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Chinese New year tradition in town centre on Sunday

Come and welcome in the Chinese New Year at Priory Meadow in Hastings this Sunday February February from 12-3pm.

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Anything Goes in April at St Mary in the Castle

The Renaissance Theatre Company returns to the stage in April, with a production of Cole Porter’s musical, ‘Anything Goes’, at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings.

Joshua Rhodes having a costume fitting for his role as Lord Simon with wardrobe mistress Libby Montague Granger SUS-180220-140219001

Operatic group’s show will go on with new leading man

A local operatic group’s search for a new leading man reaped rewards after an appeal went out in the Observer Series last month.

The Doll's House at The Stables Theatre

Powerful theatre still has relevance in current culture

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House shocked audiences when it premiered in 1879 with its radical insights into the roles of husband and wife.

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Sophie Pullen

From smooth seduction to heartfelt romance in first Opera Breakfast

Following the continuing success of the Jazz Breakfasts at St Mary in the Castle, it seemed reasonable to launch an Opera Breakfast linked to St Valentine’s Day.

Hamlet from Theatre Nation SUS-180602-123324001

Though this be madness, enjoy!

Lovers of Shakespeare take note, a new theatre company is set to showcase local talent in their first major production of Hamlet at three local venues.

The Winslow Boy

Review: The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan - Chichester Festival Theatre

There is nothing more certain to prick a tear from a Chichester audience than a fight for justice.

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Blods in the Adamms Family

New direction for BLODS with a spooky turn in October

Following a run of successful comedy plays, the members of Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic Society will be bringing a fresh modern musical to Bexhill College for the first time in autumn half-term.

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New comedy in Old Town with a master of the surreal

PunchUp Comedy returns to Hastings Old Town after its winter break with stand-up and comedy writer Nick Revell.

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Review: The Little Matchgirl and other Happier Tales - Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Review: The Little Matchgirl and other Happier Tales - Minerva Theatre, Chichester

As the show ends, Ole Shuteye invites the audience to leave a contribution for local homeless charity Stonepillow.

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Hamlet from Theatre Nation

A new Hamlet for audiences in Bexhill, Rye and Hastings

A re-imagined Hamlet is coming venues across our area produced by innovative and local new theatre company Theatre Nation.

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Magic Flute comes to Hastings

Enchanting family friendly version of The Magic Flute

Opera Anywhere is on tour with its latest production of The Magic Flute and comes to Hastings next month.

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National Youth Theatre discovery day at DLWP

Discovery day for young interested in theatre work

Get young minds inspired at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill with a National Youth Theatre Discovery Day.

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Hastings School of Contemporary Dance SUS-180502-123517001

Celebrating 40 years of expression in dance school

Hastings School of Contemporary Dance is celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of the only specialised contemporary dance schools in the area. Beyond Words will be an evening of celebration, memories and inspiring dance. Students will perform a range of styles -including contemporary and ballet – to a variety of music from modern to classical. It will be performed at The Stables Theatre in Hastings from February 15-17 at 7.30pm.

Half term show from Rye Dance Centre SUS-180602-083328001

Inspired by the movies in new dance extravaganza

Rye Dance Centre follows the success of last year’s Super Duper by presenting its latest biannual show Movies Make Memories.

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Review: The Weir - English Touring Theatre - at Minerva Theatre, Chichester

If you needed reminding why so many of the traditional ‘spit and sawdust’ pubs have closed, The Weir kindly obliges.

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The tragedy and beauty of Puccini’s opera

The great strength of Ellen Kent’s touring production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is its simplicity.

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Hastings Sinfonia's Winter Concert at St John the Evangelist's Church, St Leonards-on-Sea. SUS-180128-140029001

REVIEW: Hastings Sinfonia’s crowdpleasing programme for its Winter Concert

Sometimes there can be advantages in going to a rehearsal for a concert when one is unable to attend the event itself and it was a pleasure to sit in on Hastings Sinfonia the afternoon of their recent musical offering at St John The Evangelist, Pevensey Road.

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