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PICTURES: ‘Vertical dance’ on car park pulls thousand-strong crowds

More than a thousand spectators converged on the seafront to see a car park transformed into a vertical dancefloor.

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Windows 17 & Windows 17 Plus One: Stuart & Dawn Smithers. Photo by Rosey Purchase

Arundel Festival: companion plays from Stuart

Stuart Smithers maintains his theatrical tradition of coming up with short plays for the Arundel Festival – this time two.

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Jessica Oyo in rehearsal for CFYT's GRIMM TALES Photo by Richard Gibbons

Grimm springboard to stage career

Jessica Oyo is hoping a career in acting lies ahead of her.

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Joanna David

Joanna David's first time back in Chichester since 1971

Maybe there’s been the odd recital at Chichester down the years.

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Legally Blonde

Review: Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society’s LEGALLY BLONDE – The Musical

For 65 years, Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society has entertained the people of Littlehampton and district with first-class shows, and this year’s special ‘Sapphire’ year was no exception as the Society decided to tackle ‘Legally Blonde – The Musical’, a multi award- winning show first staged in London’s West End in 2009 and only recently released for amateur societies to perform.

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Sarah in Tumble Tuck 			                     Photo by Scott Rylander

Sarah takes her show to Edinburgh

Pulborough’s Sarah Milton, a former student at Steyning Grammar School, heads to Edinburgh with her one-woman show, Tumble Tuck which she also performs.

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Joe

Joe Pasquale is the Devil in Disguise!

It’s 30 years ago this year that comedian Joe Pasquale launched into showbiz – or more specifically 30 years ago that he appeared on New Faces.

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Chichester Festival Youth Theatre in rehearsal for GRIMM TALES Photo by Richard Gibbons

Grimm Tales from Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Dale Rooks admits there were a couple of stories chosen by her young actors which she really wouldn’t have chosen herself.

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Daniel Ryan and Leonardo Dickens. Photo by Johan Persson

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.

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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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