A Noel Coward revival in sedate old Eastbourne, at the cosy Devonshire Park: a little too comfortable and undemanding? Don’t be deceived: A Song at Twilight is classic theatre, impeccably delivered by the finest actors in the business.
Room 101 may be the place for all your pet hates, but its BBC presenter, Nick Hancock, is on much happier ground when he brings the brand new play Octopus Soup to the Devonshire Park Theatre next week.
When, next Spring, the Congress Theatre re-opens to a burst of joy, a superb 2019 schedule, and a few quiet sighs of relief, we should also be glancing 50 yards eastwards to the splendid achievement of the Devonshire Park.
The ruins of the Western Front: a bunch of serving soldiers, an abandoned old printing press and a mischievous, subversive amateur newspaper from below the parapet. It must be fiction? No, it’s The Wipers Times, and it is packing the Devonshire Park Theatre to the rafters this week.
Keen for more thrills after Airbourne? Book yourself in for the theatrical flight of the year at the Devonshire Park Theatre, where Return to the Forbidden Planet will take you to positively stratospheric altitude.
They seek him here, they seek him there. The elusive Scarlet Pimpernel is at the Devonshire Park Theatre this week – but in this famous tale of guillotines and derring-do, gripping tension proves a little elusive too.
Truly scrumptious? It’s truly, truly stunning. The Devonshire Park Theatre this week overflows with dazzling colour, vibrant song and dance, and loveable comedy. The Rattonians’ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has trundled into town.
Don’t pick up the phone: there might be a murderer on the line. Or he might just be behind you... Dial M for Murder, at the Devonshire Park Theatre this week, will have a cord around your neck before you know it.