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Glorious French farce has audience laughing from start to finish

“Einstein couldn’t have devised a better botch-up.” When a lead character has a line like that, you know more or less what you are in for: Don’t Dress for Dinner, at the Devonshire Park Theatre this week, is a glorious French farce as only the French can do.

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Mister Maker and the Shapes

He’s Mister Maker and ready for fun

CBeebies’ hero Mister Maker is back on tour with the hit live theatre show, Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!

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Roy Hudd back in Eastbourne for Music Hall

The British Music Hall Society is returning to the Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne for its third Day By The Sea on Saturday June 3.

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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.

EODS Festival

Festival shows and workshop to celebrate 110 years of EODS

The first week of the EODS Festival kicked off with a grand opening of the refurbished Centre at 96 Seaside with MP Caroline Ansell cutting the ribbon.

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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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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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Rebekkah Turner comedian

Tickets now on sale for an evening of comedy in June

Stand up comedy comes to Stone Cross Memorial Hall on Saturday June 3 featuring eight top class comedians who have won acclaim locally as well as on the London circuit.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Chaotic and brilliantly successful

Goodness knows how they get it past Health and Safety. The dignified Devonshire Park Theatre is shaken to its historic foundations this week by the hilarious crash-bang-wallop invasion of The Play That Goes Wrong.

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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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Billionaire Boy is coming to make friends this June

Following the great success of David Walliams’ First Hippo on the Moon, The Royal Hippodrome Theatre has been chosen to host another of the comedian and author’s stage adaptations.

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Vicar Of Dibley

When love is all around

Polegate Drama Group is an institution. Formed in 1967, it has never lost its sense of community, or the belief that nothing is impossible.

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Kiss Of Death

Menace and tension at Devonshire Park

Kiss of Death, the latest thriller to be presented at the Devonshire Park Theatre by local production house Talking Scarlet, and written by Simon Williams, will have audiences biting their nails from May 30 – June 3.

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Jackson Live In Concert

Saluting the King Of Pop’s everlasting style and talent

Appreciate just some of the amazing style and sheer talent of the King Of Pop with Jackson Live In Concert at The Winter Garden in Eastbourne on Friday 2nd June 7.30pm.

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Celebrating 110 years with EODS

EODS reaches the great age of 110 this year and with a refurbished centre now operative at 96 Seaside is celebrating by staging a festival.

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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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Len Goodman

Top marks for Len and Lance’s shows

A familiar face and a familiar voice from Strictly Come Dancing are coming to Eastbourne when Len Goodman and Lance Ellington both perform at the Winter Garden separately this summer.

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Jeffrey Holland

Cast change for forthcoming Eastbourne production

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated Waiting for God which comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from 25 – 29 April.

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