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Dreamboats and Petticoats show marks tenth anniversary

Years of working together were the perfect qualification as writing duo Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran tackled their first musical.

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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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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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Jonny Awsum

Great comedy promised in Crawley

Comedy Beats return to The Grasshopper in Crawley on Friday, September 1 for its regular monthly show, with “another great line-up featuring four of the finest acts from the comedy circuit.”

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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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Crawley Borough Council's free outdoor cinema nights are back

Former Comme Ca could become Chichester Festival Theatre staff accommodation

Chichester Festival Theatre has submitted an application to turn part of a former restaurant into accommodation for its staff.

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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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And now for something completely different.... The Addams Family!

Chicago, Hairspray, Legally Blonde... Les Dennis just loves ringing the changes on stage, not least with his latest role, Uncle Fester in the new musical comedy The Addams Family heading to Southampton’s Mayflower from July 18–29.

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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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The cast. Pic by Rosey Purchase

REVIEW: Flare Path

Stage Door Theatre Company at the Windmill, Littlehampton

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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. Image contributed.

REVIEW: The House They Grew Up In

Minerva Theatre, until August 5.

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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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The Ox And The Ass l-r Ryan Moss, Gillian Plowman, David Flin

Theatre dreams growing in Selsey!

Gillian Plowman has got a little feeling that The Pavilion in Selsey might just become one of those cult theatres that people travel miles to visit.

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The Vicar of Dibley comes to Bognor Regis

After success in 2015 with Fawlty Towers, BROS take to the stage with their second straight play, The Vicar of Dibley.

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The Exchange: Greg, actress Paula Tinker and director Roger

Chichester murder: whodunnit!

Playwright Greg Mosse draws on memories of Chichester for a home-city whodunnit for the Festival of Chichester.

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