Brooke Theis rounds up the top events happening in Surrey this summer more

21 Apr 2017 15:00 News

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Simon Annand

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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4 STARS, until Apr 22. A darkly comic environmental drama with a top-notch cast who expertly convey the play's satire, says Dermot Hoare more

20 Apr 2017 12:59 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, Apr 12-15. "The current production at Richmond Theatre may not be its greatest ever staging, but on balance is still worth seeing" says Richard Davies more

12 Apr 2017 16:33 Theatre/Arts

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Johan Persson

5 STARS, Apr 12 – May 17. An emotional portrayal of life, love and bitter disappointment, James Macdonald's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a riveting masterpiece, says Fiona Adams more

12 Apr 2017 12:38 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

4.5 STARS, March 30 – May 1. For lovers of rom-coms and Jane Austen coquetery, the Lottery of Love at the Orange Tree, Richmond is a brilliant night’s entertainment. Con Crowley reviews more

5 Apr 2017 14:27 Theatre/Arts

4.5 STARS, Gabriel comes to Windsor's Theatre Royal April 24-29 and Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud May 15-20. A gripping historical drama with strong performances from the entire cast, says Jonathan Lewis more

4 Apr 2017 14:25 Theatre/Arts

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

30 Mar 2017 12:47 Theatre/Arts

Richard Herring is one of Britain’s leading comedy pioneers. William Gadsby Peet reels him in ahead of his tour dates at Camberley Theatre, Reading's Hexagon and Dorking Halls more

29 Mar 2017 17:22 Theatre/Arts

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4 STARS, March 29 – April 1. Riddled with some wonderfully bawdy songs and quick witted humour, it is unsurprising that Nell Gwynn won Best New Comedy at the 2016 Olivier Awards, says Richard Davies more

29 Mar 2017 14:55 Theatre/Arts

The Mary Wallace Theatre in Twickenham plays host to the European debut of the reconstruction of a lost play by Shakespeare and contemporary John Fletcher, based on Don Quixote. Showing March 23-25 more

24 Mar 2017 12:27 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, March 21-25. Old Hamptonians Amateur Dramatic Society presents an accomplished production of Alan Bennett's BBC series, Talking Heads. It was a dislike of Bennett's work more than any fault of the production that resulted in only 3 stars more

24 Mar 2017 11:38 Theatre/Arts

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

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2 STARS, March 21-25. Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, The Verdict fails to rise above mediocrity due to the constraints of a script that has been poorly adapted for live theatre, says Janice Dempsey more

21 Mar 2017 15:58 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, March 18-25. Equally suitable for kids and adults alike, Shakespeare Up Close's production of Twelfth Night is a streamlined, fast-paced romp through one of The Bard's most popular romantic comedies, says Fiona Adams more

21 Mar 2017 14:57 Theatre/Arts

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4 STARS, showing until Apr 8. Seventeen is a touching and poignant drama about a group of school kids on the cusp of adulthood, all played by adult actors. Richard Davies remained enthralled throughout more

20 Mar 2017 11:58 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Bill Kenwright's production of La Cage Aux Folies is an incredible evening of camp cabaret with furs and feathers galore, says Kate Bayer more

17 Mar 2017 12:13 Theatre/Arts

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4 STARS. Originally produced in 1992 Kay Mellors's, A Passionate Woman, is a concise drama that verges on farce and straddles a sentimental universality, says Judith Conyers more

16 Mar 2017 16:05 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Harriet Noble enjoys an evening of thought provoking farce at Putney's Arts Centre as the Putney Theatre Company perform Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias more

16 Mar 2017 15:49 Theatre/Arts

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