Daily Echo: A Byrning ambition

10:10am Friday 18th April 2014

A SELF-confessed “miserable old git”

Stage Highlights

Daily Echo: Morecambe play tops Gala summer season

9:50am Friday 18th April 2014


Comedy - Craig Campbell

9:40am Friday 18th April 2014

DESCRIBED as capable of bringing a tale to life like a young Billy Connolly, Craig Campbell arrives in Hampshire on Thursday with his Thrilling Mic Hunt.

West Side's Back

Daily Echo: WEST SIDE STORY - Theatre Review

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THE most enduring love story of all time is brought to the stage featuring groundbreaking choreography and unforgettable songs.

War Horse is biggest hit ever for Mayflower

Daily Echo: War Horse is biggest hit ever for Mayflower

10:43am Thursday 17th April 2014

WAR Horse has become the most successful show in theatre history in Southampton, the Daily Echo can reveal.

LAST NIGHT'S REVIEW: Horrible Histories Barmy Britain, the Mayflower Theatre

Daily Echo: Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain arrives at Southampton's Mayflower for Easter

9:35am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’S nothing like what you learned in school.

Skilled performers Strike It Lucky

Daily Echo: Strike is bringing its mix of theatre and circus to the stage

9:29am Thursday 17th April 2014

THEATRE and circus come together for two evenings at The Point this May.

It's your chance to get play on stage

9:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHESIL Theatre’s 10x10 Playwriting Competition, launched nationally for the first time this year, has been generating interest across the country.

REVIEW: Titanic tragedy brought to life

Daily Echo: Performers and guests, including relatives of Titanic survivors, at the SeaCity Museum last night.

11:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW play being performed in Southampton this week aims to strip away the legends around the doomed liner and tell the story in the words of those who survived the sinking of the Titanic or had a part to play in events.

LAST NIGHT'S REVIEW: Companie Kafig's Boxe Boxe, the Mayflower Theatre

Daily Echo: Boxe Boxe. Pic by Hugo Glendinning

9:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BOXING and ballet are not at first glance the most obvious of stage chums.

Grand stately setting for the Grange operatic festival treat

Daily Echo: Grange Park Opera

10:42am Monday 14th April 2014

BENJAMIN Britten’s Peter Grimes will open this year’s opera festival at Hampshire’s Grange Park.

Song and dance spectacular for Heartbeat

Daily Echo: What's On module top link image

10:08am Monday 14th April 2014

IT’S the final countdown.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Roverang 2014

Daily Echo: The Roverang gang show dress rehearsal at Quilley School

1:37pm Friday 11th April 2014

ONE hundred and fifty superheroes and princesses are gearing up for a colourful music and dance extravaganza.

Stage Highlights

Daily Echo: Gunpowder Guy in Barmy Britain

1:35pm Friday 11th April 2014



Daily Echo: Wundebar! Henning Wehn's on his way

1:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

WHAT better way to end Food Week than with a belly full of laughs? Milford on Sea Food Week draws to a close on Sunday night with Comedy and Cake from Henning Wehn.

BOXER BALLET - the Mayflower's latest dance show

Daily Echo: A scene from Boxe Boxe

10:59am Friday 11th April 2014

IT’S a breathtaking experience fusing boxing with ballet.

A Curious Tale

Daily Echo: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

9:47am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will come to the Mayflower Theatre in 2015 as part of a national tour.

Lesley Garrett a part of magical WNO season

Daily Echo: A scene from WNO's Hansel and Gretel

10:51am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THREE new productions will be part of Welsh National Opera’s (WNO) 2014/2015 programme, which brings eight operas to Southampton in the next 12 months.

LAST NIGHT'S REVIEW: Derren Brown - Infamous, the Mayflower Theatre

Daily Echo: Derren Brown is on tour

10:48am Tuesday 8th April 2014

MASTER of all things magical, mind reader or even miracle worker?

Show with bunny ears and big bottoms!

12:35pm Monday 7th April 2014

WHAT do you get when you mix the Easter Bunny, Elizabethan fashion and huge artificial derrieres?

Miranda writer's snow classic

Daily Echo: Miranda Hart, whose Hay appearance is already a sell-out

12:28pm Monday 7th April 2014

NUFFIELD will produce a new version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen as its Christmas production this December.

Pupils stage a War Horse epic

Daily Echo: Oak Lodge School Specialist Arts College's production of War Horse

12:26pm Monday 7th April 2014

PUPILS at Oak Lodge School Specialist Arts College have taken to the stage with their own version of the epic play War Horse.

REVIEW: Worst Wedding Ever, Salisbury Playhouse

Daily Echo: Review: Worst Wedding Ever, Salisbury Playhouse.

9:37am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THIS is the world premiere of a sparkling new comedy drama written by Dorset playwright Chris Chibnall, writer of hit TV show Broadchurch.

Review: They Did Their Bit at the Winchester Discovery Centre

Daily Echo: Review: They Did Their Bit at the Winchester Discovery Centre

10:22am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE city of Winchester was entertained and educated through the incredible story of soldier transit camps on Morn Hill during the First World War.

REVIEW: Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Mayflower

Daily Echo: REVIEW: Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Mayflower

9:16am Tuesday 1st April 2014

IT has been more than 55 years since the day the music died and over a quarter of a century since this unique memorial to Buddy Holly began.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Sarah Millican

Daily Echo: Sarah Millican

11:42am Friday 28th March 2014

THE British Comedy Award’s Queen of Comedy Sarah Millican is giving up the party scene (Ann Summers), easing off on the drinking (fizzy pop equals wealthy dentists) and is settling down (taking her bra off).

Oh Boy - it's Buddy!

Daily Echo: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story comes to The Mayflower

10:15am Friday 28th March 2014

CELEBRATING its quarter of a century with a 2014 UK national tour, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story returns to The Mayflower Theatre for one week only on Monday.


Daily Echo: Comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown, who is appearing on two nights at the Octagon in Sandbeds

12:01pm Friday 28th March 2014

ROY CHUBBY BROWN returns to 02 Guildhall Southampton tonight with his bluest show yet! Rude and crude, his rip-roaring banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked!

Stage Highlights

Daily Echo: Insight / Border Crossings Double Bill

12:32pm Friday 28th March 2014


Gok Wan to star in panto in Southampton

Daily Echo: Brian Conley and Gok Wan to appear in Cinderella

10:33am Thursday 27th March 2014

TV fashion star Gok Wan is to star in this year's panto extravaganza at The Mayflower.

REVIEW: Spring Awakening, the Nuffield

Daily Echo: A scene from Spring Awakening

10:08am Thursday 27th March 2014

FRANK Wedekind’s controversial play, first performed in 1906, focused on adolescent sexuality, rape and suicide.

LAST NIGHT'S REVIEW: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, the Mayflower Theatre

Daily Echo: What's On module top link image

11:12am Wednesday 26th March 2014

MATTHEW Bourne’s allmale approach to this classic ballet is utterly spine-tingling.

Acclaimed junk ensemble will be ap-peel-ing

Daily Echo: Junk Ensemble in action

12:11pm Monday 24th March 2014

DUBLIN’S award-winning dance theatre company junk ensemble will visit Theatre Royal Winchester next week as they make their UK touring debut with their highly entertaining physical dance/theatre/music production The Falling Song.

Comedy club's back with Bob Mills

Daily Echo: Bob Mills' road to stand-up success

11:27am Monday 24th March 2014

THE Comedy Club returns to the Mortimer Arms in Ower in April with a headline appearance from TV’s Bob Mills, pictured.

The Man Behind The Mask - Roy Chubby Brown

Daily Echo: Comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown, who is appearing on two nights at the Octagon in Sandbeds

10:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Love him or hate him, Roy Chubby Brown is one of Britain’s most successful stand-ups. The controversial comic catches Lorelei Reddin offguard with his gentle charm and family values.


Daily Echo: Rob Newman

2:03pm Friday 21st March 2014

PATRICK GOUGH finds out why stand up Robert Newman has stepped back into the limelight

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Spring Awakening

Daily Echo: A scene from Spring Awakening

2:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

BEN Kidd directs Frank Wedekind’s definitive play Spring Awakening in a new version by Anya Reiss, in a Nuffield coproduction with Headlong and West Yorkshire Playhouse in Southampton from next week.


Daily Echo: Lesley Joseph

1:56pm Friday 21st March 2014


Stage Highlights

Daily Echo: Agatha Christies classic murder-mystery The Mousetrap comes to Lighthouse

1:54pm Friday 21st March 2014


PRINCE OF THE DANCE: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake arrives in Southampton

Daily Echo: Liam Mower (left) stars in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

12:51pm Friday 21st March 2014

LIFE imitates art as the boy ballerina who won an Olivier Award as Billy Elliot becomes the star of Swan Lake.

REVIEW: La Traviata, Welsh National Opera, Mayflower Theatre

Daily Echo: LA TRAVIATA (Welsh National Opera) - Theatre Review

8:57am Thursday 20th March 2014

STORIES have their starts, middles, and ends, their ups and downs. As Verdi would have wanted, and as David McVicar intended with his reimagining, La Traviata had its fantastically accomplished highs and lows so densely intermingled, one would feel it almost impossible not to be lost in a vacuum of pure emotion.

Money to Byrne?

Daily Echo: A Byrning ambition

10:18am Wednesday 19th March 2014

IF you are quick, you can bag one of the last remaining tickets to see stand-up comic Ed Byrne and his new show, Roaring Forties.


Daily Echo: One Man Two Guvnors will feature at the Millennium Centre in January.

10:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Cast revealed as National Theatre hit One Man Two Guvnors heads for city

Roverang's a heroic undertaking

Daily Echo: The Roverang gang show dress rehearsal at Quilley School

11:01am Tuesday 18th March 2014

ONE hundred and fifty superheroes and princesses took to the stage as they geared up for a colourful music and dance extravaganza.


Daily Echo: Derren Brown is on tour

1:16pm Monday 17th March 2014

He’s the master mind reader who has performed some of the world’s most daring psychological illusions. Lorelei Reddin attempts to get into the psyche of Derren Brown

Dark love story is a cut above the rest

Daily Echo: Edward Scissorhands. Picture by Hugh Glendinning

12:32pm Monday 17th March 2014

MATTHEW Bourne’s magical production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the heart of thousands since its premiere in 2005 with sell out performances in Europe, America and Australia.

Drama student's plea after winning place at top performing arts school

Daily Echo: Drama student's plea after land place at top performing arts school

4:41pm Sunday 16th March 2014

A Hampshire teenager won a place at one of the country's top performing arts schools pleaded for a sponsor to help with £14,000 fees.

Let's Hear It For the Girls

Daily Echo: A scene from La Traviata. Picture by Roger Donovan

2:25pm Friday 14th March 2014

FALLEN Women is the theme for Welsh National Opera’s Spring Season of productions, brought to the stage at the Mayflower next week. The trio of operas follow the stories of three women whose different paths in life lead them astray.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: The Circus of Horrors

Daily Echo: Hair hanger spills secrets of 'shock n' roll' Circus of Horrors

3:28pm Friday 14th March 2014

THE Circus of Horrors brings its greatest show to date, London after Midnight, to the south coast for two dates next week. The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is back with an awe-inspiring rollercoaster of a show that celebrates 18 years of shock ’n’ roll.


Daily Echo: Mottingham comedian Rob Beckett chats to Vibe ahead of UK tour

3:24pm Friday 14th March 2014



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