Category: Entertainment

La Boheme comes to Theatre Royal

Fans of opera, and lovers of musicals, should enjoy a new English version of Puccini’s La Boheme, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 2 May. La Boheme tells the story of a group of graduates as they party, bicker, try to make ends meet, and follow their dreams. Aspiring novelist Rodolfo faces a…

Swan Lake heads to Winchester

Ballet enthusiasts will be left captivated by Ballet Theatre UK’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 30 April. One of the most enduring classical ballets, Swan Lake is a story filled with romance, sorcery and betrayal about a princess who is held captive as a swan after an…

Alistair McGowan to stun Winchester with piano

Comedian Alistair McGowan – best known for his impressions of celebrities such as David Beckham, Jonathan Ross and Gary Lineker – shines on the piano in his inspirational show, Introductions to Classical Piano, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Saturday 4 May. Last year McGowan found chart-topping success with his debut album, The Piano…

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Hugely-popular TV comedian, Paul Merton, takes to the stage for an evening of improvisation at Theatre Royal Winchester on Monday 29 April. Paul Merton’s Impro Chums sees the Have I Got News For You regular appear with a host of comics with a wealth of TV, radio and writing credits, for a night of incredibly…

Barton Peveril Perform for the National Theatre

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students have taken part in National Theatre Connections 2019. Second year Performing Arts: Acting students performed Chaos, a play written by Laura Lomas and commissioned especially for the Connections showcase, twice in the College’s Rose Theatre and then in Bognor Regis’ Alexandra Theatre. National Theatre Connections sees students from throughout…

Oscar Wilde stands trial at Theatre Royal

Fans of Oscar Wilde and courtroom dramas will get to experience the playwright’s 1895 trial when the court transcripts are brought to life in the highly acclaimed play, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 25 April to Saturday 27 April. Written by Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland, and presented…

Starburst set to rock Eastleigh

Former Glitter Bugz frontman Rustyn George makes a 70’s Glam Rock return after a two year break with new three piece power glam combo Starburst.  The new band featuring Dave Glover on bass and Adrian Armstrong on drums are mostly covering Bowie and Bolan favourites from the era along with some other familiar 70’s chart…

Barton Peveril plays Jazz and Soul at The Concorde

Barton Peveril Popular Music and Jazz Studies students performed in their Jazz and Soul Evening at The Concorde Club on Thursday 14th March. The students performed a medley of classic jazz and soul songs to a large, paying audience. A large number of the students who performed on the night also have multiple offers to…

Live Review: The Circus of Horrors at Theatre Royal Winchester

As the packed out crowd waited until Dok Haze’s Circus of Horrors began, a Halloween themed song took to the speakers leaving the Theatre Royal Winchester tense. Dok Haze was amazing throughout as him and his circus provided incredible entertainment with some stunts not for the faint-hearted. In fact the first twenty minutes the crowd were invited to…

Production company changes up The Point’s foyer

Spot On Productions is completely changing The Point’s foyer this week to bring Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed song cycle to this intimate venue. Songs For A New World has been a mainstay for musical theatre aficionados since it was originally staged Off-Broadway in 1995. It is an abstract musical performed by a cast of four,…

Theatre Royal Winchester granted Arts Award Centre status

This month Theatre Royal Winchester was granted Arts Award Centre status. The highly regarded accreditation means that the theatre is now a hub for children and young people seeking support in their journeys to become and grow as artists and art leaders, and it will inspire them to take part in, and connect with, the…

Hat Fair is looking for volunteers

The Live Theatre Winchester Trust, the charity that runs Hat Fair – the UK’s longest running Outdoor Arts Festival – is looking for volunteers to help at this year’s festival. Hat Fair 2019 runs from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July. The festival takes place throughout the city centre on Friday and Saturday and at…

Circus of Horrors heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

Fans of sword swallowing, knife throwing and daredevil acrobatics will love the new show by the world-renowned Circus of Horrors, which rolls in to Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 17 March. Circus of Horrors’ Psycho Asylum features a range of bizarre horror and burlesque acts – including twisted contortionists, flaming hula hoop dancers, hair hangers…

Live Review: Portsmouth’s Big Mouth Comedy Festival

Portsmouth’s  Big Mouth Comedy Festival opened Friday night with with the funny James Alderson getting the crowd warmed up and introducing the acts at Portsmouth Guildhall. The first act was Larry Dean from Glasgow who got the audience laughing at his witty jokes and great English accent impressions. Then followed Jo Caulfield as seen on…

The Verdict heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

A host of TV favourites are set to amaze audiences in the best-selling, powerful courtroom thriller, The Verdict, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester from Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March. Presented by Middle Ground Theatre Company, this critically acclaimed drama – now on its second tour after a phenomenally successful world premiere tour –…