Curtain set to rise on bumper season

THE CURTAIN is set to rise on a bumper summer of theatrical treats. The packed season of live theatre includes this year’s in-house production, Murder By Misadventure, an ingenious thriller starring Gareth Hale and Norman Pace.

Eastbourne Theatres are delighted to be re-uniting them for this special one-off project playing the Devonshire Park Theatre from July 14 – August 13.

The drama continues throughout the season when 12 daring ladies return to Eastbourne in the marvellous Calendar Girls (June 27 – July 2), the cast includes Lesley Joseph, Sue Holderness and Kacey Ainsworth.

Other dramatic highlights include the National Theatre’s production of The Pitmen Painters (June 6-11), The Ghost and Mrs Muir (June 14-18), Devonshire Park’s Studio Season (June 21-25), and wartime farce See How They Run (August 18 – September 3).

Providing high quality musical theatre this summer, the Congress Theatre will be home to Blood Brothers (July 4-9), Tell Me On A Sunday starring Claire Sweeney (August 2-6) and brand new show, Summer Ice Spectacular (pictured on page 35), which glides in from August 25 – September 4.

Created especially for Eastbourne by Wild Rose, the producers of Peter Pan & Snow White on Ice, this show will take you on an exciting journey through the wonderful world of musical theatre, complete with stunning skating, a live band and vocalists.

There will also be fun the little ones with Mr Benn (June 10-11), The Tiger Who Came To Tea (July 1-2) and The GO!GO!GO! Show (August 20-21) - and comedy including Jimmy Carr (August 11), Ken Dodd (August 7) and Jim Davidson (August 19). To book tickets call 412000.