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In celebration of World Women's Day, Dorchester Arts Associate Amateur Theatre Group, Somerleigh Players, presents Ade Morris's funny and very touching play about female friendship. Local journalist Fran, PE teacher Penny, shy librarian Janet and feisty Annie form a writing group. Over the course of a few weeks, home truths are shared - along with a lot of tea and vodka. Inspired by Boadicea's courage, these women face their demons, overcome their enemies and move on as friends to a better future. If only all women had friends like these...
Broadcasts directly from the National Theatre, Royal Opera House and other famous theatres around the world onto a big screen. Broadcasts may be of live performances or "Encore" screenings of previous famous productions recorded "as live".
Live performance broadcast.
A secluded island hotel just off the English coast becomes a crime scene, as a scandal-inducing femme-fatale is felled. All the guests on the island re suspects, but are they alone and is this the first crime this idyllic island has witnessed?
Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series. Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom, which won the 'Best One-Liner' accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike".
A silent girl finds her voice and her mother, when a mysterious East End antiques dealer teaches her how small actions lead to big effects and how to master the law of unintended consequences.
History teacher Layla McKinnon is preparing for her wedding to Andy in the school holidays when she discovers that there are a few things she needs to learn before heading down the aisle. There's something about their pasts that she finds unsettling; a threat to her friendships, her sense of identity and the wedding itself. As she pieces together her family tree, reminisces about the past and worries about the future, she tries to hold onto her best friend and her husband-to-be and find out who she is and where she fits in.
Written and performed by Phoebe McIntosh, this bold new solo show presents the mixed-race experience from a new perspective and asks if the difficulties of the past will always pose a threat to the future and if discovering your identity means picking a side.
Clown in the Moon, (the title of a poem written when Dylan Thomas was 14), is a portrait of the poet's chaotic, often hilarious and all too brief life. Located in a BBC studio, it sets some of Dylan's famous broadcasts and iconic works alongside vivid reminiscences of his clownish antics in pubs, bars and parties and his encounters with a host of eccentric and volatile women.
Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to breath-taking visuals centred around a beautifully carved wooden chest that holds the secrets to the story. Intricate puppets are swept through a transforming wooden world created by the spectacular chest. Be astounded as backdrops flip up, pirouette and change, sending the Boy tumbling through danger and discovery. Puppets roam on this unique contraption to recount the story of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards. The original songs, composed by Avi Simmons, knit together the atmospheric tale through live vocals, instruments and a loop station. The music sweeps through echoing soundscapes to create a visceral, heart-warming experience. Join our hero as he embarks on a wild, nautical journey to recover his missing heart. This is a piece of stunning visual storytelling and intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.
Tomas hates school and books but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn. An interactive show. Help Tomas save his burning library when the village is overrun by soldiers. Bring a children's book to become part of the set and swap for another, at the end. Suitable for ages 6+
How did the future catch up with us so fast? New songs, poems and description-defying musical weirdness from this multi-award-winning funny guitarist, fresh from a sell out Edinburgh Fringe and supporting Dave Gorman on tour. You ll still be humming Jay s delicate acoustic songs long after you ve stopped laughing.