The Beach Boys Band

The Beach Boys Band

Barrington Theatre, Saturday 16 January Review by Janine Pulford Seeing the Beach Boys Band at the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown was a dose of nostalgia I’d been looking forward to and what a superb tribute act it was, immortalising the sound I remembered from my youth. A few well-positioned palm trees and short-sleeved, stripy shirts…

Ringwood Choral Society

Ringwood Choral Society praised

Review by Helena Houghton Late on the wet and windy afternoon of Saturday 28 November, Cantus, Ringwood Choral Society, found a warmth, which captured the anticipation of the season in their spectacular concert in Ringwood Parish Church, welcoming Advent. Their Director of Music, Malcolm Harding, had selected a varied programme which included several antiphonal pieces,…

Avenue Q

REVIEW: Avenue Q at Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, 10 August – Review by Jasmine Watkiss. At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a musical featuring puppets and their puppeteers side by side, but with a Tony Award ‘Triple Crown’ for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q seemed like a risk worth taking.

The Women In Black

The Woman In Black

Lighthouse, Poole Review by Liz Turner The Woman In Black has been terrifying audiences for 25 years in London. And at Lighthouse, Poole this week, you can find out why but just be prepared to be scared out of your wits. With just two actors on the stage telling the story, the play is a…

Dire Streets on stage

Dire Streets

The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown 21 March 2015 Review by Janine Pulford Dire Streets surpassed all expectations at the Barrington Theatre. Slick guitar player John Brunsdon, the man with the husky tones of a Knopfler-esque voice had me hooked. ‘So Far Away’ took me away to another time, another place with ‘Lady Writer’. ‘Romeo and Juliet’…

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

The Swish of the Curtain Theatre Company Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth Friday 20 February 2015 Review by Janine Pulford Easily rivalling the best West End performance I’ve seen, the Swish of the Curtain Theatre School and all the young people involved pulled off something truly spectacular. Their production of the Wizard of Oz included outstanding costumes,…