Date/Time Event
25/01/2018 - 03/02/2018
7:00 pm
The Jungle Book

Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Thursday January 25-Saturday February 3, 7pm with 2pm performances on both Saturdays

Tickets from £10. Age 6+

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is brought to the stage in a new adaptation by Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale and director Max Webster, with music by Joe Stilgoe. Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in the jungle as he is raised by wolves and, with the help of his animal friends including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, he outwits cruel tiger Shere Khan and learns the laws of the jungle. There are new songs in this colourful show.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

25/01/2018 - 10/02/2018
7:30 pm
War Horse

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Thursday January 25-Saturday February 10, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £20-£52.50 Ages 10+

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse is on a major tour of the UK, which coincides with the centenary celebrations of the end of the First World War. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s story, it’s a story of courage, loyalty and friendship between a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris and designed by Rae Smith, it features groundbreaking puppetry work by the Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, which brings breathing galloping horses to life on stage. Michael Morpurgo says, “After a few months’ rest, out at pasture, Joey the war horse and his great team from the National Theatre will be touring the UK again, in many places War Horse has not been seen before. I am so pleased this is happening… Steady boy, steady Joey. Trot on!” Picture: Brinkhoff&M+Âgenburg.

Read our feature on War Horse.

Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.

30/01/2018 - 03/02/2018
7:45 pm
The Weir

Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Tuesday January 30-Saturday February 3, 7.45pm with 2.45pm performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Tickets from £22. Age 12+

In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whiskey flows, the arrival of a young stranger, haunted by a secret from her past, turns the tales of folklore into something more unsettling. One story, however, is more chilling and more real than any of them could have ever imagined. A shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, The Weir is directed by Adele Thomas and is a co-production between English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

03/02/2018
8:00 pm
Circus of Horrors - Voodoo VaudEvil

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Saturday February 3, 8pm

Tickets £18-£26

The latest incarnation of Circus of Horrors, which first took to the road 22 years ago, is Voodoo VaudEvil, which features bizarre, brave and beautiful acts woven into one sensational shock/horror story.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.