South East

The latest news, features and reviews from theatre, opera and dance in Chichester, Guildford, Newbury throughout the south east of England outside London.

Reviews

Natasha J Barnes as Fanny Brice, Manuel Harlan

Funny Girl - the Musical

Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart, revised book by Harvey Fierstein (Menier Chocolate Factory at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

The Commitments

Roddy Doyle (Phil McInyre Entertainments Limited at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Louise Lewis

David Acton and Matthew Spencer as Mr Kipps and The Actor,

The Woman in Black

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill (PW Productions Ltd at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Members of the cast, Scott Rylander

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare (The Watermill Theatre at The Watermill Theatre).
Reviewer: Robin Strapp

, Paul Coltas

Wonderland

Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy (Wonderland the Musical at New Victoria, Woking).
Reviewer: Louise Lewis

Laura Pitt-Pulford as Nell Gwynn,

Nell Gwynn

Jessica Swale (Shakespeare's Globe at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Clive Mantle and Jack Shepherd as Frank Galvin and Moe  Katz,

The Verdict

Barry Reed (The Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Liza Goddard as Betty,

A Passionate Woman

Kay Mellor (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine, Manuel Harlan

Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell (Adam Spiegel at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Cast of Out of Order,

Out of Order

Ray Cooney (Tom O’Connell productions, Debbie Hicks Productions and Laurence Myers at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

The cast of Rent, Matt Crockett

Rent - the Musical

Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson (Robert Macintosh and Idill Theatricals Ltd for Rent 20th Anniversary Productions Ltd at New Victoria Theare, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Ben Roddy as Peter,

The Sound of Murder

William Fairchild (Talking Scarlet at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

News

Arnaud turns blue for Autism Awareness Day

Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre will be lit up in blue as part of a campaign from local charity Cherry Trees for World Autism Awareness Day.

Sheila Connor, 29 March 2017