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.