Eastbourne Theatres | Listings May 2024

Eastbourne Theatres

Listings May 2024


CONGRESS THEATRE | Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 4 May | Up to £51

Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios award-winning film, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical makes it’s Eastbourne debut.

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.


CONGRESS THEATRE | Wednesday 8 May, 7.30pm | up to £67.50

Direct from the USA, the world’s biggest, best and most successful Elvis tribute show returns to the UK.  Starring Shawn Klush (USA), Dean Z (USA) and Ben Thompson (UK). Don’t miss this incredible production, starring three of the world’s very best Elvis tribute artists together in one show with an incredible live band and orchestra. 

MARTIN KEMP | back to the 80s DJ set

WINTER GARDEN | Friday 10 May, Doors 7.30pm | £31.50

Is this too good to be ‘True’? The hottest 80s club night is coming to town – when actor, TV personality and star of Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp will be spinning the biggest and best hits of the decade!


CONGRESS THEATRE | Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm | Up to £29.50

Back 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.


DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE | Sunday 12 May, 4pm | £Up to £26

Composed by John Frederick Lampe

NSO Chorus, Bellot Baroque Ensemble, ConductorToby Purser, Director Paul Higgins

Live comic opera, fully staged. The 1737 smash hit: a Yorkshire legend, an uproarious send up of Italian opera seria, with earthy satire, razor wit and delightful music in the style of Handel.

A dragon is terrorizing the Yorkshire countryside, devouring anything it meets. The only person who can save the locals is a drunken squire – if he can put down his pint. He agrees, but just as daunting as his monstrous opponent is the love triangle that ensues. Will the dragon prevail? And who will get their man?

The Dragon of Wantley, the 1737 smash hit of the London season, parodies Handel’s serious operas – as well as poking fun at the government of the day. The combination of Lampe’s first-rate music (of which Handel himself approved) and wonderfully witty libretto by Henry Carey makes this opera a comic gem.

LOST IN MUSIC : One night at the Disco

CONGRESS THEATRE | Thursday 16 May, 7.30pm | £32

Join us to recreate the magical 70s taking you on a musical journey straight to the heart of disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists including Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. Lose yourself and leave your troubles at home!


CONGRESS THEATRE | Friday 17 May, 7.30pm | £34.50

A night of laughter, cabaret, mystery, and glamour!

Roll up, roll up. . . join us for the UK’s longest running burlesque show. The ultimate variety show blends stylish cabaret, comedy, music, circus and burlesque, featuring an extravaganza of glitz and glamour. A sensational variety show for the 21st Century, it’s cabaret o’clock!

JOE PASQUALE: THE NEW NORMAL : 40 years of Cack… Continued

DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE | Saturday 18 May, 7.45pm | £27.50

Joe Pasquale has been showing off on stage for over 40 years and he’s bringing his favourite things for another airing to show that things have never been normal…. if you have ever wondered why chicken breasts don’t have nipples? then this is the show for you…


CONGRESS THEATRE | Thursday 23 May, 8pm | Sold Out

Romesh is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition… are people inherently good? Is charity always a positive thing? Is hustling the key to success? Or is all this a load of rubbish we’ve made up to keep people working hard for no reason. Join Romesh as he examines all of these issues and more while providing no real answers.


DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE | Wednesday 29 May – Saturday 1 June, Wed – Sat 2pm, Fri & Sat 7pm

Goldmans Productions presents

Experience the magic of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – with sensational music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this timeless classic is perfect for all ages. Goldmans Productions invites you to join Joseph on his epic journey, as he overcomes betrayal and challenges with his unwavering spirit.

An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.


CONGRESS THEATRE | Friday 31 May, 7pm & 9.30pm | £37.50

If you like fast-paced, edgy one-liners then get ready to be happy. Jimmy Carr is back with his brand-new show. Jimmy tells jokes, and jokes are like magnets. Jokes attract people, but they can also repel. Some people are repelled by Jimmy’s dark brand of comedy. This show is not for them.

But if it’s the kind of thing you like, then this is the kind of thing you’ll like.

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny will be 90 minutes of solid jokes, no interval.