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Homecoming gig in summer for Keane singer Tom Chaplin

Emily Kinch

Art school’s gala event celebrates 50 golden years

An acclaimed Hastings performing arts school is celebrating its 5oth anniversary with a two-night showcase at the White Rock Theatre

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Oh What A Night! Coming to the White Rock Theatre on April 25

An exhilarating and family-friendly show bursting with classic tunes

They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...but not this time! Because the blockbuster show Oh What A Night! is making its UK debut at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings on Wednesday April 25.

Divertimento For Rope And Strings at St Mary In The Castle SUS-180327-085922001

Review: The unusual and exciting venture of Divertimento

A very large audience was present at St Mary In The Castle for a short but nonetheless most unusual evening.

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Hastings Fringes 2018

Gearing up for a creative and comic blend of summer festivals in 2018

Back in Hastings this summer are two feelgood events which are real crowd-pleasers - Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival from June 13-17, and Hastings Fringe Festival, throughout July.

Oh What A Night at the White Rock Theatre

Celebrate great hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Blockbuster show Oh What A Night! makes its UK debut at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, on Wednesday April 25 from 7.30pm.

Renaissance Theatre Company

Renaissance Theatre Co. in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes

Anything Goes is the next production from the Renaissance Theatre Company at St Mary In The Castle from April 26-28.

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James Martin - On the Road.....Again EMN-180404-082103001

Superstar chef visits Sussex as part of UK tour

Superstar chef James Martin will be visiting Sussex as part of his new theatre tour across the UK.

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Battle Marbles 2018. Photo by Frank Copper''Battle Light Opera Group: Made in Dagenham cast. SUS-180331-094548001

Made In Dagenham ladies ready for their picket line

Battle Light Opera Group ladies showed their mettle in demanding equal pay in character for upcoming production Made In Dagenham during this year’s Battle Marbles competition.

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Iden Players

The show must go on for Iden village hall

After an “awful” fire at Iden Village Hall last summer - which saw the loss of staging, scenery and chairs - Iden Players are now up and running with a brand new variety show.

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Opera South East in Eugene Onegin SUS-180204-145413001

The doomed tender love of Eugene Onegin told in opera

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Opera South East’s first performance at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, with a production of Bizet’s Carmen in September 1983.

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Great Expectations

Atmosphere and darkness from ExploreTheArch

ExploreTheArch, East Sussex’s experimental theatre company, is heading up St Leonards’ #ATownExploresABook18 festival this Easter with a chilling gothic new production.

Theatre and Comedy

Fringe festivals back this summer with comedy and live performance

Two Fringe Festivals return this summer – Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival, between June 13-17, and Hastings Fringe Festival, throughout July.

Bright Lights

A blast of sangria and sunshine from Brightlights

Are you over winter with all its chilly misery and desperate for some proper sun?

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Beatles Day 12'White Rock Theatre. Hastings SUS-180319-153701001

Celebrating The Beatles in a day of fab four music

In the 50th anniversary year of The White Album, hundreds of local musicians will stream into Hastings White Rock Theatre to celebrate the 19th Beatles Day held in town.

Flawless new tour at Hastings White Rock Theatre

Flawless moves from BGT’s popular street dance troupe

Britain’s Got Talent dance discovery Flawless presents Chase The Dream - The Reboot Tour at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Sunday October 28 from 6pm.

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The Magic Flute at St Mary's In The Castle SUS-180319-125803001

Review: Exceptionally good voices in The Magic Flute from Opera Anywhere

Mozart’s The Magic Flute is open to a wide range of interpretations and as long as it is well sung and sensitively staged it will always impress. This was certainly true of Opera Anywhere’s visit to St Mary In The Castle in Hastings last Friday. The opera may have been pared down but the narrative made sense throughout and many of the voices were exceptionally good.

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Hastings Philharmonic

Review: Mozart’s warmth in winter chill

Hastings Philharmonic have not been lucky with the weather this year but it does not seem to deter its audience who turned out in the bitter cold of Saturday evening for a Mozart concert which included one of his most pessimistic works.

Ministry Of Biscuits at Crowhurst Village Hall SUS-180314-121518001

Dunking delight with The Ministry Of Biscuits show

Dip into The Ministry Of Biscuits at Crowhurst Village Hall on Friday April 27 from 7.30pm

Being Brahms

When the only way to make sense of reality is to try escaping from it

Multi award-winning playwright Gail Louw blends a universal, heartfelt story about fathers and sons with the wondrous music of Johannes Brahms in her new one-man drama, Being Brahms.

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