recently as 1975, yet it has the nostalgic feel of an older production. When I further realised that the…
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  • Worlds of Music

    According to the programme notes, the title of this concert can be taken to mean not only music from many countries but also music from the different genres of the…
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  • Shell Shock

    Shell Shock is a new one-man play based on a novel of the same name by author Neil Blower. The play is a personal account of Tommy Atkins, a young man…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Rep by the sea

    For the first time in 25 years, a company of professional actors will be resident at the Mowlem Theatre in Swanage this August, bringing a hint of the West End…
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  • Nun better

    Wimborne Musical Theatre will be raising their voices in Sister Act at the Tivoli Theatre from 1 to 5 August. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she…
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  • Persuasion

    The Chesil Theatre is marking the bi-centenary of Jane Austen’s death in July 1817 with a skilful adaptation by Mark Healy of her last novel, Persuasion, from 14 to 22…
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  • The Maintenance Man

    The Maintenance Man by Richard Harris is a perceptive and witty look at the collapse of a marriage and the development of an affair. Bob is a do-it-yourself enthusiast with…
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Latest Auditions

  • Urgent!

    Regent Rep have a final casting need for their forthcoming production of Noises Off, to be staged at the Regent Centre, Christchurch this October. The one remaining part still to…
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  • You shall go to the ball

    Castle Players are holding a workshop and auditions for their pantomime, Cinderella, on Sunday 16 July at 2.30 pm at Lytchett Matravers Village Hall. Everyone welcome! More details can be…
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  • Calling all kids

    Following the success of Travel Through Time in November 2015, Poole & Parkstone Productions are once again looking for children to take part in their Autumn Concert, Oh Happy Day!, which will…
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  • Needed – two actresses

    Bournemouth Little Theatre is presenting The Maintenance Man by Richard Harris from 4 to 9 September. Two actresses are needed, playing age 30s to 40s to take the parts of…
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