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Chidham date for Bouncers on tour

BlackBox theatre company is on the road with a production of John Godber’s Bouncers, with Chidham among the dates coming up.

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Three generations of the Lynch family - Nathan, Tracy and Jimmy

REVIEW: Oklahoma, Littlehampton

On Wednesday 11th October we joined many others of all ages at LIttlehampton’s Windmill Theatre for the opening night of Oklahoma – the latest production by the Littlehampton Players’ Operatic Society (LPOS).

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Sean Kelly and the Storage Hunters team hit Brighton

It’s all come full circle for the Storage Hunters team.

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Madeline Doman

The Walberton Players mark 40th year

The Walberton Players are staging Annie Get Your Gun to celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.

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Jolyon Coy

Our little secrets revealed....

It’s a play which certainly strikes a chord – occasionally uncomfortable – with the actors.

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Ian McKellen. Photo by Manuel-Harlan

REVIEW: King Lear, Chichester Festival Theatre, until  October 28.

Just as you’d hope and expect, Ian McKellen is simply magnificent as Lear, arguably Shakespeare’s greatest but also his most baffling tragic hero.
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The Norman Conquests. Pic by Manuel Harlan

REVIEW: The Norman Conquests, Chichester Festival Theatre, until October 28.

Three Chekhovs in one day a couple of years ago was an increasing slog. The three Ayckbourns which make up The Norman Conquests offer steadily-growing delight.

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Picture by Manuel Harlan

Review: King Lear at Minerva Theatre, Chichester

When a performance is as voraciously anticipated as Ian McKellen portrayal of King Lear there is an inevitable risk that reality must defeat expectation.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats - Pamela Raith Photography

Dreamboats swings into Brighton

Years of working together were the perfect qualification when writing duo Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran tackled their first musical.

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Top union honour for former Former Emmerdale star

Former Emmerdale star Jean Rogers, who grew up in Worthing, has been honoured by the Trades Union Congress for her work in gender equality.

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Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa SUS-150421-160031003

REVIEW: Why no finer life was to be found in Midhurst

Mass industrialization and the use of chemicals has transformed the face of farming in the past half century.

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The Wedding Singer - Samuel Holmes as George and Ruth Madoc as Grandma Rosie

REVIEW: The Wedding Singer, Kings Theatre, Portsmouth, until September 30

The Wedding Singer was brilliant when it played Southampton’s Mayflower back in April. It’s equally so all these months later – a tribute to the supreme talents of the cast and to the huge lift the show gives everyone, not least the performers themselves.

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Tony Baker (Curly) and Katie Newman (Katie)

Oklahoma! in Littlehampton

Three generations from one family take to the stage in Littlehampton Players Operatic Society’s production of Oklahoma!

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BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical. Photo by Birgit & Ralf Brinkhoff

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until September 30.

Beautiful indeed. Really beautiful.

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The Four Men

Belloc classic on West Sussex theatre tour

A West Sussex playwright and company of actors bring to the stage a new adaptation of The Four Men by Hilaire Belloc.

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Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter takes to the stage

The Wick Theatre Company take to the stage with a production of Emma Rice’s adaptation of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter.

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Griff Rhys Jones

Bognor and Brighton dates for Griff Rhys Jones

Following the successful tour of Jones and Smith last year – his one-man, stand-up and story show about his partner, his untimely death, their relationship and the onset of ageing - Griff Rhys Jones is going back on the road next spring to explore the subject of travel.

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Story Factory fun

Story fun at Chichester's very own Story Factory!

Story Factory Chichester returns with a brand-new workshop – and it’s beastly!

Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos is Crawley comedy headliner

Comedy Beats return to The Grasshopper in Crawley on Friday, October 6 for their regular monthly outing, promising “another fantastic line-up of four of the very finest stand-ups from the comedy circuit.”

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