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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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Judgement call on Ruth Rendell plot

Former pop star turned actor Mark Wynter and movie icon Shirley Anne Field are among a talented cast in one of Ruth Rendell’s early thrillers A Judgement in Stone at the Devonshire Park Theatre until Saturday March 4.

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Eastbourne Music And Arts Festival 2017

Highlighting young talent at Eastbourne’s popular event

The Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival, now in its 57th year, has been showcasing plenty of vibrant local talent and performance having taken place between February 10-19.

A Judgement In Stone at Devonshire Park Theatre

Stellar casting in Ruth Rendall’s classic thriller

Andrew Lancel leads a incredible cast in Ruth Rendell classic A Judgement in Stone at the Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne next week, from Monday February 27 – Saturday March 4.

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Pink Mist at Devonshire Park Theatre

Moving and hard-hitting Pink Mist

The extraordinary and hugely acclaimed Afghan War play about the psychological and physical aftershocks of armed conflict, Pink Mist comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre from March 7-11.

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Shrimply wonderful Easter fun at the Royal Hippodrome

Back by popular demand, Wicked Productions returns to Eastbourne this Easter with family fun musical The Little Mermaid.

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Ava Potter as Lilly and Oona (Running Wild). Photo Johan Persson

REVIEW: Running Wild at Chichester Festival Theatre

Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild is no rehash of Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

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Victoria Farley in Sounds Of Music concert at Royal Hippodrome Theatre SUS-170220-083915001

Timeless classics from this legendary songwriting pair

Revel in the unforgettable music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein in Sounds Of Music on Friday March 31 at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre.


Eastbourne play raises PTSD awareness

Shell Shock, the play that challenges mental health stigma, made its preview at Printers Playhouse in Eastbourne last week.

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How coming home can be hardest journey for soldiers and loved ones

One of the dramatic highlights at the Devonshire Park Theatre this season will be the affecting and deeply moving Pink Mist, which will be presented from March 7-11.

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Reece Shearsmith and Ken Stott in The Dresser. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

REVIEW: The Dresser at Chichester Festival Theatre

Anyone who knows anything about the theatre, especially third rate touring productions, will understand that there is always more drama off stage than there is on.

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Sooty, Sweep and Soo hit town with a little help from friends

After kicking off the festivities at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland in London this Christmas, Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family!

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Haven Players in pantomime George And The Dragon

Don’t miss hilarious panto George And The Dragon

The Haven Players annual pantomime opens tomorrow (Saturday) at 2.30pm with George And The Dragon, an original script written by Richard Osborne. It is the tale of a cowardly knight Sir Spender and his young squire George who get caught up in the quest to rid Camelot of the Evil Baron and Baroness Grimlord. They have to save the fair Princess from the fierce Dragon. Douglas Dalziel returns in his role as the dame, Nanny Fanny Le Fru Fru. Twiddle and Twaddle, the court jesters, provide plenty of jokes. Mark Dickman directs the music along with Oren Gurney on reeds and Steve Huxley on percussion.

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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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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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