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Theatre & Comedy

Review: Duet for One by Tom Kempinski, Chichester Festival Theatre

It would be easy to think this was a portrayal of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pre who had multiple sclerosis.

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Madama Butterfly at White Rock Theatre

Puccini’s soaring romantic opera

The award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns to Hastings White Rock Theatre in the spring with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, one of the world’s most popular operas.

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Jenny Miller of Barefoot Opera

REVIEW: Radiant performances from Barefoot Opera

Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea seems uncomfortably relevant with its abuse of power and sex, moral corruption, disdain for the law and sudden death. In the key scene between Seneca and Nero, the Emperor makes it quite clear that the law is only for little people. Those who have power can do what they like – and they do.

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Jodie Steele

Sleeping Beauty’s cast

The White Rock has announced the professional actors who complete the cast for Sussex’s dream pantomime adventure, Sleeping Beauty, which opens on Friday December 15 and runs through the Christmas holidays until Sunday December 31.

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Believe Me - Eddie Izzard

Eddie talks love, death and jazz chickens in new tour

Tickets go on sale from 10am this Friday morning for An Intimate Evening With Eddie Izzard at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

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Million Dollar Quartet Martin Kemp and company SUS-170311-095021001

Review: Million Dollar Quartet at Chichester Festival Theatre

Don’t buy tickets if you are looking for a production rich in plot and subtle characterization.

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Thrill Of Love

The tragic story of Ruth Ellis

A compelling drama based on the real life story of Ruth Ellis – the last woman in Britain to be hanged – opens at The Stables Theatre next Friday, November 17.

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Total 80's at White Rock Theatre SUS-170611-101543001

Roll those sleeves up and get down to 1980s classics

Remember dancing to Frankie Goes To Hollywood, listening to Spandau Ballet on your new Walkman, being impressed by Madonna dancing in a gondola while singing Like A Virgin?

Theatre and Comedy

Video Preview: The Thrill of Love at The Stables Theatre

It is tempting to conclude that when  Ruth Ellis shot and killed her lover, David Blakely, he got no more than he deserved ... nevertheless, Ellis was tried, convicted of murder and executed.

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Rich Hall

The funniest curmudgeon in the West - it’s Rich Hall in Hoedown

Rich Hall is regarded as one of the funniest comedians to come out of the US in recent times - but, mostly based here during the past three decades, he is pretty much an honorary Brit.

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Three Half Pints SUS-170611-123648001

Hilarious chaos and family fun

In association with Applause Rural Touring, Catsfield Village Hall will host a performance of The Three Musketeers from Three Half Pints.

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Hastings Philharmonic SUS-171030-121605001

“Moments of real splendour” from Hastings choir

The first choral concert of the season from Hastings Philharmonic brought together an eclectic programme which proved to be both well balanced and finely honed.

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Sophie-Louise Dann

Battle Light Opera welcomes West End singer to its production team

Fresh from the delights of presenting The Music Man this week, Battle Light Opera Group is “delighted” to have secured the services of a multi Olivier award nominee and West End star Sophie-Louise Dann as artistic consultant for their production of Made in Dagenham to be performed in May next year.

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Goosed by RVT SUS-171031-143049001

Carry on up the innuendo with RVT

It’s that time of year when the Royal Vauxhall Tavern chooses a traditional panto and then takes serious liberties with it for the benefit of adult audiences - this time their offering is Goosed which promises glitz, glam, gags and - you guessed it - lots of goosing.

Theatre and Comedy

Celebrating the music and life of forces’ sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn

A brand new show about the life of national treasure Dame Vera Lynn will visit Hastings on November 6.

Theatre and Comedy
Hitleria Pizzaria

Be absorbed by this sharply hilarious comedy drama

Next week sees the rather amazing political and social drama Hitleria Pizzeria being performed in St Leonards - “an absurdist play for an absurd time.”

Theatre and Comedy
Hastings Storytelling Festival

Hastings Storytelling Festival

Now in its seventh year, Hastings Storytelling Festival presents award-winning Indian movie, Deool, at the Electric Palace Cinema on Monday November 6 as part of its Reimagine India theme for 2017.

Music
Fairlight Players in Yes, Prime Minister

Next up from The Fairlight Players is hilarious satire

The Fairlight Players autumn production is Yes, Prime Minister, which is a comedy written by Antony Jay and Johnathan Lynn.

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A diverse mix to please all tastes

The second Hastings Philharmonic concert of the season is due to take place at St Mary in the Castle on Saturday November 4 at 7pm.

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