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

  • Starlight Express

    It’s a brave company that puts on a show with an entire cast on roller skates, but perhaps an insane one that also expects them to be able to sing…
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  • Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders

    This is a most appropriate play to be staged in a village hall, since the plot revolves around the bumping off, one by one, of the members of the hall…
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  • Masquerade

    Milton Musical Society’s autumn review production is a collection of musical songs and sketches that try to get behind the mask into what people are really thinking and believing. The…
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  • Whistle Down the Wind

    Deeply evangelical 1950s Louisiana, in the American Deep South, is the setting for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical version of Mary Hayley Bell’s novel and Sir Richard Attenborough’s film of the…
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  • Hay Fever

    As far as I remember, this production’s sub-title, ‘A classic comedy of bad manners’, was added by RAODS rather than by the author, Noël Coward, but it is an exact…
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  • Clybourne Park

    Way before the tub-thumping zeitgeist of Steve Bannon came William F Buckley, an American conservative author and commentator who founded the National Review magazine. ‘Liberals claim to want to give…
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  • Soirée

    As well as their considerable talents, the cast of the RMDS Soirée have one terrific advantage: the party atmosphere that surrounds the event. Surely every member of the society, all…
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  • Oh Happy Day!

    This type of concert show is a staple of the amateur musical society, its chief role being to put money in the bank to be able to splurge on the…
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Latest News And Previews

  • New kid on the block

    Anything that promotes local drama is good news, so we welcome a new social media review group based in the New Forest called Forest Reviews. The group offers an honest,…
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  • Music, mince pies and mulled wine

    Redlynch Players and Fordingbridge Choral Society will be joining forces to present a Christmas concert at St Mary’s Church, Redlynch, at 6.00 on 10 December. Mince pies and mulled wine…
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  • The Starlight Express is approaching!

    The Starlight Express is making a stop in Bournemouth! This November, Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions is delighted to be one of the first adult amateur companies in the country to…
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  • Down in the forest…

    Bishopstoke Players bring a traditional family pantomime to the Memorial Hall in January, with their production of Little Red Riding Hood by Paul Reakes. Pantovia is in turmoil! Prince Rupert,…
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Latest Auditions

  • Jingo at Lytchett Matravers

    In celebration of what would have been Sir Terry Pratchett’s 70th birthday, the revived Castle Players are planning to do Jingo, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs from one…
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  • Focussing on plays for women

    Next year Arena Theatre will be focussing on plays for women, in either a performing or a directing capacity. The first plays of the season will be a double bill…
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