Soton Spotlight #1 – 21/9/13 to 28/9/13


New for 2013, this weekly feature has been designed to give you the heads-up on performing arts events around Southampton. Each week, we’ll be previewing performances at The Mayflower and The Nuffield, as well as shows and plays from SUSU’s performing arts societies.

We’ll also be bringing you news of any special student deals we find to help you enjoy Southampton’s culture scene without burning a massive hole in your back pocket.

The Mayflower
The Mayflower is looking great following its rebrand – with a brand new identity and website, the theatre is out to prove now more than ever that it’s the venue to beat this season.

The theatre is gearing up for an excellent season including Marti Pellow in Evita, the English National Ballet, GhostScrooge, the Welsh National Opera and much more!

This week starts with the closing night of new musical Carnaby Street. The show, set in 60s London, is currently making a splash wherever it lands. Southampton’s Daily Echo called it a ‘must’ for those hooked on the sixties.

Tuesday 24th sees the arrival of Sean Lock and his show Purple Van Man. The Mayflower promise that Sean will make you ‘laugh like a drunken horse’ – why not get down there and put this to the test?

The Nuffield
The Nuffield is fairly quiet at the moment ahead of a hugely exciting relaunch later this term. Whilst I’m sure a more varied programme will appear on the horizon soon, Highfield Campus’ first-class arts venue is currently hosting some great comedy gigs, with names such as Ardal O’Hanlon, Phill Jupitus, Josh Widdicombe and Alistair McGowan booked for the next couple of months.

The next of these gigs is The Comedy Bar – BIG GIG on Saturday 5th October at 8pm. The show is certain to be a brilliant night, featuring John Robins, Ellie Taylor, Rob Deering and Pete Firman. Student tickets are currently available for just £10 so book soon to avoid disappointment!


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