Monday, April 22, 2019


Wuthering Heights Landscape Photo Guy Farrow Mayflower

Wuthering Heights: “The ballet consumed you… it haunted you”

This fusion between ballet and literature brought love together like you have never seen it before. Europe’s best dance company, the Northern Ballet told the classic Emily Brontë's tale: Wuthering Heights. It was my first time...
The Full Monty cast

I had never seen The Full Monty

A little background about me: I'm London born and am afraid to say that before now, I had never seen The Full Monty. I didn’t have a clue what the play was about and many people told me...
Edward Scissorhand

Edward Scissorhands: “a unique and special character in every single one of the cast”

This week, the critically acclaimed Matthew Bourne cut right to Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre with mesmerising impact, bringing with him a revival of the world’s most famous pair of hands. The modern-day fairytale of Edward Scissorhands...
Billy Elliot at the Mayflower Southampton

Billy Elliot the Musical is coming to Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre

It has been announced that Billy Elliot the Musical will play at Mayflower Theatre from Tuesday 7th February – Saturday 4 March 2017 as part of an extensive UK tour. The adult casting for the show...
"Merlin" at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton

Merlin at the Nuffield Theatre – Review!

Welcome to the wonderful world of dastardly Dragons, unlikely friendship and astonishing spells. Come and join the mythical adventure that is Merlin! In collaboration with Royal & Derngate in Northampton, this winter Southampton's Nuffield Theatre is...
The Full Monty cast (Mayflower Theatre)

Review: The Full Monty at the Mayflower

Living in Sheffield has shown me the true side of Yorkshire: hard graft, girders, and getting enough money to pay the lecky. Simon Beauty’s stage adaption of The Full Monty at the Mayflower theatre captured both...
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Southampton Mayflower

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time: “I went with reservations; I...

Book fans live in fear when they hear that their favourite book is going to be turned into a movie or a play. Too many good books have been butchered in an attempt to...
Christopher Akrill and Susan Lawson-Reynolds. Photo Johan Persson (1)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: ‘the perfect portrayal of friendship, courage and moral’

When it was announced To Kill A Mockingbird was coming to the Mayflower theatre, OntheScene jumped on the opportunity to witness the Harper Lee novel come to life. We sent an avid reader of the...
Sleeping Beauty

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre

“Why would you want to go and see a ballet?” a friend asked me after I had told them my evening plans. “It’s just people jumping about doing some twisty turns and tumbles to...
Sweeney Todd, Mayflower Theatre

Sweeney Todd at the Mayflower – A Bloody Success!

Evangela Fischer & Ruairí Burton review Sweeney Todd at the Mayflower. Third time is the charm, so they say, and that just might be true for director James Brining, putting together his third production of the...



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