Poole Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: International ideas benefit audiences everywhere
The caravan showcase, currently taking place as part of Brighton Festival, is a reminder of the benefits of international exchange
Happy 80th birthday Alan Bennett: 8 quotes we love from Untold Stories
To mark the great man's 80th today, we've compiled a selection of quotations from his 2005 collection of writings
Gary Lucy leads new Full Monty cast, tour starts September
By Editorial Staff
Lucy will star alongside Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield
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
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