Theatre & Dance

2 STARS, Feb 16-17. This confused production turns a cracking Gothic story into a hammy melodrama more

16 Feb 2018 16:59 Theatre/Arts

If the play’s the thing, get them watching early. Samantha Laurie on some new initiatives in early years theatre more

14 Feb 2018 10:54 Kids/Schools

Jane McGowan meets Doc Martin star Caroline Catz as she prepares to get in touch with the darker side of life more

13 Feb 2018 16:01 Theatre/Arts


Matt Pereira

3.5 STARS, Feb 3-24. The GSC sheds new light on the tale of star-cross’d lovers more

7 Feb 2018 12:29 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Jan 31 – Feb 3. A sparkling cast do a great job with Wilde’s over familiar classic, says Alice Cairns more

31 Jan 2018 15:48 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS, Jan 30 – Feb 3. This musical about the comeback King of Rock and Roll could change the mind of even the most cold-hearted Elvis sceptic, says Alice Cairns more

30 Jan 2018 15:10 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Jan 29 – Feb 3. Richard Davies is highly impressed by Teddington Theatre Company’s production of A View from the Bridge, but hasn’t changed his opinion of the play itself more

29 Jan 2018 14:42 Theatre/Arts

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

26 Jan 2018 15:57 Theatre/Arts

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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

24 Jan 2018 15:55 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, January 17-20. Richard Davies enjoys a Noel Coward classic at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford more

18 Jan 2018 10:17 Theatre/Arts

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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

2 Jan 2018 14:22 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

Alanna Baker swapped competitive gymnastics to run away with the circus. But not just any old circus… Jane McGowan finds out more more

2 Jan 2018 12:07 Theatre/Arts

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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

2 Jan 2018 10:24 Theatre/Arts

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FOUR STARS, until December 31. Phoebe Llanwarne enjoys a bedazzling take on Neverland with crocodiles and acrobatics adding to the fun more

21 Dec 2017 10:41 Theatre/Arts



4.5 STARS, December 15 – January 14. Despite his best efforts, William Gadsby Peet can't help but shout merrily along with Biggins and Co at the Richmond Theatre pantomime, Aladdin more

20 Dec 2017 15:38 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, until January 20. Catherine Bardick enjoys a sparkling comedy of mayhem and mischief as Surrey is invaded by Socialism and Feminism. Life in a country house will never be the same again. more

19 Dec 2017 11:04 Theatre/Arts

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4 STARS, December 7 - January 7. 'Simply frabjous!' says Richard Davies who saw the Rose's Christmas show with his 15-year-old daughter. more

18 Dec 2017 10:16 Theatre/Arts

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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

15 Dec 2017 16:18 Theatre/Arts

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Bryan Allman

4 STARS, December 14 – January 7. A wonderful traditional pantomime that'll entertain children and parents alike, says Alison Hunt more

15 Dec 2017 10:55 Theatre/Arts

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