We are Poole and Parkstone Productions (better known as P&P). Musical Theatre, Choirs & Drama based in Poole, Dorset.
Providing varied entertainment to the Community.
Our three main sections, Musical Theatre, The Singers, and The Players appear at many venues in Dorset; most often Lighthouse, Poole, The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown, The Spire, Poole & St Aldhelm's, Branksome. We also run InSpire Daytime Voices, a non-auditioned community choir for adults, open to all, where membership is more relaxed and the emphasis is on having fun and meeting new people.
We have a thriving membership of over 150 and produce several major shows, concerts and events each year. Members may, if they wish, and dependent on audition, participate in productions by all three main sections; Musical Theatre, The Singers & The Players. InSpire Daytime Voices is not auditioned, please get in touch with the team to arrange your first rehearsal. Visit our Join Us page for audition information, We also welcome volunteers to join our amazing team behind the scenes, be it backstage, technical staff, wardrobe, props and more.
So, if you would like to be part of this vibrant company, as a performer or behind the scenes, get in touch and see where it takes you!
General Enquiries - Enquiries@PandP.org.uk
Membership enquiries - Membership@PandP.org.uk
You can also find the latest news from us on our Facebook page
Members can join our Facebook group to stay connected.
InSpired to Sing - Choir in a Day Workshop
Sounds of the Seventies
Saturday 24th February 2024 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
The Spire, High Street, Poole
Spend a day singing as part of a massed choir as you workshop and perform some of the greatest hits from The Seventies. From show tunes to chart-topping smash hits, there's something for every voice. You don't need to be in a choir, or an existing member of P&P or InSpire Daytime Voices to join us, just be keen to sing. No matter if you have lots of experience or just a little, the day will be suitable for all.
Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd March 2024
The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown
The P&P Players present Ira Levin’s classic comedic thriller; Deathtrap. A washed-up playwright finds a chance to rise to the top once more, a shot he’d be willing to kill for.
Sidney Bruhl hasn’t written a hit play for 18 years when he receives a script from a former student, Clifford Anderson, that’s a guaranteed success. His wife, Myra, suggests the two men could collaborate; Sidney jokes that it’d be just as easy to murder the young man and steal the script for his own. When Clifford arrives later that evening, no one--not even the visiting psychic--could predict where the dark events of the night will go. Who is innocent? Who only seems that way? Deathtrap is a sharply funny play full of twists and turns that keep an audience sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. Is anyone really safe when a man sees a clean shot at success?
Performances at The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown on Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd March 7:30pm with a Matinee performance on Saturday 23rd March at 2:30pm.
Wednesday 5th - Saturday 8th June 2024
Consider yourself one of the family as P&P Productions return to the Lighthouse with the classic
musical, Oliver! Young orphan, Oliver Twist, escapes the workhouse only to find himself trapped in the dark underworld of Victorian London. Meeting Fagin and his gang of young pickpockets, led by the Artful Dodger; warm-hearted Nancy and the violent Bill Sykes, whom everyone is afraid of, can Oliver find himself a home and most importantly, a loving family?
With a sensational score packed with some of the most loved songs in musical theatre including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah and many more, Oliver! brings Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life.
Lionel Bart’s Oliver! presented by special arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH. This amateur production is licensed by Music Theatre International.
Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th June 7:30pm
Friday 7th June 11:00am* & 7:30pm
Saturday 8th June 11am**, 3pm, & 7:30pm
*School's Performance - not on general sale
** Relaxed Performance
Our community choir InSpire Daytime Voices runs Tuesdays from 10:15am-12pm at The Spire, High Street, Poole. We run Term time only, so please call if you're unsure or need more info. We welcome new members to join us at any rehearsals and once you have become a member of P&P (£6 per year), your sessions are totally flexible and cost £5 per week on a pay as you go basis. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Jane on 07770 774879.
Established as Parkstone Vocal and Instrumental Society in 1919, P&P’s Musical Theatre Society has grown to become one of the best known musical theatre companies in the Bournemouth & Poole area.
They have performed a variety of shows from Oliver, to 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd, to Jesus Christ Superstar as well as their famous Autumn Concerts & smaller cabaret performances across the region.
The Players was set up in 2005 for members who enjoy performing straight plays.
The Players have had huge success with plays such as Rebecca, Steel Magnolias and A Bunch of Amateurs as well as our regular Summer Cocktails and One Act Plays series, even performing a show penned by one of their own members; Changing Fortunes.
P&P’s resident choir The Singers was founded in 1998, originally for members of the Musicals section who wanted to sing (but not to dance!) They have since become well-renowned for their precision, close harmonies and eclectic programmes.
Under the musical direction of Jane McDouall, The Singers perform two main concerts each year; in July & December, and often join with other sections of P&P to perform at a variety of other events throughout the year.