Opportunity to work at Bridport Art Centre

Bridport Arts Centre seeks a skilled and dedicated Technical Manager to run their newly refurbished theatre, which has just benefitted from significant investment as part of a capital development programme.

Applications must be received by Midnight on Tuesday 23rd May.

To download the application form click here > Technical-Manager-4:4:17-App-pack

Photo by Pete Millson 2013.
Mobile phone: 07768 077353. UK.
© Pete Millson 2013.
From Page To Screen film festival 2013, Bridport, Dorset.



Cari Ann pointingThis past Saturday BACstage theatre group headed up to Salisbury Playhouse to take part in the National Youth Theatre Connections Festival. BACstage are a youth theatre group based at Bridport Arts Centre with ages ranging from 12-18 year olds. This festival is run by the national theatre and involves 230 youth theatre groups around the UK performing one of ten new plays written by established play writes. BACstage was chosen to take part in the scheme and chose to perform the play Heritage. Continue reading


SMALL BABE pic 1Dick King-Smith’s heartwarming tale of friendship, courage and determination will be brought to life in a family production on the Millennium Green on Sunday 28 July, 7pm

Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet at the fair – and everyone knows what fate awaits piglets raised on a farm. Adopted by Fly the sheepdog, Babe develops his own methods of herding sheep using politeness instead of barking orders, and even saves the flock from being stolen by sheep rustlers. But Farmer Hoggett is a hard man to please – so when Babe is entered for the county sheep dog trials he is going to need Fly’s help, all his wits, and as much politeness as he can muster if he is going to get the sheep to co-operate, win the trials, and save his life. Continue reading


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.

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   “Hitler Alone is chillingly real … an act of bravery, if ever I saw one” (The Scotsman  ****)

In an imagined monologue during the hour before Hitler’s suicide in the Berlin Bunker, this one man show attempts to penetrate the heart and mind of the “maniac of  ferocious genius” (Churchill) as he contemplates his past, present and future in moods that charm and repel in equal measure.

Written and performed by Bridport based actor Paul Webster, the show has toured nationally to much acclaim and been six times to the Edinburgh Fringe, where it was put on the “Best of the Fest” list.

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Following on from the success of Macbeth, the highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective presents a bold and exciting new production of Shakespeare’s most tragic tale – Romeo & Juliet.

In defiance of their families and in secrecy from their closest friends, hopeful young lives burn amidst a celestial and cataclysmic backdrop.  Sun and moon shine down on star-crossed lovers as they hide their passion and sexuality from their warring families and their closest friends.  Misadventure, family pride, and ancient quarrels abort and bury the most joyous of beginnings, the most hopeful of love stories as Romeo and Juliet, driven apart, find their world becoming a constricting, single mausoleum of fate and death. Continue reading

Henry VIII: Two Actors, Too Many Characters, One Big Ego!

The Six Wives of Henry VIII was an undisputed hit at the Bristol Old Vic, and with live original music, embroidery, barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, it promises to be an ill-researched lesson in cross-dressing Tudor history that you’ll never forget. This original play is opening the new autumn season at the Arts Centre at 8pm on Saturday 8 September, tickets are available from the box office 01308 424204 or online. Continue reading