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

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Why are we so keen to be offended?

People just love to take offence, says award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza.

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Blues Brothers

Chicago Blues Brothers Hit Horsham this March

Following their massively successful and critically acclaimed Jailbreak Tour, the legendary Jake & Elwood Blues Brothers are back and on a new mission.

From left: Sophie Shickell as Ali Baba and Daniel Williams as Asbad

REVIEW: Colourful, high-energy panto fun from the Ewhurst Players

Just when we thought the fun and festivities were all over for another year, the Ewhurst Players’ production of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves entertained enthusiastic audiences at the Ewhurst village hall in late January and early February.

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Chichester Festival Theatre's Executive Director Rachel Tackley and Artistic Director Daniel Evans. Photo by Tobias Key.

Starry line-up unveiled for Chichester Festival Theatre summer season

Ian McKellen, Omid Djalili, One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden are the big names in the Chichester Festival Theatre 2017 summer season announced today.
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Debut for Walberton Players youth group

Debut for Walberton Players youth group

Walberton Players Junior Showcase offers When Children Rule the World for February half-term, with performances from February 23-25, directed by Claire Dorey.

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Stuart Goldsmith

Stuart Goldsmith talks about comedy and compromise at The Hawth and Komedia

Comedian Stuart Goldsmith is pleased with the title of his latest show, ‘Compared to What’, which he brings to the Hawth, Crawley, on Saturday, February 18, and Brighton Komedia on Sunday, February 19.

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Josh Howie

Comedian Josh Howie comes to Crawley to discuss his failings

Stand-up Josh Howie shares his failings with his audiences on his Messed Up Tour, coming to the Hawth Studio, Crawley, on Friday, February 17 (8pm).

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Kieran Hodgson

Kieran puts his musical ambitions on the stage

In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. 14 years later, he is taking to the stage with a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities.

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Rachel Parris

Sometimes you just have to reach out...

Things just don’t work out as you expect, as Rachel Parris shows in her award-winning comedy show Best Laid Plans which she brings to the Komedia in Brighton on February 28.

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Danny Baker

Danny Baker in Worthing

Broadcaster Danny Baker is going on tour for the first time ever in his career with Cradle To The Stage, a tour which takes him to Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre on February 23.

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How to Die of a Broken Heart (Femi Martin) - Photo by Benji Reid

Femi and her broken heart...

One-woman show How to Die of a Broken Heart is the first full-length piece from emerging writer and performer Femi Martin in which she tells the humorous but dark story of how heartbreak changed her body and her life forever (Brighton Dome Founders Room, Saturday, February 25, 3pm and 6pm).

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New Peter James play takes to the Brighton stage

Coronation Street and Hollyoaks actor Stephen Billington takes his first dip into the world of Peter James for the premiere of the stage adaptation of the Brighton-based author’s Not Dead Enough.

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new drama in Worthing

New drama group for Worthing

It’s a comedy, but there is a lot more to it than that, says David Morgan who directs the first production from the new Worthing Drama Company.

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West End Calling

West End calling for two Worthing sisters

Two sisters from Worthing are through to the semi-finals of a West End singing competition.

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VIDEO: Leading men from Lord Of The Dance talk about the show

Ahead of the tour’s opening night in Brighton, Matt Smith and Fergal Keaney took a break from rehearsals to discuss the Lord Of The Dance.

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Chester Tuffnut is at Brighton Dome on Thursday. Picture by


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

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Andy Moss and Carolyn Maitland. Picture by Pamela Raith

Carolyn’s in high spirits as the Ghost musical heads to Crawley

Carolyn Maitland’s career takes a supernatural turn as she relishes the Demi Moore role in the musical version of Ghost (The Hawth, Crawley, February 13-18).

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The full cast of A Lad In

Horsham’s Trinity Church Players raise thousands with A Lad In

Horsham’s Trinity Church Players have confirmed that their recent pantomime, A Lad In, raised £1,000 for the church and £1,000 for The Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Lady Alex

An evening of burlesque, magic, feathers and fun at Horsham’s Capitol

An explosive cocktail of burlesque, circus, comedy, music and magic is the promise as The Wam Bam Club takes the stage at Horham’s Capitol (Thursday, February 16, 7.30pm).

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