Category Archives: What’s On

Following last year’s marvellous performance of The Mikado, Opera Anywhere return with another Gilbert and Sullivan classic HMS Pinafore as part of their annual Gilbert and Sullivan Festival on Tour.

This is a tale of mismatched love across different social classes. Climb aboard to find out if love prevails and enjoy a feast of fun along...

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Dorchester Arts welcomes back multi-instrumentalist Mike Denham for the second of his regular SpeakEasy nights. Mike’s guest this time around is the Australian musician Michael McQuaid.

Michael has established an international reputation playing pre-war jazz and swing with remarkable energy and originality.

Wednesday 21 November, 8pm £14 / £12 conc, Dorchester Arts, Corn Exchange 01305 266926 dorchesterarts.org.uk

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While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. To Hell in a Handbag is a subversively funny new take on Oscar Wilde’s theatrical classic.

Friday 23 November, 8pm £13 / £11 conc, Dorchester Arts, Corn Exchange 01305...

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Mad Dog Mcrea return to shake the Corn Exchange with their unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music.

From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience.

Friday 7 December, 8pm £16 / £14 conc, Dorchester Arts,...

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The Dorchester Piano Quartet – Jennifer Curiel (violin), Pasha Willis (viola), Sally Flann (cello) and Peter Oakes (piano) – return for the third of their regular visits to Dorchester Arts.

Mozart’s minor-key works have a very special emotional depth, and the poignant Violin Sonata in E Minor is no exception. The Piano Quartet in E Flat...

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Lucy Parham returns to Dorchester with brilliant narrator Henry Goodman in Rêverie, The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy – a fitting programme for the centenary year of the composer’s death.

Rêverie evokes Debussy’s complex emotional life through a personal and revealing journal, illuminated by a sequence of his most famous and atmospheric solo piano works.

Sunday...

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