Ed Patrick (aka Kid Carpet), is a Bristol-based theatre maker of nonsense music and rock'n'roll theatre shows for children and their adults. His funny and moving new show uses rock music, puppetry and projection to explore the horrors and excitements of the first day in a new house.
Commissioned by Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, Arts Bournemouth and SoundStorm present Freedom, Bread and Peace - an original multimedia production that goes beyond simply putting words to music. Timed to mark the 70th anniversary of the division of Europe at the end of World War II, this multi–media production explores the rise and fall of communism – the glorious ideal co-opted by dictatorship and repression that divided a continent and dominated so many lives.
Devised by acclaimed composer Karen Wimhurst and directed by Katharine Piercey, the production brings together dazzling soloists, young musicians, a choir and narrators. Original artwork from Lisa Berkshire and projections by filmmaker kaVi combine with musical forces to provide a unique, leftfield historical narrative. You will never look at history in the same way again!
Waves tells the story of the unofficial history of the invention of the Butterfly stroke. Waves is about having an idea and the courage, drive and desire to follow it through – to swim against the tide of history and expectations, and to achieve something that is truly incredible.
Using highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and humour, this is the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Moncello. Growing up on a small Australian island, she learnt to swim by copying the sea life that surrounded her and became the unofficial inventor of the 'Dolphin' - better known as the butterfly stroke.
Nothing compares to the experience of sitting in the audience as an ensemble of professional musicians dedicate their energy, talent and years of preparation to you for the evening.
Join local Classic FM composer Paul Coles, prize winning guitarist Ian Watt, and our associate artist Jack Maguire, for the world premiere of Coles' guitar solo and other masterpieces including; Paganini guitar quintet and the virtuosic grand sonate for solo guitar, Boccherini's Guitar Quintet in d (Fandango), Paganini Centone di Sonata for violin and guitar, and compositions based on Dorset's sea shanties by Coles alongside a new arrangement of Boccherini's 'La Musica Notturna Delle Strade di Madrid' - which was made famous in the film, Master & Commander.
"Angel Exit are consummate storytellers. Highly recommended."
British Theatre Guide
"Martha's story is a shocking reflection on the ownership, sexism and blood-lust of the time, and Angel Exit have found a hugely entertaining, visually stunning and choreographically astonishing way to tell it"
Fine Times Recorder
Angel Exit's latest original drama is based on the life and times of Martha Brown, the last woman publicly hanged in Dorset in 1856. It is a tale of jealousy and passion; a murder, a wrongly accused horse, a black silk dress, the hangman from London and the mob at the hang-fair who gawp in glee.
Presented in the company's rich visual style, blending inventive storytelling and striking physicality, this show is spliced through with wicked humour, an original score, live music and macabre songs.
This one woman storytelling adaptation by Styles Theatre Company of Antoine De Saint Exupery's Little Prince,
takes us on a magical journey. Though the eyes of a child we re-discover our planet and ourselves in this high energy, interstellar Journey.
Presented as part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival
Trash follows three Brazilian street teenagers; Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption.Trash is directed by STEPHEN DALDRY and written by RICHARD CURTIS based on the book by ANDY MULLIGAN.
The combo ticket if selected includes freshly made popcorn and a glass of wine, or beer or cider or any soft drink from our bar.
Comedian/Celebrity impersonator/YouTube Sensation, Charlie Hides is back for the second time with this year after a near sell out in February with a camp tribute to some of world’s biggest divas. Outrageous, out spoken and heir to Joan Rivers’ crown as queen of the wicked one liner, Charlie is not for the prudish or politically correct.
“My Favourite impersonator, hysterical, brilliant” – Cher
“My favourite drag queen” – Kylie Minogue
“Hysterical” – Elton John
“Younger, bitchier and twice as quick as Joan Rivers” - London Times
“Our favourite divas impersonator, numbingly talented” – Instinct Magazine
“His original characters are as funny as his celebrity impersonations” - Attitude Magazine
Join us for haunted fun with fetchthedrinks.com for an evening of ghoulish cider tasting with traditionally made award winning craft ciders plus live music from nationally touring band The Waletones. Food by The Perfect Pig Hog Roast. Admission gives you entry to the event plus a free cider sample. Fancy dress optional!
Inspired by Sixties icons The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and most obviously The Beatles, The Waletones have captured an essence of The Cavern’s Mersey Beat era, thrown in a little Brit-Pop for childhood nostalgia and topped it with a dusting of noughties indie rock.
Card carrying CAMRA* members get free admission *(no free sample) and subject to door limits. This event is strictly over 18s only.
CHRISTCHURCH-based Theatre 2000, the award-winning musical theatre group that was set up in 1992 by Paul Bower and his much-missed late partner, Bertie Brown, makes its first visit to the Shelley Theatre this November with Styles and Drewe’s musical Soho Cinders.
Soho Cinders was first performed at London’s Soho Theatre in 2012, and became an instant hit. When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide, forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story.
The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you’ll be humming long past the stroke of midnight.
This event is currently off sale but we hope to bring it back online soon - watch this space!
Shaun has formed orchestras from strangers on the London Underground, Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury Festival. Now he's trying to find 100 musicians over 10 days, in 10 different cities, to play from 1,000 pages of music. Will he succeed? Come find out in this comedy talk/presentation followed by pop-up concert with special guests Stomping Boondocks - A lively three piece Irish Folk band from the sunny sands of Bournemouth. Taking the traditional tunes of Ireland and Scotland and adding their own energy and ideas, they keep the jigs flowing and the songs stomping. Sea shanties, folk songs and something in-between, there is something for everyone.
Local band Green Isaac launch their debut album "Little Noises" with a live performance plus special guests.
"British songwriting at it's best. Intensely personal and genuinely universal.
Playing songs that are beautifully crafted and unflinchingly tuneful.
Channelling a host of spirits from XTC, Crowded House, The Beatles and Elvis Costello.
Songs that reflect on the stuff of our lives, articulating the feelings we can all identify with."
By special request Musique a Trois bring back their glorious show 'Soirée de Gala' with lots of new additions, including new band member Marc Tuddenham on guitar. Musique a Quatre becomes Musique a Cinq !
Expect their much loved classic French chansons plus a whole new repertoire of jumping French jazz Django- style.
With Simon and Marc's guitars sparking off each other along with the lush tones of Ian Ellis's tenor sax and clarinet and Nick Dyer's double bass , this quintet show is utterly unmissable !
Mi Flamenco is an international flamenco company with one thing in mind: to bring creative, authentic flamenco to audiences worldwide. Mi Flamenco's artists share a long, long journey together; of friendship, hard work and passion. The relationship these artists hold makes for intimate, enthralling performance: from the inside, out.
INCOGNITO is strong, flavourful flamenco in all its authenticity, wrapped in charming veils of beauty.
"If they return again, I would recommend booking a ticket. You don’t have to know much about dance to appreciate it and the way in which this group is keeping this wonderful Spanish tradition alive." (Helen Potter Docklands Review)
THE EVIL DEAD (18) + EVIL DEAD II (18)
16mm/35mm DOUBLE BILL Film Screening
From the team that brought you RE-ANIMATOR in all its 35mm glory, DIRT IN THE GATE MOVIES present another rare screening projected using film technology.
THE EVIL DEAD (1981)- The auspicious feature debut from Sam Raimi. Shot on 16mm in the woods of Tennessee for around $350,000, secured the young director's cult status as a creative force to be reckoned with. The movie achieved further notoriety thanks to its highly publicised banning here in the UK amid the notorious ‘Video Nasties’ censorship campaign. See it projected on its original 16mm source film format.
PLUSEVIL DEAD 2 (1987) - This high-octane semi-sequel to Sam Raimi's cult hit The Evil Dead has nearly eclipsed its predecessor's reputation thanks to an endless barrage of hyperkinetic camera acrobatics, rapid-fire editing and ‘splatstick’ gore effects, not to mention a truly goofy performance by Bruce Campbell. Projected using an original 1987 theatrical 35mm film print.
Introduction by Dr. Kate Egan (Lecturer in Film Studies, Aberystwyth University) Author of Cultographies – The Evil Dead 2011) and Dr. Shaun Kimber (Senior Lecturer in Media Theory, Bournemouth University)
Join us for this very special celluloid extravaganza on the big screen!
Doors/Bar Open 6.00pm
Rotary Young Musician Competition with Bournemouth Music Competition winners. Jack Maguire comperes this 2015 event. Previous winners include 2 national finalists and one national winner. It is a showcase of Bournemouth’s young talented musicians.
Please note, the £1 under 18s ticket can only be purchased within the same transaction as an Adult ticket.
The Third Man is considered one of the greatest films of all time, celebrated for its atmospheric cinematography, performances, and musical score. A classic thriller in which writer Holly Martins sets about investigating the death of his friend in post-World War II Vienna but finds himself being drawn into a web of intrigue whilst searching for the illusive 'third man'.
The combo ticket if selected includes freshly made popcorn and a glass of wine, or beer or cider or any soft drink from our bar.
'A captivating twist on an original tale'.
A war-torn soldier and an obstinate princess - aided by three unearthly dogs, a strange, wizened woman and a magic tinderbox - discover the unbreakable bonds of true love.
Award winning AsOne Theatre Company presents its talented AsCend ensemble in a new play giving Hans Christian Andersen’s wonderfully dark tale an illuminating, Jurassic Coast twist. From deep under the roots of a magical tree, to a locked room in a royal tower; a story with huge heart and soul dusted with humour.
An audio-visual treat to thrill all the family, 'tinderbox' is a feast of physical storytelling, puppetry, shadow-play, animated image, lyrical music and song - creating a spell-binding experience whatever your age.
'Putting the magic back into family theatre'
Note-The times for Saturdays performances as sold here are correct but may appear differently in some publications.
Clever, sporty and popular Daisy Meredith wins a scholarship to the exclusive Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Once a pupil at the school Daisy embarks on many 'jolly hockey sticks' adventures, overcoming false accusations, searching for treasure, and making discoveries that will change her life forever.
Students from the Arts University Bournemouth present this hilarious, fast paced comedy set in a 1920’s girls boarding school.
A magical and mischievous tale about discovering the true spirit of Christmas told through puppetry, song and light play. Using their unique combination of visual storytelling, live music and object work, Moon On A Stick transform the stage into a stunning snowy spectacle. This beautiful, playful production, complete with Christmas Carols and audience interaction is suitable for ages 3+ providing a perfect alternative to the family pantomime.
Mark is a professional classical guitarist who studied guitar performance with Carlos Bonell who gave a sell out performance at Shelley Theatre last year. Mark has toured across the UK and is bringing his repertoire to Boscombe for the first time.
‘A Brilliant Recital.’
Bournemouth Evening Echo
Note - This concert is re scheduled from the originally published date of 30/10/2015.