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Regent Tour

Runtime: 90mins   Rating: LIVE
Tickets: £5 Smell the greasepaint, tread the boards and lap up the limelight when you join one of the Regent Centre’s exclusive tours. This is your chance to..read more
Tickets: £5 Smell the greasepaint, tread the boards and lap up the limelight when you join one of the Regent Centre’s exclusive tours. This is your chance to explore parts of the Regent that are normally off-limits to the General Public, including the Projection Box, the Dressing Rooms, the Lighting and Sound Booths and behind the scenes in the backstage area. There will be a chance to ask questions about the Regent, its history, future plans and about its place at the heart of entertainment in Christchurch. Space is strictly limited so do book early to avoid disappointment! Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to access the projection room.

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The Gondoliers - Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
June 1953 and in London a coronation takes place. In Venice, Marco and Giuseppe are about to claim their brides. But…! What secret is the Grand Inquisitor hiding? Join..read more
June 1953 and in London a coronation takes place. In Venice, Marco and Giuseppe are about to claim their brides. But…! What secret is the Grand Inquisitor hiding? Join us as we set sail to Barataria , “Dance the Cachucha”, and where the secret is revealed with a rousing ‘FIESTA FINALE’! The Gondoliers tells the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers who are informed that, due to an error of identity when they were young boys, one of them is the heir to the throne of Barataria. Featuring some of Sullivan’s most memorable tunes and Gilbert’s array of strong characters, this is sure to be another excellent evening’s entertainment from Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Tickets: £16, Concessions: £15, Under 18s (or in full time education): £5

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One Man, Two Guvnors by Regent Rep

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his..read more
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancee. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this new English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, with songs and music by Grant Olding, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. Tickets: £12.50, Concessions £10.50 Please note this production contains infrequent strong language & moderate sexual references.

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An Evening with Alice Roberts: Digging into Britain’s Past

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Anthropologist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts has been delving into Britain’s past, and making archaeology programmes, for nearly twenty years. Alice..read more
Anthropologist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts has been delving into Britain’s past, and making archaeology programmes, for nearly twenty years. Alice joined Time Team as a bone expert before going on to present anthropology and archaeology stories on BBC Two’s immensely popular Coast series and co-presenting The Celts in 2015. Alice has presented seven series of Digging for Britain, sharing new archaeological discoveries from across the UK on BBC Four, and she has explored the history of our towns and cities in Britain’s Most Historic Towns on Channel 4 - which will be back with a second series in 2019. She has written eight popular science and archaeology books, including The Celts and Tamed: Ten species that changed our world. In this exclusive tour, Alice will share insights, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories from her personal journey to explore Britain’s past, with footage from her programmes and excerpts from her books. Each show will finish with 20 minutes Q&A. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20 (including the 50p Regent Centre development fee)

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Paul Zerdin’s Puppet Party

Runtime: 140mins   Rating: LIVE
Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand-new UK tour. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby,..read more
Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand-new UK tour. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby, there’ll be his new bodyguard, an urban fox, some hilarious audience participation - and a talking ice cream - all using a mixture of master puppeteering, state of the art animatronic wizardry and a unique blend of edgy comedy. It's a quirk of British theatre that a man can get a standing ovation for spending the best part of 75 minutes on a stage talking to himself. It goes without saying that Paul’s skills are top notch – there's not a hint of movement from his lips and he has a strong command of a range of different voices but it’s his control of the puppets and sense of timing that brings his characters to life! Don’t miss out on your chance to see the winner of America’s Got Talent and one of Britain’s finest entertainers. ‘’The best ventriloquist Britain has discovered for many years...’’ The Stage “If you think the words ‘brilliant’ and ‘ventriloquist’ have no place in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education” Evening Standard Tickets £20.50 Age Advisory 15 years +

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Greg Minnaar Size Matters

Runtime: 110mins   Rating: LIVE
Presented by Speakers from the Edge 3x UCi Downhill World Champion, 3x UCi Downhill World Cup Champion, with 21 World Cup race wins and multiple podium..read more
Presented by Speakers from the Edge 3x UCi Downhill World Champion, 3x UCi Downhill World Cup Champion, with 21 World Cup race wins and multiple podium positions, Greg Minnaar is unarguably one of the greatest mountain bikers in the history of the sport. In this brand new show, Greg takes audiences on the journey of his incredible enduring racing career and the story of his life, covering everything from the early days of riding enthusiasm to his rise to the very top, the bikes that helped get him there and the teams behind the legendary rider! Tickets: £19 Runtime approx 110 minutes (including a 20 min interval) Photo credit: Sven Martin

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Regent Tour

Runtime: 90mins   Rating: LIVE
Tickets: £5 Smell the greasepaint, tread the boards and lap up the limelight when you join one of the Regent Centre’s exclusive tours. This is your chance to..read more
Tickets: £5 Smell the greasepaint, tread the boards and lap up the limelight when you join one of the Regent Centre’s exclusive tours. This is your chance to explore parts of the Regent that are normally off-limits to the General Public, including the Projection Box, the Dressing Rooms, the Lighting and Sound Booths and behind the scenes in the backstage area. There will be a chance to ask questions about the Regent, its history, future plans and about its place at the heart of entertainment in Christchurch. Space is strictly limited so do book early to avoid disappointment! Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to access the projection room.

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Cats presented by Highcliffe Charity Players

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is a magical musical like no other – a magnificent all-singing, all-dancing spectacular with inspired choreography, mischievous costumes and..read more
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is a magical musical like no other – a magnificent all-singing, all-dancing spectacular with inspired choreography, mischievous costumes and a superb score that includes the unforgettable ‘Memory’. Since it first burst onto the West End stage in 1981 with its ground-breaking, sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse, Cats has become one of the world's best known and best loved musicals, presented in over 30 countries, translated into 15 languages and seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical collection of poems, ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, it brings together a tribe of Jellicle Cats on a moonlit evening, who must make the ‘Jellicle choice’ to decide which of them will ascend to the mysterious Heaviside Layer and be reborn. It’s the cat’s whiskers, don’t miss it! An amateur production by arrangement with The Musical Company Ltd. Tickets: £16, Concessions £15 (incl. our 50p Development Fee)

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Poole & Parkstone Productions - A Century of Song

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Celebrate 100 years of Poole & Parkstone Productions as we recreate our most memorable moments. Chosen by our audiences, friends and members past &..read more
Celebrate 100 years of Poole & Parkstone Productions as we recreate our most memorable moments. Chosen by our audiences, friends and members past & present, join us as we reprise and reimagine iconic numbers and sensational showstoppers from the last century. From Gilbert & Sullivan classics to modern-day musicals, join us as we Step in Time to the magic of Mary Poppins, sweep through the plains of Oklahoma, storm the barricades in Paris and with a spectacular new finale, this will indeed be The Greatest Show! P&P's performances of A Century of Song will support the following charities: Christchurch Rotary Club, Diverse Abilities, Ehlers-Danlos Support UK and Guide Dogs UK. Tickets: £16, Concession: £13, Child (U16) £6.50, Family £38.00 (2 adults, 2 children under 16)

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Shakespeare Schools Festival 2019

Runtime: 120mins   Rating:
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Regent Centre. Join us on 12th & 13th November for an..read more
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Regent Centre. Join us on 12th & 13th November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage. Ticket Prices: Full price: £10.00 Concession: £8.00 Group Discount: £7.00 per ticket for groups of 20+ Tues 12th November A Midsummer Night's Dream- The Grange School Macbeth- Priestlands School Romeo and Juliet- Heatherlands Primary School Wed 13th November Othello - Twynham School TBC - Milton Abbey School A Midsummer Night's Dream - Glenmoor and Winton Academies

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West End & Broadway Songbook 2019 - "Larger than Life"

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
West End & Broadway Songbook in association with the Friends of BIGLITTLE Theatre School present "LARGER THAN LIFE" The latest edition of the West End &..read more
West End & Broadway Songbook in association with the Friends of BIGLITTLE Theatre School present "LARGER THAN LIFE" The latest edition of the West End & Broadway Songbook series comes to the Regent Centre on Sunday 17th November. "Larger Than Life" - uses songs from musicals old and new to chart the development of the genre from the early twentieth century, right up to the modern hit musicals of today. As in previous editions, the show features a line up of west end star singers, headed up by the incredibly talented and immeasurably charming Nigel Richards - who has become a favourite with Regent Centre audiences. The show is backed by a live on-stage band under the musical direction of Colin Billing, and also features an ensemble of students from BIGLITTLE Theatre School's Professional Development Programme. Tickets £17, Concessions £15

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Regent Tour

Runtime: 90mins   Rating: LIVE
Tickets: £5 Smell the greasepaint, tread the boards and lap up the limelight when you join one of the Regent Centre’s exclusive tours. This is your chance to..read more
Tickets: £5 Smell the greasepaint, tread the boards and lap up the limelight when you join one of the Regent Centre’s exclusive tours. This is your chance to explore parts of the Regent that are normally off-limits to the General Public, including the Projection Box, the Dressing Rooms, the Lighting and Sound Booths and behind the scenes in the backstage area. There will be a chance to ask questions about the Regent, its history, future plans and about its place at the heart of entertainment in Christchurch. Space is strictly limited so do book early to avoid disappointment! Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to access the projection room.

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Christmas Spectacular 2019

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Returning for its eighth fabulous year of family entertainment, The Glad Rag Production Company is delighted to bring a brand new Christmas Spectacular to the Regent..read more
Returning for its eighth fabulous year of family entertainment, The Glad Rag Production Company is delighted to bring a brand new Christmas Spectacular to the Regent Centre stage. Bursting with festive delights, this highly acclaimed company will create a magical Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy. Once again, audiences will be treated to dazzling costumes from West End costumier Sue Simmerling and sparkling production numbers brought together by a heart-warming festive story, making this production the best winter warmer in town. Tickets: Matinees - £16 Evenings - £17 Concessions - £16 Christmas Eve (24th Dec) £17 Family Ticket - £58 (2 adults, 2 children)

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Highcliffe Charity Players

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Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, it’s panto fun for everyone! When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, his mother, the outrageous Dame Trott, is not best pleased!..read more
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, it’s panto fun for everyone! When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, his mother, the outrageous Dame Trott, is not best pleased! Little does she know that those beans hold the key to a thrilling adventure. As Jack climbs the beanstalk he discovers a land filled with riches beyond his wildest dreams …. there’s just one Giant problem! It’s 15 years since the award winning Highcliffe Charity Players performed ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’, so don’t miss this giant of a show which promises laughter, sparkle and excitement for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets: £13.50 Early Bird £12.50 Concessions: £12.50 Early Bird £11.50 Children (Under 16): £11.50 Early Bird £10.50 EARLY BIRD OFFER - £1 off all tickets until Sat 2nd November 2019. Tues 21st Jan only - meet the cast after the show!

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