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Older people needed for Romsey photoshoot

Around 20 older people over 65 years old are needed to do a photoshoot for an hour at Paultons Park, Romsey, on Saturday October 4 at 10am – no payment but you will be given a family ticket in exchange. Actors would be great because they can take direction and are so expressive, but no experience is really necessary. If you’re interested please contact Ellie Cowley at ellie@lizleanpr.co.uk for more details.


Billy Elliot The Musical Live Broadcast

I really think that the person who first came up with the idea of having the ‘live from’ broadcasts that are beamed into venues direct from theatres in London, New York or wherever should be knighted, because to attend one of these is to have all the pleasure of the production with none of the hassle and expense.

Musique à Trois

WHAT a perfectly charming evening this turned out to be – a unique cabaret-style entertainment performed by the hugely talented trio of Bethany Jameson (vocals), Janet Beale (accordion, flute & saxophone) and Simon Newton (guitar & bass), in the  intimate surroundings of the delightful Shelley Theatre, a venue perfect for a show of this type.



LOCAL company Forward Thinking Theatre presented David Harrower’s play, written in 2005 and making a return visit by popular demand, to a mixed audience of locals and students. The company, formed just a few months ago, is made up of graduates of the University of Winchester and it is great to see the spark and enthusiasm of artistic director Stephen Love at the beginning stages of forming his reputation as a director. Winchester Discovery Centre is generous in supporting all kinds of local talent, which feeds an alternative programme of art, dance, film and theatre.



Propeller's Pocket Dream In Poole

Propeller bring their critically-acclaimed sixty minute version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Tuesday 14 October. Directed by Edward Hall, the production is a revival of the first ever ‘Pocket Propeller’ initiative, which is designed to provide the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young people.

Chris Bonington Regent Centre Talk Postponed Until January

The Regent Centre management are very sorry to announce that the show, Sir Chris Bonington: Life & Times on Thursday 2 October 7.30pm, has had to be postponed until Tuesday 27 January 7.30pm owing to Sir Chris’ ill health.

The Regent Centre management regret any inconvenience caused to ticket holders and they may retain their tickets and use them on the re-arranged date for the show on Tuesday 27 January 7.30pm.  Alternatively, if anyone would prefer a refund, please bring the tickets in to the Regent Centre Box Office in person or ring the Box Office on 01202 499199.

Royal Ballet's Manon Live By Satellite To Regent Centre

The first in a short season of live satellite broadcasts from the Royal Ballet in London to the big screen at the Regent in Christchurch will be Manon on Thursday 16 October at 7.15pm.  This will be followed by broadcasts of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Tuesday 16 December at 7.15pm; Swan Lake on Tuesday 17 March at 7.15pm and La Fille Mal Garde on Tuesday 5 May at 7.15pm

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From Mansfield With Love

Auditions for Foot In The Door’s upcoming Youtube Series - From Mansfield With Love, an adaptation of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, a project led by Kimberley James.

Please be aware the auditions will include a camera test.

1st Audition - 4th October 7.30pm -10.00pm
2nd Audition (only for those who cannot attend the first) 5th October 1pm - 3pm

We are filming in Winchester, UK and the surrounding area, with some site-specific filming elsewhere.

The Ladykillers

At Bournemouth Little Theatre in February 2015 - The Ladykillers by Graham Lineham - Director – Paul Nelson.

The Brides Of March

BOURNEMOUTH Little Theatre will shortly be holding auditions for The Brides of March, written by John Chapman and to be dIrected by Don Cherrett.

Performance dates  - Mon 8th to Sat 13th December 2014 at Bournemouth Little Theatre, Jameson Road, Winton.

Play reading at same venue - Fri 19th September at 7.30pm

Auditions at same venue - Sun 21st September at 7.30pm