It’s Pitch Black at Eastbourne College

Pitch Black
Pitch Black

Eastbourne College will be strengthening its relationship with St Wilfrid’s Hospice, and raising money, with its performance of Pitch Black at the school on Saturday.

The new play is inspired by the work of the hospice, and performed by professional actors working alongside College drama pupils.

Directed by Eastbourne College’s theatre practitioner Gavin Robertson, Pitch Black promises to be a nostalgic comedy as it follows Lily preparing her elderly father Ivor for life in a ‘home’.

In advance of the performance, sixth form pupils at the College enjoyed an absorbing preview of the play during a dynamic and thought provoking presentation about the work of the hospice by legacy manager, John Summers.

Pitch Black will be performed at The College Theatre on September 21 at 7.30pm with all proceeds going to St Wilfrid’s.

The 50-minute performance will be followed by a ‘talkback’ with the cast and John Summers.

Tickets cost £9 and are available from or by calling 01323 452255.