First-look pictures of musical

Daily Echo:

12:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

These are the exclusive first-look pictures of the cast of a massive West End and Broadway show making its way to Southampton in October.

Peek behind the curtain at open day

Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

12:45pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

FANS of the stage can find out what happens behind the curtain when a theatre throws open its doors on Sunday, September 7.

‘Daring’ actor wins fringe festival award

Daily Echo:

12:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A HAMPSHIRE performer has won a national theatre award after starring in an improvised show in Sweden during the summer.

Theatre review - Guys and Dolls

Daily Echo:

2:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ian Murray reviews Guys and Dolls at Chichester Festival Theatre

A Brit on Broadway

Daily Echo: Earl Carpenter

11:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON-born West End star Earl Carpenter is making his Broadway debut playing Javert in Les Miserables. Here he has sent us the first of his reports from the Big Apple...

Wild West musical hits the target

Daily Echo:

9:51am Friday 22nd August 2014

SADDLE UP for a visit to the Wild West with this sharpshooting production of Annie Get Your Gun.

Demand for Michael McIntyre tickets for Winchester Theatre Royal show jams lines and website

Daily Echo: Michael McIntyre

11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

THOUSANDS of comedy fans have today been left disappointed and frustrated in trying to buy tickets for two Michael McIntyre gigs at Winchester Theatre Royal.

REVIEW: The Saints, Guildhall Square, Southampton

Daily Echo:

11:39am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN innovative, ground-breaking and brave production, The Saints proved a winner last night.


Daily Echo: Win family tickets to see Stomp in the West End

8:29am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AFTER last year’s successful Stomp run at Bournemouth Pavilion with more than 6,000 people attending the shows, this phenomenal production returns this week.

Chilling thriller set to draw in audiences

Daily Echo:

11:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIENDISHLY clever crime fiction is set for Southampton next year.

Sister Act, Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Daily Echo: Upstagers members are in the habit of performing musical Sister Act at the Alhambra

5:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BASED on the 1992 hit movie Sister Act, starring Whoopi Goldberg, this terrific feel-good comedy musical tells the heartwarming story of Deloris, an aspiring disco diva.

Miss Julie/Black Comedy, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Daily Echo:

3:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DARKNESS and light could be the underlying themes in these two one-act plays being presented as part of the Peter Shaffer Celebration at this year’s Chichester Festival Theatre season.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamptworth Lodge, Salisbury

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SET within the magnificent grounds of Hamptworth Lodge, a collection of players earnestly poked and prodded Victorian social ideals with japes and jollities.

Amadeus - "wonderful debut" for new look Chichester Festival Theatre

Daily Echo:

10:56am Saturday 19th July 2014

What if God was a cruel prankster? What if he created a genius as our rival, someone so blessed with talent he took our breath away, but then gave him the temperament of a spoilt, crude child?

Rupert Everett the star of Amadeus at Chichester Festival Theatre

Daily Echo:

6:03pm Friday 18th July 2014

CHICHESTER’S Festival Theatre reopens tonight with a new production of Amadeus, featuring West End and Hollywood star Rupert Everett alongside acclaimed young actor Joshua McGuire.

Chichester Festival Theatre reopens after £22m refurbishment

Daily Echo:

7:08pm Thursday 17th July 2014

As refurbishments go, it’s not immediately obvious where the money has gone.

CURTAIN CALL REVIEW: Silas Marner by Oasis Youth Theatre

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:39pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

OASIS Youth Theatre tackles an adaptation of George Eliot's novel Silas Marner.

Music Theatre South is bringing its production of I Love You Because to the stage

Daily Echo:

2:39pm Friday 11th July 2014

IT is one of Jane Austen’s most beloved tales – and it’s about to get the musical treatment.

Brightening up autumn at Haymarket theatre

Daily Echo: STEPHEN K Amos.

4:16pm Monday 30th June 2014

THE Haymarket in Basingstoke has announced its full autumn season which is jam-packed with drama, comedy and music.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Lee Evans - Work In Progress

Daily Echo: Lee Evans is performing at The Anvil on Tuesday

5:39pm Friday 27th June 2014

TICKETS sold out in a matter of minutes when a special Lee Evans show went on sale at the Mayflower Theatre.


Daily Echo: Mark Watson

5:34pm Friday 27th June 2014

NOVELIST, host of BBC’s We Need Answers, Mock The Week regular and winner of five major comedy awards, Mark Watson returns to the road with his darkest, most personal show yet. Luckily, it’s also his funniest. See Flaws at the Berry Theatre on Thursday.

How Cold My Toes at The Point this weekend

Daily Echo: How Cold My Toes

4:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

AWARD-winning theatre company Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic pack a whole year into one hour when they return to The Point tomorrow night.

Keep Dancing - Strictly's Vincent and Flavia return to the Mayflower

Daily Echo: Roaring into the 1940s... Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace in a scene from their new show Dance ‘til Dawn

11:39am Friday 27th June 2014

FRESH from wowing audiences across the country with Olivier nominated Midnight Tango, TV’s Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back at Mayflower Theatre with a brand new production.

King of Musicals

Daily Echo: Review: The Lion King, Liverpool Empire

1:32pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Lorelei Reddin takes a peek behind the scenes of the phenomenally-successful show The Lion King, ahead of its nine-week run at The Mayflower

Festival Russells Up Rich Replacement

Daily Echo: Russel Kane. Photo by David Venni Photography Ltd

1:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

COMIC Russell Kane is to replace Rich Hall at Southsea Comedy Festival’s Live in the Big Top show on August 2.

Award-winning show will be hard to top

Daily Echo: Top Hat returns to the Mayflower Theatre in 2015

10:37am Monday 23rd June 2014

TRIPLE Olivier Award winning musical Top Hat returns to The Mayflower in 2015.

Last night's review: Angelina Ballerina The Mousical, the Mayflower Theatre

Daily Echo: Last night's review: Angelina Ballerina The Mousical, the Mayflower Theatre

7:40am Sunday 22nd June 2014

IT'S a cheesy, schmaltzy, sparkly, fluffy feast of a show - and the young audience loved every minute.


Daily Echo: Hothouse

11:38am Friday 20th June 2014

DANCERS will come together for a spectacular showcase this weekend.

Stage Highlights

Daily Echo: Some of the cast of Tales From The Arabian Nights

11:36am Friday 20th June 2014



Daily Echo: Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself

11:24am Friday 20th June 2014

STAND-UP comedian Andrew Lawrence brings his dark comic talents to Eastleigh this weekend. In a warm up for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Andrew will be sharing with audiences a range of Reasons to Kill Yourself.

A Mousical Sensation - Angelina Ballerina on stage in Southampton this weekend

Daily Echo:

10:18am Friday 20th June 2014

IT is now more than 30 years and 20 books since Angelina Ballerina, wearing her trademark pink tutu and matching ballet slippers took her first dance steps on the road to international celebrity.

LAST NIGHT'S REVIEW: Thriller Live, Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth

Daily Echo: Thriler Live, photo by Irina Chira

10:04am Friday 20th June 2014

GIMME shamore!

Throw some moves at summer school

Daily Echo: Elevate Summer School

10:48am Wednesday 18th June 2014

YOUNG dancers are being given the chance to take their skills to the next level at an annual summer school.

Star names line up for Robin Hood panto

Daily Echo: The cast of Robin Hood

10:40am Wednesday 18th June 2014

LIGHTHOUSE, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, promises adventure, laughs and magical surprises galore this pantomime season with its exciting new production of Robin Hood.

Opera star is a dab hand at the ironing

Daily Echo: Claire Rutter and Stephen Gadd will be performing in the special New Year concert to raise money for the Pinder Centre at Avington near Alresford

10:33am Wednesday 18th June 2014

FOR one of the world’s most in-demand opera stars, the image conjured up for me was, well, less than glamorous.

Meet Saints' new star

Daily Echo: Scarlett Alice Johnson

9:01am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A FORMER EastEnder will head the cast of The Saints, a new play about the highs and lows of following Southampton Football Club, this summer.

West End smash coming to Hampshire

Daily Echo: Jersey Boys comes to The Mayflower in summer 2015

8:43am Friday 13th June 2014

HIT West End show Jersey Boys will enjoy a two week run at The Mayflower Theatre next summer, the Daily Echo can reveal.

LAST NIGHT'S REVIEW: Dirty Dancing at The Mayflower

Daily Echo: Gareth Bailey as Johnny and Roseanna Frascona as Baby in Dirty Dancing

7:33am Friday 13th June 2014

Check out the Daily Echo's review of Dirty Dancing at The Mayflower

Jersey Boys to hit Southampton stage in 2015

Daily Echo: Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli

3:13pm Thursday 12th June 2014

The West End hit show Jersey Boys will enjoy a two week run at the Mayflower Theatre next summer, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Five new plays unveiled by up-and-coming writers at the Berry

Daily Echo: In Short

9:37am Thursday 12th June 2014

FIVE new plays by up and coming writers will premiere at The Berry Theatre later this month.

Comic Jupp where he belongs...

Daily Echo: Miles Jupp

9:34am Thursday 12th June 2014

MILES Jupp started performing stand-up comedy in 2000, winning awards immediately.

Barry promises double the fun

Daily Echo: Going Ga-Ga

10:14am Wednesday 11th June 2014

BARRY Cryer has collaborated with all the greats from, Max Miller to Tony Hancock, Bob Hope, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, John Cleese, Frankie Howerd, Kenny Everett, Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Dave Allen, Richard Pryor, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Graham Chapman, the Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise – in fact almost all the great comedians and comic writers since the mid 1950s.

Big top fun as Brian takes on Barnum

Daily Echo: Barnum

11:30am Tuesday 10th June 2014

ROLL up, roll up!

REVIEW: Catch-22, Nuffield, Southampton

Daily Echo: A scene from Catch-22

5:29pm Friday 6th June 2014

IT’S the Second World War, and US Army Air Forces squad Aron is based in the Mediterranean, from where its men fly dangerous bombing missions in an attempt to turn the tide of the conflict.

Pressure, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Daily Echo: David Haig (Dr James Stagg) in Pressure. Photo by Drew Farrell

2:43pm Friday 6th June 2014

Who would have thought the British weather could be so interesting?

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Jason Manford

Daily Echo: Funnyman? You decide

2:26pm Friday 6th June 2014

EXPECT a whole new stack of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter all served up with the inimitable charm and intelligent wit of stand-up, Jason Manford.

Stage Highlights

Daily Echo: Eleanor Ross in L’Elisir D’Amore

2:21pm Friday 6th June 2014

ADINA is THE star in Hollywood – and Nemorino adores her. When an ambitious army officer makes a very public proposal to Adina, Nemorino is in despair, until Dulcamara, the smooth-talking stylist, comes to his rescue with a remedy which he promises will win Adina once and for all.


Daily Echo: Robin’s ready to delve into your mind

2:17pm Friday 6th June 2014

ROBIN Ince is (In and) Out of his Mind at Winchester Discovery Centre tonight.

Nobody puts Roseanna in a corner! Dirty Dancing hits Southampton

Daily Echo: Roseanna Frascona as Baby in Dirty Dancing

10:56am Friday 6th June 2014

The 80s screen favourite bursts onto the stage at The Mayflower

Dance talent on show

Daily Echo: Hothouse

10:13am Thursday 5th June 2014

A HOST of Hampshire dancers will come together for a spectacular showcase event this summer.


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