The Mowlem

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Swanage Drama Company present... Cinderella

Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Fri 16th, Sat 17th January 2015 at 7:30 p.m.matinees Sat 10th and Sat 17th January at 2:00 p.m.Tickets £9 Adult; £8 concessions; £5...


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Oasish - Europe's Leading Tribute to Oasis

Saturday 21st February 2015 at 7:30pm. All tickets: £10.


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Eve of War

Friday 27th February 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £10 (concessions £9; school pupils £7).


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Two

Saturday 7th March 2015 at 8pm.  Tickets: £10 (concessions £9; children 12 and over £5).  


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Swanage Musical Theatre Company (amateur) present... The Pajama Game

Wed 18th to Sat 21st March 2015 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets £14 Adult; £12 concessions; £8 children.


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The Thrill of Love

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £12 (concessions £10).


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Forest Forge Theatre Company present... Leaves on a Line

Saturday 11th April 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions; £5 child)


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Swanage District Guides... Celebrating 100 years of Guiding in Swanage

Saturday 2nd May 2015 at 2pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets: £4 (£2 child)


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Vienna Festival Ballet present their... 35th Anniversary Gala

Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £18.50 (£16.50 concessions; £12 child)


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Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff - Together in Concert

Saturday 16th May 2015 at 7:30pm. All Tickets: £19.50


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Keith Charles with special guest Ivan Lee - Talking2Spirit

Friday 12th June 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £14 (£12.50 concessions)


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(exc. Sundays & Public Holidays)
& from 45 minutes before any
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Cinema Prices

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£4 Children

Monday Night Special:
£5 All Adults


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Paddington (PG)

Friday 19th Dec 2014 - Monday 22nd Dec 2014
7:00 pm

Run time: tbc
Genre: Family / Comedy
Release date: not yet released
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
Director: Paul King

Plot Synopsis

A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children's books by Michael Bond.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

Paddington (PG)

Monday 22nd Dec 2014 - Tuesday 23rd Dec 2014
2:30 pm

Run time: tbc
Genre: Family / Comedy
Release date: not yet released
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
Director: Paul King

Plot Synopsis

A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children's books by Michael Bond.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

 

Paddington (PG)

Wednesday 24th Dec 2014
10:30 am

Run time: tbc
Genre: Family / Comedy
Release date: not yet released
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
Director: Paul King

Plot Synopsis

A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children's books by Michael Bond.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (12a)

Saturday 27th Dec 2014
2:30 pm

Run time: 108 mins
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy
Release date: 12th December 2014
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Director: Peter Jackson

Plot Synopsis

Bilbo and Company are forced to be embraced in a war against an armed flock of combatants and the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and incinerating all of Middle-Earth.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (12a)

Sunday 28th Dec 2014 - Tuesday 30th Dec 2014
7:30 pm

Run time: 108 mins
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy
Release date: 12th December 2014
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Director: Peter Jackson

Plot Synopsis

Bilbo and Company are forced to be embraced in a war against an armed flock of combatants and the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and incinerating all of Middle-Earth.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (12a)

Wednesday 31st Dec 2014
2:30 pm

Run time: 108 mins
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy
Release date: 12th December 2014
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Director: Peter Jackson

Plot Synopsis

Bilbo and Company are forced to be embraced in a war against an armed flock of combatants and the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and incinerating all of Middle-Earth.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (12a)

Friday 2nd Jan 2015 - Saturday 3rd Jan 2015
2:30 pm

Run time: 108 mins
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy
Release date: 12th December 2014
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Director: Peter Jackson

Plot Synopsis

Bilbo and Company are forced to be embraced in a war against an armed flock of combatants and the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and incinerating all of Middle-Earth.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

Swanage Drama Company present... Cinderella

Friday 9th Jan 2015 - Saturday 10th Jan 2015
7:30 pm

Swanage Drama Company are back with their annual family pantomime Cinderella

Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Friday 16th Saturday 17th January 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
matinees  Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th January at 2:00 p.m.

This is the well-loved tale of Cinderella and her nasty, vindictive and facially-challenged step sisters Sam and Ella, written and performed by Swanage Drama Company. 

The lovable Buttons battles with his unrequited love for Cinderella while Baron Hard-up, bankrupted by his stepdaughters, is hounded by bailiffs Snatchitt and Grabbitt.  Meanwhile Fairy Godmother, assisted by Pixienose and Elfin Safety, tries to outwit Sam and Ella in order to transport Cinderella to the Ball to meet Prince Charming.   

Join us for this family pantomime simply bursting with jokes, music, dancing and pure silliness.

Tickets: £9; Concessions £8; Child £5

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  Fri 16th 7:30pm -  Sat 17th 2pm  -  Sat 17th 7:30pm

Swanage Drama Company present... Cinderella

Saturday 10th Jan 2015
2:00 pm

Swanage Drama Company are back with their annual family pantomime Cinderella

Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Friday 16th Saturday 17th January 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
matinees  Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th January at 2:00 p.m.

This is the well-loved tale of Cinderella and her nasty, vindictive and facially-challenged step sisters Sam and Ella, written and performed by Swanage Drama Company. 

The lovable Buttons battles with his unrequited love for Cinderella while Baron Hard-up, bankrupted by his stepdaughters, is hounded by bailiffs Snatchitt and Grabbitt.  Meanwhile Fairy Godmother, assisted by Pixienose and Elfin Safety, tries to outwit Sam and Ella in order to transport Cinderella to the Ball to meet Prince Charming.   

Join us for this family pantomime simply bursting with jokes, music, dancing and pure silliness.

Tickets: £9; Concessions £8; Child £5

buytickets sm  Fri 9th 7:30pm  -  Sat 10th 2pm  -  Sat 10th 7:30pm 
  Fri 16th 7:30pm -  Sat 17th 2pm  -  Sat 17th 7:30pm

 

Swanage Drama Company present... Cinderella

Friday 16th Jan 2015 - Saturday 17th Jan 2015
7:30 pm

Swanage Drama Company are back with their annual family pantomime Cinderella

Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Friday 16th Saturday 17th January 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
matinees  Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th January at 2:00 p.m.

This is the well-loved tale of Cinderella and her nasty, vindictive and facially-challenged step sisters Sam and Ella, written and performed by Swanage Drama Company. 

The lovable Buttons battles with his unrequited love for Cinderella while Baron Hard-up, bankrupted by his stepdaughters, is hounded by bailiffs Snatchitt and Grabbitt.  Meanwhile Fairy Godmother, assisted by Pixienose and Elfin Safety, tries to outwit Sam and Ella in order to transport Cinderella to the Ball to meet Prince Charming.   

Join us for this family pantomime simply bursting with jokes, music, dancing and pure silliness.

Tickets: £9; Concessions £8; Child £5

buytickets sm  Fri 9th 7:30pm  -  Sat 10th 2pm  -  Sat 10th 7:30pm 
  Fri 16th 7:30pm -  Sat 17th 2pm  -  Sat 17th 7:30pm

 

Swanage Drama Company present... Cinderella

Saturday 17th Jan 2015
2:00 pm

Swanage Drama Company are back with their annual family pantomime Cinderella

Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Friday 16th Saturday 17th January 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
matinees  Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th January at 2:00 p.m.

This is the well-loved tale of Cinderella and her nasty, vindictive and facially-challenged step sisters Sam and Ella, written and performed by Swanage Drama Company. 

The lovable Buttons battles with his unrequited love for Cinderella while Baron Hard-up, bankrupted by his stepdaughters, is hounded by bailiffs Snatchitt and Grabbitt.  Meanwhile Fairy Godmother, assisted by Pixienose and Elfin Safety, tries to outwit Sam and Ella in order to transport Cinderella to the Ball to meet Prince Charming.   

Join us for this family pantomime simply bursting with jokes, music, dancing and pure silliness.

Tickets: £9; Concessions £8; Child £5

buytickets sm  Fri 9th 7:30pm  -  Sat 10th 2pm  -  Sat 10th 7:30pm 
  Fri 16th 7:30pm -  Sat 17th 2pm  -  Sat 17th 7:30pm

 

Oasish

Saturday 21st Feb 2015
7:30 pm

 

Since forming in 2004, Oasish, have quickly become the most sought after OASIS tribute band in the UK. Not only does the band feature many professional musicians, it also features members that have played the bigger stages with names such as Robbie Williams, Pete Townshend (The Who), Bryan Adams,Chesney Hawkes, Nik Kershaw, Jason Donovan plus many more...

Boasting a back-line that matches the same amps that oasis use, Oasish also use the same instruments as well. Indeed, the "Noel" uses either a Sunburst Gibson Les Paul, Cherry Red Gibson ES335 or the Union Jack Epiphone Supernova, the signature guitar that Noel helped design after appearing with one at the Maine Road show in Manchester in the mid 90's.

Tickets: £10

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Eve of War

Friday 27th Feb 2015
7:30 pm

Trisha Lewis is Nanny Eve in this play written and directed by Peter John Cooper -a play of wit, sadness, melodrama and, sometimes, broad slapstick humour. It is suitable for all ages. When it was first performed in Oxford, The Oxford Mail said it was an “An astonishing piece infused with warmth and Melancholy.”

Little Arthur gazes from his nursery window trying to make sense of the mad world of the grown-ups beyond. It is September 1939, the eve of War and Nanny Cummins wants to keep the truth of the coming horror from Arthur.

“Eve of War - Little Arthur’s History of England” is a one woman show about the life of a Nanny and her charge in the nursery of a big house during the days and nights of September 1939. Nanny Cummins is more than a little eccentric and is definitely larger than life.  During the course of the play we gain a sense of Nanny’s past and her attitude to the looming conflict as she reads from the big history book that she keeps on the nursery shelf. From time to time she fortifies herself with a swig from her special medicine bottle. In the end Nanny knows she cannot keep the truth from her little Arthur and, instead, tries to make him understand what it might all mean. In a dramatic climax we come to understand the secret that Nanny herself has kept hidden all these years...

Tickets: £10 (concessions £9, children at school £7)

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Two

Saturday 7th Mar 2015
8:00 pm

Arena Theatre

After the great success of Collaborators, Arena Theatre return to The Mowlem with their latest play, Two.

Jim Cartwright's two hander presents a fascinating microcosm of working class life in a Northern local in the 80's, emulated in many comedies most notably, Early Doors.

Let our Landlord and Landlady introduce you to all the punters and regulars as well as uncovering their own tragic secret. All life is present in this pub, where people celebrate and mourn in an unflinching mixture of tragedy and comedy.

"A sharp, salty, quickfire evocation of the drudgery and gaiety and underlying melancholia of English pub life" The Guardian.

Directed by Hayley Tucker with permission from Samuel French
Starring Adam Donoghue as Landlord and every male, and Beverley Beck as Landlady and every woman.

Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions; children 12 and over £5)

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The Pajama Game

Wednesday 18th Mar 2015 - Saturday 21st Mar 2015
7:30 pm

The Swanage Musical Theatre Company (amateur) presents "The Pajama Game"

The Pajama Game is a musical set in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in the 1950s. Labour troubles start when the union, led by Prez, demands a seven-and-a-half cents an hour raise which management refuse. Sid is the new factory superintendent and Babe is head of the grievance committee and love blossoms between them.

There are several characters to follow and well known songs such as “Hey There” "Racing with the Clock", "Steam Heat" “Once a Year Day” and "Hernando's Hideaway".

Tickets: £14; Concessions £12; Child £8

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The Thrill of Love

Thursday 26th Mar 2015
7:30 pm

ImpAct Theatre in their new production by Amanda Whittington.

This is a very modern piece of theatre set to a background of a Billie Holiday soundtrack - it has a feel of a 1950's black & white movie - is very stylised and choreographed and although Ruth Ellis was remembered as the last woman to be hanged in this country it is much more about her life.

A divorcee with a young child to care for - she meets the wealthy womanising, David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed.

Fame comes - but not in the way she imagined.

Why does their relationship end in murder ?
Why does she plead not guilty - but offer no defence ?
Why does she show no remorse ?
And who is she trying to protect ?

The Thrill of Love, Amanda Whittington's gripping new play - dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, and takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines.

First performed by the New Vic Theatre in February 2013.

This production is recommended for ages 16+.

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

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Leaves on a Line

Saturday 11th Apr 2015
7:30 pm

Forest Forge Theatre Company

Two individual stories. Two lives connected by one moment.

A baby is abandoned on a deserted railway platform, there is a young woman who decides to give up her baby and an older woman who finds it. A decision that derails and changes the direction of both their lives.

2015. A re-opened heritage railway station. When Liz receives an unexpected message, she is presented with the chance to live a life she rejected decades ago. This could be her moment; this could be just what she’s been waiting for. But should she first reveal the secret she has kept for twenty-one years?

1994. A railway station facing closure. Catherine is eagerly waiting for her new life to begin but an unexpected visitor forces her towards an unfamiliar destination and a future she did not anticipate. Twenty-one years later, she returns to the same railway station and is confronted by the past she has turned her back on.

At the centre of both plays is Tom, the model railway enthusiast. Tom, who’s been reading other people’s letters. Tom who’s also Sam.

Using a range of theatrical styles and storytelling devices, this quirky and playful ensemble piece tells the story of our relationship to the past and to the future and the constantly changing nature of our hopes and dreams. The abandoned railway lines, heritage stations and derelict platforms of Hampshire’s railway history form the backdrop of this new play.

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions; £5 child)

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Swanage District Guides... Celebrating 100 years of Guiding in Swanage

Saturday 2nd May 2015
2:00 pm

two performances 2:00 pm and 7.30 pm

GirlGuiding is celebrating 100 years of Guiding in Swanage in 2015. 2010 brought us the Centenary year for Girlguiding’s birth, showing that Swanage was modern bringing in sections just 5 years later! Our local Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Leaders and Trefoil members wanted to mark the occasion with a big event that we can share with you, so we bring to you a show full of history, fun, singing and adventures from around the world as well as right here in Swanage.

They will take you through time and across countries, playing games and sharing some of the reasons why they enjoy Guiding and all of its benefits. You never know, it might make you want to join in!

Please, come along to support the Guides and enjoy the efforts the girls, aged from 5 upwards, have put into making this show spectacular.

Tickets: £4 (children £2)

Swanage District Guides... Celebrating 100 years of Guiding in Swanage

Saturday 2nd May 2015
7:30 pm

two performances 2:00 pm and 7.30 pm

GirlGuiding is celebrating 100 years of Guiding in Swanage in 2015. 2010 brought us the Centenary year for Girlguiding’s birth, showing that Swanage was modern bringing in sections just 5 years later! Our local Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Leaders and Trefoil members wanted to mark the occasion with a big event that we can share with you, so we bring to you a show full of history, fun, singing and adventures from around the world as well as right here in Swanage.

They will take you through time and across countries, playing games and sharing some of the reasons why they enjoy Guiding and all of its benefits. You never know, it might make you want to join in!

Please, come along to support the Guides and enjoy the efforts the girls, aged from 5 upwards, have put into making this show spectacular.

Tickets: £4 (children £2)

The Vienna Festival Ballet 35th Anniversary Gala

Tuesday 12th May 2015
7:30 pm

Vienna Festival Ballet celebrate 35 years with their 35th Anniversary Gala.

They are proud to present highlights from the world's most beloved Tchaikovsky ballets which have featured in their repertoire over the past 35 years.

Highlights will include the moment when the Swan Queen meets her prince in Act 2 Swan Lake, the Dance of the Cygnets, Clara's journey to a glittering land of snow in The Nutcracker, and the famous Rose Adagio from Sleeping Beauty, where Princess Aurora is introduced to four princes.

Vienna Festival Ballet's reflection on 35 years of performing classical ballets all over the world, will take you on an unforgettable journey through the best of ballet in one magical evening.

Tickets: £18.50 (concessions £16.50; children £12)

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Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff - Together in Concert

Saturday 16th May 2015
8:00 am

2015 sees two of Ireland's finest and best loved entertainers take to the stage together.

Dominic Kirwan brings his own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of his homeland in this brand new show.

Joining Dominic for an evening of fabulous live music and entertainment, is internationally renowned songstress Mary Duff, as the pair join forces to showcase their outstanding vocal range Live On Stage Across The UK!

A fabulous occasion, sure to be a hit, not only with their loyal fans but with lovers of music everywhere.

So come and join Dominic and Mary for a night you won't forget! – Book Now!

Tickets: £19.50

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Talking 2 Spirit

Friday 12th Jun 2015
7:30 pm

Keith Charles with special guest Ivan Lee - "Talking2Spirit"

'The Psychic Cop' - clairvoyant, psychic and ex policeman for 32 years, Keith Charles takes a direct approach to the afterlife, searching for hard evidence wherever he can of the spirits he communicates with. 'To see him in action is to be entertained as well as informed'.

Keith Charles, the ultimate spiritual medium, renown psychic cop, and the unique Ivan Lee are TALKING 2 SPIRIT. Are they the best? Discover for yourself. They work tirelessly to reunite loved ones who have gone to the world of spirit. They bring warmth, sincerity and proof that life is everlasting. Amazing!

Tickets: £14 (concessions £12.50)

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