Theatre shows coming to the Portsmouth area in 2019

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be back in Portsmouth on February 13 and April 2.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be back in Portsmouth on February 13 and April 2.

Book your seat for the latest stage productions coming this way soon. 

BANFF Mountain Film Festival at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, February 13 and April 2, 2019

This collection of adventure films follow the world’s top explorers as they journey into spectacular mountains. There are two shows, each with a different selection of films. The Blue show is on Feb 13 and the Red show on April 2.

He Ain’t Heavy at Chichester Minerva Theatre, January 9, 2019

Performer Grania Pickard tells the story of growing up with her autistic brother Sean using physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction and storytelling.

Through puppetry, the audience see how Sean walks, talks and interacts with the world and how his unique take on life has influenced his sister.

Drip Drip Drip at the Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham, March 19, 2019

In an overstretched NHS hospital, a trainee nurse from Eritrea and a Muslim doctor treat David - cancer patient, discredited academic, and racist...

Pipeline Theatre takes you on a darkly comic and taboo-busting journey through a fictional NHS-inspired production.

Rita, Sue and Bob Too at Theatre Royal Winchester, February 28-March 2, 2019

Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a taste of adult adventure, the three start a fling each of them think they can control.

Told with wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future.

Written when Andrea was just 19, Rita, Sue and Bob Too was an instant hit, later adapted into a much-loved 80s film.

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My Mother Said I Never Should at the New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk, February 6-7, 2019

Written in 1985, My Mother Said I Never Should is a poignant, bittersweet story detailing the lives of four women through the social changes of the twentieth century.

In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to practise the piano. In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new found sexual freedom.  When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably

Macbeth at the Mayflower Theatre Southampton, February 26-March 2, 2019

Ruined by the aftermath of a bloody civil war and ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. 

The National Theatre bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy. 

Too Much To Bear at The Spring Arts Centre, Havant, February 7, 2019

During this 30-minute performance, actor and amateur historian Leigh Johnstone on a participatory audio tour as he uncovers his great grandfather’s experiences as a stretcher bearer in the trenches.

Through live performance and audio instructions, Leigh invites the audience to think about personal and collective battles as they reflect on the lives of these unsung heroes during First World War, asking the question was it too much to bear?