As we spring into March, enjoy music, humour and a trip down memory lane with a cherished sitcom.


*AN original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show, can be enjoyed at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts tonight and tomorrow. Friendsical takes audiences back to the very beginning of Friends, when Ross' wife has left him for another woman and he fears he will never find love again. Yet when Rachel runs back into his life, everything changes.

With original new songs such as (He’s her) Lobster!, Richard’s Moustache and You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?, the brand new musical show takes on everything from naked Thursdays to power cuts and dinosaur conventions. What could possibly go wrong? Tickets are £26.75 for adults. Call 01202 280000.


*RELIVE the summer of love in California Dreamin' at Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow, Saturday, February 29 from 7.30pm.

The show will feature the greatest hits from the flower power era and will feature music from the Mamas and Papas and more.

The band brought us smash hits like Monday Monday, Creeque Ally, Dedicated To The One I Love, I Saw Her Again Last Night and California Dreaming just to name a few.

Also expect to hear the music of Scott McKenzie, The Flowerpot Men, Barry McGuire, The Lemon Pipers, The Turtles, Sonny & Cher, The Beatles and many many more. All tickets are £25.50. Call 01305 783225.

*AN EVENING of live music and stories exploring the culture of the Sahara will take place in Powerstock tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Following previous sell-out gigs in the county, the lead singer of Etran Finatawa returns for performances at Powerstock and Ibberton. Alhousseini Anivolla will share the music and tales of his homeland, Niger, with author Andy Morgan. Call 01308 485474 or 01308 485730 for tickets for this show at Powerstock Hut.

Alhousseini was born in the Saharan desert and is a nomad of Tuareg heritage. For the past 11 years, he has been the leader guitarist and vocalist of the famous desert blues band, releasing his debut solo album, Anewal, in 2012.

*COMEDIAN Jimmy Carr brings his Terribly Funny tour to the BIC tomorrow. The promotional material reads: 'This show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things.' The laughs begin at 8pm. Contact BH Live for tickets.


*HEAD to Corfe Castle tomorrow or Martinstown on Sunday to see a raucous and hilarious tale of the first female resistance. Scratchworks present WOMANS (Like Romans but with a W) in collaboration with Artsreach, Dorset's touring arts charity. The story starts in Ancient Rome, in 44BC. The Roman Senate has declared our hero, Leta, a traitor. Her punishment, Damnatio Memoriae, is worse than death: she will be erased from history. Whilst noble Gladiators and infamous Emperors around her are becoming legends, her name will be scratched out and forgotten forever.

The Corfe Castle Village Hall performance is tomorrow at 7.30pm. Call 07590 352219 for tickets. The Martinstown Village Hall performance is at 4pm on Sunday. Call 01305 889963 for tickets.


*A FAST-PACED and revolutionary show for all the family comes to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Sunday at 3pm.

Histories of the Unexpected: The Tudors will be presented by Sam Willis of the BBC’s The Silk Road and Invasion! and James Daybell. The show says you'll never think about the Tudors in the same way ever again. Contact Dorchester Arts for tickets on 01305 266926.