Glenn Miller Orchestra swing into New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by Ray McVay and featuring the Swing Time Jivers, will appear at the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth on Sunday 23rd April. Back in the late ‘30s to early ‘40s, Glenn Miller and his orchestra packed the dance halls in the US. The band enjoyed a string of …

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth produce first Christmas show since relaunch

The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth are set to produce their first in-house Christmas show since reopening in 2015, with a new adaptation of the classic romantic fable Beauty and the Beast! This brand-new Christmas spectacular will run from the 14th to the 31st December and, after the success of …

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Portsmouth Festivities unveil ‘Play’ theme for 2017 programme

Portsmouth Festivities announced their 2017 events programme and theme through a launch evening at The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth on Thursday 16th March. This year’s schedule comprises over 100 dazzling and diverse events taking place across the city from Friday 16th to Sunday 25th June, including features by internationally-acclaimed artists, …

Interview: Portsmouth aerial and seaborne photographer Shaun Roster

If you follow Team Locals on any social media platform — Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook — you’ll have seen his work. We feature it a lot. And for good reason: Shaun Roster’s photography is fantastic, and he often gets a unique aerial vantage point above Portsmouth. In our continued effort …

Five arrests made as Portsmouth City Council repossess Arts Lodge

Five people were arrested after city council staff called police to the Arts Lodge in Portsmouth’s Victoria Park to carry out an eviction shortly before 10:00am on Tuesday 7th February 2017. Officers repossessed the Arts Lodge site after the Art & Soul Traders’ lease expired on Sunday 5th February. Mark …

Kings Theatre Southsea awarded £9,900 for Theatre of War project

Portsmouth’s Kings Theatre have been awarded £9,900 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for their new Theatre of War heritage project. The project will focus on the social context of World War One and the role of the provincial Edwardian playhouse in a busy port city. The Kings Theatre …

Kings Theatre Southsea seek dog for La Bohème opera

The Kings Theatre are seeking a talented dog to steal the spotlight in their romantic opera La Bohème, hitting the stage from Sunday 26th February. Award-winning opera director and producer Ellen Kent said: “People say: ‘never work with children or animals’, but I love to do both! “The first time …