Four great shows to see in the Eastbourne area

Wondering what to do over the next few weeks? Here are four of the best events.

Brendan Cole – Show Man. Fiona Whyte Photography
Brendan Cole – Show Man. Fiona Whyte Photography

This is no ‘sit back and watch’ production

Brendan Cole brings his popular Show Man tour to the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, next Friday, March 13.

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Tickets start at £27.50 from 01323 412000 or eastbournetheatres.co.uk.

A spokesperson said: “Taking its inspiration from the magic of theatre and the movies, Show Man brings something for everyone. With his amazingly talented hand-picked championship dancers and scorching eight piece live big band and singers, Brendan will bring audiences many of their favourite Strictly dance styles with choreography full of excitement, intimacy, emotion and skill. With laughter and chat throughout audiences are guaranteed to have a ball.

“This is no ‘sit back and watch’ production; each show is full-on, high-energy dance dynamite, up close and personal, with superb choreography, stunning lighting and amazing special effects. Expect a cheeky Charleston to Pencil Full of Lead, a saucy Salsa to Despacito and music from Beggin’ to Bublé.”

A wonderful night of 1960s soul with The Foundations

The Foundations, one of the biggest groups of the Swinging Sixties, are in Eastbourne for one night only this weekend.

Their concert at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre starts at 7.30pm on Sunday, March 8, and tickets cost £22.

Call the box office on 01323 802020 or book online at www.royalhippodrome.com.

The Foundations are well known for the hits ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ and ‘Baby, Now That I’ve Found You’ plus a string of other great tunes like ‘Back On My Feet Again’, ‘Any Old Time (You’re Lonely And Sad)’ and ‘In The Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me)’.

Original lead guitarist and vocalist Alan Warner is keeping the magnificent sound of The Foundations alive with a group of top musicians.

A terrific tribute to two giants of rock ’n’ roll

The music of two rock giants is combined in one special concert when Purple Zeppelin return to the Congress Theatre on Thursday, March 12.

Voted Best UK Tribute Band twice, Purple Zeppelin were a massive hit with audiences when they last performed in Eastbourne. In this two and a half hour show, audiences will hear more than 30 classic songs.

A spokesperson said: “The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment, this is a night not to be missed.”

Tickets £23 (concessions available). Call 01323 412000 or visit www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk.

Hilarious and heartfelt tales in Menopause The Musical 2

The team behind Menopause The Musical have launched a brand-new show, Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through the Menopause, which docks at Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre on Saturday, March 16 (7.30pm).

This hysterical sequel is set five years after the original and catches up with the same four characters. There are plenty of hilarious, heartfelt tales in a reassuring look at the joys of menopause and friendship. The returning cast are Cheryl Fergison and Rebecca Wheatley who are joined by new girls Nicole Barber-Lane and Nicki French.

Tickets cost £34.50 (ages 16+). Call 01323 412000.

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