Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Guess Q’s back! The naughtiest puppets in town will be heading to a theatre near you as comedy musical Avenue Q returns next year to tour the UK with all of your favourite fuzzy friends, opening in at Portsmouth Kings Theatre 21 January 2019... 

Classic Women: Mary Beard & Natalie Haynes with Damian Barr

Classic Women: Mary Beard & Natalie Haynes with Damian Barr

Who are history’s most powerful women? And how can their stories empower us all today? The brilliant Professor Mary Beard shows us who and how, and the wise and witty Natalie Haynes stands up for her top classic women... 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Bill Kenwright’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a phenomenon! It’s been part of musical lovers’ lives for many years; combine that with a loveable winner from X Factor in the guise of Joe McElderry and you have a winning formula... 

King Lear

King Lear

This is the second time Michael Pennington has donned the crown of Lear and this time it’s a Lear clearly made for a 21st Century audience; cut down and pacey. Whilst this does make the story incredibly clear it does feel a little as if we are on a rollercoaster to Lear’s madness, descending quickly into childlike dementia and pitiful madness... 

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

A classic piece of American literature and a popular text for study in education, Of Mice and Men was John Steinbeck’s first venture into writing a novella aimed for the stage. Although its language and themes may seem quite contentious in today’s society, performed by Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Touring Consortium, the power of Steinbeck’s original story endures... 

Jackie! The Musical

Jackie! The Musical

The atmosphere on New Road was buzzing. Groups of ladies giggled over glasses of white wine in the Theatre Bar. Friends and family waited excitedly in line to get their tickets from the box office, and smiling down at us were blown up covers of old Jackie magazines... 

End of the Rainbow

End of the Rainbow

After watching End Of The Rainbow, what I learnt most about Garland was the effect that she had on her audience. Lisa Maxwell captivated the room, making us laugh, cry and dance. She was Judy Garland on that stage and made us all believe it... 

The Herbal Bed

The Herbal Bed

The Herbal Bed is a cunning cloth-capped caper, skillfully shaped around a real life event in the summer of 1613.Peter Whelan’s play is set during the reign of James I, when puritanical principles are beginning to propagate like the herbs in the titular apothecary garden... 

The 3 Dancers

The 3 Dancers

Charity Rambert's efforts across England, Scotland and Wales have successfully showcased their professionalism in the three thirty-minute performances of interpretative theatre that graced the Theatre Royal stage... 

The Perfect Murder

The Perfect Murder

Any production of The Perfect Murder, Peter James' bestselling novella set in Brighton, was always going to generate interest in its hometown. Throw in one of popular cultures most beloved TV couples, Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace, and it would have required a severe weather warning to whittle down the crowds at the door... 

King Charles III

King Charles III

Mike Bartlett's beautifully worded imagining of a constitutional crisis without a constitution invites us to witness the starkness of the Royal Family stripped bare whilst presenting them as pseudo Shakespearean characters in this outstanding production... 

Private Lives

Private Lives

Regarded by many as Noel Coward at his best, this production is Director Tom Attenborough’s valiant attempt at Coward’s classic Private Lives and reignites the tempestuous relationship between former husband and wife Elyot Chase (Tom Chambers) and Amanda Prynne (Laura Rogers) from its first performance in 1930... 

The Plays Factory Goes Down the Toilet!

The Plays Factory Goes Down the Toilet!

We can't promise you won't get wet! Super silliness, ridiculously funny, interaction and hot chocolate included! 2013 Latest Award Winners ‘Best Theatre Performance’, return with their 5 star team and more award-winning plays for younger people...