25 June • Twelfth Night (Rain or Shine)

The first in our series of outdoor theatre, Rain or Shine Theatre Company, widely acclaimed for their magical open air productions, transport you to a land where nothing is quite what it seems. When Viola finds herself shipwrecked and separated from her brother, she sets foot upon Illyria’s sandy shore. Lost and alone, she disguises herself as a man and sets forth. Before long, chaos ensues as mistaken identity, love, pride and alcohol set a host of much loved characters on a series of hilarious adventures. Hopeless romantics, drunken knights, a pompous steward and fools galore abound in one of Mr. William Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies. “If music be the food of love, play on!” Sure to delight family audiences from age 6 to 96, this is an ideal choice for an outdoor theatrical event.

Bring a chair!

Sunday 25 June
7pm (refreshments from 6pm)
Maumbury Rings
£12 / £10 (Members & Concessions) / £35 family ticket (max. 2 adults)

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13 July • The Third Policeman • Miracle Theatre

miracle_ffitch_ARTWORK_v2Miracle Theatre return with their adaptation of The Third Policeman, one of the comic masterpieces of European literature: a surreal adventure, with hilarious characters, streaks of dark humour and an unforgettable plot twist.

Since its publication in 1967, it has collected legions of fans and earned its author, Flann O’Brien, a worldwide reputation as one of Ireland’s great comic geniuses.

It takes us to a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and the Marx Brothers, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped and night is actually an accumulation of black air; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland…

Written by Flann O’Brien, adapted by Bill Scott, Meiert Avis & Robert Bayley.

Thursday 13 July
7.30pm
Corn Exchange
£12 / £10 (Members and Concessions)

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24 August • The HandleBards: As You Like It

664045The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ like no other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

And what’s the play about? Well – Rosalind and Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity. Also at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis and Bridport Arts Centre

Thursday 24 August
7.30pm
Maumbury Rings

Bring a chair!
£12 / £10 (Members & Concessions) / £35 family ticket (max. 2 adults)

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