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Another Summer of Circus for Worthing

Following the success of last year’s Summer of Circus festival, during which Worthing staked a claim to be the home of circus on the south coast, Worthing Theatres have announced their line-up for 2017.

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Lancing Repertory Players in action next week

Amateur Rite by Tim Luscombe is the latest play from Lancing Repertory Players, with performances from Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29 at 7.30pm at Lancing Parish Hall.
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students Matthew Headon and Sarah Davis who play the lead roles of Leo and Lucille Frank

Visceral, emotion-packed show from University of Chichester students

Following a successful 2016 season, the University of Chichester’s musical theatre joint honours company presents the Tony-award winning Parade - The Musical, produced and directed by Andrew Wright, with musical direction from Kelvin Towse and choreography by Chris Cuming.

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Dame Vera and Lorrie

Dame Vera celebration

Lorrie Brown takes to the road in Sincerely Yours – The Vera Lynn Story to commemorate Dame Vera’s 100th birthday this year.

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Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli

West End debut for Chichester’s Jayme-Lee

Chichester’s Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli has made her West End debut in Motown the Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

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Ockhams Razor return with their new show Tipping Point

Another Summer of Circus!

Following the success of last year’s Summer of Circus festival, during which Worthing staked a claim to be the home of circus on the south coast, Worthing Theatres have announced their line-up for 2017.

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Blithe Spirit

Review - Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, The Midhurst Players

This is a delightful play which was performed by the Midhurst Players with zest, pace and a sensitive appreciation of the period and style needed to bring the humour of the piece fully to life.

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The Music Man

Littlehampton Players Operatic Society – The Music Man, Windmill Theatre Littlehampton

Meredith Wilson’s musical, The Music Man, first hit Broadway in 1957 reaching the silver screen (1962), the small screen (2003) and finally, after 60 years, the wonderful Windmill Theatre - courtesy of Littlehampton Players Operatic Society.

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In Brighton

REVIEW: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, April 8th)

The old fairytale story of a young dancer being plucked from the chorus line to become the star of the show is winning rave reviews in the West End in the form of the spectacular 42nd Street, a feelgood musical set during the American Depression.

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The Dolly musical heads to Bognor Regis

Rainbow Productions take to their home-town stage with Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical at Bognor’s Alexandra Theatre from April 20-22 at 7.30pm (plus 2.30pm Saturday matinee).

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The Wedding Singer - John Robyns as Robbie and Cassie Compton as Julia (c) Darren Bell -

REVIEW: The Wedding Singer, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until Saturday, April 8.

“Proper feel-good” the woman in front of me muttered as we shuffled out at the end.

Joanne Clifton starring as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Picture: Darren Bell

REVIEW: Thoroughly Modern Millie at Theatre Royal Brighton

It was fast-paced, fun and downright fantastic.

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Bryony-Rose Brookman, back row, second left, at the Tristan Bates Theatre for the semi-finals of West End Calling

Worthing student through to West End final

Musical theatre student Bryony-Rose Brookman is through to the grand final of a West End competition.

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Sophie Till, Chris Ackroyd-Parr, Peter Symonds, Claire Sadler, Jez Ellis and Jan Sadler

Ayckbourn farce for the Petworth Players

George Stringer makes his directorial debut with a production of Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn for the Petworth Players from April 6-8 at 7.30pm at the Herbert Shiner Centre.

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The Wedding Singer UK Tour - Ray Quinn as Glen and Roxanne Pallett as Holly - credit Darren Bell

Party time with The Wedding Singer in Southampton

Step back in time and get ready for the biggest party in town as a sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer plays Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre from April 4-8.

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Wonderland show comes to Bognor Regis

Immersion Theatre Company bring their new family musical Alice In Wonderland to Bognor’s Regis Centre on Monday, April 10.

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Coming to Worthing

Just how many masks?

The greatest compliment is when someone in the audience asks him just how many masks he used during the performance.

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The Woman In Black

REVIEW: The Woman In Black, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, until Saturday, April 1.

Two actors create a whole world, throw us in and scare the pants off us in a remarkable theatrical tour de force which never loses its ability to thrill… or chill.

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The Midhurst Players

Coward classic is next challenge for the Midhurst Players

Nicci Pennicott rights a wrong as she stages Noel Coward’s supernatural comedy Blithe Spirit with the Midhurst Players.

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Dame Patricia Routledge

Chichester's Patricia Routledge in London today to become a dame

As the city-based star is invested a dame today, she reflects on her long career...

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