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Living on the edge of society

As Daniel Ryan says, everyone will know someone rather like Peppy and Daniel, the characters Samantha Spiro and he are creating in Chichester’s Minerva Theatre in The House They Grew Up In, a new play by Deborah Bruce (July 14-August 5).

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Daniel Ryan and Samantha Spiro shine in the world premiere of The House They Grew Up In, a CFT co-operation with Headlong theatre company.

Review: The House They Grew Up In - Chichester Minerva Theatre

Of all the social prejudices that remain to be breached, mental illness is stubbornly isolated.

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The cast. Pic by Rosey Purchase

REVIEW: Flare Path

Stage Door Theatre Company at the Windmill, Littlehampton

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Sarah Slator

A church-going Macbeth!

“Something wicked this way comes” as Upper Beeding-based rural touring company This is My Theatre bring Shakespeare’s Macbeth to audiences in the south-east’s most ancient and historic churches.

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Omid Djalili, Tevye Tracy, Ann Oberman in Fiddler On The Roof SUS-170721-090516001

Fiddler on the Roof - Chichester Festival Theatre

If the choice of a female Doctor Who still has the power to shock and challenge, then we have not time-travelled as far as we hoped from Imperial Russia in 1905.

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The Ox And The Ass l-r Ryan Moss, Gillian Plowman, David Flin

Theatre dreams growing in Selsey!

Gillian Plowman has got a little feeling that The Pavilion in Selsey might just become one of those cult theatres that people travel miles to visit.

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The cast

The Vicar of Dibley comes to Bognor Regis

After success in 2015 with Fawlty Towers, BROS take to the stage with their second straight play, The Vicar of Dibley.

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REVIEW: Shirley Valentine at Theatre Royal Brighton

I wasn’t old enough to fully understand it, but I have fond memories of watching the Oscar-nominated 1989 film Shirley Valentine on video with my mum.

Whats on
The Exchange: Greg, actress Paula Tinker and director Roger

Chichester murder: whodunnit!

Playwright Greg Mosse draws on memories of Chichester for a home-city whodunnit for the Festival of Chichester.

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Samantha Spiro

Samantha Spiro's big stage challenge

Nine years ago, Samantha Spiro played Fanny Brice in Funny Girl in Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. She reckons her biggest challenge since has been the play which now brings her back to Chichester.

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Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine        Photo by Manuel Harlan

Ten Jodie Prengers for the price of one!

People often ask Jodie Prenger ‘Who’s playing the Greek?’ when they hear she’s touring in Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine.

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Bear hunt!

Searching for bears in Worthing!

After a couple of years as an understudy, Michael Jean-Marain is stepping up – and on tour with the stage version of Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Worthing’s Connaught Theatre, Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16).

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Seaside variety on its way back to Bognor Regis!

Comedienne and impressionist Hilary O’Neil can hardly believe her luck: traditional seaside variety in Bognor Regis, a place dear to her heart.

Thomas Dolby

Music pioneer Thomas Dolby talks about life under the spotlight

There’s still chance to buy tickets to listen to five-time Grammy nominee Thomas Dolby talk about his life in the music business.

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Rainbow 2017  Ross Muir as Oberon; Alexandra Parker as Titania

Worthing's Shakespeare celebration

Ross Muir is delighted to be back with Rainbow Shakespeare in Worthing – not least because it was thanks to Shakespeare that he became an actor in the first place.

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The final pose from Wings Productions' Children in Need show, Bring The Musicals Home. Picture: Miles Davies

REVIEW: Bring The Musicals Home, Barn Theatre, Southwick

Members of charity-based theatre company Wings Productions have seemingly unstoppable enthusiasm.

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Flare Path cast                 by Rosey Purchase

Rattigan classic revived

There are certainly challenges to overcome, but the great thing is that the entire cast has come to love the play.

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Kate Stoner, Andrew Wesby and David Balfe, photo by Miles Davies

Back to childhood...

Identity Theatre in association with the Brighton Open Air Theatre invite you to Dennis Potter’s telling of lost childhood innocence, set in the Forest of Dean during World War Two.

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Barbara McWhirter and Dennis Harrison

REVIEW: Entertaining Angels, New Theatre Productions, West Dean Gardens, Festival of Chichester.

Chichester Festival Theatre, in their production 11 years ago, grew the grass on stage and watered it assiduously.

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