Horror of trenches brought to life

MICHAEL Morpurgo may be best known for writing War Horse but his fascination with the untold stories of the First World War also led to him writing Private Peaceful. The former children’s... Read more »

A celebration of David Bowie’s hits from A to Ziggy

A CELEBRATION of David Bowie is coming to the New Victoria Theatre in Woking on Friday 20 May. Initially called SpaceBoy, the tribute act was reinvented as Bowie Experience. It stars performer... Read more »

Chicago cast dazzle Woking audience

WOKING has been wrapped in greed, corruption, murder, exploitation and treachery this week, writes Mark Miseldine. No, not the build-up to today’s local elections (do remember to go out and vote, everyone),... Read more »

Get set for murder, greed and razzle-dazzle decadence, as Chicago comes to town

ROXIE Hart was played by Ginger Rogers in the 1942 film of Chicago, while Renee Zellweger featured in the 2002 Oscar-winning remake. Liza Minnelli, Christie Brinkley and Bebe Neuwirth are also among... Read more »

Sandi is still eager to learn

IT WILL not be a surprise to Sandi Toksvig fans that the polymath QI presenter is a bibliophile who owns an Encyclopaedia of Flintlock Weaponry and a tome titled Knitting with Dog... Read more »

Matthew Bourne offers a new twist on a classic

TCHAIKOVSKY’S ballet The Nutcracker is nearly 130 years old, so what keeps it fresh for modern fans? You might expect the award-winning contemporary choreographer who is bringing his take on one of... Read more »

Singin’ and dancin’ and splashin’ at the New Victoria

IT’S no small task bringing one of the most-loved movie musicals to the stage. But the production of Singin’ in the Rain at Woking’s New Victoria is a dancin’, singin’ and splashin’... Read more »

Singin’ In The Rain star pleased to return to Woking

GENE Kelly, a lamppost and pouring rain… it’s one of the most iconic scenes in film history. So being asked to re-create it live on stage was a daunting task for Adam... Read more »

Warming to Narnia’s villainous White Witch

SAMANTHA Womack will be familiar to anyone via her many roles on both the big and small screen. Her varied work on television saw her move from comedy to drama with the... Read more »

Shane learns to walk tall

SHANE Richie had no problem taking on the stage role of a drag queen… except for adapting to the required footwear. Following an enforced break during the COVID theatre closures, the EastEnders... Read more »