26/03/2018 - 31/03/2018
Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton
Monday-Saturday March 26-31, 7.45pm with 2.30pm matinees on Thursday and Saturday
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. Four 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.
27/03/2018 - 31/03/2018
Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne
Tuesday-Saturday March 27-31, 7.45pm with 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday and Saturday
Tickets £16-£23.50/concs £1.50 off evening performances only/students and u16s £9/u25s £10
Olivier Award-winning Nichola McAuliffe, the star of TV’s Surgical Spirit and the movies Tomorrow Never Dies and Cheri, plays Miss Havisham in a new stage adaptation by Ken Bentley of the classic by Charles Dickens. Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given a chance to better himself when he visits the reclusive Miss Havisham in her decaying mansion. There, he meets and falls in love with Estella and, with the help of an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the city to win her heart and become part of the educated elite. Picture: Matt Austin.
Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.
28/03/2018 - 29/03/2018
Whilst The Rest Were Sleeping
The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove
Wednesday and Thursday March 28 and 29, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm
Tickets £15/TOM’s Friends 15%
London-based CIRCA69 attempts to piece together a mystery spanning 60 years using your phone to unlock clues hidden in portraits hanging on the wall and putting on VR headsets to visit worlds within the story. This premiere performance brings together six of CIRCA69’s works. It requires a smartphone for each member of the audience, so bring it along, charged. If you don’t have one, contact the venue.
Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.
Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis
Thursday March 29, 7.30pm
Tickets £16.50/concs £15.50/school groups £10.50. Age 11+
Blackeyed Theatre stages a revival of Teechers, John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling sink school. The production brings to life an array of frightening teachers and hopeless pupils through the eyes of three Year 11 pupils about to leave school for good. It features an up-to-date soundtrack and is directed by Adrian McDougall.
Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.
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