The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap – Until 29 March 2014 Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for Arts Review by Janine Pulford Mum and I felt privileged to be invited to see The Mousetrap at Lighthouse during its first ever UK tour. This vintage drama by Agatha Christie is also the longest running show of any kind in the history of British…

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Featuring The Uptown Hall Gang, Moonlight Serenaders and Glenn Miller Strings Lighthouse Poole 1 March 2014 Review by Janine Pulford Music evokes some of our strongest memories.  Whether it’s a love song or an orchestral piece, that sudden stirring of emotion takes you back to a happy place. For me, the music of Glenn Miller…

The Straits Live

The Straits

Regent Centre, Christchurch – 4 February 2014. The Straits made a Floyd-esque entrance with ‘Where do you think you’re going.’ It had everyone in the sell-out concert transfixed. The audience were glued and they stayed that way throughout the whole concert as all the best Dire Straits tracks burst into the Regent Centre in a professional blaze.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers performance at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Breath-taking from start to finish Review by Liz Turner The breath-taking new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre this week is energetic, colourful and vibrant. The young cast give a masterclass in musical theatre – singing, dancing, somersaults, acrobatics – nothing seems too much of a challenge for them. This…

Forest Inn food

Forest Inn, Ferndown

A roast for all seasons By Liz Turner Remember that delicious roast turkey dinner on Christmas Day? The mouthwatering aroma of the turkey, vegetables and roast potatoes? This needn’t be just a memory as the chef at the Forest Inn in Ferndown is determined that everyone should be able to enjoy the traditional roast meal…

Mike Hall

Classic Clapton

Regent Centre, Christchurch, 7 September 2013 [divide] Review by Janine Pulford A blinder of a concert. This tribute act (After Midnight) formed 28 years ago and this was their first time playing in Christchurch and only their second appearance in Dorset. Lead guitarist/vocals Mike Hall has an uncanny resemblance to Clapton and has clearly studied…