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We’re falling in love again with Doppel Dietrich

The late and legendary Marlene Dietrich, who last appeared in East Sussex at the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1973, has returned – in the form of award-winning performer and writer Patricia Hartshorne.

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Royal Hippodrome Theatre half-term family entertainment

Peter Pan and Neverland - find out what happens next

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne is to host a new musical over October half-term holiday.

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Dick Whittington cast in Eastbourne

Panto’s official launch as entire cast hits town

Christmas, as everyone knows, gets earlier every year. So if you spotted pantomime characters in full costume racing around Eastbourne last week for photo-calls, relax. We do know it’s only mid-September.

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Jen Pringle with youngsters who joined in

VIDEO: Jen Pringle from Milkshake starts flash mob dance in Eastbourne’s Arndale Centre

The Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne was helped by its friend Jen Pringle from Channel 5’s Milkshake last weekend to launch its Christmas Season of shows.

Jeffrey Holland in Brassed Off

A stirring production made relevant again by today’s disaffected society


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‘I can’t beleive it’s not Buddy’ - The legend of a rock and roll star thrives

‘I can’t beleive it’s not Buddy’ - The legend of a rock and roll star thrives

For quarter of a century this show has rocked audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok, Swindon to Sweden and now it returns to Eastbourne for one night only to celebrate the music of Buddy Holly and The Cricketers on Tuesday 3 October.

Phil Tufnell and Jonathan Agnew

A fun evening with two much-loved former cricketers and entertainers

Two of the biggest names in Cricket present An Evening with at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 4 October as the beloved characters Aggers and Tuffers are set to regale audiences with anecdotes from their long and fascinating careers in An Evening With Aggers and Tuffers.

Private Lives. Photo by Sheila Burnett

Noel Coward’s charming comedy of manners is coming to Eastbourne

London Classic Theatre returns to Eastbourne with a new adaptation of Noel Coward’s Private Lives this 10 -14 October at the Devonshire Park Theatre.

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Habeas Corpus by Hailsham Theatres

Hailsham set for a bawdy Bennett comedy classic

Habeas Corpus is a bawdy comedy, written by Alan Bennett, is set in Brighton where the lust and longing of the permissive society has taken hold of the seemingly respectable Wicksteed family.

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Laurence Owen  in The Time Machine

A fun and lively adaptation of HG Wells’ The Time Machine

An acclaimed production of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre on September 21, featuring a rip-roaring original score and a wonderfully witty script a night of theatrical joy.

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Terri Dwyer and Mark Homer in The Ghost's Touch

Wilkie Collins chiller set to spook Devonshire Park Theatre audiences

The summer is coming to an end and the nights are drawing in, but there’s a chill in the air which is nothing to do with a change in the seasons, it’s the new stage production based on Wilkie Collins’ The Ghost’s Touch! which comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.

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Brassed Off at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Photo by Graeme Braidwood

Get involved and join in with the latest production

The brand new production of Brassed Off comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, from 12 – 16 September and the production team are looking for enthusiastic locals to get involved with the show – no experience is necessary just the enthusiasm to be part of this exciting theatrical experience.

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The Haven Players in A Murder is Announced

An Agatha Christie murder romp by the Haven Players

The Haven Players are set to perform their latest production A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie.

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Wait Until Dark

Truly terrifying and astonishing Wait Until Dark

To compare anyone with Audrey Hepburn is theatrical heresy. But this week at the Devonshire Park Theatre, the Original Theatre Company re-creates her iconic 1967 Wait Until Dark with a truly accomplished new production.

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Steve Hewlett

Family favourite Steve is back home with new show

Playing to his homecrowd on Friday evening is comedy ventriloquist Steve Hewlett back with his new show 30 Years Of Talking To Myself.

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New syllabus for EMAF

Exciting time for Eastbourne festival with its new venue

The Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival is launching its syllabus and showing off its new venue on Sunday September 3 between 2.30-4.30pm.

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Will Keen and Ophelia Lovibond. Pic by Catherine Ashmore

The Stepmother - Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Agatha Christie observed that certain cliches belonged to particular types of fiction.

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The Mamma Mia! cast. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg

REVIEW: Mamma Mia!, Brighton Centre

If you haven't seen Mamma Mia! - and I am sure there are not many of you left - you are missing out, it really is the ultimate feel-good party.


Feelgood fun Footloose

It is not only the planes that are Airbourne this week. At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Gareth Gates and the touriing Footloose production bring enough uplift to take the roof off.

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