Category: Entertainment

Big Mouth Comedy Fest set to entertain Portsmouth

Comedy in all its forms is coming to Portsmouth Guildhall between 1st – 8th March as part of the annual Big Mouth Comedy Festival including headliner acts, the best of the fringe featuring some of the biggest stars from TV, legends Q&As, hilarious comedy drama and the UK’s hottest new acts. The Big Mouth Comedy Festival is produced by Portsmouth Guildhall and hosted…

Theatre Royal Winchester shortlisted for award

Theatre Royal Winchester has been shortlisted for an award for Best Family Entertainment in Hampshire, in the Hoop Awards – and needs your vote! The Hoop Awards celebrate the country’s best organisers of family activities, who ‘go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire children nationwide’. Over the past year the theatre has delighted…

Dance piece, Medusa, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

Enthusiasts of contemporary dance will enjoy Jasmin Vardimon’s theatrical masterpiece Medusa, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 13 March. Brought to the stage by one of the world’s leading female choreographers, Jasmin Vardimon presents her new work, which reflects on the powerful feminine symbol of Medusa, the myth and its various connotations in…

Wilko Johnson Band to play Southampton

Wilko Johnson Band is set to play Southampton’s Engine Rooms on Saturday 9th March alongside special guest Glen Tilbrook. Following his recovery from what had been diagnosed as terminal cancer, Wilko Johnson the HBO Game of Thrones character Ser Ilyn Payne (the mute executioner responsible for chopping off Ned Stark’s (Sean Bean) head) and original…

Room on a Broom heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

Room on the Broom, Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s best-selling children’s book has been adapted for the stage by renowned theatre company Tall Stories, and flies into Theatre Royal Winchester from Friday 8 March to Sunday 10 March. This Olivier Award nominated production tells the story of a friendly witch, her cat and three lovable…

Auditions are open for Chicago Hight School Edition

Light UP are on the lookout for talented musical theatre performers, actors and dancers for an exciting summer holiday project in Eastleigh. Auditions will be held for 13-18 year olds at Barton Peveril College on 24th March. With registration open from now until 14 March 2019. Light UP is a not for profit organisation that…

Night of entertainment raises thousands for heart charity

A night of entertainment at one of the region’s biggest theatres has helped Wessex Heartbeat raise £12,000. The charity held its annual variety show at Mayflower Theatre on February 10 and, thanks to the generosity of audience-goers, thousands has been raised for the charity. Among the performers on the night were Kerry Ellis, star of…

Cbeebies favourites, The Twirlywoos, set sail to Winchester

The wonderful world of Twirlywoos – as seen on CBeebies – will be brought to life on stage at Theatre Royal Winchester from Sunday 3 – Monday 4 March as Toodloo, Great BigHoo, Chickedy, Chick and Peekaboo set sail to the city. Featuring all the favourite characters from the hit TV show, there will be…

Winchester theatre nominated in The Great British Pantomime Awards

James Barry (lyricist) and Simon Slater, (composer) have been nominated for the Musical Achievement Award in the Great British Pantomime Awards for their musical score of Theatre Royal Winchester’s traditional pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.    The nominations were announced by comedian Al Murray via Facebook on Sunday evening.  The winners will be announced at…

My Mother Said I Never Should heads to Winchester

Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning play My Mother Said I Never Should is brought to Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 14 March to Saturday 16 March by London Classic Theatre. This poignant, bittersweet story above love, jealousy and the price of freedom, details the lives of four generations of women in one family as they confront the…

Live Review: American Idiot Musical at The Mayflower, Southampton

Returning to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album, American Idiot was truly sensational at Southampton’s Mayflower. Former X Factor contestant Luke Friend, actor Tom Milner and Sam Lavery all put in one hell of a performance to justify how important Green Day’s American Idiot was…

Ruby Turner heads to Winchester

One of the UK’s greatest voices, Ruby Turner, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 17 February.  Known for her long established collaboration with Jools Holland, Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove. Born in Jamaica, Ruby moved to England when…

Sherlock Holmes heads to Winchester

A thrilling new stage adaptation of The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel, by Blackeyed Theatre heads to Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 February. This spectacular production has been adapted for the stage and directed by Nick Lane with music composed by Tristan Parkes. When…

Winchester set to revolt with Robin Hood

Get ready to “Boo” the Sheriff, cheer the Merry outlaws and Revolt with Robin! Firm favourites, Oddsocks Productions, return to Theatre Royal Winchester for two performances on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February, with their inimitable trademark humour, live music and audience interaction in Andy Barrow’s exciting new telling of the legend of Robin Hood:…