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Richard Davenport/The Other Richard

4.5 STARS, March 7-10. A musical about how theatre can make magic out of nothing doesn’t disappoint more

Theatre/Arts

Are British kids ready for American-style summer camps? Samantha Laurie looks at the best residential kids camps in Blighty. more

Kids/Schools

Comedian Lucy Porter talks to Jane McGowan about motherhood, marriage and misogynist hecklers more

Theatre/Arts

THE JUNGLE BOOK. Keziah Joseph 'Mowgli'. Photo by Manuel Harlan copy.jpg

Manuel Harlan

Jane McGowan meets composer and performer Joe Stilgoe as he swings into town with a new musical version of Kipling’s The Jungle Book more

Theatre/Arts

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JAMES PENLIDIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Comedian Stephen K Amos has never courted controversy. But it tends to find him anyway. Now he’s limbering up for a new stand-up tour, Bread and Circuses. William Gadsby Peet meets the man behind the mirth more

Interviews

In Albert Square he had a pub and a stall. Now he’s a country soul trader. Jane McGowan tunes up with Shane Richie more

Interviews

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CRAIG SUGDEN

4.5 STARS, December1 15 – January 14. Paddington may be making a splash at the box office but if it's live theatre that kickstarts your festive celebrations Amanda Hodges relishes  a terrific panto in darkest Wimbledon more

Theatre/Arts

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

Theatre/Arts

Caroline Rawlins of Military Wives Choirs talks to Jane McGowan en route for Guildford Cathedral more

Interviews

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

Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, October 31 – November 19. A humorous and energetic reflection on the perils of a capitalist world, says Alice Angeloni more

Theatre/Arts

From popstar excess to parish priest, Richard Coles has come a long way. Samantha Laurie sounds him out more

Interviews

Chloe Edwards-Wood & Alastair Norman in the Dreamboats and Petticoats 2017 UK Tour. Photo by Pamela Raith Photography 005.jpg

Pamela Raith

4.5 STARS, August 14-19. Dreamboats and Petticoats is a delightful musical romp through Rock 'n' Roll that provides an enjoyable escape to a bygone era. Guaranteed to inject audiences with a feel-good factor, says Jackie Bryans more

Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, August 8-13. An entertaining evening of humour and custard pies, performed with a charm and charisma that belies the cast's young age, says Sally Simmons more

Theatre/Arts

5 STARS, July 20 – August 20. Jane McGowan enjoys a fabulous new adaptation of the classic children’s story The Borrowers at Wimbledon’s Polka Theatre more

Theatre/Arts

5 STARS, July 14-29. An absolutely brilliant open air experience in the University of Law's gorgeous gardens, says Alan Long more

Theatre/Arts

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Dean Whiting

4 STARS, July 18-22. Students from the Guildford School of Acting manage to hit the high notes in a mesmerizing medley of musical theatre, says Judith Conyers more

Theatre/Arts

3.5 STARS. A comic and incisive imagining of Shakespeare's Heroines in modern life by a promising young cast, says Brooke Theis more

Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. High jinks, high energy and a highly enjoyable night with the British Comedy Company, says Jane McGowan more

Theatre/Arts

4.5 STARS, until September 23. Performed underground at the Vaults in Waterloo, this is a unique and immersive adaptation of Lewis Carroll's masterpiece, Jackie Bryans enjoys a trip down the rabbit hole more

Theatre/Arts

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