Friday, June 22, 2018


John Nicholson in Madame Bovary (c) Jonathan Keenan

Review: The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! at the Nuffield Theatre

One of the greatest French writers of the 19th century, Gustave Flaubert, writes in his most controversial novel, Madame Bovary, about the woman and man’s moral decay. Although the novel opens with the description...
Hansel and Gretal Southampton Mayflower


After playing Hansel in 2011 for my A level drama piece, 4 years later I was treated to a professional showing me how it is supposed to be done, but Hansel was not the...

Preview: Guys and Dolls on Mayflower stage

Nominated for Six Olivier Awards, West End’s “Guys and Dolls” starring Richard Fleeshman and Maxwell Caulfield will be coming to Mayflower Theatre between 17-21 May. Ticket details here. Direct from the West End where it...

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...

War Horse: An Interview with Matthew Forbes, Puppeteer Director

Matthew Forbes works internationally as a Director, with a strong focus on puppetry, object manipulation and physical theatre. He originally trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as an actor specialising in Collaborative...

Review: Bent at The Stage Door, Southampton

In 1979, a play called Bent by Martin Sherman was performed onstage for the first time and it shocked everyone. In 2016 at The Stage Door in Southampton, the very same play was performed...
Dr Frankenstein

Review: Dr Frankenstein

Frankenstein, the classic novel by Mary Shelley, has been retold, transformed and filmed in many different ways with alternative endings and plot lines ever since the novel was written in 1818. Only such creative...
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...

Preview: Noises Off

Noises Off in Southampton! The irresistible, unruly comedy that Noises Off is serves up a glimpse in to the onstage and offstage antics of a touring company as they hurtle towards a diabolical first night...

Jonathan Pie comes to Southampton

The social media and comedy star, Jonathan Pie, played at Southampton Guildhall as part of his UK tour. If you're even a little bit aware of current political issues at the moment and you're a...



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