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January 2018

An Evening With Boycott & Aggers

January 24th
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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For Cricket Fans! As England battle down under to retain the Ashes, Boycott & Aggers will be watching every ball. Win, lose or draw, our Geoffrey will tell Jonathan exactly what he thinks about the players, their performance and many other subjects in this brilliant, brand new show. Boycs has sworn revenge on Aggers after Jonathan’s hilarious wind-up on Test Match Special. Come and see if this is the night he gets his own back! As well as this added spice, the show…

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ABBA – Forever

January 26th
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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ABBA - Forever is one of the UK’s leading international tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop band. The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two outstanding Abba girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous…

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Dance Fantasy

January 27th
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Dvořák:  Slavonic Dances Ravel:  Tzigane, rapsodie de concert Sarasate:  Zigeunerweisen   'Gypsy Airs' Debussy:  Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Chausson:  Poème Borodin:  Polovtsian Dances   Victor Aviat conductor Giovanni Guzzo violin Explore the finest symphonic music composed in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's exciting series of Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre. Thrilling concertos include Elgar’s haunting masterpiece for cello and Grieg’s ever popular classic for piano, as well as firework-filled showstoppers for violin and trumpet. Together with an assortment of stunning symphonies by Beethoven, Dvorák, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky and a host of world-class artists, this really…

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Megson

January 27th
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue
Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX United Kingdom
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Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano , Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting…

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Superslam Wrestling

January 28th
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Superslam Wrestling returns with a huge wrestling bonanza explosion of top talent from all over the world, to compete in an truly International Royal Rumble. Home grown favorite’s such as London’s James Mason, Dynamic Deano, Superslam champ Oliver Grey, plus many more, face International team of superstars headed by WWE's hall of famer, The Vampire Warrior Gangrell. Don’t miss this star studded action packed fun event for all the family to enjoy.  Over the top rope action not to be missed!

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February 2018

Joel Dommett: LIVE

February 1st
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE.  Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country. Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television…

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May-We-Go-Round? By The Hiccup Project

February 1st
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Honest, provocative and laugh out loud funny, multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round? introduces you to Cristina and Chess as they jangle through the merry-go-round of romance, taking you along for the bittersweet ride! Whether direct extracts from Chess’ diary aged 10 or summer teenage flings, Cristina and Chess open a window into the hilarious highs and heartbreaking lows of their romantic encounters. But, ultimately, the show celebrates the power of their friendship, the launch for their adventures.

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Perform

February 1st
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue
Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX United Kingdom
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A special evening of live music showcasing the talents of local music students. This evening’s showcase comes as the culmination of a unique enrichment programme. Led by SoundStorm, 15 young musicians from the local area were offered professional coaching to hone their stage presence, gain practical performance tips and draw inspiration before taking to the stage. This evening they will showcase their developed performances. From classical opera to indie folk, this concert promises to be an inspiring chance to witness…

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Vampires Rock

February 2nd
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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This Rock-tastic, Hilarious, Musical Concert lives up to its rocking reputation. A tongue in cheek story, spellbinding cast, fang-tastic fire routines, guitar gods and sexy vampettes take you on a ride through some of the greatest classic rock anthems ever! Including tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Guns n Roses and many more. For more than two decades, Steinman and his crew have returned to our stages night after night and delivered exhilarating performances that have been packed with…

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Anton & Erin – Broadway to Hollywood

February 3rd
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Celebrating a Decade of Dance Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2018 as they celebrate the golden age of Hollywood. Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music. Anton du Beke & Erin Boag Richard Balcombe conductor Lance Ellington star vocalist Six world class Ensemble Dancers Plus the full 25 piece London Concert Orchestra

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Paul Carrack

February 4th
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road with his band in early 2018, performing in 23 venues across the UK.  With a back-catalogue of hits to his name including “How Long”, “Tempted” and “The Living Years”, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world. His amazing songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music including The Eagles, Diana Rossand Tom Jones and he is constantly in demand as…

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Ed Byrne : Spoiler Alert

February 6th

Ed returns to the road this year with his biggest ever tour to date and his brand new show called Spoiler Alert. He says; “I originally intended to call the show “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute,” but my promoter considered the title “off-puttingly baffling.”  In the show, Ed explores the thin line between righteous complaining and brat-like whining and asks, ‘are we right to be fed up, or are we spoiled?’ Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down…

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The Sherlocks

February 6th
O2 Academy Bournemouth, 570 Christchurch Road
Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BH United Kingdom
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They may have just completed a sold out headline run around the UK, but Sheffield indie band The Sherlocks aren’t slowing down anytime soon. With a new headline tour set for February, they’ll be back playing anthems from their critically acclaimed debut album Live For The Moment.

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Fresh Start

February 8th
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue
Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX United Kingdom
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It’s the fresh start Alice has wanted for years… a new home, no husband, and so much support from that nice young man from the property company, and her ever-present neighbour Beryl. But has Alice jumped out of an old frying pan and into a new fire? This emotional play gets its gala premiere at the Shelley – and you can meet the professional cast in the bar afterwards. 

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DJ EZ

February 9th
O2 Academy Bournemouth, 570 Christchurch Road
Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BH United Kingdom
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DJ EZ (Pronounced DJ EEE ZED) is widely regarded as being one of the best DJ’s to grace planet earth, he can only be described as a charming music phenomenon. Saluted by the industry for being one of the most creative mixers with instinct and technical prowess, not forgetting the mentions of owning one of the quickest fingers in the trade with his trademark cue action displays during his sets! A set of decks simply isn’t the same without DJ…

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Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

February 9th
Regent Centre Christchurch, 51 High Street
Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1AS United Kingdom
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Following the successful tour of “Jones and Smith” last year – his one-man, stand-up and story show about his partner, his untimely death, their relationship and the onset of ageing - Griff Rhys Jones is going back on the road this spring to explore the subject of travel. Where was I? takes as its starting point some of Griff’s personal jaunts from the last fifteen years. He has sailed a boat to St Petersburg and around the Med. He has travelled…

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Icons of the 80’s – Featuring Go West, Nik Kershaw & Cutting Crew

February 9th
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Entertainers is proud to present Go West, Nik Kershaw and special guest Cutting Crew together in concert. The 80s are back as these three legendary stars join forces for a truly incredible concert experience. With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, Wouldn’t It Be Good, The Riddle, I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,  I’ve Been In Love Before and the classic (I Just) Died In Your Arms, this authentic 80s triple header is not to be…

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Pip Utton in ”Playing Maggie”

February 10th
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue
Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX United Kingdom
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Musical satirist and ‘Fringe Overlord’ Mervyn Stutter has hosted his daily showcase of Edinburgh Fringe talent for 26 years now. Tonight he shares the bill with this top Fringe show: “Playing Maggie”. Pip Utton goes beyond mimicry to find the essence of his historical characters. Having taken on Chaplin, Churchill, Dickens, Hitler and Francis Bacon, tonight he is taking on another controversial character - Margaret Thatcher, who was and still is a divisive figure, loved and hated in equal measure.…

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A Question of Guilt Murder Mystery Evening

February 15th
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, East Cliff
Bournemouth, BH1 3AA United Kingdom
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The idyllic town of Bournemouth has a chilling secret.  Explore the Russell-Cotes' historic house and watch Francis Fyfield’s portraits come to life, find clues and get to know the suspects to help solve the mystery of the mean millionaire’s tragic death. Finish in the gallery and enjoy a bar, live music and find out who the murder really is.

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Footloose by Swish of the Curtain

February 15th - February 17th

"Kick off your Sunday shoes’ and get ready to ‘Lose those Blues’ as the hit broadway musical arrives this February. Relive that 80s magic with an unprecedented number of Top 40 hits including Holding out for a Hero, Let’s Hear it for the Boy, Almost Paradise, Somebody’s Eyes, I’m Free and of course the unforgettable toe-tapping title track, Footloose! Fast and furious from the opening and faithful to the original film, Footloose the Musical is based on the true story of the poor bible belt town, Bomont, that has banned the sinful…

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 2017-2018 (LOL)

February 16th
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Bringing the best in live stand-up to Bournemouth. Every show comprises a different line up of four top professional comedians and all the nights are equally hilarious.We'll be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, Dave and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc. Plus the best of the rest from all over the world.Previously…

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Another Immense Night of Comedy

February 17th
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue
Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX United Kingdom
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Following on from the huge success of last year’s show, Bournemouth Parks Foundation are proud to present Paul Tonkinson. A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer. With a unique and distinctive style, Tonkinson is noted for his effervescent physicality and skilful impressions. Hilarious; nobody makes me laugh like Paul Tomkinson.…

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Beachhead 2018 – Bournemouth Wargames Show

February 17th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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After an amazing debut last year, Beachhead 2018, the war gaming and hobby show, returns to the Bournemouth International Centre on Saturday 17th February 2018.  Last year we welcomed almost 1,000 guests, and this year with over 30 traders and 30 participation games / demo games on show as well as 4 gaming tournaments on site this is an event not to be missed. Ideal for those who are familiar to the hobby and a superb entry level event for…

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Paul Weller

February 18th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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2017, marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, In The City, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most artists, instead releasing a new studio album, because releasing new albums is what Paul Weller does. Always moving forward, almost clinically averse to nostalgia or checking his progress in the rear-view mirror.  And so, continuing his…

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The Script

February 22nd
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Freedom Child sees the band presenting a collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism. The album was recorded between London and Los Angeles and for the first time, the band chose to work with some outside writers and producers including Toby Gad and Nasri Atweh. The first single from Freedom Child, Rain, was immediately added to playlists up and down the country and stormed straight into the Top 10 on iTunes - where it still sits! Rain is…

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Tim Vine

February 24th
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Tim Vine is an English writer, actor, comedian and presenter, known for his quick-fire puns and his role on the BBC series Not Going Out. Vine's stand-up act consists primarily of a series of quick-fire one-liners and puns. He has regularly appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with shows such as The Tim Vine Shambles and The Tim Vine Fiasco which won him the Perrier newcomer award in 1995.

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Superslam Wrestling

February 25th
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Superslam Wrestling returns with a huge wrestling bonanza explosion of top talent from all over the world, to compete in an truly International Royal Rumble. Home grown favorite’s such as London’s James Mason, Dynamic Deano, Superslam champ Oliver Grey, plus many more, face International team of superstars headed by WWE's hall of famer, The Vampire Warrior Gangrell. Don’t miss this star studded action packed fun event for all the family to enjoy.  Over the top rope action not to be missed!

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Elgar’s Cello Eulogy

February 25th
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Wagner:  Siegfried Idyll Elgar:  Cello Concerto Dvořák:  Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’ Christoph König conductor Leonard Elschenbroich cello Explore the finest symphonic music composed in the BSO’s exciting series of Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre. Thrilling concertos include Elgar’s haunting masterpiece for cello and Grieg’s ever popular classic for piano, as well as firework-filled showstoppers for violin and trumpet. Together with an assortment of stunning symphonies by Beethoven, Dvorák, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky and a host of world-class artists, this really is classical music at its best!

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Russian Ikons: Images of the Divine – A Talk

February 25th
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, East Cliff
Bournemouth, BH1 3AA United Kingdom
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In 1898 Annie and Merton Russell-Cotes travelled to Russia. In ‘Letters to Russia’, a collection of the letters she wrote to her daughter, Ella, Annie describes the many fascinating places they visited and some of the items they purchased, such as the beautiful ikon now in the Green Room. In Russian Orthodox Christianity an ikon is a representation of a holy personage or event, through which religious stories and teachings are disseminated to the faithful. Join volunteer Elke Stead as she discusses the history of…

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X Factor Live Tour

February 27th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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The X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2018 and for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner…each and every night! The X Factor digital host, Becca Dudley, will be on the road with the contestants and presenting the tour competition each night. And at the end of each show, the audience will then become the judges – and choose the winner!   The X Factor Live Tour has thrilled more than three million people since it…

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Some People vs Reginald D Hunter

February 28th
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Due to popular demand Reginald has extended the critically acclaimed UK Tour of Some People Vs Reginald D Hunter. During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fanbase that spans the generations. In the past twelve months he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of the UK and Ireland, a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe season and has performed across Europe. His appearances on television have included 8 Out…

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April 2018

Supslam Wrestling

April 5th

Superslam Wrestling returns with a huge wrestling bonanza explosion of top talent from all over the world, to compete in an truly International Royal Rumble. Home grown favorite’s such as London’s James Mason, Dynamic Deano, Superslam champ Oliver Grey, plus many more, face International team of superstars headed by WWE's hall of famer, The Vampire Warrior Gangrell. Don’t miss this star studded action packed fun event for all the family to enjoy.  Over the top rope action not to be missed!

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July 2018

Superslam Wrestling

July 25th
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Superslam Wrestling returns with a huge wrestling bonanza explosion of top talent from all over the world, to compete in an truly International Royal Rumble. Home grown favorite’s such as London’s James Mason, Dynamic Deano, Superslam champ Oliver Grey, plus many more, face International team of superstars headed by WWE's hall of famer, The Vampire Warrior Gangrell. Don’t miss this star studded action packed fun event for all the family to enjoy.  Over the top rope action not to be missed!

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August 2018

Superslam Wrestling

August 29th
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Superslam Wrestling returns with a huge wrestling bonanza explosion of top talent from all over the world, to compete in an truly International Royal Rumble. Home grown favorite’s such as London’s James Mason, Dynamic Deano, Superslam champ Oliver Grey, plus many more, face International team of superstars headed by WWE's hall of famer, The Vampire Warrior Gangrell. Don’t miss this star studded action packed fun event for all the family to enjoy.   Over the top rope action not to be missed!

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October 2018

Superslam Wrestling

October 21st
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Superslam Wrestling returns with a huge wrestling bonanza explosion of top talent from all over the world, to compete in an truly International Royal Rumble. Home grown favorite’s such as London’s James Mason, Dynamic Deano, Superslam champ Oliver Grey, plus many more, face International team of superstars headed by WWE's hall of famer, The Vampire Warrior Gangrell. Don’t miss this star studded action packed fun event for all the family to enjoy. Over the top rope action not to be missed!

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