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Sussex poet Geoffrey Winch in Chichester

Sussex poet Geoffrey Winch will kick off the 2018 Open Mic Poetry season at Chichester’s New Park Centre on Wednesday, January 31 at 7.30pm. Organiser Barry Smith said: “We have a fantastic line-up of visiting poets for 2018 with lots of treats in store, but it’s great to kick off the season with one of our regular contributors.
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rehearsals

Opera will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Chichester

Chichester will build on its impressive record of Holocaust Day commemoration with a staging of PUSH – A Holocaust Opera in Chichester Cathedral on Saturday, January 27 at 7.30pm. The event was a sell-out within 48 hours of going on sale.

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Organisers Marilyn and Freddie Humphrey

Strong line-up for Chichester's Talks at Six series

Chichester’s popular Talks at Six series is looking forward to a busy 2018 with almost the whole year already booked up. The talks are on Thursdays from 6pm-7pm in the Studio at the New Park Centre, Chichester.

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Ria Jones

REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until January 20.

Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard must surely be one of the toughest roles in musical theatre.

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LMCS Dick Whittington 2017

LMCS bring us Dick Whittington!

Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society are heading towards a complete sell-out as they take to the stage this week with the tale of Dick Whittington.

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Video: War Horse arrives in Sussex

The internationally famous production of War Horse, currently on a UK tour, arrives in Brighton next week.

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Mike Gunn

Mike Gunn opens Crawley comedy night

Comedy Beats return to The Grasshopper in Crawley promising another fantastic night of comedy on Friday, February 2.

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Panto fun

Dracula and Frankenstein meet up in panto!

Dracula, Frankenstein and the cast of St Trinian’s come together in a traditional panto with an hilarious twist.

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Jamie Potts

A Pleasantly Unpleasant Evening of Murder in Arundel

Arundel Players kick off 2018 with a double bill of two short plays, The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter and Five Kinds of Silence by Shelagh Stephenson, both directed by Jamie Potts.

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The Jungle Book. Pic by Manuel Harlan

Jungle Book revisited at the Festival Theatre

Writer Jessica Swale offers a new take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book in a new play heading to Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Max Webster and with music by Joe Stilgoe (January 25-February 3, www.cft.org.uk).

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Richard Whincop and Toni Holloway

A galaxy far, far away awaits the Lavant Players!

Lavant Players regular Richard Whincop will be donning the Spock ears as the company goes Star Trekkin’ for its January production.

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From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads - courtesy of Ben Hopper

Remembering David Bowie

Don’t expect the obvious tracks as From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads brings the music of David Bowie to Brighton.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Chichester Festival Theatre, until January 14.

Of course, the irony is that you have to be brilliant to be so awful.
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Jasper

War Horse gallops into Brighton

War Horse is Jasper William Cartwright’s professional debut – a debut which will take him right through to December 2018.

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Peppa Pig's Adventure - Richard Lewis and cast (c) Dan Tsantilis

Bringing Peppa Pig to the stage

Richard Lewis is once again adapter and director as Peppa Pig comes to the stage for the fifth time.

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Moscow City Ballet

Ballet kicks off 2018 in Chichester

Keeping the show on the road falls to Martin Taylor  as tour manager as Moscow City Ballet bring The Sleeping Beauty to Chichester Festival Theatre to start the New Year (January 5-7).

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Holiday on Ice

Holiday on Ice back in Brighton!

Holiday on Ice’s annual stint at the Brighton Centre (January 5-14) will be a home-coming for assistant costume designer Simon Crowhurst.

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Beauty and the Beast

REVIEW: This Christmas show at Chichester is a real beauty

Beauty and the Beast

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Book by Anna Ledwich; music and lyrics by Richard Taylor

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Hannah Skelton as Aladdin

Hannah will be your Aladdin!

By day she’s a primary school teacher in North Mundham. Between Christmas and New Year, however, she will be Aladdin lapping up a massive adventure as she seeks true love with her princess.

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Gary Sefton (Adapter, Director & Scrooge)

A Christmas Carol revived

Actor and director Gary Sefton returns to Brighton this Christmas with A Christmas Carol, the show which launched his company TRUESTORY two years ago.

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