Autumn season highlights at Eastbourne theatres

Autumn at Eastbourne Theatres is a bumper one packed with top class shows and productions for all ages; from award-winning children’s theatre with Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man (October 25 – 29) to some of the biggest touring musicals of all time, Buddy (November 7 – 12) and Scrooge (October 25 – 29) with the legendary Tommy Steele.

Culminating in the biggest family pantomime on the South coast – The Adventures of Robin Hood (December 9 – January 15) starring the ultimate villain John Altman, EastEnders Nasty Nick, as Sheriff of Nottingham.

The Devonshire Park Theatre season starts with an intriguing glimpse at the man behind the music in The Bugle Boy (September 20 – 23) the life story of Glenn Miller which is sure to get you in the mood this autumn.

Filled with a toe-tapping score including Chattanooga Choo Choo and Brown Jug, the show recounts Miller’s extraordinary life to his untimely and still mysterious disappearance in 1944.

The acclaimed Agatha Christie Theatre company return with Murder on Air (September 26 – October 1). Enjoy three original radio thrillers from the Queen of Crime, starring Kate O’Mara, Roy Marsden and a full supporting company.

Opera della Luna return with the delightful Gilbert and Sullivan favourite, The Ghosts of Ruddigore (October 4 – 8) this is G&S meets Rocky Horror! The week after there is music of another kind with Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven (October 11 – 15), featuring a dream line-up in this rock n roll paradise. Eddie Cochran, The Big O, Del Shannon, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly feature in this acclaimed non-stop parade of hits.

Other season highlights include; a stunning new presentation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (November 1 – 5), a dynamic new musical production by acclaimed producers Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Dick Turpin’s Last Ride (November 15 – 19) a musical play recounting the legendary highwayman. And The Studio Season (November 7 – 12) returns.

There are also a fabulous assortment of shows here for one-night only including; Jane McDonald (September 24), operas Madama Butterfly (September 30) and La Traviata (1 October), Gyles Brandreth (October 16), Jerry Sadowitz (November 10), Shakin’ Stevens (November 21), Britain’s Got Talent favourite Circus of Horrors (November 16) and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (December 17).

For a full list of shows at Eastbourne Theatres this autumn see www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk or call 01323 412000 for a brochure or to book.