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WATCH: Sir Bruce Forsyth's career at a glance after his death aged 89

Here's an-at-a-glance reminder of Sir Bruce Forsyth's long career.

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Youngsters queue at the Kings to audition for a previous production, Cinderella

Panto auditions for young dancers to be held at Kings Theatre

CALLING all theatrical children! Pantomime season is in full swing and the Kings Theatre in Southsea is calling for children who love dancing to audition for it upcoming production of the panto Snow White.

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Grimm's Fairy Tales for Young and Old. Hal Darling as The Wolf, Emily Wells as Little Red Riding Hood. Photo by Paul Inskip

REVIEW: Grimm’s Tales For Young and Old by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.

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The former H&E King sweet shop in Albert Road

The Kings Theatre looks to press forward with multi-million pound regeneration plans

THE Kings Theatre has taken possession of the final piece of the puzzle which will allow it to press forward with its multi-million pound regeneration plans.

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The Kings Theatre, Southsea

Kings Theatre holds open day

The Kings Theatre in Portsmouth has seen great success with its annual open day and it’s preparing to open its doors to the public once more this Sunday.

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Matt Jones as Rudyard Kipling and Lynn Pegler as his wife Carrie.

Playwright brings Kipling’s story back to Hampshire

Lynn Pegler has written a play about the life of Rudyard Kipling.

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Richard Digance

A close encounter puts Richard’s career back on the musical path

Richard Digance doesn’t know her name, but he owes his revived enthusiasm for his music to one of the audience at a show seven years ago.

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Ockhams Razor return with their new show Tipping Point

Tipping Point’s stars are poles apart from their competition at New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth

As artistic director Charlotte Mooney admits, getting a load of poles together in a warehouse and playing with them for two-and-a-half months isn’t the usual way of creating a narrative.

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Daniel Ryan (as Daniel) and Samantha Spiro (as Peppy) in Chichester Festival Theatre and Headlong's production of The House They Grew Up In. Picture by Johan Persson

REVIEW: The House They Grew Up In at Minerva Theatre, Chichester

AFTER twenty minutes of this play, I was not sold.

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Here’s your guide to the next 72 hours

Here’s what’s coming up in our region.

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Knees Up! hosts The Fabulous Josh and Welsh Aunty BopaRhys meet their public

Cabaret fun for all the family in a right old Knees Up!

When host-with-the-most Josh Breach was putting the Knees Up! show together, he had one rule in mind – to make it a show his mum could enjoy.

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Omid Djalili as Tevye with the company in Chichester Festival Theatre's productionof Fiddler on the Roof. 
Photo by Johan Persson

Omid Djalili stars in Fiddler on The Roof at Chichester Festival Theatre: ‘I do hope that people will be challenged by the material’

Actor and stand-up comedian Omid Djalili counts himself in a minority within a minority four times over – which probably makes him perfect casting for Fiddler On The Roof, the big summer musical at Chichester Festival Theatre this year.

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Portsmouth Guildhall is looking for new trustees to help take it through its £15m Renaissance project

THERE is an opportunity to have your say on the future of Portsmouth Guildhall, as the trust which runs it is looking for new trustees.

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Omid Djalili in Fiddler on the Roof at Chichester Festival Theatre

REVIEW: Fiddler on the Roof at Chichester Festival Theatre

I’ve not been too complimentary about the first season under the new creatives at Chichester – so I’m happy to say that Fiddler on the Roof is a cut above the rest.

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Dominic Holland

Dominic Holland: ‘There’s worse in life than being Spider-Man’s dad’

By his own admission Dominic Holland knows this is an unusual situation.

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Samantha Womack stars in The Addams Family at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton later this month. Picture: Matt Martin

Samantha Womack: from Albert Square to Addams Family

After a decade in EastEnders, Samantha Womack makes her return to the stage as morbid matriarch Morticia in The Addams Family.

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The Lost Plays of World War One

The Kings looks back on its role during First World War

A play that hasn’t been seen for a hundred years is being brought back to the stage on Wednesday.

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The Play That Goes Wrong is now on at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

I’d recently read the script for this piece and was at a loss to understand how a single performance could take place without killing the greater part of the cast.

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Twelfth Night by Bench Theatre
.The picture is of Melissa Hackney as Viola.

REVIEW: Twelfth Night at The Spring Arts Centre, Havant

Jacquie Penrose’s production of Shakespeare’s joyous comedy for The Bench is a curious beast.

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