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performing arts

The game is afoot at Eastbourne as the Congress Theatre reopens

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started reading Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novels when I was about 12 or 13 years old. I loved them. Strange at such a young age, but for some reason I felt a particular affinity for the milieu and mannerisms of the Victorian times the stories are set in. From 30th April to 4th May Blackeyed Theatre present ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four’ at Devonshire Park Theatre. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 short stories about Holmes, The Sign of Four being the second novel. It has a complex and intriguing plot and introduced us to Watson’s future wife, Mary Morstan. Blackeyed’s rendition is full of adventure, romance and comedy and, of course, there will be a few rather brilliant deductions. The Congress theatre re-opened with a concert by London Philharmonic Orchestra in March, and from 21st May to 25th May Green Day’s explosive rock musical ‘American Idiot’ arrives. It stars X-factor’s singersongwriter Luke Friend, The Voice’s Tom Milner and introduces Sam Lavery as Whatsername. It’s the show’s 10th anniversary and, believe it or not, it is 15 years since the release of Green Day’s Grammy Award winning album. It’s the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. Visit www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk for full details of Eastbourne Theatres’ spring and summer season. pictured top: Sign of Four; below: Legally Blonde

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unbridge Wells Operatic & Dramatic Society is like sooo excited!! TWODS will be performing ‘Legally Blonde – The Musical’ at the Assembly Hall Theatre from 7th to 11th May. Based on the 1992 movie of the same name and most recently receiving critical acclaim and box office success in London’s West End starring Sheridan Smith and Duncan James, ‘Legally Blonde – The Musical’ follows the fortunes of Miss Elle Woods as she travels from Malibu to Harvard to pursue her dream. Not to get a law degree but to win back her man who dumped her for being "too Marilyn and not Jackie enough". The production is bright and bubbly with some fantastic comedic moments, a triumphant score and tackles issues of misogyny and female empowerment. TWODS have chosen Breast Cancer Kent as their chosen charity for this production. Be sure to check their Facebook page @twodslimited for their ‘Bend and Snap for Breast Cancer Kent’ competition and support a really worthy cause and one of Kent’s best dramatic societies. Visit twods.org for further information.

ingénu/e magazine – south downs and high weald : issue 24

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ingénu/e magazine, issue 24, Spring 2019  

arts & culture magazine for emerging & re-emerging creative talent of all genres & platform for all things creative - visual arts; contempor...

ingénu/e magazine, issue 24, Spring 2019  

arts & culture magazine for emerging & re-emerging creative talent of all genres & platform for all things creative - visual arts; contempor...

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