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

  • And Then There Were None

    Formed by John King and Eliot Walker in 2008, Regent Rep is the production company of the Regent Centre, creating an opportunity for the very best talent in the thriving…
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  • The Visit

    Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 1956 play was written partly out of his unease at his country’s response to World War 2 and its aftermath, a time when poverty was endemic…
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  • Travels With My Aunt

    His eccentric Aunt Augusta persuades retired bank manager Henry to abandon his dull life and embark upon a series of unexpected and hilarious adventures. Travelling with his aunt to Brighton,…
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  • The Gondoliers

    Stylish projected sequences onto hanging boards during the overture tell some of the back story of the principals, showing the infant Casilda growing up in Spain and the infant prince…
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  • Sweeney Todd

    Originating from a 1970 play by Christopher Bond, this portrayal of the ‘Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ first appeared in 1979. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim alongside leading…
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  • Antigone

    Antigone is a Greek mythological tale about power, status, honour, dysfunctional families and the struggle between the individual and those in positions of authority. Antigone, daughter/sister of Oedipus and his…
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  • Effie’s Burning

    In the early ’nineties, I saw a band called the Manic Street Preachers on one of their early tours supporting their first album. They played for little more than an…
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  • The Caretaker

    Harold Pinter’s classic has been given a reboot for the modern age and you would not believe that the first performance was first presented in April 1960 from the edgy…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Christmas at the Regent

    The West End comes to Christchurch this Christmas as the Glad Rag Production Company returns to the Regent Centre for their sixth year with Christmas Spectacular 2017. The Company returns…
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  • Party Piece

    Broadstone Players Theatre Company kick off their new season with the hilarious comedy Party Piece by Richard Harris, author of many stage and TV dramas including Stepping Out and A…
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  • New from Spot On

    New and upcoming local group Spot On Productions returns to the Point, Eastleigh, between 15 and 18  November to perform one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most popular musicals, Whistle Down…
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  • Crusoe lands in Swanage

    Follow Robinson Crusoe’s intrepid adventures through shipwreck, cannibals and evil Redbeard the Pirate’s attempts to steal his treasure map as he hunts for the treasure on Yum Yum Island.  Also…
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Latest Auditions

  • Get your kit off

    BBLOC still have some roles to cast for their production of The Full Monty, taking place in March 2018. Do you know someone who could play: Jerry – Male, playing…
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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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  • A Bunch of Amateurs

    Poole and Parkstone Players are thrilled to have secured the rights for A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, the hilarious adaptation of the 2008 film of…
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  • Young actor required

    Wimborne Drama Productions are looking for a fourteen-year-old actor to play the title role in The Winslow Boy. It is a main part that requires some experience in the theatre; the character…
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