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Theatre & Comedy

Independent writers join the Festival of Chichester

CHINDI authors – Chichester’s independent writers – are once again in residence upstairs at Hennings, North Street for this year’s Festival of Chichester.
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The Giant Balloon Show

The Giant Balloon Show!

Contemporary circus and theatre company Dizzy O’Dare present their family-friendly performance of The Giant Balloon Show at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing on Sunday, July 1.

Theatre and Comedy
Never Such Innocence: Christopher Kent

First World War centenary marked at the Festival of Chichester

A poignant evening at this year’s Festival of Chichester will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Theatre and Comedy
Simon Evans

Stephen K Amos and Simon Evans at Crawley comedy night

Comedy Beats are back at The Grasshopper, Crawley, on July 6 of with a show that “promises to be not only of the highest quality but also the best value yet”.

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April Pearson The Case of the Frightened Lady_Pamela Raith Photography

Skins star on tour in The Case of the Frightened Lady

Known best for her screen work including Skins, April Pearson is loving the very different satisfactions which come from touring on stage.

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Ryan Moss - Assistant Director

Bletchley Park from a female perspective

A brand-new play at The Pavilion Theatre in Selsey takes us back into the wartime world of Bletchley Park with an all-female perspective.

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David Johnston

Festival of Chichester: losing our songbirds...

Years of immersion in his beloved West Sussex countryside have led Petworth-based author and artist David Johnston to a sad conclusion.

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Christopher Finn - courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes

All-male G&S on tour hits Brighton

Universally regarded as Sir Arthur Sullivan’s most beautiful score, Iolanthe is a topsy-turvy love story between the most unlikely of couples… fairies and members of the House of Lords.

Music
Gandini Juggling

10 things coming up in the Worthing area!

Events you won't want to miss...

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Louis de Bernires c Ivon Bartholomew

Ten things coming up at the Festival of Chichester

Events you won't want to miss!

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Kate Mosse (c) Ruth Crafer

Novelist Kate Mosse at the Festival of Chichester

Chichester-based novelist Kate Mosse is once again one of the stars at the Festival of Chichester – a festival she has been closely involved with from its inception.

Theatre and Comedy
The Rivals

Outdoor drama at the Festival of Chichester with New Theatre Productions

The 39th season from New Theatre Productions brings together a rare Priestley and The Rivals at the Pergola Open Air Theatre at West Dean Gardens for this year’s Festival of Chichester.
Theatre and Comedy
The Rivals

Outdoor drama at the Festival of Chichester with New Theatre Productions

The 39th season from New Theatre Productions brings together a rare Priestley and The Rivals at the Pergola Open Air Theatre at West Dean Gardens for this year’s Festival of Chichester.

Theatre and Comedy
Susannah Fielding as The Country Wife - Photo by Manuel Harlan

Review: The Country Wife, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

The hallmarks of Restoration comedy are everything taken to excess - from the wit and licentiousness of the plots to the gloriously resplendent costumes and the powder puff wigs.

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Antonio, Bassanio, Portia, Nerissa, Gratiano

The Merchant of Venice takes to the stage in Brighton!

Bowler Crab theatre bring their production of The Merchant of Venice to Brighton’s Rialto Theatre on June 24.

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The Tempest

Wick Theatre Company stage The Tempest

Shakespeare’s last play The Tempest has long dazzled readers and audiences alike with its intricate blend of magic, music, humour, intrigue and tenderness.

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Block

NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse at Worthing's Summer of Circus

Pioneering companies NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse join forces to perform BLOCK as part of Worthing’s Summer of Circus programme on June 27-28 at the Pavilion Theatre.

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Talks at Six organisers Marilyn and Freddie Humphrey

Talks at Six for the Festival of Chichester

A busy programme lies ahead in Chichester’s popular Talks at Six series, held at The Studio, New Park Centre, Chichester (unless otherwise stated), between 6pm and 7pm, starting as part of the Festival of Chichester.

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Finale of Bear Hunt. Photo by Rosey Purchase

Pop-up theatre at the Festival of Chichester

Chichester Community Theatre will once again be offering free pop-up theatre performances in city-centre locations as part of this year’s Festival of Chichester.

Theatre and Comedy

VIDEO: novelist Kate Mosse helps launch the Festival of Chichester

Watch Kate describe why the Festival is so important to the city.

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