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Would you like to know Grandma’s Secret?

Would you like to know Grandma’s Secret?

West Moors Drama Society present a  new comedy by Jane Hilliard and Paul Rudelhoff……… Unbeknown to her family Pensioner Mavis Davis is a successful writer of ‘naughty novels’ She is writing her last book and needs to be at home to reach her deadline but her family have decided to send her to a nursing home while they are away for Christmas. With some trickery Mavis manages to avoid this but things go wrong when she discovers that someone has leaked her identity to the press and they are on their way to interview her. That’s when her problems begin!
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Chesil Theatre’s Comedy set to brighten the new year

Chesil Theatre’s Comedy set to brighten the new year

Chesil Theatre Winchester will be offering a new comedy to brighten up the post-festive blues in the New Year and auditions for A Bunch of Amateurs are being held on 27th and 28th October 2018. The play is the latest to come from  Have I Got News For You star Ian Hislop with Spitting Image writer Nick Newman. The piece is an homage to amateur drama and involves an aging Hollywood actor agreeing to play King Lear in Stratford. However, instead of the birthplace of the famous Bard, Stratford turns out to be a sleepy Suffolk town and the production
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Journey’s End

Journey’s End

As a tribute to all who fought in the first World War and to mark the centenary of the Armistice,  Broadstone Players Theatre Company will be performing  ‘Journey’s End’ next month. The greatest of all English war plays, Journey’s End shows the effect of war on a group of young officers. Set in the days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1918,  RC Sherriff’s ground-breaking play remains one of the most powerful and successful pieces of modern drama and one of the most acclaimed examples of literature that deals with the tragedy and horror of conflict.
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Natural Causes

Natural Causes

KCA Players latest offering is Natural Causes – a comedy by Eric Chappell Vincent is a professional suicide merchant.  He has been summoned by Walter Bryce and mistakenly assumes that his potion is for Walter’s consumption.  Eventually it becomes clear that Walter’s wife, Celia, is the client…or is she?  Why are her suicide letters typed and unsigned?  Several attempts to do away with various characters result in multiple poisonings of a rubber plant.  Will anyone actually drink the potion? The comedy will play the Kinson Community Centre on Tuesday 20, Thursday 22, Friday 23 & Saturday 24 November 2018.  Curtain
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Are you a quiz genius?

Wimborne Community Theatre invites local quiz groups and individuals to another fund-raising Quiz Night on Wednesday, November 7 to support the development of the group’s next community theatre project. Quizmaster, John Billington, guarantees a challenging and entertaining evening of questions on a wide range of subjects from the ordinary and the local to the more challenging. Come as an individual and join a group, or come as a groups. Entrance fee includes a popular light buffet. Plus prizes and raffles For more information about the group: www.wimbornecommunitytheatre.co.uk   Information:                                                                                                                        Cost: £7 in advance, or on the door.  Includes buffet
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And the winners are….

And the winners are….

Theatre 2000 presents award-winning singer and actress Louise King in ‘And The Winners Are…’ – a star-studded evening celebrating the winners or nominees in the ‘Best Musical’ category of the Tony Awards (Broadway’s equivalent of the Oscars) over the past seven decades. These include such enduring hits as Funny Girl, 1964 (which starred Barbra Streisand), Sunset Boulevard 1995 (Glenn Close) and Ragtime 1998 (the late Marin Mazzie). This demanding one woman show, performed for one night only at Bournemouth’s Shelley Theatre on Friday 26th October, will showcase a wide range of well-loved songs (from Cole Porter to Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers
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