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Why are we so keen to be offended?

People just love to take offence, says award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza.

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Fantastic year in Billy Elliot The Musical

Annette McLaughlin marks a year in the show as Billy Elliot The Musical reaches Southampton’s Mayflower (February 7-March 4).

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Chichester Festival Theatre's Executive Director Rachel Tackley and Artistic Director Daniel Evans. Photo by Tobias Key

Starry line-up unveiled for Chichester Festival Theatre summer season

Ian McKellen, Omid Djalili, One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden are the big names in the Chichester Festival Theatre 2017 summer season announced today.
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Debut for Walberton Players youth group

Debut for Walberton Players youth group

Walberton Players Junior Showcase offers When Children Rule the World for February half-term, with performances from February 23-25, directed by Claire Dorey.

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Kieran Hodgson

Kieran puts his musical ambitions on the stage

In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. 14 years later, he is taking to the stage with a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities.

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Rachel Parris

Sometimes you just have to reach out...

Things just don’t work out as you expect, as Rachel Parris shows in her award-winning comedy show Best Laid Plans which she brings to the Komedia in Brighton on February 28.

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Danny Baker

Danny Baker in Worthing

Broadcaster Danny Baker is going on tour for the first time ever in his career with Cradle To The Stage, a tour which takes him to Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre on February 23.

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How to Die of a Broken Heart (Femi Martin) - Photo by Benji Reid

Femi and her broken heart...

One-woman show How to Die of a Broken Heart is the first full-length piece from emerging writer and performer Femi Martin in which she tells the humorous but dark story of how heartbreak changed her body and her life forever (Brighton Dome Founders Room, Saturday, February 25, 3pm and 6pm).

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New Peter James play takes to the Brighton stage

Coronation Street and Hollyoaks actor Stephen Billington takes his first dip into the world of Peter James for the premiere of the stage adaptation of the Brighton-based author’s Not Dead Enough.

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new drama in Worthing

New drama group for Worthing

It’s a comedy, but there is a lot more to it than that, says David Morgan who directs the first production from the new Worthing Drama Company.

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BILLY ELLIOT. Emile Gooding (Billy Elliot) and Ballet Girls by Alastair Muir

REVIEW: Billy Elliot The Musical, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until March 4

Meeting all expectations and surpassing them, Billy Elliot The Musical offers a simply brilliant night at the theatre – a tale gloriously told of hope soaring above the most ghastly deprivations and hardships.

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Ashlie Bedwell

Chichester theatre students expand into Worthing

University of Chichester theatre students move to Worthing for the first of what they hope will be a monthly theatre night at St Paul’s arts centre.

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Stuart Goldsmith - Compared to What

Compared to what?

Comedian Stuart Goldsmith is pleased with the title of his latest show, Compared to What, which he brings to Brighton Komedia on Sunday, February 19.

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Josh Howie

Petty? Me? Well, yes, admits Josh

Comedian Josh Howie shares his failings with his audiences on his Messed Up Tour, coming to the Hawth Studio, Crawley on February 17 at 8pm and the Komedia, Brighton on February 22 at 8pm.

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Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo’s love of Chichester

After a summer stint in Chichester and then last summer in London, the stage version of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild returns to West Sussex, a place rich in happy memories for Michael.

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All the deaths in Shakespeare

There are 74 on-stage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare (75 if you count the black ill-favoured fly killed in Titus Andronicus).

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the Rev Pauline Crispin

From minister to evil Queen!

Swapping her dog collar for a tiara to star in her Chichester church panto is the Rev Pauline Crispin.

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Chichester Festival for Music, Dance & Speech begins this week

The 62nd Chichester Festival for Music, Dance & Speech gets underway this weekend.

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Worthing musical theatre stalwart is mourned

Worthing Musical Theatre Company has lost one of its most loyal and conscientious members, Tony Hill who has passed away suddenly.

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Russell Brand

Comedian Russell Brand announces Worthing date

Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland, which comes to Worthing’s Assembly Hall on June 27.

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