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Steve Harley headlines Bognor Regis folk festival

The line-up has been confirmed for the 2018 Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis, running from September 20-23.

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Kasai Masai

African music in Graffham

Music promoter Roots Around the World is heading back to where it all started – The Empire Hall, Graffham – with UK-based African band Kasai Masai and their dancers on Saturday, January 10.

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Hannah Skelton as Aladdin

Hannah will be your Aladdin!

By day she’s a primary school teacher in North Mundham. Between Christmas and New Year, however, she will be Aladdin lapping up a massive adventure as she seeks true love with her princess.

Theatre and Comedy
Gary Sefton (Adapter, Director & Scrooge)

A Christmas Carol revived

Actor and director Gary Sefton returns to Brighton this Christmas with A Christmas Carol, the show which launched his company TRUESTORY two years ago.

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The Snow Queen

Post-Christmas ballet in Brighton

Ballet Theatre UK keeps up its happy Brighton tradition with a Christmas return to the city.
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Hal Darling as the Beast in CFYT's Beauty and the Beast. Photo Pete Jones

REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast, Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre, until December 31.
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Beauty (Kirsty-Anne Shaw) & The Beast (Craig Golding) - Photo credit Peter Langdown

REVIEW: Beauty and The Beast, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, until December 31.

It was an interesting move to make Portsmouth the setting for this retelling of Beauty and the Beauty and so make the New Theatre Royal itself one of the characters.

Theatre and Comedy
Panto fun in Southampton

REVIEW: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until January 7.

As always, it’s the Mayflower at Southampton which sets the standards for spectacular when it comes to panto.
Theatre and Comedy
KT Tunstall

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall combine for West Sussex date

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall will converge on Ardingly, West Sussex next summer.

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Vicky is loving being back in Bognor for panto

Enjoying her fourth festive season with Spillers Pantomimes at Bognor’s Alexandra Theatre, Vicky Edwards admits that she came to panto rather late in her career.

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Cassie

From The Wedding Singer to panto in Worthing!

Cassie Compton toured from February to October this year in The Wedding Singer –  and loved every minute.

Theatre and Comedy
Melinda Messenger

Melinda Messenger enjoying Southsea panto fun

Christmas was all sorted for Melinda Messenger well before the end of November. It had to be.

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The company - youreventphotography

REVIEW: Aladdin, the Regis Centre, Bognor, until January 2.

Bognor’s company absolutely nail the spirit of panto – and were rewarded with exactly the audience they deserved: hundreds of roaring school children ready for the time of their lives.

Theatre and Comedy
Dame Vera and Susan

New album dedicated to Dame Vera Lynn

Sussex soprano Susan Fleet has paid tribute to her long-time friend and Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn by releasing a debut solo album.

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Fagin's Twist - Credit Rachel Cherry

New twist for Oliver in Brighton dance show

Oliver Twist has been re-imagined for a Christmas show in Brighton.

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Jamie - youreventphotography

Jamie's back once again as the baddie!

Haywards Heath-based actor and performer Jamie Bannerman is delighted to be making the short trip once again to do panto in Bognor Regis this Christmas.

Theatre and Comedy
Colin Granger

Children's fun at the Komedia

After widespread success with Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams, Theatre Fideri Fidera is back at Brighton’s Komedia this Christmas with its new show, Oskar’s Amazing Adventure (Dec 16-24 and 27-31).

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Mia Cunningham-Stockdale.  Photo Pete Jones

Mia will be one of our beauties!

Getting the part of Beauty in Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s Christmas staging of Beauty and The Beast came as a huge shock to Mia Cunningham-Stockdale.

Theatre and Comedy
Sandra Saer

Happy childhood recalled

Fond memories of idyllic times with her young children have prompted Arundel author Sandra Saer to publish Star Sandwiches And Moon Custard more than four decades after she first wrote it.

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Danielle Hope (Sandy), Tom Parker (Danny) and Louisa Lytton (Rizzo). Photo credit Paul Coltas

Grease will light up Brighton this Christmas!

Forget all the behind you’s and ugly sisters.

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