Summer of loving musicals

Musicals in Eastbourne this summer
Musicals in Eastbourne this summer

Summer is just around the corner, and at Eastbourne Theatres this marks the launch of a sizzling season featuring a sensational line-up of hit musicals.

The hills will come alive once again when The Sound of Music, one of the greatest musicals of all time, returns to Eastbourne (July 13-18) with an exciting new production that’s guaranteed to make it one of your Favourite Things this summer.

Playing the iconic role of Maria von Trapp is Danielle Hope, who captured the hearts of the country when she won BBC Television’s Over The Rainbow talent show.

Direct from its successful run in the West End, Top Hat (July 21-25) brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the best dance musicals of all time. It’s packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits such as Cheek to Cheek, Let’s Face The Music and Dance and Puttin’ On The Ritz.

You can bet your bottom dollar that Annie (August 10-15), the ever-popular family favourite will brighten up your day. Watch out for BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan!

A must-see for all Judy Garland fans, Judy - The Songbook Of Judy Garland (August 19-22) stars Ray Quinn and Louise Dearman and features songs from classic films A Star Is Born, Meet Me In St Louis, Easter Parade and The Wizard Of Oz. This song and dance spectacular will also include never-before-seen film clips and interviews of the legendary star. Acclaimed choreographer and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips is the show’s creative director.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar (September 7-12) tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus through an extraordinary, ground breaking score featuring songs such as I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Everything’s Alright, and Superstar.

Don’t delay! Book your tickets now and have a sensational, musical, summer! For more information on the shows or to book tickets, visit, or call box office on 01323 412000. For behind-the-scenes access and news of the latest shows to go on-sale find EBTheatres on Facebook and Twitter.