Jimmy Osmond relives sounds of his musical youth

WHY would audiences flock to hear 1970s cheesy classics like YMCA, Blame It On The Boogie, We Are Family and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart? Because those old hits were the soundtrack... Read more »

Grumpy dads in Jam along with Pudsey…panto a big hit for all the family

Dick Whittington, New Victoria Theatre, Woking WHEN Paul Weller wrote The Jam’s 1980 No.1 hit Going Underground, I doubt if he ever imagined it would crop up in a pantomime in his home... Read more »

Top musicians volunteer for Spike Edney’s SAS mission

FOR anyone looking for an antidote to the manufactured pop of X Factor, there’s a Christmas treat in store. “It’s about people who can really sing and really play,” says Spike Edney... Read more »

Frankie’s here to make your blood boil

IF YOU’RE easily offended, stop reading now. In fact, even if it takes something outrageous to stop you in your tracks, there’s still time to turn quickly on to the next page…... Read more »
OH YES IT IS –(from back left) Joe Allen, Susie Blake, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon and Jamie Brook with (front) Emma Thornett and Lucy Hope-Borne

Kit just loves spreading panto terror and delight

PANTO villain Kit Hesketh-Harvey isn’t ashamed to admit that he relishes making children cry. “Last year nine children must have run out of the theatre crying and screaming within the first 60... Read more »
WOKING LEGENDS – Weller with bass player Bruce Foxton, who was interviewed for the book

Thick As Thieves authors Ian Snowball and Stuart Deabill reunite The Jam

FOR the first time in nearly 30 years all three members of legendary Woking band The Jam have been involved in the same project. “It’s all about the timing,” says Ian Snowball,... Read more »
WHAT THE DICKENS! – Paula Wilcox is enthralled to be playing Miss Havisham

Great Expectations for Paula Wilcox in Havisham role

SHE’S playing one of Charles Dickens’ most famous creations in what was recently voted the most popular of his stories – and she gets to wear a couture frock while she’s at... Read more »
COMIC - Jon Richardson will be at G Live in September

Comic Jon Richardson will stand up just for a laugh

JON RICHARDSON has been on the road for most of this year – but he’s loving it. The comic, who made his name as a team captain on Channel 4’s panel show... Read more »
SOUL SISTER - Denise Black leads a star-studded cast in Sister Act

Denise steps out of soap and into divine musical

THERE will be a distinctly soapy feel to Sister Act when it arrives in Woking this month. Corrie star Denise Black is currently taking centre stage and she’ll be joined by Michael... Read more »
GLOVES ARE OFF – Patricia Hodge is Georgina

Patricia Hodge is playing up in Pinero comedy

YOU will know her, of course, as the dotty, overbearing Penny in current TV comedy favourite Miranda – but Patricia Hodge had a long and illustrious acting career before she became Miranda... Read more »