The classic story has come to life, leaping from the page and onto the stage and bringing all the magic of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake with it, and a few new treats to boot.
You can imagine my joy when the writer of The Crown created a new show for my local theatre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres. Peter Morgan, along with director Samuel Hodges, have brought the Queen's most intimate conversations to life in The Audience.
Would you expect the opening scene of an opera to feature an enormous, monstrous lobster? Neither would I; but my latest trip to the theatre proved that there's a first time for everything!
Prepare yourself for a night unlike any other; this show will haul you onto your feet and make you weak at the knees, and leave you wanting more, more, more, more!
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery does what it says on the tin – it's a comedy show involving a bank robbery – but that's where the simplicity stops. This production is an incredibly clever and witty tonic to the chaos and seriousness of real life at the moment, and an escape from the drudgery filling our newsfeeds.
Jersey Boys has swaggered onto the stage at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre, ready to transport us back to the sixties; to the heyday of classic rock ''n roll and the giants of the airwaves.
The Girl on the Train has pulled in right on time to Southampton and has made the Mayflower Theatre its station for the next few days as part of its UK tour.
The Shadow Factory returns to Nuffield Southampton Theatres after its sell-out run in 2018.
It's the show's 10-year anniversary, and American Idiot is on its UK tour. This week it arrived at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre for a few days, and I was lucky enough to go to the press night to review the production.
This year's Mayflower pantomime is even better than the last and is definitely one of the best I've had the pleasure of seeing. It is a truly classic production.