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First major show from new local theatre company

This month new Hastings-based theatre company Stage Left Project will present a live performance of Leonard Bernstein’s one act opera Trouble in Tahiti at the Kino Teatr before embarking on a South East tour, celebrating Bernstein’s centenary.

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Barefoot Opera new production

A fresh approach to Monteverdi’s great classic from Barefoot Opera

Poppea is Barefoot Opera’s new multi-layered one-off production, bringing to life Monteverdi’s classic tale of lust, power and tyranny.

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Joel Dommett at White Rock Theatre in Hastings

Don’t miss the bants when top comedian Joel Dommett hits town

He’s mid-way through a huge national tour which he brings to Hastings White Rock next Thursday, October 26, from 8pm.

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REVIEW: An exhilarating and promising start to season

Marcio da Silva has planned a challenging and exciting season for Hastings Philharmonic and if this opening Beethoven concert is to set the standard for the year, it will be a wonderful experience.


Trailer: Let the right one in (Stables Theatre 20-28th Oct)

Oskar is a lonely, bullied teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town; Eli, a girl who has just moved in next door.
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Weatherman Michael Fish with Russell Layton who plays Micheal Fish in Hurricane Michael.

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Recalling the Great Storm - Michael Fish and his alter ego

Thirty years on from the Great Storm of 1987, forecasting legend Michael Fish comes to Brighton Komedia to reveal all!

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Bearded glamourpuss will set your world to rights in no time at all...

FFS! is “a brand new glittering alt-drag, rock n roll eco-show for a vexed generation” which will be performed at Printworks on Claremont in Hastings on Wednesday November 22.

Mark Thomas photographed by Jane Hobson

Predictions for the future in Mark Thomas’ new live show

Comedian Mark Thomas returns to Hastings on December 13 for a live performance at St Mary In The Castle with A Show That Gambles On The Future.

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Joseph Toonga

A stunning dance event at Claverham next week

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REVIEW: Nell Gwynn - funny, feminist and putting women in the lead

The first scene of Nell Gwynn at The Stables Theatre, the story of how one of the first female actors made her name as one of the most famous women in history, establishes the character of its protagonist perfectly. As a shy actor who forgets his lines is heckled by a member of the audience, Nell Gwynn stands up for him, making fun of the cruel man.

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Review: King Lear at Minerva Theatre, Chichester

When a performance is as voraciously anticipated as Ian McKellen portrayal of King Lear there is an inevitable risk that reality must defeat expectation.

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Making waves and telling story of a disappearing world

Vanishing Sail has been making waves all over the world at film festivals and special event screenings and now West Indies Boatbuilding Culture comes to St Leonards.

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Passion, music and magical fun

This year’s Battle Festival has treats in store for music lovers as well as fantastic family fun for half term.

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Lulu’s back and firing on all cylinders in countrywide tour

Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour, Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet and performs live at the White Rock Theatre on Tuesday October 10 - tickets from £38.

Snow Queen by Ian Penny in Battle Festival

Visual arts to be celebrated right across town by Battle Festival 2017

Visual arts take centre stage at Battle Festival this year, with a range of free exhibitions.

Alistair Williams is Live At The Palace

Talking food is next up for Live At The Palace comedy

The splendidly named Live At The Palace Comedy club is back on Thursday October 12.

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A “captivating journey that touches the soul” in Belloc’s The Four Men

A kaleidoscopic and unique insight into Sussex at the turn of the century comes to the White Rock Theatre on Wednesday evening in the form of The Four Men, adapted from the book by Hilaire Belloc by Ann Feloy.

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Romantic desolation of La Boheme

La Boheme returned to St Mary In The Castle last Saturday with new principle singers. The difference it made demonstrated both the strength of Jenny Miller’s production and the impact of the singers themselves. American tenor, Andrew McGowan, was a youthful, naïve and impetuous Rudolfo. There were no problems at the top of the voice and he brought a heady romanticism to his wooing of Mimi. For once the on-off relationship made perfect sense, and his desolation at her death was truly moving.

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REVIEW: Why no finer life was to be found in Midhurst

Mass industrialization and the use of chemicals has transformed the face of farming in the past half century.

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VIDEO: Our House - Interview with George Sampson (Britain's Got Talent)

Ian Gillam, media and marketing consultant, caught up with George Sampson to find out more about the show and what's been happening since George's Britain's Got Talent days.

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