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

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coming to Chichester

Dementia-friendly theatre in Chichester

Arts company Spare Tyre bring their dementia-friendly performance, The Garden, to Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn.

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Crazy Horse

Wild warrior of UK wrestling ready for battle in Peacehaven

One of the wildest characters in British wrestling hits the ring when big-time grappling returns to Peacehaven.

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The Dixie Swim Club. Picture by Joe Mott

Women take on life’s challenges in bittersweet play at Wivelsfield Little Theatre

Wivelsfield Little Theatre’s autumn production for 2016 will be The Dixie Swim Club.

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Wyrd Sisters

East Grinstead performers have a laugh with Macbeth

East Grinstead-based ACE Theatre Company bring Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett to Chequer Mead Theatre.

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Lemon curd parfait

TONY STAPLES: A dessert for chocolate fans and those who like a tangy pudding

Add a zing to autumn days with a delicious lemony dessert. Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora Hotel, in Crawley, shares a family favourite...

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Downton Abbey footman thrown into the political mix

Chichester Festival Theatre opened this year’s summer season with Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey’s Earl of Grantham – in his first major stage role following the conclusion of the phenomenally-successful TV series.

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Edward Bennett in rehearsal for Love's Labour's Lost at Chichester Festival Theatre

Edward Bennett relishes the chance to do it all again...

Around two-thirds of the original cast return as Christopher Luscombe’s double-bill of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing is revived 18 months after finishing at Stratford.

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Remembering Edith Sitwell

Before Jules Craig, there was Edith Sitwell. Before Edith Sitwell, there was Elizabeth I.

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Dr Bleak and His Musical Medium

Spooky shows and gory goings-on at new Brighton Horrorfest

For 13 days in October, Sweet Dukebox will become home to a selection of spooky shows and gory goings-on, with the launch of the brand-new Brighton Horrorfest.

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Waterloo is at The Capitol, Horsham, on Saturday, October 15


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

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Whose Life Is It Anyway in rehearsal

Arundel Players tackle end-of-life issues

Whose Life Is It Anyway? was a play Gill Lambourn was keen to champion with the Arundel Players. It seems it was meant to be.

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The delights of rediscovery for Christopher...

It wasn’t so much a question of unfinished business, says director Christopher Luscombe. More a question that they’d had a great time which they wanted to prolong.

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Ben in the Morgan Freeman role in stage version of The Shawshank Redemption

Think Shawshank Redemption, and it’s almost impossible not to think of Morgan Freeman in the role of Red.

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Steven Pacey as Leonato, Lisa Dillon as Beatrice & Rebecca Collingwood as Hero in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Chichester Festival Theatre

Superb finale brings CFT golden era to a close

REVIEW: Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, Chichester Festival Theatre, until October 29.

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On tour

Popular children's show on tour

It’s the difference between acting and performing, says Paul Heath who takes on his first children’s theatre role in Greenlight Theatre’s Albee Vector The Sound Collector at the Connaught in Worthing on October 22

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Quietly confident as awards approach...

Nettie Sheridan is relishing the chance directing gives her to tap into “another part of (her) creativity.”

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Felicity Ward

IBS and anxiety are grist to Felicity's comedy mill

50 Per Cent More Likely To Die is the title of the latest show from Aussie stand-up Felicity Ward (Komedia, Brighton, Wednesday, October 12, 0845 293 8480)

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The cast of 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre. Picture: Manuel Harlan

REVIEW: 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre, London

1984 has become somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Martin Simpson

This year’s WemsFest off to a flying start.

Artistic director Mark Ringwood said: “The fifth WemsFest got underway last Friday with a very diverse programme of events.

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