*DON'T miss the pantomime adventure of Robinson Crusoe at Preston Village Hall, with performances tonight at 7.30pm and tomorrow at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Join the Preston Pantomime Group as they tell the story of the crew of Saucy Sue, who set sail on the seven seas in search of the long lost treasure of Mermaid Reef. Tickets are £8 for adults, £5 for children and £20 for a family of four, available from

*JOIN the Piddle Valley Players as they present an amateur performance of Half a Sixpence at Buckland Newton Village Hall. The story follows Arthur Kipps, an orphan and draper's apprentice and is drawn to the high society, only to end up torn between two lovers. Performances take place at 7pm tonight and tomorrow, with proceeds from a raffle split between local charitable cause. Tickets are £10, including refreshments, and available to purchase from

*ENJOY a production of Mazymeg and the Honeybees, presented by Angel Heart Theatre, at Portesham Village Hall this afternoon. The story follows Albert, who lives alone with his beloved honeybees on Dartmoor, a mysterious land where nothing is as it seems. With a host of strange and funny characters, the play weaves threads of Devon folklore with an original soundtrack by Dartmoor musicians and shape-shifting puppetry. Suitable for audiences aged three and above, the show starts at 3pm and tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children.

*FEED your soul at an evening full of music and vegetarian fare, taking place tonight at the Feed the Soul Cafe, Godmanstone, near Dorchester. Singer-songwriter Magdalena Atkinson will perform her unique blend of modern folk with elements of blues and progressive new age. The evening begins at 6.30pm and tickets are £20 per person, available from

*HEAR the wartime letters shared between Brief Encounter star Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming read by their daughter, Lucy Fleming, at Dorchester Corn Exchange this evening. Lucy, known for starring as Miranda in The Archers, will perform the letters with her husband and fellow Archers star, Simon Williams. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are £15, available from Dorchester Arts.


*CELEBRATE the Horrible Histories with crafts and games led by series illustrator, Martin Brown at Weymouth Library tomorrow afternoon. The family-friendly session starts at 2pm and admission is free.

*ENJOY a free family film night at St Aldhelm's Church, Weymouth, with a screening of Abominable at 5pm tomorrow. Pizza and a drink will be served on arrival and there will be a paid-for tuck shop during the interval. Places must be booked in advance via Eventbrite.

*GERMAN comedian Henning Wehn brings his new tour, Get On With It, to Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow at 7.30pm. The self-proclaimed comedy ambassador to the UK, this show is a much needed call to arms, telling everyone to stop hand-wringing and get to work. All tickets are £23.50, available from the pavilion website or box office.


*RETURN to Drury Lane's Theatre Royal in the eighteenth century, when glittering demonstrations of music, dance and acrobatics would take place during the intervals of spoken plays. Recorder player Olwen Foulkes, accompanied by theorbo and cello, will introduce the music and musicians of these interval performances to audiences at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Sunday, from 2.30pm. The programme includes fiery famous sonatas and suites by lesser known artists. Tickets are £14, available from Dorchester Arts.

*IMMERSE yourself in Beatlemania as the authentic musical tour arrives at Weymouth Pavilion on Sunday. In a tribute to the Fab Four, this production includes all of the band's greatest hits, plus stunning costumes, dance routines and original musical instruments. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £24.50, available from the pavilion website or box office.