I’ll Keep Waiting on the Pavement for the Ice Cream Van to Come

Follow the story of the rise and fall of the ice cream van, from enterprising migrants to Margaret Thatcher inventing soft whip ice cream, with this play in the Cumberland House gardens. Ice cream vans are a British icons. In their heyday, 20,000 chimed in our streets, but now, there …
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Jun 2016

Shakespeare: not of an age, but for all time

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Dr. Nick Walton from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust leads a talk at Portsmouth Grammar School. The lecture, taking place in the school’s David Russell Theatre, will focus on how Shakespeare’s works aren’t just to be acclaimed, enjoyed, and revered …
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Jun 2016

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Streetspeare present The Tempest

On Saturday 20th June 2015, as part of the Portsmouth Festivities 2015 programme, a number of venues and outdoor spaces around the city will come to life with a fresh and youthful take on one of Shakespeare’s most classic, iconic, and widely-loved and -known plays: The Tempest. Students from …
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Jun 2015

The Accrington Pals at The Kings Theatre

On the eve of the First World War, the young men of Accrington hear Kitchener’s call for a New Army and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade. When they arrive in France, the brutal reality of the trenches is beyond anything they were prepared …
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Nov 2014

'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' Comes to The Kings Theatre

From Tuesday 4th March to Saturday 8th March, The Kings Theatre will play host to their latest production —  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The classic American musical, set in 1850s Oregon, has been given an award-winning makeover, featuring stunning new choreography by acclaimed …

The Kings Theatre Launch Sleeping Beauty Panto

This morning Team Locals popped down to The Kings Theatre in Albert Road for the press launch of the Edwardian playhouse’s 2013 pantomime adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. Headline celebrities for this year’s festive theatrical include Christopher Maloney of 2012 X-Factor finalist fame as the Prince, Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell …

The Kings Theatre Portsmouth & National Theatre Connections Join Forces

The Kings Youth Theatre is continuing its support of new writing, with the senior group performing a completely new piece of work, Mobile Phone Show, penned by award-winning author Jim Cartwright on Sunday 17th February as part of National Theatre Connections, a celebration of new writing and youths putting on …

Romeo and Juliet at The Kings Theatre: Review

Romeo and Juliet has been around for centuries. Playwrights and troupes worldwide have nipped and tucked Shakespeare’s infamous classic into endless interpretations, venturing between many genres and theatrical forms, from ice ballets to large-scale professionally-choreographed dance shows. The tragically romantic tale became a successful Leonardo DiCaprio-starring feature film a few …