BIG INTERVIEW Craig Revel Horwood: 'It's difficult to shrug off that "Mr Nasty" tag, but I love it'

One could argue that Craig Revel Horwood gets to play the pantomime baddie every week as Strictly Come Dancing's 'Mr Nasty' on the judging panel.
Kodiak Jack after winning Best Band at a previous awards night

We’re halfway there – keep those votes coming for The Guide Awards

As Bon Jovi once sang: ‘Woah, oh, we’re halfway there!’

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of <span class="x-atex-overmatter">times... for a murder mystery dinner at Groundlings Theatre</span>

It’s Christmas, and all your favourite Dickens characters have come out for a night of festive murder and mayhem at the beautiful, historic, Groundlings Theatre in Portsea tomorrow at 8pm.

It's a beauty of a role for this newcomer

It's a beauty of a role for this newcomer

Getting the part of Beauty in Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s Christmas staging of Beauty and The Beast came as a huge shock to Mia Cunningham-Stockdale.
The cast of Snow White which can now be seen at the Kings Theatre, Southsea

Six things to do in the next 48 hours: December 12 and 13

Your quick guide to what’s on in the Portsmouth area

Marley Blandford winning best solo act at the last awards night. 
Picture Ian Hargreaves.(160041-11)

One week down, three to go – but don’t leave it too late to vote in our Guide Awards

We’re a week into the voting period for the Guide Awards, 2017.

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Kirsty-Anne Shaw and Craig Golding star in New Theatre Royal's Beauty and The Beast. (171096-1)

Exploring the beautiful and beastly sides of Portsmouth in The New Theatre Royal's Christmas show

For its Christmas show this year, The New Theatre Royal is abandoning the pantomime route and trying something a little bit different.
From left: Princess So Shi (Divine Cresswell), The Emperor (Matt Devitt), Genie of the Ring (Karis Anderson), Abanazaar (Clive Mantle), Widow Twankey (Mark Siney), Aladdin (Danielle Haywood) and Wishee Washee (Christain Lee). (171167-1)

'The more they're booing, the better I'm doing my job'

From playing one of 'TV's top 10 heart-throb docs' to Robin Hood's sidekick in an '80s Saturday tea-time classic, Dawn French's love interest in The Vicar of Dibley and Lord Greatjon Umber in the hit fantasy epic, Game Of Thrones, Clive Mantle has certainly had a varied career.
Whats on
The cast of Snow White       Picture: Malcolm Wells

REVIEW: Snow White, Kings Theatre, Southsea

MIRROR, mirror on the wall, where is the best panto of them all?

Forget your troubles with Stephen K Amos at The Spring Arts Centre

Forget your troubles with Stephen K Amos at The Spring Arts Centre

Highly acclaimed, uplifting stand-up comedian and broadcaster Stephen K Amos is back from his world tour and hits the road with his brand new tour, Bread and Circuses.
A computer generated image of the Portsmouth Cutlural Trust's plans for the Guildhall as part of its Renaissance scheme     
Pictures by Hemingway Design

PICTURES: Here’s what Portsmouth Guildhall could look like after £15m refurbishment

TODAY The News can reveal the first phase of ambitious £15m plans to create a new music venue inside Portsmouth Guildhall.

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Jason Byrne

When two brains just aren’t going to be enough...

The manic, freewheeling stand-up Jason Byrne has been trying to find ways to liven up life on the road while on tour.

Melinda Messenger as Fairy Sparkle in The Kings Theatre's pantomime, Snow White. Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (170922-9122)

BIG INTERVIEW Melinda Messenger: ‘I could see myself moving here - I’m going to be spoilt rotten’

It’s pantomime press launch day at The Kings Theatre, and the venerable institution is a veritable hubbub.

BigChildManChild perform at previous Guide Awards night. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150043-4)

The Guide Awards are back – so vote for your favourites NOW!

They’re back.

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Sian Phillips and Derek Griffiths in Driving Miss Daisy. Picture by Nobby Clark

REVIEW: Driving Miss Daisy at Chichester Festival Theatre

Alfred Uhry’s slice of life in the southern states over 20-some years takes brief root at the Festival Theatre this week.


BIG READ: Oh yes it is! The great British pantomime season begins

BIG READ: Oh yes it is! The great British pantomime season begins

It's a long-standing tradition that unites the generations as families trip off to the theatre in the run-up to Christmas.
Tom Chambers as Bobby in Crazy For You. Picture by Richard Davenport

REVIEW: Crazy For You, at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton

The Gershwin musical the Gershwins knew nothing about – Crazy For You – is at the Mayflower this week.

The Wipers Times. Picture by Alastair Muir

REVIEW: The Wipers Times at Chichester Festival Theatre

The First World War is no easy tale to tell when so many have been told before in so many ways.

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