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Chichester Festival Theatre to receive nearly £7million in grants

Arts Council England announced plans today to give Chichester Festival Theatre £6.96million over four years from 2018.

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Vicky Meets Pat Moss

Panto costumes are year-round job

The sun may be shining, but Pat has Christmas on her mind.

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Edward in rehearsals

Fox as Betjeman on Brighton stage

Edward Fox continues to explore the life and work of John Betjeman in the one-man play Sand In The Sandwiches (Brighton Theatre Royal, June 27-July 1).

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Edinburgh Fringe debut for Chichester College

A team of Chichester College students will be taking their version of Jason and the Golden Fleece to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

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Matthew Headon

Bognor date for Gulliver's Travels

Following a successful 2016 season, the musical theatre joint honours company at the University of Chichester presents the premiere of a new musical version of Gulliver’s Travels.

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Christmas show auditions in Portsmouth

Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal is hosting open auditions for the principal characters in its first in-house Christmas show since its re-opening – Beauty and the Beast.
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Hilary ONeil

Seaside variety back in Bognor Regis

Traditional seaside variety returns to Bognor Regis this summer in Live at the Regis on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19.
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New Theatre Productions at West Dean Gardens. Barbara MacWhirter and Dennis Harrison. Photo by Derek Martin

Entertaining Angels at the Festival of Chichester

One of the great successes in recent Chichester Festival Theatre history will be revived by New Theatre Productions this summer.

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The Life of Christ

The Life of Christ re-enacted

Wintershall Players bring The Life of Christ to The Wintershall Estate, Guildford from Tuesday to Saturday, June 20-24.

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Funny Women line up in Worthing

Funny Women Live has joined up with Worthing Theatres to create a night of comedy on Friday, June 23 at the Assembly Hall to raise money for Brighton Women’s Centre, working with Worthing Churches Homeless Project.

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Chesney Hawkes to star in Worthing panto

Chesney Hawkes is to play Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Worthing Theatres this Christmas.

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Grace Molony and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman. Photo by Manuel Harlan

REVIEW: The Country Girls, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until July 8.

A deeply-impressive, beautifully-played professional theatre debut from Grace Molony – who left drama school early to take the role – is the beating heart of this new stage adaptation of Edna O’Brien’s landmark 1960 novel.

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Edward Fox brings Betjeman to life

Edward Fox continues to explore the life and work of John Betjeman in the one-man play Sand In The Sandwiches (Brighton Theatre Royal, June 27-July 1).

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Russell Brand

Extra Worthing date for Russell Brand

An extra Worthing date has been added to Russell Brand’s Re:Birth tour.

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Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J Smith. Photo by Johan Persson

REVIEW: Sweet Bird of Youth, Chichester Festival Theatre, until June 24.

If you fancy an evening with damaged, self-obsessed, destructive people, then the CFT has got just the thing at the moment – a production which builds powerfully and impressively in the second half after the slowest and most laboured of starts.

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Twelfth Night will be Chichester Players' Festival of Chichester production

Greg Dorey makes his Chichester Players’ debut as Malvolio in their Festival of Chichester production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
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Roger Redfarn by Rosey Purchase

Lost gem will be among Festival of Chichester theatrical highlights

Chichester Community Theatre will be adding an usual twist to this year’s Festival of Chichester with five pop-up performances of a lost theatrical gem.

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Peter Breskal

Summer garden open-air theatre delights for Festival of Chichester

A vintage year is in prospect as New Theatre Productions offer their 38th season during this summer’s Festival of Chichester.

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From Chichester to Chatterley...

Former Chichester Festival Youth Theatre member Ami Stidolph is back in West Sussex as associate producer on Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover which plays Shoreham’s Ropetackle on Friday, June 9 at 8pm.

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