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Move it, move it to Madagascar show

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre’s resident Community Theatre Company has got half-term holiday covered.

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Snow White at Devonshire Park Theatre January 2017

Highlights and surprise visitors

Another record-breaking pantomime came to a finish this weekend at the Devonshire Park Theatre with several standing ovations as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs played to its final sell-out house, marking a record attendance of 36,000 patrons.

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Aladdin performed by Polegate drama group January 2017

Audience thrilled by “pizzazz and energy” of this Aladdin

There’s plenty of fun and laughter in this year’s Polegate Drama Group’s presentation of Aladdin. It certainly opens their 50th celebration year with pizzaz and energy.

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Babe at the Devonshire Park Theatre

Be charmed by this heart-warming show

Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s much-loved children’s novel which inspired the 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production.

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Brainiacs Live comes to Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Family fun is all down to science and surprises

Look ahead to half-term fun and diversion with science’s greatest and most volatile live show Brainaic Live!

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Moscow City Ballet

REVIEW: Moscow City Ballet at Chichester Festival Theatre

There may be 6,500 languages in the world today but music and dance continues to speak with one tongue.

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Totally Tina at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Justine is totally top Tina Turner tribute

Brighten up a dull February with this award-winning fully staged production of an ultimate tribute to the Queen of Rock - Tina Turner.

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Polegate Drama Group in Aladdin SUS-170301-114820001

Look! 2016 is behind you but the good times are not

Polegate Drama Group is starting off its 50th anniversary year with the traditional family pantomime Aladdin written by Alan Frayn.

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The Hungry Caterpillar at Devonshire Park Theatre

The Very Hungry Caterpillar show

One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature will be arriving in Eastbourne next month when The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show plays at Devonshire Park Theatre from Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 February following a West End run.

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Al Murray at the De La Warr Pavilion

Pub Landlord to call time on the way we live now

The perfect antidote to chilly February gloom will be an evening in the company of that most expansive of mine hosts, Al Murray, aka The Pub Landord.

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Northanger Abbey at Devonshire Park Theatre SUS-161221-113107001

Celebrate Jane Austen’s legacy

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and her many fans can celebrate her continued relevance as the acclaimed Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds returns to the Devonshire Park Theatre with a new adaptation of one of her favourite novels.

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Rent comes to Devonshire Park Theatre in Spring 2017

Musical glory next month

The 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Larson’s ground-breaking and award-winning musical Rent comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre from January 31 until February 4.

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The Verdict comes to Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne

Another first for Eastbourne with premiere of The Verdict

In February Eastbourne will be the setting for another world stage premiere at the Devonshire Park Theatre with The Verdict.

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Snow White at Devonshire Park theatre in Eastbourne

Love conquers all for Snow White - the unmissable Christmas delight

Weary with the weather, the news, the list of chores? Tempted to take in a panto? This year’s offering at the Devonshire Park Theatre is as irresistible as Snow White’s shiny red apple.

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That'll Be The Day at the Congress Theatre

Last chance Christmas party night

The final curtain will come down to laughs and applause from a festive audience at the Congress Theatre tomorrow, on Saturday December 17, with the last professional show to play the venue before it closes its doors for 18 months.

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The First Hippo on the Moon... via Eastbourne

The attraction of David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon?

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A Room With A View

REVIEW: A Room with a View at Chichester Festival Theatre

It is telling that the single scene which drove the biggest applause and audience response was the one in which three male members of the cast strip naked and bathe in the lake.

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A Chorus Line at Eastbourne College - rehearsal photograph

One singular sensation...

Rehearsals are in full swing for the Eastbourne College Musical, A Chorus Line, which takes to the stage in the Birley Centre December 6-10.

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A scene from Relatively Speaking. Photo: Nobby Clark.

REVIEW: Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn at Chichester Festival Theatre

Before Ayckbourn’s plays blended lightness with pitch black, his offering was altogether more frothy and fun.

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Rent at the Devonshire Park Theatre

Bittersweet musical in its 20th year

The new 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Larson’s ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize and multi Tony Award-winning musical Rent comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre this spring from January 31 until February 4.

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