Year 6 proudly present their end of year performance -
Mary Poppins - a magical musical!
A practically perfect nanny transforms the Banks family with the jolly useful mantra:
‘in every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.’
Bring the whole family to be swept away by the east wind to a world that is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Virtuoso Dance Championships
Saturday 23rd June – Sunday 24th June 2018
Virtuoso is back in 2018 for another festival of dance! Dancers of all ages and backgrounds are joining us from all over the South West to compete in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Street Dance, Musical Theatre and Acro.
SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 2018
10am Mini Classical Ballet Solo
10.16am Junior Classical Ballet Solo
10.44am Mini Character Solo
10.48am Junior Character Solo
11.04am Mini Modern Solo
11.20am Junior Modern Solo Age 9
11.34am Junior Modern Solo Age 10/11
11.58am Mini Jazz Solo
12.12pm Junior Jazz Solo
12.20pm Mini Musical Theatre/Song and Dance Solo
12.34pm Junior Musical Theatre/Song and Dance Solo
SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 2018
1.15pm Mini Lyrical Solo
1.21pm Junior Contemporary/Lyrical Solo Age 9
1.33pm Junior Contemporary/Lyrical Solo Age 10/11
1.55pm Mini Tap Solo
2.01pm Junior Tap Solo
2.17pm Mini Street Solo
2.21pm Junior Commercial/Street Dance Solo
2.31pm Mini Open Duet
2.43pm Junior Ballet Duet
2.49pm Junior Modern/Jazz Duet
3.01pm Junior Lyrical/Contemporary Duet
3.07pm Junior Commercial/Street Dance Duet
3.16pm Junior Tap Duet
3.19pm Mini Jazz Group/Troup
3.25pm Junior Classical Ballet Group
3.28pm Junior Modern/Jazz Group
3.34pm Junior Musical Theatre Group
3.37pm Junior Contemporary/Lyrical Group
3.52pm Junior Jazz Troup
SUNDAY 24TH JUNE 2018
10am Senior Ballet Solo
10.08am Open Ballet Solo
10.14am Senior Character Solo
10.16am Open Character Solo
10.20am Senior Modern Solo
10.46am Modern/Jazz Solo Age 14+
11am Senior Lyrical Solo – Age 12/13
11.20am Senior Lyrical Solo – Age 14/15
11.42am Open Lyrical/Contemporary Solo
11.56am Senior Contemporary Solo
12.08pm Tap Solo Age 12+
12.24pm Senior Musical Theatre Solo
12.32pm Open Musical Theatre Solo
12.42pm Senior/Open Commercial/Street Dance Solo
12.46pm Acro Solo (All Ages)
SUNDAY 24TH JUNE 2018
1.15pm Senior Modern/Jazz Duet/Trio
1.33pm Open Modern/Jazz Duet
1.42pm Senior Tap Duet
1.45pm Open Musical Theatre Duet
1.48pm Open/Senior Lyrical/Contemporary Duet/Trio
2.12pm Senior/Open Commercial/Street Dance Duet/Trio
2.33pm Senior Contemporary Group
2.48pm Senior Lyrical Group
2.54pm Senior Classical Ballet Group
3pm Senior Musical Theatre Group
3.06pm Senior Modern/Jazz Group
3.12pm Open Contemporary/Lyrical Group/Troup
3.18pm Commercial/Street Dance Troup/Group All Ages
NB times and categories are subject to change
This is not my body. This is not my body. This is not my body.
After the sell-out international tour of Smother, 201’s award-winning hip-hop theatre returns with SKIN: a boy’s intimate journey of gender transition to discover a body that feels like home.
Fusing urban and contemporary styles with an original score, choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of 7 dancers in a fast paced, emotionally driven story of family, identity and belonging.
***** “201 have created a masterpiece of human sensitivity” - EdFringe Review
***** “Thrilling...Thought provoking” - The Wee Review
***** “Beautiful...Uplifting” - Voice Mag UK
**** "Packs an emotional punch,steering Hip Hop into fresh territory" - The Times
Suitable for 12+
Twisted Tales is a hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies that reveal the darkness under the domestic, the lengths people will go to for love and how to wash blood stains out of a carpet.
WHY HAVE three strangers; a brash Bristolian, a Cockney wide-boy & an introverted blogger been summoned to play a deadly locked-room mystery?
WHO IS the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for her to return and “thing I can’t say” to begin.
HOW WILL two children’s TV presenters dispose of a corpse before time runs out? All they have is their wits, their arts and crafts skills and a foul-mouthed, criminal genius glove puppet.
Join us for an anarchic night of Twisted Tales and consider “how far would you go to get what you want?”
Suitable for ages 14+
Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson
Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. Throughout his legendary career, Colin has won countless awards from wildlife festivals and events around the world. He's lived first hand with tigers for many years in India, filmed some of the most renowned natural history sequences in his homeland of Ireland and now for the first time will be sharing his hair-raising stories with UK theatre audiences this autumn.
Illustrated with his own stunning film footage and photography, the talk promises unique natural history stories and special wildlife encounters in what promises to be a spell binding evening.
* Show suitable for all ages.
* 2 hours running time including interval
Dorchester Arts and Poonamallee Productions present
A Pure Woman
a new play by Simon Reade based on Christopher Nicholson’s novel ‘Winter’
Based on true events, Thomas Hardy, 84, has an affair of the heart with the 20-something Dorset woman playing Tess in the local amateur Hardy Players’ production - which drives Hardy’s second wife, Florence, in her 40s, into a jealous rage. Within this highly theatrical love triangle, a deeply moving portrait of a marriage in extremis is played out. Adapted from Christopher Nicholson’s highly acclaimed novel Winter.
***** “Ravishing” Telegraph
“Absolutely first rate” New York Review of Books
“Pitch perfect” Times
In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing.
Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this awe-inspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.
‘Part of history of television’ – Mark Thompson, Former Director General, BBC
‘This is a hugely exciting venture for me. I can’t wait to travel the UK and share my experiences of some of the most testing, but also wonderfully inspiring, corners of the globe’ – Benedict Allen