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Christmas Spectacular

Returning for a fourth year to the Regent Centre, Christmas Spectacular brings magic and sparkle to the festive season. It’ so much more than a Christmas variety show, with a storyline linking the songs and moving the performance forward. When Santa and his helpers in the North Pole get a visit from Gregory Thriftpenny and his assistant, Pumpkin, it looks like Christmas fun is over. Fear not though, Santa’s workers don’t let this get in the way of their Christmas joy.

A Christmas Carol

CHARLES Dickens’ classic story is as much a part of Christmas as turkey and mince pies and it was a real pleasure to watch Dorset Corset’s production in the atmospheric setting of the lovely Shelley Theatre.

A Merry Little Christmas

IN the ten years or so since they moved back to Andrew’s home county, Andrew and Jacqui Foan have gathered a formidable reputation as teachers of singing. Young people in particular seem to respond to them, and several local operatic and musical theatre companies have been grateful for a source of singers who have been able to bring a much-needed element of youth to productions before going off to further education. Often that education has been at a music college, since the Foans have an impressive record of opening up such opportunities for their students.


SUSU Showstoppers' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee At Annex Theatre In February

SUSU Showstoppers will be performing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from February 4-7 at The Annex Theatre, Building 2a, University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

New Southbourne Based Theatre Company Debuts In February

Jo Mansfield & Vicky Wharton, both formerly of Milton Musical Society, have decided to take the brave decision to start their own theatre company, Encore! Theatre Productions. They will be mainly based in Southbourne, at Beaufort Community Centre, performing cabaret style shows with the intention of also performing a main musical production at Christchurch Regent Centre. 

The Sound of Music at Mayflower Theatre in January

One of the greatest musicals of all time, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, returns to the stage in a magnificent new production which comes to Mayflower Theatre from 21- 31 January 2015

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Role Play

Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society are holding auditions for the excellent Alan Ayckbourn comedy 'Role Play' on Wednesday 14th January from 19:45 at the Vernon Theatre, Sandy Lane, Lyndhurst.  Performance dates 23rd, 24th and 25th April.  All welcome!  LDMS are always looking for new people, both on and off stage so why not pop along and see if you fancy joining us?
For more information please contact lyndhurst.drama@outlook.com





BBLOC is searching for more male cast members for its production of Grease, taking place next July at Bournemouth Pavilion. The company is happy to audition both girls and boys for the show but as there are already plenty of candidates for the female roles they are particularly interested to spread the word that there are a number of exciting opportunities for new male chorus members and T-Birds, playing age 19-25.