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Hot panto tickets

Seaford Musical Theatre has sold out its Saturday matinees for panto Cinderella but there are some seats left for evening performances.

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Sean Lock at the White Rock theatre, december 9

Comedy reigns at White Rock

Tickets are sold out for Sean Lock at the White Rock Theatre tonight but there are plenty more laughs on the way.

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Chekhov shorts for Rye Arts Festival on December 18

From opera to Russian drama

Rye Arts Festival is offering a special one-off treat of theatre to enjoy a couple of weeks before Christmas.

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Explore The Arch in St Leonards December 2016 SUS-160512-144313001

Mischief and high jinks with Explore The Arch

After a sell-out summer production, East Sussex’s ExploreTheArch is back with a festive show, the second in its Hidden Book Season.

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King Lear at Battle Memorial Hall - Bowler Crab Theatre company SUS-160512-115144001

The final battle for King Lear

Don’t miss the last chance to see local company Bowler Crab’s production of King Lear - one of the most difficult of Shakespeare’s tragedies to present - which has been brought lavishly to life as an indoor event around Kent and Sussex.

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Toad Of Toad Hall at the Stables Theatre in Hastings

Toad is star of Stables Theatre’s Riverside romp

One of the world’s best loved children’s stories is brought to life in this year’s festive family offering at The Stables Theatre.

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Brighton, Crawley, Steyning and Selsey among ancient churches to host A Christmas Carol

Audiences are invited to celebrate the festive season in beautiful and ancient Sussex church venues with traditional carols and festive refreshments.

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A Room With A View

REVIEW: A Room with a View at Chichester Festival Theatre

It is telling that the single scene which drove the biggest applause and audience response was the one in which three male members of the cast strip naked and bathe in the lake.

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Bright Lights in Little Common

It’s not easy but Bright Lights do festive “so well”

Christmas has come early to Little Common, courtesy of the ever-creative Bright Lights Theatre Company and a cracker of a festive revue entitled Pull the Other One.

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A scene from Relatively Speaking. Photo: Nobby Clark.

REVIEW: Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn at Chichester Festival Theatre

Before Ayckbourn’s plays blended lightness with pitch black, his offering was altogether more frothy and fun.

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Hastings Pier festive activities

Festive treats on pier

From today, get festive on Hastings Pier with Neverland at Christmas.

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Ewan Stewart (Bob Price), Imogen Stubbs (Fran Price) and Richard Mylan (Ben Price). Photo: Manuel Harlan

Review: Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell at Chichester Minerva Theatre

Middle class families.

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Six Impossible Things at Robertsbridge Village hall - Applause Touring

Perfect fun for all the family during the festive holiday

A spectacular show with a twist in the tail, 6 Impossible Things tells the story of the Three Grimshaws - a traditional variety act caught up in the inexplicable events caused by messing around with science.

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White Rock Theatre's Peter Pan

Unique signing Peter Pan event

For the very first time The White Rock Theatre will have a designated signed performance of swashbuckling panto Peter Pan on Wednesday December 28 at 2pm.

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JPET Chichester Festival theatre Winter season 2016 SUS-160920-121537003

Review: Stepping Out by Richard Harris at Chichester Festival Theatre

If Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden wondered what it was like to be a contestant on the mega-glitzy TV show, her latest venture gives a fleeting insight.

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Edward Fox in Sand in the Sandwiches

Review: Edward Fox in Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore at Chichester Minerva Theatre

With a meticulous eye for the traditional and the absurd, Sir John Betjeman sketched in verse the people and places of the British Isles with warmth, and candour; effervescent fun and an uncompromising rhyme.

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Inside the Tubman in Cambridge Road, Hastings. SUS-160411-160827001

New storytelling group set to launch in Hastings

A new storytelling group meets for the first time at The Tub on Wednesday evening (November 9).

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A tender and intelligent play about life in the theatre

A tender and intelligent play about life in the theatre

A new production begins at the Stables Theatre and Arts Centre tonight (Friday November 4).

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Not all clowns are bad eggs

Clowns have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, but Hastings Storytelling Festival redresses the balance with a riotous two-man show, Coulrophobia (aka ‘fear of clowns’), at St Mary in the Castle, 8pm on Saturday 12 November (bar from 7.30pm).

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Battle Light Opera's donation to St Micheal's Hospice SUS-160111-114443001

Hundreds raised for charity by local group

A local musical society has donated more than £500 to an important local charity and later this month the curtain rises on a new production.

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