REVIEWED BY HANNAH ROBERTS.

ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR THE HARLEQUIN. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ is the pantomime of choice at Redhill’s Harlequin Theatre this year. The show includes some familiar faces if you’re attuned to the world of Strictly. Former stars James and Ola Jordan star as ‘Fleshcreep’ and the ‘Glitterball Fairy’. As you can probably imagine from his name,…

CULTURAL CRUMBS 3RD DECEMBER

On your marks, get set and ready steady go for a busy cultural December. THEATRE That best of British cultural traditions – pantomime! This year’s offering at the Harlequin, Jack and The Beanstalk opens Friday (6th) for a month long run. James and Ola Jordan join the likes of Chesney Hawkes, Hairy Biker Dave Myers…

CULTURAL CRUMBS 21ST NOVEMBER

MUSIC The Cage, the live music venue in Reigate once again hosts Andrew Horseman and Billie Fox, 2/5 of the Redgate Renegades. Billie is a charismatic performer, their set comprises covers and original material in a slimmed down acoustic set.  Friday 22nd. Meanwhile, Saturday 23rd The Radars – fresh from a recent appearance at the…

PANTO IS COMING

Snippets of what to expect from Surrey pantomimes and plays in 2019.

EXCLUDED REVIEW BY SARA WRIGHT

Sara Wright reviews Excluded. It’s 2019, inner city London. Hamlet is grieving, Othello accused and Isabel forced against her will. Just some of the goings on at Cannon High as Shakespeare’s most iconic characters prepare to sit their GCSEs.

BOOK CORNER

SARAH CRIPPS WRITES… NORTHERN LIGHTS BY PHILIP PULLMAN The Dark Materials forms a cornerstone of BBC1’s autumn schedule and has been eagerly anticipated by fans of this other worldly series.  Some would call this risky business after the contentious 2007 film adaptation. The first episode was warmly received by critics and fans alike. Pullman’s rich…

HANNAH ROBERTS REVIEWS NMN

Hannah Roberts Reviews NMN at Reigate Cricket Club that showcases up and coming local musicans and bands.

Book Corner – Lost by Eve Ainsworth

Have you read anything by Eve Ainsworth yet? Eve is the author of several Young Adult books. Seven Days, her first title – was published  way back in 2015 by Scholastic. Her latest novel LOST is aimed at a slightly younger readership and is a beautifully written and tender account of a young boy dealing…

BOOK CORNER

NADINE MOORE REVIEWS A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW BY AMOR TOWLES A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 The story starts in 1922, where the genteel and most charming Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is under house arrest, in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel.  The Bolsheviks have seized power, the Aristocracy have been overthrown and our Count has…

Cultural Crumbs 8 October

CULTURAL CRUMBS – 8th October. MUSIC The Yard, Reigate Station, hosts the quite brilliant Acousticatz this Friday 11th October with support from Mark Milward. As ever £6 and BYOB. This superb venue and community space is well deserving of support from RH locals. It hosts a varied programme of events. RH music lovers know that…

CULTURAL CRUMBS 23rd September.

The weekly ‘cultural crumbs’ round-up giving you a snippet of whats on in RH. Cultural crumbs from RH: THEATRE  Tuesday 24th September: A day in the Death of Joe Egg opens at the Archway, Horley – the ‘thriving little theatre in the arches’. See below for what to expect. A dark comedy from an award-winning…

Cultural Crumbs from RH.

The Harlequin Cinema, part of the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, re-opens after its refit tomorrow (Monday 16th) in its new guise as the Waller Studio. To celebrate cinema tickets are £5 this week. See website for further details. http://www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/whats-on/on-screen MUSIC The Redgate Renegades are bringing their eclectic mix of covers to the Cage, Reigate this…

St Mark's Players – The Inaccurate Conception. Reviewed by Tracy Dunbar

This comedy play – now in it 25th year follows the trials and tribulations of a battling Year 3 class teacher and her attempts to produce the annual nativity play. Celia Whibley, the heroic teacher and leading character, was portrayed with humour and swerve by Katherine Marlow. Katherine gave a marvellous performance, marshalling her class…