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INTERVIEW: Getting ready for theatre favourite One Man, Two Guvnors

One Play, One Guvnor. No, that isn’t the title of the show that opens next week at the Devonshire Park Theatre, but it might well be. Eastbourne Director of Theatres Chris Jordan is the man behind the project.

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EODS The Comedy Of Errors

Looking ahead to performing in Shakespeare’s early masterpiece

Gamely climbing trees to show off EODS forthcoming theatrical event is the cast of this year’s open air Shakespeare at the Italian Gardens at Holywell.

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Trespass at Devonshire Park Theatre

Derivative but oddly involving

A little piece of history at the Devonshire Park Theatre this week: Talking Scarlet mounts the first production for 70 years of the Emlyn Williams play Trespass.

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Lord Olivier

Working with the greats of British theatre and TV

Producer and writer Derek Granger will give a talk about his career on Sunday June 25 at 5pm in the Birley Centre followed by a reception.

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Great musicals on the way this year

The Congress Theatre is closed for refurbishment yet still the big musicals are on their way to Eastbourne.

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Opera Boys

Four vocal stars one powerhouse

Leading men from London’s West End combine in an amazing blend of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from opera to pop, and everything in between.

EODS summer 2017

The Comedy of Errors is EODS summer offering

2017 is a busy time for Eastbourne Operatic and Dramatic Society as it celebrates 110 years.

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Tam Williams SUS-171206-085002001

From Bard to verse with all of Shakespeare’s highlights

Get down to the Under Ground Theatre to enjoy a troupe of five actor musicians as they perform a dramatically irreverent take on works of the greatest scribe of all times – William Shakespeare.

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Romeo And Juliet at Devonshire Park Theatre SUS-170606-171801001

Energetic, edgy and Shakespeare’s tragedy was never more relevant

Economics versus artistic values: live Shakespeare, outside the RSC and the Capital, survives precariously. But with resourcefulness and terrific energy, Merely Theatre stunningly brought Romeo and Juliet to the Devonshire Park Theatre this week.

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The Scarecrows' Wedding

Children’s favourites on the stage

Straight from London’s West End, Scamp Theatre’s heartwarming production of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book is bursting at the seams with wit and drama, and even wedding bells, as audiences are invited to attend Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay’s glorious wedding day.

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Alice In Wonderland

Magical fantasy and charm in this Alice In Wonderland

The White Rabbit was famously late for a very important date but fans of Alice In Wonderland will be ready for a treat at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre when Ballet Theatre UK presents this charming classic in dance.

Trespass at Devonshire Park theatre

Chills and thrills in this summer’s murder mystery

Kiss of Death has been challenging traditional murder mystery audiences at the Devonshire Park Theatre this week and will continue taking regular thriller fans out of their comfort zone until tomorrow night, Saturday June 3.

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John Roberts (Wendi Peters as the Queen of Hearts and Dave Willetts as the White Rabbit)

Review: Wonderland (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until June 3, and touring)

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. With the musical Wonderland now on a UK tour it is tempting to add a seventh: how can such a poorly written story based on the popular and abiding characters created by Lewis Carroll be finding audiences giving standing ovations at every performance?

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Big Charity Concert at Royal Hippodrome Theatre SUS-170524-114802001

Varied line-up for this year’s Big Charity Concert

Tickets have already gone on sale for this year’s hugely enjoyable Big Charity Concert in aid of St Wilfred’s Hospice.

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Our Man In Havana continues a winning formula

The production company Creative Cow has returned to Eastbourne following their successful Travels With My Aunt in 2016. There are other similarities too in that both are based on novels by Graham Greene and the adaptations feature just four actors playing a multitude of roles. Clearly a winning formula for after four days at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne Our Man in Havana continues on a nationwide tour.

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James Backway in War Horse at the New London Theatre. Photo by Brinkhoff M�genburg SUS-170517-152438001

World famous show War Horse announces Sussex date during UK tour

The cast has been announced for the The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse which will stop off at the Brighton Centre early next year.

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Rude Mechanical Theatre

How love and determination will triumph over adversity

The Rude Mechanical Theatre will take to the road again this summer for an outdoor tour across Southern England, performing in rural communities and a few towns from Kent to Devon, including Eastbourne.

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The Scarecrows Wedding SUS-171005-155223001

Scarecrows in love

Scamp Theatre returns to the Devonshire Park Theatre with an imaginative production of children’s favourite The Scarecrows’ Wedding, by Julia Donaldson, which comes to Eastbourne direct from the West End next month.

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Little Mix Experience

Enjoy the hits of Little Mix from full-on tribute talent

If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports and can’t wait for to see the gals in their UK tour, you’re sure to love The Little Mix Experience at the Winter Garden, in Eastbourne.

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Jason Manford

Top comedian in Eastbourne gig

Jason Manford is here with his new Work In Progress show, ahead of a major national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

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