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Ben McKelvey in Brighton

Brighton-based artist Ben McKelvey has been announced as the support act for The Overtones 2016 Christmas tour.

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Making up for Brighton's "lack of pantos"

Music Theatre 2000 & Showtime Productions combine to make good the panto lack in Brighton this Christmas.

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Patrick.... and friend!

Worthing panto starts on Friday!

Comedian Patrick Monahan reckons he came to panto with a number of definite advantages.

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A Room With A View

REVIEW: A Room with a View at Chichester Festival Theatre

It is telling that the single scene which drove the biggest applause and audience response was the one in which three male members of the cast strip naked and bathe in the lake.

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A Room With A View

REVIEW: A Room With A View, Chichester Festival Theatre, until Saturday, December 3.

Lauren Coe beautifully evokes Lucy Honeychurch’s emotional awakening in the wake of her eventful trip to Italy in an otherwise slightly-thin adaptation of E M Forster’s 1908 novel.

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Now... just whom did they have in mind?

They won’t specifically be mentioning The Donald, but Squall + Frenzy will leave you in little doubt that it’s the president-elect they’ve got in mind when they bring their new production of cult pre-Absurdist comedy Ubu Roi to the stage in their first-ever tour.

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West Side Story, performed at The Towers Convent School. Picture: Warwick Baker (

PICTURES: West Side Story at The Towers

Girls at The Towers Convent School in Upper Beeding vividly recreated the gritty environment of New York in the 1950s.


Countdown to Shoreham panto

Tom Beard is once again the writer of this year’s panto at Shoreham’s Ropetackle, this time taking his audiences into the world of Beauty and the Beast.

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Amelia Lily

WORTHING PANTO: Amelia Lily is Tiger Lily!

Amelia Lily becomes Tiger Lily this Christmas as she joins The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at Worthing Theatres.

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Jeff's Room With A View

A Room With A View  – which plays Chichester Festival Theatre from Nov 29–Dec 3 – is actually Jeff Rawle’s first theatre tour in a little matter of 32 years.

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A scene from Relatively Speaking. Photo: Nobby Clark.

REVIEW: Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn at Chichester Festival Theatre

Before Ayckbourn’s plays blended lightness with pitch black, his offering was altogether more frothy and fun.

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Amy.... and her Beast!

She's Bognor's Beauty this Christmas

It’s the instant reaction. As soon as friends learnt Amy Burrows was in Beauty and The Beast this Christmas, they’d ask her ‘So are you playing the Beast?’

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Robert Powell

REVIEW: Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn, Chichester Festival Theatre, until Saturday, November 26.

Nicely done. Very nicely done indeed. Four actors create total confusion and guide us expertly through it.

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On the road with Ebeneezer Scrooge!

Audiences are invited to celebrate the festive season in beautiful and ancient Sussex church venues with traditional carols for all to sing and festive refreshments.

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Steph Rosser on the left as Joy and Maria Hewitt on the right as Cinderella

Cinderella on stage, but definitely not the panto version!

As if it’s not tough enough being up there on stage performing, the students go into it all knowing they are being assessed every step of the way.

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Bury Players production of 'Allo 'Allo

'Allo 'Allo revived by Bury Players

The Bury Players recreate the characters from the hit TV comedy 'Allo 'Allo for their latest production.

Michael Jayston

Festive fund-raiser for Festival of Chichester 2017

A special seasonal treat of words, music and mince pies is heading Chichester’s way when the Festive Jazz Café takes off in the atmospheric setting of historic St John’s Chapel on Thursday, December 8.

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The orphans

Annie and the orphans take to the stage in West Sussex!

Andrea White, principal of Razzamataz Theatre Schools Bognor Regis, directs Stage Door Theatre Company for the first time as they take to the stage with the celebrated musical Annie.

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Sofie Hagen

Sofie tries to remember the English niceties!

Danish-born UK-based stand-up Sofie Hagen embarks on Shimmer Shatter, her first-ever nationwide tour (Brighton Komedia, Nov 24).

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Ewan Stewart (Bob Price), Imogen Stubbs (Fran Price) and Richard Mylan (Ben Price). Photo: Manuel Harlan

Review: Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell at Chichester Minerva Theatre

Middle class families.

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