Tuesday 1 – Saturday 12 March | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Join us at MAMMA MIA! and enjoy the ultimate feel-good factor at the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical in Eastbourne!
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget.
This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in Eastbourne.
TICKETS £32 – £52 Concessions, Under 16s, Student and Group Rates available. Audio described performance. See eastbournetheatres.co.uk for full details.
The Three Inch Fools present THE MIRACULOUS MIS-ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 March | Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, struggle to remember Britain’s best-known folktale.
Prepare for a riotous adventure fit for all the family as The Fools battle to tell their own version of the legendary tale. Expect a show packed with wildly-inventive story-telling, fast-paced drama, a host of musical instruments and many a quick costume change along the way!
TICKETS £19, Concessions £15, Family Ticket £58 (4 tickets min 1 Under 16)
AN HOUR AND A HALF LATE
Monday 7 – Saturday 12 March | Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
All looks rosy in leafy London W4. Peter is about to retire and sell his half of the accountancy business to his partner. They’ll be loaded. Laura has just packed their youngest off to university and the world is their oyster. Will they go on a cruise? Hike in the Himalayas? Take up golf? All that remains is for the documents to be signed. They’re off for a celebratory dinner when Laura drops a bombshell……
Olivier Award winners Griff Rhys Jones and Janie Dee star in this devastatingly funny portrait of a couple whose five minutes of candid conversation launches an outpouring of emotions, home truths, wine, nibbles and anarchy.
TICKETS £22.50 – £31 Concessions and Friends of Devonshire Park Theatre rate available. Audio described performance. See eastbournetheatres.co.uk for full details.
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 2021/2022 SEASON:
DAYDREAMS AND FANTASIES
Sunday 13 March, 3pm | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Williams Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Rhymes Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 (Winter Daydreams) Holly Mathieson conductor Martin James Bartlett piano Former BBC Young Musician Martin James Bartlett conjures the fantasy, the humour and the pure, heart-on-sleeve romance of Rachmaninoff’s hugely popular Rhapsody. The perfect pairing for Tchaikovsky’s fairytale Symphony No. 1, and a forgotten gem of British music. Tickets £15 – £35 Group and subscriber rates available. See Eastbournetheatres.co.uk for full details.
Monday 14 March, 7pm | Congress Theatre
Schools from across Eastbourne and East Sussex come together for a fun filled evening of dance hosted by South Downs Learning Trust and the Let’s Dance Trust. All abilities, all styles, all action from young people aged 5-16 years. A wonderful celebration of schools dance.
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 March | Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
Geneva. 1816. Victor Frankenstein obsesses in the pursuit of nature’s secret, the elixir of life itself. But nothing can prepare him for what he creates. So begins a gripping life or death adventure taking him to the ends of the earth and beyond.
Don’t miss this thrilling adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror masterpiece, fusing ensemble storytelling, live music, puppetry and stunning theatricality. A revival of Blackeyed Theatre’s 2016 production, Frankenstein promises a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature.
Age guidance 11+
TICKETS £18 – £25.50 Concessions, Under 16s, Student, Under 10s, and Friends of Devonshire Park Theatre rates available. There will be an audio described performance. See eastbournetheatres.co.uk for full details.
Russian State Opera present AIDA & Carmen
Aida | Tuesday 15 March, 7.30pm | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Music by Giuseppe Verdi sung in Italian with English surtitles.
The brand-new production guarantees to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes, featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra of over 30 musicians
Verdi brings ancient Egypt to the stage with an evolving love story set against the backdrop of war.
Carmen | Wednesday 16 March, 7.30pm | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Music by Georges Bizet. Sung in French with English Surtitles
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians,
Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale.
TICKETS £31, £34, Under 16s £22, Concessions £2 off. Ovation Members £5 off top price
JASPER CARROTT’S STAND UP & ROCK
Thursday 17 March, 7.30pm | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Time to get the legendary Jasper Carrott back where he belongs – up front and centre stage. Jasper is joined by his mate, rock legend Bev Bevan along with guest star Andy Bennett. Enjoy a night of fantastic comedy and great music to lift the spirits and remind us what life is all about!
TICKETS £22.50, £27.50, £30
Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 March | Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
From the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny comes this amazing West End production of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy!
Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend, so he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy!
TICKETS £22.50 Family Groups of 4 – 10 £17 (7pm only), Groups 10+ £12.50, School Groups 10+ £12
THAT’LL BE THE DAY
Thursday 24 March, 7.30pm | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Unashamedly nostalgic, take a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock and Roll and Pop, mixing brilliant vocals and superb musicianship with impersonations and comedy routines.
TICKETS £28.50, Restricted views £25.50
ROMESH RANGANATHAN: THE CYNIC’S MIXTAPE
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 March, 8pm | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Romesh is finally coming to Eastbourne with The Cynics Mixtape, his most brutally honest show yet. He’s putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour!
Age guidance 15+
ASTOR BIG BAND PRESENTS THE GLENN MILLER STORY
Sunday 27 March, 3pm | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Following the story of big band leader Alton ‘Glenn’ Miller from his early days through to his final performance. For an evening of toe-tapping swing dedicated to the biggest name in Big Band music look no further.
TICKETS £22, Concessions £20
LORD OF THE DANCE
Tuesday 29 March – Sunday 3 April | Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Since its premiere, 25 years ago Michael Flatley’s Lord Of the Dance has become the most successful touring production in entertainment history.
Dazzling audiences around the globe with its unique combination of high-energy Irish dancing, original music, storytelling and sensuality. The beloved Irish dance show transcends culture and language, soaring into the soul on astounding aerial moves, unparalleled precision dancing and state-of-the art theatrical effects.
The show will go to the next level in 2022 for its 25th anniversary tour. Fans can expect new staging, new costumes and choreography plus cutting-edge technology, special effects and remarkable lighting. The spectacle will feature 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers directed by Michael Flatley, with new music by composer Gerard Fahy.
TICKETS £32 – £57 Concessions £5 off (top 2 prices), Groups 10+ £5 off, 20+ £6 off, 50+ £7 off