Arts & Screen

Ten fabulous festive things to do in Eastbourne - from Friday December 14

1. Theatre. Secret Santa - the Frost Files is at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne from Friday December 14 with performances up to January 1. Actor Jeffrey Holland - best known from Hi-De-Hi and You Rang M’Lord - will be taking on the role of the Big Man himself in this festive treat for all the family. Holly Kringle is a young investigative journalist at a New York magazine who must get the next festive scoop. Holly receives a letter from a secret organisation; The Ministry of Mistletoe – requesting her assistance on a top secret mission - Santa has been kidnapped! APL Theatre present this new production filled with adventure, fun and festive spirit, a fast-paced spectacular featuring a mix of well-known Christmas arrangements and original songs. Tickets from £13.50.

Dicker Players in Christmas 2018 comedy

Ten great things to do in Eastbourne this week - from Friday December 7

1. Theatre. The Broadway Players are at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Whistle Down The Wind from Friday December 7 until Sunday December 9. Set at Christmas 1959 in Louisianna, Whistle Down the Wind follows the story of three farm children who discover a fugitive hiding in the barn. Thinking he is Jesus Christ they want to protect him but, when the villagers find out, a man hunt begins. Tickets from £15.

Artwork It's Time by Emma O'Brien

Ten great things to do this week in 1066 country - from Friday December 7

1. Comedy. BLODS have opened up their Little Theatre in the Manor Gardens, Bexhill, to host a comedy night on Friday December 7 at 8pm - featuring a line up of seven comedians, all hailing from various comedy venues such as the Comedy club in London, Komedia in Brighton, and other top clubs. There is a fully licensed bar. Book on or email

Crossing The Screen 2018

Ten great things to do in Eastbourne this week - from Friday November 30

1. Theatre. The Green Room Productions presents The Flint Street Natvity at the Lamb Theatre, Old Town, on Friday November 30 followed by performances on December 1/2/7/8/9. Based on the film, this wonderful comedy with music is bound to delight in the festive season. Mizzis Horrocks’ class of seven year olds (all played by adults) are about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads - and the occasional social worker. Mayhem ensues. Performances at 7.30pm, with Sunday shows at 3pm. Tickets £11 from or 01323 479732.

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