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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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Dale Rooks. Photo Johan Persson

Chichester area youngsters gather for Peter Pan

Peter Pan will offer the perfect celebration of childhood at Chichester Festival Theatre 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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Chichester Players Christmas Carol - Liz Harling and Richard Kinder

Let Richard be your Ebeneezer this Christmas!

One of the festive season’s greatest roles falls to Richard Kinder this Christmas in the December production from the Chichester Players.

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Brighton, Crawley, Steyning and Selsey among ancient churches to host A Christmas Carol

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

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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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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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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.

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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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Rufus Hound as Mr Toad in The Wind in the Willows

REVIEW: The Wind in the Willows, The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, November 10-20.

You’ve got just a couple of days left to get your tickets for the Southampton run of the new musical version of The Wind in the Willows.


Cancer taboos tackled in new musical

A Chichester academic is using his own experiences to tackle the taboos surrounding cancer in a new musical.

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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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