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The Importance of Being Earnest – Mayflower, Southampton

Director: Adrian Noble Writer: Oscar Wilde Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest arrives at Southampton’s Mayflower in a flurry of anticipation as David Suchet takes on the character of Lady Bracknell in Wilde’s famous satire on love and marriage. Most recognised for his portrayal of Agatha Christie’s iconic Belgian detective Hercule Poirot it is easy ...

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The Producers – Mayflower, Southampton

Composer and Lyricist: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lloyd Perry   The Producers is unique both in content and style but what an absolute hit it is as a stage production.Taken from the book written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, the production is on tour and arrived at The Mayflower with a very well-known cast and a string ...

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The Bodyguard – Mayflower, Southampton

Director: Thea Sharrock Writer: Alexander Dinelaris Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage The musical theatre touring production of The Bodyguard chose Southampton’s Mayflower to officially open its nationwide tour of the well known Whitney Houston film of the same name. Alexandra Burke reprises her West End lead rôle of Rachel Marron, a pop star being stalked by an obsessed fan. After a series ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week Beginning Monday 9th February 2015

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, a Scottish classic at the Citz and the Carôle King musical are all opening across the country this week. Kris Hallett shares his top picks of UK theatre Beautiful- Aldwych Theatre, London Having taken Broadway by storm this Carôle King biopic now opens in the West End with previews from Tuesday (10thFebruary). It could ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning 19th January 2015

As the pantomimes and Christmas shows pack up from their runs over the festive period, theatres around the UK are this week beginning to get back into some normality. From a new work exploring the race for nuclear armament, to revivals of masterworks from some of theatre’s greatest writers there is a host of great works to see all across ...

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Carmen – Mayflower, Southampton

Music: Georges Bizet Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage The Welsh National Opera arrives at Southampton’s Mayflower with a trio of operas under the title “Liberty or Death” that includes Rossini’s William Tell and Moses in Egypt plus the 1997 production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen. It was the latter that was on show last night. Presented with ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning 15th September 2014

History and choice seem to be the running themes through this weeks What's Hot choices. With plenty of theatre happening up and down the country we would love to know what you thought if you go and see any of these productions. Likewise if you think we have missed something off the list then again let us know in the ...

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Rock of Ages – Mayflower, Southampton

Director: Kristin Hanggi Writer: Chris D'Arienzo Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage As the smoke and neon haze of The Bourbon Room clears the audience at Southampton’s Mayflower erupts to the sounds of rock guitars and a heavy drum beat. Yes Rock of Ages is in town! Set in 80’s Los Angeles where big hair and power ballads rule the day and there ...

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