Musicals

This Is Me

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Tuesday and Wednesday July 24 and 25, 7pm

Tickets £16

This musical extravaganza features a wealth of outstanding local talent in a versatile showcase of the performing arts with energetic song and dance numbers from musicals to pop.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.


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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Tuesday-Sunday July 24-29, 7.30pm with matinees at 2.30pm on Thur and Sat and at 3pm on Sun

Tickets £15 and £18

The Rattonians bring Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to life in the musical adaptation of the family musical. This musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas is on the 1968 film version and features a score by the Sherman Brothers.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.


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High School Musical

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Wednesday-Sunday July 25-29, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £13, £15 and £18/concs £10, £13 and £15

Brighton Theatre Group Youth presents High School Musical, Disney’s multi-award-winning on-stage musical of the film. Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town school falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez at a holiday karaoke party. Returning to campus, Troy and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical, while the jealous Sharpay Evans conspires to squelch their chances. The two must struggle to make it to the auditions while also meeting their obligations to the basketball team and the school academic decathlon.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.


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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Windmill Theatre, Windmill Road, Littlehampton

Thursday-Saturday August 8-10, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday

Tickets £15/concs £14

Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning, and based on the 1988 film, which starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine. They play two men competing to swindle an American heiress out of $50,000, one a small-time swindler and the other a suave conman. It all takes place on the French Riviera.

Phone 01903 856801 or visit freedom-leisure.co.uk.


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Return to the Forbidden Planet

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Thursday August 9-Saturday September 1, 7.45pm with 2.30pm matinees on Wed and Sat

Tickets £21-£29.50

This high-octane musical is out of this world, taking its audiences to rock ’n’ roll and beyond. The critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning spectacular Return To The Forbidden Planet is inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and is packed with classic hits such as Heard It Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Great Balls of Fire, Shake Rattle And Roll and Johnny B Goode. The cast includes Matt Devitt, the star of 2017’s One Man, Two Guvnors, Mark Newnham, Jane Milligan, Steve Simmonds and Frido Ruth, who have all starred in previous productions of this iconic musical, and Andrew Gallo, Grace Lancaster and Dan de Cruz.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.


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Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Saturday August 11, 7pm

Tickets £10

Twenty-five young performers take you on a musical adventure through the lights and sounds of a fairground, to the rooftops of London, to far-away kingdoms and mysterious forests, never knowing where it might lead next. With the magic of storytelling, recognisable songs, catchy tunes and thrilling choreography, Let’s Go Fly a Kite is ideal for all the family.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.


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Salad Days

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Wednesday September 5, 7.45pm

Tickets £13-£41.90

Following rave reviews and sell-out shows in London and Bath, Regan De Wynter Williams present one of Britain’s best-loved and sunniest musicals. Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds’ award-winning show is an absolute romp of polite naughtiness and saucy encounters, with an energetic and peppy score featuring songs such as We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back, Look At Me, I’m Dancing, and We’re Looking For A Piano.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.


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Evita

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Tuesday-Saturday September 18-22, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £38, £43.50 and £45.50/discounts £5 off (Tuesday-Thursday only)/groups 10 or more £7.50 off

Following smash hit runs in London, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is thrilling audiences across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status, which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. It features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.


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Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Thursday September 20, 7.45pm

Tickets £21.90-£67.40. Age 12+

This new production of Dirty Dancing explodes with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. It tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.


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The Greatest Showman – Singalong (PG)

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

Saturday September 22, 3pm

Tickets £5.50/pensioners and children £5

It’s showtime! The Greatest Showman is inspired by the imagination of P T Barnum and is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Singalong at this special sing-along screening of the most entertaining movie of the year.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.


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