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Dracula @ The Spring, Havant

Jonathan Grant’s Dracula looms over Michael Gondelle as Jonathan Harker

We may be a little more than a week away from Halloween but Humdrum are offering up a classic slice of horror at The Spring to get people in the mood. As director James George points out, Dracula might no longer be a story that truly shocks, but there is still enough here to make the audience uneasy and at its heart this is a classic story regardless of whether it will make you jump out of your seat. Continue reading

One Man Two Guvnors @ The Spring, Havant

Brighton. 1963. An engagement party, a mobster back from the dead, a lover on the run from the law, a girl in man’s clothes, a geriatric waiter and trapped in the middle of it all Francis Henshall a washboard player with two bosses and a desperate need for some chips! Continue reading

Harvey @ The Spring, Havant

Elwood P Dowd and his six foot tall pooka pal Harvey are bothering their family. While they blame the invisible giant rabbit and assume Elwood is crazy, perhaps it’s his relentlessly sunny worldview that is really bothering them! Continue reading

CCADS Present Rabbit Hole

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happy suburban couple with everything they could want until a shocking and sudden event turns their world upside down and leaves them drifting perilously apart… Continue reading

Touched @ The Spring, Havant

Stephen Lowe’s Touched is a curious play… flat on the page, it comes alive on the stage! Lowe’s story of a trio of sisters, their friend and family and the curious time between VE day and the end of the war perfectly highlights the struggles these women had to face, and the freedom they were about to lose! Continue reading

CCADS Present Double Bill!

Following the recent success of their highly acclaimed production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at The Kings Theatre,  multi award-winning CCADS Theatre return to Hayling’s intimate Station Theatre and Portsmouth’s atmospheric Square Tower with two very different but equally compelling two-person shows – one musical and one play. Continue reading

CCADS Are Kings Theatre’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!

Portsmouth’s CCADS have long built up a reputation for presenting local premieres of big musicals and intriguing plays, all  in their own distinct style. They’re back with one of the biggest new musicals of the last few years! Continue reading

The Normal Heart @ The Spring, Havant

14424803_10153761757706581_2043317343707674686_oThe Aids epidemic that devastated New York’s gay community in the 80s has been a fertile ground for the arts, inspiring movies, music and notably the theatre. Big hitters like RENT and Angels In America, but long before it became a mainstream subject Larry Kramer’s visceral, semi-autobiographical account of life within the community’s burgeoning activist organisations shed a light on the plight affecting so many. Continue reading

Travels With My Aunt @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_o4a3okCfpy1rgiv1h_500Travels With My Aunt is a popular choice this year… Since Humdrumannounced this production at The Spring a musical adaptation has been scheduled as part of the new Chichester Festival Theatre season and a touring production will be visiting Winchester. Continue reading

The BFG @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nzip7yXl1k1rgiv1h_500The BFG is perhaps the most beloved of Roald Dahl’s brilliantly twisted stories for children (though theatre fans may have fallen for Matilda in recent years). It’s certainly one that people keep coming back to as the forthcoming movie adaptation (starring Mark Rylance – which excites us a great deal) will attest. I’m fascinated to see how Humdrum bring such a big story into the confines of The Spring’s cosy studio theatre. Continue reading

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