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3.5 STARS, until Apr 22. An energetic retelling of the story of Dubliner soul band, The Commitments, with outstanding concert sequences, says Jane McGowan more

20 Apr 2017 13:00 Theatre/Arts

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Pamela Raith

4 STARS, April 5-16. This is a grossly funny stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's disgusting antiheroes, says Jane McGowan. "By far one of the best children shows I have seen in a while.." more

7 Apr 2017 11:32 Theatre/Arts

Jane McGowan takes a look around Epsom and Ewell more

3 Apr 2017 14:07

Surrey paralympian Hannah Russell has certainly done her county proud. Here, she tells Jane McGowan about life in and out of the pool more

30 Mar 2017 17:22 Interviews

What began with 15 students standing round a piano at lunchtime has grown into a national phenomenon. Jane McGowan catches up with Rock Choir founder Caroline Redman Lusher more

30 Mar 2017 16:57 Interviews

Jane McGowan meets Paul Miller, celebrated artistic director of Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre more

30 Mar 2017 12:47 Theatre/Arts

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Epsom is the “mysterical” land of Hobbledown – a magical place guaranteed to tire out even the most energetic of children! more

29 Mar 2017 15:13 Kids/Schools

Our Editors pick the best theatre going on over April across Surrey, SW London and Berkshire more

22 Mar 2017 16:20 , , , , Theatre/Arts

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Disney

2 STARS. Despite some colourful moments and a star turn from Trevor Dion Nicholas as The Genie, this production falls far short of West End expectations says Jane McGowan. more

6 Mar 2017 16:09 Theatre/Arts

West End star Jodie Prenger talks to Jane McGowan ahead of her starring role in the 30th anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine more

27 Feb 2017 17:19 Theatre/Arts

Bruce Casalis, founder of the multi-award winning Bruce’s Doggy Day Care, talks to Jane McGowan about his state-of-the-art dog care centre more

17 Feb 2017 10:26 Interviews

Artistic director of Stopgap Dance Company Lucy Bennett talks to Jane McGowan about the groundbreaking group’s latest work more

10 Feb 2017 11:41 Theatre/Arts

A fun, musical romp with some surprising depth and social satire that'll keep both children and adults entertained equally says Jane McGowan, 4 STARS. Showing at Hammersmith's Lyric Theatre until Feb 19 more

2 Feb 2017 12:12 Theatre/Arts

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jamie Raven has gone on to achieve some truly magical things since first hitting our screens in 2015. Jane McGowan is spellbound ahead of his performances at Camberley Feb 5 and Kingston Feb 12 more

26 Jan 2017 12:12 Interviews

Love is always in the air at the Bowes-Lyon Partnership, Surrey’s acclaimed dating agency. Jane McGowan marks her diary more

26 Jan 2017 11:06 Interviews

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Darren Bell

Jason Donovan talks to Jane McGowan about his latest role as a legendary record company boss in a musical adaptation of one of pop’s most famous nights - The Million Dollar Quartet. Coming to Richmond Theatre Feb 6-11 more

26 Jan 2017 10:23 Theatre/Arts

Leanne Cope swapped life in the corps de ballet for the bright lights of Broadway in An American in Paris. Jane McGowan meets the Richmond actress as she prepares to re-create the role of Lise in the West End more

23 Jan 2017 16:46 Theatre/Arts

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A solid 4 STARS for the musical stage adaptation of David Walliams' bestselling picture book for young children, The First Hippo on the Moon. Showing at G Live until January 19. more

18 Jan 2017 12:50 Theatre/Arts

This year is the 20th anniversary of The MoonWalk London – an event that has raised millions to help fight breast cancer. Here, Nina Barough, founder and chief executive of breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk, shares her inspirational story. more

5 Jan 2017 17:18 Health/beauty

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SHAUN WEBB

Actress Kara Tointon talks about her latest role as a tortured, manipulated wife in the celebrated psychological drama Gaslight. Showing at Woking's New Victoria Theatre Jan 23-28 more

4 Jan 2017 09:39 Theatre/Arts

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