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Fundraising production for Bognor's Regis Centre

University of Chichester students have set themselves an ambitious target – to raise £24,000 for their home theatre, the Regis Centre in Bognor Regis

Director Michael Burnie

The nudity is all part of the show...

Anniversaries coincide as Brighton Theatre Group marks its 50th birthday with a production of the musical Hair which also first saw the light of day in 1968.

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Coward classic in Worthing

As Helen Keeley says, playing Noël Coward’s comedy Private Lives isn’t about imagining yourself back in the 1920s or 1930s.

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Natasha Murray

Worthing to stage “the greatest book show in the south”

Author Natasha Murray is promising Worthing “the greatest book show in the south”. The UK Southern Book Show will be in town on March 4.

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VIDEO: Here is what you can watch at Chichester Festival Theatre this summer

Caroline Quentin in Me And My Girl, Penelope Keith in The Chalk Garden, Gary Wilmot in Flowers For Mrs Harris and Rufus Hound in Present Laughter, are several of the highlights in the 2018 Chichester Festival Theatre summer season.

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Penelope Keith

REVEALED: Household names lined up for summer season at Chichester Festival Theatre

RUFUS Hound in Present Laughter, Penelope Keith in The Chalk Garden, Caroline Quentin in Me And My Girl and Gary Wilmot in Flowers For Mrs Harris will be among the highlights in the 2018 Chichester Festival Theatre summer season announced today.

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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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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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Ken, Mitch and Sheila Jenkins

Mitch's fond tribute to his dad

Mitch Jenkins, founder and artistic director of Worthing-based Sussex Youth Theatre, will be looking for passion and raw talent as he launches a new arts award to commemorate his late father.

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Aden Gillet

Exploring Rattigan's masterpiece at the CFT

Aden Gillett was in the film version of The Winslow Boy “500 years ago… not that that helps! It was a different part… and film is a very different thing,” says Aden who this time round will play Arthur Winslow himself, the father who embarks on an extraordinary campaign for justice for his son.

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Story fun

Story fun is the promise in Arundel

Chichester’s award-winning Story Factory is expanding to Arundel.

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Ian McKellen Photo by Sarah Dunn

Chichester's Lear heads to West End

Chichester Festival Theatre has confirmed a West End transfer for Jonathan Munby’s critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s King Lear starring Ian McKellen as Lear.

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Noggin The Nog

Noggin The Nog is back!

Noggin the Nog rides again, promising a delightfully-different theatre show at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre on Saturday, February 10.

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Peter Medhurst

World of opera opens up at Chichester recital

Peter Medhurst presents My World of Opera in a return visit to the Funtington Music Group in the University of Chichester’s Chapel of the Ascension on Wednesday, February 14 at 7.30pm.

Peter James

Crime writer Peter James supporting our veterans

Bestselling crime and thriller writer Peter James, famous for the Brighton-based Roy Grace series, is to feature in an Evening With… in aid of Sussex charity Care for Veterans.

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Tom Sands

Brighton psychological thriller gets screening

Brighton was the only possible setting for The Holly Kane Experiment which gets its Brighton premiere at Dukes at Komedia on Sunday, February 11 at 9pm – after which the film will be available on digital from February 12.
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Scientific fun

Finding the fun in science

Brighton Science Festival is the half-term attraction running from February 10-18.

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Debs Newbold by Patrick Smets

Debs' one-woman Lear!

“Tell me my daughters… which of you shall we say doth love us most?” – the words with which Lear sparks his own tragedy. Debs Newbold captures it all in her one-woman show Lear Retold at Shoreham’s Ropetackle on Sunday, February 11 at 8pm.

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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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Timothy Watson

Fighting for real-life justice

As Timothy Watson says, the “law of sod” dictates that once you move near a theatre, you won’t ever work there. He can finally prove it’s not necessarily forever.

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