Dec 06, 2018 Beauty and the Beast
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  REVIEW Beauty and The Beast – Theatre Royal Winchester, Wednesday 5th December 2019 By David Cradduck It’s panto night at Theatre Royal Winchester and despite the dark, gloomy, rainy conditions outside, all is buzzing and very much aglow with excitement and multi-coloured wands inside Winchester’s Edwardian-style, 400-seat theatre. If there’s one thing Winchester likes it’s […]

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Nov 14, 2018 Private Peaceful
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  REVIEW: Private Peaceful, Theatre Royal The timing of this could not be more pertinent, especially with all the events over the weekend that have captured our imagination. Everyone in the country has been focused, whether it be from events at the Cathedral – or maybe Peter Jackson’s superb film on BBC2 – or an […]

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Nov 08, 2018 singing in the rain
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  Singing in the Rain – Winchester Musicals and Opera Society, Theatre Royal (By David Cradduck. Images: Peter Sillick) “Never work with children or animals”, they say. No mention of pouring water on stage, then. If you go to see the stage version of  ‘Singing in the Rain’ what you really want to know from […]

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Oct 31, 2018 Private Peaceful
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Oct 13, 2018 Salad Days
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  This was a feel-good, light hearted musical which helped to forget your backache and doctor’s appointments. It was originally created in 1954 when Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds were given just one month to create a summer show for the Bristol Old Vic. The show just hasn’t looked back since, with its sense of […]

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Dec 14, 2017 Peter Pan
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  REVIEW: Peter Pan, Theatre Royal Winchester By Kevin Gover It’s a well-known fact that children are often introduced to live theatre through pantomime. Give them a good experience here and you’ve got them for life. Well, so it was that as I looked around the auditorium at moments through the performance at the children […]

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Nov 04, 2017 Private Lives
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  REVIEW: Private Lives by Noel Coward performed by the London Classic Theatre Co. Theatre Royal, Winchester – (and now nationally until 25th November.) Forget Fireworks Night – Eleanor Marsden watches some sparks fly onstage! Images by Sheila Burnett        You know the feeling: You’re sipping a cocktail on your honeymoon in Deauville when your ex-spouse […]

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Sep 16, 2017 News in Brief
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  Welcome to your news in brief for Winchester and beyond for the weekend The UK security threat level has been lowered this evening (Sunday) from critical to severe. It had been raised to critical following the London tube attack. The Prime Minister has made it clear that she hopes we can continue going about […]

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Sep 13, 2017 News in Brief
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  Welcome to your news in brief for Winchester and beyond for Wednesday 13 September Balancing The Budget – an autumn of soul-searching is looming for those in charge of the county’s purse. Tough decisions lie ahead for the County Council as they try to address a budget shortfall that may be as much as […]

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Dec 07, 2016 Cinderella
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  Our reviewer David Cradduck says Winchester’s production of Cinderella is faithful to its roots. REVIEW: Cinderella – Theatre Royal Winchester – 6 December 2016 (IMAGES: Ian Holder) You shall go to the Theatre Royal! Oh yes, you shall! If ever there was a theatre totally suited to panto, it has to be our very own […]

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