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NEWS: Impossible launches inaugural UK tour from Southampton in Feb

In Children's theatre, London theatre, News, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

IMPOSSIBLE, the most dangerous show the West End has ever seen, will launch at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre from 3-6 February 2016 before embarking on its inaugural UK tour. The show features the world’s greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular that will thrill and amaze audiences of all ages.

TOP HAT – Touring

In London theatre, Musicals, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

There’s something about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age that continues to intrigue theatre goers. Some love the nostalgia, for others it’s a link to a time they never had a chance to experience themselves. Top Hat is a perfect example, the epitome of style over substance, it nevertheless manages to consistently draw in the crowds.

OKLAHOMA – Touring

In Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

Ah Oklahoma, another in that list of musicals who have been produced and cast so perfectly in the past (in this case the wonderful National Theatre production that gave Hugh Jackman his big break) that you begin to wonder why anyone would dare attempt it again. But clearly Music & Lyrics – the collaborative effort of a number of the UK’s finest regional receiving theatres – are braver souls than I.

CARLOS ACOSTA – Touring

In Regional theatre, Reviews by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

There’s a sense of anticipation that overtakes you when you just know the performance you are about to witness will be something special. I’ve been longing to see Carlos Acosta dance for some years now and when I discovered he’d be performing the very
personal On Before at the Mayflower I knew I’d have to be in the audience.

SPAMALOT – Touring

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Generally speaking, if you go to see a musical and the whole cast corpse midway through Act 1, it can be seen as a bad sing… thankfully, when the cast of Spamalot at the Mayflower did just that last night, we were all in on the joke (I won’t spoil it in case he uses it again, but suffice it to say, it involves Joe Pasquale mentioning Janet Street Porter and McDonald’s Fillet of Fish in quick succession).

CIRKOPOLIS – Touring

In Circus, Dance, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton; 11th March 2015 The brightly ornate greens and golds of the Mayflower Theatre seem at odds with the ominous sounds playing behind its red velvet curtains.  Organic drips and thunder turn to rolling objects, clicking machinery, engines and clanging metal, and finally a rhythmic pulsing and electronic buzz. The house lights begin to […]