Jimmy Carr, Jack Dee and Stereophonics headline this months live entertainment across Dorset. Here is our pick of the best of what’s on.

Jimmy Carr’s “Gagging Order” heading to Bournemouth PA

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Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order


BIC Windsor Hall

The master of the filthy, pithy one liner brings his unique brand

of stand-up to Bournemouth with his Gagging Order tour. Carr’s comedy pushes the boundaries of taste and decency, wrapped up in a ball of natural charm and charisma. And who can forget that laugh?


Jack Dee


Poole Lighthouse

Curmudgeonly comic Jack Dee is back on the road after a six year absence. If you’re into deadpan gags and the hilarity of misery, then Dee is your comic.

Whether you know him for Lead Balloon, Live at the Apollo or even Celebrity Big Brother, Dee remains one of the most reliable comedians around.



The Orb


The Old Firestation

Nineties electronic group The Orb are to shake the walls of the Old Firestation as their 25th anniversary tour comes to Bournemouth.

Continuing to perform their own unique style of ambient house, this is Kraftwerk-inspired dance music that begs you to get moving. The Old Firestation’s vibrant atmosphere mixed with this chilled out vibe will be a night to remember.


Ludovico Einaudi


BIC Windsor Hall

Italian piano maestro Ludovico Einaudi brings his BAFTA-winning music and 11-piece band to Dorset with new show In a Time Lapse.

Famed for scoring films like This is England and French hit The Intouchables, Einaudi is a diverse talent and this is a show that classical enthusiasts should not miss.


The Sensational 60’s Experience 


BIC Windsor Hall

Brand new for 2013, this explosive show packs in all of the quintessential hits of the 60s, performed by such icons of the era as Herman’s Hermits and Chris Farlowe.

The thrilling line-up packs in many of the decade’s biggest songs and is an authentic evening to take you swinging back in time.


The Fratellis


O2 Academy Bournemouth

After a five year hiatus, Scottish rockers The Fratellis have arrived back on the scene with a bang. Following new album We Need Medicine, their bluesy rock sound hits Bournemouth.

Crowd-pleasing hits like Chelsea Dagger and Mistress Mabel will definitely have you jumping and welcoming the band back onto the indie scene.


Royal Marines’ Christmas Spectacular


Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

The world famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines bring 2013 to an end with an evening of festive military splendour.

Performing a mixture of Christmas hits, big band smashes and military marches, the group cater for audiences of all ages with their show-stopping musical display.




BIC Windsor Hall

Welsh rockers Stereophonics are back on the stage for a 12-date UK tour after new album Graffiti On The Train climbed to number 3 in the UK charts.

The singers, famed for their show-stopping single Dakota, bring an infectious energy to the stage and are sure to have you singing along. Supporting the band is pop singer Josh Weller who has also played alongside the likes of Mumford and Sons.


Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings


Poole Lighthouse

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman fronts this blues rock group, embarking on an autumn tour of the UK with guest star Maria Muldaur.

Stones fans and old rockers will love this show, which takes Wyman and his group back to their musical roots.



Black Ball


Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

For those looking for a bit of a party in the lead-up to the festive period, Black Ball could be for you. The event is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary as one of Bournemouth’s biggest party nights.

Any kind of dress, from stylish to casual or even fancy is welcome as long as its black.


One Moment in Time


Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

This new show from The Western Association of Ballet Schools is the latest in their array of annual dance spectaculars and sure to raise the roof of the Pavilion Theatre.

Featuring over 200 performers from affiliated dance schools, this performance is choreographed around a number of important historical events.



A Christmas Carol


Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

This brand new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s festive bestseller is the perfect night out in the build-up to Christmas.

Playing the Bournemouth Pavilion for three nights, this is a spellbinding show that is sure to make you laugh, cry and sing along, whether you’re young and optimistic or as old and jaded as Scrooge himself. A classic for all the family to enjoy.