One Night of SKA is a two hour homage to the music, bands and artistes that influenced two generations of teenagers.
Taking the best of the original 1960s Jamaican scene as well as the 2 Tone English Revival of the late 1970s this is crammed full of songs made famous by names such as Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Madness and Tony Tribe. Expect such fabulous hits as The Israelites, One Step Beyond, It Mek, My Girl, Monkey Man, Ghost Town, Watermelon Man, Red Red Wine, Too Much Too Young, Enjoy Yourself, and Al Capone amongst many, many others. Starring the hugely talented Gerry Slattery (Boy George Band, Rubettes, Showaddywaddy, Alvin Stardust Band etc etc) on guitar and vocals, and featuring the wonderful Chris Kane (original Bad Manners) on saxophone.
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a standing concert with seats available on one half of the raked seating only should people wish to sit down at any time.
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.
Starring Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Cher, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper and more.....
FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic 'Rumours' line-up.
Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from 'The Stage' newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and recently selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.'s top 5 tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones.
Fans include original Mac bassist and biographer Bob Brunning, who joined the band several times on stage, and Peter Green's official biographer Martin Celmins.
The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick, and built up an excellent reputation amongst Mac fans through numerous tours, festival appearances, corporate events and TV and radio slots all over the U.K. and Europe.
The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits, in either a theatrical 2-hour show, including costume-changes and an acoustic section, or a one-hour Greatest Hits Show, specially tailored for corporate events.
Songs featured (all UK and US hit singles) include: Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Gypsy, Everywhere, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders, Say You Love Me, Big Love, Oh Diane, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Albatross, Sara, Man Of The World, Hold Me, Green Manalishi, Need Your Love So Bad, The Chain etc…
Mari Wilson first arrived on the scene in the early 80s with her skyscraper beehive hairdo bizarre sense of fashion and fully choreographed twelve piece band The Wilsations. Mari’s live shows were spoken about as an event - pure entertainment. A mainstay of Top Of The Pops (and an avid collector of Tupperware), Mari released six hit singles, the biggest being ʻJust What I Always Wantedʼ and ʻCry Me A Riverʼ, both taken from her classic album ʻShowpeopleʼ.
Since then Mari has never stopped touring, writing and recording.
Nominated in 2017 for a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Original Song for her composition, Moon and Back for U.S. TV Show The Young and the Restless, the last few years have been an eventful time:-
Sensational sell-out shows with her 8 piece band The New Wilsations at numerous summer festivals, Wilton’s Music Hall and Bush Hall where Mari was joined by special guest Marc Almond. Mari returned the favour by performing a duet with Marc as Soft Cell’s surprise guest at the O2. She’s also been touring as guest singer with Heaven 17.
Mari’s critically acclaimed 2016 album Pop Deluxe, (her album of songs previously made famous by Dusty, Cilla, Petula and Sandie) continues to be a big part of her fabulous show, together with her well known hits and a few surprises.
Mari’s audience is mesmerised by not only her voice but her spontaneous wit and natural storytelling, testament to 38 years of touring.
Ahoy there, me hearties! This is everybody’s favourite swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas; join us for a spot of pirating in the sunny Caribbean.
Laugh, sing and shout along with the adventure and excitement in this family friendly, fun-filled seafaring tale with Jenny the feisty Squire’s daughter, brave Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and his dim-witted pirate cohorts, plus a merry band of W.I ladies, the like of which you have never seen before.
SNADS Panto is sure to delight youngsters and adults alike; an absolute must for anyone addicted to either pirates or pantomimes!
Written by Ben Crocker
Theatre Fideri Fidera present Oskar’s Amazing Adventure
An original, heart-warming and entertaining play for young children and their families, full of good humour, adventure, music and song. Fun-loving puppy Oskar leaves the snowbound little house on top of the mountain to try to find a friendly animal to play with. But where are all the animals? And why does Oskar have to wait till spring to play his favourite game again?
This original play for young children uses a rich mix of storytelling, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry and music & song to tell the tale of a puppy’s search for friendship in the wilderness of the Alps.
Theatre Fideri Fidera is a professional Anglo Swiss children¹s theatre touring company dedicated to creating original theatre for young children. Suitable 2-8 years.
Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.
Places limited to 25 children, who must be accompanied
A fun-filled drama, arts & craft workshop follows the performance, packed with creative activities and games inspired by the theme of hibernation and the animals in the play. Places limited. Enquire when booking.
Jason Donovan & His Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour
Jason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour into 2019 with a final series of dates. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before!
Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I'm A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more.
Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other!
Living Spit return with a brand new show......Giants of Science!
Howard Coggins knows nothing about Science.
Stu Mcloughlin knows even less.
Nevertheless, they have agreed to give a lecture on the subject, and after enlisting the help of the smartest scientific sages of the ages, that’s just what they aim to do.
But even with the likes of Albert Einstein, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Mary Anning and…um…Kriss Akabusi along for the ride, the chances of the dim-witted duo making it through the evening with any sense of dignity remaining intact seems less than likely.
Still, they’re determined, like a pair of Atoms missing a couple of electrons, to stay positive.
With jarring jokes, pitiful puppetry, and the silliest of scientific songs, you can expect this raucous romp through the hilarious history of scientific stupidity to be…well, if nothing else, thoroughly entertaining.
It might even be…Scien-triffic!
DAVID STARKEY. HENRY VIII: THE FIRST BREXITEER?
Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty. In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis, through to the Grand Tourists who bought European culture with British money, all offering so very many parallels with the Brexit situation we find ourselves in today.
TICKETS BOUGHT FOR 23rd NOVEMBER ARE VALID FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE RESCHEDULED DATE.
Pull on your neon and dust off your shoulder pads, it’s the eighties show you Just Can’t Get Enough of! The Zoots will keep you Hungry Like The Wolf, as they play floor-fillers, party anthems, classic pop and power ballads from Wham, The Jam, Queen, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Madness, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and more.
Join this nationally acclaimed seven-piece gypsy folk-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne for an evening of lively music and tall tales. Influenced by an eclectic range of music, HMATC play an exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, Balkan, klezmer, ska and reggae. In the perfect collision of rowdy tunes, pumping danceability and compelling storytelling, this wrangling folk group present a medley of original songs and old time drinking tunes, both hilarious and thrilling, and sure to entertain!
HMATC released their album ‘Salem' in July 2017, receiving acclaimed reviews and radio play from several stations. The band have toured the UK twice, selling out venues across the country and appearing at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival and Beautiful Days. 'Salem's' lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem ‘Cold Comfort Lane', was used for the end credits for the 2018 blockbuster movie Oceans 8. Now HMATC are heading back out on the world stage with a brand new album which launches in the Spring. Come along for the ride; the craziest party in town always has room for one more! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.
“The musicians are stylistically dazzling…” Bright Young Folk
Support act TBC
Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by giving messages to people in the audience from their loved ones in spirit with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.
"I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else".
"Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"
"I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"
"My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs 'An empty cup’ (and a broken date) as well as ‘You’ve Got Love’ both written by Roy Orbison.
The two Artists brought a unique Texas influence into their music and through their creative writing for both an individual sound was born!
Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’, and Buddy Holly in his short Career showed his writing talents would of gone on to match any songwriter in the world, which earned him a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’!
Darren Page’s vocal abilities have brought a reputation that always delivers a quality to entertain, but Darren’s secret love in music is Roy Orbison which sits very comfortable in Darren Page’s voice range.
Marc Robinson has played the part of Buddy Holly all over the world and all over Great Britain; he performed in ‘Buddy ‘The Musical and numerous other shows, with partners he founded ‘In Dreams & ‘Rockin on Heavens Door’, he also has many TV appearances to his name.
Marc’s latest show ‘Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly’ will deliver a feel good factor with all the hits from…I Drove all Night, Mean Woman Blues, Pretty Woman, Heartbeat, Peggy Sue, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore & Raining in my Heart, to name but a few!
After playing in Europe and all over Great Britain Darren Page joined Marc Robinson, they both have dedicated their careers to Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly, this two-hour uplifting Rock n Roll Show is full of pure nostalgia with all their Hits and a few earlier ones too!
Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day!