Theatre and Comedy

Theatre & Comedy


Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex.

coming to Chichester

Dementia-friendly theatre in Chichester

Arts company Spare Tyre bring their dementia-friendly performance, The Garden, to Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn.

Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Maximum Rhythm and Blues with The Manfreds

Join ‘60s luminaries The Manfreds, PP Arnold and Zoot Money for an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia and some of the greatest hits ever written when they visit The Hawth Theatre on Thursday December 1 with their show Maximum Rhythm n’ Blues.

Let's Hang On

Musical journey through career of Frankie Valli

Making a return visit to The Hawth Crawley on Wednesday November 30 is Let’s Hang On, the remarkable show that takes audiences on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Barry Castagnola

Have a laugh with three top circuit acts at The Capitol

There’s a great line-up planned for Barnstormers’ next Horsham comedy show on Sunday, October 23.


Tomfoolery returns to Horsham’s Capitol with two fun family shows

Children’s entertainer Tomfoolery has got two shows coming to Horsham’s Capitol: a Christmas show and also his third year bringing his Beans on Toast show to the venue.

The Dixie Swim Club. Picture by Joe Mott

Women take on life’s challenges in bittersweet play at Wivelsfield Little Theatre

Wivelsfield Little Theatre’s autumn production for 2016 will be The Dixie Swim Club.

Wyrd Sisters

East Grinstead performers have a laugh with Macbeth

East Grinstead-based ACE Theatre Company bring Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett to Chequer Mead Theatre.

Julian Clary. Picture by Tony Briggs

Horsham Capitol gig offers Julian Clary at his filthy best

Following overwhelming demand for the sold-out spring run of his latest tour, Julian Clary is heading to Horsham’s Capitol on Tuesday, October 25.

Kerry Godliman

Nights of laughter lined up for Crawley

Crawley’s Hawth has nights of laughter all wrapped up this autumn/winter, with a succession of comedians lined up in the new season.

Lemon curd parfait

TONY STAPLES: A dessert for chocolate fans and those who like a tangy pudding

Add a zing to autumn days with a delicious lemony dessert. Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora Hotel, in Crawley, shares a family favourite...

Derren Brown

Illusionist Derren Brown explores ideas of happiness at The Hawth

Mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown doesn’t claim to have discovered the secret of happiness. But he is offering us all a different perspective on it.


Downton Abbey footman thrown into the political mix

Chichester Festival Theatre opened this year’s summer season with Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey’s Earl of Grantham – in his first major stage role following the conclusion of the phenomenally-successful TV series.

The Shawshank Redemption

REVIEW: The Shawshank Redemption, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until October 22.

It’s pretty well everyone’s favourite film – and that’s the measure of the risk the producers are taking in transferring it to the stage.

Edward Bennett in rehearsal for Love's Labour's Lost at Chichester Festival Theatre

Edward Bennett relishes the chance to do it all again...

Around two-thirds of the original cast return as Christopher Luscombe’s double-bill of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing is revived 18 months after finishing at Stratford.


Remembering Edith Sitwell

Before Jules Craig, there was Edith Sitwell. Before Edith Sitwell, there was Elizabeth I.

Waterloo is at The Capitol, Horsham, on Saturday, October 15


Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex.

From left: Dani Acors, Ben Ofoedu, Olly Pike, Martin Ramsdin, Alice Ellen Wright, James Dinsmore and Richard Alan. Picture by Steve Robards, SR1630213

Horsham panto performers get dressed up for Aladdin’s arrival at The Capitol

A collection of flamboyant characters came to Horsham’s Capitol on Thursday, October 6, to promote the theatre’s brand new version of Aladdin.

From left: Yvonne Chadwell, Jane OSullivan, Jeremy Quin MP, Harriet Douglas, Christine Tomkin, Philip Chadwell and Lynn Andrews

HAODS celebrates long-serving members with Horsham MP

HAODS (Horsham Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society) celebrated some of its longest serving members with an afternoon tea attended by Horsham MP Jeremy Quin.

Dominic Holland

Comedians make school safer with Copthorne fundraiser

Comedy Beats’ next show is a fundraiser for The Copthorne Junior School road safety group on October 22.

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