Category: Arts & Entertainment

Live Review: Dick Whittington at The Theatre Royal Winchester

It’s Panto Season, and if you love a good pantomime at Christmas, Dick Whittington at The Theatre Royal Winchester won’t disappoint – by Elaine Colley. This traditional family pantomime, was so much fun, full of jokes, original songs, audience participation and plenty of adult humor to! The pantomime, tells the story of a man who seeks his…

Audiences rave about Dick Whittington!

At the weekend Theatre Royal Winchester hosted the first performances of its traditional family pantomime, Dick Whittington, and audiences have been raving about it ever since, emailing the theatre with praise and commenting on social media. The pantomime, which tells the story of a man who seeks his fame and fortune in a London ravaged…

Spend Christmas with The Spitfire Sisters

Theatre Royal Winchester celebrates Christmas in style with The Spitfire Sisters who return to their home-town with a festive show on Thursday 19 December. The three-part vocal harmony group – known for singing classics from the 1940s and modern songs with a vintage twist – will perform seasonal songs in their traditional vintage style, including…

Strictly Come Dancing stars come to Theatre Royal Winchester

Fans of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing will enjoy two original shows from stars of the popular TV series – Ian Waite, Vincent Simone and Neil Jones – coming to Theatre Royal Winchester next year. Ian and Vincent appear next May with a brand new show, Act 2 – The Ballroom Boys, featuring old-fashioned variety, dance,…

Dick Whittington rehearsals now underway

The cast of Theatre Royal Winchester’s pantomime Dick Whittington are now in rehearsals, preparing themselves to take to the stage on Saturday 30 November. Dick Whittington tells the story of a man who seeks his fortune in a London tormented by rats, and stars Ed Thorpe in the lead role. Ed returns to Winchester after…

Local band make national contest finals

Local rock group Dawg have made it through various knockout stages of UK talent contest Now That’s Entertainment to reach the final stages in Nottingham, where the semi and grand finals will take place. The finals will take place on Sunday the 3rd of November in Nottingham. A top prize of £1500 as well as…

Fireworks Party Set to Return to the Ageas Bowl

The Ageas Bowl’s spectacular annual fireworks party returns on Friday 1st November with a whole host of entertainment for all the family to enjoy again in 2019. The ever-popular event hosted at the home of Hampshire Cricket is now just two weeks away and will once again showcase a captivating 20-minute fireworks display accompanied by a…

Frank Skinner set to perform Winchester this month

Comic legend, Frank Skinner, takes to the stage once more, with a brand-new show called Showbiz, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 30 October. The all-round funny man and popular household name last toured the UK in 2014 with his critically-acclaimed show, Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit, which included a sold-out return…

Eastleigh cinema to show 12 popular episodes of Friends

Friends fans can pivot like Ross or run wild like Phoebe to Vue Eastleigh because the classic sitcom is coming to the big screen for the first time ever.  To mark 25 years of the beloved series, Vue is host to three special screenings featuring 12 popular episodes. The episodes have all been remastered in…

Craig David joined Premier League stars for club warm up ahead of hometown gig

Southampton born super-star, Craig David, joined Premier League players Ryan Bertrand, Che Adams and Angus Gunn, for a kick-about ahead of performing an intimate, free gig at St Mary’s Stadium on Thursday 10 October. The performance celebrated the launch of Gig1 – the UK’s fastest home broadband offering. A life-long Saints fan, Craig joined his local team in a series of drills and challenges including a penalty shootout,…

Bobby Davro to host fundraiser with a difference

Legendary entertainer Bobby Davro is cantering into the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire on October 25 to host a charity race night with a difference. The event, in aid of Hampshire Cricket in the Community and Wessex Heartbeat, will see guests place bets on themed, recorded horse races that Bobby will introduce and commentate on in his hilarious…

Live Review: An Evening with John Challis at Winchester Theatre Royal

‘Only Fools and Boycie’ Comedy actor, John Challis, took his one-off show, Only Fools and Boycie, to Theatre Royal Winchester last Friday as fans sat patiently and chuckled to his fascinating yet humorous stories. Challis, who is best known for, Aubrey ‘Boycie’ Boyce, in the long-running comedy about two dodgy dealers, shared stories from on set and…

Local busker through to regional final of Open Mic UK

An Eastleigh busker is through to the regional finals of a national contest to find unsigned talent. Last year singer-songwriter Koerie Willsdon made it to the semi-finals of the Open Mic UK contest – this year he hopes he can strum all the way the grand final with his own self-penned material. If he wins…