Live Music

It’s almost 30 years since Lisa Stansfield stormed the UK charts with her debut album, Affection. As Jane McGowan discovers, however, the Lancashire lass is still in tune with the times more

16 Mar 2018 15:22 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

2 Jan 2018 12:33 Interviews

4 STARS. Rich, smouldering vocals paired with a sincere stage presence won folk singer Dan Owen a few new fans at the Omeara last week, says Alice Angeloni more

6 Nov 2017 10:29 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS, November 1-4. This is an irresistible explosion of dance, music and song, says Andrew Morris more

1 Nov 2017 16:42 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Oct 11-14. This Andrew Lloyd Webber classic starring Joe McElderry is still a hit with audiences 50 years after it was first written, says Aliya Al-Hassan more

11 Oct 2017 11:04 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

18 Jul 2017 10:57 Theatre/Arts

With solo album sales totalling 20 million under her belt, Melanie C has come a long way from her tracksuit-wearing days as Sporty Spice. Jane McGowan finds out more more

19 Jun 2017 16:01 Interviews

Cheeky chappy Olly Murs, star of The X Factor, talks to William Gadsby Peet about his sensible summer tour more

19 Jun 2017 10:00 Interviews

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3 STARS, May 30 – June 3. A brave foray into the clandestine world of British Asian homosexuality that unearths sensitive issues, whilst maintaining a light-hearted approach and tinge of Bollywood sparkle, says Jackie Bryans more

31 May 2017 14:30 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS, May 23-27. "What an intelligent antidote to the Jukebox Musical gravy train Jack Lynch has written", says Andrew Morris more

25 May 2017 11:47 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS, showing until July 22. This Twelfth Night is exuberant, witty and bursting with energy, says Alice Cairns more

25 May 2017 11:25 Theatre/Arts

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Rick Astley has regained his pop star status and is set to rock Hampton Court this month, says Miranda Jessop more

22 May 2017 16:09 Interviews

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Radio 2 favourite Jo Whiley talks kids, gigs and gardening ahead of her Derby Day DJ set at Epsom. Jane McGowan sounds her out more

22 May 2017 15:48 Interviews

As the summers evenings are longer and warmer, the open air theatre season is getting in to full swing. Alexia Lavender looks at the best and most exciting outdoor theatre performances on offer in Surrey & SW London. more

2 May 2017 15:28 Theatre/Arts

Tom Kerridge talks to William Gadsby Peet about his career and upcoming music and food festival, Pub in the Park more

27 Apr 2017 12:14 Food

Calling all foodies! The food and drink festival season is almost upon us. Kasia Maynard and Gabriella Davis investigates upcoming food and drink festivals in Surrey and South West London. more

4 Apr 2017 17:37 , Food

What began with 15 students standing round a piano at lunchtime has grown into a national phenomenon. Jane McGowan catches up with Rock Choir founder Caroline Redman Lusher more

30 Mar 2017 16:57 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

Glyndebourne Opera's performance of Madame Butterfly at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking hits all the right notes says Amanda Briggs. 4.5 STARS. more

1 Dec 2016 11:46 Theatre/Arts


Tristram Kenton

Sister Act, like Legally Blonde, Ghost and Dirty Dancing, is a musical that has arrived on the back of a very successful 1990s film. However, unlike some of the aforementioned, Sister Act delivers as a fine musical in its own right. more

29 Nov 2016 14:24 Theatre/Arts

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