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
Bristol Grammar School's firework display returns this year on Saturday 10th November, gates will open at 6:15pm and the fireworks will start at 7:30pm.
A Fantastical Beasts inspired dance showcase. Revelio merges a collection of pieces that explore the themes and plot of this magical world and narrative.
The typewriter starts and the magic begins. The year is 1920 and the world for a 'no-maj' is about to be blown wide open as we take that step inside the case and reveal the magic and darkness inside.
One of the biggest stars of UK comedy right now, James Acaster toured the country last year with a staggering three show ‘Trelogy’, performing Recognise, Represent and Reset consecutively over three nights in each venue. These three shows plus Recap form the Netflix series Repertoire - the first ever stand up mini series with an overarching narrative. In 2017 James also released his debut book Classic Scrapes, making the Sunday Times bestseller list.
"Weaving together unlikely strands in his routines to form bizarre, even beautiful, comic structures" The Telegraph
BGS take on School of Rock the Musical! Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight –A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?
Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness and self-esteem.
‘One of the most honest, moving and incredibly funny sets I’ve seen in a very long time.’ ***** The Herald
As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle.
Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2018.
Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show 2016.
Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2018
Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. Character comedian Kieran Hodgson returns with the epic and surprising tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place.
On a deeply personal quest for understanding, Kieran perfects a series of obsolete impressions and discovers that the 70s were about more than just TISWAS, the colour born and the words ‘Let’s go on strike again’.
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Star of Radio 4’s Earworms and Lance, and as seen regularly on BBC2’s Two Doors Down, Upstart Crow and Dad’s Army: We’re Doomed.
‘A terrific show’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘There’s a delicious perfectionism here to the writing, structure and delivery that puts most other shows to shame’ ★★★★★The Telegraph
‘Ravishingly entertaining, informative, full of insight and plenty of laughs’ ★★★★The Times
‘Incredible dense in laughs…it’s not half as niche as it sounds, and ten times funnier’ ★★★★ Chortle