Drama/ Comedy. In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. Cinema sponsored by Farnfields Solicitors.
Operation Mincemeat is set in 1943 as the Allies are determined to launch an all-out assault on Fortress Europe. But they face an impossible challenge - to protect a massive invasion force from entrenched German firepower and avert a potential massacre.
Starring Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Jason Isaacs and Matthew MacFadyen
Superstar Wrestling live - Summer Special
The Superstars of wrestling are returning to The Exchange for a night of rip-roaring action.
Expect to see edge of your seat, death defying moves as the stars of Wrestling take part in action packed matches for the whole family to enjoy!
The 2022 show sees top Wrestling stars from the World’s leading federations battling it out for the prestigious Heavyweight Championship.
Matchmakers have promised that the Main Event of the evening will be for the Championship and will also include solo, Tag Team matches bouts and much more.
Book early for the best seats, this was an immensely popular event last time around and get those foam fingers at the ready for a night of family entertainment you will not forget! Suitable for the entire family!
Doors 7pm, Bell time 7.30pm
Amateur golfer Maurice Flitcroft achieves his late-in-life goal of participating in the British Open Golf Championship, much to the ire of the staid golfing community.
Starring Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans
Cinema sponsored by
The Project Dance Company Presents, Growing Pains. A poignant, emotive and profound new story for audiences of all ages, Growing Pains explores the value of human connection and how art has the power to break social barriers and elicit empathy in a world of isolation and segregation.
Please note: This event is organised by an external hirer, whom has chosen The Exchange as their venue. Tickets are on sale to the general public and can be purchased as usual via The Exchange Box Office.
Phil Collins / Genesis Tribute Show with 10 piece band!
No gimmicks, wigs or gorilla suits… Just a genuine tribute to the biggest artist of our generation.
Packed with hits and fan favourites, this two-hour extravaganza will take you back to Phil in his hey-day.
Featuring the award winning tribute to the man himself, Chris Hayward and his world class 10 piece band, including the “Serious Horn Section”.
Phil’s extensive catalogue has been meticulously studied and arranged to give the ultimate Phil Collins & Genesis experience.
Featuring, In the air tonight – Another day in paradise – Easy Lover – Against all odds – Invisible Touch – Follow You Follow me – I can’t Dance – Sussudio.
Seriously Collins is the show that fans deserve
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the
magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show
encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks
from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original
The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The
fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The
Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show.
The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad,
and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually
worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.
Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!
Special Diversity in Kimmeridge Clay with Steve Etches MBE
Presented by Steve Etches who is a self taught Palaeontologist from Dorset.
Be mesmerised by sea monsters, prehistoric predators and marine flora and fauna.
Steve's museum houses the finest single collection of late Jurassic fossils found in the world famous, oil rich Kimmeridge clay, by one man.
In association with Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Nick Heyward, brings his acoustic trio to The Exchange to celebrate his chart topping back catalogue and preview soon to be released new material written and recorded during COVID lockdown.
Creatively ambitious from the start, Nick Heyward began his career as the songwriter and frontman of Haircut 100. Marrying Chic with The Monkees, they rode the post-new-romantic-funk-wave of the early 1980s burning brightly, but briefly. Following four top 10 singles and their debut album, Pelican West, going platinum, the band parted ways.
North of a Miracle, Heyward’s first solo album saw him working with The Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick to craft pop landscapes incorporating full orchestra, a jazz band and catchy pop-funk all knitted together with top-flight songwriting. The album went Gold with three top 20 singles, “Take That Situation”, “Blue Hat for a Blue Day”, and “Whistle Down the Wind”, which was featured in John Hughes’ classic film, Sixteen Candles.
Continuing to record through the 80s, Heyward found his stride again with 1993’s From Monday to Sunday. Lead single “Kite” took off in the burgeoning alternative scene in the US and had Heyward touring the country with the likes of The Lemonheads and Tony Bennett. The follow-up, Tangled, was more pure power pop and lead to Heyward signing to Creating Records for his final album of the 90s, The Apple Bed.
Critic’s favourite, Woodland Echoes (2017), Heyward’s most recent release saw him return to touring with shows in the UK, USA and Japan.
Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders
Andy Fairweather Low's pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '( If Paradise is) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent 'Gin House' to Andy's future musical collaborations.
Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Richard and Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon, Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence'Gatemouth' Brown, Pete Townshend... and hundreds more.
Now following a solo path, his first solo album in 24 years Sweet Soulful Music was released late in 2007 followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low which was released in the UK in June 2008 and the Live DVD followed hot on it's heels.
A world tour as musical director with Roger Waters band then a European tour with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings might be difficult to top for most people - but not for Andy Fairweather Low who just segued smoothly into a major solo tour last summer with some of the world's finest musicians in his band. Following an acclaimed UK Tour in Autumn 2012 Andy completed a third tour with The Low Riders in Germany.
If you just remember Andy's early work and major solo hits such as 'Wide Eyed And Legless', you're in for a treat - there's so much more!
Andy and the band opened the shows for Eric Clapton on his his 2013 European Tour, Summer Festivals and then Japanese and UK tours in their own right promoting the release of their wonderful new album Zone-O-Tone.
We want our patrons to feel safe and confident when returning to The Exchange, and we will therefore be introducing measures in accordance with Government Guidelines, to ensure the safety of our customers, volunteers and staff.
Love of music, vocal harmony and Brian Wilson's composition are what brings five young and incredibly talented musicians together to form Beach Boys Smile (aka BBS). Their roots can be traced as far back as the 80s when three brothers sang along to the classic surf tunes of the Beach Boys in the car on their way to the sunny beach, radio cranked up high! Every time BBS put on a show, all these memories flood back and put a smile on audiences faces the world over. All the greatest songs and feel of The Beach Boys!!
A chance to see live on stage one of the only performing original Rock'n'Roll Pioneers in the World today.
Marty began his career in 1957 - and was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative and groundbreaking ‘Rock'n'Roll’ years’. Today he celebrates 8 decades as a hit recording artist and songwriter.
With his many hits, including “Teenager In Love”, “Endless Sleep ”,”Donna ”,”Sea Of Love ” “Bad Boy” ,”Rubber Ball” and “Jezebel” and a host of wonderful songs from that era - Marty Wilde and his fabulous band the Wildcats take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced.
A fantastic evening awaits you from a man who a short while ago was awarded the MBE by the Queen for Services to Music and who in May of 2019 made a welcome return to the British music charts with his top ten hits CD, Dreamboats & Petticoats presents The Very Best Of Marty Wilde and again in October 2020 he made the UK album charts with all-new material on his “Running Together” project which was issued on CD and Limited Edition vinyl.
Also in December 2020 he wrote, recorded and produced his first-ever Christmas double A sided single “Christmas Fantasia”/” Christmas All Over The World” and recorded it with his daughters Kim and Roxanne Wilde.
So,get ready for a stunning musical roller coaster as Marty Wilde and the Wildcats bring you this much-acclaimed show – a show that has been rocking the audiences around the country.
A show not to be missed!
Beyond The Barricade, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Mis. This brand new show will include many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the country.
The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals.
To this day every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed. Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance.
Sleeping Lions by Tom Derrington,
A BacktoBack Theatre Production
Directed by Kitty Cecil-Wright
The invitations have been delivered, the party games are ready, the table is set and the balloons are up. But where are all the children? Mum Katie is convinced that her precious son Leo is the most popular boy in the class but Dad Max has discovered something that tears him apart. Other parents whisper conspiratorially at the school gates and plot to keep their children away. So, whose version of the truth is real? As the parents wait for the birthday party to kick off, the clock ticks and tension builds to an unbearable climax. Funny, raw and profoundly moving, this incredible, award winning play is guaranteed to take you on a roller coaster of emotions.
Here’s what audience members said following its debut run at the Titchfield Festival Theatre:
"Wow!!! Just wow, one of the most powerful pieces of theatre I’ve seen. Easy to see why it was the competition winner. Incredible piece of writing."
"It was stunning, the writing was brilliant, amazing plot and fantastic acting. A WOW show!"
"Sleeping Lions makes the audience feel like a fly on the wall in a very real household. The way Tom Derrington has captured real life in his writing is fantastic."
"In just under an hour and a half this play managed to hit every one of my emotional buttons."
"It’s funny, moving, very relevant and races along at break neck speed."
"The relationship between Katie and Max was so heartbreakingly truthful that I felt every bit of friction, regret, anger and love displayed on the stage."
"If you only see one play this season PLEASE make sure you see this one!"
Start time - 8pm
Running time - 1hr 30mins - no interval
Recommended age 16+.
Warning there is strong language and some upsetting themes
The show has been rescheduled from 2020
All tickets purchased are valid for 23rd July 2022
The Perfect Party for your little ones. Total Pop Party is brand new and exciting show for 2021!
Featuring music from Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, PINK, Dua Lipa, Jonas Brothers & many more.
Incredible choreography, brilliantly entertaining & a non-stop pop party from start to finish.
Nashville might be the home of country music... But everything is bigger in Texas!
Featuring an all live fiddle and banjo headed 9 piece band with male and female lead vocals and packed with more songs than you can shake a stetson at, this country music extravaganza.
So dust off those boots and spurs and come and join us for a night full of country hits from the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, George Strait, John Denver, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, The Mavericks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson and many many more.
Y'all come along now y'hear!
Valerie Holliday has been a member since the group started in 1967 Sheila Ferguson left for a solo career in 1986
In 1973 they signed to Philadelphia International Records under Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, where they had their greatest successes. The first song they recorded for the label was with the studio band MFSB, titled "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)", which was the theme song for Soul Train.
They had million selling hits with "When will I see you again", "Dirty Ol' Man", "Take Good Care Of Yourself’ ‘Year of Decision’ ‘ Woman In Love’
A firm favourite with Prince Charles They sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.
The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows and have been continuously touring for more than 50 years and still touring to this day.
The Three Degrees are "Valerie Holiday" "Freddie Pool" & Tabitha King
The Three Degrees will be on stage at 8.30pm. Support 7.30pm (TBC)
Back in 2022 by popular demand!!
Christmas at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Offenbach and Gilbert & Sullivan. The artists appear in sumptuous period evening dress recreating the atmosphere and grandeur of past times accompanied by a pianist.
The programme will be introduced by the baritone Philip Blake-Jones.
London Festival Opera has a considerable reputation and brings together world class artists who have appeared with the major opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne with exceptional young singers. The company has appeared throughout the UK and Europe including in one of the world’s greatest opera houses, La Fenice in Venice during the recent Carnival celebrations.
‘A stirring performance and the audience loved it’ THE TIMES
‘Opera at its very best’ THE OXFORD TIMES
The three evenings are fundraisers for The Vale Pantry and The Exchange.
Come and join one of the greatest party’s in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates many happy and successful years “On The Road”.
A perfect feast of entertainment with superb singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll . This big hearted show perform songs from Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters & Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon plus many many more .
The terrific “Red Hot Blue Jeans Band” perform stunning instrumentals and the show ends with everyone invited to the party for the Grand Finale of the great Neil Diamond hit Forever In Blue Jeans .
Bring the whole family and come and enjoy one of the liveliest and happiest shows of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS where
THE STAR OF THE SHOW IS THE SHOW ITSELF