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DECEMBER Fri 1 Fri 1 Tues 12 Tues 12 - Sun 31

JANUARY Mon 1 - Tues 2 Tues 9


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60 Minutes of Classical Music Once Upon a Time An Audience with Martin Kemp Barista - A New Musical An Afternoon at the Proms An Audience with Ben Richards The Definitive Elvis Experience Southdowns Folk Festival The 24hr Musical

Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup Dan Cruickshank A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings 60 Minutes of Classical Music Music and Memories (see p. 27) The Nutcracker Samantha Jane Performing Arts - Synergy Happy Days Are Here Again The Best of Abba Tribute Show Chichester City Band Family Fun Week Crafty’s Creepy Castle Jethro - Bull and Bonkers Tour The Wizard of Oz The Legends of American Country Andy Parsons - Peak Bulls**t Tour 2017

Psychic Sally: Kisses to Heaven Shakespeare Schools Festival The 60 Minute Orchestra A Gala of Remembrance Into the Woods Music and Memories (see p. 27) Annie Get Your Gun White Christmas An Evening with an Immigrant Lance Ellington Sings Broadway

Santa’s Christmas Wish 60 Minutes of Classical Music Music and Memories (see p. 27) Aladdin

Aladdin Music and Memories (see p. 27)

AUGUST DIARY TREASURE ISLAND: SHOW IN A WEEK Mon 7 - Fri 11 August Are you between 8 and 16 years old? Do you have a passion for drama, either performing or behind the scenes? Work under the guidance of a highly skilled professional team on this one week course and put on a show in a week.


PESKY PIRATES Mon 14 August, 11am & 2pm

thank you We’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has either visited us in the past year, donated to Arun Arts, or given up their time to join us as a volunteer.

After sell-out tours last year, Let’s All Dance is back with this high-energy, interactive production, full of action, giggles and fantastic hip hop dancing. Children will be able to clap along and join in with the pirate moves. A terrific treat for 2-9 year olds and their families.

As a registered charity, without you and your support we wouldn’t be able to provide this arts venue to the local area. In whatever way you’ve supported us, thank you! From The Regis Centre team

LIVE AT THE REGIS The Regis Centre Supporters:

WITH PAUL ZENON & HILARY O’NEIL Fri 18 & Sat 19 August, 7.30pm & 2.30pm In a show that harks back to the glory days of summer at the seaside, this top class variety performance will showcase the best in professional and local talent.



LIVE AT THE REGIS Drama workshops for ages 8 to 16 years Saturday mornings Just £3 per session Arun Theatre Youth is an exciting youth theatre on the South Coast. We enable young people between the ages of 8 and 16 to get involved in drama, providing a broad range of high quality theatre experiences in a positive and supportive environment.

Working towards performances in the Alexandra Theatre, young people can develop their skills, not only in theatre and performance but also in confidence, communication and creativity working with theatre industry professionals.

Come along to a free first session to find out more, email us at or visit the Youth Theatre page on our website.

Fri 18 & Sat 19 August 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat We've got lined up a true variety of acts including the pioneer of street magic himself - magician and comedian Paul Zenon. From the London Palladium to Hollywood’s Magic Castle, and The Comedy Store to Channel 4’s Countdown, for 30 years the UK’s top trickster has brought his unique combination of contemporary trickery and streetwise stand-up to the stages and screens of around 40 countries worldwide. Alongside Paul is West End performer Hilary O’Neil whose impressions and comedic timing are second to none. Her spectacular career has spanned the broad spectrum of all show business genres, having appeared on stage in London’s West End, in countless summer seasons, and numerous TV appearances. If live music is your thing, we have a cracking live band led by Andy Beaumont plus one of the cabaret circuit's top performers - the glorious Wezley Sebastian. On top of all this, don't miss local group The Bersted Boys and our stunning Regis Dancers. All in all - it is a guaranteed cracking night (or afternoon) out at the Theatre. Perfect for families and enjoyable for all ages.

£16 / £15 Concessions £14 Friends of the Theatre Summer Saver Buy 4 tickets for £50 TICKETS


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Fri 1 & Sat 2 September 2pm & 7pm

Mon 4 September 7.30pm

ONCE UPON A TIME is a pantomime like no other, written by Jason Green.

Compered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s HOWARD LEADER.

JDW Enterprise

Jason is a local performer and is also directing the show along with Derek Speer and assistant director Sammie Watts. Set in the land of Oz it follows poor farmer boy, Jack and his pet winged monkey, Chistery, as they set off on an exciting adventure to the forbidden mountains to save the beautiful Princess from her curse and to defeat the notorious Demon Vanity. They are joined by Jack's lovesick pal Buttons, Lady Gretel and Dame Stella Artois. The show also features Simon Fielding from Spirit FM taking on the role of Sir Lancelot. Once Upon A Time is an explosive show packed full of outrageous jokes, beautifully choreographed dance routines by Sharon Brisley Moore, colourful costumes by Wendy Green and well known sing along songs. A perfect show for the whole family to enjoy. Don't miss it!


£12 / £10 Concessions


From the incredible global success of Spandau Ballet to hitting the headlines on BBC1's Eastenders - Martin has a truly amazing career. He has conquered personal challenges, had a best selling book and won many new fans on Celebrity Big Brother and not forgetting his performance in the International hit movie The Krays. Pop music icon, actor and director, Martin Kemp will be taking questions from legendary music journalist Simon Price. You can expect to hear tales from the new romantic days of Spandau Ballet, life as an actor, director of feature films, writer of the acclaimed auto biography True and a lifetime of philanthropic work supporting two major charities. Now it's your chance to get up close and personal as Martin talks about his life and being in the business - all of it is true and with your chance to put your questions forward to Martin - Live!


£24 / £23 Concessions



Newman Productions

Bognor Regis Concert Band



AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL Music and Lyrics by Nigel Newman Book by Nigel Newman and Anna Newman

Sun 10 September 2pm Join the Bognor Regis Concert Band for an afternoon of patriotic music at our Afternoon at the Proms! Bring your flags and best singing voices to enjoy Proms classics such as Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and many more under the baton of our Musical Director Dave Poste.

Fri 8 & Sat 9 September 7.30pm New and dramatic, BARISTA is an original contemporary musical written by Nigel Newman. The modern day phenomenon of the coffee shop culture is the backdrop of this intriguing story of love, friendship and ambition, told to a western and Latin American fusion of music and dance.

Andy, a passionate and idealistic young café owner, has a burning desire to expand his business, however his enthusiasm and vanity lead him to compromise his most deeply held values.

Comprised of over 30 local musicians, Bognor Regis Concert Band has been entertaining audiences in Bognor and the surrounding area for 30 years.


£8 / £7 Concessions @BognorBand

A thought provoking reflection of society today and its obsession with material success, this vibrant, fun and morally centred story will leave you both uplifted and challenged.


£12.50 H


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Thurs 14 September 7.30pm

Sat 16 September 2pm & 7.30pm

After four years of touring and filming, West End and TV star Ben Richards is back in his home town for a very special, one night only performance. Singing his favourites songs from the Rat Pack to modern day classics, this one-off evening is set to be a fantastic night of entertainment.

39 years after his untimely passing, the legend of Elvis Presley continues to grow. THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE is the most authentic live stage show produced to honour Elvis Presley’s legacy.

Ben began his television career with guest roles in various British serials and in 2004, joined the regular cast of ITV drama Footballers' Wives. He then went on to secure roles in Holby City and The Bill and in 2015, joined the cast of Channel 4's Hollyoaks. Ben has had an extensive career in musical theatre with a range of leading roles in London's West End and on tour including starring opposite Don Johnson in Guys and Dolls, playing Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever at the London Palladium. the leading role of Jerry Lukowski in the London Cast of Broadway hit musical The Full Monty, and most recently starring in The Bodyguard opposite Beverley Knight at The Dominion Theatre, London.


The show encapsulates all Elvis’ eras, from the ’56 explosion that sky rocketed his dynamic career, through to his gospel roots, Hollywood years, ’68 comeback and later iconic concerts. Ben Thompson is one of few tributes that can replicate every era of Elvis - the exhilarating pinpoint movement of the 50s, the overwhelming charisma of the 60s and ’68 NBC special, through to the phenomenal stage presence of the 70s, with his superb vocal range. This show will leave you... All Shook Up. Accompanied by the live Definitive Show Band.


£19 / £18 Concessions

£18 / £16 Concessions £15 Friends of the Theatre WWW.REGISCENTRE.CO.UK


Thurs 21 - Sun 24 September

STEVE KNIGHTLEY Thurs 21 September with THE JIGANTICS Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands; widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England.

HOME SERVICE Fri 22 September with MEGSON Home Service was formed out of members of the Albion Band who had participated in what is often said to be the group's most successful album in its long history. These chaps make up one of the UKs greatest folk-rock bands.

SKERRYVORE Sat 23 September with THE ALISTAIR GOODWIN BAND A joyous multi-award winning Scottish band creating a ‘trad-rock-folk’ fusion for the 21st Century. They've spent the last decade ‘twisting the roots of tradition around their own inventions’; to wonderful effect.

RICHARD DIGANCE Sun 24 September with PHIL HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN Richard has 3 million YouTube hits, 27 albums, a Golden Anniversary Tour and 50 years of songs and stories.


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plus... REAL ALE and LIVE MUSIC at The William Hardwicke, Oxford’s and The Alex





Free Children’s Entertainment | School Links Programme

and more... Please see Full Festival programme and website nearer the dates for exact timings


Weekend Ticket - £69 / Under 16s £31 / Family Ticket £150 Individual Concerts - £20 / Under 16s £12 Studio Sessions - £10 / Under 16s £5




THE 24HR MUSICAL Sat 30 September 7.30pm

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Sun 1 October 2.30pm

No don’t worry. It’s not a musical that lasts for 24 hours! It’s in actual fact an intrepid group of local performers who are taking on the challenge of learning and staging a popular musical in just 24 hours, with no sleep! What’s the musical? Well, neither the performers nor the audience will know until 7.30pm on the Friday evening. The cast then have all night and day to learn their parts, perfect the harmonies, practice the dance routines and perform the musical in front of a paying audience.

All proceeds of this fun night go towards the Regis Centre and its upkeep. Previous 24hr Musicals have been By Jeeves!, Seussical the Musical, Pippin and West Side Story, all received to great acclaim and standing ovations!

For one performance only, join Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup from Strictly Come Dancing plus professional singer Paul Amer and guests for a spectacular afternoon of Dance, Singing and stories from their time on the BBC hit show. This up close and personal show promises to be an afternoon to remember. Camilla, one of the original professionals and champion in 2008 is joined by her professional partner (and ladies favourite) Ian Waite who has appeared in nearly every series of the show. During the show, Ian and Camilla will perform some amazing Latin and Ballroom routines and tell their inside stories from Strictly Come Dancing. PLUS, meet Ian and Camilla for FREE after the show!



£12 / £10 Under 16s £8 NUS

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£26 / £24 Concessions


Neil Sands Productions

A History of Architecture in One Hundred Buildings


Thurs 5 October 7.30pm Journeying through time and place, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, renowned architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the most inspirational and characterful world buildings. His selection includes many of the world’s best known buildings that represent key pioneering moments in architectural history such as the Pantheon in Rome, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the Forbidden City in Beijing. But he also presents less obvious more surprising structures, the unsung heroes of this fascinating story like the Oriel Chambers in Liverpool and the Narkomfin Apartment building in Moscow. Having visited all but three of the 100 buildings, even though some are in inaccessible and threatened locations such as the Hatra in Iraq and the currently threatened Palmyra in Syria, he speaks movingly about ancient artefacts some of which may never be experienced again first hand.



Tues 17 October 2pm Neil Sands and his West End cast take you on another wonderful trip down memory lane with over 60 of your all time favourite songs from the fabulous 1940s, the rocking 1950s and the sensational 60s. Enjoy a sentimental journey through the 40s with such wonderful hits as Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, Alexander’s Ragtime Band and A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square. Reminisce as we remember the golden days of Rock & Roll from Elvis to Buddy, Bill Haley to Brenda Lee, Cliff, Adam Faith and many more. There will certainly be a whole lot of shaking going on! Come swinging through the 60s, the decade that changed music for ever, with a cavern full of million sellers from The Beatles, Dusty, Herman's Hermits, Roy Orbison and Gerry & The Pacemakers. Mixed together with stunning costumes and the warmth and humour that have become the hallmark of all of Neil Sands productions, Happy Days are Here Again finishes with a special flag waving finale!


£12 / £11 Concessions



Russian National Ballet

THE NUTCRACKER Thurs 12 October 7.30pm A nutcracker who may just be a handsome Prince in disguise – prepare to enter a magical new world. Featuring a timeless score from incredible composer Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker is a certified classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance. This ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide, full of mystery and romance. It is the ultimate and beautiful fairy-tale where goodness and beauty triumph.



£21 / £19 Concessions / £16 Under 16s

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Fri 20 October 7.30pm

Sun 22 October 2pm

In 1974 the little known Swedish pop group Abba swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning Waterloo, and four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever.

Chichester City Band was founded in 1897 and has served the city and local community through many significant events over its long history. A traditional brass band (no woodwind or strings!), they perform throughout the year at fetes and concerts. They also support formal events in the City such as the annual Remembrance Sunday service, and are one of only two organisations to have permission to wear the Chichester city crest.

Now the phenomenal new tribute show ‘Waterloo’ looks back at the sensational rise to stardom of Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid and gives fans the opportunity to experience the thrill of a live Abba show! The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail by a full live cast and band – with stunning costumes and breath-taking choreography. The wonderful lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung in captivating harmony from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this two-hour spectacular.



As well as public concerts, the band has entered many contests over the years, which has resulted in playing at some prestigious venues including Crystal Palace, Wembley Conference Centre, Cardiff International arena and Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall. The new millennium started in the best possible way with the band qualifying for the Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall. Expect a variety of marches, film music and classical pieces brought to you by this fantastic local band.



HALF TERM WEEK Mon 23 - Fri 27 October

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Team Ever wanted to have a go at martial arts? Get involved with a taster class and watch a demonstration from the team at Matt Fiddes Martial Arts. Suitable for all ages

Pagham Ponies & Wonderful Owls Look and learn about these beautiful animals in our theatre foyer. You even get the chance to pet them!

Arts & Crafts Get creative with We Love Families and Fun with Sue.

Halloween Disco Come if you dare! Includes a spooky fancy dress competition.

Crew Creative Let your imagination run wild and learn something new in these fun and interactive workshops. With a unique delivery and emphasis on props, costumes and lots of fun, Crew ensure the audience have a great experience. Suitable for all ages

Crazee Hazee Enjoy learning circus skills at Crazee’s circus workshop. Crazee Hazee will also be performing a fun magic show. There will be plenty of audience participation and it’s suitable for all ages.

Free Events All of these events and workshops are completely free! Times and dates to be confirmed. There will be a small charge for the face painting.

and there’s more… Drawing Club | Aladdin Competition | Face Painting | Giant Bubbles Entertainers and Characters | Dance Workshop | Drama Workshops 16

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CRAFTY’S CREEPY CASTLE Mon 23 October 2pm Why has Crafty the Crow gone to live in a haunted castle? Can Sally the Scarecrow help him with its ghostly goings-on? And what haunted happenings are making things go bump in the night? Come in your scariest Halloween costume and join the adventure to find the hidden treasure then meet Crafty afterwards and receive a special Trick Or Treat present! Songs include children’s favourites Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow, If You’re Happy And You Know It, The Grand Old Duke Of York, B.I.N.G.O, The Hokey Cokey, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and many more! Crafty’s Creepy Castle is a family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds and lasts for 40 minutes, followed by our popular meet, greet and treat with Crafty the Crow himself - including a free Trick Or Treat present for every child!

THE WIZARD OF OZ Thurs 26 October 2pm & 6pm The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic.

Developed from the much-loved L. Frank Baum story this fast paced, colourful musical - which has recently returned from a sell-out international tour, features all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus an exciting mix of familiar songs and original compositions. So click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.


£13 / £11 Concessions £44 Family Ticket (max. 2 adults)

Don’t forget to come in your scariest Halloween costume too!


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JETHRO: BULL & BONKERS TOUR Weds 25 October 7.30pm A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius. Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career. Age Restriction : Age 16+ only



THE LEGENDS OF AMERICAN COUNTRY TRIBUTE SHOW Fri 27 October 7.30pm Direct from Ireland Europe's No 1 Country music show The Legends of American Country returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. This tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson and four brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza. The show features 3 fantastic singers in Rod McAuley Joe Moore and Tracey McAuley all backed by the superb Keltic Storm and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back. One thing’s for sure if you like Country music this is the only show in town!



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ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLS**T TOUR 2017 Sat 28 October 8pm Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh. As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.

“Potent live performer... can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words”

“Cracking adlibbing… a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” - THE GUARDIAN


14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content






Weds 1 November 7.30pm

Thurs 2 November 7pm

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally is one of the UK’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years. Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazing reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium. Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side’. This is a unique evening not to be missed. NOTE: The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.




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Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at the Regis Centre. Join us on 2nd November for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before. Details of the schools performing can be found on SSF’s website: SSF is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across the country will unite in their local professional theatre in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting Festival yet!


£9.50 / £7 Concs £6.50 Groups of 10+


The 60 Minutes of Classical Music Trust



Fri 3 November 7.30pm


Presented by Roger Clayden, Conducted by John Georgiadis, Leader Jonathan Strange Soloists: Pianist John Paul Ekins, Oboe Graham Salter The well established and beautiful sounding 60 Minute Orchestra are joined for the second time by the world famous conductor John Georgiadis who once led the London Symphony Orchestra. John Paul Ekins returns for another Mozart Piano Concerto. The Oboist Graham Salter who once played at the Royal Opera House as principal Cor Anglais returns to the concert series to play the JS Bach Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor BWV1060 with the orchestra leader Jonathan Strange. Concert 1 from 7:30pm till 8:30pm Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings C Major Opus. 48 JS Bach: Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor

£12 / £6 Under 16s

Sat 4 November 7.30pm This special gala night with the Grenadier Guards marks Remembrance Day with a wonderful evening of music. The Band of the Grenadier Guards is one of the world's premier military bands and has a long and distinguished history dating back over 300 years. Enjoy a wonderful nostalgic evening through the First and Second World Wars with this world-renowned ensemble. Expect patriotism in abundance, listen to the stories of veterans, and hear not only the music the guards march to, but the music they remember from the time. Tickets are limited for this very special evening. As this is a remembrance gala you are invited to come dressed in your finery and medals.

Concert 2 from 9pm till 10pm WA Mozart: Piano Concerto No14 in Eb Major K449 Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No5 A. Marcello: Oboe Concerto in d Minor SF935 Opus1


The Sussex Branch of the Grenadier Guards Association presents


£25 to include a glass of prosecco or soft drink



BROS Musical Productions

University of Chichester



Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine An amateur production by arrangement with MTI Europe

Weds 8 - Sat 11 November 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat

This amateur production is presented by arrangement R&H Theatricals Europe

After their hit production of ‘The King and I’ in May, BROS Musical Productions return with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s iconic masterpiece - Into the Woods. Everyone's favourite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.



£15 £12.50 Under 16s & NUS

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Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields


Thurs 16 - Sat 18 November 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat When Annie joins Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show she eclipses the male main attraction - Frank Butler. He hightails it to join a rival show, in spite of having fallen in love with her, and ends up pitted against her in a final shoot out. Set to the immortal music of Irving Berlin, the show features such musical classics as There’s No Business Like Show Business, You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun and Anything You Can Do. Exceptional staging, exceptional fun and one of the musical theatre stage’s enduring triumphs! This 90th Anniversary Production marking Annie Oakley’s life is staged by the Level 5 Musical Theatre Triple Threat Company whose previous sell out shows include Carousel, Cinderella and Half A Sixpence.


£14 / £12 Concs / £8 NUS

Part of the Irving Berlin Season featuring ANNIE GET YOUR GUN & WHITE CHRISTMAS. Buy both at the same time and get the second half price!


University of Chichester

Inua Ellams and Fuel present



Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin Book by David Ives and Paul Blake Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film, written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank This amateur production is presented by arrangement R&H Theatricals Europe

Thurs 23 - Sat 25 November 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat

Written and performed by Inua Ellams

White Christmas is based on the beloved, timeless film. This heartwarming musical adaptation features no less than seventeen Irving Berlin classic songs in a dazzling score including How Deep Is the Ocean, Sisters and the perennial favourite, White Christmas. With romance in mind, a song and dance duo follow two singing sisters to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by their former army commander. When they discover that the venue is in financial crisis, they hatch a plan to revive its fortunes. Described as ‘a Christmas Card come to life’, it’s the perfect way to usher in the festive season. Staged by the Level 5 Musical Theatre Triple Threat Company whose previous sell out shows include Carousel, Cinderella and Half A Sixpence.


Tues 28 November 7.30pm

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, performing solo shows at the National Theatre and drinking wine with the Queen of England, all the while without a country to belong to or a place to call home.



£14 / £12 Concs / £8 NUS

Part of the Irving Berlin Season featuring ANNIE GET YOUR GUN & WHITE CHRISTMAS. Buy both at the same time and get the second half price!




LANCE ELLINGTON SINGS BROADWAY Thurs 30 November 7.30pm Join the nation's favourite TV singer, BBC Strictly Come Dancing's star vocalist, Lance Ellington, for his exciting new show for 2017. The show features many new and exciting arrangements of all your favourite, classic Broadway hits - with songs from Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, South Pacific, Wicked and many more, with an all star musical line up led by George Michael’s sax soloist, international sax star, Ed Barker. Platinum award winning artist, Lance is one of the UK’s most prominent male vocalists. His regular appearances on the BBC’s globally successful Strictly Come Dancing have endeared him to millions of UK dance and music fans and his charismatic style and sultry tones have entertained more than 30 million people worldwide.



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£23 / £22 Concessions / £21 Friends

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WISH Friday 1 December 4pm Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea…Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out! Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in the popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever! Songs include festive favourites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days Of Christmas and many more!” Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. It lasts 40 minutes followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself!


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WEEKLY GROUPS & CLASSES BALLET TOTS Mondays & Fridays, 10.10am & 10.45am For children walking to 4 years old. Dance, Musicality and Imagination.

PILATES Mondays, 10am Contact

MS SOCIETY FITNESS CLASS Tuesdays, 10.15am FREE TROMBONE CLASSES Wednesdays, 5pm Free lessons for youngsters. Come and learn a new skill. Instruments provided Contact

BALLET FUSION Thursdays, 9.15am This is a unique holistic adult ballet group fitness class. Ballet Fusion fuses the principles from classical ballet technique with Pilates and dance. Contact

MUSICAL TOTS Fridays, 11.20am For children walking to 4 years old. Movement, Singing and Imaginative role play.

REGIS DANCE ADULT BALLET Fridays, 5.30pm Classes are suitable for improvers to intermediate level dancers and are ideal for those looking for a more technical and expressive challenge. Contact

RnB DANCE COMPANY Mondays, 5pm RnB Dance Company offers classes for all ages and capabilities. Contact Rachael on 01243 829188.


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BROS MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS Mondays & Wednesdays, 7.30pm Local Musical Theatre group which produces two major musicals a year. Contact the company at

RAINBOW PRODUCTIONS Tuesdays, 7.30pm Local Musical Theatre group which produces a major musical and concert every year. Contact the company on Facebook. Just search for Rainbow Productions for information.

CHICHESTER CITY BAND Tuesdays, 7.45pm To contact the band for information please email

For more information on hiring our spaces please contact us on 01243 867676.



Situated a few steps away from the seafront, our Café is the perfect location for a freshly ground coffee, light snack or delicious cake. Stay as long as you like, use our free Wi-Fi, read the paper and relax.

You'll find all sorts of little gems in our Charity Shop at the side of our building. Everything from books, games and toys to clothes and electricals (all pat tested).

Whether it’s meeting friends, taking a break or relaxing before seeing a show, our Café is the ideal place.

OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and during performances

We're probably the friendliest charity shop in Bognor Regis, with all proceeds going towards the theatre. Pop in anytime and see what we have to offer. We also welcome donations.

OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

GET INVOLVED Become a Volunteer The Regis Centre is run by the charity Arun Arts Ltd. and relies heavily on the help of our dedicated volunteers. Volunteering can be a great way to give back to your community and meet new people but it can also open up a door to opportunities though gaining new skills and experience. Whether you can spare a couple of hours a week or are just available to help once in a while we’d love your support. Get involved with the following areas: • Front of House • Café • Maintenance and more

• Box Office • Charity Shop

If this is something you’re interested in, why not pop in to have a chat, contact us on 01243 867676 or fill out one of our Volunteer Application Forms online at


BOX OFFICE 01243 861010

SPONSOR A SEAT If you love what we do at the Regis Centre or want to commemorate someone who did, what better way to show it than by naming a seat in our Alexandra Theatre Auditorium? Seat naming gifts are acknowledged through a smart plaque with your chosen inscription on a seat of your choice, at a cost of £100. As you buy your little piece of the Regis Centre, you are also helping us to remain sustainable into the future.

BECOME A FRIEND At the Regis Centre we strive to bring you a wide range of entertainment. We’re a charity run venue and as such depend upon the great work done by our volunteers and the support of the local community. If you would like to add your support, why not join our Friends scheme?

A seat makes an ideal present for Christmas, a birthday or any meaningful anniversary, or as a memorial for a loved one who spent happy times at the venue.

To sponsor a seat please call us on 01243 861010 or email

It costs just £20 for the year or £30 for a joint membership. Benefits include:

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Discounted tickets. Regular newsletter updating you on upcoming events, Centre news and community activities. Opportunities to attend exclusive Friends’ events. Free bookable backstage tours. 10% discount in our seaside café.

Already a friend? Introduce a new Friend and receive a £5 voucher You can join via our website, in person at the Box Office, or over the phone on 01243 861010.



VENUE HIRE Situated on the seafront, the Regis Centre offers an ideal venue for performances, meetings, conferences and exhibitions in the heart of Bognor Regis. The building is a 1980s architectural landmark which provides a distinctive and unique venue for any function. Our spaces are highly versatile and can be tailored to your needs. These include our studio spaces, airy and spacious foyer area, the wonderful 353 seat Alexandra Theatre and the Little Alex - a 60 seat studio theatre situated on the stage of the Alexandra Theatre.

For more information on hiring our spaces please contact us on 01243 867676.


By phone: Book online: By post:


Booking fees:

Concessions & Offers:

Our Box Office opening times are: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm or one hour before the start of each performance. Call us on 01243 861010 Write in with details of your booking, contact details, full payment and a stamped addressed envelope and send to: Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1BL We accept cash, cheque, theatre tokens and all major credit and debit cards. Please make cheques payable to Arun Arts Ltd. We charge a £1 per transaction fee for all bookings. We charge £1 if you would like your tickets posted. There is also a charge of £1 for reprints/exchanges. One discount per ticket applies. Concessions include senior citizens, students, under 16s, disabled patrons. Appropriate ID required. Offers cannot be applied to previously purchased orders or in conjunction with any other offers. Please note: Our transaction charge will be changing to 50p per ticket from 1st January 2018.


BOX OFFICE 01243 861010

ACCESS The Regis Centre welcomes all patrons and has an extensive range of services to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable visit. Please mention your requirements at the time of booking and don’t hesitate to ask the Duty Manager if there is anything you need on arrival. Parking:

There are four parking spaces for blue badge holders at the front of the Centre and additional blue badge bays in the public car park next to the Centre.

Hearing Impaired:

There is a hearing loop in our auditorium.

Assistance Dogs:

We welcome assistance dogs in all areas of our building. Please talk to our Box Office staff about any special requirements when booking.


Row J has 3 permanent wheelchair spaces but we can accommodate up to 8 wheelchairs with prior notice. Wheelchairs spaces can be booked in person or over the phone at our Box Office. Row J is also suitable for patrons with walking difficulties. Due to our licensing regulations, we are unable to permit the transfer from wheelchairs to theatre seats.

WHERE TO FIND US By Car: Follow the brown signs to the Regis Centre. We are between Belmont Street and the Esplanade, There is a large car park next door. By Bus: Take a bus to Bognor Regis High Street. Walk east towards the main shopping parade (London Road) and turn right through the arcade. We are located at the end of the arcade (5 minutes walk). By Train: Take a train to Bognor Regis station. Leave the station by the main exit through the booking hall. Turn left to the main shopping precinct (London Road). Cross into the arcade. We are located at the end (10 minutes walk).

Details are correct at the time of printing the brochure, however may be subject to change.


The Regis Centre frequently makes its facilities available for hire to local societies and non-professional companies and does not accept any responsibility for the quality, content or pricing of these events.



Autumn 2017 Brochure Regis Centre  

Browse through the Autumn 2017 Season at the Regis Centre and Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis.