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 »

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 »

Josh gets his stage debut at last

MORE than a year after he went through six rounds of auditions to win a part in a major musical, an actor, singer and dancer from Chobham has finally made it to... Read more »

New comedy to be a welcome curtain raiser

THE Yvonne Arnaud Theatre reopens on Thursday 3 June with its own production of a new comedy, Siobhan Basset’s the Hound of the Baskervilles. Lovingly crafted during lockdown in her spare bedroom... Read more »

Last in a year of bin night outfits

THE year-long bin night theatricals at a house in West End ended with a surreal finale. Andrea Belcher – who has been donning fancy dress once a week since April 2020 to... Read more »

What a performance on bin night!

BIN night has been theatrical performance night in a road at West End for almost a year, as a pub landlady cheers up her neighbours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrea Belcher has... Read more »

Arts venue visitors bring extra benefits to local economies

THEATRES, art galleries and museums are benefitting the local economy in Woking and other Surrey towns by millions of pounds. A study by the University of Surrey showed that visitors to The... Read more »

Lifting the spirits with a feel-good show

MEMBERS of Winston Churchill School lifted the spirits of audiences who came to see Sister Act at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. A run of shows from Tuesday to Saturday, plus a matinee... Read more »

Doctor Faustus at Gordon’s School

THE dark, intense world of Doctor Faustus played to capacity audiences at Gordon’s School. An all-student cast, supported by a production team almost entirely made up of students, enjoyed rave reviews for... Read more »

Ghost Stories

GHOST Stories is a modern scarefest, but it does have something in common with Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, The Mousetrap. Despite long runs in the theatre, audiences tend to keep the secrets... Read more »