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Jethro - Bull and Bonkers

jethro 2017Fri 28th April



Comedy / Stand-Up




Jethro is back once again due to popular demand, book early to avoid disappointment!

Live Theatre

The Sense of an Ending (15)


Sat 29th Apr to Thu 4th May


Genre: Drama



A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. 
Tony Webster leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.


The Only Girl in the World

theonlygirlintheworldSat 6th May



Drama / Amateur



Arena Theatre present their latest production directed by Alexander Sanderson with permission from Micheline Steinberg Associates by kind permission of Glyn Maxwell

Live Theatre

Some Enchanted Evening

someenchantedeveningSat 20th May







Don't miss out on this spectacular show, as a cast of the industries most talented professionals perform favourites from Broadway and West-End musicals. Including songs from The Sound Of Music, South Pacific, Les Miserables, Fame, Chicago and many more,  this outstanding musical revue has already been reviewed as a ‘must see spectacular’ by audiences around the country and is touring again this year.

Live Theatre


othelloSat 27th May






Dorset born SISATA present Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ in a bold, bright and brilliant explosion of a performance, giving you a feast for all your senses.   Adapted and directed by Charmaine K Parkin.

Live Theatre

Moving in Time

movingintimeSun 4th June



Dance / Purbeck Arts Weeks




Purbeck Art Weeks Festival present Purbeck Art Weeks Festival present ‘Moving in Time’ -  a unique community dance event of all sorts of glorious dance, with Purbeck’s young dancers, contemporary dance professionals and a melee of delightful films around moments in dance history. -  a unique community dance event of all sorts of glorious dance, with Purbeck’s young dancers, contemporary dance professionals and a melee of delightful films around moments in dance history.

Live Theatre

The Beach Boys Story

beachboysSat 10th June



Concert / Tribute




If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band! Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face, with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience, this is a show you do not want to miss.
Live Theatre

Variations of Pointe II

variationsFri 23rd June






Dorset Variations of Pointe II is a new triple bill program. It includes stunning Repertoire Ballet, a hilarious new age twist inspired by Austin Powers as well as Niewelt's new and breathtaking neo-classical creation ''Consequential Gaps''. The dancers come from Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Hungary and Germany and this international cast of stars will move you with  every step they take.

Live Theatre

Yes, Prime Minister

yesprimeministerFOR SIX PERFORMANCES

7:30pm Thu 10th to Tue 15th August


Comedy / Swanage Rep




Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Yes, Prime Minister, brings us yet more hilarious satire and farcical performances from the corridor of power.

Live Theatre

The Secret Garden


7:30pm Thu 17th to Tue 22nd August


Drama / Swanage Rep




This version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel has been adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson. It's a beautiful portrayal of the well-loved children’s classic, which was last performed in Bournemouth 3 decades ago. A touching escape to the country for all the family to enjoy.

Live Theatre

The Game's Afoot


7:30pm Thu 24th to Tue 29th August


Comedy / Thriller / Swanage Rep




A Sherlock Holmes-style comedy thriller, The Game’s Afoot is your traditional ‘But Who?’ tale with plenty of laughs guaranteed and was the winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play from the Mystery Writers of America.

Live Theatre

Vienna Festival Ballet present Sleeping Beauty

sleepingbeautyTue 21st November



Dance / Ballet




Vienna Festival Ballet returns to Swanage with their traditional, enchanting production of The Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairy tale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.

Live Theatre

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