Bournemouth Theatre News and Reviews

Paines Plough's James Grieve and George Perrin: 'We strive to be a truly national theatre of new plays'
By James Grieve and George Perrin
As Paines Plough turns 40, its joint artistic directors tell WhatsOnStage how they're celebrating with the company's biggest season yet
Globe on Screen returns with Macbeth, The Tempest and more
Shakespeare's Globe will broadcast three of its 'Season of Plenty' productions to cinemas around the world later this year
National confirms full dates for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time tour
By Editorial Staff
The 31 city tour opens at the Salford Lowry in December
Ben Richards: Rock of Ages more suited to regional audiences than to London
We talk to Ben Richards, whose credits include Oliver!, 9 to 5 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, as he prepares to play Stacee Jaxx in the musical Rock Of Ages on tour
Catherine Love: Musical matters
Love it or hate it, is there a limit to what subject matter the musical form can be used to tackle?
20th Century Boy (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton)
By David Jobson
20th Century Boy - another jukebox musical telling the story of the rock star through tinted glasses, competent but deserves more.
West Side Story (Tour - The Mayflower, Southampton)
By Vera Newsham
Bernstein's West Side take on Romeo and Juliet is still unmissable.
Buddy (Tour - Mayflower, Southampton)
By David Jobson
Buddy, now touring to the Mayflower, Southampton, is one jukebox musical worth seeing
Worst Wedding Ever (Salisbury Playhouse)
By Kris Hallett
Worst Wedding Ever is a triumph: a big, bold, unashamedly populist breath of fresh air that deserves to be a hit
33 (The Salberg Studio, Salisbury Playhouse)
By David Jobson
This verbatim play about the 33 Chilean Miners trapped underground in a horrific mining accident presents an interesting overview of events without exploring anything in detail