August 1-10, tickets from £16

Hot on the heels of its production of A Bunch of Amateurs last month, Wimborne Rep presents classic British sitcom Rising Damp at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne from August 1 to 3, followed by Agatha Christie's Love From a Stranger, from August 8 to 10.

01202 885566 tivoliwimborne.co.uk



August 3

Afro-Cuban percussion maestro Snowboy and his eight-piece band The Latin Section will be headlining the 25th Stompin’ On The Quomps in Christchurch. Opening the popular smooth jazz festival is Gloucestershire-based saxist Kim Cypher and her band, while other main stage acts include the double bassist and jazz singer Nicola Farnon and the ever-popular Zoe Schwarz and Blue Commotion.




August 3, tickets £29

The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. The legendary group, at Weymouth Pavilion this month, have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits - including; Saturday Night at the Movies, Come on Over to My Place, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and many more.

01305 783225 weymouthpavilion.com



August 5-10, tickets from £17.75

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The play, which promises shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner, comes to Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre this month.




August 8, tickets £13

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening, the critically-acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award-nominated play directed by Sam Mendes is being screened at the Regent Centre in Christchurch as part of National Theatre Live's tenth birthday season. Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles play the Lehman Brothers, whose firm spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

01202 499199




August 11, tickets £19

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain's leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019, with a date at Weymouth Pavilion. The Mock the Week regular and recent star of the new Live at the Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags.

01305 783225 weymouthpavilion.com



August 12-17, tickets from £18.50

A story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind comes to Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre this month. Amélie secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, she realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.




August 13-15, tickets £15.50

The Luna Cinema returns to Lulworth Castle this month, with screenings of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on August 13, The Greatest Showman on August 14 and Bohemian Rhapsody on August 15. The Luna Bar with Estrella will be onsite serving a full selection of alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and hot drinks, while food will be available from gourmet partners on-site.




August 17, tickets £12.50

Swing Unlimited are back at the Regent Centre in Christchurch with an evening of themes and songs from the world’s most famous and exciting action films. Featuring a 20-piece big band orchestra with vocalists and led by musical director James Stead, highlights include music from James Bond, Indiana Jones, Mission: Impossible, Rocky, The Terminator, and many more.

01202 499199




August 18-September 14, tickets from £12.50

Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production returns to Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre with The Best of That'll Be The Day! This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of That’ll Be The Day!




August 26-31, tickets from £20.25

Selladoor Productions' the definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical comes to Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre. starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice). Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life.




August 29, tickets £22

A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage when Jethro heads to Weymouth Pavilion. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius.

01305 783225