Listings August 2023
EODS – THE WINTER’S TALE
ITALIAN GARDENS | Wednesday 26 July – Saturday 6 August | £19, Premium £21
Join EODS (Eastbourne Operatic & Dramatic Society) in the Italian Gardens, Eastbourne, this summer for The Winter’s Tale – an old wives’ tale or fable in Shakespeare’s time, a timeless fairy tale beyond belief, introduced by Time himself! This is an amateur production.
THE INVISIBLE MAN
DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE | Friday 28 July – Saturday 26 August | £23, £23 – £29.50
Eastbourne Theatres production team return for a summer production like no other.
The Invisible Man promises all the trademark in-house treats PLUS … this year … magic and illusions to create a leading man who you can see straight through!
This is summer fun suitable for all ages. The HG Wells classic is brought to life with a sprinkling of mischievous comedy, music and mayhem delivering this delightfully engaging theatrical romp.
A sleepy Sussex village has an unexpected visitor, but clearly there is something very wrong with this stranger. What follows is a thrilling tale of daring adventure and unforgettable theatre.
This production is from the team responsible for The 39 Steps, Around the World in 80 Days, Return to the Forbidden Planet, One Man Two Guvnors and of course Eastbourne’s beloved Devonshire Park pantomimes.
BEYOND THE BARRICADE
CONGRESS THEATRE | Friday 4 August, 7.30pm | £28
The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis. Featuring many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the country’s most popular musical theatre concert.
FRANK & ELLA – LEN PHILLIPS SWING ORCHESTRA
STARRING STEPHEN TRIFFITT & NICOLA EMMANUELLE
CONGRESS THEATRE | Sunday 6 August, 2.30pm | £23
A concert celebrating the two biggest names in jazz and popular music for a generation. Faithful renditions of Nelson Riddle’s stunning arrangements from stars of the West End’s Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas plus thrilling instrumental versions from Britain’s most popular 17-piece Big Band.
CONGRESS THEATRE | Thursday 10 August, 7.30pm | £25.50
80s Rock lives on! Stadium anthems, power ballads, and timeless classics, performed with all the fun, passion and warmth of the most influential musical decade in history. Music to sing, shout, dance, head-bang and air guitar to.
A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE
CONGRESS THEATRE | Saturday 12 August, 7.30pm | £27
Spend A Country Night in Nashville and celebrate the very best of country music. With songs including Ring of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five o’Clock Somewhere, Need You Now and 9-5, be transported on a musical journey through the history of country, from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to The Chicks, Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves.
SHOWADDYWADDY – 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT TOUR
CONGRESS THEATRE | Thursday 17 August, 7.30pm | £28
Living up to their title of ‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band in The World’, Showaddywaddy have sold over 20 million records across the globe. This uplifting show features all their greatest hits many of which reached number one in the pop charts across Europe. Under the Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, When, Blue Moon, Pretty Little Angel Eyes and many more.
CONGRESS THEATRE | Saturday 19 August, 12pm & 3.30pm | £18.50, Under 16s £17.50, Family Ticket (4 tickets) £68
Milkshake! Monkey is back joined by some of his favourite Milkshake! friends plus two Milkshake Presenters creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen! Join Paddington, Daisy & Ollie, Milo, Noddy, Pip and Posy, Blue’s Clues & You! and of course Milkshake! Monkey for an unforgettable family time at Milkshake Monkey’s Musical!
CONGRESS THEATRE | Saturday 26 August, 7.30pm | £29
Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO AGAIN pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. Back with their stunning ‘Re-Discovery Tour’ you will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation.
WATERLOO – A TRIBUTE TO ABBA
CONGRESS THEATRE | Sunday 27 August, 7.30pm | £29
A fabulous concert looking back at the sensational rise to stardom of Swedish pop group ABBA. Featuring a full live cast and band, from the iconic Waterloo, Mamma Mia and Voulez Vouz and so many more, this sensational show is an experience not to be missed by any ABBA fan.
Disclaimer: This is a tribute production and is not affiliated or endorsed by the Abba Estate.
THAT’LL BE THE DAY
CONGRESS THEATRE | Tuesday 29 August, 7.30pm | £25.50, £27.50, £29.50
The gang return for another momentous celebration of the most iconic moments in music and comedy from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s. Comedy sketches combine with breathtaking vocals and dazzling musicianship to bring you the ultimate feel good experience that will leave you singing and dancing.
CONGRESS THEATRE | Thursday 31 August, 7.30pm | £26, £23, Conc £21
Dire Streets bring to life the classic songs of one of the world’s greatest guitar bands. The six-piece band delivers faithful renditions of classic studio tracks along with extended live versions from some of the legendary Dire Straits concerts. No other Dire Straits tribute act comes as close to reproducing Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar and vocal tones.