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 to move….

Kinetics is based on the remarkable true story of two people seemingly at polar opposites. As Rose tries to come to terms with her diagnosis, an unlikely friendship springs up when Lukas comes tumbling into her life. But will the bond between them be strong enough when things go wrong?

Kinetics was written by Dorchester-based actor and writer Sue Wylie in reaction to her diagnosis with early-onset Parkinson’s. As a stage play it has toured the South West and London, selling more than 1500 tickets and receiving phenomenal feedback from audiences and medical professionals alike, for its bravery, honesty, humour and passion.

This film version will not only take the play to a wider audience but is also being used as a training and information resource for Parkinson’s nurses, carers, doctors and medical students.

About the stage version:

This is an amazing story that needs to be told. (Dorset Echo)

Watching your play was a very emotional experience for me, as much of what you are saying is how my journey has been…a wonderful vehicle to give the public a real insight to living with Parkinson’s. (Audience feedback)

Extremely brave and well constructed. Should be compulsory viewing for anyone caring for those with Parkinson’s. (Audience feedback)

Kinetics Gala Premiere
Wednesday 10 January
FILM – Plaza Cinema
6pm
£10 to include drinks reception at Corn Exchange

Kinetics 2nd showing
Friday 12 January
FILM – Plaza Cinema
6pm
£7

 

19 November • High End to High Street

Are you a fan of designer bargains? Love your high street labels at low prices?

Then join us for our sensational fashion fundraising event! Clear out your wardrobe in time for Christmas and donate your branded classics and high street labels to us, then come along to find new treasures to take home. There will be a price for every pocket and some extra special items on display.

Local makers will be offering beautiful jewellery and gifts for sale, so why not get a group of friends together and come along for the perfect Christmas shopping experience.

We are now accepting donations and you are welcome to donate pre-loved clothes & accessories to us at Dorchester Corn Exchange at any time during office hours in the lead-up to the event. Get in touch with the box office to find out more.

Sunday 19 November
FUNDRAISER – Corn Exchange
3pm
£5 entry including refreshments

25 November • Slightly Fat Features – The Slightly Fat Show

Slightly Fat Features are a rabble rousing troupe of seven extraordinarily talented gentlemen who proudly pioneer Variety, giving this keystone of Great British entertainment a gloriously refreshing makeover for the 21st century.

They have won multiple awards for their highly original, chaotic and bizarre cabarets. The timeless shows that they create are stuffed to the seams with astonishing physical skills, orchestrated mayhem and lots of laughs- perfect for a wide ranging audience. Variety is back and it’s Slightly Fat.

 

‘Not often can you can say that a show suits all ages, shapes and sizes. This is one of those rare treats’ Broadway Baby

Saturday 25 November

COMEDY – Corn Exchange

8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)

£12 / £10 members and concessions / £35 family ticket (max. 2 adults) / £5 Live for 5 

30 November • Phill Jupitus • Juplicity

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We have been able to release a limited number of new tickets for this show.   We expect them to sell out very quickly, so don’t hesitate to book your tickets!

“… a true comic talent” – Manchester Evening News

“A talented focused wordsmith” – Fest

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Radio credits include BBC Radio 4’s award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth.  Phill’s theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream and appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind.

Phill Jupitus – Juplicity
Thursday 30 November
Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7:30pm)
£15 / £13 members & concessions
Age guidance: 14+ (Likely to be swearing and adult content)

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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 here at the Corn Exchange so all fans, both young and old are invited to come and sing along to one of the most charming animations the world has seen. A perfect Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy whatever the weather – but hey…the cold never bothered us anyway…

 

 

Monday 18 December
FUNDRAISER – Corn Exchange
2pm (doors & refreshments 1.30pm)
£4

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 the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, hear the tale of the first Christmas Tree, play hunt the brussel sprout and endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper.

 

 

Wednesday 20 December
FAMILY THEATRE – Corn Exchange
2.00pm & 4.30pm
£6 / £20 family ticket (max 2 adults)

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 entertaining and instructive account of the Enigma machine, the code-breaking work at Bletchley Park and U-boats.

The show is followed by a question and answer session and a hands-on demonstration of one of the very few surviving Enigma machines.

 

 

“Dr Mar Baldwin’s enthusiasm and knowledge had the audience spell-bound as he unravelled the mysteries, workings and dedication that went on at Bletchley Park.” (Susan Bailey, BCS Branch Committee)

 

Code Breakers – The Story of Enigma (Dr Mark Baldwin)
Sunday 21 January
Entertainment – Corn Exchange
2.30pm (doors & bar 2pm)
£14 / £12 members and concessions / £5 Live for 5