Category Archives: Diana Eccleston

Horror Show in Wimbledon that is worth taking a Punt on

OPENING NIGHT: DIANA ECCLESTON takes the tram to travel back in time. Or, at least, to do the Time Warp at the Rocky Horror Show’s latest incarnation at the New Wimbledon Theatre Whoever would have guessed, when the Rocky Horror … Continue reading

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Last Tango in Wimbledon might be Strictly for dance fans

OPENING NIGHT: DIANA ECCLESTON has waltzed back to Wimbledon for the latest TV-linked stage show being performed there this week Fans of Strictly Come Dancing need to quickstep over to New Wimbledon Theatre this week, where two of the show’s … Continue reading

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Fairytale ending for Harman’s musical directorial debut

DIANA ECCLESTON catches up with a former leading light in local amdrams who is now the driving force behind a stunning staging of Shrek When Nigel Harman was cast as Simon Cowell in I Can’t Sing, the spoof X Factor … Continue reading

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It is the Fairfield Halls’ last ever panto! Oh no it isn’t…

OPENING NIGHT: The uncertainty over the immediate future of the Fairfield Halls saw DIANA ECCLESTON receiving mixed messages about the 2016 Croydon panto during the course of the opening night of the 2015 show I’ve been going to pantomimes at … Continue reading

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Little orphan Annie with Strictly judge is not a drag

DIANA ECCLESTON waltzed over to Wimbledon to witness a fab-u-lous musical performance I don’t actually approve of men taking women’s plum roles on stage – as David Suchet has done with Lady Bracknell – since there are so few decent … Continue reading

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A Wilde night in a pub that felt a little bit like hard labour

OPENING NIGHT: DIANA ECCLESTON reviews a tour de force at The Spread Eagle Theatre on Katharine Street I’ve always been a huge fan of Oscar Wilde. What’s not to love? His elegant flair for fashion and words, the brilliant plays … Continue reading

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Dirty Rotten musical sounds so off-key with modern times

The things Inside Croydon’s correspondents will do for our loyal reader. DIANA ECCLESTON walked out of this show when last she saw it. This time, she stayed till the bitter end Croydon gets a cheeky little namecheck during this musical. … Continue reading

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Jason and his Aussie-nauts arrive on stage in Wimbledon

The New Wimbledon Theatre, a tram ride away, is staging a star-spangled musical again, with Jason Donovan leading the cast in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The flamboyant show had DIANA ECCLESTON shed a tear This amazing musical is all … Continue reading

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Musical that whips up emotions with touch of the X Factor

DIANA ECCLESTON took the tram to Wimbledon to review the latest coming of a “juggernaut” of a Lloyd-Webber-Rice musical Jesus Christ Superstar has been beguiling audiences for more than 40 years and is one of the most popular in the … Continue reading

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Overwhelming verdict in favour of Twelve Angry Men

DIANA ECCLESTON reviews the stage classic’s latest, riveting production, performed by Jason Merrells and a top cast at the Ashcroft Theatre this week Written in the 1950s. American. You might be forgiven for thinking that Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men … Continue reading

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