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When Children Rule the World in Walberton!

Walberton Players Youth Theatre’s production, which ran from 23rd to 25th February 2017, was a feast of song and dance taken from the most popular West End shows, which gave the young cast every opportunity to shine. The children were word perfect, note perfect and their enthusiasm was infectious.

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ANDREW WRIGHT Stags and Hens

A play in a week in Bognor Regis

Second-year students take to the stage of Bognor’s Alexandra Theatre at the end of a week of intensive rehearsals.

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Danny Baker

REVIEW: Danny Baker, Cradle To Stage, Worthing Pavilion Theatre

What sort of show, exactly, is Cradle To Stage? It’s not stand-up, it’s not ‘an evening with’ nor ‘an audience with’. And yet it’s a bit of all three.

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Jane Denyer and Margaret Murrell are retiring from the Barn Theatre box office in April

‘Banknotes were stuffed down my bra’

Two box office stalwarts at the Barn Theatre in Southwick have served an astonishing 65 years between them.

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Mr Blooms Nursery Live. Picture by Paul Clapp

Help Mr Bloom get ready for royalty at Crawley’s Hawth

Popular CBeebies character Mr Bloom brings his first national tour to The Hawth, Crawley, on Tuesday, February 28 (1pm and 4pm).

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Ava Potter as Lilly and Oona (Running Wild). Photo Johan Persson

REVIEW: Running Wild at Chichester Festival Theatre

Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild is no rehash of Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

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Shazia

Why are we so keen to be offended?

People just love to take offence, says award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza.

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Chichester Festival Theatre's Executive Director Rachel Tackley and Artistic Director Daniel Evans. Photo by Tobias Key.

Starry line-up unveiled for Chichester Festival Theatre summer season

Ian McKellen, Omid Djalili, One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden are the big names in the Chichester Festival Theatre 2017 summer season announced today.
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Debut for Walberton Players youth group

Debut for Walberton Players youth group

Walberton Players Junior Showcase offers When Children Rule the World for February half-term, with performances from February 23-25, directed by Claire Dorey.

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Kieran Hodgson

Kieran puts his musical ambitions on the stage

In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. 14 years later, he is taking to the stage with a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities.

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Rachel Parris

Sometimes you just have to reach out...

Things just don’t work out as you expect, as Rachel Parris shows in her award-winning comedy show Best Laid Plans which she brings to the Komedia in Brighton on February 28.

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Danny Baker

Danny Baker in Worthing

Broadcaster Danny Baker is going on tour for the first time ever in his career with Cradle To The Stage, a tour which takes him to Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre on February 23.

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How to Die of a Broken Heart (Femi Martin) - Photo by Benji Reid

Femi and her broken heart...

One-woman show How to Die of a Broken Heart is the first full-length piece from emerging writer and performer Femi Martin in which she tells the humorous but dark story of how heartbreak changed her body and her life forever (Brighton Dome Founders Room, Saturday, February 25, 3pm and 6pm).

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Peter

New Peter James play takes to the Brighton stage

Coronation Street and Hollyoaks actor Stephen Billington takes his first dip into the world of Peter James for the premiere of the stage adaptation of the Brighton-based author’s Not Dead Enough.

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new drama in Worthing

New drama group for Worthing

It’s a comedy, but there is a lot more to it than that, says David Morgan who directs the first production from the new Worthing Drama Company.

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West End Calling

West End calling for two Worthing sisters

Two sisters from Worthing are through to the semi-finals of a West End singing competition.

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VIDEO: Leading men from Lord Of The Dance talk about the show

Ahead of the tour’s opening night in Brighton, Matt Smith and Fergal Keaney took a break from rehearsals to discuss the Lord Of The Dance.

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Ashlie Bedwell

Chichester theatre students expand into Worthing

University of Chichester theatre students move to Worthing for the first of what they hope will be a monthly theatre night at St Paul’s arts centre.

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Stuart Goldsmith - Compared to What

Compared to what?

Comedian Stuart Goldsmith is pleased with the title of his latest show, Compared to What, which he brings to Brighton Komedia on Sunday, February 19.

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Josh Howie

Petty? Me? Well, yes, admits Josh

Comedian Josh Howie shares his failings with his audiences on his Messed Up Tour, coming to the Hawth Studio, Crawley on February 17 at 8pm and the Komedia, Brighton on February 22 at 8pm.

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