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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

7 Mar 2018 12:52 Theatre/Arts

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

30 Nov 2017 10:30 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, March 20-24. Amanda Hodges applauds a terrific celebration of British showbiz stalwart Cilla Black's life more

8 Nov 2017 15:52 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

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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Robert Workman

5 STARS. Legally Blonde the Musical is on at the New Victoria Theatre Woking until Saturday 14 October. Richard Davies loved every minute of it more

10 Oct 2017 12:14 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

Making waves at this year’s International Youth Arts Festival is a musical retelling of Tony Bullimore’s dramatic brush with death in the Southern Ocean. Rosanna Greenstreet catches up with the nautical hero more

19 Jun 2017 16:53 Theatre/Arts

3.5 STARS, June 13-17. Performance Preparation Academy gives us an exuberant and colourful Pirates of Penzance, says Alice Cairns more

13 Jun 2017 14:16 Theatre/Arts

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Fisher Studios

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

4 STARS, April 19-30. "Overall, this is a fresh and innovative musical with some standout acting", says Aliya Al-Hassan more

24 Apr 2017 15:19 Theatre/Arts

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Simon Annand

3.5 STARS, until Apr 22. An energetic retelling of the story of Dubliner soul band, The Commitments, with outstanding concert sequences, says Jane McGowan more

20 Apr 2017 13:00 Theatre/Arts

4.5 STARS March 28 – April 1. Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is a cracking celebration of one of Britain's most iconic bands that cleverly works in elements of social commentary, says Harriet Noble more

29 Mar 2017 14:35 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS. Almost 50 years on from its debut, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat is still a dazzling piece of musical brilliance says Jackie Bryans. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal March 7-11 more

9 Mar 2017 10:04 Theatre/Arts

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2 STARS. Despite some colourful moments and a star turn from Trevor Dion Nicholas as The Genie, this production falls far short of West End expectations says Jane McGowan. more

6 Mar 2017 16:09 Theatre/Arts

It's a cracking 5 STARS for Blood Brothers, one of only three musicals to notch up over 10,000 performances at the West End. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal Feb 27 – March 04. more

1 Mar 2017 15:27 Theatre/Arts

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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

Matilda the Musical

Helen Maybanks

The Royal Shakespeare Society's stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s, Matilda, is a superb roller-coaster through the full range of human emotion says Fiona Adams. 5 STARS more

13 Dec 2016 16:21 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

Ahead of their appearance at G Live, vocal harmony group The Overtones talk satsumas, singsongs and a serious shortage of snow more

28 Nov 2016 10:55 Theatre/Arts

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