Entertainment

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage has announced that the worldwide phenomenon is coming back to the New Victoria Theatre in March 2019.

Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensational dancing, the classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’ is hitting the road again by popular demand and mamboing into Woking from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 March 2019 with all the stand-out lines and favourite moments from the iconic 1987 film as well as exciting extra scenes.

Katie Eccles as Baby and Lewis Griffiths as Johnny

 

THE musical Annie will embark on a UK tour which will stop off at the New Victoria Theatre in June 2019. This production recently ran for an extended season in the West End following a sell-out tour of the UK and Ireland in 2015/16 and will open later this month in Toronto.

Tour schedule and on sale details below with further dates and casting to be announced soon. www.anniethemusicaltour.uk

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…

With its award-winning book and score, this production includes the songs It’s the Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow’

Annie has Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and a Book by Thomas Meehan.

Annie is directed by Nikolai Foster with set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker.

Annie is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

Listings

Monday 10 – Saturday 15 June 2019

Tickets from £19.50 fees apply

You can book tickets by calling the Box Office on 0844 871 7645 (Fees apply. Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge), Groups Booking Line 0333 009 5386 or online at www.atgtickets/woking (fees apply).

New Victoria Theatre, Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6GQ

Photography by Paul Coltas.jpg

THE final recital of the “Soirees at Breinton” season takes place on Saturday, 12 May and features trumpet player Matilda Lloyd and pianist Leo Nicholson.

Only 21, Matilda was the brass category winner of the 2014 BBC Young Musicians of the Year, won the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award, and debuted at the BBC Proms in July 2016.

As Woking Musician of the Year in 2013, she is also a well-known figure to local music lovers. Leo will accompany her at the recital, which takes place at Breinton House in Heath House Road, Brookwood.

Matilda Lloyd

MONOGAMY means sharing your life with one person, but what happens when you share your kitchen with 5.6 million?

This is the premise behind Torben Betts’ new play Monogamy which stars Janie Dee  and comes to Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday, May 8 to 12.

For the full story, see the 3 May edition

WAOS – Woking Amateur Operatic Society – take on country legend Dolly Parton in their latest show, 9 To 5: The Musical.

WAOS, who won a NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) Award for their recent production of Kiss Me Kate, will bring the comedic and “feelgood’’ show, 9 To 5: The Musical, to the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking, from Tuesday (8 May) to Saturday 12 May.

 

9 to 5 from the Woking Amateur Operatic Society

For the full story, see the 3 May edition

STRICTLY Come Dancing stars Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec bring their hit theatre show, Remembering Fred, to Guildford’s G Live on Tuesday, 15 May.

“It’s an honour to celebrate Fred Astaire’s career and to perform all the routines inspired by his genius,” said Aljaz.

“Just like Fred, we will again be doing it big, doing it right and doing it with style!”

For more the full story, see the 10 May edition

TV Smith of punk legends The Adverts will headline a “Not the Royal Wedding Party” in Addlestone on the day of Harry and Meghan’s nuptials just up the road at Windsor.

The man who sang the classic 1977 songs Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, Bored Teenagers and One Chord Wonders brings his solo show to the Cave, which is based at the Holly Tree, on Saturday 19 May.

He will be joined in a packed line-up by Screaming Dead, Emergency Bitter, Scandal-streetpunk, GYB and more with the first band on at 7pm.

The raucous sound of Barrence Whitefield and the Savages will rattle around the Boileroom in Guildford on Thursday 17 May.

See the 10 May edition for the full story

SHE’S known across the land as Sister Bernadette – but Call The Midwife star Laura Main has turned into a princess.

The Aberdeen-born actress is now playing Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical, and loving every minute.

“People that watch Call the Midwife find it hard to believe it’s the same person,” she admits.

Shrek The Musical will be at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking, from Wednesday 30 May until Sunday 10 June.

See the 17 May edition for the full story

CHRIS Difford had a valiant escape plan from his South London childhood, based on his insatiable love of music, which he developed despite a school careers advisor mocking his early dreams of following in the footsteps of Pete Townsend. Despite some awkward teenage years spent partly as a skinhead prone to finding himself in trouble, he went on to become one half of the celebrated songwriting duo behind chart act Squeeze, with Glenn Tilbrook. Chris Difford’s acoustic book tour brings him to St Mary Magdalene Church in Cobham on Thursday (10 May). Tickets available via www.chrisdifford.com

For the full story, see the 3 May edition