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Melinda Messenger to star in Kings Theatre pantomime

TV presenter and former glamour model Melinda Messenger will star in this year’s Kings Theatre pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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City theatre to hold open auditions for its big Christmas production

NEW Theatre Royal is hosting open auditions for the principal characters of its first in-house Christmas show since its re-opening – Beauty and the Beast.

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Building work on the new theatre

The Kings opens up its wartime secrets

A new project at The Kings Theatre has uncovered what life was like there 100 years ago when the nation was gripped by The Great War.

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Michael Gondelle as Johnny, Leila Millson as Sandra and Mackenzie Gilmore as Alfie in rehearsal for Stephen Lowes Touched.

REVIEW: Touched by HumDrum at The Spring Arts Centre in Havant

Having staged it in 1981, the Royal Court Theatre in 2006 numbered Touched among the 50 plays that represented its best ‘state of the nation’ work.

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Strictly stars Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup are coming to Portsmouth

Meet Strictly Come Dancing’s Ian and Camilla

A FAMOUS dancing duo are set to bring their farewell UK tour to Portsmouth.

Portsmouth
Idina Menzel. Picture by Max Vadukul

Idina Menzel: ‘There were a lot of highs and lows, so it felt very personal’

Few people get as lucky with their first professional theatre job as Idina Menzel.

Gigs and Music
Grace Molony and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman in The Country Girls. Photo by Manuel Harlan

REVIEW: The Country Girls at Chichester Festival Theatre

Of the new-season offerings I’ve seen at Chichester this year, Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls is the most satisfying.

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While We're Here. Picture by Mark Douet

While We’re Here, let’s take a closer look at life in Havant

A new play from an acclaimed young playwright makes its debut in the town where it had its genesis.

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Goodnight Mister Tom

A YOUNG theatre group from Havant is all set to take to the stage for its next show.

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Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J Smith star in Sweet Bird of Youth at Chichester Festival Theatre. PICTURE: Johan Persson

REVIEW: Sweet Bird of Youth at Chichester Festival Theatre

Oh, how time flies when you’re having fun. Well, minus the fun part for the two main characters in this play – but what can’t pills, liquor and a bit of male castration cure?

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A scene from Sister Act. Picture by Tristram Kenton

REVIEW: Sister Act at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

The Mayflower stage is stuffed to overflowing with talent at the moment. Sister Act is in town and director/choreographer Craig Revel-Horwood’s cast are truly multi-talented; actor/musicians who act, sing, dance and play their own accompaniment.

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Tanyalee Davis. Picture by Kevin Duffy

Small in stature but not lacking in stage presence

At least when Tanyalee Davis appears at Comedy All Stars the audience should be able to see her – the New Theatre Royal definitely features a proper stage.

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CBBC Presenter Michael Absalom  visits You're a Star Theatre School

Theatre school visited by CBBC presenter

A CBBC presenter was the guest of honour at a theatre school.

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Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards

Eddie The Eagle flies high as he tells his life story

Unless you’re a serious ski jumping fan, I bet you can’t remember who won the 1988 Winter Olympics in the discipline.

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Magician Peter Wardell of Unbelievable at The Kings on May 19, 2017

You won’t believe your eyes
as magic comes to the Kings

For one night only the Kings will be transformed into a world of magic where the audience will be immersed in illusion, mind-bending mentalism and jaw-dropping close-up tricks.

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Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke stars in Caroline, Or Change

REVIEW: Caroline, Or Change at Chichester Festival Theatre

From Sam Cooke’s iconic civil rights anthem A Change Is Gonna Come to Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have A Dream speech, the notion of change was both a wish and a reality for African Americans in the 1960s.

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Eleanor Conway

Comic Eleanor Conway walks it like she talks it in her debut show

They say write about what you know and, for her first stand-up show, Eleanor Conway has certainly taken that to heart.

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Stephen Bailey. 
Picture by Steve Ullathorne

How Stephen’s got Cheryl Cole’s maternity covered

Stand-up Stephen Bailey is taking time out from doing his finances for his accountant to talk to The Guide – a task he finds less than thrilling.

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Some of the children performing at the Guildhall

WATCH: Portsmouth schoolchildren perform 'The Mad Scientist's Songbook'

Video has been published of hundreds of Portsmouth children in full voice as they enjoy a new songbook for schools.

Education
Gino D'Acampo brought his show, Gino's Italian Escape Live to Portsmouth Guildhall

REVIEW: Gino’s Italian Escape Live at Portsmouth Guildhall

Gino D’Acampo – entertainer, great chef, Italian and very funny!! Gino’s Italian Escape Live rolled into Portsmouth Guildhall last night, bringing with it a breath of Napoli and loads of fun.

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