Theatre Events

Hair

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Tuesday-Saturday February 20-24, 8.30pm, 8pm and 5pm on various days

Tickets £15-£18.50/concs £13.50-£17. Age 16+

Hair, the groundbreaking tribal rock musical of the late 1960s, is a product of the hippy counterculture and sexual revolution. Set in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1968, as the Vietnam War is sucking the lifeblood out of America’s young men, a group of flower power children a fighting a peaceful revolution in a war-hungry world. Based on the book and lyrics of James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Hair is performed by Brighton Theatre Group.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.




The Kite Runner

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Tuesday-Saturday February 20-24, 7.30pm

Tickets £25.50, £29.50 and £31.50/discounts available

Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner is a haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents set in Afghanistan, a divided country on the verge of war. Two childhood friends are about to be torn apart when a terrible incident shatters their lives forever. This theatrical tour-de-force comes to Crawley following a run in the West End.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.




NT: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Thursday February 22, 7pm

Tickets £14.50/concs £13.50

Broadcast live from the National Theatre is the all-star revival of the 20th century masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Hollywood actors Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller and Colm Meaney star with Call The Midwife actress Hayley Squires in the play set on a steamy night in Mississippi. A Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? The production is directed by Benedict Andrews.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.




Hamlet

St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings

Thursday-Saturday February 22-24, 7.30pm

Tickets £15

Award-winning Shakespearean actor Emily Carding and a cast of local professionals perform an innovative, intimate, immediate interpretation of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. It is produced by new local theatre company Theatre Nation.

Phone 01424 715880 or visit stmaryinthecastle.co.uk.




T J Higgs – UK’s Foremost Psychic Medium

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Thursday February 22, 7.30pm

Tickets £21

T J Higgs, who has appeared on ITV3’s The X-tra Factor, has starred in 21 episodes of Psychic Private Eyes on Zone Reality as she investigated murders and missing people cases for CBS Reality Television and is considered one of the UK’s foremost psychic mediums. She carries out private readings, live theatre appearances and other events in the UK and abroad.

Read our feature on T J Higgs.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.




The Story of Bart

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Saturday February 24, 7.30pm

Tickets £18-£19

West End star John Barr takes on the role of Lionel Bart, the songwriting genius behind musicals including Oliver!, film scores and chart hits. This musical play tells the story of the meteoric rise and fall of Bart, from the East End of London, who was earning the same as the average man in the 1960s until he was declared bankrupt in 1972. John Barr is joined by a band to perform some of Bart’s best-known hits, plus a few little known songs too.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.




I’d Be Lost Without You

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Sunday February 25, 7pm

Tickets £12.50/concs £10. Age 12+

This production by physical theatre company Wet Picnic explores our addiction to technology in the 21st century, where our hunger for ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ is distancing us from ourselves and one another. In an interactive experience, Wet Picnic works in collaboration with a psychologist to extract real-life experiences.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.




NT: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Monday February 26, 7pm

Tickets £9.50

Broadcast live from the National Theatre is the all-star revival of the 20th century masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Hollywood actors Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller and Colm Meaney star with Call The Midwife actress Hayley Squires in the play set on a steamy night in Mississippi. A Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? The production is directed by Benedict Andrews.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.




NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Tuesday February 27, 7pm

Tickets £18/concs £17/student and child £13

Broadcast live from the National Theatre is the all-star revival of the 20th century masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Hollywood actors Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller and Colm Meaney star with Call The Midwife actress Hayley Squires in the play set on a steamy night in Mississippi. A Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? The production is directed by Benedict Andrews.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.




Oliver

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Thursday-Saturday March 1-3, 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on Thursday and Saturday

Tickets £15/concs £10

Bede’s School stages the stage classic Oliver by the legendary Lionel Bart.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.




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