The Meat Loaf Story '“Â here's a weekly round-up of the latest stage productions
Book your seat for the newest theatre releases coming to the region soon.Â
The Meat Loaf Story at theÂ Kings Theatre, Southsea, October 25
With an incredible stage set, superb band and Steve Steinman's unique sense of humour and stage presence, the show will have you up on your feet and dancing in the aisles to all the greatest Meat Loaf hits '“ Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Took the Words Right Out of my Mouth, Anything For Love, Dead Ringer For Love and Bat Out of Hell.Â
TheÂ CaseÂ OfÂ TheÂ FrightenedÂ Lady at theÂ New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, October 29-November 1
When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark's Priory, the grand home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers nothing is quite as it seems.Â
Book now for the end of this month now at: newtheatreroyal.com/
Evita at the Kings Theatre, Kings Theatre, November 13-17
Bill Kenwright's production of Evita promises to be a great night out.Â Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva's journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary powerÂ which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the '˜spiritual leader of the nation' by the Argentine people.
The Magic Of Motown at Portsmouth Guildhall, November 30-December 1
Music fans are invited to one of the biggest partiesÂ of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams to Portsmouth.Â
Seen by over a million people all over the world andÂ performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016.
Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
Celebrate the sound of a generation with the timeless music from Marvin Gaye andÂ Stevie Wonder toÂ The Temptations and theÂ Jackson 5 sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.Â
Book your ticket now atÂ portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/Â
Beauty and the BeastÂ at Theatre Royal Winchester, December 1-January 6
From the same team behind last year's Peter Pan production, this magical pantomime promises to break your heart and make you laugh.
When a vain and handsome prince rejects the advances of a wicked witch, she turns him into a hideous beast.
Only one thing can save him '“ someone must fall in love with him before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose.
Can Fairy Fifi bring Belle and the Beast together in time or will the evil Malevolent win the day?
Book now for December and January at:Â theatreroyal winchester.co.uk/
Shakespeare in Love at Chichester Festival Theatre, November 20
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's blockÂ and the deadline for his new play is fast approaching.Â He's struggling to finish the first line of a sonnet and he's in dire need of inspiration. Then he meets the beguiling Viola de Lesseps, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant. Viola is prepared to do anything to fulfil her illicit dream of performing on the London stage and pursuing a passionate affair with the greatest playwright of the age.Â
Book now atÂ cft.org.uk/
Frogman atÂ The Spring Arts Centre, Havant, October 30
In 1995, police divers hover over TheÂ Great Barrier Reef, looking for traces of a missing teenager by torchlight. Frogman is a coming-of-age thriller told in virtual reality.
Featuring live theatre and ground-breaking VR technology, each audience member will be given a headset to experience theÂ storyline.