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VIDEO: Our House - Interview with George Sampson (Britain's Got Talent)

Ian Gillam, media and marketing consultant, caught up with George Sampson to find out more about the show and what's been happening since George's Britain's Got Talent days.

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Discover how life used to be back in middle ages

Bring the family to a Happening History day at Bodiam Castle this weekend and get up close and personal with the castle’s historic past.

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Our House at the White Rock theatre

Our House - “wonderfully slick” and filled with an amazing energy

Taking an Olivier Award winning musical on tour is not an easy prospect but the fierce energy and exceptional production values of Our House mean that there is no loss of impact just because we are on the south coast.

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Our House at the White Rock Theatre

The Nutty Boys musical which gets you singing

Our House is dream family entertainment at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings this evening at 7.30pm and tomorrow at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

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When you were young you shone like the sun - icons in the making

Pink Floyd is one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands producing distinct and unforgettable music which has provided a soundtrack to many peoples’ lives.


Video Preview: Nell Gwynn at the Stables Theatre in Hastings

The play is set in 1660. The Puritans have faded away and Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy.

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Nell Gwynn rehearsals

The bawdy and endearing tale of a once royal mistress

The heartwarming story of a lowly orange-seller who won the heart of a king comes to the Stables Theatre next weekend.

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Bright Lights Theatre Company - Pirates from Atlantis

A rollicking slice of seafaring panto and fun musical comic adventure

Ahoy me hearties and shiver me timbers - a pantomime in October? No surely not! Is it too early?

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John Osborne

An ode to great radio & the solace found in the wireless

In 2002, John Osborne won a competition challenging listeners to write a slogan for the John Peel’s Radio 1 show.

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Rock Alley, Hastings, photo by Margaret Sheehy

Bringing alive the history of Rock Alley through new stories and art

A special event takes place on Sunday (September 10) which invites the community to learn about the history of Rock Alley.

Burlesque stars Miss Betsy Rose and Kitty Bang Bang

Bust 2 Burlesque at the Printworks

Another night of world class Burlesque comes to The Printworks, Hastings this Saturday (September 9) at 8pm. Internationally renowned dancers Miss Betsy Rose, voted the UK’s Best Burlesque Performer 2016 and Kitty Bang Bang return to the cool surroundings of The Printworks, 14 Claremont.

Patricia Hartshorne as Marlene Dietrich

Wartime entertainer, international diva & a woman ahead of her time

The late and legendary Marlene Dietrich, who last appeared in East Sussex at the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1973, has returned – in the form of award-winning performer and writer Patricia Hartshorne.

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Youngsters shine in La Boheme

Struggling young artists living life to the full – this is the evergreen story of La Bohème, Puccini’s great opera, coming to St Mary In The Castle on Friday September 8 and Saturday September 30 at 7.30pm.

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell’s masterpiece back where he found much inspiration

Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists came back to Mugsborough last weekend – or rather Costal Productions brought their staging to the Opus Theatre.

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Back in hometown where Suggs is held “in some esteem”

That Nutty Boy Suggs is looking forward to bringing the debut of Madness musical Our House to the town where he spent his early childhood - Hastings.

Ragged Trousered Philanthropist

REVIEW: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists back where it came from

Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists came back to Mugsborough last weekend – or rather Costal Productions brought their staging of Tressell’s masterpiece to Opus Theatre for two performances.

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Young players bring classic to life

Talented young actors are set to bring a timeless Dickens classic to life at the Stables Theatre next week.

Jake at Live At The Palace

The laughs keep coming in Live At The Palace

Following the success of the second Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival organisers Chris Young and Jake Alexander return on Thursday August 31 with their new monthly comedy nights Live At The Palace.

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Will Keen and Ophelia Lovibond. Pic by Catherine Ashmore

The Stepmother - Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Agatha Christie observed that certain cliches belonged to particular types of fiction.

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