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Free fun at True Crime Museum with trail

Join the Jailbreak at Hastings True Crime Museum at Palace Court, White Rock, daily until February 18.

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The Winslow Boy

Review: The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan - Chichester Festival Theatre

There is nothing more certain to prick a tear from a Chichester audience than a fight for justice.

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Blods in the Adamms Family

New direction for BLODS with a spooky turn in October

Following a run of successful comedy plays, the members of Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic Society will be bringing a fresh modern musical to Bexhill College for the first time in autumn half-term.

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New comedy in Old Town with a master of the surreal

PunchUp Comedy returns to Hastings Old Town after its winter break with stand-up and comedy writer Nick Revell.

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Review: The Little Matchgirl and other Happier Tales - Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Review: The Little Matchgirl and other Happier Tales - Minerva Theatre, Chichester

As the show ends, Ole Shuteye invites the audience to leave a contribution for local homeless charity Stonepillow.

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Arsenic and Old Lace at the Stables Theatre

When sweet old ladies turn out to be homicidal maniacs

That marvellous dark comedic classic Arsenic And Old Lace is still at The Stables Theatre in Hastings with performances on February 9/10.

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Hamlet from Theatre Nation

A new Hamlet for audiences in Bexhill, Rye and Hastings

A re-imagined Hamlet is coming venues across our area produced by innovative and local new theatre company Theatre Nation.

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Magic Flute comes to Hastings

Enchanting family friendly version of The Magic Flute

Opera Anywhere is on tour with its latest production of The Magic Flute and comes to Hastings next month.

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National Youth Theatre discovery day at DLWP

Discovery day for young interested in theatre work

Get young minds inspired at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill with a National Youth Theatre Discovery Day.

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Celebrating 40 years of expression in dance school

Hastings School of Contemporary Dance is celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of the only specialised contemporary dance schools in the area. Beyond Words will be an evening of celebration, memories and inspiring dance. Students will perform a range of styles -including contemporary and ballet – to a variety of music from modern to classical. It will be performed at The Stables Theatre in Hastings from February 15-17 at 7.30pm.

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Inspired by the movies in new dance extravaganza

Rye Dance Centre follows the success of last year’s Super Duper by presenting its latest biannual show Movies Make Memories.

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Review: The Weir - English Touring Theatre - at Minerva Theatre, Chichester

If you needed reminding why so many of the traditional ‘spit and sawdust’ pubs have closed, The Weir kindly obliges.

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National Youth Theatre Discovery Day Fun, free, informal insight into theatre making

Young people who may be thinking about a future treading the boards, but are not sure how to go about it, should consider heading down to the De La Warr Pavilion (DLWP) for the National Youth Theatre (NYT) Discovery Day on Thursday, February 15, 11-1pm. The free introductory workshop in ensemble theatre is led by professional theatre director Louisa Beade. It is the perfect opportunity for those aged 14-25 to gain a fun and informal insight into theatre making and demystify the NYT’s auditioning process (which takes place at DLWP on March 24). Followed by a Q&A, find out all about the industry and the organisation.

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The tragedy and beauty of Puccini’s opera

The great strength of Ellen Kent’s touring production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is its simplicity.

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Hastings Sinfonia's Winter Concert at St John the Evangelist's Church, St Leonards-on-Sea. SUS-180128-140029001

REVIEW: Hastings Sinfonia’s crowdpleasing programme for its Winter Concert

Sometimes there can be advantages in going to a rehearsal for a concert when one is unable to attend the event itself and it was a pleasure to sit in on Hastings Sinfonia the afternoon of their recent musical offering at St John The Evangelist, Pevensey Road.

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Ant Middleton

Former special forces hero on his way to White Rock

Fresh from a brand new series of SAS (Who Dares Wins), Ant Middleton is embarking on his first UK tour this Spring, sharing his experiences and exploits as explorer and expedition leader.

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The Damned Evil Spirits tour

Feel real love with The Damned’s Valentine Day gig at Bexhill’s DLWP

Show love and affection for The Damned on February 14 when these amazing survivors of the original punk era play live at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

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Video Preview: The Stables Theatre's production of Arsenic and Old Lace

It is a peaceful backwater of Brooklyn, USA “some time ago”. Here live two elderly spinsters who, on the face of it, appear to help everyone and who are loved by all. But they have a little secret that they believe benefits lonely, elderly gentlemen.

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David Sedaris

David Sedaris at DLWP in July

David Sedaris, the American humorist and massively popular author, is embarking on a short tour of the UK this summer.

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