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2 STARS, May 14-19. An intriguing premise is let down by a thin and implausible plot, says Alice Cairns more

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5 STARS. AnimAlphabet is slick, professional and full of colour. "By far one of the best children’s performances I’ve seen," says Sharon Wallace more

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2 STARS, May 9-12. Aliya Al-Hassan is left unimpressed by 20th Century Boy at Kingston's Rose Theatre more

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Mark Douet

5 STARS, April 13 – May 6. The Rose Theatre's production of Much Ado Nothing gives an imaginative Mafia spa twist to a much-loved Shakespearean classic, says Alan Long more

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Former Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc talks to Jane McGowan about why she is happy to be swapping soggy bottoms for Shakespeare more

Interviews

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Yasmin Balai

It started with a car crash. But in the 25 years since then, JoJo Maman Bébé has been a runaway success. Miranda Jessop finds its creator, Laura Tenison, still happy and excited at the wheel more

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Tristram Kenton

The Rose Theatre, Kingston officially opened its doors 10 years ago this month. Jane McGowan chats to Executive Producer Jerry Gunn as the team prepares to celebrate more

Theatre/Arts

One local retiree recalls her working life at Bentalls as if it were yesterday. Miranda Jessop meets her more

Interviews

4 STARS. Sharon Wallace and her children enjoy a fine old time at Little Goats, a Rose Theatre show for under 6s at the Richard Mayo Centre in Kingston more

Kids/Schools

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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

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3 STARS, October 31 – November 4. A fast-paced 1920s satire that entertains but leaves you yearning for more, says Jonathan Lewis more

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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

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Nobby Clark

As the theatre world mourns the loss of Sir Peter Hall, his biographer Stephen Fay reflects on the director’s struggle to found the Rose Theatre more

Theatre/Arts

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

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5 STARS, September 13-16. An enjoyable experience for the whole family, The Night Pirates is a must see, says Ruth McCann more

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

Theatre/Arts

The RSPCA is appealing to find the owner of a tortoise who managed to find his way onto a golf course at Walton on Thames more

News

We sit down for a quick-fire Q&A with broadcasting legend Sir Michael Parkinson ahead of his appearance at Kingston's Rose Theatre on March 11, 2018 more

Interviews

4 STARS, June 23-24. This is an entertaining tale with a fun rustic charm that's sure to keep the kids entertained, says Sharon Wallace more

Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, May 17-21. Aimed at the younger generation this is "a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, and at an hour long with no break, it was perfect to keep my daughter’s attention span", says Gemma Davidson more

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