Listings July 2023
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: THE END-OF-NIGHT ANTHEMS SHOW
CONGRESS THEATRE | Thursday 6 July, 7.30pm | TICKETS £32
From the producers of Lost in Music comes a show packed full of the greatest end-of-the-night anthems. Non-stop, singalong favourites – Summer of ’69, I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, Eye of the Tiger, Livin’ on a Prayer, Sweet Child O’ Mine – 30 anthems brought to life by a sizzling cast, fantastic costumes and amazing light show.
DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE | Thursday 6 – Saturday 15 July | £20 – £27.50
Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight is the stuff of legend. From its first staging in 1938, through the 1944 film starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, to lending its name to a legal term in present UK law, this classic Victorian thriller echoes through the ages.
Bella Manningham is a woman on the edge. She hears footsteps in the night, pictures are moving by themselves and the gaslights in the drawing room dim and flicker without so much as a touch. Her husband is constantly disappearing. He tells her she may be losing her mind and she starts to believe him… As her grip on reality begins to slip, she finds herself in the middle of a terrifying mystery.
ROB LAMBERTI presents PERFECTLY GEORGE
CONGRESS THEATRE | Saturday 8 July, 7.30pm | £27 – £34, Under 16s £20 – £25, Over 65s £25 -£30
From Wham! all the way through to the diverse eras of George Michael’s hugely successful solo career, including the timeless hits Careless Whisper, Faith, Fastlove, Club Tropicana, and so many more. This show tells the story of George Michael through the vast repertoire of songs that made him an icon to so many.
YOUNG COMPANY AUDITIONS FOR BEAUTY & THE BEAST PANTOMIME
WELCOME BUILDING | Sunday 9 July, 9.30am
Eastbourne Theatres are looking for dancers aged 9 – 19 years (by the 1st September 2023) who can commit to the full rehearsal and performance period of this years’ Devonshire Park Theatre Pantomime, Beauty & the Beast. These auditions are open to all dancers, regardless of experience, you’ll work alongside our professional choreographer and take part in a fun audition session. For full details and to register, head to the What’s On pages of eastbournetheatres.co.uk
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
CONGRESS THEATRE | Friday 14 July, 7.30pm | £32.50, Under 16s £30.50
Rooted in Ireland’s rich culture and heritage, join us on a journey through Ireland’s history as Rhythm of the Dance returns with a brand-new production. Featuring world class live musicians, vocalists and champion dancers, the show will be a completely immersive experience.
THE PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA
CONGRESS THEATRE | Saturday 15 July, 7.30pm | £28, Conc £26
The finest hot dance music of the 1920s and ‘30s in this beautifully crafted concert. Expect to hear classics from the pens of Irving Berlin, Ray Noble and Cole Porter, as well as electrifying hot jazz from the likes of Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Presenting the show is singer and band leader Duncan Galloway.
DRAGONS & MYTHICAL BEASTS
CONGRESS THEATRE | Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 July, 4.30pm | £16, Groups 10+ £10
Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon… From the creators of the international smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life live on stage!
Suitable for all ages 3+
MEN OF THE WORLD
DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE | Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 July | £20 – £27
Men of the World follows three northern coach drivers, Stick, Larry and Frank as they prepare for a mystery trip to Scarborough.
They soon start to take a trip down memory lane and recount memorable coach trips from their past. The show is bursting with compassion, nostalgia and humour and takes a look at the small and often overlooked moments of magic in our lives as just 3 actors play a vast number of characters.
Join us on this unforgettable, hilarious and moving trip from John Godber, master of observation and one of the country’s most popular playwrights.
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
CONGRESS THEATRE | Thursday 20 July, 7.30pm | £27, £24, Conc £21
Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End, a sold-out Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story continues to amaze audiences across the globe! Using huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Homeward Bound to name just a few!
ANYTHING FOR LOVE – FEATURING THE MUSIC OF MEAT LOAF & JIM STEINMAN
CONGRESS THEATRE | Friday 21 July, 7.30pm | £34.50, Under 16s £15
Steve Steinman, brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits. With an incredible stage set, ten-piece live band combined with Steve’s well-known sense of humour and stage presence, the show can only be described as awesome.
CONGRESS THEATRE | Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 July | £22 – £43
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” The Daily Mail.
The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
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.