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Explore the South Downs National Park and more with the 13X 

August 10, 2020

Brighton & Hove Buses bring back popular 13X summer service, giving access to beautiful scenery at Seven Sisters Park, Birling Gap and Beachy Head as the bus makes its way to Eastbourne. 

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REVIEW: Amélie The Musical @Devonshire Park Theatre

September 10, 2019

Listen careful I shall say this only wurnce;  Amelie is a superbly entertaining, heart-warming and thrilling musical, ticking all the boxes, in all the right ways and leaving you with a huge warm smile as you head home.

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REVIEW: Fame The Musical @Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

September 3, 2019

Fame holds a special place in the hearts of many people. This show, although technically good and blessed with an obvious talented cast, failed  to engage on any emotional level, only scored once or twice and was much,  much less than the sum of its parts.

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PREVIEW: The 39 Steps comes to Eastbourne this summer

May 20, 2019

Jump on-board as the hilarious spy thriller and Olivier and Tony Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps comes to Eastbourne for a riotous run at the Devonshire Park Theatre this summer (July 25 – August 17) starring Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street). Based on John Buchan’s classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s film The 39 Steps is the perfect summer night out.

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Sign of Four @Devonshire Park

May 1, 2019

Good theatre should both entertain and challenge and this careful adaption for the stage by Nick Lane does that comfortably I enjoyed this decolonising narrative, which was handled with careful writing and committed dignified acting, and it certainly helps to present this late Victorian storyline to a present-day audience without too much focus on the entitlement and privilege of the main protagonists.

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Picture of Dorian Gray @Devonshire Park Theatre

March 20, 2019

This bold new production based on the classic novel celebrates Wilde’s wonderful language and appeals to this mixed age audience. Featuring Wilde’s famous wit, The Picture of Dorian Gray is presented as a two act thriller with a narrative momentum which keeps the attention up until the final scenes of the play.

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REVIEW: Return to the Forbidden Planet @Devonshire Park Theatre

August 15, 2018

It’s a seriously odd show, shuttling Shakespeare up against rock and roll, review theatre, musical comedy and some slick and silly audience participation it’s a real curates egg, but not withstanding it’s weirdness it’s fun and this case, with their full octane performances give every ounce of their energy to ensure the show rockets into the high end of fun from the off.

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest @Eastbourne

April 25, 2018

IT’S always difficult to walk the walk of Lady Bracknell, and an audience will always tremble as the actress clears her throat to utter her immortal lines, but much in the way of the cucumbers for her sandwiches there was something missing here tonight in this Original Theatre Production of the Importance of Being Earnest.

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