June 2018’s shows and events at Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts.


How To Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse

Friday 1 June, 8pm

Francesca Beard leads us on an epic adventure through a stranger than fiction underworld of lies, fabrications and “facts”. A show for everyone who said they read the terms and conditions.   show for anyone who ever wondered if the truth could set them free.




BSO & Lighthouse Relaxed Concert

Sunday 3 June 3pm

Join us for a relaxed performance of the best-known pieces of classical music, brought to you by the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in an informal setting. The environment is specifically adapted for concertgoers with autistic spectrum conditions, those with sensory, communication or learning difficulties and anyone else who would benefit from a less formal environment.


National Theatre Encore: Macbeth
Tuesday 5 June, 1.30pm, Cinema

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.


Sh!t Theatre: DollyWould

Friday 8 June, 8pm

Sh!t Theatre love Dolly Parton. And their bold new show is about the country legend, cloning, branding, immortality and death. It follows up last year’s hit Letters to Windsor House, which was named one of Time Out London’s top ten theatre shows of the year.



Wuthering Heights: The Music of Kate Bush

Friday 8 June, 7.30pm

‘Wuthering Heights’ the show, captures not only the magic of Kate Bush’s work from early albums such as the The Kick Inside through to Ariel but furthermore recreates the atmosphere and ethereal qualities which surround much of Kate’s compositions.


Les Musicals

Saturday 9 June, 7.30pm

Musical Theatre’s leading men and X Factor stars Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) & Rhydian Roberts join forces for the first time ever to create a dramatic & spine tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases the smash hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world’s finest voices.


An Evening of Eric & Ern

Saturday 9 June 2018, 7.45pm

This is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes! From Greig’s Piano concerto to Mr Memory, “Arsenal!” It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines.


BSO – Rusty & Not So Rusty Musicians

Sunday 10 June 2018, 7.30pm


Rusty and Not So Rusty Musicians allows amateur musicians to perform alongside the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in concert. Musicians of all ages are invited to take part in the Rusty and Not So Rusty Musicians events.



Friday 15 June, 2pm & 8pm

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is radically reimagined in a freeform modern interpretation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication. The new play embraces the themes of the human ideal of perfection, psychosexual identity and the politics of gender and transgenderism.


Once Upon a Dream…

Sunday 17 June 2018, 6.30pm

Classic Disney tales & abstract themes of magnificent dreams using Hip Hop, Theatre, Contemporary and other classical styles. The company is fresh, dynamic & brings lots of energy to the stage. Dance For All are one of the front leaders in the South for Street & Hip-Hop, and this will be a show you don’t want to miss!!



Wednesday 20 June, 7.30pm

London Studio Centre’s Jazz Dance Company return to Lighthouse with a show stopping mixed bill of Jazz Dance ranging from the sensuality and lyricism of contemporary jazz to hip hop, tap and the magic of musical theatre.  The Jazz Dance Company’s fantastic young talent and high energy performance combined with choreography by leading choreographers from stage and screen results in a theatrical extravaganza for families and dance fans alike.


Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

Thursday 21 June 2018, 8pm

Using Dickens’ original text (well, mostly!) David Mynne takes you on a journey that brings you a ‘cast of thousands’ in a skilful, one-man adaptation of this epic story. Be prepared to be scared and amazed and cry and laugh …a lot!


The Carpenters Story

Thursday 21 June 7.45pm

This highly acclaimed production features the stunning vocals of international star Claire Furley as Karen Carpenter, and lavish arrangements from live musicians. Features the classics (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Rainy Days & Mondays, A Song for You, and many more.


Hatful of Rain

Friday 22 June 2018, 8pm
Hatful of Rain are a contemporary folk group mixing British and American styles. They combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, using a single microphone approach to create an intimate and engaging atmosphere to their live performances.


Coastal Comedy – Rob Deering

Saturday 23 June 2018, 8pm

With his easy charm, cheesy singing voice, razor-sharp wit & clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a favourite on the comedy circuit. Rob performs stand-up with a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and does jokes, of course. Plus top support acts and host.


Broadstone Community Band: From Bach to Boogie-Woogie

Saturday 23 June 2018, 7.30pm

A mixed programme which will include jazz, band classics and music from the stage and screen, as well as a dramatic arrangement of Lord of the Dance.  The concert is in aid of two important local charities: Forest Holme Hospice Charity (Charity number 1038021) and the Dorset Cancer Centre (1058808): both at the forefront of ensuring excellence of care for local people with cancer, at every stage of their illness.



Tuesday 26 June 2018, 7pm

A light-hearted, multi-sensory and interactive family show, which features live music and the opportunity for audience volunteers to play small parts in the show. This is a fund-raising performance for The Yak Pack Theatre Project, who are taking this Theatre-in-Education performance to schools and villages in the Indian Himalayas.


BSO – Meet the Music: 20th Century Period

Thursday 28 June, 1pm

Featuring Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps, which Messiaen wrote whilst a prisoner of war in Germany.