Fri 23 March • Hardeep Singh Kohli: Alternative, Fact.


Critically acclaimed comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli brings his show to Dorchester following its successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Join Hardeep as he gives his unique take on the political climate combined with his trademark ‘quick-witted patter’ ★★★★ (The Skinny).

‘Something quite special… in-between the laughter are stories of genuine power’ ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby

‘Immensely Funny’ – Daily Express

‘Enigmatic, entertaining and deserving of his long, loud round of applause’ ★★★★ – The Wee Review

‘Kohli navigates the subject matter with a unique grace and style, balanced with some fabulous punchlines’ ★★★★-  Fest

‘Consistently thought-provoking’ ★★★★- Voice

23 March 2018
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£15 / £13 Members and concessions / £5 Live for 5



Sat 24 March • Teechers • Blackeyed Theatre

Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions?  Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

Tickets just £5 for ages 14-25

These rave reviews say it all!

“Hilarious” – The Stage

“Top of the class – 10/10” – British Theatre Guide

“An excellent production… a definite straight A” – Your Harlow

“What a winner” – Love Shrewsbury

“Wonderfully funny” – Cuckoo Review

“A non-stop laugh a minute romp” – Grapevine

“A tremendous must-see performance” – Ipswich Spy

“Blackeyed Theatre get an A* for Teechers” – Hereford Times

“Non-stop funny” – Get Reading

“A hilarious and timeless production” – Film and TV Now


Saturday 24 March
2.30pm & 8.00pm
Dorchester Corn Exchange



Thur 29 March • Mark Steel • Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright


Interesting, engaging, funny’ ***** The Mirror

**** The Times

This time last year, Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s all gone to absolute s***!  But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.

Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.

Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz.  He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has written several acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.

**** The Guardian
**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’
**** Sunday Times ‘Profound yet funny’
**** The Scotsman ‘Frank, dryly funny’

Thursday 29 March 2018
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£15 / £13 members & concessions
(subject to a £1 Future Fund Levy that will be added at checkout)

Age Guidance 14+ (likely to be swearing and adult content)

Sat 7 & Sun 8 April • Crimes Under The Sun • New Old Friends

A secluded island hotel just off the English coast becomes a crime scene, as a scandal-inducing femme-fatale is felled. All the guests on the island are suspects, but are they alone and is this the first crime this idyllic island has witnessed?

A comedy thriller featuring four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that romps along in New Old Friends’ trademark inventive style. Inspired by Agatha Christie, Hitchcock and film noir, you are invited on an hilarious but murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat. Directed by James Farrell (Associate Director The 39 Steps, West End).

‘Hugely entertaining…terrific fun’ The Scotsman (on The Falcon’s Malteser) ★★★★

‘A mesmerising mix of murder, mayhem and laugh-out-loud comedy… echoes of those word-play specialists the Two Ronnies.’

The Stage (on Crimes Against Christmas) ★★★★

Saturday 7 April, 8pm
Sunday 8 April, 3pm
Dorchester Corn Exchange
(doors & bar ½ hr before performance)
£13 / £11 members & concessions / £5 Live for 5

Sat 14 & Sun 15 April • Dad’s Army Radio Hour

James Seabright presents
Dad’s Army Radio Hour

Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft

Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane
Directed by Owen Lewis

Sound design by Tom Lishman


Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Two actors, 25 characters and some of the greatest comedy scripts of all time. In this brilliant radio-style show based on favourite episodes from the legendary TV series, double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) use their mastery of the art of vocal impersonation, bringing to life all the wonderful personalities and brilliant lines from the pens of Jimmy Perry and David Croft. “Don’t tell him, Pike…”. Pure joy.

‘Classic British comedy recreated by two classic performers.  A show not to miss.’  Southside Advertiser ★★★★★

Saturday 14 April, 8pm
Sunday 15 April, 3pm
Dorchester Corn Exchange
(doors & bar half hour before performance)
£15 / £13 members & concessions

Sun 22 April • Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Jay Foreman is a musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“With dark humour and wordplay reminiscent of Roald Dahl, he should more often than not grab the attention of even the most reluctant child..” ★★★★

“My fellow child-wranglers laughed happily, probably even louder than their enthralled kids.” ThreeWeeks ★★★★

“Disturbingly catchy… my daughter was still singing about caterpillar sick right up until bedtime!” One4Review ★★★★

‘Classy and funny… Victoria Wood for the Spotify generation’ Chortle

‘Heartily recommended’ Fest

Sunday 22 April
Dorchester Corn Exchange
2.30pm (doors 2pm)
£9 / £7 members & concessions / £28 family ticket (max. 2 adults)
Age guidance: 6+