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ImpAct off to Prison with “Iron”

ImpAct off to Prison with “Iron”

Dorset-based ImpAct Theatre is bringing Rona Munro’s acclaimed play Iron to Bournemouth venues this October. Iron is an intense psychological drama in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them. But between them lies the fact of murder. A murder Josie cannot remember and Fay has always tried to forget. Uncovering the memories they share is more dangerous than either of them can imagine. Josie is visiting her mother Fay for the first time in fifteen years. She has never walked into a prison before and Fay is serving
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Two Murderous Comedies

Two Murderous Comedies

A double-bill of sparkling one-act murder mystery comedies, from award-winning SUP Theatre Company… Sir Tom Stoppard’s classic THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND plus A JOLLY SINISTER JAPE by Elliot Strange THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND by Sir Tom Stoppard Moon and Birdboot, two drama critics, arrive to watch the performance of a new detective play, a parody of the conventional stage thriller. However the private lives of the critics become inextricably mixed with those of the play’s characters until somebody is shot dead… and the real Inspector Hound proves to be… ? A JOLLY SINISTER JAPE by Elliot Strange Lord Stubbs, Biffy
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STORIES AND MEMORIES WANTED OF EAST DORSET SURIVIVORS OF WW1

STORIES AND MEMORIES WANTED OF EAST DORSET SURIVIVORS OF WW1

Colehill-based State of Play Arts and Wimborne’s Priest’s House Museum are looking for documentary material relating to soldiers, naval officers or aircraft personnel who left East Dorset to fight in World War One and returned home alive, possibly wounded. We are looking for handed-down memories and stories about how families dealt with the aftermath of the war. These may be told through artefacts – medals, photographs, diaries, newspaper articles, letters – as well as personal oral history testimonies. The resulting material may be used to form part of a new play written and performed by State of Play later this
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Remembered

Remembered

The very popular annual Milford on Sea Music and Arts Festival is almost upon us. Every year there is something different to look forward to and this year is no exception! Being the Centenary of the end of the First World War there is much going on in the country to reflect this. Therefore the Festival has chosen this as their theme and for the first time in its history there will be a theatrical production added for everyone’s enjoyment. The production ‘REMEMBERED’ takes place in the Community Centre for two nights only, namely 19/20 July at 7pm thus allowing
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Sing for the joy of singing

Sing for the joy of singing

A new, no pressure, non-auditioned choir for adults in the heart of Poole at The Spire, Poole High Street. Have fun, meet new people and most of all, sing for the joy of singing. The choir sing a mix of appealing music from pop and jazz to more classical pieces. The ability to read music is helpful but not essential. All that’s needed is a love of singing and a sense of fun! Performance opportunities include an informal concert for family and friends at the end of every term and members may also be offered the chance to perform with the other
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Present Laughter

Present Laughter

Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society’s summer production is ‘Present Laughter’ by Noel Coward directed by Jenny Green. Written by Coward in 1939 and first performed in 1942, the plot follows a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed matinee idol, Garry Essendine, as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa.  Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to seduce him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and estranged wife, cope with a crazed playwright, and overcome his mid-life crisis.  The story was described by Coward as
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