Theatre South East’s 2022 Favourites

2022! Coming out of the pandemic has been amazing and a welcome relief for theatre employees and everyone who works in the industry, onstage, in the orchestra pits, behind the scenes and in front of house. The lights were lit, the boards were trod and thousands of people attended plays, musicals, dance opera both in the West End and around the country.

Theatre is back and we think you’ll agree, the world is a better place for it.

The reviewers at theatre South East have attended many shows this year and have been asked to pick their top shows of the year.

What a year!

Our Generation
Minerva Theatre Chichester

Twelve incredibly talented young actors bring to life such a compelling kaleidoscope of awareness and complexities of emotion.

Read the review by Jill Lawrie
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Wuthering Heights
Theatre Royal Brighton

This is an audacious production and director Rice who also adapted the gothic novel literally throws the kitchen sink at her audience with more ideas than most production companies would dream up in the course of their entire history. 

Read the review by Patric Kearns
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School of Rock
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

I left the theatre feeling exactly the way a perfect musical should leave you feeling, energised, inspired and full of life. This production is amazing for adults and children alike, and I wouldn’t think twice to see it again.

Read the review by Stephen Sheldrake
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Blood Brothers
Assembly Hall Theatre – Tunbridge Wells

It goes from knockabout comedy to heart-wrenching drama and it’s carried off with aplomb

Read the review by Tony Peters
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Come From Away
The Phoenix Theatre

Come From Away wasn’t just a show to watch – it’s an experience to share, and a story to listen to. The strong themes of love, hope and human connection, has you leaving the theatre with much on your mind.

Read the review by Charlie O’Neill
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Here’s What She Said To Me
The Connaught Theatre, Worthing

This play, because of its unique style and incredible creativity enables us all to experience the authentic voices of the African diaspora. I came away from the theatre feeling brilliantly entertained, and very much enlightened.

Read the review by Gill Ranson
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Life of Pi
Wyndhams Theatre

Life of Pi has to be seen to be believed. It is a treat for the eyes and brings a warm glow to your heart. It reaffirms that you can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you keep faith and a belief in yourself.

Read the review by Sammi O’Neill
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If you would like to become one of our 2023 reviewers please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected] and we will tell you what is involved. If you can submit a review you have already written about a show you have seen recently even better!!!

Would you like your show reviewed? please email [email protected] and we shall do our best.