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Brighton Dome ready for a colourful autumn

A performance from songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson; Glen Neath and David Rosen-berg’s Séance, an intense sonic performance in a shipping container; and comedian Katherine Ryan’s new show Glitter Room are among the delights in store at Brighton Dome this autumn.

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Will Keen and Ophelia Lovibond.     Pic by Catherine Ashmore

The Stepmother, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until September 9.

Will Keen gives the performance of the season so far as a villain so villainous he’s utterly fascinating.

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Formerly Of Bucks Fizz are at Eastbourne's Winter Garden on Saturday. Picture by Timothy Cooke

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, August 18-24

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

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Grimm Tales. Picture by Paul Inskip

Ten things to see in Sussex, August 17-24

Looking for ideas about what do over the next seven days? Here are ten of the best events.

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Omid Djalili and Tracy-Ann Oberman in rehearsal. Picture by Johan Persson

Tracy-Ann Oberman takes on a meaningful, musical role in Chichester

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical rich in personal resonance for Tracy-Ann Oberman who plays Golde opposite Omid Djalili’s Tevye in Chichester Festival Theatre’s big summer revival.

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The Chess cast. Picture by Rosey Purchase

Complex characters and great tunes at the Arundel Festival in Chess – The Musical

Felpham-based Caroline Bennett is relishing the chance to return to Chess – The Musical, this time with the Arundel Players for the Arundel Festival.

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The audience with the cast of The Wind in the Willows

REVIEW: The Wind in the Willows comes to life

The Wind in the Willows is being brought to life at Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, from August 31 to September 3 with an outdoor production of the story. The same show is currently at Kew Gardens and eight-year-old Noah Dunford had a sneak preview. Here’s his review...

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Oliver Tompsett with the Ariel students

Ariel students enjoy acting workshop with West End star Oliver Tompsett

Ariel was delighted to welcome West End actor Oliver Tompsett to Burgess Hill when he ran a special day-long workshop called Acting Through Song.

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The Mamma Mia! cast. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg

REVIEW: Mamma Mia!, Brighton Centre

If you haven't seen Mamma Mia! - and I am sure there are not many of you left - you are missing out, it really is the ultimate feel-good party.

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Windows 17 & Windows 17 Plus One: Stuart & Dawn Smithers. Photo by Rosey Purchase

Arundel Festival: companion plays from Stuart

Stuart Smithers maintains his theatrical tradition of coming up with short plays for the Arundel Festival – this time two.

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Jonny Awsum

Great comedy promised in Crawley

Comedy Beats return to The Grasshopper in Crawley on Friday, September 1 for its regular monthly show, with “another great line-up featuring four of the finest acts from the comedy circuit.”

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Jessica Oyo in rehearsal for CFYT's GRIMM TALES Photo by Richard Gibbons

Grimm springboard to stage career

Jessica Oyo is hoping a career in acting lies ahead of her.

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Joanna David

Joanna David's first time back in Chichester since 1971

Maybe there’s been the odd recital at Chichester down the years.

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Katie Eccles as Baby and Johnny Castle 6. Picture by Alistair Muir

Review: Dirty Dancing, The Hawth

There are a lot of films which scream out for a stage version and there are some that are not.

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Legally Blonde

Review: Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society’s LEGALLY BLONDE – The Musical

For 65 years, Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society has entertained the people of Littlehampton and district with first-class shows, and this year’s special ‘Sapphire’ year was no exception as the Society decided to tackle ‘Legally Blonde – The Musical’, a multi award- winning show first staged in London’s West End in 2009 and only recently released for amateur societies to perform.

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La Cage Aux Folles

American actor Adrian is getting to know the UK in La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles isn’t just Adrian Zmed’s first time on the UK stage. It was pretty much his first time in the country.

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Katie Eccles as Baby and Lewis Griffiths as Johnny in Dirty Dancing. Picture by Alastair Muir

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, August 11-17

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

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Elio Pace will perform the hits of Elvis Presley at Horsham's Capitol on August 16

Ten things to see in Sussex, August 10-17

Looking for ideas about what do over the next seven days? Here are ten of the best events.

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Joanna David

Stepmother faces an unsettling truth at Chichester Festival Theatre

Maybe there’s been the odd recital at Chichester down the years.

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Susannah MacDonald in rehearsal for CFYTs Grimm Tales. Picture by Richard Gibbons

Worthing actress lets her hair down for Rapunzel role

Susannah MacDonald gets to let down her golden hair – as a preliminary to going off to the big city.

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