Category: Arts & Entertainment

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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Free Family-Friendly Activities Arrive For The Ageas Bowl Outdoor Cinema

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A host of free family-friendly activities have been confirmed for the return of the Ageas Bowl’s Outdoor Cinema, taking place on Saturday 3rdAugust 2019. Following last year’s successful inaugural outdoor cinema, this summer’s event sees Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo return to the big screen, followed by the recent world-wide smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody. A host…

An evening of song with Lesley Garrett

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  Britain’s most popular soprano, Lesley Garrett, will share stories from her life on stage at Theatre Royal Winchester, on Saturday 14 September. An Audience with Lesley Garrett will see the opera star not only stun theatre-goers with her incomparable voice, but recall behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her long-standing career performing in concert halls across the…

Barton Peveril’s Inaugural Art Competition proves to be a success

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have successfully run their inaugural Art Competition, for Hampshire’s school pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11. A large number of pupils entered the competition, with entries by pupils from 17 of the county’s schools.  For the competition, which will now run annually, pupils were required to submit a photo…