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Swanage Rep Season lasts for 3 weeks in August with 3 shows as part of the unique ambition to return repertory theatre to this local community of Dorset. Yes, Prime Minister, The Secret Garden, and The Game’s Afoot are popular shows for everyone of all ages to enjoy.

Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister

Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Yes, Prime Minister, brings us yet more hilarious satire and farcical performances from the corridors of power. 


The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise, and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by
Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. However, salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the government to a multi-trillion-pound loan.
When the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Jim's Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. How will Jim and his team, Bernard, Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Special Adviser Claire Sutton, reconcile the two? Political machinations, media manipulation, and an appeal for divine intervention ensue.



10th-15th August 7:30pm


TICKETS 

£10 -£12


Available from the Mowlem Theatre Box Office

In person or on 01929422239 

Monday - Saturday 10am to 1pm




OR BUY ONLINE BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW 



The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

This stunning adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel has been adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson. It's a beautiful portrayal of the well-loved children’s classic, which was last performed in Bournemouth 3 decades ago. A touching escape to the country for all the family to enjoy. 



When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt, and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then, one day, she hears about a garden in the grounds of the manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. When a friendly robin helps Mary to find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...



17th-22nd August 7:30pm


TICKETS
£8 -£12


Available from the Mowlem Theatre Box Office
In person or on 01929422239
Monday - Saturday 10am to 1pm



OR BUY ONLINE BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW



The Game’s Afoot

The Game’s Afoot

Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot is a Sherlock Holmes-style comedy thriller. A good old traditional ‘whodunnit’ with a generous dose of hilarity. It was also the winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play from the Mystery Writers of America. 


It is December 1936 and Broadway star, William Gillette, admired around the world for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is up to Gillette, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. 


The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering set during the Christmas holidays.


24th–29th August 7:30pm 


TICKETS
£10 -£12


Available from the Mowlem Theatre Box Office
In person or on 01929422239
Monday - Saturday 10am to 1pm



OR BUY ONLINE BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW 




Thursday 24th Friday 25th Saturday 26th Sunday 27th Monday 28th Tuesday 29th

Contact us in Swanage, Dorset, to learn more about the comeback of the repertory theatre season