10 Dorset theatre events - March 2016

PUBLISHED: 10:53 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:53 26 February 2016

Morgan and West - the time travelling magicians are touring the county this month © 2014 Steve Ullathorne

Morgan and West - the time travelling magicians are touring the county this month © 2014 Steve Ullathorne

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A caravan of curiosities and time travelling magicians are just some of the wonderful performances happening this month

Morgan & West - Parlour Tricks - 1 – 6 & 12 – 13 March

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility which includes elements of theatre, storytelling and science. Shows at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, £6 (u18s) family ticket £25.

1 Mar: Royal Manor Theatre, Portland. 08448 700887; 2 Mar: Shipton Gorge Village Hall (VH) 01308 897562; 3 Mar: Nether Compton VH 01935 413220; 4 Mar: Comrades Hall Broadwindsor 01308 867644; 5 Mar: West Stafford VH 01305 265282; 6 Mar: Piddletrenthide VH 01300 348247; 12 Mar: Sixpenny Handley VH 07751 525200; 13 Mar: Melbury Osmond VH 01935 834559

Pocket Dream - 2 March

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream for young audiences’ is how Propeller’s visually stunning sixty minute magic infused version of this Shakespeare classic is described. Starts 1.30pm. Tickets £14/£12.

Marine Theatre Lyme Regis 01297 442138

Circa Tsuica - 6 March

Cracking musicians and daredevil acrobats play a joyous blend of ripping rhythms and show off their outrageous circus skills without dropping a note – or each other! Starts 3pm. Tickets £14, £12, £10.50.

Lighthouse Poole 0844 406 8666

Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie - 12 March

Roll up, roll up, for the most ‘magnifical’, ‘tremendible’ and ‘fantasticulous’ experience in town! The caravan of curiosities and its crew of mysterious misfits have arrived at Lighthouse Poole to entertain, amuse and beguile you. Shows 2pm & 5pm. Tickets £13.75.

Box office 0844 406 8666

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio - 19 March

Crickets, cats, foxes and the famous puppet boy spring out of a collection of dusty, old, magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings to bring you the true story of Pinocchio. Shows 11am & 2pm. Tickets £7.

Lighthouse Poole 0844 406 8666

The Gruffalo’s Child - 24 - 26 March

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist ... does he? Tall Stories Theatre Company brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation. Shows Thurs – Sat 1.30pm, Fri & Sat 10.30am. Tickets £12.50.

Lighthouse Poole 0844 406 8666

Leaper: A Fish Tale - 25 March

Tucked In Theatre Company explores the colourful world beneath the waves to tell the story of a fish’s magical quest against the man-made monsters in our seas. Starts 3pm. Tickets £6.

Dorchester Corn Exchange 01305 266926

Pop Factor - 29 March

Hits from Taylor Swift to Olly Murs performed by a cast of top professional singers and dancers plus dance competitions with prize giveaways make this a must-see, fantastic concert experience for the whole family! Show 6.30pm. Tickets £15.

Lighthouse Poole 0844 406 8666

Jack and the Beanstalk - 29 March

Set in present day Cornwall and featuring beautiful hand carved puppets, this show will transport you into a world of giants over the rainbow thanks to some magic beans. Show starts 3pm. Tickets £8, £7, £5 (u12s)

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis 01297 442138

Stig of the Dump - 31 March

It is nearly 50 years since Stig, a caveman who lives in a chalk pit, and Barney, the boy who discovers him, had their first adventure together but this timeless children’s classic remains as charming and entertaining as ever. Show 3pm. Tickets £10/£8.

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis 01297 442138


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