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 »
RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT – former Bishop David Brown pupil Rhea Melia went out in front of an audience of thousands in the final of Live & Unsigned in London

No nerves as Rhea wows crowd in showpiece final

A FORMER Woking schoolgirl wowed the crowd at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday in the final of Live & Unsigned 2012. Re’Styla – whose real name is Rhea Melia –... Read more »
TERRIFIC PACIFIC – actor Daniel Koak with Samantha Womack as Nellie

Actor Samantha fancies a shot at Shakespeare

SAMANTHA WOMACK is pondering her next move as her starring role in South Pacific is about to come to an end. Her final portrayal of Nellie Forbush in the stage musical will... Read more »
ALL AT SEA – House Of Burlesque girls give being Shipwrecked! a glamorous look

Miss Tempest Rose set to whip up a storm at G Live

HOW do you get to be a burlesque artist? Well, for Miss Tempest Rose it came from a love of showing off. The glamorous Tempest, who brings Shipwrecked! to Surrey this month,... Read more »
SOLO ACT – TV Smith still plays all The Adverts’ classics

Take a look back at punk through TV Smith’s eyes

THE ADVERTS played regularly at London’s legendary punk club, The Roxy, and took Top Of The Pops by storm in 1977 with their anthem Gary Gilmore’s Eyes – but frontman TV Smith... Read more »

The new punk Kate Nash is fast, furious and sexy

Kate Nash, The Boileroom, Guildford KATE NASH rocked into town to give fans a glimpse of her new punk rock look and sound. She seems to have divided opinion straight down the... Read more »
BIG FANS WILL LOVE OLLY – pop star Mr Murs will be performing at this year’s GuilFest

How Tony made a festival right in his own backyard

IT MAY be called GuilFest, it may be staged in Guildford, but the famous summer event has its roots firmly in Woking. Founder and organiser Tony Scott is a former pupil of... Read more »