Sizzling season planned for Eastbourne theatres

Jon Richardson
Jon Richardson

With the announcement that Lee Evans’ Work in Progress is coming to the Congress (July 7) and with the recent hugely successful two-week run of CATS – it’s looking set to be a hot ticket selling summer for Eastbourne Theatres once again.

With an array of thrillers and comedies at the Devonshire Park Theatre and one-night dates at the Congress for names including cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers (August 17), comedian Jon Richardson (Nidiot tour: September 20) and Justin Fletcher (Justin Live: September 20) what will you see next?

The gripping, unpredictable thriller Double Death by Simon Williams runs nightly, July 29 to August 23, at the Devonshire Park Theatre.

Starring Brian Capron (Coronation Street, EastEnders, Grange Hill) and Andrew Paul (The Bill, Slinger’s Day), this is the deadly tale of identical twins whose rivalry has no way to end other than finally; but which is victim and which is psychopath?

DI Fergus and Lalla, the twin’s aunt, face tough choices as they try to ascertain the truth and prevent what seems the inevitable.

Perhaps the twins have done it again and pulled off the final ‘switch’.

If music is more your thing then the Congress is your go-to theatre this summer; Rock Around The Clock (August 12 – 16) is sure to shake, rattle and roll the Congress with an affectionate celebration of the American jukebox of the 1950s. Changing era; Dreamboats and Miniskirts (August 25 – 30), sequel to the smash-hit juggernaut Dreamboats and Petticoats, sees the original characters return as they enter an exciting new period in pop-history – the 1960s.

Not forgetting Spirit of the Dance (August 19 – 23), an award-winning Irish dance sensation.

Bursting with raw energy it’s a must for fans of Celtic music and dance.

This is just a selection of the shows that are heading to Eastbourne for the remainder of the summer.

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