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A copper once more...

Chris Ellison, who enjoyed a longstanding role as ITV’s DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and the spin-off series Burnside, is a copper again, this time on stage.

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CRAZY FOR YOU. Tom Chambers 'Bobby' and Company. Richard Davenport.

Where's the star? He's in the ice bath!

While you sip your red wine in the interval, spare a thought for the star of the show.

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The Kite Runner

REVIEW: The Kite Runner (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until November 18)

Friendship, family, betrayal and redemption are at the heart of the powerful and unforgettable drama The Kite Runner, adapted from the best-selling novel and now on a national tour.

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Robert Daws

Robert Daws enters the world of Ayckbourn

Aside from a production of Confusions many years ago at The Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton, Robert Daws is taking his first steps into the world of Sir Alan Ayckbourn.

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Chesney Hawkes looks forward to panto in Worthing

The one and only Chesney Hawkes is back in the old country this Christmas for panto in Worthing.

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Legally Blonde

REVIEW: Legally Blonde The Musical, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until November 18.

It’s bold, it’s bright and it’s very, very pink – a fabulous explosion of colour offering yet another great night at the Mayflower.

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As You Like It at Theatre By The Lake. Jessica Hayles (Rosalind) and cast. Photo credit Keith Pattison.

Shared Experience on the road with As You Like It

The cast of As You Like It enjoyed a blissful summer with their very own Forest of Arden.

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Bev Berridge

Honouring the man who gave panto back to Bognor

This year’s Bognor Regis panto will be the first since the death this summer of John Spillers, the man who brought back panto to Bognor.

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Belinda Lang as Stephanie Abrahams in DUET FOR ONE. Credit Robert Day

REVIEW: Duet for One, Chichester Festival Theatre, until Saturday, November 18.

Tom Kempinski’s play makes a psychiatrist’s lounge accessible like never before, with an emotive performance that is injected with humour.

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Graham Woodward, Allan Brown & Alan Copsey Funtington Players - Star Quality in rehearsal photo by Rosey Purchase

Star Quality from the Funtington Players!

Tony Clark directs his third production for the Funtington Players, for the first time a show which he has previously seen on stage.

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Quiz: Stephanie-Street as Diana Ingram; Gavin Spokes as Charles Ingram. Pic by Johan Persson

REVIEW: Quiz, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until December 9.

There’s only one certainty here, and that’s Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2017 summer season is signing off with an impressive final flourish, a sparky, snappy production delivered with panache and imagination.

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Comedy Beats are back!

Comedy Beats are back at Crawley Labour Club on Saturday, November 18.

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Gareth Williams

Festive fundraiser for Festival of Chichester

A special seasonal treat of words and music is heading Chichester’s way when the Festive Jazz Café takes off in the atmospheric setting of historic St John’s Chapel on Thursday, December 7 at 7.30pm.

Belinda Lang as Stephanie Abrahams in DUET FOR ONE. Credit Robert Day

Belinda Lang in Duet for One at Chichester Festival Theatre

Belinda Lang is relishing the challenge, stepping into the shoes vacated by Jemma Redgrave in the touring production of Tom Kempinski’s Duet For One (Chichester Festival Theatre, November 13-18).

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Into the Woods... in Bognor!

BROS Musical Productions will take you Into The Woods for their latest production, the James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim classic recently seen on the big screen.

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The company

Berlin at the double in Bognor Regis

Bognor Regis audiences are in for a rare treat with not one, but two Irving Berlin classics this autumn as the University of Chichester’s musical-theatre students take to the Alexandra Theatre stage in November with Annie Get Your Gun and White Christmas.

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Ed Byrne

Comedian Ed Byrne plays Worthing

Comedian Ed Byrne brings his latest nationwide tour to Worthing.

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The company

REVIEW: Million Dollar Quartet, Chichester Festival Theatre, until Saturday, November 11.

The Million Dollar Quartet truly lived up to its legendary rock and roll billing on its first showing at Chichester Festival Theatre.
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Oliver Cotton as Dr Feldmann in DUET FOR ONE. Credit Robert Day

Duet for One plays Chichester Festival Theatre

A brilliant concert violinist who seemingly has it all is forced to re-evaluate her life when struck down by an unforeseen tragedy, multiple sclerosis.

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On tour

REVIEW: Bouncers, Black Box Theatre Company on tour.

Hampshire-based Black Box Theatre Company very nearly made it across the border into West Sussex with their tour of the John Godber classic Bouncers.

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