24 May • I Am Beast

 

An outstanding piece of theatre from start to finish. Raw and dark… this is a show that everyone should see.” The Buxton Review 

What happens when the wildest parts of our imagination take control? After the death of her mother, Ellie escapes into her own fantasy world of comic book superheroes and bewitching strangers, recreating herself as the ultimate vigilante.

Running amidst dark alleyways and sinister villains, she soon meets the wild and mysterious Beast and together they seek revenge. But as the walls of her new world begin to crumble, Ellie must finally face the truth behind her fantasies.

A visually stunning exploration of the power of grief and childish imagination, IAM BEAST was developed with teenagers, therapists, psychiatrists and neurologists with support from an Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust and funding from Arts Council England.

Also at Bridport Arts Centre.

Wed 24 May
Theatre – Corn Exchange
8pm (Doors and bar 7.30pm)
£12 / £10 Members & Concessions) / £5 Live for 5

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16 June • Jay Phelps Quartet


Trumpeter Jay Phelps came to our attention playing superbly in the Miles Davis role in Kind of Blue – Revisited (Sept 2016) and he now returns with his own Quartet.

This group of young musicians dedicated to contemporary jazz play with a clear understanding of what is both modern and traditional. The fresh and exciting band plays a mixed set of original compositions from the band leader and arrangements of jazz standards.

Friday 16 June
8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)
Corn Exchange
£12 / £10 members & concessions / £5 Live for 5

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4 August • Orchestra Of Samples

664043In association with the One World Festival, Dorchester welcomes Addictive TV with their project Orchestra of Samples. The group have spent the last five years filming improvised sessions with more than 200 artists playing all manner of instruments in over twenty five countries, from singers in Bhutan to musicians playing bagpipes made from whole goats, via Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier, and Motörhead’s original drummer Lucas Fox.

The project comes together to make an unforgettable live audio-visual event, for which they will be joined by Dorchester’s own Glyn “Bigga” Bush.

Friday 4 August
8pm
Corn Exchange
£12 / £10 members & concessions / £5 Live for 5
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