Friday, April 20, 2018

Theatre

Theatre

Review: Matthew Bourne’s timeless Cinderella

Towards the end of March, Matthew Bourne’s and New Adventures touring company came to the Mayflower Theatre. In a full house on opening night, there is no denying that this is Bourne’s most successful...
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...

REVIEW: Hairspray at Mayflower Theatre

Southampton is alive with colour as the big, bold and beautiful Hairspray bursts into Mayflower Theatre for one week only. Taking the audience back to the 1960s and the height of racial segregation, this musical...
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...
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...
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....
Stomp

Stomp: Bringing Alive the Background Music to Life!

Stomp is the exhilarating and inventive theatre show that fuses rhythmic beats, soulful dance and profound expression to create an innovative physical performance. The concept was created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas who...
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...
Swan Lake

Review: Swan Lake at the Mayflower Theatre

This classic tragic love story of Swan Lake has come to Southampton and is being performed in the Mayflower Theatre as a ballet.  Performed 26th-30th January 2016, together with Tchaikovsky’s music orchestra, Wright, Ivanov...

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