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Only Fools And Boycie: An intimate evening with John Challis

Only Fools And Boycie: An intimate evening with John Challis

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Wednesday 16 Sep 20208:00pm Book Now (Not Open For Sale)
George Egg: Movable Feast

George Egg: Movable Feast

Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 comes a BRAND NEW comedy-and-cooking show for 2020 from the award-winning stand-up who makes real gourmet food live on stage.


Real gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.


Friday 18 Sep 20208:00pm Book Now (Not Open For Sale)
Martin Harley

Martin Harley

Last at the Corn Exchange in 2017 with Daniel Kimbro, Martin Harley makes a welcome return with an intimate solo acoustic show. Through his road worn song writing style he explores hopes and fears for fast changing times. Slide guitar, as always is at the root of Martins sound, mirroring his whisky soaked northern breeze vocals.

Wednesday 23 Sep 20208:00pm Book Now
Lawrence: After Arabia - followed by Director Q&A

Lawrence: After Arabia - followed by Director Q&A

This brand new film tells the compelling story of the last years of T.E. Lawrence’s life and his mysterious death following a motorcycle accident. With influential friends Lawrence had many powerful enemies. Was it an accident or an assassination?


Shot in Dorset with a mainly local cast and crew, it stars Brian Cox (Succession), Hugh Fraser (Poirot, Sharpe), Michael Maloney, Nicole Ansari Cox and Tom Barber Duffy in the title role.


Both showings will be followed by a Q&A with the Director with Director/Producer/Writer Mark J.T. Griffin.  

Sunday 11 Oct 20203:00pm Book Now
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Mary Anning: The Mad Woman of Lyme’ (AsOne theatre Company)

Mary Anning: The Mad Woman of Lyme’ (AsOne theatre Company)

It is 1846, and the little town of Lyme Regis, Dorset is battered by howling winter-gales. Dying and increasingly dependent on Laudanum, Mary Anning is haunted by hallucinations of old friends, enemies and even the dinosaurs she spent her life hacking out of the living rock. Into this world of dreams walks a man she never thought she would see again and attempts to find a resolution to their enigmatic relationship. A gripping story about life and death; frustration and achievement; dreams and memories of long, long ago.

Wednesday 14 Oct 20208:00pm Book Now
Nick Cope Family Concert

Nick Cope Family Concert

Nick Cope's family performances are legendary! If you haven't heard his songs or seen his shows before, come and find out what you're missing.  Nick has been writing, recording and performing music for families for over ten years and has established a fanatical army of little people and their parents from all over the world. His six albums of original songs have become a must have for thousands and thousands of young families.

Sunday 25 Oct 20202:00pm Book Now
Ninebarrow Band

Ninebarrow Band

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.


For the first time, the duo will not only be joined by cellist and long-term collaborator, Lee MacKenzie, but also the extraordinary talent of John Parker on double bass and Evan Carson on percussion. With brand new songs and stunningly realised arrangements of some old favourites, The Ninebarrow Band promise something absolutely unique.


Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs. An evening with the duo isn't just an evening of great music - it's also a night of history, folklore, and storytelling.


The BBC Folk Award nominated duo released their latest album, ‘The Waters and the Wild’ in April 2018 to widespread critical acclaim. It was awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, and has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’. It also reached no.2 in the Amazon.co.uk Folk Chart.


Wednesday 28 Oct 20208:00pm Book Now (Not Open For Sale)
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

For over 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s. Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.

Sunday 1 Nov 20207:00pm Book Now
The Noise Nex Door: In Charge

The Noise Nex Door: In Charge

The charismatic quartet astonished us with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold when they visited in April. Now they’re charging back with a brand new show that will trample your expectations.


The quickest wits in comedy are putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways. Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other... Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy!

The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.

Sunday 8 Nov 20208:00pm Book Now
Sam Brookes

Sam Brookes

Inspired by the folk revivalists of the 60s, Brookes' pure voice, evocative lyrics and soaring melodies have made him a rising figure in the alt-folk scene.  Now in demand as a vocalist and collaborator, the long list of artists Brookes has worked with includes Scott Matthews, Lucy Rose, Newton Faulkner and Basement Jaxx.

Wednesday 11 Nov 20208:00pm Book Now
Calan 2020

Calan 2020

Following a storming gig in summer 2018, we’re delighted to welcome back Welsh folk supergroup Calan with their trademark brand of high-energy routines, verve and raw excitement. Expect stunning playing, beautiful songs and soaring harmonies...with added virtuoso step dancing! A special evening for firm fans and those new to the magic alike, come along and help us raise the roof.

Sunday 29 Nov 20208:00pm Book Now
Mad Dog Mcrea 2020

Mad Dog Mcrea 2020

Mad Dog Mcrea never fail to give us a great night out at the Corn Exchange, blending folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.  The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!

Friday 11 Dec 20208:00pm Book Now
The music of Led Zeppelin performed by Whole Lotta Led 2020

The music of Led Zeppelin performed by Whole Lotta Led 2020

Whole Lotta Led are five musicians dedicated to performing the music of Led Zeppelin with skill, passion and respect.


Now in their twenty-fourth year they are the longest running, professional tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin with their customary two and half hour shows receiving acclaim from Zeppelin lovers the length and breadth of the UK and abroad.


Since their formation in 1996 the band have continually led the field of Zep tributes and with over 1,500 shows to their name they have performed ‘Stairway To Heaven’ more than any other band in the world - INCLUDING Led Zeppelin.


“You’re getting great reviews, I wish you all the best” JIMMY PAGE

Saturday 16 Jan 20218:00pm Book Now
Sam Avery: Toddlergeddon

Sam Avery: Toddlergeddon

Join comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand-up, brand new for 2020. How do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon?

Age guidance: 16+

Friday 22 Jan 20218:00pm Book Now
The Navy Lark

The Navy Lark

Three classic episodes of the much-loved radio show The Navy Lark brought to life on stage. Originally featuring Leslie Philips, Ronnie Barker, Jon Pertwee and Dennis Price, the show ran from 1959 – 1977. Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy. When HMS Troutbridge docks at your local theatre it’s going to be “Ev’rybody Down!” For an evening of nostalgic belly laughs. So “Bung Ho!” and secure your tickets now.

Sunday 24 Jan 20212:30pm Book Now
Budapest Café Orchestra 2020

Budapest Café Orchestra 2020

They’ve wowed us time and again and now they’re back with another blistering programme of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the world. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires -  plus a few surprises along the way -  they are hugely entertaining and have immense skill and profound musicianship.  A show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!  

Friday 26 Feb 20218:00pm Book Now
Great Expectations (Cyphers Theatre Co.)

Great Expectations (Cyphers Theatre Co.)

Cyphers blew us away with last year’s fun and fresh adaptation of Northanger Abbey. Now they return with their gripping adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless novel. Brought to life through their characteristic style of multi-roling casts and fast-paced action.

Sunday 7 Mar 20217:00pm Book Now
Miranda Sykes: Behind The Wall

Miranda Sykes: Behind The Wall

After a career spanning over 20 years, Miranda Sykes - best known as singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ - is returning to her roots as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar.


Behind The Wall is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are heading; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities & societies & where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant & beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect & maybe even empower us.

Friday 19 Mar 20218:00pm Book Now
Spinning The Moon (DCPA)

Spinning The Moon (DCPA)

Dorchester Community Plays Association has been staging performances for the past 30 years, with Spinning the Moon. Spring 2020 sees their seventh play, Spinning the Moon, take to the stage. With a cast of more than 100 and a full musical team led by local actor and musician Tim Laycock, Spinning the Moon is a compelling tale set shortly after the War of the Roses. Blending historical fact and fiction, drama and comedy, it will easily be one of the most powerful pieces of theatre you will see all year.

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Waiting For Godot (Theatre Nation)

Waiting For Godot (Theatre Nation)

Theatre Nation bring their wit, humour and flair for highly expressive physical theatre to Samuel Beckett's masterpiece of modern drama, once famously described as 'a play in which nothing happens - twice'.


Hilarious, poignant and unforgettable, Waiting For Godot tells the story of two tramps on a lonely Irish road awaiting the appearance of a mysterious character...called Godot. They while away the time by quarrelling, making up, contemplating suicide, trying to sleep, eating a carrot and gnawing on some chicken bones...

Wednesday 21 Apr 20218:00pm Book Now