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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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Chris Packham - Pictures from the Edge of the World

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Chris Packham is a celebrated naturalist, television presenter, conservationist and filmmaker, well-known for his work on the BBC's Spring, Autumn and Winterwatch..read more
Chris Packham is a celebrated naturalist, television presenter, conservationist and filmmaker, well-known for his work on the BBC's Spring, Autumn and Winterwatch series. In this talk, Chris travels to some of the world's wildlife hot spots and recounts tales from the frontline. Everyone is tempted by glamour, the big, the brash and the beautiful. But Chris likes to champion the underdog and push back at familiarity breeding contempt so for him humble everyday creatures are just as alluring. He likes to 'make something out of other people’s nothing' when it comes to photography and loves the challenge of finding beauty in ugly places. And when he does travel to some of the worlds wildlife hotspots he wants to see them in a new way, to put some art into his photos. But at the core of all his work is conservation so expect tales from the frontline and the full-frontal truth about how we get it wrong and get it right. Funny, inspiring, irreverent and packed with information it’s not a lecture, it’s a romp through the wild mind of Chris Packham. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20 Approximate runtime 120 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

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Bournemouth GaSP Present a Musicals Extravaganza: Beauties, Beasts and Barricades

Runtime: 120mins   Rating:
Come with us on a brief journey reviewing the history of musical theatre from Old Time Music Hall to the modern day Spectaculars! Bournemouth Gilbert &..read more
Come with us on a brief journey reviewing the history of musical theatre from Old Time Music Hall to the modern day Spectaculars! Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Productions presents an enjoyable and fascinating evening of solos, choruses and medleys from favourites such as 'Showboat', 'My Fair Lady', 'Die Feldermaus',and Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Iolanthe', through to the dramatic 'Les Miserables.' We will revisit much loved songs 'I could have danced all night', 'Get me to the church on time', 'Old Man River', 'Can't help lovin' dat man', mixed with a sneak preview of fairies from our forthcoming autumn show, and the ever emotional medley from Les Miserables. You will laugh, you will cry, and you definitely go home with rhythm in your feet and a song in your heart. Book your tickets now for the best seats going. Tickets £12.50 (including a 50p Regent Centre Development Fee)

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Easter Workshop: Cantankerous Characters of Christchurch (for 11-15 year olds)

Runtime: 180mins   Rating:
Practical drama workshop for 11- 15 year olds. Join us as we have fun exploring the larger than life Characters from Christchurch’s past. This theatrical morning is..read more
Practical drama workshop for 11- 15 year olds. Join us as we have fun exploring the larger than life Characters from Christchurch’s past. This theatrical morning is aimed at those who love drama, love history and love exploring new characters. 9.30am – 12.30pm 11-14 years (15 max) £10 per child Please bring a drink, snack and sense of humour!

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Horrible Histories: A Brand New Barmy Britain

Runtime: 65mins   Rating: LIVE
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a..read more
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before - featuring all new scenes! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to survive the first ever train ride! It's the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in! This show appeared at the Apollo Theatre in the West End as 'Barmy Britain - Part Four' and is set to return in 2019. Tickets: £14, Children (Under 16) £12 Family Ticket - £48 (2 adults, 2 children) (Not available online - call the Box Office on 01202 499199)

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Milton Musical Presents ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical’

Runtime: 120mins   Rating:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of..read more
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end! From the company which brought you ‘My Fair Lady’ & ‘Oklahoma’. Wed 24th April: All seats £14 All other performances: £16, Concessions £15 (50p of every ticket goes to the Regent Centre Development Fund)

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Just for Laughs: Adult drama at the Regent Centre

Runtime: 90mins   Rating:
Join us in the Regent Centre Studio as we explore theatre in an informal and fun way. This course is designed to increase your knowledge of drama to help you gain..read more
Join us in the Regent Centre Studio as we explore theatre in an informal and fun way. This course is designed to increase your knowledge of drama to help you gain confidence, meet new like minded people but most importantly to have fun. Each week we will explore a different theme through improvisation, scripts and props. We guarantee that you will leave feeling uplifted and motivated. Thursday Mornings 11.00am -12.30pm (includes a cup of tea and a biscuit afterwards). Only £45 for 6 weeks About the tutor: Vicky completed her diploma in recorded and performing arts at CAPRA in 2002. She went on to form Bourne Rep and directed and produced over thirteen plays and musicals in venues across Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. Alongside this work, she formed a youth theatre and taught drama to young people. After starting a family, Vicky concentrated on freelance directing and producing.

Theatre
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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Sooty's Magic Show

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy! Join Sooty for his brand new Laugh Out Loud Magic Show! Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s..read more
Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy! Join Sooty for his brand new Laugh Out Loud Magic Show! Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and side splitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty's flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage! With special guests circus star Michael Jordan and the ultraviolet specialties of Fantasie de la Nuit. A spectacular treat for the whole family – including a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show! Book now! Show duration: 90 minutes (including 20 min interval) Adult £12.50, Child £10.50, Family £40.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

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Cinema Museum Open Day

Runtime: 60mins   Rating: LIVE
Calling all cinema enthusiasts! Step into a bygone era with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Regent projection room. Enjoy a live demonstration of our 35mm projector,..read more
Calling all cinema enthusiasts! Step into a bygone era with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Regent projection room. Enjoy a live demonstration of our 35mm projector, which has been lovingly restored by a team of loyal volunteers. The extensive collection includes countless photographic images, old cinema posters, antique cinema fixtures and more! Ideal for anyone with an appreciation for the pre-digital days. Spaces are limited to 8 per tour - book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets: £5 per person Please be aware that there are two flights of outside stairs to access the projection room.

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BMT Productions Presents: The Sound of Music

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions return to The Regent Centre for the sixth consecutive year, bringing this wonderful family favourite back to Christchurch with..read more
Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions return to The Regent Centre for the sixth consecutive year, bringing this wonderful family favourite back to Christchurch with all the nun-warbling, doe-a-deering, goat-herding fun that we all know and love. With classic songs such as ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Climb Every Mountain’, ‘I Am 16 Going On 17’ and ‘Edelweiss’, you won’t want to miss this fabulous production at the Regent Centre during half term. Why not come in costume and have the chance to win our best dressed competition which will take place at every show? Dust off those habits! We will also be hosting sing-along performances on the Friday evening and Saturday matinee only. So do come and join us as we take you to those infamous hills in Austria for this beautiful story of Fraulein Maria and the Von Trapp family singers. Directed by David Sandham with Musical Direction by James Stead Tickets £18.50, Concessions £16.50 (including 50p development fund) Family ticket for MATINEES ONLY £60 (2 adults, 2 children) (Not available online - call the Box Office on 01202 499199)

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BMT Productions Presents: The Sound of Music (Singalong)

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
This is a live stage show. Please note this is a singalong perfomance and audience participation will be encouraged. Bournemouth Musical Theatre..read more
This is a live stage show. Please note this is a singalong perfomance and audience participation will be encouraged. Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions return to The Regent Centre for the sixth consecutive year, bringing this wonderful family favourite back to Christchurch with all the nun-warbling, doe-a-deering, goat-herding fun that we all know and love. With classic songs such as ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Climb Every Mountain’, ‘I Am 16 Going On 17’ and ‘Edelweiss’, you won’t want to miss this fabulous production at the Regent Centre during half term. Why not come in costume and have the chance to win our best dressed competition which will take place at every show? Dust off those habits! We will also be hosting sing-along performances on the Friday evening and Saturday matinee only. So do come and join us as we take you to those infamous hills in Austria for this beautiful story of Fraulein Maria and the Von Trapp family singers. Directed by David Sandham with Musical Direction by James Stead Tickets £18.50, Concessions £16.50 (including 50p development fund) Family ticket for MATINEES ONLY £60 (2 adults, 2 children) (Not available online - call the Box Office on 01202 499199)

Theatre
BMT Productions Presents: The Sound of Music

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions return to The Regent Centre for the sixth consecutive year, bringing this wonderful family favourite back to Christchurch with..read more
Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions return to The Regent Centre for the sixth consecutive year, bringing this wonderful family favourite back to Christchurch with all the nun-warbling, doe-a-deering, goat-herding fun that we all know and love. With classic songs such as ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Climb Every Mountain’, ‘I Am 16 Going On 17’ and ‘Edelweiss’, you won’t want to miss this fabulous production at the Regent Centre during half term. Why not come in costume and have the chance to win our best dressed competition which will take place at every show? Dust off those habits! We will also be hosting sing-along performances on the Friday evening and Saturday matinee only. So do come and join us as we take you to those infamous hills in Austria for this beautiful story of Fraulein Maria and the Von Trapp family singers. Directed by David Sandham with Musical Direction by James Stead Tickets £18.50, Concessions £16.50 (including 50p development fund) Family ticket for MATINEES ONLY £60 (2 adults, 2 children) (Not available online - call the Box Office on 01202 499199)

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Keep Smiling Through - A Celebration For The 75th Anniversary Of D-Day

Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Following their annual sell out Christmas Spectacular, the Glad Rag Production Company are proud to bring you a D-Day commemoration like no other. Our talented cast of..read more
Following their annual sell out Christmas Spectacular, the Glad Rag Production Company are proud to bring you a D-Day commemoration like no other. Our talented cast of singers and dancers will take you back to the 1940s to reminisce over a by-gone era of beautiful music, dancing and British nostalgia. Featuring vintage vocal harmonies from 'The Bluestockings'. From Vera Lynn to Flanagan and Allen and Glenn Miller, this show commemorates all aspects of WW2 paying tribute to our country’s rich history. Come and join us to wave your flag, sing along and help us celebrate what it means to be British! We will remember them. Tickets: £16, Concessions: £14, Child Under 16: £10

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Jeremy Vine -'What The Hell Is Going On?!’

Runtime: 120mins   Rating:
Jeremy Vine is one of the UK's most successful broadcasters. In more than thirty years at the BBC, he's presented Newsnight, Panorama, Crimewatch, Eggheads and Points..read more
Jeremy Vine is one of the UK's most successful broadcasters. In more than thirty years at the BBC, he's presented Newsnight, Panorama, Crimewatch, Eggheads and Points of View — as well as his daily Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, the UK's most listened-to radio news programme. He's been shot at in Croatia and had chewing gum placed on his chair in Zimbabwe (by one of Robert Mugabe's supporters). But increasingly he finds himself asking "What the hell is going on?" as information and misinformation get mixed together and the sheer volume of news that gets thrown at us all is mindblowing. Get ready to laugh and cry as Jeremy tries to make sense of a world that increasingly makes no sense at all — where, as he puts it, "my listeners have better stories than I do." Tickets: £17.50

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Cinema Museum Open Day

Runtime: 60mins   Rating: LIVE
Calling all cinema enthusiasts! Step into a bygone era with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Regent projection room. Enjoy a live demonstration of our 35mm projector,..read more
Calling all cinema enthusiasts! Step into a bygone era with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Regent projection room. Enjoy a live demonstration of our 35mm projector, which has been lovingly restored by a team of loyal volunteers. The extensive collection includes countless photographic images, old cinema posters, antique cinema fixtures and more! Ideal for anyone with an appreciation for the pre-digital days. Spaces are limited to 8 per tour - book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets: £5 per person Please be aware that there are two flights of outside stairs to access the projection room.

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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 guidance: 15+

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