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REVIEW: The Flint Street Nativity at Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham

The Portchester Players were at the Ashcroft Centre last week with the first of the local theatre Christmas offerings.

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Swan Lake by the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Picture: Bill Cooper

New season at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

The festive theme continues in 2016 for Mayflower Theatre’s new season.

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Tributes paid by The Kings to Andrew Sachs

STAFF from The Kings Theatre have paid tribute to Andrew Sachs, who appeared at the Southsea venue in panto during the 1990s.

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Fantastic Mr Fox. Photo by Manuel Harlan

REVIEW: The Fantastic Mr Fox at Nuffield Southampton Theatre

Let’s cut to the chase – this show is, as the named suggests, simply fantastic.

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REVIEW: Beauty and The Beast at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton

Northern Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast is stunning on so many levels.

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REVIEW: Crazy for You at the Kings Theatre, Southsea

REVIEW: Crazy for You at the Kings Theatre, Southsea

Pupils from Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS) reprieved the Gershwin musical Crazy For You at the Kings Theatre.

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REVIEW: A Room with a View at the Chichester Festival Theatre

REVIEW: A Room with a View at the Chichester Festival Theatre

The CFT’s winter season continues with Simon Reade’s faithful adaptation of EM Forster’s 1908 novel.

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The Big Give scheme will double donations to New Theatre Royal’s fundraising campaign over next three days

THE public is being asked to get behind a theatre’s fundraising campaign to help take advantage of a scheme which will double any donations made over the next three days.

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The Portsmouth Players in their 1927 production of Gilbert &Sullivans The Gondoliers.

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REVIEW: Write About What You Know at St Philip’s Hall, Cosham

Highbury Players have been entertaining the people of Portsmouth since 1962, and their 90th production, was no exception.

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Robert Powell and Liza Goddard in ReIatively Speaking

REVIEW: Relatively Speaking at Chichester Festival Theatre

If misunderstandings and mistaken identity are the bread and butter of comedy, then this play is the pudding: a bit stodgy and predictable, but ultimately satisfying.

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Million Dollar Quartet

REVIEW: Million Dollar Quartet at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

December 4, 1956. It’s a date that will forever be remembered as the day that four of the greatest rock stars got together.

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New Theatre Royal appoints Scott Ramsay as chief executive

New Theatre Royal announces the appointment of its next chief executive

THE New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth has announced a new chief executive who will take up the post in March next year.

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Pupils from Portsmouth school take to the stage at the Kings

Pupils from Portsmouth school take to the stage at the Kings

PUPILS from Portsmouth Grammar School are taking to the stage of the Kings Theatre, Southsea with a high-energy production of the award-winning Gershwin musical Crazy For You.

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer on stage as The Stotts

Prepare for some poignant moments as Vic and Bob hit Portsmouth

Attempting to interview Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer at the same time is a little like herding cats. With years of riffing off each other, the pair fly off at tangents all over the place, finish each other’s sentences and periodically collapse into giggles.

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REVIEW: Things I Know to be True at The Minerva Theatre, Chichester

REVIEW: Things I Know to be True at The Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Every family has their secrets, some more than others.

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Dirty Dancing

REVIEW: Dirty Dancing at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

When your VHS tapes are worn out but your wildest dreams of ‘dirty dancing’ are relived on a cold autumn evening at the Kings Theatre, what more could you ask for?

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Southampton theatre opens preview tours of new facilities

Nuffield Southampton Theatres will be expanding its enterprise into the city centre with the opening of a new theatre, NST city.

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Rufus Hound as Mr Toad in The Wind in the Willows

REVIEW: The Wind in The Willows at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

The Wind in the Willows is a little story with very big aspirations. Based on the classic novel by Kenneth Grahame, the lyrics and music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe shine brightly (anyone who has their cast sing punctuation deserves an award.)

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Hal Cruttenden

Comedian Hal Cruttenden makes a point at The Point

To paraphrase the rap stars NWA ever so slightly, he’s a crazy mother named Hal Cruttenden.

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