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.


Alexander Varey as Arthur, Matt Pereira

The Legend of King Arthur

Caroline Devlin (The Guildford Shakespeare Company at The Spiegeltent, Challengers' Field, Stoke Park,Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

George Kemp, Jake Morgan, Kevin Brewer, James Dutton, Philip Tull

The Wipers Times

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman - based on a true story (Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor



Richard Bean (New Perspectives at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Bend & Snap: Lucie Jones & Rita Simons plus company, Robert Workman

Legally Blonde

Heather Hach (UK Productions Ltd at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Louise Lewis

The company of The Norman Conquests in Table Manners, Manuel Harlan

The Norman Conquests

Alan Ayckbourn (Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Ian McKellen as King Lear, Manuel Harlan

King Lear

William Shakespeare (Chichester Festival Theatre at Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Sinead Matthews, Ian Redford and Aaah Ruddin, Darren Bell


Joe Orton (The Watermill at The Watermill Theatre ).
Reviewer: Robin Strapp

Strictly Murder,

Strictly Murder

Brian Clemens (Hello World Productions at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Emily Stott, Emma McDonald and Eva Feiler, Philip Tull

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde, adapted by Phoebe Eclair-Powell (Watermill Theatre Company at Watermill Theatre).
Reviewer: Robin Strapp

Dreamboats and Petticoats,

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music at The Hawth, Crawley).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor