Mar 17, 2020 Theatre
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    Play to the Crowd, the arts and education charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers, has announced that, following the briefing by the Prime Minister and the government’s health advisers on Monday 16 March, all live performances at the theatre will be suspended for the time being. Deryck Newland (pictured […]

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Mar 13, 2020 Revenge
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    Review – Revenge, Theatre Royal Winchester. Rehearsal images: Lisa Bowerman – Production images: David Fawbert Photography “Shall I move along a couple of seats so that I’m not in front of you?” – the words of a very kind, elegant lady as we sat in our seats at the Theatre Royal just ahead […]

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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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Nov 13, 2019 Murder
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  Review by Kevin Gover Images: Debbie Borthwick “Have you worked out who done it yet?” said an audience member to his partner as they passed by my seat during the interval. I smiled to myself, as by that stage I really didn’t have a clue. There are so many twists and turns that if […]

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Nov 08, 2019 Jekyll
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. REVIEW Jekyll & Hyde The Musical Winchester Musical and Opera Society Theatre Royal Winchester 7th November 2019 Reviewed By: David Cradduck Images: Peter Sillick Robert Louis Stevenson has a lot to answer for: not only did he have wooden teeth, invent the sleeping bag and get arrested for throwing snowballs, but as well as […]

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Oct 30, 2019 Blues Band
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  The Blues Band members are celebrating 40 years in music, with a visit to Theatre Royal Winchester on Saturday 2 November. Yes, you read that correctly – 40 years! The Blues Band came to life following a phone call between the two founding members – front man of English rock band Manfred Mann, Paul […]

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Oct 05, 2019 Delaney
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  Review: Gary Delaney, Theatre Royal Winchester Kevin Gover is still laughing, hours after seeing Gary on stage… It’s a little after 1am on Saturday morning, and I notice that Gary has tweeted how much he loved doing this show on Friday evening, that the audience in Winchester had been really “up for it” and […]

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May 24, 2019 Dagenham
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Review Made in Dagenham, WMOS at The Theatre Royal, Winchester Brash and beautifully built – and I’m not referring to the Ford Cortina 1600E, a car I coveted as a young man and which makes a virtual appearance in this amazing musical. No, I reserve those words for the musical ‘Made in Dagenham’, the latest in a […]

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May 02, 2019 zoo
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  Theatre Royal Winchester has had to postpone its performances of Dear Zoo after the show’s tour company announced their truck – containing the play’s staging, props and costumes – was stolen. The stage adaptation of the internationally best-selling children’s book, by Rod Campbell, was due at the theatre on Friday 3 – Saturday 4 May. However, […]

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Mar 20, 2019 Verdict
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    Review The Verdict, Theatre Royal, Winchester You may already be familiar with the film. A young woman is left in a vegetative state after alleged blunders at a hospital in Boston as she is about to give birth. An ambulance-chasing alcoholic lawyer (Frank Galvin played by Ian Kelsey) takes on said catholic hospital […]

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