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A copper once more...

Chris Ellison, who enjoyed a longstanding role as ITV’s DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and the spin-off series Burnside, is a copper again, this time on stage.

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Whitney  Queen of the Night

REVIEW: Whitney – Queen of the Night at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a lively crowd in a theatre than I the one I saw in Brighton last Saturday night.

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REVIEW: Frozen sing-along-a at Brighton Theatre Royal

There are some things we just have to do for our children, even if that something is watching a film you have seen hundreds of times while being covered in fake snow and having to shout ‘run Sven run’ over and over again at a screen.

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Belinda Lang as Stephanie Abrahams in Duet for One. Photo: Robert Day

Review: Duet for One by Tom Kempinski, Chichester Festival Theatre

It would be easy to think this was a portrayal of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pre who had multiple sclerosis.

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The Kite Runner

REVIEW: The Kite Runner (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until November 18)

Friendship, family, betrayal and redemption are at the heart of the powerful and unforgettable drama The Kite Runner, adapted from the best-selling novel and now on a national tour.

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Robert Daws

Robert Daws enters the world of Ayckbourn

Aside from a production of Confusions many years ago at The Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton, Robert Daws is taking his first steps into the world of Sir Alan Ayckbourn.

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Chesney

Chesney Hawkes looks forward to panto in Worthing

The one and only Chesney Hawkes is back in the old country this Christmas for panto in Worthing.

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As You Like It at Theatre By The Lake. Jessica Hayles (Rosalind) and cast. Photo credit Keith Pattison.

Shared Experience on the road with As You Like It

The cast of As You Like It enjoyed a blissful summer with their very own Forest of Arden.

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Bev Berridge

Honouring the man who gave panto back to Bognor

This year’s Bognor Regis panto will be the first since the death this summer of John Spillers, the man who brought back panto to Bognor.

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Belinda Lang as Stephanie Abrahams in DUET FOR ONE. Credit Robert Day

REVIEW: Duet for One, Chichester Festival Theatre, until Saturday, November 18.

Tom Kempinski’s play makes a psychiatrist’s lounge accessible like never before, with an emotive performance that is injected with humour.

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Graham Woodward, Allan Brown & Alan Copsey Funtington Players - Star Quality in rehearsal photo by Rosey Purchase

Star Quality from the Funtington Players!

Tony Clark directs his third production for the Funtington Players, for the first time a show which he has previously seen on stage.

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Quiz: Stephanie-Street as Diana Ingram; Gavin Spokes as Charles Ingram. Pic by Johan Persson

REVIEW: Quiz, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until December 9.

There’s only one certainty here, and that’s Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2017 summer season is signing off with an impressive final flourish, a sparky, snappy production delivered with panache and imagination.

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Carl

Comedy Beats are back!

Comedy Beats are back at Crawley Labour Club on Saturday, November 18.

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Gareth Williams

Festive fundraiser for Festival of Chichester

A special seasonal treat of words and music 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 7 at 7.30pm.

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Belinda Lang as Stephanie Abrahams in DUET FOR ONE. Credit Robert Day

Belinda Lang in Duet for One at Chichester Festival Theatre

Belinda Lang is relishing the challenge, stepping into the shoes vacated by Jemma Redgrave in the touring production of Tom Kempinski’s Duet For One (Chichester Festival Theatre, November 13-18).

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Review: Million Dollar Quartet at Chichester Festival Theatre

Don’t buy tickets if you are looking for a production rich in plot and subtle characterization.

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The company

Berlin at the double in Bognor Regis

Bognor Regis audiences are in for a rare treat with not one, but two Irving Berlin classics this autumn as the University of Chichester’s musical-theatre students take to the Alexandra Theatre stage in November with Annie Get Your Gun and White Christmas.

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The company in Flash Bang Wallop from Half a Sixpence

REVIEW: That’s Entertainment Too, Barn Theatre, Southwick

Following the success of That’s Entertainment a year ago, Southwick Opera is presenting another all-singing, all-dancing tribute to film and stage musicals in That’s Entertainment Too.

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Ed Byrne

Comedian Ed Byrne plays Worthing

Comedian Ed Byrne brings his latest nationwide tour to Worthing.

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The company

REVIEW: Million Dollar Quartet, Chichester Festival Theatre, until Saturday, November 11.

The Million Dollar Quartet truly lived up to its legendary rock and roll billing on its first showing at Chichester Festival Theatre.
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