Recent Posts by Richard Reed

Thomas Hardy’s relationship with the remarkable Thornycroft family in peace and war.

 From his friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft and his beautiful wife Agatha, a model for Tess of the d’Urbervilles, to his war service in London and Dorchester, his personal family tragedy, his poetry and his influence on the young Siegfried Sassoon (himself a...

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Miracle Theatre makes a welcome return this summer, this time unpacking Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.

Will it take...

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The Dorchester Piano Quartet return for the second of their regular visits to Dorchester Arts. They will be joined for the first time by Elizabeth Drew, one of the regular members of Kokoro, the contemporary music ensemble of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

The programme will comprise of two pieces of work from contrasting composers, each trailblazers...

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The New Hardy Players return with a spectacular Georgian entertainment in evocative outdoor locations in Dorset.

Bring along a picnic and enjoy Thomas Hardy’s historical romance ‘The Trumpet Major’ in a colourful new production directed by Tim Laycock with Penny Levick. Featuring Harlequinade dancers from Dorchester Ballet directed by Lucy Bishop, newly composed music by Alastair...

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Over more than 25 years and thirteen albums the Producers have gigged their version of the blues round the clubs, theatres and festival of the world and have become firm favourites in Dorchester.

The band are really something special and have retained their freshness and originality through their various changes of line-up. Not content with playing...

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Join DYT Junior and Intermediate groups as they present a double bill.

Ella by Robert Reed

Ella doesn’t want to go to the ball: she’d much rather attend the football trials for Fairy Tale F.C.  Unfortunately, her cruel stepmother, Oksana, has seen to it that poor Ella can’t leave the house that evening. However, with the help...

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