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REVIEW: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until Saturday, October 29)

When the cat in a play upstages the actors by doing next to nothing, you can safely claim that your visit to the theatre has been a big disappointment - unless you are a confirmed ailurophile with little thespian interest.

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REVIEW: Stick Man Live at the Theatre Royal Brighton

Having a child and starting to go to children’s theatre can be an eye-opening experience.

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coming to Chichester

Dementia-friendly theatre in Chichester

Arts company Spare Tyre bring their dementia-friendly performance, The Garden, to Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn.

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Downton Abbey footman thrown into the political mix

Chichester Festival Theatre opened this year’s summer season with Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey’s Earl of Grantham – in his first major stage role following the conclusion of the phenomenally-successful TV series.

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The Shawshank Redemption

REVIEW: The Shawshank Redemption, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until October 22.

It’s pretty well everyone’s favourite film – and that’s the measure of the risk the producers are taking in transferring it to the stage.

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Edward Bennett in rehearsal for Love's Labour's Lost at Chichester Festival Theatre

Edward Bennett relishes the chance to do it all again...

Around two-thirds of the original cast return as Christopher Luscombe’s double-bill of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing is revived 18 months after finishing at Stratford.

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Remembering Edith Sitwell

Before Jules Craig, there was Edith Sitwell. Before Edith Sitwell, there was Elizabeth I.

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Whose Life Is It Anyway in rehearsal

Arundel Players tackle end-of-life issues

Whose Life Is It Anyway? was a play Gill Lambourn was keen to champion with the Arundel Players. It seems it was meant to be.

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The delights of rediscovery for Christopher...

It wasn’t so much a question of unfinished business, says director Christopher Luscombe. More a question that they’d had a great time which they wanted to prolong.

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Ben in the Morgan Freeman role in stage version of The Shawshank Redemption

Think Shawshank Redemption, and it’s almost impossible not to think of Morgan Freeman in the role of Red.

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Steven Pacey as Leonato, Lisa Dillon as Beatrice & Rebecca Collingwood as Hero in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Chichester Festival Theatre

Superb finale brings CFT golden era to a close

REVIEW: Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, Chichester Festival Theatre, until October 29.

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On tour

Popular children's show on tour

It’s the difference between acting and performing, says Paul Heath who takes on his first children’s theatre role in Greenlight Theatre’s Albee Vector The Sound Collector at the Connaught in Worthing on October 22

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Quietly confident as awards approach...

Nettie Sheridan is relishing the chance directing gives her to tap into “another part of (her) creativity.”

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Felicity Ward

IBS and anxiety are grist to Felicity's comedy mill

50 Per Cent More Likely To Die is the title of the latest show from Aussie stand-up Felicity Ward (Komedia, Brighton, Wednesday, October 12, 0845 293 8480)

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The cast of 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre. Picture: Manuel Harlan

REVIEW: 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre, London

1984 has become somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Martin Simpson

This year’s WemsFest off to a flying start.

Artistic director Mark Ringwood said: “The fifth WemsFest got underway last Friday with a very diverse programme of events.

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Pete Firman

New season at Worthing Theatres

Worthing Theatres has confirmed a new season which features Queen guitarist Brian May, Jasmin Vardimon Company and Grayson Perry.

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LPOS Emily (Bob Woodman) and Theodore Whitman (Nigel Peacock)

Follies in Littlehampton with LPOS

Littlehampton Players Operatic Society (LPOS) are in action with a production of Follies, with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Goldman.

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This House

REVIEW: This House, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until October 29.

The instant you walk into the Minerva, you know you’re in for something very special indeed.

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This House at the Minerva


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REVIEW: This House by James Graham at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre

The political shenanigans of the summer may have given the impression that parliamentary turbulence was a new concept.

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