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Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel (Lucy Stevens)

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel (Lucy Stevens)

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel is a new one-woman play with music by Lucy Stevens (Ethel Smyth: Grasp The Nettle, Kathleen Ferrier: Whatalife!) that weaves the life of Virginia Woolf, as expressed in her own words, with music and songs by female composers who were her contemporaries - much of which is out of print and rarely performed.

Sunday 30 Jan 20228:00pm Book Now
Mike Denham with Julia Titus and Steve Graham

Mike Denham with Julia Titus and Steve Graham

Welcoming back Mike back for the latest of his popular SpeakEasy nights. His guest is actress, poet, singer and songwriter Julia Titus, otherwise known as Ma Bessie.


Among her talents is the ability convincingly to put over the songs of that great blues & vaudeville singer of the 1920s, Bessie Smith.  


Expect to hear classics including 'Careless Love', ‘Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out’, ‘Gimme A Pig Foot (And A Bottle Of Beer)’, and of course 'Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight', all delivered with verve and style.


Wednesday 9 Feb 20228:00pm Book Now
The Comedy Network Feb

The Comedy Network Feb

Come and unwind after a stressful week at one of our Comedy Network comedy club shows. Gather your friends, grab a drink from the bar and enjoy laugh out loud comedy from some of the hottest comedians on the circuit.

Thursday 10 Feb 20228:00pm Book Now
Police Dog Hogan 2022

Police Dog Hogan 2022

Combining guitar, fiddle, banjo, accordion, trumpet, bass and drums, the mosaic of sounds and songs created by this 7-piece outfit has been gathering accolades for more than ten years at their ‘now-legendary’ live gigs. The band’s eagerly-awaited new album ‘Overground’ has been described as ‘their best ever’ and they’ll play tracks from it, as well as some of their most-loved songs on their long-awaited return to Dorchester.


Saturday 12 Feb 20228:00pm Book Now
I, ELIZABETH  (Dyad Productions)

I, ELIZABETH (Dyad Productions)

Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried – but who was the woman beneath the crown?

Wednesday 16 Feb 20228:00pm Book Now
The Greatest Magician

The Greatest Magician

A DAZZLING new MAGIC SHOW - presented by the magician most famous for jamming the BBC

switchboards are he correctly predicted the lottery. This astonishing, enigmatic, five star rated magic show

will leave you aching from laughter and dizzy in disbelief.

Friday 18 Feb 20228:00pm Book Now
The Snow Beast (Scratchworks Theatre)

The Snow Beast (Scratchworks Theatre)

Test tubes bubble, experiments explode and new inventions whirr for the Science Academy’s Final Exams. But Faina’s got a problem… her project has unexpectedly burst into flames! Join Faina and her owl assistant Maude as they set off on an action-packed exploration, encountering extraordinary spectacles and mountainous obstacles as they battle through the wild, wintry wilderness in search of the truth about the Snow Beast.


A captivating collision of storytelling, original music, beautiful puppetry and interactive science experiments, inspiring budding scientists of all ages.


Age Guidance: 6+

Sunday 20 Feb 20223:00pm Book Now
The First Time

The First Time

Conceived, written and performed by theatre-maker and HIV activist Nathaniel Hall (It’s A Sin), First Time smashes through the stigma of HIV.  


The show accompanies Nathaniel’s continued activism to break down the stigma associated with the disease through talks, participatory projects, education and outreach.  


Everything in First Time is true. Based on Nathaniel’s own story of contracting the virus from his first sexual encounter aged just 16, First Time is a ‘hilarious and heart breaking’ play that transforms audiences into HIV allies.  


Through First Time, we are radically changing public attitudes to HIV, blending arts with health and education, the show never feels like a lecture, but packs a punch in its messaging.

 

First Time was originally commissioned by Waterside Arts and Creative Industries Trafford and is supported by Arts Council England.  

Wednesday 23 Feb 20228:00pm 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.

Friday 25 Feb 20228:00pm Book Now
Nicholas McCarthy (piano)

Nicholas McCarthy (piano)

Born without his right hand, Nicholas McCarthy is considered as one of Britain’s most exciting and dynamic young performers having inspired millions globally with his acclaimed performances, recordings and passion for music.


Nicholas is a champion of the dynamic world of left hand repertoire, a repertoire that first came into being in the early 19th Century and developed following WW1. Join him for an evening of melody and virtuosity including pieces by Gershwin, Bach/Brahms and Rachmaninoff & some rare gems of the romantic period.

Sunday 27 Feb 20223:00pm Book Now
The Comedy Network Mar

The Comedy Network Mar

Come and unwind after a stressful week at one of our Comedy Network comedy club shows. Gather your friends, grab a drink from the bar and enjoy laugh out loud comedy from some of the hottest comedians on the circuit.

Thursday 3 Mar 20228:00pm Book Now
The Urban Voohoo Machine

The Urban Voohoo Machine

A collective of shadowy, London based, ne’er do wells, led by Norwegian born songwriter/frontman Paul-Ronney Angel. Featuring up to nine musicians at any given time, The ‘Machine mash-up guitars, twin drummers, fiddle, trumpet, tuba, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, harmonicas, saxophone, sousaphone and even empty bottles and tie racks to create their unique brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll.

Friday 4 Mar 20228:00pm Book Now
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

   Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with eclectic arrangements, virtuosic playing and vocal prowess.  With an exciting live set based around rootsy original songs, strong catchy riffs and exciting grooves; they mix old school tradition with contemporary flare and sophistication.

Saturday 5 Mar 20228:00pm Book Now
Top Secret: The Magic Of Science

Top Secret: The Magic Of Science

Fusing the mystery of magic with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hang on to your seats as we transform the venue into a real life science laboratory.


Experience the non-stop action packed interactive magical science experiments that will capture the imagination. Top Secret is a fast moving colourful magical science show filled with mystery, suspense, lots and lots of mess!


Top Secret will inspire and educate every young budding magician and scientist, as well as proving fun and exciting entertainment for all of the family.


Sunday 6 Mar 20222:30pm Book Now
An Evening Under Mars with the FB Pocket Orchestra

An Evening Under Mars with the FB Pocket Orchestra

£30pp to include a complimentary cocktail on arrival, glass of wine and delicious cheese platter!


Join us for a magical cabaret experience of music and marvelling underneath Luke Jerram’s beautiful sculpture Mars. Enjoy a Mars cocktail on arrival, then sample delicious cheese and a glass of wine as you admire this amazing piece of art. Then a performance from the FB Pocket Orchestra, the absolute best in jazz, blues & ragtime – including unique arrangements of musical classics you will recognise! All this and a full bar in the spectacular glow of the Red Planet.


Groups are welcome, with tables of six or more available.


Dress code – red, silver, or just fabulous!

Friday 11 Mar 20227:30pm Book Now
Miranda Sykes 2022

Miranda Sykes 2022

Since 2004 Miranda has been best known for her collaboration with Show of Hands but has toured with other bands, in duos, as a soloist and even fronting her own band. She has been ‘on the road’ for 25 years since the age of seventeen.


The Covid 19 Pandemic, despite the horror of the uncertainty and sadness it brought, also offered a time of reflection whilst ‘normal’ life ground to a halt and spawned a new way for many to access live music - through the internet.

Performing three-weekly concerts on Facebook between chemotherapy cycles for breast cancer became a lifeline for Miranda, reminding her of her own identity during a dark time. It also became a lifeline for many people who were unable to leave their homes to enjoy the music they love. Because of these concerts, Miranda decided to record a CD at home and ask her online audience to choose the songs to be featured on it.


The Farmhouse Sessions covers the whole of Miranda’s career and is a celebration of life and love in all its forms.


This tour is an opportunity for her to bring these beautiful songs to life on stage and use her voice to spread hope and happiness for all our futures.


Friday 18 Mar 20228:00pm Book Now
Moscow Drug Club '21

Moscow Drug Club '21

Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen & Bertolt Brecht, they provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.


You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club…this way please & mind the stairs!

Thursday 24 Mar 20228:00pm Book Now
DYT Seniors: The Ramayana Reset

DYT Seniors: The Ramayana Reset

Dorchester Youth Theatre Senior Company presents

The Ramayana Reset by Ayeesha Menon

As part of National Theatre Connections 2022


Join Zara, who has a decision to make….to like or not to like…. the latest Instagram post by her friendship group. All she has to help her decide, is a book. However, this is no ordinary book, it is the Ramayana, an epic adventure story featuring gods, demons, queens, sorcery, a giant half-monkey half-man taller than the tallest mountain, and a 10-headed evil tyrant. Will it help her make the right decision?

Thursday 31 Mar 20227:30pm Book Now
Friday 1 Apr 20227:30pm Book Now
Nadia Eide Live in Concert

Nadia Eide Live in Concert

Nadia Eide is a number one chart-topping classical crossover coloratura soprano and most recently a finalist on team Will.I.Am on The Voice UK.


Her soaring soprano voice singing spectacular reimagined classics is set to bring you an unforgettable night of music.

Saturday 2 Apr 20228:00pm Book Now
The Comedy Network Apr

The Comedy Network Apr

Come and unwind after a stressful week at one of our Comedy Network comedy club shows. Gather your friends, grab a drink from the bar and enjoy laugh out loud comedy from some of the hottest comedians on the circuit.

Previous Comedy Network acts include…

Russell Howard, John Oliver, Harry Hill, Bill Bailey, Lee Mack, Stewart Lee, Greg Davies, Al Murray, Noel Fielding, Ross Noble, Lucy Porter, Chris Ramsey, Roisin Conaty, Joe Wilkinson, Richard Herring, Dave Gorman, Jenny Eclair and many more.


April's line up to be announced...

Thursday 7 Apr 20228:00pm Book Now
Dracula in Space (Bowjangles)

Dracula in Space (Bowjangles)

Forget everything you think you know about string quartets, Bowjangles is an irreverent, anarchic group of genre spanners, bringing music, theatre and comedy together in a way you’ve never seen  before.


In this brand new show for 2022 the intrepid foursome are blasting off into outer space to meet a mysterious benefactor whose proposition seems a little too good to be true. But what happens when their lead violinist starts to act a little strangely?

Friday 8 Apr 20228:00pm Book Now
Seventh Avenue Arts present: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years

Seventh Avenue Arts present: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years

Critically-acclaimed as one of the greatest tribute shows in the world, Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years has toured extensively in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA, receiving standing ovations and selling out theatres night after night.

 

Fronted by Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, the show is a “masterpiece” (BBC Radio) in musicianship; which perfectly recreates the unmistakable sound of Simon & Garfunkel.


Featuring all the iconic songs, including The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the smash hit Bridge Over Troubled Water. This live concert experience is without a doubt the most authentic tribute to Simon & Garfunkel touring the world today.

Saturday 9 Apr 20228:00pm Book Now
The Bubble Show

The Bubble Show

Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes!


Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles! The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling and bubble art!


Actor, storyteller and Guinness World Bubble Record holder Eran Beckler is one of the top bubble artists in the world and brings you an interactive, fun, international award-winning bubble extravaganza!


Suitable for ages 3-12


Duration 60 minutes – No interval.

Thursday 14 Apr 20222:00pm Book Now
Calan (Kistvaen Tour)

Calan (Kistvaen Tour)

“A storming juggernaut of cool power-folk with a jaw-dropping repertoire. You can’t help but marvel at their astounding musicianship.” Folk Wales


In their first major post-lockdown tour one of Britain’s most innovative and thrilling bands will showcase their critically acclaimed new album Kistvaen. Recorded just before the pandemic, live performances of the album were suspended… until now.

 

Expect intricate, captivating melodies and mesmerising harmonies underpinned with foot-stamping, crowd-pleasing rhythms. Calan’s bewildering array of instruments includes guitars, fiddles, bagpipes, harps, accordions, vocals… and, likely as not, world-class step and clog dancing.


“Calan reach out beyond folk,” says Folk Radio UK, “breathing fire into old traditions with infectious, high voltage performances.” More info: www.calan-band.com


Friday 15 Apr 20228:00pm Book Now
The Sonas Family Circus Show

The Sonas Family Circus Show

All the way from Northern Ireland Father and son Martin and Logy take the traditional circus double act and give it a unique and modern twist.


This family friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will surprise you, and magic tricks that will make you go WOW! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots, and lots of laughing. Top class circus entertainment, and the two best beards in the business. This show is suitable for children and adults of all ages.


5+   60 minutes – no interval

Wednesday 20 Apr 20222:00pm Book Now
Juan Martin 2022

Juan Martin 2022

Juan Martín is a celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who was voted in the top three of guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player. He resides between London and Málaga, where he learnt his art.

Saturday 23 Apr 20228:00pm Book Now
Simon Parker: Riding Out

Simon Parker: Riding Out

Simon Parker is a travel writer and broadcaster who has reported from well over 100 countries for the BBC, The Telegraph and Amazon Prime. In this multimedia presentation of short films, photos, audio clips and anecdotes he talks about cycling 3,427 miles around ‘Pandemic Britain’ during 2020 and 2021.


He travelled to the furthest corners of Britain, including Shetland, Scilly, the Highlands, Cumbria and the North York Moors to find out how the pandemic had impacted people of all backgrounds. This is a ground level portrait of Britain, with dozens of unique stories. Farmers, fishermen, artists and musicians. Young, old, rich and poor.


Simon also talks about his own struggles with anxiety, bereavement and mental health.


The talk will be followed by a Q&A and his new book, Riding Out, will be available to purchase.


Sunday 24 Apr 20223:00pm Book Now
The Undercover Hippy 2022

The Undercover Hippy 2022

Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. Described by Tom Robinson (BBC6Music) as being “like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest and The Sleaford Mods”, his music brings together powerful messages, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove. Think Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Thursday 28 Apr 20228:00pm Book Now
The Unravelling Wilburys 2021

The Unravelling Wilburys 2021

A celebration of the music of The Traveling Wilburys and their rock icon members Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and George Harrison. They perform classics including Handle With Care, The Devil’s Been Busy, and End Of The Line, along with choice cuts such as Got My Mind Set On You, The Waiting, You’ve Got It, Mr Tambourine Man, Mr Blue Sky plus much more. Country/rock music at its very best, served up with a good helping of humour throughout.

Friday 29 Apr 20228:00pm Book Now
Hang Massive '22

Hang Massive '22

Danny Cudd and Markus Offbeat are leading exponents of the Hang and Handpan. Their first online video and music release Once Again introduced millions of people to these amazing new instruments and was the basis for a unique musical project. With scheduled single and album releases, a remix album in the works featuring notables musicians, and an anticipated new audio visual experience, this is not a show to be missed.

Wednesday 18 May 20228:00pm 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.

Friday 20 May 20228:00pm Book Now