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What's On
Music, Theatre, Dance and much more!
Welcome to Artsreach's live performance guide, the place to find up to the minute information on a range of live professional arts events including music, theatre and dance in rural Dorset.
Performances Programme
January - March 2017
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Pip Utton presents
Not merely a reflection on how to portray this lady but a live audience with Margaret Thatcher. Pip Utton IS The 'Iron Lady'!

Saviour or witch? Love her or hate her? Not for Pip to decide,...
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

Crowned winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for...
Charlie Bicknell presents
Charlie Bicknell is a force to be reckoned with in No Angel, her unique cabaret show packed with anarchy, wit and comic ingenuity.

Songs range from Tim Minchin to Meatloaf, Jacques Brel to...
16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with one aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for everyone, young and old.

Graffiti Classics bursts the...
Nick Hennessey & Suunta
Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape and experience authentic myths, tales of Finland's epic heroes and journey with them to the dark river of the underworld. Leading UK storyteller...
Cabinet of Living Cinema presents
British surrealist Paul Nash died in a guest-house in Boscombe on the 11 July 1946, having spent his last days revisiting the landscapes around Swanage that inspired his work. In their own...
BSO Resonate Strings
The BSO Resonate Strings are five gifted musicians, each of whom represents one of the five string sections of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. This engaging concert will reflect the wonderful...
Harbour Voices presents
Harbour Voices, a twenty-strong group of men and women, bring you a heart-warming celebration of the sea with their performance of traditional shanties and original songs recounting tales of our...
Townsend Productions
Marking the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Dare Devil Rides To Jarama is a world premiere based on the experiences of The International Brigades during The Spanish Civil...
Spitz & Co
Acclaimed French Actress and International Animal Communicator Gloria Delaneuf returns to the UK to share her life-changing experience with the gorillas of the Kungalunga Jungle.

Assisted...
Angel Heart Theatre presents
This enchanting show reflects upon friendship and finding the way between two worlds. Malina is an excitable young girl who lives with Grandpa in the land of the midnight sun.

Into her...
Morgan & West presents
Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a...
Dave Mynne presents
Based (very loosely!) on the epic poem by Homer!
Picture this...
1198 BC. Ancient Greece.
Figs and olives ripen under clear blue skies.
The seat of learning and philosophy
Where poets write...
Paddleboat Theatre
Did you ever have an imaginary friend? A little piece of mischief only you could see? Sophia's imaginary friend is called Mr. Whatsit, and he's always there with a new joke to tell and a new game...
Panta Rei Danseteater
A striking production by three dynamic young male dancers from this Norwegian company, featuring beautiful live music on piano and cello.

The relationships between the men is played out...
Born in Aberdeenshire, Ian Watt came to international attention when, at 18, he was awarded 2nd prize at the 2009 Parkening International Guitar Competition (USA), the world's preeminent guitar...
Ridgeway Singers & Band
Very few people realise that 'Linden Lea', set to music so memorably by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, was written by the dialect poet William Barnes of Dorset. A two-part arrangement for singers and band...
Dorset based Petites Annonces play a unique mix of gypsy jazz (Django Reinhardt et al), bonnes old french chansons, from Charles Trenet to Jacques Dutronc, Boris Vian or Yan et les Abeilles, and...
Bournemouth Symphony Brass presents
BSO Brass present an evening of musical delights, taking you on a journey through exquisite pieces of classical music by Bach and Byrd, to jazz classics such as Oh When the Saints and Just a Closer...
Theatre Alibi
A dark comedy about nosiness gone wild...

Someone's pinched Pam's Elizabethan sideboard. So she signs up for her local Neighbourhood Watch. With the aid of her nephew who works in...
Publick Transport
A madcap physical interpretation of the Bronte myth taking the real and imaginary worlds of the Yorkshire siblings as inspiration.

Presented in Publick Transport's playful and irreverent...
Sonia Sabri Company presents
Salaam, meaning 'peace', is Sonia Sabri Company's latest stunning creation, devised in response to the unrest around the world and aiming to refocus and reminisce on all that is good.

This...
Cleveland Watkiss presents
Virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer Cleveland Watkiss has performed with a host of diverse artists from around the world, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder...
Cantamus
SADLY, DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THESE PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

Cantamus is a group of singers whose aim is to select and perform the...
Pipeline Theatre presents
It's the '70s. Sally likes Debbie Harry, Raymond likes making robots; they're an unlikely pair. Flash forward to 2030. After a long, childless and sometimes bumpy marriage, Sally has...