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‘A West End experience on your own doorstep’: JERSEY BOYS – Touring ★★★★★

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My regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of the West End show Jersey Boys. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen it, but I know it’s in triple figures. This week my favourite four red-jacketed boys returned to Southampton, which is sadly their last venue on this tour.

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‘Imaginatively directed glimpse of life in the theatre of war’: THE TRENCH – Southwark Playhouse ★★★

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The Trench, conceived, written, co-directed and performed by Oliver Lansley and his lively company, Les Enfants Terribles, was inspired by the story of Sapper William Hackett, the only tunneller to be awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in saving the lives of fellow-men but sacrificed his own.