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REVIEW: Evita, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

For many years, Evita was bound by a covenant preventing any new production of the show. Audiences were only ever going to see a repetition of the West End version.

Glenn Ford at The Star pub in Gosport   Picture: Blitz Photography

Gosport entertainer Glenn Ford set to celebrate anniversary in memory of Norman Wisdom

PROUD Glenn Ford is marking his 40th year in the showbiz industry with a 170-mile walk to a pub named after a comedy legend.

Ben Bowman as Michael Jackson.

The Bad boy of Michael Jackson tributes heads to Portsmouth

Jackson live!

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Angela Barnes

REVIEW: Wedge Comedy Club (with Angela Barnes), Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

The Wedgewood Rooms’ comedy club opened its doors for the first time in 2017 with a cracker.

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George Hart of Emptifish                                       Picture: Paul Windsor

REVIEW: Emptifish at the Wedge, Southsea

The Emptifish story has to be one of the great rock n roll stories of all time.

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The Boyle-O'Dowda Academy of Irish Dancing at Catisfield Memorial Hall.

Picture: Sarah Standing (170040-532)

‘There’s no hanging around street corners - they’re dedicated’

With their fast -moving feet and their rigid upper bodies, combined with often elaborate costumes and wigs, Irish dancing is a highly distinctive style of performance.

For Honor is Ubisofts first foray into the hack and slash genre

“Shooter with swords” a big but exciting gamble from Ubisoft

Next month sees something of an interesting gamble by Ubisoft with the launch of co-op online brawler For Honor.


Metronomy, Lady Leshurr and Sundara Karma among the first wave of acts to be announced for this year’s Blissfields festival

Blissfields has today announced its first wave of acts for this year’s festival, including Metronomy, Lady Leshurr, Sundara Karma, The Japanese House, S4U, and BBC Radio1 Xtra’s Sian Anderson.

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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, James Keegan leading. Photo by Brian Doherty

James plays a Dangerous Game as he leads the dance

As a talented teenager, James Keegan’s life could have gone one of two ways – football or dancing.

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Martha Wainwright talks new album, family and turning 40 as she heads to Brighton on tour

One way or another, family and its tangled relationships have been a running theme in the work of Martha Wainwright.

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Little Mix announce Hampshire date

Little Mix are heading to Hampshire as part of their ‘Summer Shout Out’ tour.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

REVIEW: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Sweeping Sibelius at Portsmouth Guildhall

It has horns, swans, and one of the greatest finales of all time. But how do you start a concert when Sibelius’ Symphony No5 is the centrepiece?

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CLUB SCENE with Sam Cherry

This week looks to be a busy one with a decent variation of events for Portsmouth! Plenty of hip-hop to boot, too – a bonus for those following the expanding Portsmouth scene.

Families participating in one of Evolve's workshops at Aspex Gallery

Language and labels in the arts to be discussed

ARTS venues from across the city are teaming up later this month for day-long discussion to discuss the use of language and labels when working with people who have special needs and disabilities.

Kate Beckinsale gets he r guns ready in Underworld: Blood Wars.

Cinema: Death dealer Kate is sinking her teeth into a familiar role

The movie world has changed a lot since the first Underworld film came out in 2003, but the action franchise has stayed slightly old-school when it comes to special effects - much to Kate Beckinsale’s relief.
The cast of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Long-running musical shows that Buddy’s songs still shine

Almost 60 years since his death at just 22 in a plane crash in 1959, the music of Buddy Holly continues to endure, loved by millions across the globe.

Mike Allen at The Kings Theatre in 'his seat'  in The Dress Circle.   Picture: Malcolm Wells

Mike takes his final bow as The Guide’s classical expert

The Guide’s classical music critic Mike Allen is taking a final bow after more than four decades in the arts and music spotlight in Portsmouth.

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Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt on Baftas nominations list

British stars Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt have been nominated for best acting awards at the Baftas.

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REVEALED: Your guide to camping at Victorious Festival 2017

A GUIDE to camping at this year’s Victorious Festival has been unveiled as excitement builds ahead of the spectacle.

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