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

Emma Fenney as Puck, Guildford Shakespeare Company

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare (The Guildford Shakespeare Company at Rack's Close, Quarry Street, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Danny Childs, Gary Mackay, Robert Day

Farm Boy

Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Daniel Buckroyd (Mercury Theatre at Mercury Theatre).
Reviewer: Mary Mazzilli

Grace Molony as Kate and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman as Baba, Manual Harlan

The Country Girls

Edna O'Brien (Chichester Festival Theatre at Minerva Theatre, Chichester).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Natalya Romaniw as Jenufa, Peter Hoare as Laca, Robert Workman

Jenufa

Janáček (Grange Park Opera at Theatre in the Woods at West Horsley Place).
Reviewer: Louise Lewis

Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J Smith, Johan Persson

Sweet Bird of Youth

Tennessee Williams (Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester Festival Theatre).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Tosca, Robert Workman

Tosca

Puccini (Grange Park Opera at Theatre in the Woods, West Horsley Place).
Reviewer: Louise Lewis

The Cadelles, Pamela Raith

La Cage Aux Folles

Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Bill Kenwright at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Tim Delap (Rochester) and Nadia Clifford (Jane Eyre),

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë (National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Louise Lewis

The cast of House, Philip Tull

House and Garden

Alan Ayckbourn (The Watermill at The Watermill Theatre).
Reviewer: Robin Strapp

Twelfth Night, Scott Rylander

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare (The Watermill Theatre at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Paul McGann as Von Prutz and Venice Van Someren as Estelle, Robin Savage

Gabriel

Moira Buffini (Catherine Schreiber Productions at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Sharon D Clarke as Caroline, Marc Brenner

Caroline, or Change

Book and lyrics by Tony Kushner, music by Jeanine Tesori (Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester Minerva Theatre).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Joanne Clifton as Millie,

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Richard Morris and Dick Scanlon with new music by Jeanine Tesoro and new lyrics by Dick Scanlon (David King at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Waiting for God

Michael Aitkens (James Seabright at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

News

Oxford's Offbeat festival is back

The second Offbeat festival runs in Oxford from for ten days from next week showcasing works of theatre, dance, comedy, music, family shows and spoken word.

Sandra Giorgetti, 12 June 2017