1558. England. A country divided by religion and politics, teetering on the brink of civil war. The hopes of the nation lie with one woman. 2020. England. A country divided by those who enjoy plays featuring men in dresses and those who don’t. The hopes of the nation lie with two West-Country actors. Yes, that’s right. By popular demand (and the fact that they can’t be bothered to write a new show) Elizabeth’s back! The third of Living Spit’s (un)Holy Trinity of hilarious heritage historiographies is go as Howard and Stu attempt to tell the story of the greatest monarch that ever lived – Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen. With more live original music, silly songs, smutty shenanigans, perfunctory props, and hysterically historical horseplay, this promises to be (another) poorly researched lesson in Tudor history that you’ll never forget. “A case study of sinewy simplicity and honed comedy craftsmanship.” ???? The Stage “Side-splittingly funny.” StageTalk Magazine
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The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FH
wheelchair accesshearing loopspram accessiblepublic toiletsdisabled toiletsguide dog friendlypublic wifi
The Stour Hall is the largest space here at The Exchange with total theatre seating capacity of 300, half of which are tiered. With one of the widest stages in the county, it is ideal for all types of performance, be it dance, drama or music and with a 16ft wide cinema screen, we are now able to show the latest blockbuster hits. There is level access to the stage which makes loading in and out simple.
Disabled car parking is available
The Stour Hall has a hearing loop system installed
A lift is available for users to access all floors
Guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building.
There are accessible toilets for wheelchair users on all floors
The ground floor disabled toilet has a nappy changing facility
The Exchange shares a free short stay car park on Old Market Hill (DT10 1FH) with the adjacent medical centre. We ask that from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, visitors to The Exchange use only unmarked white parking bays.During the evening and at weekends, visitors to The Exchange can park anywhere within the Old Market Hill car park and enter the building via our first-floor entrance.
Alternatively, the town’s main car park is situated behind The Exchange on Station Road (DT10 1BN). Charges apply between 9 am and 3 pm only and the maximum charge is £3.50 for 6 hours. Visitors to The Exchange can enter the building by our ground floor entrance on Station Road.