Charity cabaret event given the star treatment

A CELEBRITY filled sell-out event has been held to raise money for charity.

Ballet dancer Jack Hazzard

Ballet helps autistic boy to achieve his full potential as he wins role with a prestigious company

BALLET dancing has helped an autistic boy come out of his shell – and now he has won a role with the prestigious English Youth Ballet.

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Promise and Promiscuity

REVIEW: Promise & Promiscuity at The Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

New Zealander Penny Ashton’s one-woman tribute-cum-mickey-take of Jane Austen’s works – having garnered praise all over the world – stopped off all-too-briefly at The Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham.

Jon Richardson 'Old Man'. Picture by Andy Hollingworth

REVIEW: Jon Richardson at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

Donning one of his signature cardigans, Jon Richardson brings his Old Man tour to the Kings theatre for two nights this week.

James and Ola Jordan

Strictly stars James and Ola Jordan head to Portsmouth in their first ever show together

They are known as two of the biggest stars to emerge from the hit show Strictly Come Dancing, becoming household names in their own right.


Crime, theatre and discussion

CRIME experts and authors will join forces later this month for an afternoon discussing crime fiction writing.


Scare attraction Torment takes over Gunwharf Quays

Are you brave enough to experience Portsmouth’s most terrifying adventure this Halloween half term?

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Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

COMIC Sean Hughes, who often performed in the region, has died today aged 51.


WATCH: Football commentator Ian Darke describes 'addiction' of supporting Pompey

Football commentator Ian Darke has likened supporting Pompey to an 'addiction' as he prepares for a showcase of club memories.

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Sofie Hagen

Sofie makes laughter from the most unlikely material

Your relationship with an abusive grandparent, one who was a Nazi no less, may not on the face of it appear to be much to laugh about.

The Wizard of Oz by The Portsmouth Players

It’s time to get back on the Yellow Brick Road through Oz with The Portsmouth Players

This won’t be the first time that Sophie Bratty has stepped into Dorothy’s ruby slippers in a production of The Wizard of Oz, but the stage is a bit bigger this time out.

The Container Project at last year's JFI. Picture by Matt Cawrey Photography

THE BIG READ Journeys Festival International: ‘A lot of mistrust comes from a lack of understanding’

When Zimbabwean poet Majid Dhana first arrived in Portsmouth he went straight from the train station to the seafront where he spent an hour simply marvelling at the expanse of water in front of him.

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Tom Stade. Photo by Trudy Stade.

REVIEW: Tom Stade, I Swear, at The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth

I go to a lot of comedy gigs but I don’t recall laughing as much as I did at Tom Stade’s latest show.


PICTURE GALLERY: Groundlings Theatre panto auditions

Here’s our picture line-up from the Groundlings Theatre panto auditions.


Panto wannabees queue early in a bid for stardom

EXCITED youngsters queued around the block for the chance of a role in a pantomime.

The cast of Cilla - The Musical in action. Photo By Matt Martin

REVIEW: Cilla – The Musical at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Cilla – The Musical is the musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black.

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The Thinking Drinkers. Picture by Steve Ullathorne

The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol – hopefully a better night out than being stuck with the pub bore...

They say that if you can make a living from your hobbies or interests then it’s never really a job.

Graeae Theatre Company's Reasons To Be Cheerful. Picture by Patrick Baldwin

REVIEW: Reasons To Be Cheerful at The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

There were certainly many reasons to be cheerful about this production as it stormed the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.

Paul Sinha

REVIEW: Comedy All Stars at Horndean

Host of the show James Alderson won over the audience in a matter of minutes with his jokes about the local area.

The Kings Theatre, Southsea

How you can help to shape Kings Theatre future

IT’S AN historic venue that’s been entertaining people since 1907 – but what kind of Kings Theatre would you like to see in the future?

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