A hilarious Christmas Pantomime – Dick Whittington at Mayflower Theatre

A hilarious Christmas Pantomime – Dick Whittington at Mayflower Theatre

Oh no she didn’t! Oh yes she did! This year’s Christmas Pantomime at the Mayflower Theatre* is Dick Whittington and it’s a real cracker, full of innuendo and proper belly laughs!

I joined the Southampton Bloggers for an evening of festive fun, here’s a review of the show and my experience.

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P&O Cruises present new magic show called Astonishing

P&O Cruises present new magic show called Astonishing

Join me onboard Britannia for the day with P&O Cruises and Southampton Bloggers. I was invited to watch a preview of Astonishing, the new magic show, and sample Eric Lanlard’s afternoon tea.

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Woah Joey! Trot down to the Mayflower to watch War Horse

Woah Joey! Trot down to the Mayflower to watch War Horse

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse has galloped back to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton.

Here’s my thoughts on the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history.

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Libertine Don Giovanni seduces Southampton through song

Libertine Don Giovanni seduces Southampton through song

The libertine, the seducer, the swine! Don Giovanni flirted his way right into the hearts of the crowd, with the third in the series of the rabble rouser operas, at the Mayflower Theatre.

The Welsh National Opera held a trio of Italian operas at the iconic Southampton venue from some of the world’s greatest composers for its Spring season.

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A chat with ‘Don Giovanni’ ahead of his Mayflower Theatre performance

A chat with ‘Don Giovanni’ ahead of his Mayflower Theatre performance

A trio of operas performed by the Welsh National Opera comes to Mayflower Theatre this week for the Rabble Rousers Season.

On Friday I’ll be seeing Don Giovanni, an opera based on Don Juan, the fictional libertine and legendary seducer.  It’s a classic story that’s been told in many ways since 1787. Lovers, murder and vengeance, highs and lows, comedy and tragedy. I’ve been assured it is a classic.

As you might be able to tell, opera isn’t my normal night out. But, as you know by now, I’m one for getting out of my comfort zone and challenging perceptions and stereotypes. Opera is extremely popular, and it’s about time I gave it a second chance.

Ahead of the show I spoke to Gavan Ring, an Irish tenor, who will be playing Don Giovanni, about his love for the opera, and how it’s becoming more accessible to millennials like me.

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Fall down the rabbit hole with Wonderland at the Mayflower

Fall down the rabbit hole with Wonderland at the Mayflower

This Easter the Mayflower hosts the UK and European première of Wonderland between Tuesday 18 and Saturday 22 April.

Wonderland is a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. It follows the adventures of a grown up Alice as she quests to save her daughter, discover who she is and find true love. Continue reading “Fall down the rabbit hole with Wonderland at the Mayflower”