17 December • A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, and other pieces • Ligeti Quartet - A festive musical treat from one of the UK’s leading contemporary string quartets. Adam and Charlotte Caird/Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales This wonderful adaptation for strings and narrator of A Child’s Christmas in... Read More » 18 December • Frozen Singalong - As we always have such an enchanting time with Elsa, Anna and the crew, we decided to do it all over again this season. Disney’s Frozen will be shown on the big screen once more... Read More » 20 December • The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmassness - Ho, Ho, Ho! Squashbox Theatre’s new family show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, stockings and sleigh bells to cookies, crackers, presents and puddings! Meet a snowman who lives in... Read More » Wed 10 Jan (Gala Premiere) & Fri 12 Jan • Kinetics Film Showings - Kinetics DT2 Productions, in association with Band Films and Dorchester Arts What can a teenage boy who is into free running and a middle-aged woman with Parkinson’s possibly have in common? The desire... Read More » Fri 19 January • The Surfin’ Birds • Fuelled by Cider - The Surfin’ Birds (Fuelled by Cider) The Surfin’ Birds have earned a reputation for being one of the most exciting live acts in the area, and have been making waves further afield with stand-out appearances at... Read More » Sat 20 January • A Viennese Whirl • Swansea City Opera - A VIENNESE WHIRL! The acclaimed Swansea City Opera presents a captivating production – A Viennese Whirl, evoking the magic and music of Vienna and transporting audiences to the banks of the dreamy Danube River.... Read More » Sun 21 January • Code Breakers • The Story of Enigma (Dr Mark Baldwin) - Codebreakers is one of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories. Allied Codebreakers deciphered a vast number of German secret messages and used the intelligence gained to hasten Allied victory. Dr Mark Baldwin provides an... Read More » Wed 24 January • Sultans of String - Three times JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees Sultans of String are an “energetic and exciting band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and Cuban... Read More » Sat 27 Jan • Bessie Smith • Empress of Blues & Jazz - BESSIE SMITH “EMPRESS OF THE BlUES” Bessie Smith (15th April 1894 – 26th September 1937) Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.... Read More » 9 February 2018 • Emily Maguire - A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist with five albums and two books to her name, Emily Maguire is truly “a talent to be reckoned with” (R2 Magazine), her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances... Read More » Sat 10 February • The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - The Pasadena Roof Orchestra A vintage dance band in every sense of the word! For 45 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the... Read More » Sun 11 February • The Sagas of Noggin The Nog - The Sagas of Noggin the Nog In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the Men of the Northlands sit... Read More » Wed 14 February • John Hudson, Mario Lanza and Me - John Hudson, Mario Lanza, and Me It’s 1973. I’m a boy living in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and we’re going through another bloomin’ power cut. My life is about to change completely and forever. Sitting... Read More » Fri 16 February • We Are The Lions, Mr Manager (Townsend Productions) - We Are The Lions, Mr Manager (Townsend Productions) We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager! is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Strike. She not only stood up for... Read More » Thurs 22 & Wed 28 February • Thomas Hardye School Musical Showcases - Thomas Hardye School Musical Showcases The Thomas Hardye School presents a concert series of solo performances by sixth-form students who are taking Music A-level. As ever, there will be a great variety of music and a great deal... Read More » Sat 24 Feb • The Wildes - The Wildes Will and Dani Wilde have wowed audiences here with their solo shows, and now they come together at the Corn Exchange for a special ‘Live and Unplugged’ gig. Dani (on vocals and guitar)... Read More » Fri 16 March • The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars • The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook - The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars return to Dorchester. Their new show features songs made famous by the many vocalists and artists... Read More » Sun 18 March • I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo - I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo (Wizard Presents) Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s treasured story to life. This intimate show is set in a library full of books... Read More » 23 March 2018 • Hardeep Singh Kohli: Alternative, Fact. - HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI: ALTERNATIVE, FACT. The Radio 4 favourite, BAFTA winner and regular on BBC’s Question Time, This Week and Daily Politics tours a brand new show following its critically acclaimed run performed to packed... Read More » 29 March 2018 • 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,... Read More »
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