Theatre Events

Chris Wood: The Close Up Show

The Loft, The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Saturday March 17, 7pm

Tickets £16.50. Not recommended for u10s

This intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand features world-class magicians from The Magic Circle. Performers vary and a limited audience experience magic in an intimate setting, with some taking part too.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.




Hancock & Co: One Man, Many Voices

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Saturday March 17, 7.45pm

Tickets £14

Actor and impressionist James Hurn is the star of this one-man show with a programme that includes one classic episode of Hancock’s Half Hour and two episodes he has written himself. Voicing the entire cast, he recreates the accents and personas of Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.




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

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Sunday March 18, 2.30pm

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.




Oscar Wilde Live: Lady Windermere’s Fan (12A)

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Tuesday March 20, 7.15pm

Tickets £16.50/child and senior £15.50/student £14.50

Award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke directs a new production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, which is screened live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? This is the second play in the Oscar Wilde Season being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.




Gallowglass

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Tuesday-Saturday March 20-24, 7.45pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday

Tickets £19-£26.50/concs £1.50 off (evenings only)/students and u16s £9/u25s £10

This is a world stage premiere of Gallowglass by Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine, staged by Middle Ground Theatre Company. Starring Paul Opacic, who has appeared in Bad Girls, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, London’s Burning’s Richard Walsh, Brookside’s Karen Drury, Dean Smith, from Last Tango in Halifax and Waterloo Road, Florence Cady, Rachael Hart, Eva Sayer and Joe Eyre, it tells the story of a man who saves the life of a homeless youngster and now his life belongs to him…

Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.




NT Live: Julius Caesar

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Thursday March 22, 7pm

Tickets £15/discounts £12

This classic Shakespeare is broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre in London and stars Skyfall actor Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, who appeared in The Missing, Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones and David Calder, who starred in The Lost City of Z. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, it’s the story of how Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.




NT Live: Julius Caesar

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Thursday March 22, 7pm

Tickets £14/pensioners and children £12. Age 15+

This classic Shakespeare is broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre in London and stars Skyfall actor Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, who appeared in The Missing, Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones and David Calder, who starred in The Lost City of Z. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, it’s the story of how Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.




NT: Julius Caesar

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Thursday March 22, 7pm

Tickets £16.50/child and senior £15.50/student £14.50

This classic Shakespeare is broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre in London and stars Skyfall actor Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, who appeared in The Missing, Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones and David Calder, who starred in The Lost City of Z. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, it’s the story of how Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.




NT: Julius Caesar (12A)

Screen One, The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Thursday March 22, 7pm

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

This classic Shakespeare is broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre in London and stars Skyfall actor Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, who appeared in The Missing, Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones and David Calder, who starred in The Lost City of Z. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, it’s the story of how Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.




Quartet

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Monday-Saturday March 26-31, 7.45pm with 2.30pm matinees on Thursday and Saturday

Tickets £15.90-£36.90

An all-star cast includes Just Good Friends star Paul Nicholas, Coronation Street’s Wendi Peters, Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness and Harry Potter actor Jeff Rawle star in Ronald Harwood’s bitter-sweet comedy Quartet. For ageing opera singers reside in a magnificent retirement home in Kent and soon old rivalries resurface, secrets are revealed and chaos unfolds. The Cheltenham Everyman Theatre production highlights the hilarity of growing old disgracefully.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.




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