Be entertained by theatre, music and some cheery illuminations this weekend


*SEE a funny and fast paced version of King Lear at West Stafford Village Hall tonight from 7.30pm (18).

Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, the tragic trajectory of Lear’s demise is presented to you from the point of view of his long suffering and ever-loyal fool. This Oddbodies production starts at 7.30pm. Call 01305 261984 for tickets or go to


*HEAR a famous Welsh Choir sing for Weymouth RNLI tomorrow. (19)

The Welsh Abertillery Orpheus Male Voice Choir will sing in a concert at Holy Trinity Church in Weymouth from 7pm.The historic Abertillery Orpheus MVC, has been one of Wales' premier ensembles for more than 100 years. With a range of recordings released since the 1980s and a great live reputation, the choir continues an active role in its community and the wider world. It has toured America, Germany, Holland, Spain, France and all around the UK.

In 1999 the choir performed in the closing ceremony of the Rugby World Cup at the new Millennium Stadium.

Tickets will be £10 and include refreshments. They are available from the Weymouth Lifeboat shop on Nothe Parade and The Fairtrade shop near the town bridge from or from the church on the night. All profits will be split between the RNLI and Holy Trinity Church.

*IMMERSE yourself in 70s music with two tributes to David Bowie and Slade, performed by Jean Genie and Slyde UK at Weymouth Pavilion's Ocean Room tomorrow (19) from 8pm. Expect to hear all the classic and timeless hits from these two iconic artists authentically recreated by these time-served tribute bands. There will also be Glam Rock Disco by Tony "Rude not to" Morris.

*ALSO at Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow from 7.30pm is And Finally...Phil Collins, an act credited as the UK’s Top Phil Collins Tribute, fronted by singer Chris O'Connell. This production promises a two hour high energy show packed full of Phil’s solo hits including In The Air Tonight, Another Day In Paradise and Sussudio. Call the box office for tickets for both shows.

*ABBOTSBURY Subtropical Gardens can be viewed in a different light from today with its gardens now floodlit until Sunday, November 3. Visitors will be able to follow candlelit pathways and enjoy the gardens by twilight. Meanwhile, rainbow colours will be projected into the gardens from multi-coloured floodlights. The gardens will be open until 8.30pm each evening. See for more information.


*A MATINEE performance of a play about songs that leave and come back again can be enjoyed at Broadwindsor Comrades Hall near Beaminster on Sunday, October 20 from 4pm.

Award winning Little Bulb Theatre create an unforgettable tapestry of culture, migration and history in Mountain Music, which explores the roots of what we now call country music and its impact on popular music today. Call 01308 867252 or 01308 867376 for tickets or go to