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Midsummer Night’s Dream – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Director: Bryn Holding Designer: Richard Evens Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:3]   In a sensibly sparse, touring set of six free standing doors, a couple of chairs and some paper trees, the nine actors comprising the Sell A Door theatre company gave us their Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sadly, the audience figures were equally sparse except for the front row, composed mainly ...

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Michael Portillo – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5]   A capacity audience enthusiastically greeted Michael Portillo at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing. Standing alone in front of a backcloth of apolitical rain-forest green, he entertained for nearly an hour before taking questions. Easily audible, although punctuated by occasional clunks from the microphone, he introduced himself as one of those people who “has an enormous future ...

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The Wizard of Oz – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Director and Producer: Paul Hammond Choreographer: Emma Rogers Musical Director: Joe O’Connor Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating:3] The pantomime begins at Christmas time in Kansas where Dorothy and her family are ready for the upcoming festivities. Very quickly, after rowing with her Aunt Esme about keeping Toto, her dog, under control Dorothy runs away and bumps into Wilfred and Archie, a ...

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Angelina Ballerina – The Mousical – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Director: Miranda Larson Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:3]   The trouble was that it was just too loud. Three generations, Grandfather, Mother and Granddaughter (a true ‘Angelina’ fan) turned up at Worthing hoping for a magical introduction to the Theatre but from the moment the overture blasted out of the speakers we knew we were struggling. Unfortunately, it was not only ...

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Three Men in a Boat – Connaught Theatre, Worthing.

Author: Jerome K Jerome Director/Adaptor: Craig Gilbert Musical Director: Sue Appleby Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating: 5]   Let’s get straight down to it, it was excellent throughout and it passed my ‘TMIAB afficianado’ companion’s approval test with flying colours. I have always loved Jerome K. Jerome’s classic story of Harris, George, Montmorency and J’s trip up the Thames, its dry ...

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The Treason Show – The Denton Lounge, Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Script editor: Gary Beard Director: Mark Brailsford Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 4]   The Treason Show is a resident comedy company based at the Pavilion Theatre, Dome Brighton. They have a team of over 40 writers and the scripts are condensed and edited by Gary Beard to produce a fast paced satirical comedy sketch show. The audience was full and ...

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Milkshake! Live – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 4]   Milkshake favourite Derek Moran and newcomer Olivia Birchenough headline the live performance brought to Worthing at the Pavilion Theatre. Birchenough has recently graduated from the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in Kent while Moran has been part of the Milkshake team since 2007, originally of Irish boy band D-Side fame. Derek and ...

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