Soton Spotlight #14: 01/02/2014 – 07/02/2014


With the start of a new semester, what better time to indulge in a little culture? Here’s what’s on offer throughout the city in the coming week.

The Mayflower

1. For one night only, the Mayflower will be playing host to RENT in concert. Featuring West End and Broadway superstar Kerry Ellis, RENT is loosely based on Puccini’s La Boheme. Set in New York City at the turn of the millennium, we follow a group of friends struggling against modern society in the shadow of AIDS/HIV.

Showing only on Sunday 2nd February, tickets range from £27.50 – £29.50

2. Following RENT, Les Dennis will be returning to Southampton starring in The Perfect Murder. Running from Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th February, this adaptation of the best selling crime thriller is billed as ‘perfectly gripping’.

Prices range from £16.50 – £29.50, with £3 off each ticket for groups of ten or more.

The Nuffield

Directed by Michael Longhurst, the Nuffield presents Caryl Churchill’s A Number. Telling the story of clone Bernard, this play questions the dilemmas when scientific experimentation gets out of control. Intriguingly, the pivotal roles of Bernard and his father will be played by real life father and son, John and Lex Shrapnel. Additionally, the audience will be seated onstage, around the actors.

Running from 6th – 22nd February, tickets are available for £15.

(Image copyright Richard Budd)

The Annex

From 5th – 8th February, SUSU Showstoppers will be presenting their rendition of Little Shop of Horrors. Based on the cult film classic, the story follows nerdy florist Seymour as he contends with a unique plant with a taste for blood.

Tickets are available from the SUSU box office. Adults, £9. Students, £7. PA card holders, £5.


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