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Your guide to what’s happening on the theatre scene from Bournemouth to Southampton and beyond.

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Christmas at the Regent
The Glad Rag Production Company is once again bringing the Christmas Spectacular to the Regent Centre stage. This talented company will bring together an evening of stunning dance routines, sparkling vocals and more than its fair share of laughter
Turn the clock back at the Tiv

Wimborne Musical Theatre are taking a trip back to the great musical sound of the ’50s and ’60s at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday 12 November.

Ayckbourn at Broadstone
Following this year's very successful series of Plays ’n’ Chips performances in September, Broadstone Players are now well into rehearsals for their next production: Alan Ayckbourn's comedy, RolePlay
From the Windy City to Winchester
The classic musical, Calamity Jane, blows in from the Windy City to Winchester’s Theatre Royal from 16 to 19 November. Director Liz Petley Jones’s production promises to be grittier than the squeaky clean Hollywood film version


Steel Magnolias
P&P Players are delighted to announce that their February 2017 production will be Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, to be directed by Virginia Harrington at Bournemouth Little Theatre from 23 to 25 February 2017.
Auditions For Constellations

Auditions will be held soon for Arena Theatre's production of Nick Payne's Constellations. A read-through will be held at Pokesdown Primary School, Boscombe, on 5 October at 7.30pm, with auditions on Sunday 9 October, also at 7.30.

The play will be performed at Romsey Plaza and The Lighthouse, Poole in February 2017.

Aladdin needs children
Budding young performers will have the opportunity to audition for Aladdin, this year’s magical family pantomime at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.
Turn Again
Broadstone Productions’ annual pantomime at the Broadstone War Memorial Hall next January will be Dick Whittington. Auditions for the production

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