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Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

Rhodri Miles returns to Dorchester Arts as Dylan Thomas following last year’s critically acclaimed performance as Richard Burton. Clown In The Moon (the title of a poem written when Dylan was 14) is a dramatic portrait of the poet's chaotic, frequently 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.

Thursday 1 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now
DYT: The Domino Effect

DYT: The Domino Effect

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. This is an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Thursday 8 Mar 20187:30pm Book Now
Friday 9 Mar 20187:30pm Book Now
Boadicea of Britannia St

Boadicea of Britannia St

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…


During the evening, there will be an opportunity to make a donation to (North Dorset) Women’s Refuge.

Saturday 10 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now
I Believe in Unicorns

I Believe in Unicorns

Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s treasured story to life. This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. I Believe in Unicorns sparks imagination in both young and old. We challenge you not to believe in unicorns after joining Tomas’ spellbinding journey. 'I Believe in Unicorns' also includes a 'book swap’, see our website for further details.

Sunday 18 Mar 20182:00pm Book Now
Sunday 18 Mar 20184:30pm Book Now
Dominoes

Dominoes

Mixed race history teacher, Layla McKinnon, is days away from saying ‘I do’ to Andy McKinnon. Already having the same surname as her fiancé used to be just a funny coincidence but now it threatens to drive them apart. Piecing together her family tree, 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 asks if the difficulties of the past will always pose a threat to the future and if discovering your identity means picking a side.

Wednesday 21 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now
Teechers

Teechers

Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions?  Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

Saturday 24 Mar 20182:30pm Book Now
Saturday 24 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now
A Heart at Sea

A Heart at Sea

Be enthralled by this epic folktale told on a miniature scale. Original song-writing tells the story of a Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Stunning visuals centre around a beautifully carved chest holding the secrets to the story. Intricate puppets are swept through this transforming wooden world as the Boy journeys through a heart-warming tale of whales, boats, and beards. Intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.

Wednesday 4 Apr 20182:30pm Book Now
Crimes Under The Sun

Crimes Under The Sun

Award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes Under the Sun, a comedy thriller directed by James Farrell (Associate Director - The 39 Steps, West End). The show features four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that romps along in the company’s trademark inventive style. Inspired by Agatha Christie, Hitchcock and film noir, you are invited on an hilarious but murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat.

Saturday 7 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now
Sunday 8 Apr 20183:00pm Book Now
The Immigrant

The Immigrant

A hilarious and heartwarming slapstick comedy inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s original film. This delightful show tells the story of people starting a new life in the West today. Based on hundreds of accounts of what it is like to come to live in an unfamiliar culture, the show is about the universal experience of trying to fit in when you stand out. Chris Michael has captured the spirit of the original film and re- worked the content to tell a story of modern times. The show is fully accessible for deaf audiences.

Wednesday 16 May 20188:00pm Book Now
The Cherry Orchard (MT)

The Cherry Orchard (MT)

Miracle Theatre makes a welcome return to Maumbury Rings, this time unpacking Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough? Cornwall’s award winning Miracle Theatre has developed a strong reputation for producing entertaining and dynamic adaptations of classic plays such as last year's The Third Policeman. Go and see for yourself this summer!

Friday 13 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now