which calmly, amusingly and cavernously redefines the very genre they invented themselves.
Kent based international touring troupe, European Arts Company, makes a welcome return to Bridport with a collection of classic Victorian one-act comedies. The company, who recently brought us a thrilling Harold Pinter double-bill, returns with a delicious evening of farces from the Victorian stage.
One of the U.K.’s brightest new choreographic talents, Helen Parlor, is bringing something very exciting and different to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 11 May, 8pm. Continue reading
Westcountry Comic Luke Honnoraty will be returning to Bridport Arts Centre Comedy Café this month to headline the show.
Former South West New Act of the Year Luke Honnoraty performed at the comedy café’s opening night in 2011 and has since gone on to win the London Comedy Store’s King Gong accolade and was featured in Loaded magazines search for the hottest new talent of 2013.
Luke entertains with hilarious tales of life in the south west and always has audiences gobsmacked with stories from his everyday life.
Joining Luke on the night will be a trio of acts from the burgeoning Bournemouth comedy scene and regular compere Tom Glover.
The BAC Comedy Cafe will be at 8pm on Friday 26 April. Tickets are £5 adults/£3 concessions and available from the arts centre box office on 01308 424204 .
A lurid, yet blistering funny tale of sex, drugs and perfectly seared scallops is making it’s way to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 20 April, 8pm. The Incomers is a hideously entertaining black farce in which four friends are slowly stripped of all their pretensions and secrets written by 6 Music resident poet, Murray Lachlan Young.
The play is set in the South West, as a full moon rises over a remote, windswept cottage. The children are in bed, wine is breathing nicely and the dinner is in the oven. It’s Gordon and Celia’s wedding anniversary. They’ve asked their oldest and dearest friends Zach and Jane down from London. The only problem is that Zach and Jane aren’t Zach and Jane anymore. Jane has gone and Julia – the 25-year-old, French burlesque dancer, has taken her place.
Following a week of non-stop excitement at the From Page to Screen Festival, we’re pleased to unveil our exciting new programme for May-September 2013. Continue reading
Made by young people as part of a workshop led by Peter Snelling. You will never see bananas in the same way again!
We were sad to learn that Helen Best – a hugely influential figure in the Art Centre’s early life – has passed away. Continue reading
Based on the Victorian novella, Wooden Tony, Richard Conlon’s play The Boy At The Edge of the Room focuses on a character that displays many of the classic traits of those on the autistic spectrum. Continue reading
It was with great sadness that we learned last week of the death of Peggy Chapman-Andrews. Peggy was one of the founders of Bridport Arts Centre, almost 40 years ago in 1973, when the then ‘Arts Society’ of which Peggy was the secretary, purchased the old Methodist Chapel. Continue reading