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Join us for an "Audience with Spirit" with International Medium Martin Jones. Martin, now resident Medium & owner of Gurulicious Holistic Boutique has worked both here in the UK & abroad in South Africa as a Medium & Teacher. He has also been interviewed here in the UK as well as being a guest on a psychic radio talk show in America.

He brings his unique perspective on the world of Spirit to the stage at Shelley Theatre for this one night event, in the hopes that he can connect the audience, not only with loved ones in the world of Spirit, but indeed, with a better understanding of self.
Wednesday 02 September 2015 19:30
At only 26, Dorset girl Jazz Morley has been quietly touring the UK for the past 6 years, honing her skills and notching up over 500 shows in the process, including festival slots at Isle Of White, Guilfest, Redfest and The Great Escape to name a few. On top of media support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Time Out, Music Week and The Huffington Post, Jazz has grown a genuine fanbase of thousands, which looks set to grow and grow.

September 2015 sees the release of new material that has been crafted and developed with producer David Trotter at legendary Strongroom Studios in Shoreditch, and mixed by Grammy Award Winner Cameron Craig. Combining influences from soul to electronica, Jazz Morley's sound takes an exciting step forward.

"Haunting vocals, oozing with the pain of heartache and beautifully humble production make Jazz’s records an enthralling listen. A storming live presence leaves no excuse to miss the experience of seeing her live." Music Week

Jazz will be supported by local musician Jinder "The loftiest solo star in the UK" The Independent
Saturday 12 September 2015 19:00
"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.
Friday 18 September 2015 19:30
Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting 'The Lady in Gold'. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

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.

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Saturday 19 September 2015 20:00
Saturday 26th September 2015 10am-12pm

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.

This year, Shelley Theatre will be following last years massively successful coffee morning with another event serving tea, cakes and maybe some Jam made from the Mulberry tree planted over 100 years ago by our founder Percy Florence Shelley! All you need to do is turn up, dig deep in your pockets and eat! If we have anything left over, we'll continue to serve it during the afternoon and evening performances of Brief Encounter.

What's it all for?
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. And as treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. The money we raise will help make sure no one has to face cancer alone, from the moment they’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.
Saturday 26 September 2015 10:00
Noel Coward's "Brief Encounter" is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. Adapted by the genius that is Emma Rice and Kneehigh Theatre, Arena Theatre brings to the stage the characteristic wit and musicality of Kneehigh in this classic. Experience the joy and heartache of this timeless story. If you love the movie, you'll get a huge kick from this ingenious homage.

"I want to remember every minute. Always. Always to the end of my days."
Saturday 26 September 2015 14:30
Saturday 26 September 2015 19:30
An afternoon of entertainment supplied by homeless projects in Bournemouth with guest appearances by the Marchwood Military Wives. Compered by SI Genero from The Voice.
Saturday 03 October 2015 14:30
Pedro Almodóvar presents the wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged Wild Tales. Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

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.
Saturday 03 October 2015 20:00
"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.
Wednesday 21 October 2015 19:30
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
Thursday 22 October 2015 19:30
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.
Friday 23 October 2015 20:00
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
Saturday 24 October 2015 20:00
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.
Saturday 31 October 2015 19:00
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.
Thursday 05 November 2015 19:30
Friday 06 November 2015 19:30
Saturday 07 November 2015 19:30
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 (to be announced shortly).
Thursday 12 November 2015 19:30
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." (Nick Churchill)
Friday 13 November 2015 19:45
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 !
Saturday 14 November 2015 20:00
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)
Friday 20 November 2015 19:30
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.
PLUS
EVIL 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
Saturday 21 November 2015 19:00
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.
Sunday 22 November 2015 15:30
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.
Saturday 28 November 2015 20:00
'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'
Friday 04 December 2015 19:30
Saturday 05 December 2015 14:30
Saturday 05 December 2015 19:00
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.
Thursday 10 December 2015 19:30
Friday 11 December 2015 19:30
Saturday 12 December 2015 14:30
Saturday 12 December 2015 19:30
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.
Saturday 19 December 2015 14:00
Saturday 19 December 2015 19:30
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.
Thursday 02 June 2016 20:00