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

  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

    Bitterly cold outside, gobos of falling snow on entering the performance space and festive music filling the venue all combine to set the tone for Maskers’ annual Christmas show in…
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  • Sleeping with Beauty

    What a difference 24 hours makes! Last night I was in an audience with a goodly proportion of children, watching a traditional panto with nothing more risqué than the occasional…
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  • Peter Pan Jr

    You know when you’re going to watch a production crafted by Disney that there will be an element of Show, together with a sprinkling of magic, and Debut Youth Theatre’s…
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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    The Salisbury pantomime has always been a favourite with our family. It was an annual fixture in our children’s diaries and even now that they have long since flown the…
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  • The Memory of Water

    The Memory of Water is a comedy by English playwright Shelagh Stephenson, first staged at Hampstead Theatre in 1996. Three sisters have come together for the funeral of their mother,…
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  • Party Piece

    This 1992 comedy play by Richard Harris puts several exaggerated stereotypical characters into two adjoining, semi-detached, suburban back gardens – and stirs, with hilarious consequences. In one house it is…
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  • Murder Mystery

    This enthusiastic and hard-working company is always a cause of wonder, and their latest production met the standards we have come to expect of them. A murderer is at large…
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  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

    The website tells me that this production is all but sold out for the entire run (contact the box office, though, just in case) which is as it should be…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Suitcase confusion

    Tom, an Elvis Presley fanatic, and  his fiancée, Alice, are due to fly to Miami for a big Elvis Convention – but, due to fog at the airport delaying their…
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  • How did that happen?

    What would happen if you woke up one day and you were nine months pregnant…when you hadn’t had sex for nearly a year? Not only that, but two mysterious strangers…
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  • Classic Rattigan at the Tivoli

    Based on a real-life event that took place just before World War 1, The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan is a gripping and moving family drama. When 14-year-old naval cadet…
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  • Props person wanted

    Poole and Parkstone Players are in need of a person to assist with props for their forthcoming production of A Bunch of Amateurs. The play is to be staged at…
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Latest Auditions

  • Principal boy needed

    Jim Jones is producing a brand new pantomime entitled A Town is Bourne at the Shelley Theatre on 20 and 21 January, with a matinée and evening performance on each…
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