Actress Joanna Lumley tells why she is looking forward to meeting the people of Hampshire

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11:06am Saturday 18th October 2014

TV icon Joanna Lumley has told why she has joined the campaign to rescue part of an historic Hampshire cathedral.

Interview with musical leading man

Daily Echo: IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: Ben Richards, enjoys taking centre stage as Stacee Jaxx in the latest touring version of musical Rock Of Ages

1:41pm Friday 29th August 2014

As Rock of Ages prepares to hit the Mayflower main stage, the Daily Echo catches up with leading man, Ben Richards, who reveals why this show is going to rock your world.

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...

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.

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.

Bob Goulding - Star of Morecambe

Daily Echo: Bob Golding as Eric Morecambe

11:57am Friday 25th April 2014

TACKLING the part of one of the best known and most loved comedians in entertainment history, Bob Golding has all but made the title role of Tim Whitnall’s Olivier Award-winning Morecambe his own.

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


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

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.

Father and son in form at the Nuffield

Daily Echo: John and Lex Shrapnel star in A Number. Picture:

10:31am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A FATHER and son team are impressing audiences in a new play about families, relationships – and cloning.

CRIME OF PASSION - An interview with international best-selling crime author Peter James

Daily Echo: Author Peter James at the wheel of a 1950s BRM at Beaulieu

10:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

He’s sold millions of books around the world, but crime writer Peter James is most excited about the new stage adaption of his classic novella The Perfect Murder. He tells Lorelei Reddin why

Goodbye Possums!

Daily Echo: Barry Humphries as Dame Edna and as himself

10:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

As Australia’s sparkliest entertainment export Dame Edna Everage prepares to take her final bow, Lorelei Reddin talks to her creator Barry Humphries about his much revered alter ego...

COLIN BAKER: Last chance to catch Who star's panto role

Daily Echo: Colin Baker as Abanazer

9:36am Thursday 2nd January 2014

HE’s best known as Doctor Who number six.

Pantomime Pirates Ahoy!

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11:24am Tuesday 10th December 2013

It’s panto season again (oh, yes it is...) and The Mayflower is once again staging a spectacular show. Star of the show Brian Conley speaks to Lorelei Reddin

Cheggers The Ice Man

Daily Echo: Keith Chegwin on the ice with his Dancing on Ice partner Olga Sharutenko

11:07am Friday 15th November 2013

IT’S yet another string to the bow of a master of reinvention.

EBENEZER GOOD - Tommy Steele heads to Southampton in Scrooge

Daily Echo: Tommy Steele as Ebenezer Scrooge

10:46am Friday 8th November 2013

HE was once dubbed Britain’s answer to Elvis Presley – and Southampton was part of his rock ’n’ roll story.

Marti's dream role

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3:53pm Friday 11th October 2013

COMING from a working-class family of builders and shipbuilders, a career in music and stage was not the obvious choice for a young Mark McLachlan.

Talking Le Tiss: The Man They Call Le God

Daily Echo: Matt Le Tissier

9:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

He’s probably the most recognisable face in Southampton – even though he hung his boots up 11 years ago. Lorelei Reddin spoke to her football hero Matt Le Tissier

Hounds of Laughs - Joe Pasquale

Daily Echo: Joe Pasquale in costume for Ha Ha Holmes!

12:22pm Friday 4th October 2013

Comedian Joe Pasquale tells YOUR ENTERTAINMENT about his latest starring role in Ha Ha Holmes! The Hound of the Baskervilles


Daily Echo: Paul Zerdin

5:21pm Monday 23rd September 2013

Lorelei Reddin talks to popular ventriloquist, Paul Zerdin

Sean Lock heading to Southampton

Daily Echo: Sean Lock

4:57pm Friday 20th September 2013

Sean Lock talks to TARA RUSSELL about being virtually Chinese, being comfortable with drinking and thinking outside of the white van...his will be purple instead!

Rock n Roll Revolution

Daily Echo: WIN: Tickets to see Carnaby Street and a jukebox!

10:17am Friday 13th September 2013

HE’S the ideal man to perfectly capture the essence of the rock ’n’ roll era of which he was so much a part.

INTERVIEW: Starsky's Paul Michael Glaser as he appears at The Mayflower

Daily Echo: Paul Michael Glaser

9:40am Saturday 7th September 2013

Superstardom has been tinged with tragedy for former Starsky and Hutch star, Paul Michael Glaser. The actor talks to Lorelei Reddin about his life as he takes to the stage in Fiddler on the Roof at The Mayflower

Burlesque star Immodesty Blaize comes to the south

Daily Echo: Immodesty Blaize

9:46am Friday 9th August 2013

CROWNED Reigning Queen of Burlesque in 2007 at the Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame Immodesty Blaize has earned her status as the world’s greatest burlesque performer.

It's a dream come true for Joseph actor Benjamin

Daily Echo: Benjamin Pomeroy

4:28pm Thursday 8th August 2013

Southampton's Benjamin Pomeroy has landed a role in a hit musical.

Living Through Dance - Strictly Confidential opens at The Mayflower on Monday

Daily Echo: Lisa Riley will take part in Strictly Confidential when it tours the UK during 2013

10:14am Friday 21st June 2013

YOU’LL have seen them on TV; you may have caught up with them on the arena tour. But now, here’s your chance to get up close and personal with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing in Southampton.

The Nuffield's recently departed associate director Patrick Sanford looks back on 25 years of theatre

Daily Echo: The Nuffield's recently departed associate director Patrick Sanford looks back on 25 years of theatre

11:50am Sunday 2nd June 2013

HIS plays have been showcased in the West End and around the globe.

Jason Donovan - king of the desert

Daily Echo: Jason Donovan - king of the desert

9:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

Lorelei Reddin speaks to her childhood heart throb Jason Donovan about his current role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Eddie Izzard - taking over the world

Daily Echo: Eddie Izzard - taking over the world

8:00am Saturday 18th May 2013

Cross-dressing marathon-running comedian Eddie Izzard has sold out three nights on the south coast as part of his Force Majeure tour taking in 25 countries. Faith Eckersall looks at the man behind the huge success

Being Tommy Cooper - Theatre Royal Winchester

Daily Echo: Damian Williams in Being Tommy Cooper

1:13pm Friday 10th May 2013

Being Tommy Cooper, the story of the legendary comic, is at Theatre Royal Winchester tomorrow night. YOUR ENTERTAINMENT talks to its star Damian Williams about playing his hero...

Mr Controversial

Daily Echo: Reginald D Hunter

9:30am Friday 3rd May 2013

ONE of the most brilliantly unpredictable comics in the country, he’s come all the way from the USA to spout his one-liners.

From the cobbles to treading the boards

Daily Echo: Kate Anthony. Picture credit: Nobby Clark

4:40pm Friday 26th April 2013

A STAR-studded cast bring Rutherford & Son to Theatre Royal Winchester next week. The play is set in the Edwardian era of industrial expansion and social aspiration and explores the relationship between a tyrannical Northern factory-owner and his long-suffering family. The success of the family glassworks business takes precedence over all, and soon cracks appear in a household run on fear. As Rutherford’s patriarchal authority is challenged, family mutiny threatens to destroy his world and his factory, with catastrophic results. Expect a high-class production from director Sir Jonathan Miller, one of the world’s leading opera and theatre directors. It stars Coronation Street stars Wendi Peters and Kate Anthony. YOUR ENTERTAINMENT talked to Kate, who plays popular Aunty Pam Hobsworth in the soap....

Cheeky Boys!

Daily Echo: The Full Monty to run in Southampton prior to West End

1:37pm Friday 19th April 2013

IT’S been 16 years since a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose took the world by storm.

Celebrated director flies into Nuffield

Daily Echo: Blanche McIntyre

9:48am Tuesday 16th April 2013

ONE of the UK’s most hotly tipped directors brings Chekhov to life on the Nuffield stage this week.

Here Come The Girls

Daily Echo: The cast of Birds Of A Feather, photo by John Kemp

8:00am Saturday 13th April 2013

Long before TOWIE burst onto our screens, another Essex inspired show Birds of a Feather was a huge hit. Lorelei Reddin met up with stars Linda Robson, Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph

A Hair-Raising Show

Daily Echo: Mark Benton as Edna

11:10am Friday 5th April 2013

WEST End and Broadway hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to The Mayflower for a two week run, as part of its latest UK and Ireland tour, on Tuesday.

Acting's not all plain sailing - sometimes it's carnage

Daily Echo: Tracey Childs in God of Carnage

10:59am Wednesday 20th February 2013

BEST known to audiences as Lynne Howard from the 80s TV hit Howards’ Way, Tracey Childs is currently appearing at Southampton’s Nuffield theatre. She stars as Veronique in God of Carnage, alongside Olivier Awardwinning actor Matthew Kelly. Here she tells Your Entertainment she’d love to remake the drama, set on the River Hamble, and is mad about Matthew Kelly...

From Phantom to Les Misrerables - Sir Cameron Mackintosh talks about his amazing career

Daily Echo: From Phantom to Les Misrerables - Sir Cameron Mackintosh talks about his amazing career

8:51am Monday 11th February 2013

SIR Cameron Mackintosh dreamed a dream that his all-conquering musical would one day hit the silver screen.

Festival issued with formal warning

2:50pm Thursday 24th January 2013

VILLAGERS are angry that the organisers of a music festival have avoided prosecution after breaking licensing conditions.

Our Man In The Mask

Daily Echo: A scene from Phantom of the Opera. Picture credit: Alistair Muir

5:35pm Thursday 20th December 2012

Southampton’s Earl Carpenter talks to LORELEI REDDIN about reprising his role as the Phantom of the Opera ahead of the show’s four-week run at The Mayflower theatre

Rhod Gilbert - Piece of Cake for Hot Rhod

Daily Echo: Rhod Gilbert is The Man with the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo

11:43am Friday 30th November 2012

TICKETS for your Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo tour are selling like hot cakes. What can fans expect from the show?

Guide for a Boxing Journey

Daily Echo: The rehearsals for Beautiful Burnout resembled a training session at a boxing gym

11:47am Friday 16th November 2012

Bryony Lavery’s heart-wrenching and deeply human story Beautiful Burnout follows five young fighters as they aim for the bright lights, far from Glasgow’s grey streets. Julie Wilson Nimmo, who plays Carlotta in the show, talks to Your Entertainment before the show hits The Nuffield next week…

Josephine Tewson: A Question of Comedy

Daily Echo: Josephine Tewson

11:46am Wednesday 7th November 2012

STAR of screen and stage Josephine Tewson, best remembered as Hyacinth Bucket’s long-suffering neighbour Elizabeth in Keeping Up Appearances, brings her one woman show to Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham tomorrow. Josephine has starred in scores of television comedies ranging from The Two Ronnies to Shelley, Dick Emery to Clarence and collaborations with Charlie Drake to a long-running part in Last Of The Summer Wine. A RADA trained actress, Jo talks to LORELEI REDDIN about a wonderful theatrical and television career.

Karl Howman - Caught in the Mousetrap

Daily Echo: Karl Howman - Caught in the Mousetrap

1:21pm Monday 5th November 2012

A touring version of the world’s longest running stage show The Mousetrap is making a stop in Southampton. Sally Churchward spoke to actor Karl Howman about starring in the Agatha Christie murder mystery

Jason Byrne

Daily Echo: Jason Byrne

4:39pm Friday 2nd November 2012

Famous for his onstage antics and stunts, comic Jason Byrne is bringing his new show People’s Puppeteer to Southampton Guildhall next week. He talks to YOUR ENTERTAINMENT.

Danny Bhoy

Daily Echo: Danny Bhoy

11:06am Monday 22nd October 2012

ONLY a decade ago, the comedian Danny Bhoy was performing in a modest 60- seat theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe. Now he is playing to sell-out crowds at the celebrated Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. The Bhoy done good.

Talk to the Hand: The Puppet Master back on stage

Daily Echo: PUPPETEER and ventriloquist extraordinaire Paul Zerdin makes a welcome return to Weymouth tonight

12:22pm Monday 15th October 2012

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, pictured, takes to the road again this autumn with Puppet Master, a spectacular new show full of surprises, twists and turns. He talks to Your Entertainment ahead of two Hampshire dates…

Tour De Force

Daily Echo: Michele as Mrs Wilberforce in The Ladykillers

12:13pm Monday 15th October 2012

Michele Dotrice talks to Lorelei Reddin about her new role as Mrs Wilberforce in The Ladykillers, and looks back fondly at Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em

Moore Than Just Bond

Daily Echo: Roger Moore as James Bond

11:00am Saturday 6th October 2012

He will always be known as screen icon 007, but, as the ever charming Sir Roger Moore tells LORELEI REDDIN, there is a whole lot more to his life


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