Category: Reviews

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Les Miserables @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

It’s amazing how a show as ubiquitous as Les Miserables can at once be utterly recognisable and thoroughly fresh. This tour, currently spending some time in Southampton at the Mayflower Theatre feels more alive than...

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Macbeth @ Chichester Festival Theatre

Macbeth has ever been one of Shakespeare’s plays to split opinion. The fact it has a great plot and some juicy monologues leads some to love it, while others will point out that the central...

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Towards Zero @ The Mill At Sonning

The Mill At Sonning has been on my radar for a long time, a fascinating sounding venue that I just never got around to visiting… until now! Frankly I feel like an idiot for waiting...

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Oklahoma! @ Chichester Festival Theatre

There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow… The sun was shining on Chichester yesterday for press night as we arrived for the Festival Theatre’s summer musical, always a highlight of the theatrical calendar as...

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Rock of Ages @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

There is little in life that is quite as entertaining as utter chaos. When everything seems to happen completely at random and nothing ever stays still you just can’t stop watching. It’s why people still...

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Plenty @ Chichester Festival Theatre

David Hare’s Plenty caused quite the stir when it was first staged in the late 70s. The story of a woman who found herself in war and then lost that sense of self in the...

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Shadowlands @ Chichester Festival Theatre

Shadowlands, the William Nicholson play that charts the story of C.S. Lewis’ correspondence-turned-relationship with the American poet Joy Gresham, is such a perfect fit for the Chichester audience it’s almost a surprise it isn’t a...

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This Is My Family @ The Minerva Theatre, Chichester

When I arrived at Chichester Festival Theatre last night to see the first production of this year’s season I was uncharacteristically unprepared. I’m normally that person who meticulously researches every little detail of a show...

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Swan Lake @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Swan Lake is probably the first thing that will come to mind when you mention ballet to most people… rows of perfectly synchronised corps de ballet dancing to instantly recognisable Tchaikovsky orchestrations in graceful harmony....