Dec 19, 2019 Whittington
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  REVIEW Dick Whittington, Theatre Royal The Best One In Years, says Kevin Gover 90 seconds. That’s all it took in time to get the audience ‘on side’ in this dazzling, sparkling adventure to rid Old London Town of the rats. In fact, it was King Rat and his team of ‘Squeaky Blinders’ who did […]

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Dec 18, 2019 Pan
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  REVIEW Peter Pan – Mayflower by David Cradduck Big, brash, colourful and huge fun – but is it pantomime? And would JM Barrie really turn in his grave (as one of the cast quips) to see what a big budget production has done to his original story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up? […]

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Dec 13, 2019 brine
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  Steve Brine has been returned to Westminster after winning Winchester and Chandler’s Ford for the Conservatives. Steve took Winchester by gaining 28,430 votes as opposed to Paula Ferguson’s 27,445 votes. After the vote was declared on stage, Steve paid tribute to Paula: “I want to pay tribute to Paula who’s gone from a standing […]

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Dec 13, 2019 election
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  Steve Brine has held Winchester for the Conservatives.

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Dec 12, 2019 election
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    2200: An Ipsos Mori exit poll conducted for the BBC, Sky and ITV is predicting a convincing Conservative win in the General Election. The poll predicts 368 seats for the Conservatives, 191 for Labour, 13 for the Liberal Democrats, 0 for Brexit, 55 for the SNP, 1 for the Greens and 22 for […]

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Dec 11, 2019 Tailor
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  REVIEW The Tailor of Gloucester, Salberg Helena Gomm says this one’s “a real treat!” Images: Nick Spratling This delightful new show, which runs until December 28th, is based on Beatrix Potter’s seasonal story The Tailor of Gloucester, in which a cash-strapped tailor falls ill and seems unlikely to complete the mayor’s new coat in time […]

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Dec 07, 2019 Advent
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  Response ‘overwhelming’ to Reverse Advent Calendar at Cheriton School by David Cradduck Everyone loves an Advent Calendar. Haven’t you always loved that hidden expectation behind the little doors – chocolate, ginger bread or something else? And the children at Cheriton Primary School are, I’m sure, no exception. But this year Headteacher Andrew Goldsworthy had […]

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Dec 05, 2019 Robin Hood
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  REVIEW: Robin Hood – Salisbury Playhouse Review By: David Cradduck Images: The Other Richard Robin Hood, along with his band of merry men (and some women) has taken up residence in Sherwood Forest, aka the brilliant Salisbury Playhouse, for the festive period and beyond. It’s been a few years since I had the pleasure of […]

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Dec 02, 2019 Perins
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  There’s nothing like expert teaching from leading lights on the West End stage, and that’s exactly what Perins students have been able to experience. Once again the wealth of talent at Perins has been recognised outside the parameters of the school, with some of the students offered a wonderful opportunity. They have been invited […]

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