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 »

Finding the family behind the music

MENTION The Osmonds to anyone of a certain age and they will immediately think of Crazy Horses, Love Me for a Reason, Puppy Love and, probably, Long Haired Lover from Liverpool. The... Read more »

Nish takes control on tour

THERE can’t be too many comedy touring shows this year revolving around the throwing of a bread roll. However, Nish Kumar’s Your Power, Your Control features the time he was on the... Read more »

Dream role for Michelle as the lady in red

IT’S A role Michelle Collins has dreamed about since she was a little girl – Miss Scarlett in Cluedo. The former EastEnders and Coronation Street star is about to feature in a... Read more »

Busted’s Matt finds the recipe for success

BUSTED’S Matt Willis returns home to Woking as Dr Pomatter in Waitress, which runs at the New Victoria Theatre from Monday to Saturday next week, 14 to19 February. Matt – who attended... Read more »

Granny’s not quite what she seems

IF THE main character in Gangsta Granny Live on Stage seems likable and real, it could be because she’s inspired by real-life characters. The production is based on the books by comedian... Read more »