A weekly round-up of the latest stage productions coming to the Portsmouth area.
The Case of The Frightened Lady at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, October 29-November 3
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. The household is controlled by the family physician, the footmen behave more like guests than servants and the secretary is afraid for her life. As Tanner delves deeper, he uncovers a shocking secret…
Shrek the Musical at Mayflower, Southampton, November 27 and December 8
Join this ogre and his trust steed in this all-singing-and-dancing quest to save Princess Fiona from the tallest tower, guarded by a hopeless love-sick dragon. All that stands in Shrek’s way is Lord Farquaad and his troops. Watch friendships blossom in this stage production of the much loved movie. mayflower.org.uk/
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, October 26-27
Any dream will do in this 50th anniversary celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: the reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colours.
Book now at fernehamhall.co.uk/
Thriller Live at Portsmouth Guildhall, December 29
Direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a special concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.
Seen by over four million people in over 30 countries, it continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45-year musical history.
Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean and more!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a legendary singer brought back to life through music. Book now for December at portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/(023) 9387 0200.
Swan Lake at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, November 15
Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.
The tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other. But Odette is turned into a swan by an evil curse.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?
Swan Lake is the story full of mystery and romance and can be booked now at fernehamhall.co.uk/