THEATRE REVIEW: Cinderella starring Craig Revel Horwood & Paul Chuckle at New Victoria Theatre Woking

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE? New Victoria Theatre Woking RUN TIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes (with a 20-minute interval)

WHEN?: Runs to 6/1/19

We saw Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood in pantomime last year in Southampton when we thought it odd he didn’t dance more and it’s a criticism that’s rectified here.

  • Read on for reasons including how Paul Chuckle provides this show’s most heartfelt moment

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THEATRE REVIEW: Cinderella

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Greenwich Theatre

WHEN: 18/11, press night 24/11, runs to 7/1/18

Our heart sank when we discovered that Andrew Pollard (writer of this, his 12th pantomime at this venue) wasn’t going to be its dame as usual.

  • Read on for reasons including how new dame Anthony Spargo (pictured) shapes up

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for November

  1. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in London (not Sheffield) this time

Dan Gillespie Sells is frontman of The Feeling and we gave his debut musical the full 5* when we saw it in Sheffield in February. It’s a real celebration of mothers and sons and transfers to the West End 6/11 booking to 21/4/18. Tickets. The soundtrack is an absolute treat but our favourite is cross-dressing musical-within-a-song The Legend Of Loco Chanel. Don’t. Miss.

  • Read on for reasons including Bananarama reunited, Cinderella in Greenwich and Steps on tour

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8 reasons why we can’t wait for December

  1. Cinderella goes to the Palladium

Paul O’Grady, Julian Clary, Amanda Holden, Lee Mead, Nigel Havers and Funny Girl understudy Natasha J. Barnes star in this panto at the Palladium 10/12-15/1/17 and we can’t think of a better Christmas present. Tickets Picture via Facebook courtesy London Palladium.

  • Read on for reasons including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Fatboy Slim and Mary Stuart

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THEATRE REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet starring Freddie Fox, Lily James, Sir Derek Jacobi & Meera Syal

WORTH A LOOK?: **

WHERE: Garrick Theatre

WHEN: 23/7 runs to 13/8

It’s the news every partner of a theatre lover dreads: the tickets you bought eight months earlier to celebrate a birthday are no longer valid. And you find out that birthday morning. By email.

  • Read on to find out what happened when Romeos Richard Madden and Tom Hanson bowed out

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PREVIEW: 8 reasons why we can’t wait for May

  1. UK has a shot at Eurovision 

43 countries, two semis and a final: 14/5. The bookies have the UK’s Joe and Jake 27th as we write this but we’ve heard all the entries and think You’re Not Alone has a shot at winning particularly with an EU referendum 23/6. Our dark horse is Croatia’s Nina Kraljić (main picture and below) who’s channelling Hounds Of Love-era Kate Bush:

  • Read on for reasons including Cyndi Lauper, Aladdin and The Threepenny Opera

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