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Ayckbourn play for Arundel Players

Arundel Players will start the year with a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking, a play seen in a professional touring production at Chichester Festival Theatre late last year.

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Eastergate Players

Birthday celebrations for Eastergate Players

Eastergate Players celebrate a special landmark with this year’s pantomime: their 40th birthday.

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Iolanthe ladies back stage

Chichester: G&S as it should be done!

Martin Handley believes there’s been an awful tendency to allow Gilbert & Sullivan to ossify.

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Sister Act is on at the Brighton Centre

REVIEW: Sister Act at the Brighton Centre

For anyone of my age, Sister Act – the hit movie starring Whoopie Goldberg, was a key movie of our childhood.

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Daisy Lewis in Silence by Moira Buffini

Downton Abbey star Daisy Lewis in Brighton

Downton Abbey star Daisy Lewis is a woman on a mission, travelling up and down the country to urge people to audition for the world’s longest-running youth arts organisation, the National Youth Theatre.

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Lavant Players

Lavant prepares to shiver its timbers!

Treasure Island is reimagined as Shiver Me Timbers by the Lavant Players for their latest production.

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A city story to be staged at this year's Festival of Chichester

Chichester Community Theatre are recruiting for their contribution to the 2017 Festival of Chichester.

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The Dresser

Ken Stott stars as Harwood's Dresser comes to Chichester

Ken Stott finds echoes of Arthur Miller in the writing of Ronald Harwood whose play The Dresser he is reviving (Chichester Festival Theatre, Jan 25-Feb 4).

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Moscow City Ballet

REVIEW: Moscow City Ballet at Chichester Festival Theatre

There may be 6,500 languages in the world today but music and dance continues to speak with one tongue.

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Speak and Spell

Massive fan brings Depeche Mode music to Worthing

By day, she’s a biomedical scientist in Brighton. But Sarah Woodgate’s big passion is Depeche Mode – a passion she will be sharing with everyone else when she brings a Depeche Mode tribute band to her home town of Worthing.

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Holiday on Ice 2017: Believe

REVIEW: Holiday on Ice Believe at the Brighton Centre

I’ve seen Holiday on Ice quite a few times in the many years it has been coming to the Brighton Centre.

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Alexandra Burke offers her Sister Act!

After huge success in the Whitney Houston role in The Bodyguard, X Factor winner Alexandra Burke switches into comedy mode for her latest big musical adventure.

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Amy Burrows and Titus Rowe

From prince to beast and back again!

There’s something very special about the story of Beauty and the Beast, says Titus Rowe who will be Bognor Regis’ beast this Christmas.

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Ross Noble

REVIEW: Ross Noble at Brighton Dome

Ross Noble provided a night of good but not flawless entertainment at the Brighton Dome.

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Mark Best in the lead role of Francis in Wick Theatre Company's One Man, Two Guvnors

REVIEW: One Man, Two Guvnors, Barn Theatre, Southwick

The words ‘one of the best things I have seen for some time’ rang out from all corners as the audience left The Barn Theatre in Southwick last night.

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Sunny Afternoon. Photo: Kevin Cummins

REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until December 31)

It might not be that seasonal, but it’s definitely turned Kinky at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, until the end of 2016.

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The panto cast

REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk, Kings Theatre, Southsea, until January 1.

Just as it usually is, the Kings panto is the one to beat this year – a fantastic explosion of festive spirit and comedy mayhem.

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The cast

Enjoying the fun of Bognor Regis panto

Kate Richards stepped into panto in Bognor Regis at very short notice a couple of years ago when the Wicked Queen went off ill in Snow White.

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PETER PAN CFYT Megan O'Hanlon in rehearsal as Tinker Bell. Photo by Richard Gibbons

Chichester: happy family tradition for Megan

Megan O’Hanlon keeps up something of a family tradition as she treads this boards this Christmas for Chichester Festival Theatre in their production of Peter Pan on the main-house stage (December 17-31).

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Worthing panto

REVIEW: Peter Pan comes to Worthing

This year’s pantomime in Worthing is about the boy who never grew up – but do not fear, the show is packed full of fun and frolics for the young and also for those of us who have supposedly grown up!

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