Category: Arts & Entertainment

Live Review Bill Bailey at Southampton’s Mayflower

Bill Bailey sold out Southampton’s Mayflower for his new show Larks in Transit last month. The show opened with a roar from the crowd what is expected for the legend bill baily He opened his show by interacting with the audience and getting them warmed up to enjoy the the night what was ahead. Showing…

Theatre stages D-Day tribute of celebration and entertainment.

New Theatre Royal Southsea is offering free admission to ex-servicemen and their families on Sunday (June 9) Singers, actors and performers from both sides of the English Channel will be Celebrating  the D-Day campaign, with  a very special evening of celebration and entertainment at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal on Sunday 9 June. Packed with stirring stories, powerful…

Live Review: Joli Vyann’s ANIMA at The Point, Eastleigh

There were three dance performances in one last month as Joli Vyann brought his ANIMA show at The Point in Eastleigh. When the first performance started in my head I was thinking what have I just walked in on/witnessed. I have never been to a show where you’re expected to be quiet for the whole…

Southampton Beer Festival returns this weekend

This weekend sees the return of what could be classed as Southampton’s longest bar – CAMRA’s annual Southampton Beer Festival on June the 7th and 8th at St Mary’s Stadium. The festival will showcase up to 75 cask ales, featuring a range of quality traditional ales, new and exciting craft ales, Brewery collaborations, and one…

Theatre Royal invites kids to host of summer events

The Theatre Royal has announced an exciting programme of performances and activities for children and teenagers to get involved with over the summer months. Fans of the gruesome and gory will revel in the nasty bits of British history when a stage adaptation of Terry Deary’s internationally best-selling children’s book series, Horrible Histories takes to…

Local children to join West End stars at Theatre Royal

Pupils of a local city theatre school are getting ready to join the stars of the musical, Les Miserables, when The Barricade Boys take to the stage of Theatre Royal Winchester on Friday 7 June. Stagecoach Winchester has announced that a group of their young students will perform with the West End cast of actor…

Local dancer set to impress with world-renowned ballet company

A local girl who now performs with a world-famous ballet company is excited to be returning home to star in Ballet Central’s performance at Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 4 June. Molly Shaw-Downie, 19, from Shawford, in Winchester, is ready to impress audiences when this exciting spectacle – showcasing the talent of the graduate dancers…

Peppa Pig: ‘Best Day Ever’ tickets on sale

Children’s favourite comes to Theatre Royal. Tickets are on sale now for Peppa Pig’s brand new live show, Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever, at Theatre Royal Winchester from Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 March 2020! Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever sees Peppa, her brother George, and their parents going on a road-trip full of adventure.…

The Point set to premier new show ‘Anima’

Joli Vyann are a performance company that present an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre – blurring the boundaries of dance and circus skills. Their brand new performance Anima, Latin for breath, life and soul explores the simple act of breathing in all its forms and how it connects us all. Joli Vyann acclaimed…

Britain’s Got Talent star for Theatre Royal

Ben Hart, who wowed the judges of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night, returns to his home-town of Winchester this autumn, for his first-ever show in the city, at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 17 November. Ben Hart, 28 – dubbed ‘a master of sleight of hand’, with a trick where he made an…

 Toyah Willcox celebrates 40 years in show business 

One of Britain’s most iconic household names, singer Toyah Willcox, celebrates 40 years in show business with a show at the Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 26 May.  The original punk princess, this charismatic and outspoken performer’s show is a retrospective look over a career spanning four decades that saw her amass 13 Top 40…

Angus Deayton set to revive classic radio comedy

Comic TV host, Angus Deayton, is reunited with fellow comedians for a stage version of classic radio comedy, Radio Active, at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 12 May. Best known for presenting panel show, Have I Got News For You, Deayton is joined by Helen Atkinson (Blackadder), Michael Fenton Stevens (My Family), and Philip Pope…

Barton Peveril Perform 9 to 5 at The Point

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College performed 9 to 5: The Musical at The Point, Eastleigh, on 24th, 25th and 26th April 2019. Guests from the local community and local schools attended both evening and matinee performances. The production was based on the hit 1980 film 9 to 5, which starred Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda…

Eastleigh Unwrapped returns on Saturday 22nd June

Eastleigh Unwrapped – a free day of live performance produced by The Point – will return to the Town Centre on Saturday 22nd June. Now in its seventh year, Eastleigh Unwrapped brings together an exciting programmes of circus, aerial, family theatre and dance, celebrating the best in world-class contemporary performance. The event attracts thousands from the…

Hat Fair Carnival workshop for teachers

Hat Fair – the UK’s longest running annual Outdoor Arts festival – hosted a free workshop this week for Hampshire teachers to learn how to make colourful carnival costumes so they can help their pupils create their own to wear in the Hat Fair Carnival, which opens the festival on Friday 5 July at 12…