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5 STARS. "The play grabs your attention and does not let go until the lights go out again" says Richard Davies. Showing at the Orange Tree Theatre until March 25 more

22 Feb 2017 16:17 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Catherine Wilson enjoys a most unconventional futuristic love story at the Theatre Royal, Windsor. Alan Ayckbourn’s Henceforward is showing until Feb 18 more

15 Feb 2017 11:45 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS. Rhys Mancell Smith is mesmerised by the magic of master illusionist Jamie Raven, the cheeky chappy magician that first burst on to our screens in the 2015 series of Britain's Got Talent more

13 Feb 2017 15:38 Theatre/Arts

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2.5 STARS. Amanda Hodges finds the latest offering from Sandi Toksvig to be well intentioned but ultimately uninspiring in its portrayal of five mature characters fighting flood water in their retirement home more

13 Feb 2017 11:56 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS. A commanding modern interpretation of The Bard's Julius Caesar by the excellent Guildford Shakespeare Company. Showing at Guildford's Holy Trinity Church until Feb 25. more

8 Feb 2017 14:45 Theatre/Arts

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4 STARS. After a successful stint on the West End, The Million Dollar Quartet comes to Richmond Theatre Feb 8-11. Amanda Hodges enjoyed a rocking good time watching the story of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee's one-off collaboration more

8 Feb 2017 11:26 Theatre/Arts

3.5 STARS. Richard Davies enjoys an evening of French opera with the Opera Foundry. more

8 Feb 2017 11:07 Theatre/Arts

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4 STARS. Dermot Hoare enjoys the world premiere tour of Not Dead Enough, a stage adaptation of Peter James' gritty murder mystery novel. Showing at Woking's New Victoria Theatre Feb 6-11 more

7 Feb 2017 10:55 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

Richard Davies enjoys an evening of psychological menace in Woking. 3 STARS for Gaslight at Woking's New Victoria Theatre until January 28. more

25 Jan 2017 12:32 Theatre/Arts

Here is Alan Ayckbourn, always thought provoking and witty, at his darkest and most inventive says Janice Windle. 4 STARS for Henceforward, showing at the Yvonne until January 28 more

25 Jan 2017 12:26 Theatre/Arts

Not so much a ghost story as a tale about haunted lives, the Irish classic, The Weir is given a fine outing by the Richmond Shakespeare Society. Samantha Laurie sees it at Mary Wallace Theatre, showing until Jan 28. more

23 Jan 2017 12:39 Theatre/Arts

Richard Davies finds little to laugh about at the Orange Tree Theatre’s production of Winter Solstice. Showing until February 11. more

20 Jan 2017 10:30 Theatre/Arts

It's a cracking 5 STARS for Blood Brothers, one of only three musicals to notch up over 10,000 performances at the West End. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal Feb 27 – March 04. more

18 Jan 2017 15:27 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

Matilda the Musical

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The Royal Shakespeare Society's stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s, Matilda, is a superb roller-coaster through the full range of human emotion says Fiona Adams. 5 STARS more

13 Dec 2016 16:21 Theatre/Arts

The Richmond Shakespeare Society put on a brilliant production of Oh! What a Lovely War – a unique piece of theatre that combines music, dance, songs and sketches to create a vision of life during the First World War. 5 STARS more

12 Dec 2016 16:00 Theatre/Arts

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Richard Davies recommends young families to "come-bye" Wimbledon’s Polka Theatre to see “Babe the Sheep Pig”, a delightful musical play for children. more

5 Dec 2016 11:13 Theatre/Arts

On the Razzle is a fast and furious farce full of double-entendres, witty wordplay, incidents of mistaken identity and even a pantomime horse, says Janice Windle. 4 STARS more

2 Dec 2016 12:58 Theatre/Arts

"...a subtly shaded but richly rewarding festive treat." Says Amanda Hodges. 4 STARS more

1 Dec 2016 14:45 Theatre/Arts

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