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Ben McKelvey in Brighton

Brighton-based artist Ben McKelvey has been announced as the support act for The Overtones 2016 Christmas tour.

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Making up for Brighton's "lack of pantos"

Music Theatre 2000 & Showtime Productions combine to make good the panto lack in Brighton this Christmas.

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Patrick.... and friend!

Worthing panto starts on Friday!

Comedian Patrick Monahan reckons he came to panto with a number of definite advantages.

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Chichester Players Christmas Carol - Liz Harling and Richard Kinder

Let Richard be your Ebeneezer this Christmas!

One of the festive season’s greatest roles falls to Richard Kinder this Christmas in the December production from the Chichester Players.

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Brighton, Crawley, Steyning and Selsey among ancient churches to host A Christmas Carol

Audiences are invited to celebrate the festive season in beautiful and ancient Sussex church venues with traditional carols and festive refreshments.

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A Room With A View

REVIEW: A Room with a View at Chichester Festival Theatre

It is telling that the single scene which drove the biggest applause and audience response was the one in which three male members of the cast strip naked and bathe in the lake.

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A Room With A View

REVIEW: A Room With A View, Chichester Festival Theatre, until Saturday, December 3.

Lauren Coe beautifully evokes Lucy Honeychurch’s emotional awakening in the wake of her eventful trip to Italy in an otherwise slightly-thin adaptation of E M Forster’s 1908 novel.

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Now... just whom did they have in mind?

They won’t specifically be mentioning The Donald, but Squall + Frenzy will leave you in little doubt that it’s the president-elect they’ve got in mind when they bring their new production of cult pre-Absurdist comedy Ubu Roi to the stage in their first-ever tour.

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Let's Hang On is at Crawley's Hawth on Wednesday

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: November 28 to December 1

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

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West Side Story, performed at The Towers Convent School. Picture: Warwick Baker (

PICTURES: West Side Story at The Towers

Girls at The Towers Convent School in Upper Beeding vividly recreated the gritty environment of New York in the 1950s.

Andy Parsons

REVIEW: Andy Parsons and friends look back at a wild year for politics

Andy Parsons, David Trent and Laura Lexx, Christ’s Hospital Theatre, Horsham, November 17

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Miss Hannigan with the orphans. Picture by Chris Dale

REVIEW: Annie’s upbeat message arrives just in time thanks to HAODS

Annie, Horsham Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (HAODS), The Capitol, Horsham, November 15-19

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Sun Stroke with Pam Luxton, Robert Ingram and Angela Sloan

Quirky characters and mixed motives in a sunny West Chiltington production

West Chiltington Dramatic Society are presenting Sun Stroke by Edwin Preece on November 24, 25, and 26 in West Chiltington Village Hall, Mill Road.

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Villiers String Quartet. Picture by Charles Gervais

Thrilling concert in Steyning from the Villiers String Quartet

Steyning Music Society welcomes one of the UK’s most exciting chamber ensembles, the Villiers String Quartet, on the afternoon of Sunday, November 27.

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Debbie Mclean, Michelle Bryant, Bill Kirwan and Jennifer Mclean

REVIEW: Burgess Hill actors shine in Dolly Parton’s hilarious musical

9 to 5 – The Musical, Burgess Hill Musical Theatre Society, Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill, November 2-5

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The Tommy Cooper Show

Daniel brings his ‘breathtaking’ Tommy Cooper performance to Crawley

With his trademark fez and flustered face, Tommy Cooper was a unique performer who earned his place among the legends of Great British entertainment with endearing charm and a gift for epic failure.

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Countdown to Shoreham panto

Tom Beard is once again the writer of this year’s panto at Shoreham’s Ropetackle, this time taking his audiences into the world of Beauty and the Beast.

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Amelia Lily

WORTHING PANTO: Amelia Lily is Tiger Lily!

Amelia Lily becomes Tiger Lily this Christmas as she joins The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at Worthing Theatres.

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Jeff's Room With A View

A Room With A View  – which plays Chichester Festival Theatre from Nov 29–Dec 3 – is actually Jeff Rawle’s first theatre tour in a little matter of 32 years.

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A scene from Relatively Speaking. Photo: Nobby Clark.

REVIEW: Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn at Chichester Festival Theatre

Before Ayckbourn’s plays blended lightness with pitch black, his offering was altogether more frothy and fun.

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