VIDEO: Here is what you can watch at Chichester Festival Theatre this summer

Caroline Quentin in Me And My Girl, Penelope Keith in The Chalk Garden, Gary Wilmot in Flowers For Mrs Harris and Rufus Hound in Present Laughter, are several of the highlights in the 2018 Chichester Festival Theatre summer season.

The Hillsborough memorial at Anfield

REVIEW: Their Scarves Were Red at The Cort Theatre, Henry Cort Community College, Fareham

Their Scarves Were Red is a musical based on the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, when 96 people lost their lives in a human crush during the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

Portsmouth Players in rehearsal for The Full Monty

Portsmouth Players dare to bare as they go The Full Monty at The Kings Theatre

Fresh from winning Best Musical at this year's Guide Awards, the Portsmouth Players return to the stage with their production with the full-on The Full Monty.
Penelope Keith

REVEALED: Household names lined up for summer season at Chichester Festival Theatre

RUFUS Hound in Present Laughter, Penelope Keith in The Chalk Garden, Caroline Quentin in Me And My Girl and Gary Wilmot in Flowers For Mrs Harris will be among the highlights in the 2018 Chichester Festival Theatre summer season announced today.

The Winslow Boy

REVIEW: The Winslow Boy at Chichester Festival Theatre

The Birmingham Repertory’s touring production of what is considered by many to be Terence Rattigan’s masterpiece, stops off briefly at the Festival Theatre.

Audrey Jeans in her pomp. Picture: Dave Dennings Collection.

BIG READ: Sid James died in Audrey’s arms

Danny La Rue and Harry Secombe went to her wedding, she lived next door to Francis Rossi and Sid James died in her arms.

Precious Little Talent by Bench Theatre is at The Spring Arts Centre in Havant

REVIEW: Precious Little Talent at The Spring Arts Centre, Havant

Ella Hickson’s Precious Little Talent is The Bench’s latest outing. An interesting play – mixing realistic scenes and fourth-wall breaking direct-address to audience – it examines loss and our responses to it.
Kay Mellors Fat Friends The Musical.

REVIEW: Fat Friends at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

With Jodie Prenger and Sam Bailey on the cast list, Fat Friends had all the ingredients for a fantastic musical.

The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales) is at The Minerva Theatre in Chichester

REVIEW: The Little Matchgirl at Minerva Theatre, Chichester

If there was ever proof that children’s theatre does not have to be trifling, this is it: and it all came down to a woolly penis.


Portsmouth Guildhall launches campaign against online ticket touts

THE city’s biggest live entertainment venue has launched an awareness campaign to help prevent its customers from being ripped off by unscrupulous sources.

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Ed Byrne takes 
his chainsaw
to entitlement

Ed Byrne takes his chainsaw to entitlement

Ed Byrne has been an acclaimed stand-up – with audiences and critics alike – for 20 years now.
The Winslow Boy

<!--NSTYLE=PSUB_Guide gig details-->Terence Rattigan's timeless masterpiece The Winslow Boy heads to Chichester Festival Theatre

Terence Rattigan’s masterpiece, The Winslow Boy will be at CFT this week.
Atomos is coming to The New Theatre Royal

Atomos stretches the realms of contemporary dance

Atomising bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation, Atomos is a work by cutting-edge contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Precious Little Talent by Bench Theatre is at The Spring Arts Centre in Havant

Family secrets come to light in Bench Theatre's take on Precious Little Talent

Bench Theatre bring their first production of 2018 to the stage – Ella Hickson’s play Precious Little Talent.
Lucy Porter

Lucy Porter picks her fights wisely these days

With her last show, Consequences, stand-up comic Lucy Porter looked back at the impact the choices she had made had ultimately had on her life.
Sean Murray (Jack), Sam O'Mahony (Brendan) and Natalie Radmall-Quirke (Valerie)  in The Weir. Picture by Marc Brenner

REVIEW: The Weir at Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Pubs are places where many tall tales are told. But in this play, the stories say more about who’s telling them.


WATCH: Video of all The Guide Awards winners

LAST night The Guide Awards celebrated the best of the local arts world at a glittering bash at The New Theatre Royal.

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Urban Vocal Group co-founders Charlie Fletcher and Amba Tremain (centre) and other members with Cllr Linda Symes and Chris Broom, entertainments editor of The News    Picture: Keith Woodland

Ain’t no mountain high enough to stop the Urban Vocal Group at The Guide Awards

IT started a decade ago with just eight people at the first session.

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Fat Friends the Musical. Photo by Jay Brooks

BIG INTERVIEW Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff on Fat Friends: 'You just sit there thinking: "Blimey, I'm in this as well!"'

I was just calling to see if I can convince you to buy some PPI?' asks the voice on the other end of the line.
The cast of Hairspray

REVIEW: Hairspray at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

January can be a miserable month. Christmas is over, the weather’s atrocious and everyone’s waiting for pay day. However, I defy anyone to see Hairspray at the Mayflower and not leave with a smile on their face!

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