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2 Apr 2015 09:30

First night review: Chess The Musical

LOOK around you. Do you really know the person you sit opposite at work as well as you think you do? Do you honestly know how talented the man in the finance room is? Are you aware the dinner lady at your child’s school may have the most incredible sounding voice?


22 Mar 2015 09:30

Be enticed by Caddy's tales of life and loss

ACOUSTIC Blues, Country and Folk singer songwriter, Caddy Cooper is a travelling soul.


21 Mar 2015 09:30

World class illusionist champs

The award winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats, Champions of Magic are back for an adventurous spring tour.


20 Mar 2015 09:30

Wow: dreams can come true

WERE you one of those millions of Kate Bush fans who sat on the phone, was poised at your keyboard – even had your husband doing the same...and all the students he was teaching at the a bid to get tickets to Kate Bush’s earth-shattering tour last year?


18 Mar 2015 12:00

Whiteway's Watching: Bluestone 42

WORKPLACE situational comedies are all broadly the same – same gags, different place.

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15 Mar 2015 09:30

Dream crowd for local boy

Former Windsor schoolboy Alex Beaumont returns to his hometown as leading man in a major touring musical when he stars in the sequel to the smash-hit production Dreamboats and Petticoats.


14 Mar 2015 09:30

Sounds of Scottish scenery with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

O n Tuesday, March 24 the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to The Hexagon for the second of their three concerts this season, for a programme of Mendelssohn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.


13 Mar 2015 09:30

Make a date with Claire Sweeney

MANY would probably squirm at the thought of just talking about their bad dating experiences let alone having them played out to a packed theatre, but that’s exactly what one Liverpool lass is doing as the writer and star of a new show.


8 Mar 2015 09:30

Classic adolescence overflow

Voted the nation’s favourite play, The History Boys, Alan Bennett’s multi award-winning play comes to Theatre Royal Windsor in a major new production.


7 Mar 2015 09:30

Bittersweet songs and frying pan on the head

IF you haven’t heard of The Handsome Family you may know them as them wot wrote the theme tune to cult TV show True Detective.


6 Mar 2015 09:30

The voice of talent at Henley

She showed her talent for talent spotting when she joined the judging panel of BBC’s The Voice and will soon be bringing her own talented chart topping voice to the banks of the River Thames when Jessie J joins the line-up for this year’s Henley Festival.


5 Mar 2015 09:30

Whiteway's Watching: The Big Fish-Off

THERE are some things in life you really don’t expect to see; someone at a football match using an iPad to watch another football match, thumbing through an issue of Heat magazine without seeing an article about Kerry Katona or Katie Price, finding a hedge without a used condom in it, that sort of thing.

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28 Feb 2015 09:30

War story that grips audiences

Peter Duncan, Edmund Wiseman and Emily Bowker head the cast of the national tour of Rachel Wagstaff’s stage play Birdsong, adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks.


27 Feb 2015 09:30

Escape into a world of dreams

IT is always hard to critique a ballet performance because perhaps where as with comedians you could start with “well my five year old makes me laugh more” or with an actor there is the the possibility of them “over-acting” or in some cases “under-acting”.


27 Feb 2015 09:30

Whiteway's Watching: The Casual Vacancy

AS ANY local newspaper reporter will moan to you about, parish council meetings can sometimes be a bit dull and only very rarely does the death of a parish councillor open a can of worms big enough for renowned angler, the late Ivan Marks, to never have to pop to the tackle shop ever again.

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21 Feb 2015 09:30

Maximum electronic sounds

ACCLAIMED electronica duo Man Without Country bring their UK tour to Berkshire following the release of their new album Maximum Entropy.


20 Feb 2015 09:30

Three men to make you laugh

One often associates first night nerves with the cast of a play. But for director Craig Gilbert it’s equally as nerve racking for him as it is for the actors.


19 Feb 2015 11:50

Whiteway's Watching: I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse

THE problem with really good drama is there isn’t much scope to be able to write funnily about it.

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17 Feb 2015 09:30

Whiteway's Watching: UKIP: The First 100 Days

EVER wonder what a world where Neil Hamilton is the deputy PM is like? No, me neither, why waste time on impossibilities, eh?

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14 Feb 2015 09:30

Classical guitarists to appear on stage

Classical Music Alive audiences will be dazzled by two fantastic soloists with the English Chamber Orchestra, on Wednesday, February 18.


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