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Mike Leigh’s iconic and vivid drama driven here by outstanding acting

If you remember 1977, you probably were actually there. Forty years on, at the Devonshire Park Theatre this week, Abigail’s Party lurches back like a time machine to a crass suburban world of cocktail parties and Ford Cortinas. And it makes compelling theatre.

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The enjoyable but poignant tale of Ladies In Lavender

East Dean Players will shortly present Ladies In Lavender - originally a story which was adapted for film in 2004 by the actor Charles Dance and starred Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

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Noel & Gertie

Telling the real story of enduring friendship between two stage icons

A great friendship is recreated on stage when Noel & Gertie comes to Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, from Wednesday March 29 until Saturday, April 1.

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Di And Viv And Rose at the Lamb Theatre in Eastbourne

The impact of friendship on life for these three women

The Eastbourne premiere of Di And Viv And Rose will be presented by The Green Room Productions at the Lamb Theatre on High Street, Eastbourne, from Wednesday March 29 until Saturday April 1.

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East Dean Players

A first for East Dean Players

East Dean Players at the end of this month will present Ladies In Lavender - the first local amateur group to stage the drama written by Charles Dance.

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How Sooty was saved by Richard

Sooty reaches his 70th birthday next year. He will do so in the safe hands of Richard Cadell who has ensured the character’s longevity...after a wobble.

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Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern at Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Family fun and frolics at Royal Hippodrome Theatre

The evenings may be be chilly but Eastbourne theatregoers can get a taste of summer when one of the most popular shows in the Canary Islands returns to town for one night only.

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Paul McGann in Gabriel at the Devonshire Park Theatre

How superb writing and a brilliant story pulled in actor Paul McGann

It’s 30 years since Paul McGann made a name for himself in the classic cult film Withnail & I and went on to become an unexpected Doctor Who.

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COUNTY NEWS: Honey G set to star in Christmas panto

X Factor finalist Honey G will be heading to Sussex this festive season, making her pantomime debut in Sleeping Beauty.

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Talented youngsters of HATS setting off to see the Wizard

Start counting down the days - it is only a couple of weeks until the talented youngsters of Herstmonceux Amateur Theatrical Society set off on their visit to the Emerald City.

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From Sherlock to Abigail’s Party

On her way here next week is Amanda Abbington - of Sherlock fame - who hasn’t worked in Eastbourne before but has fond memories of the town.

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Remembering a showbiz legend in Whitney: Queen Of The Night

The music of the late, great Whitney Houston lives on in Whitney: Queen of the Night at Eastbourne’s Winter Gardens on April 15 at 7.30pm.


Deadly Nightcap rampant in Stone Cross this April

The Haven Players will present Deadly Nightcap from the pen of master thriller writer Francis Durbridge on April 21/22 at the Stone Cross Memorial Hall.

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Perfect fare “for a chilly March day”

For years, Eastbourne has enjoyed more “live” performances than almost any other seaside resort.

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Danny Baker comes to Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne

Danny Baker heading this way with tall tales and tantalising chat

Broadcasting legend Danny Baker is just completing his first ever tour which is called Cradle To The Stage.

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Young HATS follow the yellow brick road with Spring show

HATS are off to the Emerald City

Over the past few years the young members of Herstmonceux Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) have been nominated for awards for outstanding productions including Bugsy Malone, Aladdin and Peter Pan.

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Andrew Bateup singing Rodgers And Hammerstein at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne

Unforgettable Sounds of Music at Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Immerse yourself in glorious nostalgia and golden classics from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein with a celebratory show at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre on Friday March 31.

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Beyond the Barricade comes to Eastbourne SUS-170228-143649001

Epic evening for musical theatre fans

Beyond the Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live.

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Noel and Gertie at the Devonshire Park Theatre

Musical comedy based on real-life love and affection

Noel & Gertie is a musical comedy based on the relationship of playwright and songwriter Noel Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence which heads to the Devonshire Park Theatre on March 29 -April 1.

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