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Amanda Hodges

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

4 STARS, Oct 10-28. Amanda Hodges discovers the unexpected delights of a surprisingly life-affirming play about depression more

11 Oct 2017 11:12 Theatre/Arts

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Edmond Terakopian

3 STARS, October 3-14. Amanda Hodges reviews an engaging production of one of Tom Stoppard’s best-known works at the Rose Theatre more

5 Oct 2017 16:03 Theatre/Arts

THE BEST MAN

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4 STARS, October 4-7. "A thoroughly engrossing, beautifully acted production that carries real conviction and political punch," says Amanda Hodges more

4 Oct 2017 11:10 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, August 29 – September 3. Amanda Hodges enjoys a solid adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic children's tale more

30 Aug 2017 14:27 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. The Rose Theatre's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's literary masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, is a bold and adventurous piece of theatre that gathers momentum as it progresses says Amanda Hodges. more

13 Mar 2017 10:33 Theatre/Arts 1 Comments

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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

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Andrew Shaylor

Amanda Hodges talks to Surrey-based photographer Andrew Shaylor about his project The Dorkinians, a unique portrait of the people of Dorking more

10 Feb 2017 10:05 Interviews

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Darren Bell

4 STARS Mar 28 – Apr 1. After a successful stint on the West End, The Million Dollar Quartet comes to The New Victoria Theatre. Amanda Hodges enjoyed a rocking good time watching the story of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee more

8 Feb 2017 11:26 Theatre/Arts

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The Old Moat Garden Centre in Epsom offers a helping hand to people dealing with mental health issues. Amanda Hodges finds out more about this vital centre for the community more

5 Jan 2017 16:36 News

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

1 Dec 2016 14:45 Theatre/Arts

Zach Helm’s mesmerising portrait of mental illness and literary inspiration is a compulsively watchable but deeply disturbing play too, one of those rare dramas that engage, provoke and unsettle but undeniably haunt you long, long after they finish more

22 Sep 2016 14:20 Theatre/Arts

Spanning several summer holidays, Jess and Joe Forever is an unusual and heartwarming coming of age tale. Amanda Hodges was impressed by the surprising level of depth to this play giving the perfromance 4 STARS more

16 Sep 2016 16:48 Theatre/Arts

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. Amanda Hodges was pleasantly tickled by this comic monologue from Guy Masterson giving it 4 STARS more

23 Aug 2016 16:28 Theatre/Arts

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. Amanda Hodges was delighted with Jane Eyre an Autobiography in this 4 STAR review more

23 Aug 2016 16:10 Theatre/Arts

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupery wasn't quite good enough for Amanda Hodges in this 3 STAR review more

23 Aug 2016 15:33 Theatre/Arts

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. Amanda Hodges looks at two of the lighter alternatives on offer at the festival more

23 Aug 2016 15:17 Theatre/Arts

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. The Verge of Strife just wasn't quite good enough for Amanda Hodges in this 2.5 STAR review more

22 Aug 2016 14:33 Theatre/Arts

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. The House of Edgar was a resounding success for Amanda Hodges in this 4 STAR review more

22 Aug 2016 12:32 Theatre/Arts

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. An Evening with C.S. Lewis + Of Wardrobes and Rings both proved a delight for Amanda Hodges in this 5 STAR review more

22 Aug 2016 10:32 Theatre/Arts

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