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Jane McGowan

Kara Lily Hayworth beat off thousands of rivals to land the role of Cilla Black on stage. But she had to queue up first. Jane McGowan finds her holding it together more

27 Oct 2017 11:35 Theatre/Arts

From EastEnder to fair lady, Martine McCutcheon has played many parts. Now the Molesey resident is singing again. Jane McGowan listens in more

27 Oct 2017 11:28 Interviews

Owning a property with a past could be easier than you think. Jane McGowan discovers some dos and don'ts that may help you decide more

25 Oct 2017 17:00 Property

The first lady of musical theatre is heading to Richmond this month for a one-night only performance of her favourite songs. Jane McGowan finds out more more

25 Oct 2017 16:17 Theatre/Arts

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Trevor Leighton

Gok Wan, style guru and makeover maestro, gives Jane McGowan the bare facts about his new one-man show on its way to Richmond Theatre more

24 Oct 2017 15:37 Interviews

Arlene Phillips has spent 40 years on her feet. Now the dancing queen is taking to the road for a tell-all tour. Jane McGowan falls into step more

28 Sep 2017 11:36 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Oct 16-21. From page to stage. Jane McGowan enjoys an evening with the Wipers Times, coming to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud more

27 Sep 2017 15:20 Theatre/Arts

Cathy Kelly is one of the biggest selling authors of the decade. This month she takes tea with readers at the Guildford Book Festival. Jane McGowan feels like a long-lost pal more

20 Sep 2017 15:17 Interviews

Laurence Fox has been waiting in the wings. Now he’s ready for The Real Thing. Jane McGowan finds him warming to his latest role more

20 Sep 2017 14:52 Theatre/Arts

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Helen Maybanks

5 STARS, September 7 – October 7. An intimate portrayal of a working class marriage, delicately capturing the hopes and dreams of a whole generation, writes Jane McGowan more

20 Sep 2017 14:44 Theatre/Arts

Star of stage and screen Lesley Sharp talks to Jane McGowan about success, Scott & Bailey and her forthcoming role in The Seagull more

15 Sep 2017 17:15 Interviews

Award-winning sculptor Sean Henry is back in Woking for a major exhibition. Jane McGowan takes a look more

24 Aug 2017 12:42 Theatre/Arts

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Colin Thomas

Olympic medallist Louis Smith talks dreams, dedication and dance ahead of his latest stage tour. Jane McGowan finds out more more

24 Aug 2017 12:19 Theatre/Arts

Local actress Lara Lemon has swapped the box office for centre stage. Jane McGowan finds out more more

23 Aug 2017 14:04 Theatre/Arts

Game of Thrones actor Ian Gelder has swapped Casterly Rock for Richmond in his latest role as Mr Pasmore in David Storey’s The March on Russia more

22 Aug 2017 17:10 Theatre/Arts

Richmond borough is blessed with authors. Here Fiona Adams, Richard Nye, Jane McGowan and Brooke Theis review some recent publications more

21 Aug 2017 14:07 , , , News

Epsom-based Laura Dodsworth first came to the nation’s attention with Bare Reality – a poignant study of womanhood. Now she’s back with a new work that puts men in the spotlight more

21 Aug 2017 12:05 Interviews

Stars from the world of sport, media, music and mountaineering – along with a certain domestic goddess – are all heading to Guildford for the town’s annual book bonanza? more

4 Aug 2017 12:54 News

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

20 Jul 2017 14:23 Theatre/Arts

Opting for a retirement property doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality or comfort. Jane McGowan finds out more more

17 Jul 2017 11:14 Property

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