Category: Arts & Entertainment

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,…

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…

Theatre Royal Winchester launches this year’s panto, Dick Whittington

On Saturday Theatre Royal Winchester launched its traditional family pantomime, Dick Whittington, with the help of one of its stars, Dame Dolly Dumpling. Dame Dolly performed a comic baking scene – interrupted by a pesky rat (puppet) – in The Brooks Shopping centre before walking up the High Street to pose for photos with shoppers…

Peter Pan set to be Southampton’s Mayflower annual pantomime

Mayflower Theatre earlier in the year announced that Marti Pellow will lead the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Peter Pan from Saturday 14 December (until 5th January 2020) playing the role of the evil Captain Hook opposite television and stage star Darren Day, Union J singer Jaymi Hensley and the hilarious Grumbleweeds.  The hugely…

Showstopper! set to take place in Winchester

Fans of the spontaneous and unpredictable will enjoy the hilarious and clever Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 26 September. Created on the spot from audience suggestions, each show is new and unique. The company, The Showstoppers, asks theatre-goers for the genre and setting of the story and in…

An Evening with John Challis to set take place in Winchester

Comedy actor, John Challis, reveals secrets from behind the scenes of one of Britain’s most beloved TV series, Only Fools and Horses, in his one-off show, Only Fools and Boycie, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Friday 20 September. Challis, who is best known for playing second-hand car dealer, Aubrey ‘Boycie’ Boyce, in the…