Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

What will Mary do next?

Well, sleepingbeautythere’s always panto…

…and it’s almost that time again (Oh no it isn’t!) and Ian has been along to Richmond Theatre to meet the stars of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ – Maureen Lipman and Chris Jarvis. Find out what Maureen got up to with a pogo stick and two Pythons back in the ’60s on Monday’s programme.


Panto’s are being launched and Christmas menus are being advertised.  You might as well face it, you’ll be Xmas shopping soon.  On Tuesday we hear about some great new books at the Faber & Fizz event at Dulwich Books, you might get inspired!file-23-09-2016-19-25-17


Chris sits down with two stars of The Dresser, a play which recently came to The Richmond Theatre. Selina Cadell and Harriet Thorpe discuss pre-show nerves, taking a show on tour as theatre veterans, and how similar the back stage activities in the play are to real life. Listen in on Wednesday.


michael-flatley-with-teachers-ellie-o-sullivan-and-sarah-redmond-1Do you want to learn how to dance like Michael Flatley?  Well you’re in luck – a new dance academy is now running classes in Wimbledon to teach you how to dance like the lord of the dance himself.  Tune in Thursday to hear Jean’s interview with dance instructor Sarah Redmond.(to the right in this pic)



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September 23rd, 2016

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