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‘Vital’ box office service needs volunteers

The busy box office at the Barn Theatre in Southwick will soon be losing two of its stalwarts to well-earned retirement.

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Ruby Turner is at Horsham's Capitol on Saturday, January 21


Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex.

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Greg Mosse

Recruiting for Festival of Chichester play

Chichester Community Theatre are recruiting for their contribution to the 2017 Festival of Chichester.

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Daisy Lewis in Silence by Moira Buffini

Downton's Daisy on a recruitment drive!

Downton Abbey star Daisy Lewis is a woman on a mission, travelling up and down the country to urge people to audition for the world’s longest-running youth arts organisation, the National Youth Theatre.

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Reece Shearsmith and Ken Stott in The Dresser. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Reece Shearsmith to make his CFT debut

The Dresser finishes its tour with a couple of weeks at Chichester Festival Theatre – a chance for Reece Shearsmith to make his CFT debut (January 25-February 4).

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The cast of A Lad In  a Thousand and One Horsham Nights

Colourful costumes and general mayhem at Trinity Church Players’ panto

Trinity Church Players are in action with their annual pantomime at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rushams Road, Horsham, this month.

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Michael Neilson

NEILSON’S COLUMN: Are familiar faces on our TV screens causing confusion?

When working away from home, as actors often do, we have to find suitable (sometimes unsuitable) accommodation for the duration of the job.

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REVIEW: A fast-paced and heart-warming Burgess Hill panto

Puss in Boots, Burgess Hill Theatre Club, Martlets Hall, Jan 20, 21,22,27,28

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Christian Lee

Magician’s Horsham show is like Mr Bean meets Charlie Chaplin

A fun, dynamic and inspiring show performed by an award-winning comedy magician comes to West Sussex next month.

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Richard Greenhorn           photo by Rosey Purchase

Ayckbourn play for Arundel Players

Arundel Players will start the year with a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking, a play seen in a professional touring production at Chichester Festival Theatre late last year.

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Chance to enjoy the music of Dire Straits

Sounds of Dire Straits at Horsham’s Capitol

Fans of the 1970 and 80s rock band Dire Straits have a chance to enjoy and experience the music and legacy of their music when Money For Nothing perform at The Capitol on Saturday February 18 at 7.30pm.

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Josh Howie

Comedians set to brighten up winter nights at the Hawth

A double dose of comedy is in store at the Hawth Studio, Crawley, during next month.

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Awful Auntie. Illustrations � Tony Ross, 2014. Lettering of authors name � Quentin Blake, 2010

Horsham to host world premiere of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie

The Birmingham Stage Company has announced that the world première of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, will open at The Capitol in Horsham on Thursday September 21 and run until Sunday September 24 prior to an 18-month UK tour.

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Birthday celebrations for Eastergate Players

Eastergate Players celebrate a special landmark with this year’s pantomime: their 40th birthday.

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Iolanthe ladies back stage

Chichester: G&S as it should be done!

Martin Handley believes there’s been an awful tendency to allow Gilbert & Sullivan to ossify.

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The Bear comes to Crawley's Hawth from January 18-19. Picture by Paul Blakemore


Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex.

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Russell Howard

See Russell Howard’s work-in-progress at Christ’s Hospital

Russell Howard presents a work-in-progress at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, on Friday, January 27 (7.30pm).

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Barry Castagnola

Three top circuit stand-ups at The Capitol, Horsham

Barnstormers’ Comedy is back in Horsham Capitol’s studio this weekend with a blast of mirth-fuelled bonhomie to begin the New Year.

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Puss In Boots

Burgess Hill Theatre Club back at Martlets Hall for pantomime

The cast of Burgess Hill Theatre Club’s annual pantomime are putting the finishing touches on this years production, Puss in Boots, ahead of the opening night on Friday, January 13.

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The Girl and the Giraffe is at The Hawth on March 18

Crawley’s Hawth offers fun for everyone in its spring line-up

The Hawth’s spring season has been announced and, as always, it’s packed with fantastic musicals, dance, comedy, music, family shows, film and more.

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