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The merry widow

Panto’s grande dame Christopher Biggins talks to Jane McGowan about cross-dressing, costumes and carpets



Robin Hood at The New Victoria Theatre Woking 2017 | Photo © 2017 Ian Olsson

Ian Olsson

5 STARS, December 15 – January 7. Shane Richie leads a group of very merry men in this high-energy, hi-tech version of Robin Hood at the New Victoria, Woking more

15 Dec 2017 11:43 Theatre/Arts

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Bryan Allman

4 STARS, December 14 – January 7. A wonderful traditional pantomime that'll entertain children and parents alike, says Alison Hunt more

15 Dec 2017 10:55 Theatre/Arts

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Nick Lund

White Christmas is being performed by the Runnymede Drama Group at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking until December 9 more

8 Dec 2017 11:41 Theatre/Arts

2 STARS, December 1 – January 7. Richard Davies is disappointed by this season’s children’s show at the Puppet Theatre Barge in Little Venice more

4 Dec 2017 11:24 Theatre/Arts

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Panayiotis Sinnos

4 STARS. The BalletBoyz's latest production contains the usual whirlwind of innovation and athleticism we've come to expect from the talented dance troupe, says Richard Davies more

4 Dec 2017 11:03 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, November 28 – December 2. Some great performances and a lovely set can’t fully redeem a thin and silly script, says Alice Cairns more

30 Nov 2017 10:47 Theatre/Arts

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3 STARS, October 2 – December 2. This version of the George and Dragon myth is a diverting paddle in the lukewarm shallows of a parallel universe, says Simon Collins more

30 Nov 2017 10:40 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, November 28 – December 2. Jane McGowan enjoys a rip-roaring production of Hairspray more

30 Nov 2017 10:30 Theatre/Arts

Kids in tow, Shane Richie swaps Walford for Woking and the seasonal merry mayhem of Robin Hood more

27 Nov 2017 19:33 Theatre/Arts

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Peter Pan has some sizzling opposition this year, as a dastardly Dave Myers hits the Redhill stage. Jane McGowan is hooked more

27 Nov 2017 19:27 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Nov 21–25. Jane McGowan enjoys an evening lost in Conor McPherson’s haunting Irish masterpiece more

22 Nov 2017 11:51 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Nov 19–25. Catherine Wilson enjoys a double bill of bittersweet Noel Coward classics at Hampton Hill Theatre until Sat Nov 25. more

22 Nov 2017 11:15 Theatre/Arts

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James Beedham Photography

4 STARS, November 15-18. This comedy-thriller offers laughs and gasps in equal measure and is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat more

17 Nov 2017 12:00 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, November 14-18. "A thoroughly enjoyable, zany journey, even for those who have no idea who Monty Python are," says Alison Hunt more

17 Nov 2017 11:52 Theatre/Arts

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Photo by Mark Douet

5 STARS, November 9-18. An utterly brilliant, innovative and enjoyable social car crash of a show, says Fiona Adams more

9 Nov 2017 10:08 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, November 8-11. Amanda Hodges applauds a terrific celebration of British showbiz stalwart Cilla Black's life more

8 Nov 2017 15:52 Theatre/Arts


Alexey Kuznetsov

4 STARS. Coward's words in good hands in ScripTease's rehearsed reading of A Song at Twilight, a story of a camouflaged life, says Andrew Morris more

8 Nov 2017 12:27 Theatre/Arts

A revival of Tom Stoppard’s painfully witty play about love and infidelity is being performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford until Saturday 11 November more

8 Nov 2017 11:03 Theatre/Arts