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Hot panto tickets

Seaford Musical Theatre has sold out its Saturday matinees for panto Cinderella but there are some seats left for evening performances.

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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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Robin Hood by the Spotlight Players

Laughs by the barrel-load from those Spotlight Players

Laughter is the best medicine, and there were laughs aplenty in Robin Hood, this year’s pantomime by the Spotlight Players at St Mary’s Church Hall, Decoy Drive.

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Haven Players Christmas Panto

Haven Christmas at Stone Cross

Christmas is fast approaching and the Haven Players are busy rehearsing for two shows.

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Natalie Roberts Performing Arts in their first Christmas panto

First pantomime will mark end of a successful 2016

Following the success of an amazing annual showcase titled The Middle Of A Moment in August, Natalie Roberts Performing Arts Group is now presenting its first ever panto for December.

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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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Frankestein at the Devonshire Park Theatre SUS-160811-105357001

Intriguing and compelling drama

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is an intriguing and compelling subject for drama, and it came thrillingly to life last week at the Devonshire Park Theatre.

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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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Ewan Stewart (Bob Price), Imogen Stubbs (Fran Price) and Richard Mylan (Ben Price). Photo: Manuel Harlan

Review: Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell at Chichester Minerva Theatre

Middle class families.

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Dead Sheep with Steve Nallon as Mrs Thatcher and Paul Bradley as Geoffrey Howe SUS-160811-095648001

Razor sharp and savagely amusing play Dead Sheep is not to be missed

The late Labour MP, Dennis Healey, who lived at Alfriston, once commented that being attacked by Tory politician, Geoffrey Howe, was like being “savaged by a dead sheep”.

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Adam Maxted at wrestling match in Eastbourne

Ready to rumble

Current Impact Wrestling standout Mark Andrews and Adam Maxted from ITV’s hit show Love Island will compete in a tournament to decide the new Fight! Nation British Champion at MySkateWorld on November 19. The event will feature an appearance by former WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew Galloway, as well as regular Fight! Nation stars such as Sid Scala, Lewis Howley, Joseph Conners, and other wrestling stars.

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Musicality at Royal Hippodrome Theatre SUS-160815-121548001

Sparkling festive fun and variety

Don’t look now, but the festive season is tiptoeing up on you - and every Wednesday at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, you are invited to Jingle All The Way to Christmas.

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JPET Chichester Festival theatre Winter season 2016 SUS-160920-121537003

Review: Stepping Out by Richard Harris at Chichester Festival Theatre

If Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden wondered what it was like to be a contestant on the mega-glitzy TV show, her latest venture gives a fleeting insight.

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Annie at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Easbourne

Nothing amateur about Royal Hippodrome’s entertaining Annie

When asked to review the Royal Hippodrome Community Theatre Production of Annie, I did not know what to expect.

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Edward Fox in Sand in the Sandwiches

Review: Edward Fox in Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore at Chichester Minerva Theatre

With a meticulous eye for the traditional and the absurd, Sir John Betjeman sketched in verse the people and places of the British Isles with warmth, and candour; effervescent fun and an uncompromising rhyme.

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Devonshire Park Theatre

VIDEO: Eastbourne Theatres - Show Countdown to Christmas

Chris Jordan, Artistic Director for Eastbourne Theatres, chats to the Eastbourne Herald about reasons to get out to the theatre this season.
A scene from Princess Undone at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre

A commanding portrayal of a tragic, overlooked and neglected princess

Eastbourne has a royal visitor this week, with Stephanie Beacham gracing the Devonshire Park stage as Princess Margaret, in an intriguing Evergreen Theatre production of A Princess Undone.

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