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Welcome to Scene One

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

You’ll find news, audition details, previews and reviews, plus links to theatre groups, education, training and more.

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John Newth, Editor

LATEST REVIEWS

God Of Carnage
Chesil Theatre kicked of their Golden Jubilee season with God of Carnage by French writer Yasmina Reza, and the small venue was packed to view this latest offering from the group. The play is intense, lasts about one and a half hours, without an interval, and is the story of how two sets of parents are thrust together after their respective children have a fight in the school playground.

LATEST NEWS AND PREVIEWS

10x10
Chesil Theatre, Winchester, will be welcoming to the stage ten completely new short plays in their 10x10 New Writing Festival, which takes place on 8 and 9 October 2016.
John Godber double bill
Southampton University Players Theatre Company present a double bill – John Godber’s Bouncers and Shakers – from 4-8 October at the Stage Door, Southampton.
The ladies come to Lyndhurst
The Lyndhurst Drama & Musical Society's next production is Amanda Whittington's very funny comedy, Ladies' Day. Work, love and life are just one long hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome,
An all-black Hamlet
For the first time in Britain, an all-black cast present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy on tour when Hamlet opens a three-night run at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 20 October.

LATEST AUDITIONS

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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