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High Quality Culture, on your doorstep… Welcome to the new season, which is jam-packed with a brilliant mix of work; our theatre season has never looked so strong and it is wonderful to bring you large scale touring work from Original Theatre Company and Peter James, beautifully crafted studio pieces direct from Edinburgh Fringe (Slightly Isolated Dog’s Don Juan was the most enjoyable hour at the Festival, I loved it), new writing projects including Shakespeare’s Lost Women and a programming partnership with Brighton Festival bringing the incredible award winning Spymonkey to Worthing with Cooped - this is a brilliant opportunity to see the masters of physical comedy at work. It is massive, so massive in fact that we have introduced our theatre season offer Wheelhouse to make it possible for you to see all our theatre work more easily, see overleaf for more details. Our Summer of Circus season returns this June with lots more opportunities to catch some of the world's best circus acts here in Worthing, we have lots more outdoor work all of which is completely free including Ockham’s Razor returning to town with The Belly of the Whale - this has to be seen to be believed, the performers glide across a giant semi-circular seesaw! We also have Julia Donaldson’s beautiful story of the dragon Zog; a must for all families this summer. For families our line-up this season won't disappoint, along with Zog we have Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, Horrible Histories with not one but two shows, the return of Dr BunHead and Giant Balloon Man and finally Goat and Monkey’s The Pirate Cruncher this September, it’s a summer line up to keep those little ones busy! Our talks line-up has something for everyone; I am particularly excited about Mary Portas, as well as welcoming Benjamin Zephaniah to Worthing for the first time; one of Britain's most remarkable poets. We have a stunning line up of contemporary dance with a first visit from Candoco Dance Company as well as TRIBE// with Still I Rise; another piece which is part of our partnership with Brighton Festival it looks stunning. A plethora of the hugely popular screen arts performances are back; from the National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company as well as the hugely popular Andre Rieu. If you love what we do, make sure you are following us! Join our mailing list and social media pages so you know exactly what shows go on sale when. This season marks a true balance of quality and entertainment; we are bringing you the best touring work and ensuring, above all, you have a great night out. A massive thank you to the whole team and to you the people of Worthing for supporting us, without you it’s just an empty space.

Amanda O'Reilly, Head of Culture

Ockham’s Razor 'The Belly Of The Whale' pg 22 - photo Daisy Dawson



We are excited to announce, what we believe is, our strongest theatre season in years. A fantastic mix of traditional & modern classics, new writing, comedies and edgy dramas. There really is something for everyone. So you can see as many of these as possible we’ve introduced our new Wheelhouse theatre offer.

Enter the Wheelhouse. The more you see, the more you save.

Book for three shows or more to save 10% on your theatre tickets to participating shows. You can book for three shows in one transaction to enter the wheelhouse immediately and get 10% off all your theatre shows and any more you buy for the year. Alternatively once you have bought for three shows over the course of the year, you will automatically be admitted to the wheelhouse and the 10% discount will be applied to any more theatre show purchases for the year. Look out for the Wheelhouse logo across our theatre pages.

CURRENT PARTICIPATING SHOWS My Mother Said I Never Should: 19-20 March OperaUpClose: La Boheme: 23 March Caroline's Kitchen: 3-6 April Shakespeare's Lost Women: 23 April Cooped: 22-26 May Mistero Buffo: 19 June Terms and Conditions

Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl: 9 July Don Juan: 10-11 July The Odds of Being Earnest: 9 August Silas Marner: 26-28 September No Mans Land: 15-16 October

Not all theatre shows participate in our Wheelhouse scheme - please look for the wheelhouse symbol or ask a member of our box office to confirm. 10% discount is applicable to Full Price, Concession and FWT. This offer excludes Student, Group and School prices. This offer excludes restricted view seats. The discount is applicable on up to 6 tickets per individual theatre show. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Cannot be applied to previous ticket purchases. Can only be applied for the first three wheelhouse purchases if booked in one transaction.


Doye Mosse Productions

Shakespeare's Lost Women Join us on Tuesday 23rd April as we celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with this charming one-woman play exploring Shakespeare’s legacy, not just on culture but on relationships and lives. Shakespeare’s Lost Women delightfully tells the stories of some of the Bard’s forgotten female characters through song and dialogue. Shakespearean actress Deirdre Compton, has made a career playing luscious milkmaids, lovers and clowns

whilst her mother appeared as Desdemona, Titania and Lady Macbeth. It’s safe to say that Deirdre and her mother do NOT get on...

Tue 23 Apr, 8pm

In 60 minutes of funny, intriguing drama, Deirdre Compton reveals more than she means to – including secrets her cold mother thought could remain hidden forever. Accompanied by live music.

(Concs available)

Followed by a post-show discussion.


Connaught Studio From £10.50 60 mins

(No interval)

Ages 12+


'The comedy simmers' quentin letts, daily mail

The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre and Eilene Davidson present

A comedy by Torben Betts Directed by Alastair Whatley

A comedy with BITE! Caroline Mortimer is the nation’s favourite TV cook. In the glow of the studio lights, she has it all - a sparkling career, a big house, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. But… when the cameras are off, then the truth flows! When an unexpected guest disrupts a celebration, there will be more to spill than just the wine. Writer Torben Betts’ searing, sharp, state of the nation comedy lifts the lid on

marriage, privilege, secrets and class. The award-winning Original Theatre Company return to the Connaught after their splendid productions of Birdsong and Flare Path. Starring Caroline Langrishe (Lovejoy, Judge John Deed), Aden Gillett (The House of Eliott), Jasmyn Banks (EastEnders), Elizabeth Boag (Invincible), Tom England (Death Trap) and James Sutton (Emmerdale, Hollyoaks).


Wed 3 - Sat 6 Apr, 7.30pm Plus matinees Thu & Sat, 2.30pm Connaught Theatre From £24.50

(Concs available)

Ages 12+ 120 mins

(Incl interval)




Created by Spymonkey and Cal McCrystal Performed by Spymonkey: Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss, Petra Massey & Toby Park Directed by Cal McCrystal Designed by Lucy Bradridge

We are delighted to once again collaborate with Brighton Festival to bring you the hilarious Spymonkey, celebrating 20 years as the UK’s leading physical comedy company. This is an unmissable opportunity to see the show that made Spymonkey an international sensation. A deliciously demented take on the pulp gothic romance. It’s Hitchcock’s Rebecca meets The Pink Panther, overflowing with brilliant characters, riproaring farce and virtuoso physical comedy. Beautiful, fawn-like Laura du Lay arrives in the heart of darkest

Northumberlandshirehampton to work for the reclusive Forbes Murdston, ignoring the unsettling rumours that surround him and his ominous manservant Klaus. If only Roger Parchment, the family lawyer, were not so obviously in love with her! Then she could confide in him her darkest fears: Is Forbes really the killer who lurks in the darkness?

Wed 22 - Sun 26 May, 7.30pm Plus Matinees Sat & Sun 2.30pm

A spooky mansion, a plucky young heroine and a handsome English aristocrat. Add a German butler and a Spanish soap star and you're... COOPED!

125 mins

Contains nudity.


Pavilion From £17.50 Ages 14+ (Incl interval) Presented as part of our partnership with Brighton Festival

“Utterly infectious… A perfectly paced hybrid of the Pink Panther and Psycho” The Independent







Following the incredible sell-out stage success of Not Dead Enough and Dead Simple, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with this spine-chilling thriller.

you think twice about returning home to a dark, empty house after the show!

Mon 3 - Sat 8 Jun, 7.30pm

BAFTA nominated actor and Plus matinees winner of BBC1’s Strictly Come Wed & Sat, 2.30pm Dancing 2017, Joe McFadden When the Harcourt family (Heartbeat, Holby City) and Connaught Theatre move into the house of their award-winning actress dreams, it quickly turns into Rita Simons, who played the stuff of nightmares as the iconic Roxy Mitchell in From £31 they begin to feel that they EastEnders and most recently (Concs available) may not be the only residents seen in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity!, at Cold Hill... star alongside award winning actors, Charlie Clements Ages 12+ The House on Cold Hill is a (EastEnders) and Persephone modern-day supernatural Swales-Dawson (Hollyoaks) 130 mins thriller that will send shivers in Peter James’ ghostly new (Incl interval) down your spine and make stage hit.



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What's On Stage

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Rhum and Clay Theatre Company

Mistero Buffo

Dario Fo’s seminal masterpiece is a daring and explosive rallying cry for the disenfranchised.

A travelling storyteller, another employee of the gig economy, rushes from his last delivery of the day to recount ancient tales of Jesus and his life... however these versions aren't like any you've heard before. Darkly comic, sometimes tragic and always subversive, Mistero Buffo takes aim at those who manipulate truth and belief for power and control. A stunning solo performance piece with Rhum & Clay artistic director Julian Spooner tackling a huge cast

of characters to deliver these powerful monologues and drag them into modern day. The mix and match collection of stories from Fo’s original is lent startling political comparisons and displays incredible narrative dexterity.

Wed 19 Jun, 7.30pm Connaught Studio From £14

(Concs available)

First performed in 1969, Ages 12+ Mistero Buffo was performed to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018 with 90 mins (No interval) five star reviews from The Stage, Whats On Stage, British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Guide, whilst The Guardian praised Spooner’s ‘Enthralling Chameleonic performance’. Contains flashing lights, haze, strong language & scenes of an adult nature.




"... Savagely funny, fearless and genuinely uplifting show" The Age

Jess Love

Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl

This much-anticipated new solo work by Jess Love plunges straight into the dark stuff, both the booze and the trail of mayhem it leaves in its wake.

This autobiographical show tells the story of dual characters. Julia Mullins was a thief, a prostitute and a drunk. Jess Love is a carnie, a queer and likes a drink.

Get taken in by the selfsupporting arms of this astounding Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Where twisted storytelling and spectacular physical theatre skills are shaken and stirred, with one part dark comedy, one part serenity and three parts hostility, hilarity and honesty.

A strikingly truthful tale of one woman's voyage to connect with her convict past. Take a trip down blackout lane and celebrate the fact that she's still standing. This dark, emotional, but ultimately uplifting tale will leave you with tears in your eyes.


Tue 9 Jul, 8pm

Pavilion Theatre From £12.50

(Concs available)

Strictly 18+

Contains strong language and Nudity

70 mins

(No interval)


“Five beautiful actors... cajole, charm, amuse and serenade me into submission” Theatrereview

A Slightly Isolated Dog presents

Don Juan is the boldest and greatest of men, seducing, fighting, and charming his way through life. The world’s greatest lover, but also a bit of an a**hole! He does whatever he wants and to hell with the consequences. He lives big, loves big, and leaves a trail of broken hearts in his wake – when was the last time we approached the art of seduction so boldly? This reimagining of the classic character brings together brilliant physical comedy, twisted pop songs

Don Juan and explosive wit to create a hilarious and irreverent show.

Created and performed by New Zealand theatre group A Slightly Isolated Dog, playing a revolving repertoire of outrageous characters, depicting how, despite our best efforts, we often fail to be the impressive person we wish to be.

Wed 10 & Thu 11 Jul, 8pm Pavilion From £16

(Concs available)

Ages 16+

The most energetic, raucous, 60 mins fun night out you can have in (No interval) a theatre. In Worthing. Sit in the front row if you want to be part of the action!



Doye Mosse Productions

The Odds of Being Earnest

A witty new play from acclaimed Sussex writer Greg Mosse, exploring what happens after the curtain fell on The Importance Of Being Earnest.

and Gwendoline stay in Shropshire? Was it likely that Algernon would make Cecily happy?

Fri 9 Aug, 8pm

Connaught Studio

The answers to these and From £13.50 more will be addressed in this (Concs available) Picking up with Lady Bracknell charming new play about chance, the roulette wheel of and Reverend Chasuble life, love and happy endings? Ages 12+ at a chance meeting 20 years later at a Monte Carlo Mosse says ’It’s important to casino, the play aims to like the characters even if you 60 mins answer all those lingering (No interval) don’t admire them, because questions from Oscar Wilde’s outstanding comedy. if you don’t like them you can never understand them’. Join Was Lady Bracknell right Greg Mosse for a lively and to prize money over love? entertaining discussion after Was Reverend Chasuble the performance. right to reject celibacy and marry Prism? Did Jack



“This new touring production has made regional theatre feel in ruder health overnight.” The Stage on The Four Men

Conn Artists Theatre Company in association with Worthing Theatres and The George Eliot Fellowship

George Eliot’s

Silas Marner

adapted by Geoffrey Beevers George Eliot’s great Victorian epic novel is thrillingly brought to the stage in the bicentenary year of her birth by Worthing based company CONN ARTISTS, returning to their natural home - The Connaught - after a hugely successful run and tour of The Four Men in 2017. Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver, eaten up with bitterness and anger, becomes a doomed miser and recluse, until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl. Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption.

The heart warming action, set in the early years of the 19th century, is performed by an ensemble cast of seven actors accompanied by music and songs of the period. Once again directed by Nick Young, former director of the Connaught Theatre, and led by Ross Muir after his much praised performances as Hilaire Belloc in The Four Men and JM Barrie in Courage.

Thu 26 - Sat 28 Sep, 7.30pm

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

(Incl 20 min interval)


Plus matinee Fri, 2pm Connaught Theatre From £17.50

(Concs available)

Ages 12+ 140 mins


London Classic Theatre

No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter’s most beguiling of two younger men forces Tue 15 & Wed 16 Oct, and atmospheric play events to take an unexpected 7.30pm produced by London Classic turn. Theatre. Originally performed in Plus matinee A chance meeting between 1975 the legendary play Wed, 2.30pm two elderly writers in a interweaves truth, language North London pub leads to and memory to create a Connaught Theatre an alcohol-fuelled night of world of dark comedy and reminiscences and verbal subtle power games. London sparring. Hirst, a wealthy Classic Theatre return to The From £17.50 alcoholic recluse, invites Connaught after previously (Concs available) Spooner, a down-at-heel visiting us with Private Lives poet, to his Hampstead and My Mother Said I Never townhouse for a nightcap. As Should. Ages 15+ the shadows lengthen and the whisky flows, their stories Please note that this 120mins (Incl interval) become more elaborate and production contains strong improbable, until the arrival language.



We screen the best in Theatre, Art exhibitions and Music events broadcast live from venues around the world. New shows are announced regularly so please check our website for up to date listings.

Image from Northern Ballet: Victoria photo: Guy Farrow


NATIONAL THEATRE: ALL ABOUT EVE THU 11 APR, 7PM | LIVE | £16.50 (concs available) ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: AS YOU LIKE IT WED 17 APR, 7PM | LIVE | £16.50 (concs available) WEST END: THE KING & I SUN 21 APR, 3PM | RECORDED LIVE | £11.50 (concs available) ART BEATS: VAN GOGH - OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKY MON 22 APR, 6.30PM | RECORDED | £7.50 (concs available) WEST END: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS TUE 7 MAY, 7PM | RECORDED LIVE | £11.50 (concs available) SAT 11 MAY, 3PM | RECORDED LIVE | £11.50 (concs available) NATIONAL THEATRE: ALL MY SONS TUE 14 MAY, 7PM | LIVE | £16.50 (concs available) ART BEATS: CARAVAGGIO - THE SOUL AND THE BLOOD MON 20 MAY, 6.30PM | RECORDED | £7.50 (concs available) MATTHEW BOURNE SWAN LAKE TUE 21 MAY, 8PM | RECORDED LIVE | £14.50 (concs available) EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: VAN GOGH & JAPAN TUE 4 JUN, 6.30PM | RECORDED | £11.50 (concs available) ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: TAMING OF THE SHREW WED 5 JUN, 7PM | LIVE | £16.50 (concs available) ART BEATS: THE WATER LILIES BY MONET MON 17 JUN, 6.30PM | RECORDED | £7.50 (concs available) NORTHERN BALLET: VICTORIA TUE 25 JUN, 6.15PM | RECORDED | £11.50 (concs available) NATIONAL THEATRE: SMALL ISLAND THU 27 JUN, 7PM | RECORDED LIVE | £16.50 (concs available) ANDRE RIEU 2019 MAASTRICHT CONCERT - SHALL WE DANCE (U) SAT 27 JUL, 7PM | RECORDED BROADCAST | £16.50 (concs available) SUN 28 JUL, 3PM | RECORDED BROADCAST | £16.50 (concs available) ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: MEASURE FOR MEASURE WED 31 JUL, 7PM | LIVE | £16.50 (concs available) Unless noted Screen Arts certified 'As Live' (12A)


Circus Max Calaf SevĂŠ

Dip is an ode to celebrate how we find each other. Jonah, Oliver and Max just meet and decide to embark on a quest to know and learn about each other. A performance for all ages and an experience for families to enjoy together.


A highly visual and sonic show performed by three artists on trampolines with live music. Imaginative & quirky, Uptempo and light-hearted, featuring breathtaking air-twisting tricks and funky tunes!

Sun 14 Apr, 11am & 2pm Pavilion Theatre Promenade (Inside Pavilion if bad weather)

FREE All ages 25 mins



‘Britain’s most innovative aerial theatre group’ Total Theatre

Ockham’s Razor

The Belly of the Whale

Circus meets sculpture in this exciting show from Ockham's Razor, who previously performed Triple Bill and Tipping Point with us. A giant semi-circular seesaw made of wood and steel forms the stage outside the Pavilion, creaking and groaning as it transforms from a catapult, a gently rocking cradle, a tunnel, a slide - an ever changing land and soundscape.

Three performers ride the see-saw, like surfers on a wild sea as they confront their fears and come face to face with the power and momentum of things we seemingly can’t change?

Sat 8 Jun, 11am & 3pm

Complete with live music, this is a lively, captivating show for all ages. Innovative and mesmerising.


Pavilion Theatre Promenade

(Inside Pavilion if bad weather)

All ages 40 mins




After opening our Summer of Circus 2018 with their incredible show The Exploded Circus, Mimbre return with Lifted - a show that collaborates with three new choreographers to create an innovative mix of styles ranging from their trademark acrobalance to all new techniques introduced to the company. A choreographic indulgence that celebrates and explores the expressions and impressions that appear when three strong women


move, lift and balance each other.

Sat 20 Jul, 11am & 2pm

Pavilion Theatre Mimbre is a female-led company creating nuanced, Promenade breathtaking and highly (Inside Pavilion if bad skilled acrobatic theatre. weather) We use circus and dance innovatively as a physical FREE language to illuminate human connections and promote a positive image All ages of women. A fantastic opportunity to see one of the 30 mins UK’s finest circus company’s with the stunning backdrop of Worthing seafront.




A beautiful, playful and exciting collaboration of circus, puppetry and theatre for all the family. Look Up is a celebration of what we can see if we step outside of our everyday lives, and embrace the world around us.

Look Up

Why is everyone else only looking down? They’ll never be able to see birds if they only look down. Have these people forgotten how to look up?

Hikapee was founded to explore the relationship between circus and theatre We follow Robyn, a child puppet, who has difficulty to create imaginative connecting with other people, storytelling for the small who are otherwise immersed and tall. This is a non-verbal in their busy lives, constantly production making it perfect glued to their phones, with for deaf audiences, and no time for conversation, she for those who may not use is fearless, playful and has a English as a first language. curiosity with birds and flying.


Sat 17 Aug, 11am & 2pm Pavilion From ÂŁ6.50 All ages 30 mins


A star studded cast including Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko. LIVE: TUE 2 APR 2019 6.15PM


Michael Fabiano and Diana Damrau star in this spectacular production by David McVicar. LIVE: TUE 30 APR 2019 6.45PM


Featuring the Olivier AwardWinning Flight Pattern. LIVE: THU 16 MAY 2019 7.15PM


A modern classic set to Prokofiev's stunning music. LIVE: TUE 11 JUN 2019 7.15PM ENCORE: SUN 16 JUN 2019 2PM

Screen Arts certified 'As Live' (12A) Prices: £16.50, concs available


WT family programme proudly sponsored by

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller. Based on the books by David McKee Selladoor presents

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd. Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchworkcoloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have

always valued his unique characteristics. Elmer the Elephant has been a family favourite since first being published in 1989. The book series by Dave McKee is a celebration of individuality and laughter! The show’s subtle message that it is always best to be yourself, combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character make it a perfect show for children of all ages.


Fri 12 & Sat 13 Apr, 2pm Plus Sat 11.30am Connaught Theatre From £13.50 All ages 55 mins

(No interval)

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So prepare yourselves for two amazing shows using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! TERRIBLE TUDORS From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody

Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience! AWFUL EGYPTIANS From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in!

Fri 3 - Sun 5 May Awful Egyptians Fri 10.30am & 6.30pm Sat 2.30pm Terrible Tudors Sat 6.30pm, Sun 11am Pavilion From ÂŁ16.50

(Concs available)

Ages 5+ 105 mins


(Incl interval)

FROM THE TEAM BEHIND TIDDLER AND TABBY McTAT Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston present



Zog © 2010 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books

Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet… a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Fri 14 - Sun 16 Jun. Scheffler’s much-loved Fri 4.30pm Zog comes to life in Mike Sat 11am, 2pm, 4.30pm Shepherd’s magical adaptation with Johnny Sun 11am & 2pm Flynn’s sumptuous folk score featuring live musicians. Pavilion Katie Sykes’ design lifts the book from the page and creates a real and fantastical From £12.50 world. From the team behind (Concs available) Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat, Zog promises to be roaring fun for All ages all ages.

60 mins

(No interval)


Credit Embellish photography


Hoopla Clique


The energetic story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, their mother's alarming screams rattle the boys back in to action. They need to do their chores! A generous serving of comedy

Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off

Pack your space pants and safety goggles! Join TV's most extreme scientist, Dr Bunhead from Brainiac, for an explosive journey into space. Volunteer 'stunt scientists' from the audience help Dr Bunhead deploy awesome experiments in his madcap mission to send the first humans to Mars.

and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room. Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin with skilled stunts and uproarious interactive gags. Your little ones will find themselves on the edge of their seats and giggling until the chores are done!

Sat 6 & Sun 7 Jul, 11.30am & 2pm Pavilion From £12.50 (Concs available)

All ages 60 mins

Stunt hamsters get bazookablasted, fingers are frozen solid and smashed, heads explosively decompress - it's pure live science at it best!

Fri 26 & Sat 27 Jul, 11am & 2.30pm Pavilion From £11.50

"Terrific - a pyrotechnic extravaganza by a master of controlled (one hopes) explosions." Daily Mail

Ages 7+ 75 mins


(Concs available)

(No interval)


Dizzy O'Dare

Giant Balloon Show

Watch in amazement as the humble balloon becomes the focus in this hilarious, bonkers show. The Giant Balloon Show will have the audience in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and of course the all important giant balloon! Take everything you know about balloons, and twist that into a highly entertaining show for the whole family. The Giant Balloon Show was a huge hit with Worthing audiences in summer 2018 and is back by popular demand - Don’t miss it! Workshops also available. Learn to make your own crazy balloon animals and tricks. Limited places so book now!

Show Sat 24 Aug, 11am & 2pm Pavilion Promenade (Inside Pavilion if raining)

FREE All ages 30 mins

Workshops Sat 24 Aug, 12pm & 12.45pm Pavilion £5 All ages 30 mins

Goat & Monkey

The Pirate Cruncher

The Thirsty Parrot tavern is run single-handed by plucky seven year old Emily, child inventor extraordinaire. When it is raided by Captain Purplebeard and his dastardly cut-throat crew, Emily determines to take revenge, by sending the pirates on a wild goose chase for treasure. Adapted from the best-selling picture book, this swashbuckling tale is an exciting, hilarious and comically gruesome show featuring pirates, monsters and the ingenuity of one small girl. Family theatre at its finest and silliest, a treat for children and adults alike.

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Sep, 2.30pm Plus Sun 11am Connaught Theatre From £12.50 (Concs available)

Ages 4+ 95 mins

(Incl interval)


Seann Walsh: After This One I’m Going Home

Self-dubbed ‘Lie-in King’ Sat 6 Apr, 8pm returns home after a US tour Assembly Hall and, of course, appearing on Strictly Come Dancing. Seann From £16.50 Walsh is “unquestionably the Ages 14+ best observational comic 110 mins of his generation” (The (Incl interval & Guardian). This disheveled, support) fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK.

Patrick Monahan: #Goals! Worthing favourite and absolute legend Patrick Monahan returns with a new show about life goals. We all have life goals. Whatever amazing things they are, whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up, make it your goal to come and watch a great comedy show from an Irish Iranian smoggy!

Thu 25 Apr, 8pm Connaught Studio From £14

(Concs available)

Ages 16+ 90 mins

(Plus interval)

"Patrick’s a Fringe Legend and it is easy to see why!" The Mirror

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright

A few years ago, it seemed Wed 1 May, unlikely that we would vote to 8pm leave the EU; Donald Trump Connaught surely wasn’t going to beat Hillary Clinton and Mark was Theatre living the married suburban From £16.50 ideal, since then it’s all gone Ages 14+ to absolute s**t! But don’t 130 mins worry as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright. (Incl interval)



Henning Wehn: Get On With It

A return visit for Henning with Thu 6 Jun, his hilarious show Get on With 7.30pm It after his sell out date last year. You couldn’t make it up; Pavilion surely the German Comedy From £20 Ambassador hasn’t bosched Ages 16+ out yet another new show? 120 mins And what’s he still doing (Incl 20 min here anyway? Well, his lack interval) of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going.

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts returns, with his usual notoriously high joke-andrant-per-minute rate.

Vikki Stone

Returning to Worthing after her scene-stealing performance as Abanazar in our 2018 Pantomime. Vikki will be bringing her awardwinning stand-up show to the studio. Her trademark blend of comedy and music has made her a hit on Radio 4, The John Bishop show and the BBC Proms podcast.

Coming Soon

Fri 6 Sep, 8pm Connaught Theatre From £16.50 Ages 14+ 100 mins (Incl 20 min interval)

Fri 20 Sep, 8pm Connaught Studio From £14

(Concs available)

Ages 14+ tbc mins

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Wed 2 Oct,31 8pm, & Fri 13 Dec, 8pm, Assembly Hall


Nicholas Clark Management

Mother's Ruin:

A Cabaret About Gin

Back by popular demand, Mother’s Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, speakeasies and the jungles of Peru - all in search of the perfect gin! Lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly

Cube Room Productions

An Evening of Eric & Ern with Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel

A brilliant homage to legendary comic duo Morecambe and Wise from the creators of West End hit ‘Eric and Little Ern’. Jam packed full of sketches that hit all the right notes…

comic cabaret with music by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits and more, moving from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and reinvention. A cabaret style evening of gin-soaked debauchery, so get a gang together and book quickly as this will sell fast.

From Greig's Piano concerto to Mr Memory, "Arsenal!" It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This wonderful show, evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings. Bring the whole family to enjoy the humour that still continues to enthral all generations.


Fri 31 May & Sat 1 Jun, 8pm Pavilion From £18.50* Strictly 18+ 60 mins

(No interval)

*Price includes a free Gin & Tonic with every ticket.

Sat 22 Jun, 7.30pm Pavilion From £17.50 All Ages 140 mins (Incl interval)


Saba Douglas Hamilton: A Life with Elephants

remarkable tales from her childhood in the Great Rift Valley, highlights from her decade as a BBC wildlife presenter, and the adventure of raising her own children Saba will captivate audiences in the wild, her underlying with stories of her life and message emphasizes the work in Kenya, where she lives role each of us can play in with her family, growing up protecting the natural world. among elephants and later working with some of the most endangered wildlife on the planet. Whilst sharing

Mon 1 Apr, 7.30pm Connaught Theatre From £18.50

Francis Rossi I Talk Too Much

Thu 9 May, 7.30pm Pavilion From £26.50 120 mins

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening in conversation with veteran music journalist Mick Wall.

A true member of British Rock Royalty, He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory brush with alcohol and drugs and will talk about his misadventures of life on the road. There will be a signing after the show.


(Concs available)

120 mins

(Incl interval)

(Incl interval)


Lucy Worsley: Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again. Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and rather magnificent old lady. Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe. Followed by a signing with Lucy.

Sun 19 May, 7.30pm Connaught Theatre From £20 120 mins

Illustration Credit - Oliver Smyth

(Incl interval)

The Storytelling Army

have been or places they dream to taste. Join people from all walks of life in an intimate setting to enjoy a simple meal together, and hear their stories.

Created in 2017 to fulfil Kate Tempest's vision of a more social and inclusive Brighton Festival, The Storytelling Army Presented as part of our partnership with Brighton return with more tales to tell. Festival. For 2019, the theme is food and flavours that people have enjoyed, through where they come from, places they


Sun 19 May, 4pm Pavilion Cafe Bar £4 (Proceeds to AudioActive

and Cascade Creative Recovery)

Ages 14+ 120 mins

Queen’s Park, Brighton Sat 18 May, 6.30pm Free but ticketed, Donation on the door


Mary Portas In Conversation

Mary, retail guru, columnist and ‘Queen of Shops' comes to Worthing to discuss her life, her career, and her new book Work Like a Woman. Packed with top tips and drawing on her decades of business experience, don’t miss this chance to hear Mary’s advice on how to be happier, more productive and collaborative, whoever you are and wherever you work.

Tue 28 May, 7.30pm Pavilion £22.50 (Includes book) 70 mins (No interval)

John Cooper Clarke: ‘The Luckiest Guy Alive’ Tour with Special Guests

John Cooper Clarke is a national treasure whose influence can be felt in the worlds of Poetry, Literature, Music, Stand-up Comedy and beyond. As vital now as he was in his 70’s heyday. His new collection - The Luckiest Guy Alive - sees him critically acclaimed again and this tour will be a mix of classic verse and brand new, never heard before material. Hilarious ponderings on modern life and good honest gags all delivered in his unique, rapid-fire performance style.

Sat 28 Sep, 8pm Assembly hall From £24.50 Ages 16+ 165 mins (Incl interval)



The Life And Rhymes Of Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school, but has gone on to become one of Britain’s most remarkable poets, studied in schools across the country. This is his first tour in eight years, supporting his new autobiography with stories of how he befriended Nelson Mandela, fought injustice and discrimination to lead an amazing life, and of course a selection of his favourite poems. Benjamin will be signing copies of his book after the performance.

Sun 27 Oct, 7.30pm Connaught Theatre From £23.50 (Concs available)

90 mins

(Plus meet and greet)


Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

The award-winning CFYT allows young people of all abilities to develop their artistic and social skills, attend theatre trips, tours and workshops, and to audition for Christmas and summer productions. Open to all, no auditions required. Anyone interested in joining should email or call the Learning, Education and Participation department on 01243 784437. For full term dates, please visit the WT website.

Worthing satellite group Tuesday evenings 6pm - 7.30pm £60 per term, bursaries available



Ester Natzijl & Sussex Dance Network

Inanimate to Animate

Do you want to create a duet with yourself, your alter ego or your favourite character? Sussex Dance Network and Worthing Theatres invite you to dive into a world of puppetry either as participants or listeners.

rolled into one. Let the drive of your characters and their story become the intentions of your movements.

Learn to bring different materials to life and let them speak, sing and dance in this three hour workshop with Ester Natzijl, creator of internationally acclaimed Watching, Ceci n’est pas de deux. The workshop teaches the basic skills of puppetry and how to combine this with your dancing body. This is drama, choreography and contact improvisation all

Following the workshop, Ester Natzijl leads you through an illustrative journey of her discoveries in the world of dance and puppeteering with a special talk which can be attended separately or in tandem with the workshop.

This workshop is open to professional and nonprofessional movers.

Please note the workshop will be photographed for a future exhibition.


Sun 9 Jun

Workshop 2.30pm Pavilion Theatre £21.50 Ages 16+ 180 mins Talk 7.00pm Connaught Studio £8 60 mins Workshop & Talk £25

Concs available for FWT and Sussex Dance Network members



The debut work from Dance company TRIBE//, channels the resilient, unapologetic nature of Maya Angelou’s poem about the struggle to overcome prejudice and injustice. A defiant and uplifting call to arms performed by an all-female cast.

Still I Rise From pounding beats to stirring classical arias the cinematic soundtrack drives the dancers onwards. Falling down, gathering up…we rise.

We are proud to be supporting new work from outstanding companies in our contemporary dance program. TRIBE// have been gathering acclaim wherever TRIBE// are led by Victoria they perform - ‘Visceral and Fox, a strong new voice fearless, this is uncommonly in the world of dance intelligent work’ & “packed choreography known for with both physical invention her punchy yet articulate and emotional intensity”. Do movement style. Her raw not miss the chance to say and emotive piece with It’s you saw this exciting new unflinching, relentless hope for the human spirit binds this company on their first tour! visceral dance work together.


Thu 23 May, 7.30pm Connaught Theatre From £12.50

(Concs available)

Ages 12+ 90 mins

(Incl interval) Theatre Royal, Brighton Wed 22 May, 8pm From £15 (Concs available) Presented as part of our partnership with Brighton Festival.

Photo Credit - You and I Know by Arlene Phillips. Photography by Camilla Greenwell, 2016


Candoco Dance Company

An Evening with Candoco

Candoco Dance Company created a sensation last year when its contemporary dancers performed on Strictly Come Dancing. Renowned for its profound, boundarypushing work, Candoco’s company of disabled and non-disabled dancers brings work by three very different UK-based artists to Worthing. The evening will consist of two live pieces and a short film.


Visual artist Hetain Patel has created an intimate piece that builds on an exploration of the dancers’ personalities and bodies, interrogating

questions of what identity is and how it is formed.


Sat 5 Oct, 7.30pm

Connaught Theatre

A short film directed and choreographed by Fin Walker From £17 that exposes the potential (Concs available) that exists when we dare to challenge the rules. A captivating story told through 80 Mins (Incl 20 min interval) British Sign Language, voice and movement.


Multiple award-winning choreographer Arlene Phillips presents an emotive exploration of how we fall in and out of love over and over again, often with the same person.



Remembering the Movies Aljaz Skorjanec & Janette Manrara

Strictly’s very own Aljaz and Janette are back on tour with their brand new show Remembering the Movies. If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and starstudded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time. From the Golden Age of Hollywood through to the modern mega musical. Enjoy tributes to Audrey Hepburn, Saturday Night Fever, Gene Kelly, The Greatest Showman,

Marilyn Monroe, La La Land, James Bond, Cabaret and many more…. Strap in, hold tight and allow yourself to fall in love all over again with the classic movie songs and dance routines, as Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite couple celebrate the history of the movies with dazzling choreography, imaginative sets, spectacular backdrops, huge multimedia LED screen and supported by an incredible cast of live singers and dancers it will guarantee to have you… remembering the movies.


Sun 21 Apr, 7.30pm Pavilion From £28.50 140 mins

(Incl interval)

Here Come The Girls

choreographed by Strictly’s Patrick Helm, and promises to be fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you. Patrick and Diane will also dance together during the show.

Strictly stars Diane Buswell & Amy Dowden are joined by Chloe Hewitt for this all-new show bringing an exciting mix Limited meet & greet preof individual performances and group numbers with their show tickets available. supporting dance partners. This mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been

Sat 29 Jun, 7.30pm Pavilion From £28 (Concs Available)

120 mins

(incl interval)

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone

The Ballroom Boys

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production - The Ballroom Boys! Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian, will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist. The night will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter! Expect dances such as the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, and of course, the Argentine Tango! Get ready for a high intensity evening of glitz and glamour with Ian & Vincent… THE BALLROOM BOYS! Limited meet & greet pre-show tickets available.

Tue 15 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion From £24 120 mins (incl interval)



Tubular Bells for Two

The award-winning sell-out hit at festivals around the world returns to the UK! Two multi-talented musicians, Daniel Holdsworth and Tom Bamford, reproduce Mike Oldfield’s classic album Tubular Bells live, dashing round over 20 instruments on stage. It’s an intricately choreographed, thrilling performance, in which the slightest mistake could bring the entire show crashing to a halt!

latest multi-track technology to record each instrument separately. More than 45 years later, with only two feet and four hands between them, Daniel and Tom perform the masterpiece on a sea of instruments totally live, in a show that has received rave reviews wherever it has been staged.

Regardless of whether you’re a Tubular Bells virgin, or a long-time fan, Tubular Bells for Two is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Tubular Bells was the third best-selling album of the 70’s, employing what was then the Supported by Gypsyfingers.


Fri 10 May, 7.30pm Pavilion From £23.50

(Concs available)

Girl Power The Spice Girls Experience

Spice up your night!

and most importantly a vocal repertoire that gives With nine number one singles, this spectacular re-creation 80 million record sales concert an attitude-injected worldwide, plus movies and punch that will transport you musicals to their name, there back in time – the Spice Girls is no doubt that the Spice are back in town! Girls were the biggest girl band of all time! This spectacular britpop experience sees Scary, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Celebrating two decades of hits Girl Power - The Spice Posh storm the stage with Girls Experience continues favourites such as Wannabe, the legacy of British pop Spice Up Your Life, 2 Become sensations, the Spice Girls. 1, Viva Forever and many, Supported on stage by many more. So dig out your a superlative live band, highest platforms or your stunning costumes, exciting best tracksuit and have a fab signature choreography sing-along with your mates.


Fri 12 Jul, 7.30pm Assembly Hall From ÂŁ23.50

Charity Concert featuring Aled Jones A household name since the 1980s, Aled Jones has had a phenomenal musical career with 34 albums under his belt as well as being a radio and television regular. Supporting Aled will be Faryl Smith (BGT finalist), Classical Reflection and Eastbourne choir Concentus. With all profits to Chestnut Tree House.

Sat 13 Apr, 7.30pm Pavilion From £25 (Concs available)

Charlie Landsborough

Having been inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame, his fans will tell you that country music is only one part of his amazing repertoire. Join us for a memorable evening of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems with the immensely talented Charlie Landsborough.

Sat 27 Apr, 7.30pm Connaught Theatre From £23.50 (Concs available)

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars 60th Anniversary Concert: The Ronnie Scott’s Story

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of one of the world's most iconic music venues, the Ronnie Scott's All Stars will perform classic jazz, alongside projected images and footage, with tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raids, ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible history.

Sat 11 May, 8pm Pavilion From £24.50



Leo Sayer: Just A Boy at 70 As he turns 70, Leo Sayer still brings boundless energy, exuberance and more importantly hits to the stage! Known the world over for his amazing pop songs including You make me feel like dancing, Thunder in my heart, I can’t stop loving you and so many more.

Sat 18 May, 7.30pm Assembly Hall From £32

The Big Chris Barber Band - 70th Anniversary Tour

One of the last British Jazz Legends celebrates his 70th anniversary in music with his ten piece band, considered to be one of the World’s most respected traditional jazz bands, through a set inspired by New Orleans blues to late 20’s Ellington played with extraordinary panache and skill.

Fri 28 Jun, 7.30pm Pavilion From £18 (Concs available)

The Glenn Miller Orchestra The world’s GREATEST Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s - with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and the sounds of the Andrews Sisters - the Polka Dot Dolls. You’ll be In The Mood with this amazing swing music.

Sun 4 Aug, 3pm Pavilion From £22 (Concs available)


The Solid Silver 60’s Show

The Solid Silver 60’s Show brings you classic hits performed by the original hit makers. This year sees 60’s favourites Peter Noone, Brian Poole and Dave Berry with Vanity Fare unite for what could be the last ever Solid Silver 60’s Show! Relive some of your fondest memories with these much-loved classics.

Sat 6 Apr, 7.30pm Pavilion From £27.50 (Concs available)

That’ll Be The Day

Back by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK’s favourite Rock & Roll variety production returns with another chance to see its latest most popular show! Featuring incredible live music performances, this hugely entertaining spectacular blends classic gold hits from the 50s, 60s & 70s, with bags of hilarious comedy!

Sat 18 May, 7.30pm Pavilion From £27

The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show

Celebrate Marty Wilde’s 80th birthday with Eden Kane, Mike Berry and, of course, The Wildcats with Little Miss Sixties, Nancy Ann Lee in this classic rock n’roll fusion of sound and rhythm that shaped the style of music we listened to then and still do today.

Thu 6 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Hall From £31 (Concs available)



Big Girls Don’t Cry

Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band. Featuring hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night) and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Fri 21 Jun, 7.45pm Pavilion From £26 (Concs available)

That’ll Be The Day

The UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production returns with another BRAND NEW SHOW! Featuring a fresh line-up of sensational gold hits, spanning the 50s, 60s & 70s, mixed as always with more sidesplitting comedy sketches! Guaranteed to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over.

Sat 10 Aug & Sat 21 Sep, 7.30pm Pavilion From £27

The Bluejays Rock and Roll Revolution

You’ll be transported back in time with this awardwinning, jiving journey through the fabulous fifties with forty classic hits from Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Cliff Richard and more all performed live. Rock and Roll Revolution is a whistle-stop tour through music’s most defining decade. "The ultimate 1950s Rock 'n' Roll show!" - BBC Radio

Fri 30 Aug, 7.30pm Pavilion From £22 (Concs available)


Local events

Worthing Musical Comedy Society

The Wedding Singer

It’s 1985 and Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer, until his fiancée leaves him at the

Worthing Musical Theatre Company

Sunset Boulevard

altar, and Robbie then makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a waitress who wins his affection but is engaged to a Wall Street shark. Can Robbie pull through to win his dream girl?

Tue 14 - Sat 18 May, 7.30pm Plus Matinees Wed & Sat, 2.30pm Connaught Theatre From £17 Ages 10+ 165 mins (Incl interval)

screen goddess and a young man she manipulates to save her film career.

Featuring music that emotionally packs a punch Andrew Lloyd Webber's award including With One Look, winning musical is based on The Perfect Year and Sunset Billy Wilder's legendary film Boulevard performed with a of romance and obsession. It full orchestra. tells the story of a faded silent


Thu 26 - Sat 28 Sep, 7.30pm Pavilion From £14 Ages 10+ 150 mins (Incl interval)

Local events

Worthing Philharmonic Orcestra

Summer Concert

Conductor Dominic Grier The celebration of our 70th concert season concludes with a rousing

Worthing Symphony Orchestra

Yi-Yang Chen: Tales from the Arabian Nights The closing concert of the season features 2018 Sussex International Piano Competition winner Yi-Yang Chen in a programme

programme, beginning with Richard Strauss’ Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare. This is followed by Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi and Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns. The concert finishes with Mahler’s Symphony no.1 in D Major (‘Titan’).

Sun 9 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Hall From £9

with a distinctly Eastern flavour. Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade is based upon The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, while Saint-Saens 5th Symphony for piano was inspired by a cruise up the Nile. The concert opens with one of Dvorak’s greatest creations – the exuberant overture Carnival.

Sun 5 May, 2.45pm Assembly Hall From £19


(Concs Available)

(Concs available)

Local events

Rainbow Shakespeare

Rainbow Shakespeare return to Highdown Gardens for summer 2019 with two very contrasting productions. Picnic under the stars while the magical world of Shakespeare comes alive around you. Celebrating their 20th season, come along and join in a great Sussex tradition!

Twelfth Night Laughter-filled Shakespeare at his very best. Confusion, cross-dressing and comedy galore. A cavalcade of lovers and clowns present perfect entertainment for all the family!

Twelfth Night Tue 16 - Sun 21 Jul, 7.30pm Plus Matinees Sat & Sun 2pm Othello Tue 23 - Sun 28 Jul, 7.30pm

Othello Thrilling drama unfolds when Plus matinees Sat General Othello is needed & Sun 2pm by the State. Scandal arises when he marries the young daughter of a nobleman and Highdown Gardens his ‘honest’ NCO undermines From £18 (concs available) his all-consuming love with hints at her lack of innocence.

The Rowland Singers Messiah The Rowland Singers Choral Society will be performing Messiah on Good Friday. This will be signed by profoundly deaf Dr. Paul Whittaker OBE. The choir will be joined by soloists and the talented orchestra Sinfonia of Arun to bring you Handel’s magnificent masterpiece.

Messiah Fri 19 Apr, 7pm From £14 (Concs available)

Assembly Hall 165 mins (Incl interval)

Pavilion Grand Tea Dance A Magical afternoon in one of Worthing’s most wonderful venues. Dance the time away with a Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot and many more styles. Enjoy the fantastic views from the Pavilion Cafe Bar with an Afternoon Tea. Turn back time with this popular, traditional event.

Sun 2 Jun, 2pm Pavilion £15.50 including Afternoon Tea £8.50 dance only 150 mins

Worthing Wurlitzer Sunday Organ Concerts

Hear the magnificent sounds of the Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed in the Assembly Hall. Sun 14 Apr, 2.30pm Dr Kevin Morgan - Theatre organist and music teacher. Sun 19 May, 2.30pm Michael Wooldridge - Ever popular local musician. 15 Sep, 2.30pm David Gray – Young international artist and maestro of the theatre organ.

Assembly Hall From £12 120 mins (Incl interval)

Matt’s Comedy Club

Matt’s Comedy Club family friendly nights with a clean comedy ethos are back with an Open Mic featuring the best in upcoming local talent and are delighted to welcome back dynamic comedy-jazz-rap duo Harry & Chris performing an Edinburgh preview with songs about panda repopulation, Robot Wars and many more.

Open Mic Comedy Night. Thu 11 Apr, 8pm Free to book, Pay what you like on the night.

120 mins (Incl interval)

Harry & Chris. Mon 22 July, 8pm From £10

60 mins

Pavilion Cafe Bar

The Rowland Singers The Massed Choirs Concert

The Rowland Singers Choral Society will be hosting a special Massed Choirs Concert for your enjoyment, with Helen Emery as the Musical Director. A wide range of choirs will be performing including The Songbirds Choir from Crawley, Worthing based Emery Ensemble and Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus. A concert not to be missed!

Sat 22 Jun, 7pm From £10 (Concs available)

Assembly Hall 150 mins (Incl interval)



Hearing assistance is available in all venues. For access to the infrared system, please ask on arrival. Audio description headsets are available for most films. Please note there are some performances this service may not be available on. Contact the box office on 01903 206 206 for more information.


Worthing Theatres welcomes registered assistance dogs in all venues. Please talk to our box office staff with any specific requirements when booking. Customers are required to sit in reserved areas to safely accommodate the dog with their owner.


For customers who use wheelchairs, we have access to all our venues. We offer one free seat for those accompanying wheelchair users or for customers requiring assistance. In order to attend an event, please register on our Access Registry (showing proof of disability and need for a carer) to receive a carer ticket. Advanced booking is advised as spaces are limited. These tickets cannot be booked online. There may be restrictions for some wheelchair users at the Connaught Theatre and Studio making larger electronic wheelchairs or electric scooters inaccessible.


British Sign Language interpreted performances for our deaf and hard of hearing customers are available for specific performances, please check our website or contact the box office team for more information. Subtitled films are usually scheduled for Monday evenings, with additional shows during school holidays. All details of events, shows and films are on our website.


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Saba Douglas Hamilton Caroline’s Kitchen Caroline’s Kitchen Caroline’s Kitchen Caroline’s Kitchen Seann Walsh Matt’s Comedy Club Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Charity Concert featuring Aled Jones Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Wurlitzer – Kevin Morgan Dip The Rowland Singers: Messiah Remembering The Movies Shakespeare’s Lost Women Patrick Monahan: #Goals! Charlie Landsborough

7:30pm 7:30pm 2:30pm / 7:30pm 7:30pm 2:30pm / 7:30pm 8pm 8pm 2pm 7:30pm 11:30am / 2pm 2:30pm 11am / 2pm 7pm 7:30pm 8pm 8pm 7:30pm



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Mark Steel Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors WSO with Yi-Yang Chen Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much Tubular Bells For Two Ronnie Scott’s All Stars WMCS: The Wedding Singer WMCS: The Wedding Singer WMCS: The Wedding Singer WMCS: The Wedding Singer WMCS: The Wedding Singer Leo Sayer: Just A Boy at 70 That’ll Be The Day Wurlitzer – Michael Wooldridge Lucy Worsley: Queen Victoria The Storytelling Army Spymonkey’s Cooped Still I Rise Spymonkey’s Cooped Spymonkey’s Cooped Spymonkey’s Cooped Spymonkey’s Cooped Mary Portas: Work Like a Woman Mother’s Ruin

8pm 10:30am / 6:30pm 2:30pm 6:30pm 11am 2:45pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8pm 7:30pm 2:30pm / 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 2:30pm / 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 2:30pm 7:30pm 4pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 2:30pm / 7:30pm 2:30pm 7:30pm 8pm

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Mother’s Ruin Pavilion Grand Tea Dance The House on Cold Hill The House on Cold Hill The House on Cold Hill The House on Cold Hill The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show Henning Wehn The House on Cold Hill The House on Cold Hill The Belly of the Whale

8pm 2pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 2:30pm / 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 2:30pm / 7:30pm 11am / 3pm

32 (Pav) 50 (Pav) 10 (CT) 10 (CT) 10 (CT) 10 (CT) 46 (AH) 31 (Pav) 10 (CT) 10 (CT) 22 (Prom)




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33 (CT) 6 (CT) 6 (CT) 6 (CT) 6 (CT) 30 (AH) 51 (Pav Café) 25 (CT) 44 (Pav) 25 (CT) 51 (AH) 21 (Prom) 51 (AH) 40 (Pav) 5 (CS) 30 (CS) 44 (CT)


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WPO: Summer Concert Workshop: Inanimate to Animate Inanimate to Animate ZOG ZOG ZOG Mistero Buffo Big Girls Don’t Cry The Rowland Singers: Massed Choirs An Evening Of Eric & Ern The Big Chris Barber Band Here Come The Girls

7:30pm 2:30pm 7pm 4:30pm 11am / 2pm / 4:30pm 11am / 2pm 7:30pm 7:45pm 7pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm

49 (AH) 38 (Pav) 38 (CS) 27 (Pav) 27 (Pav) 27 (Pav) 12 (CS) 47 (Pav) 51 (AH) 32 (Pav) 45 (Pav) 41 (Pav)

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Chores Chores Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl Don Juan Don Juan Girl Power: The Spice Girls Experience Rainbow Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Rainbow Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Rainbow Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Rainbow Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Rainbow Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Rainbow Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Rainbow Shakespeare: Othello Rainbow Shakespeare: Othello Rainbow Shakespeare: Othello Rainbow Shakespeare: Othello Rainbow Shakespeare: Othello Rainbow Shakespeare: Othello Lifted Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off

11:30am / 2pm 11:30am / 2pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 2pm / 7:30pm 2pm / 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 2pm / 7:30pm 2pm / 7:30pm 11am / 2pm 11am / 2:30pm 11am / 2:30pm

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra The Odds of Being Earnest That’ll Be The Day Look Up Giant Balloon Show Workshop: Giant Balloon Show The Bluejays: Rock and Roll Revolution

3pm 8pm 7:30pm 11am / 2pm 11am / 2pm 12pm / 12:45pm 7:30pm

45 (Pav) 15 (CS) 47 (Pav) 24 (Pav) 29 (Prom) 29 (Pav) 47 (Pav)

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Mark Watson: The Infinite Show Wurlizer – David Gray Vikki Stone That’ll Be The Day The Pirate Cruncher The Pirate Cruncher Conn Artists: Silas Marner WMTC: Sunset Boulevard Conn Artists: Silas Marner WMTC: Sunset Boulevard Conn Artists: Silas Marner WMTC: Sunset Boulevard John Cooper Clarke

8pm 2:30pm 8pm 7:30pm 2:30pm 11am / 2:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 2pm / 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8pm

31 (CT) 51 (AH) 31 (CS) 47 (Pav) 29 (CT) 29 (CT) 16 (CT) 48 (Pav) 16 (CT) 48 (Pav) 16 (CT) 48 (Pav) 35 (Pav)

Venues: Assembly Hall (AH), Connaught Theatre (CT), Connaught Studio (CS), Pavilion (Pav) Pavilion Café Bar (Pav Café), Pavilion Promenade (Prom), Highdown Gardens (HG)

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In becoming a Friend of Worthing Theatres, you will play a vital part in supporting our venues, plus get exclusive access to members events, discounts and offers for theatre, film and more. Want to support even more? Join our FWT+ scheme and you will get exclusive invitations to events, including our Pantomime press evening, Summer of Circus launch event, and much more! To join today, contact our box office on 01903 206 206 or visit




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Worthing Theatres Spring 2019  

What's on at Worthing Theatres from April through to September.

Worthing Theatres Spring 2019  

What's on at Worthing Theatres from April through to September.