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Ben is back to appear alongside Honey G in panto

Hastings favourite Ben Watson will be back for his sixth White Rock Theatre pantomime when he appears in Sleeping Beauty alongside X Factor star Honey G.

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Giovanni Pernice show

Giovanni set to dazzle with as star turn in Dance Is Life

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Giovanni Pernice is taking the nation by storm with his first ever tour titled Dance Is Life.

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Clever and fun summer theatre

For almost 20 years the annual summer play by the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company has been a must-see event for people across the south of England.

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A courageous response to a bold challenge

For her directing debut for Bright Lights Theatre Company Kate West took the bold approach.

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Bill Turnbull

Gala night and auction

A star studded gala night of music and dancing will dazzle in the grounds of Fairlight Hall on Saturday July 1 raising money for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

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Katherine Ryan

November date for top comedian Katherine Ryan

She’s a regular panellist on The Fake News Show, co-host of Your Face Or Mine with Jimmy Carr on Comedy Central, and earlier this year shocked fans with a fake selfie of a ‘botched bum lift.’

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John Roberts (Wendi Peters as the Queen of Hearts and Dave Willetts as the White Rabbit)

Review: Wonderland (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until June 3, and touring)

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. With the musical Wonderland now on a UK tour it is tempting to add a seventh: how can such a poorly written story based on the popular and abiding characters created by Lewis Carroll be finding audiences giving standing ovations at every performance?

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From success in BGT to owning the stage at White Rock in Our House

Street dancing sensation George Sampson has been confirmed for the UK tour of award-winning musical Our House which comes to Hastings’ White Rock Theatre from September 19-23.

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World famous show War Horse announces Sussex date during UK tour

The cast has been announced for the The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse which will stop off at the Brighton Centre early next year.

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Brian Conley brings new tour to Hastings White Rock Theatre

Great live show from one of our best known entertainers

Coming to Hastings next Friday is the multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley with the new show he has been touring all over the country.

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Audiences wowed by sheer talent in Variety Spectacular

What is the best thing to come out of Hastings? Some say the A21, but I say, without hesitation, the Variety Spectacular by The Hastings Stage Studio.

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Buddy Holly show at the White Rock theatre

How Buddy rose to music legend

It’s billed as one of the best live shows to have graced London’s West End and the most successful rock and roll show of all time.

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Ava Potter as Lilly and Oona (Running Wild). Photo Johan Persson

REVIEW: Running Wild at Chichester Festival Theatre

Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild is no rehash of Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

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Joe McElderry as Joseph

Nervous but excited - playing Joseph is an honour for Joe

There’s still time to see the nation’s favourite X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat which has performances left this week every evening and then Saturday at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.

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Reece Shearsmith and Ken Stott in The Dresser. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

REVIEW: The Dresser at Chichester Festival Theatre

Anyone who knows anything about the theatre, especially third rate touring productions, will understand that there is always more drama off stage than there is on.

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Two Men One Guvnor at the Stables Theatre in Hastings

Riotous comedy is Stables smash

The Stables Theatre kicks off its 2017 season in uproarious style with a production of the smash West End and Broadway hit One Man Two Guvnors.

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REVIEW: Moscow City Ballet at Chichester Festival Theatre

There may be 6,500 languages in the world today but music and dance continues to speak with one tongue.

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Legend Quests in Rye with Oliver McNeil

Living fantasy in World Of Legend

Magic, illusion and fairytale are what Rye’s World Of Legend is all about.

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Jaymi Hensley as Peter Pan

Peter Pan panto still flying high

Christmas is over for another year but the panto season is still flying high.

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Peter Pan at the White Rock Theatre SUS-161219-115042001

Peter Pan is “a great family show” and entertainment at its very best

What comes round once a year? Why, it’s the Hastings White Rock Theatre Christmas pantomime of course. (Oh yes it is).

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