14 October • How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You? An Evening with Murray Lachlan Young

Prepare for an evening of satirical soliloquy, rock-n-roll reverie and ditty. A delightful romp into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people, politics, a mild erotic folk ballad and the space-time continuum.

Playwright, actor, screen-writer and poet-extraordinaire, Murray Lachlan Young is celebrated for his hybrid mix of stand-up comedy and delightful commentaries on contemporary life. Expect flamboyant, punchy wit, brooding subtext and empathetic humour.

In conjunction with Dorchester Literary Festival. 

‘A Noel Coward for the Noel Gallagher generation.’ The Times

 

 

SPOKEN WORD / COMEDY – Corn Exchange

8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)

£12 / £10 members & concessions / £5 Live for 5

23 October • Your Toys… On A Big Adventure

A monstrous force rules the land. Only the bravest can defeat it. But the challenge is perilous – will everyone survive? On this epic journey, we’re all in danger, and only the toys can save us – your toys.

This show is made by your toys. Grownups and children alike, bring your own toy to the theatre to join in this gigantic adventure. Slot Machine Theatre bring your real toys to life on stage using their unique style of puppetry, original live music and quirky humour.

‘Magical, an ideal introduction to the theatre for children’ The Stage

Slot Machine Theatre
Monday 23 October
CHILDREN’S THEATRE – Corn Exchange
11.30am and 2.30pm (doors half an hour before performance)
£6 (A family show suitable for 5-9 year olds and their grownups)

3 November • Morgan & West

 

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Witness these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time!

‘Hugely talented’ ★★★★ Daily Mirror

‘Charming and engaging’ ★★★★ The Stage

Also at Bridport Arts Centre.

 

 

Friday 3 November
ENTERTAINMENT – Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£12 / £10 members & concessions / £5 Live for 5
Family friendly 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 – SOLD OUT

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“… 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)