Gok’s tips for a successful panto

IS THERE a secret to a successful pantomime? Gok Wan, the star of the seasonal show at Woking this year, thinks there are three. “The first is definitely the audience,” he smirks.... Read more »

New Victoria panto proves to be a festive cracker

WOKING loves a good panto and the New Victoria Theatre has come up with another cracker in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Headlined by television fashionista Gok Wan as The Man... Read more »

It’s panto time! Oh yes, it is

IMAGINE having to design a panto costume for Gok Wan, TV fashionista, host of programmes like Style Secrets and Fashion Fix and critic of all things clothing. The Leicester-born TV presenter is... Read more »

Lyn bids farewell to Blood Brothers’ Mrs J

IT’S A role she has made her own, so Lyn Paul is eternally grateful that she got the chance to play Mrs Johnstone again in a farewell tour of the hit musical... Read more »

Marti is delighted to be back on tour

AFTER an incredible 15 weeks at number one in 1994, there can be few people who weren’t sick of Wet Wet Wet’s version of Love Is All Around by the end of... Read more »

Messages wrapped in song and dance

HAIRSPRAY is set in the 1960s and based on a John Waters film from 1988 – but there’s no danger of the latest musical tour seeming dated. The show’s hard-hitting storylines are... Read more »

Catch the singing folk twins for one night only

IF YOU haven’t been lucky enough to catch folk twins Ward Thomas on their busking tour of the UK, there’s a chance to see them in a more traditional setting when they... Read more »

Plenty of gore but it’s part of the magic

WHEN Mischief, the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong, met legendary American magicians Penn & Teller there could be only one outcome…Magic Goes Wrong. Already a West End hit, the show... Read more »

Omid is back in the good times

IF YOU idled away lockdown watching Netflix and eating too much, you’re not alone – but award-winning comic Omid Djalili spent his time a little more constructively. The Chelsea-born stand-up has Iranian... Read more »

Pricilla’s opening night to finally happen, 18 months later

QUEUING Priscilla Queen of the Desert fans who were turned away from the Woking opening night last year due to sudden COVID-19 restrictions can strut back to the New Victoria Theatre when... Read more »