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Mamma Mia... in her sister's shoes!

Blaise Colangelo is well into her second year as Lisa, best friend to Sophie, in Mamma Mia – exactly the part her own sister had played before her.

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Caroline Bennett. Pic by Rosey Purchase.

Arundel Festival: happy return to 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 Jungle Book

New take on The Jungle Book

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic Jungle Book crashing into the 21st century.

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Arundel Festival: eight plays in a day!

You can see a different play a day over eight days; or you can see the whole lot in one day.

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Chess cast. Photo by Rosey Purchase

Chess is Arundel Festival production

The Arundel Players bring Chess – The Musical to town for their Arundel Festival production.

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La Cage aux Folles

Adrian relishing his UK theatre debut 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Sarah in Tumble Tuck 			                     Photo by Scott Rylander

Sarah takes her show to Edinburgh

Pulborough’s Sarah Milton, a former student at Steyning Grammar School, heads to Edinburgh with her one-woman show, Tumble Tuck which she also performs.

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Joe Pasquale is the Devil in Disguise!

It’s 30 years ago this year that comedian Joe Pasquale launched into showbiz – or more specifically 30 years ago that he appeared on New Faces.

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Chichester Festival Youth Theatre in rehearsal for GRIMM TALES Photo by Richard Gibbons

Grimm Tales from Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Dale Rooks admits there were a couple of stories chosen by her young actors which she really wouldn’t have chosen herself.

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Daniel Ryan and Leonardo Dickens. Photo by Johan Persson

Living on the edge of society

As Daniel Ryan says, everyone will know someone rather like Peppy and Daniel, the characters Samantha Spiro and he are creating in Chichester’s Minerva Theatre in The House They Grew Up In, a new play by Deborah Bruce (July 14-August 5).

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Daniel Ryan and Samantha Spiro shine in the world premiere of The House They Grew Up In, a CFT co-operation with Headlong theatre company.

Review: The House They Grew Up In - Chichester Minerva Theatre

Of all the social prejudices that remain to be breached, mental illness is stubbornly isolated.

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The cast. Pic by Rosey Purchase

REVIEW: Flare Path

Stage Door Theatre Company at the Windmill, Littlehampton

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Sarah Slator

A church-going Macbeth!

“Something wicked this way comes” as Upper Beeding-based rural touring company This is My Theatre bring Shakespeare’s Macbeth to audiences in the south-east’s most ancient and historic churches.

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