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Chekhov's Shorts

Chekhov's Shorts

European Arts Company return with a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov, including The Evils of Tobacco, The Dimwit, The Bear, Swan Song and The Proposal.

Originally performed in Russian vaudeville theatres, these bittersweet plays are Chekhov at his comic best - before The Seagull got stuffed, Uncle Vanya fired blanks, The Three Sisters started moaning and The Cherry Orchard was 'car-parked'.

Also at Poole Lighthouse, Bridport Arts Centre & Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis Sponsored by Battens
Friday 24 Feb 20178:00pm Book Now


This exciting, immersive production for young people uses humour, movement and spoken word to portray the most challenging of emotions with courage and optimism.

When Ollie, Ashleigh and Raph are thrown together by a sudden death, they find themselves wrestling with the emotional consequences of this painful event. These three young people didn't go looking for suffering, but suffering found them anyway. Join them on their journey and stand side by side with them as they recover, survive and maybe even thrive.

Developed in collaboration with psychologists and inspired by true stories of young people, Thrive shows us what happens when three people dig deep and learn to live on.

Ages 14+, occasional strong language and emotional themes.
Friday 10 Mar 20178:00pm Book Now
The Eulogy Of Toby Peach

The Eulogy Of Toby Peach

Toby has come to deliver his Eulogy. Join him as he enters the (not so) exclusive Cancer Club; sample chemotherapy cocktails, select the perfect funeral playlist and marvel at Willy Wonka's life-saving stem cell machine.

From diagnosis to remission, relapse and treatment; experience a young man's journey with cancer in this honest, fascinating and inspiring exploration of modern science and the human body; discovery of self-mortality and celebration of life.

WINNER of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2015 WINNER of the VAULT Festival Pick of the Week Award 2016

'Heartfelt & buoyant'???? The Stage 'Inspiring & uplifting'????? Edinburgh Evening News

Sponsored by Battens
Wednesday 22 Mar 20178:00pm Book Now
DYT: Pronoun

DYT: Pronoun

Isabella and Josh are childhood sweethearts. It should be happy ever after. But it is not that simple, Isabella has now become a boy.

This is an engaging and thought-provoking story about transition, testosterone and love.

Written by Evan Placey the play was originally commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival.

Special school rates by agreement - contact:

Suitable for Ages 14+
Thursday 30 Mar 20177:30pm Book Now
Friday 31 Mar 20177:30pm Book Now
The Diary of A Hounslow Girl

The Diary of A Hounslow Girl

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a 16 year old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London.
From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus this is a funny, bold, provocative play highlighting the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family alongside the temptations and influences growing up in and around London.

This is the debut play from Ambreen Razia, a British Pakistani writer and actress.

Also at Bridport Arts Centre

Sponsored by Battens
Sunday 2 Apr 20178:00pm Book Now
We Are Bronte

We Are Bronte

We Are Brontë is a madcap physical interpretation of the Brontë myth, taking the real and imaginary worlds of the Yorkshire siblings as inspiration. With only a handful of props, the two masterful performers deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves.

"a mini comedic masterpiece...ambitious, risk-taking, edgy, just downright different." ***** StageTalk Magazine

"masters of their art" ****The Scotsman

Sponsored by Battens

Also at Poole Lighthouse & Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Friday 21 Apr 20178:00pm Book Now