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.

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John Newth, Editor


Latest Reviews

  • Visitors

    I don’t think it is sycophantic to say out loud that ImpAct Theatre produce some of the highest-quality theatre around these parts, and have been doing so for two decades…
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  • Separate Tables

    From the fresh, stylised opening, including mingling extras in the Green Room, you could tell this was going to be classy stuff. Director Georgette Ellison has clearly seen it as…
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  • Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is often considered to be one of the most iconic and challenging stories in American history. When you have a play that includes themes…
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  • The Killing of Sister George

    The Killing Of Sister George is essentially a parody of controversial exit plots in long-running serial drama The Archers: Sister George is a fictional radio character, a district nurse in…
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  • Happy Days

    For several years, the Rex Players made it clear that reviews of their shows were not welcome, but this year they have relented, which is good news for two reasons.…
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  • A Bunch of Amateurs

    Jefferson Steel is an ageing Hollywood action hero whose career has seen better days. Persuaded by his agent to tackle the part of King Lear at Stratford, he flies to…
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  • Deadly Nightcap

    If am dram is your ‘thing’, then you are about as close to the heart of it as you can be at a good old-fashioned thriller, performed in a war…
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  • Robinson Crusoe

    Every pantomime needs to get off to a strong start and wow! does Robinson Crusoe storm the stage with a magnificent roar of an opening, as Mark Ward introduces himself…
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Latest News And Previews

  • Something wicked this way comes

    The Maskers Theatre will be bringing an amazing adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel Wyrd Sisters to the Berry Theatre, Hedge End from 17 to 21 April at 7.30. Granny…
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  • Exceptional one-acters

    To kick off this year’s ‘Sisters’ Season’, Arena Theatre are proud to present a double-bill of exceptional one-act plays from some of the finest female talent in 21st-century theatre. With…
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  • Murder at the Mowlem

    Swanage Drama Company will be performing Murdered to Death at the Mowlem Theatre on 14-16 June at 7.30. This play is an Agatha Christie-type murder mystery, a spoof whodunit set…
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  • Feisty Ford frolics

    Now’s the chance to bag tickets for Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society’s Easter musical, Made in Dagenham. Based on a true story, Made in Dagenham follows the fortunes of feisty…
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Latest Auditions

  • Male actor needed for Single Spies

    Wimborne Drama Productions need to cast one more character in their forthcoming production of Single Spies. This is a great chance to perform at the wonderful Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, in…
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  • Two roles to fill in ‘Two Cities’

    Encore Theatre Productions are staging Jill Santoriello’s A Tale of Two Cities, from the Charles Dickens novel, as presented on Broadway in 2008, and are working with the author to mark…
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  • Men needed for modern classic

    November 2018 marks the centenary of the Armistice that brought the Great War to a conclusion. To mark that significant event, Broadstone Players’ Theatre Group will be staging R C…
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