08/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
The Winslow Boy
Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester
Thursday-Saturday February 8-17, 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on both Saturdays
Tickets from £15
This major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s play, set in 1910 Edwardian London, stars Only Fools and Horses actress Tessa Peake-Jones (pictured above) and Holby City’s Aden Gillett (pictured below). Having been expelled from the Royal Naval College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions as they fight to clear his name or face social ostracism, as the case becomes a national scandal. Based on a real-life event, The Winslow Boy is directed by Olivier-nominated Rachel Kavanaugh.
Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.
09/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove
Friday-Saturday February 9-17, 7pm, 4pm and 2.30pm on various days
Tickets £8.50/family of four £30/TOM’s Friends 15% off
New Mutiny Theatre Company uses new music and alternate styles to tell the story of Robin Hood, exploring ideas of community and family, friendship and duty, and what it really means to be a hero. The soundtrack is Mumford meets Arctic Monkeys with a melodic folk-inspired sound for the Merry Men clashing with the heavy industrial rock of the Sheriff.
Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.
12/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
The Case of the Frightened Lady
The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley
Monday-Saturday February 12-17, 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday and Saturday
Tickets £26-£33.50/discounts available
Rock Follies star Rula Lenska stars in the Edgar Wallace thriller featuring Inspector Tanner. When he is called to investigate a murder at Mark’s Priory, the ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems… and then discovers a shocking secret. The cast also includes Coronation Street actors Gray O’Brien and Philip Lowrie, EastEnders actor Charlie Clements, Only Fools and Horses actor Denis Lill, Skins star April Pearson, Ben Nealon from Soldier Soldier and Glenn Carter, who starred in the film Jesus Christ Superstar.
Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.
13/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
The Kite Runner
Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne
Tuesday-Saturday February 13-17, 7.45pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday
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 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.
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- Works by the artist who created drawings by torchlight of scenes from a John Osborne play go on view for the first time since the 1970s
- Meet the stuntman who has been set on fire more than 100 times – and loves it!
- Comedian George Egg dishes up delicious gourmet meals using power tools and gardening equipment from his shed in his new show
- Discover the extraordinary work of a virtually unknown and unrecognised textile designer in a new exhibition