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Ayckbourn play for Arundel Players

Arundel Players will start the year with a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking, a play seen in a professional touring production at Chichester Festival Theatre late last year.

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Josh Howie

Comedians set to brighten up winter nights at the Hawth

A double dose of comedy is in store at the Hawth Studio, Crawley, during next month.

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Awful Auntie. Illustrations � Tony Ross, 2014. Lettering of authors name � Quentin Blake, 2010

Horsham to host world premiere of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie

The Birmingham Stage Company has announced that the world première of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, will open at The Capitol in Horsham on Thursday September 21 and run until Sunday September 24 prior to an 18-month UK tour.

Eastergate Players

Birthday celebrations for Eastergate Players

Eastergate Players celebrate a special landmark with this year’s pantomime: their 40th birthday.

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Iolanthe ladies back stage

Chichester: G&S as it should be done!

Martin Handley believes there’s been an awful tendency to allow Gilbert & Sullivan to ossify.

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The Bear comes to Crawley's Hawth from January 18-19. Picture by Paul Blakemore


Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex.

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Fairytale family fun in Hailsham with Rapunzel

Hailsham Theatres Present Rapunzel at Hailsham Pavilion from January 25-29.

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Russell Howard

See Russell Howard’s work-in-progress at Christ’s Hospital

Russell Howard presents a work-in-progress at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, on Friday, January 27 (7.30pm).

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Barry Castagnola

Three top circuit stand-ups at The Capitol, Horsham

Barnstormers’ Comedy is back in Horsham Capitol’s studio this weekend with a blast of mirth-fuelled bonhomie to begin the New Year.

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Puss In Boots

Burgess Hill Theatre Club back at Martlets Hall for pantomime

The cast of Burgess Hill Theatre Club’s annual pantomime are putting the finishing touches on this years production, Puss in Boots, ahead of the opening night on Friday, January 13.

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The Girl and the Giraffe is at The Hawth on March 18

Crawley’s Hawth offers fun for everyone in its spring line-up

The Hawth’s spring season has been announced and, as always, it’s packed with fantastic musicals, dance, comedy, music, family shows, film and more.

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Barry Cryer. Picture by Paul Carter

Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre starts 2017 with top quality shows

Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre launches into the New Year in style.

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Paul Daniels. Picture by Tim Hodges Photography

Paul Daniels’ magic comes to The Hawth in Don’t Dribble on the Dragon

Audiences at Crawley’s Hawth will have the chance to enjoy the final magic ever conceived by the much loved and much missed Paul Daniels on February 5.

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Daisy Lewis in Silence by Moira Buffini

Downton Abbey star Daisy Lewis in Brighton

Downton Abbey star Daisy Lewis is a woman on a mission, travelling up and down the country to urge people to audition for the world’s longest-running youth arts organisation, the National Youth Theatre.

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Lavant Players

Lavant prepares to shiver its timbers!

Treasure Island is reimagined as Shiver Me Timbers by the Lavant Players for their latest production.

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A city story to be staged at this year's Festival of Chichester

Chichester Community Theatre are recruiting for their contribution to the 2017 Festival of Chichester.

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The Dresser

Ken Stott stars as Harwood's Dresser comes to Chichester

Ken Stott finds echoes of Arthur Miller in the writing of Ronald Harwood whose play The Dresser he is reviving (Chichester Festival Theatre, Jan 25-Feb 4).

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Moscow City Ballet

REVIEW: Moscow City Ballet at Chichester Festival Theatre

There may be 6,500 languages in the world today but music and dance continues to speak with one tongue.

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Trevor Clawson performs at The Carfax Bandstand, Horsham, on Saturday, January 7


Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex.

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Speak and Spell

Massive fan brings Depeche Mode music to Worthing

By day, she’s a biomedical scientist in Brighton. But Sarah Woodgate’s big passion is Depeche Mode – a passion she will be sharing with everyone else when she brings a Depeche Mode tribute band to her home town of Worthing.

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