Fri 12 July | A Perfect World | Miracle Theatre

  • Maumbury Rings, DT1 1QN
  • Friday 12 July
  • 7.30pm
  • £13 / £11 / £40 family (max. 2 adults)
  • 2 hours approx.
  • bring a chair and a picnic!

Dorchester Arts’ favourites Miracle Theatre present the story of a feisty young woman who ventures into a ‘Boys-Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure.

Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled.

Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true? A rollicking music-filled adventure touring the great outdoors this summer!

A rollicking music-filled adventure making the most of the great outdoors this summer!

Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams

Miracle is a touring theatre company based in Cornwall with a reputation for producing, comical, highly entertaining and thought provoking shows suitable for anyone & everyone.

Since 1979 they have been touring to the far flung corners of the South West. Miracles outdoor productions have become a ‘must do’ activity and pop up in unexpected and extraordinary, including gardens beaches, castles and clifftops.

Our guide to getting the best out of your evening

  • Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy afternoon or evening. Sun shades, sun cream, warm woollies, blankets, waterproofs and insect spray!

  • Bring your own seat – Low backed chairs, rugs and a cushion are always nice. Combine comfort and style!

  • Gather a posse! Bring friends and family (family tickets are available). The more the merrier for a fun day or night out!

  • Arrive Early – Pick a great spot and enjoy the atmospheric surroundings

  • Bring a Torch – It’s very helpful to safely find your way back to the car for evening performances.

  • Bring a Picnic – Although refreshments are also available from an hour before each performance.

 

Sat 23 March 2019 |Clare Teal and her Trio |Swing’s The Thing

  • Corn Exchange
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £23 / £21
  • 1 Hour 45 Mins

Jazz vocalist and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and her Trio feature the very best of popular music from the golden age of song in this upbeat and uplifting new show.

The evening will feature standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book and witty urbane song stylists of the 50’s & 60’s Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh & Dave Brubeck. There’s always a nod to more contemporary writers and originals too.

Clare and her Trio’s fabulous arrangements interspersed with warm and witty storytelling guarantee a night to be remembered.

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926

Sat 30 Mar | Flanders and Swann: At The Drop of (Another) Hippopotamus

  • Corn Exchange
  • Sat 30 Mar
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £17 / £15

Comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins return with another selection of songs from those ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. They have starched their beards and trimmed their dinner jackets, and are ready to bring you an evening of wit and wordplay.

Lifelong fans and the uninitiated alike will delight to see the boys breathe new life into all the classics, The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and many more – plus a few new hidden gems along the way!

By arrangement with the estates of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

‘Such energy and relish… caught the period remarkably well… well worth seeing’ The Independent

Having delighted audiences across the globe for the past decade, the Rolls Royce of Flanders and Swann show is now coming to Dorchester!

So join Duncan, Tim and the Hippo for the most sublime Flanders and Swann show since… well, since Flanders and Swann themselves!

By arrangement with the estates of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926

Sat 18 May | Colin Sell: Clueless at the Keys

  • Dorchester Corn Exchange
  • Saturday 18 May
  • 8.00pm
  • £15 / £13 members and concessions
  • 2 Hours (approx)
  • Seated

I’m Sorry I haven’t a Clue’s much maligned pianist Colin Sell talks and sings at the keyboard in an evening of anecdotes about his life in comedy and music – on radio, in cabaret and on stage, working with the likes of Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Dora Bryan and Nicholas Parsons among many.

He also performs his own and others’ comedy songs – Flanders and Swann, Paddy Roberts and George Formby –  all in an attempt to redeem his reputation! Stand aside, Jack Dee!

Fri 21 June | Carismático Tango Band

  • Dorchester Corn Exchange
  • Friday 21 June
  • 8.00pm
  • £14 / £12 members and concessions
  • 2 Hours (approx)
  • Seated

Enjoy a night of Latin American musical virtuosity, passion and dance.  A new ensemble of professional musicians led by virtuoso accordionist Karen Street featuring the brilliant, emotionally charged compositions of Argentinian composer Saúl Cosentino alongside music by his mentor Astor Piazzolla and Karen’s own creative and nuanced compositions. Featuring Karen Street on Accordion, Jonathon Taylor on piano, Andy Tweed on saxophones, Dave Manington on bass and Rob Millett on percussion.

Tango is a dance and music style born in the slums of Buenos Argentina in the 1880’s. From its beginnings as a highly improvised dance form it became an international dance craze at the start of the 20th Century. The music also evolved along many different paths. Carismático’s focus is is Tango Nuevo, a style created by Astor Piazzolla who wished to compose for the concert platform rather than the dance hall.