Feb 28, 2018 boomtown
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  Tickets for Boomtown have already sold out – six months ahead of the event. It’s officially a record breaker, with the fastest-ever sell out in the ten year history of the event. The 60,000 capacity event held at Matterley Estate near Winchester over 9th – 12th August ties together interactive theatre with an overarching storyline, […]

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Feb 28, 2018 Son of a Preacher Man
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  REVIEW: Son of a Preacher Man, Kings Theatre Portsmouth – where Helena Gomm was wishin’ and hopin’ for something better. A talented cast, good singing, live music, a clever eye-catching set and the timeless songs of Dusty Springfield? What more could you possibly want? Well, quite a lot actually. A decent plot would have […]

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Feb 25, 2018 Miss Saigon
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  David Cradduck watches Miss Saigon at The Mayflower. Being a country bumpkin, I have not seen a great many big West End shows so cannot compare Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s latest touring production of Miss Saigon with either the original 1989 show in Drury Lane (yes, it really is nearly 30 years ), or the […]

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Feb 22, 2018 fun
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  Fun Day Follows Fundraiser – Bloodwise Winchester set to benefit from fun day at the University. Here’s news of an event for a cause very close to at least three of the staff at the newspaper. A group of Winchester University students and the Bloodwise Winchester Fundraising group are organising a Family Fun Day […]

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Feb 15, 2018 power cut
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  Hampshire’s power supplier SSEN has apologised for a power cut on Wednesday afternoon which left some customers in the dark for the rest of the day. Areas including Alresford, Cheriton, Winchester,  Warnford and surrounding areas of Basingstoke were all affected. More than 1,300 homes were affected and most had their power restored within five […]

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Feb 03, 2018 The Sleeping Beauty
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  REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, The Mayflower Southampton By Beccy Conway The original incarnation of The Sleeping Beauty was commissioned by Director of the Imperial Theatres, Ivan Alexandrovich Vsevolozhsky, and premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg in 1890.  The work of choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The […]

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Feb 03, 2018 macbeth
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  REVIEW: Mark Bruce’s production of Macbeth, Theatre Royal Winchester By Eleanor Marsden Saying that the opening production of the Theatre Royal’s new 2018 season was like a bad dream would be praise indeed to director Mark Bruce, a renowned contemporary dance choreographer whose company has been presenting cutting-edge dance and performance work since 1991. […]

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