A MADCAP show about a hapless explorer is ambling its way to Dorset.

Gonzo Moose will perform a three night tour of rural Dorset courtesy of Artsreach including a date at Burton Bradstock on Saturday, February 3.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2000, Gonzo Moose has become renowned for its unique brand of stage comedy, combining improvisation, music, physical theatre and clowning.

It's 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent.

As Cranston and his motley band set up base camp, a meteor crashes nearby. Deciding to Investigate, they set out towards the crash site - unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet earth.

What ancient evil lurks inside the crater? What is the dark secret of the slimy fungus?

And what is the horrifying fate of those who encounter the parasitic space worms?

Inspired by the movies of the 1950's, The Thing That Came From Over There is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths.

Join three daring actors as they play more than 15 roles in a show packed with shocks, spine tingling silliness, and blood curdling terror. With comedy and thrills galore, expect visual gags, verbal wit, giant puppetry, and even a little live music!

Kerry Bartlett, Artsreach co-director said: “Gonzo Moose have been delighting audiences up and down the country since they started, and we are excited to finally be bringing them to Dorset as part of our new spring programme of events.”

See Gonzo Moose in Cranborne (01725 517500) on Friday February 2, Burton Bradstock (01308 897421) on Saturday February 3 and Stalbridge (01963 362355) on Sunday February 4. All performances are at 7.30pm. More information and tickets are also available from artsreach.co.uk