We're continuing our look at the new Artsreach autumn season, which brings a top line-up of drama, music and comedy to rural Dorset.

Cornish company ‘Owdyado present their brand new, slick and surprising film noire inspired show A View from the Edge, where the search for the truth provokes a mind-bending journey through the world of dreams and imagination.

Pip Utton daringly and divisively brings the 20th Century’s most notorious tyrant Adolf to the stage in one of the most successful and powerful solo works he has ever presented.

100 years after her execution and inspired by her own words, Company Gavin Robertson tells the story of Mata Hari: Female Spy. Farnham Maltings return with a new show written especially for village halls. Brilliance celebrates progress and change in a world where electrification is starting to illuminate rural life. Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser as Dave Mynne portrays Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Finally Near ta Theatre are back with Christmas.Time, a fun, festive and fantastically funny musical prison comedy! Fast becoming renowned for exhilarating and breath taking choreography, James Wilton’s work draws on martial arts, break dancing and capoeira to create raw, earthy and groundbreaking performance. Last Man Standing is dance driven by unparalleled energy and athleticism, performed by world-class dancers.

The international company Mi Flamenco features artists of the highest calibre. Touring with their new show Incognito, expect exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song and virtuoso live music. Mixing dance, theatre and storytelling with a good dose of humour, The Head Wrap Dairies by Uchenna Dance celebrates versatility in Afro-hair and diversity amongst black women.

There’s plenty for families to see too with four brilliant productions touring Dorset during the half term break and in the lead up to Christmas. Box Tale Soup present a beautiful new adaptation of ‘The Wind in the Willows’, featuring unique handmade fabric puppets and a charming original score.

Tall Tree Theatre combine compelling storytelling, live music and puppetry to tell the tall tale of a man and his dog Shackleton, who step out of their comfort zone and saying yes to adventure! Bursting with original live music, playfulness and puppetry, there’s just one opportunity to see Theatre Alibi perform Apple John, a tale about growing up and finding your roots.

Finally, Compagnie Animotion from France present Silver Moon, an enchanting masked Christmas tale featuring live music and shadow puppetry.

The Artsreach autumn season is once again supported by local solicitors Blanchards Bailey, as well as the Arts Council, Dorset County Council, and North, West East and Purbeck District Councils. Full details including individual box office numbers and online ticket links are on www.artsreach.co.uk. Outlets where you can pick up a copy of the programme include libraries and tourist information centres across Dorset.