Monday, August 20, 2018


A scene from Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” with Karita Mattila in the title role (center). Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

2014’s Most Controversial Plays

As a student going to the theatre is usually the last thing that you want to do.  In my mind it usually involves a bunch of men in tights singing songs that my parents have...
Merchant of Venice

Review: Tchaikowsky’s Merchant Of Venice

Tchaikowsky’s Merchant of Venice Review Like the original, André Tchaikowsky’s rendition of The Merchant of Venice is more of a tragedy than a comedy and, in many ways, reflects the life of Tchaikowsky himself. The Anti-Semitism that...

Encore! | Drama and Performance Society showcase

At the end of this month you will be able to watch Southampton Solent's Drama and Performance Society’s very own showcase of ‘Encore!’ But what exactly is it? The show is a collection of musical numbers...

Evita: Show Review!

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita has made it's way to the Mayflower and has made a real impact. The show follows the rise and fall of Argentina's former dictator and First Lady Juan and Eva...
Romeo and Juliet

The World’s Greatest Love Story Makes Its Way to Southampton

English National Ballet - Romeo and Juliet The world's greatest love story has made its way to Southampton's Mayflower Theatre. Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, accompanied by the beautiful precision of...

The Shadow Factory at the Nuffield Theatre

The Shadow Factory is undeniably a play about Southampton Howard Brenton's play is undeniably also a play about brilliant women and human relationships. Staged currently in Southampton’s newly opened Nuffield City Theatre, The Shadow Factory...

Derren Brown ‘Miracle’ Review

Derren Brown’s latest ‘Miracle’ tour is nothing short of its namesake. Having always been a bit of a sceptic of all magic and illusions myself, the opportunity to finally attend one of Mr. Brown’s shows,...

Review: The Kinks Sunny Afternoon @ Mayflower

The Kinks’ Sunny Afternoon at the Mayflower I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of The Kinks' Sunny Afternoon when I took on this review. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and having only heard of...
Monty python Mayflower Southampton

SPAMALOT: “Pythonesque spirit throughout the whole production”

I have always disliked musicals. I think the last time I went to The Mayflower was back in 1996 to see The Buddy Holly Story so I’m hardly repeat business but after tonight’s performance...
Hampshire Dance youth

Hampshire Youth Dance Company curtain raiser at the Mayflower Theatre

Tuesday night two of our writers, Grace Roome & Alannah Crouch, had the opportunity to see the fantastic Matthew Bourne New Adventures depiction of the Tim Burton classic, Edward Scissorhands at the Mayflower Theatre....



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