Jane McGowan

Our Editor's 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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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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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



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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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


Tristram Kenton

Sister Act, like Legally Blonde, Ghost and Dirty Dancing, is a musical that has arrived on the back of a very successful 1990s film. However, unlike some of the aforementioned, Sister Act delivers as a fine musical in its own right. more

29 Nov 2016 14:24 Theatre/Arts

Anthea Turner talks to Jane McGowan about her upcoming performance as the Fairy Destiny in Jack and the Beanstalk at Windsor's Theatre Royal. more

28 Nov 2016 14:13 Theatre/Arts

Ahead of their appearance at G Live, vocal harmony group The Overtones talk satsumas, singsongs and a serious shortage of snow more

28 Nov 2016 10:55 Theatre/Arts

Not only does CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis star in Richmond’s panto – he wrote and directed it too. Jane McGowan ventures behind the scenes more

18 Nov 2016 15:25 Theatre/Arts

Actor Warwick Davis talks to Jane McGowan about Snow White, Star Wars and his latest role as game show host more

18 Nov 2016 14:55 Interviews

This month Jane McGowan catches up with Alexej Ignatow – producer of the Russian State Ballet & Opera House ahead of his company’s visit to Surrey this month more

27 Oct 2016 15:57 Theatre/Arts

A Noel Coward play that explores the tumultuous changes in British society that occurred between World Wars. more

19 Oct 2016 14:28 Theatre/Arts

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