REVIEW: 9 To 5: The Musical, Kings Theatre, Southsea

Tumbled outta bed and I stumbled to the Kings... What a way to spend an evening, courtesy of the Portsmouth Players.

Ricky Gervais

Comedy superstar Ricky Gervais announces Portsmouth Guildhall date on first worldwide stand-up tour in seven years

COMIC Ricky Gervais has today announced a date in Portsmouth as part of his first worldwide stand-up tour in seven years.

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REVIEW: Sive at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant

REVIEW: Sive at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant

The Bench Theatre Company is back doing what they do best – bringing little-known pieces to the local eye.

Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins leaves The Great British Bake Off and prepares to make a spectacle of herself

Life has been good for Sue Perkins. Already one half of a successful comedy duo with Mel Giedroyc, she had also carved out a TV presenting career on her own.

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The Complete Deaths.

REVIEW: The Complete Deaths at The Minerva, Chichester

The wonderfully-creative Spymonkey are at The Minerva for a short, six-performance, stay.

Silver Lining

REVIEW: Silver Lining at The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth


Marcia Gay Harden

An Oscar-winner, a knight and a stand-up star in new CFT season

SIR Ian McKellen, Omid Djalili, One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden are the big names in the Chichester Festival Theatre 2017 summer season announced today.

The Agatha Christie play will be held at The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth

Christie is the queen of murder mysteries

AFTER having worked for many, many years as a professional actor and stage manager, as well as a more recent position as one of the historical interpreters at Fort Nelson on Portsdown Hill, I think it is safe to say that I know the theatre world very well indeed.


Cast of 9 to 5: The Musical pay a visit to News offices

THE Portsmouth Players have created a video to promote their latest show, 9 to 5: The Musical using the offices of The News.


LISTED: The Baftas winners in full

Hollywood musical La La Land beat a host of British films at the EE British Academy Film Awards to emerge as the leader with five wins.

The cast of Silver Lining

Sandi Toksvig’s new comedy Silver Lining comes to New Theatre Royal

You might think that someone with the experience and talent of Sandi Toksvig would be immune to opening night nerves.

From left, Jonathan Redwood as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Nick Scovell as the Rt Hon Jim Hacker and Gareth Billington as Bernard Wooley

Theatre group says ‘yes’ to Comic Relief

THERE’S political trouble brewing over Europe but ministers are busy sniping at each other and scoring points.

Billy Elliott. Picture by Alastair Muir.

REVIEW: Billy Elliot at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

This multi-award winning musical made its transition from screen to stage in 2005. It embarked on it’s first UK tour a year ago.

Mowgli in The Jungle Book

Oddsocks take The Jungle Book back to its roots

Acclaimed company Oddsocks Theatre are returning to New Theatre Royal with their new adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic The Jungle Book.

The Girl From Mars show. Picture by Trev Earl

We still love you, The Girl From Mars – Britpop’s back!

Giant puppet robots, burlesque dancers, a Martian dominatrix and all set to a soundtrack of Britpop and the ’90s’ finest musical offerings.

Dreamboats and Petticoats runs at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, until Saturday, February 11

REVIEW: Dreamboats and Petticoats, Kings Theatre, Southsea

With a constant stream of ‘50s and ‘60s hits, what’s not to like about Dreamboats and Petticoats?

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(l-r) CEO of Wessex Heartbeat John Munro and Nigel Campkin from Thomas Sanderson, who are sponsoring the upcoming Dancing with Choirs event at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.
CAPTION: (l-r) CEO John Munro and Nigel Campkin

Charity show is one not to be missed

WESSEX Heartbeat will be returning the popular Dancing with Choirs event to Portsmouth.

Luna Park by Heather and Ivan Morison - the dinosaur artwork that was placed on Southsea Common on 2010 and burned down due to an electrical fault. The artists will be contributing to the silent online auction for Aspex Gallery

Artists donate works to help others use Gunwharf Quays-based Aspex gallery’s new studio space

ARTISTS who have had work displayed in Aspex Gallery over its 35-year history have donated pieces to be put up for auction to help other creative people in the future.

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The Commitments. Picture by Johan Persson

REVIEW: The Commitments at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton



Comedy written by chancellor of the University of Portsmouth coming to the city

A PLAY written by the chancellor of the University of Portsmouth is coming to the city.

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