REVIEW: The Kite Runner at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Having read the book, I did wonder how The Kite Runner would work on the stage.

20th Century Boy is at The Kings Theatre, Southsea this week. George Maguire plays Marc Bolan.

REVIEW: 20th Century Boy at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

‘Will anybody ever care?’

Poet and author Benjamin Zephaniah

BIG INTERVIEW Benjamin Zephaniah: 'I'm always creative – I've never had writer's block and never been bored'

On its 25th anniversary, the racially-motivated murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence by a gang of thugs has been thrust back into the national spotlight.
Carousel by South Downe Musical Society. Nick Williams and Becky North.

REVIEW: Carousel at Ferneham Hall, Fareham

South Downe Musical Society return with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s wonderful Carousel at Ferneham Hall this week.
Carmen Jones of Club Cairo

Walk like an Egyptian, and get to The Groundlings

A touch of the exotic comes to The Groundlings Theatre later this month as Club Cairo brings its spectacular show, The Serpent Slayer, to town. 
Titanic The Musical launches its debut UK tour at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, April 2018. Picture by Scott Rylander.

REVIEW: Titanic The Musical at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Southampton, the starting-point for the most famous sea-voyage in history, is also where this new tour of Titanic starts – at The Mayflower.

Rehearsals for Hedda Gabler by The Bench, April 2018. Picture by Jacquie Penrose PPP-180504-122002006

REVIEW: Hedda Gabler at The Spring Arts Centre in Havant

Seventeen-year old Archie McKeown is directing The Bench’s latest offering, Ibsen’s classic Hedda Gabler, at The Spring over the next two weeks.

Alice in Wonderland is at New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth

REVIEW: Alice in Wonderland at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

Using a more modern outlook than we’re used to, mixed with the age-old tale, this new and unique take on Alice's adventures in the mythical place of Wonderland was charming and enjoyable.

Backstage tour of theatre to inspire future stars

From the upper balconies of the gods to the chambers underground, families had a fantastic time on a behind-the-scenes tour of The Kings Theatre.

A colourful scene from the 2015 Gosport Gang Show at Ferneham Hall in Fareham

Show is celebrating four decades riding the crest of a wave

AN ANNUAL show that has given centre stage to thousands of youngsters will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this week.

Simon Evans - Genius tour. Picture by James Gillham/

REVIEW: Simon Evans at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

He might not be a household name, but south coast comedian Simon Evans still holds enough respect amongst comedy fans that he manages to perform to a nearly-full Wedgwood Rooms on a Sunday night, no small feat, and with a tour titled Genius it may be fairly apt.

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Theatre on the hunt for acting talent

A THEATRE in Portsmouth is looking for new stars to take to the stage.

Rehearsals for Hedda Gabler by The Bench, April 2018. Picture by Jacquie Penrose

Bench Theatre brings Ibsen classic to The Spring  

For their spring production, Bench Theatre will be performing one of Henrik Ibsen’s most famous plays, Hedda Gabler.
Titanic - The Musical. Picture by Scott Rylander

Titanic The Musical set to have an emotional launch

It was one of the biggest disasters of the 20th century – and one that still resonates more than a 100 years later. Now, the award-winning musical based on the sinking of the Titanic launches its debut UK tour from the same city the luxury liner originally embarked from.
Born To Win - Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice with his leading lady Luba Mushtuk

Strictly's Giovanni aims to prove that he's Born To Win

In his three seasons as a professional on Strictly Come Dancing, the Italian dancer Giovanni Pernice has definitely made his mark.
A scene from The Turn of The Screw. Picture by Robert Workman.

REVIEW: The Turn of The Screw at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

A SINISTER, veiled woman in black. A menacing silhouette. The discordant notes of a child’s toy.

A scene from Turn of the Screw by Henry James (adapted by Tim Luscombe). Directed by Daniel Buckroyd. Designed by Sara Parks. Lit by Matt Leventhall. Picture by Robert Workman

Ratcheting up the tension in a haunting new adaptation of The Turn of The Screw

For someone who's not particularly a fan of watching horror, the genre is serving actress Maggie McCarthy pretty well right now.
Katy Lette enjoys a cocktail on the beach

BIG INTERVIEW Kathy Lette: 'The show is a feminist rallying cry that we’re all in this together'

There’s one thing that Kathy Lette wants to make crystal clear about her touring show Girls Night Out.
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Simon Evans asks at The Wedgewood Rooms, are there any real geniuses any more?

While everyone from your local barista to a modestly talented centre forward might be dubbed a ‘genius’ these days, stand-up Simon Evans is not sure that many people are truly deserving of such an accolade.
Present Laughter at Chichester Festival Theatre

Rufus finds there's more to Coward than just being witty

As he says, Rufus Hound can tell people he has performed at Chichester Festival Theatre. Asked whether it was in the main house or the Minerva, he can truthfully answer neither.
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