Thurs 24 May • Call Mr Robeson: A Life, with songs - Paul Robeson: world-famous American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and denied opportunities to... Read More » Wed 30 May • Persuasion - Theatre6’s world premiere of Jane Austen’s final novel adapted for the stage by Stephanie Dale (known to many through her links with Dorchester’s Community Plays) and directed by Theatre6’s Kate McGregor (who also directed the... Read More » Thurs 31 May • Stones and Bones • Squashbox Theatre - SQUASHBOX THEATRE presents: Stones and Bones Come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall… A land of fiery volcanoes and strange prehistoric creatures… A land of myth and legend, giants and druids… A land of ancient... Read More » Sun 3 June • Romeo & Juliet • The HandleBards - The HandleBards entertained us last year with a hilarious version of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. This year, they return by popular demand with their “seriously silly” production of Romeo & Juliet. This all-female, cycling theatre... Read More » Sat 9 & Sun 10 June • Wuthering Heights • Hotbucke Theatre - ‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same’. When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations. Emily Bronte’s only novel is a timeless Gothic classic... Read More » Thurs 14 & Fri 15 June • DYT Juniors and Intermediates • Ella / Wind in the Willows - Join DYT Junior and Intermediate groups as they present a double bill. Ella by Robert Reed Ella doesn’t want to go to the ball: she’d much rather attend the football trials for Fairy Tale F.C. ... Read More » Sun 24 June • He Ain’t Heavy • Oddly Moving/Turtle Key Arts - Performer Grania Pickard tells the story of growing up with her disabled autistic brother Sean using physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction and storytelling. Through puppetry, the audience see how Sean walks, talks and interacts... Read More » Fri 29 June – Sun 15 July • The Trumpet Major • New Hardy Players - The New Hardy Players return with a spectacular Georgian entertainment in evocative outdoor locations in Dorset. Bring along a picnic and enjoy Thomas Hardy’s historical romance ‘The Trumpet Major’ in a colourful new production directed... Read More » Thurs 5 July • DYT Performance Company presents Forty-Five Minutes by Anya Reiss Forty-Five Minutes by Anya Reiss - DYT Performance Company presents Forty-Five Minutes by Anya Reiss The deadline was wrong so now there’s forty-five minutes until the bell goes and the UCAS forms must be sent and futures secured. A thought provoking,... Read More » Fri 13 July • The Cherry Orchard • Miracle Theatre • Maumbury Rings - Outdoor Theatre at Maumbury Rings ‘The Cherry Orchard’ Adapted & Directed by Bill Scott Miracle Theatre makes a welcome return this summer, this time unpacking Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have... Read More » Mon 16 July • Portrait of Tess / Mr Hardy’s War - Thomas Hardy’s relationship with the remarkable Thornycroft family in peace and war. From his friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft and his beautiful wife Agatha, a model for Tess of the d’Urbervilles, to his war... Read More » Fri 27 July • The Time Machine • Dyad Productions - Dyad Productions impressed us last autumn with Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. They return this summer with a radical new interpretation of the HG Wells classic The Time Machine, in which a Victorian time traveller transcends... Read More » Thurs 23 August • Rustle • Paddleboat Theatre - PaddleBoat Theatre Company invites you help set up camp so that we can tell the greatest campfire story ever told: where sleeping bags evolve into monsters, rucksacks become friends and torches highlight the forest’s... Read More »
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