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THEATRE | LIVE MUSIC | DANCE FAMILY | ENTERTAINMENT | CAFE BOX OFFICE: 01243 861010 WWW.REGISCENTRE.CO.UK REGIS CENTRE BELMONT STREET BOGNOR REGIS PO21 1BL


JOIN US If you love theatre and want to be a part of it, why not consider becoming a volunteer? Have a look on page 30 for more details.

CONTACT US Regis Centre Belmont Street BOGNOR REGIS PO21 1BL info@regiscentre.co.uk admin: 01243 867676 @RegisCentre facebook.com/TheRegisCentre

Arun Arts Company Ltd. Charity No. 1061163

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Drama for ages 8 to 16 years Saturday mornings during term time Just ÂŁ3 per session Arun Theatre Youth is a new and 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 arty@regiscentre.co.uk or visit the Youth Theatre page on our website.


CAFE 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. 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 at the Theatre.

CHARITY SHOP You'll find all sorts of little gems in our Charity Shop. Everything from books, games and toys to clothes and electricals (all pat tested). We're probably the cheapest and 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 Both our Café and Charity Shop are run by a dedicated, friendly team of volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering why not pop in to have a chat, contact us on 01243 867676 or fill out one of our Volunteer Application Forms online.

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Boxstep Theatre Company

University of Chichester

NUNCRACKERS

LEGALLY BLONDE

By Dan Goggins

Book by Heather Hach Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin Based on the movie Legally Blonde.

Thurs 15 - Sat 17 December 7.30pm In Nuncrackers, The Little Sisters of Hoboken have constructed a Cable Access studio in their basement and are launching their very first Christmas TV special. Things go wrong from the beginning: Sister Mary Leo, the school's resident nun-ballerina, has a backstage mishap, throwing a wrench into plans for a full-scale ballet. But the sisters soldier on through musical numbers that range from the silly to the absurd. This show is filled with "Nunsense" humour, some of your favourite carols, a "Secret Santa," and an uproarious take on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. Nuncrackers will make you laugh and maybe tug at your heartstrings. It's the perfect way to insure your holiday season is merry and bright.

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£12 / £10 Concessions £8 Friends of the Theatre

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Thurs 19 - Sat 21 January 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm Legally Blonde The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser). It follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This show is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Equally hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! Following a hugely successful 2016 season, the Musical Theatre Joint Honours Company is proud to present this multi-award winning musical. Brought to you by the same team that produced a sell-out production of Footloose in April 2016. @UOClegally

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Chichester College

REFLECTIONS OF…

INTERMEZZO Thurs 3 & Fri 4 February 7.30pm, Fri Matinee 1pm Intermezzo is the eclectic new repertoire of works presented by Chichester College dance students. This show encompasses a diverse range of dance styles from jazz to contemporary and tap. The Dancers are studying on vocational training programmes and will be presenting work they have developed with professional choreographers, dance lecturers and their own choreography. The performance will feature pieces created in workshops delivered by professional choreographers such as Beyond Repair.

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£9 / £7 Concessions

JOHNNY CASH KAREN CARPENTER JUDY GARLAND & EVA CASSIDY Fri 10 February, 7.30pm Enjoy an evening with four of the biggest names in show business. Opening with the beautiful melodies of Karen Carpenter including Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Please Mr Postman and many more. Then you will be taken back to the 1940s as our Judy Garland tribute entrances you with a memorable, glitzy and emotional performance. Following the interval our Eva Cassidy reflection recreates the nightclub atmosphere with Songbird, Ain’t No Sunshine and of course Over The Rainbow. The evening is brought to rowdy conclusion with a dynamic performance of Johnny Cash songs including A Boy Named Sue, Ring of Fire, Jackson (featuring June Carter Cash), Walk The Line and many more. The live 7 piece band and backing singers promise to make this a night to remember!

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An FMS Production

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Samantha Jane Performing Arts

SPOTLIGHT Sun 12 February 4pm The dancers of Samantha Jane Performing Arts are proud to be back for our 6th year annual showcase. With dances performed by the whole company, from our youngest members at just 3 years of age right through to our senior groups! A night promising plenty of dance, showcased beautifully by these talented young performers as they take to the stage for their 'Spotlight' moment.

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HENRY VIII DAVID STARKEY Tues 14 February 7.30pm Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis. In this lecture David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics on the other, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.

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£17 / £16 Concessions


AN EVENING WITH DES O’CONNOR Sat 18 February 7.30pm One of the UK’s greatest ever performers, the incomparable DES O’CONNOR, in his brand-new show celebrating the stage and screen career of this show-business legend. Des entertains as only he can, whilst bringing to life stories of legendary personalities with whom he has shared the stage, through a fascinating show-reel of clips featuring entertainment greats including: Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Morecambe & Wise, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Pavarotti, Oliver Reed, Shirley Bassey, Will Smith, Robert Redford and many, many more. A unique and unforgettable evening of music, laughter and iconic moments of Television Gold!

“Down to earth, good looking and self deprecating, Des has got wit and charm in bundles. Great numbers by some of the great song writers all fell under Des’ spell as mirth and music filled the theatre. Cheeky, cheerful and just downright brilliant as an entertainer, Des showed us all what a true gentleman of show business he is and why he is loved by so many. He is still pulling them in, still has so much to give and leaves so many others in his wake. A delightful night out and one I hope will be repeated.” - Paul Thomas: The West London Times

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£25 / £23 Concessions

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University of Chichester

SUPERSONIC 70s SHOW Fri 17 February 7.30pm “The most explosive show in theatre land” It’s the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as “the best 70s show of it’s kind - West End quality”. Led by the ‘Catsuit Wondergirl’ Janey Bombshell, ‘Supersonic 70s’ will take you back to when Pop was at it’s peak. From the towering majesty of Queen, ELO and The Carpenters, the ‘pin-up pop’ of The Osmonds, David Essex and David Cassidy, and the foot stompin’ Glam Rock of Sweet, Mud & T.Rex. Now add the classic sounds of ‘Saturday Night Fever’, Grease’, and even those winning UK Eurovision hits, with humour a plenty you have a sensational show simply too good to miss.

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£18.50 £17.50 Friends of the Theatre

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STAGS & HENS: THE REMIX by Willy Russell Produced by Andrew Wright Direction by Alastair Knights

Sat 25 February 4.30pm & 7.30pm Stags and Hens: The Remix is "lively, coarse, well organized, truthful and very funny." - London Financial Times. This cynical play by the author of Educating Rita is a comedy of wedding eve nerves set in the toilets of a tacky Liverpool club where Dave and Linda, unbeknownst to each other, are having parties. Originally conceived as an in-house television piece for Manchester Polytechnic's television and drama students in 1978, this is the revised version that was performed at The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool in 2008. Following a hugely successful 2016 season, the Musical Theatre Joint Honours Company is proud to present this light-hearted and entertaining play. Brought to you by the same team that produced a sell-out production of Footloose in April 2016. @UOCstagsandhens

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£12 / £10 Concs / £8 NUS

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Neil Sands Productions

University of Chichester

MUSIC & MEMORIES

ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

Tues 28 February 2pm Neil Sands and his wonderful West End cast are back with a brand new production for 2017. There can be no doubt that music brings back so many wonderful memories and this feel good afternoon filled with over 60 all time favourite songs from the 1940s through to the 1970s will have the memories flooding back. From old time sing along, to Rock & Roll, Forties favourites to the pop hits of the 60s and as always a flag waving tribute to the veterans of our Armed Forces. All mixed with stunning costumes, amazing voices, and lots of laughter, this show will brighten everyone’s day and prove how special Music and Memories are.

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£12 / £11 Concessions £10 Friends of the Theatre

By Jacques Offenbach

Fri 3 & Sat 4 March 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm The University of Chichester is proud to present Orpheus in the Underworld, Jacques Offenbach's satirical operetta based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, with a twist! Directed by Lisa Pow and conducted by Adam Hoskins, prepare for a colourful musical rampage through Olympus, down to the underworld, as Orpheus reluctantly fights to rescue his estranged wife Eurydice from the clutches of Pluto. Raucous dances, including the "Galop Infernal" (known more widely as the "Can-Can") and rousing choruses, bawdy humour and cutting one-liners, this updated interpretation of one of the funniest French operettas will leave you cheering for more Bacchanalia!

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Sweeney Entertainments

Tues 7 March, 7.30pm Featuring “Frankie’s Guys’ in a fast-paced, energetic production with an authentic concert feel. Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as, 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like A Man', and ‘Sherry’ the guys remind you exactly why ‘The Four Seasons’ sold over 100 million records, earning a place in the prestigious 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'. With slick choreography, charm, charisma, amazing vocals and a great live band, it’s easy to see why they are so critically acclaimed.

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Fri 10 March, 7.30pm After 180 theatres, 7 leading ladies and a rather worn suitcase, acclaimed tenor Daniel Koek is here to present an enthralling evening of songs and stories from the last decade. Life has been hectic recently for Daniel, whilst performing leading roles in some of the world’s biggest productions including West Side Story, Chess and South Pacific. Daniel had made his way through 9 gruelling auditions to be awarded the Iconic role of Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Misérables, and at 32 this made him one of the youngest men to have played the part. To much anticipation he also has just recorded his second studio album HiGH. An evening not to be missed, Daniel’s show charts his transformation from SA Opera’s Young Artist 2003 to one of Australia and the UK’s finest leading men.

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£18 WWW.REGISCENTRE.CO.UK

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University of Chichester

Southdowns Concert Band

CITY OF ANGELS

A SPRING SPECTACULAR CONCERT

Book By Larry Gelbart, Music By Cy Coleman Lyrics By David Zippel Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and Yaron Gershovsky Originally produced on Broadway by Nick Vanoff, Roger Berlind, Jujamcyn Theaters, Suntory International Corp. and The Shubert Organization This amateur production is presented by arrangement with MusicScope

Thurs 16 & Fri 17 March 7.30pm

Sun 19 March 3pm

University of Chichester’s extraordinary Touring company returns with that rarest of musical comedies, the 6 Tony Award winning, CITY OF ANGELS, set in the glamorously seductive world of 1940’s Hollywood. Part film-noir detective story and part fish-out-water romantic comedy, it’s loaded with great songs and a stunning jazz score played by a professional live band. Enter the world of film studios and fatal attractions as a young novelist has to make endless compromises in the screenplay that he’s writing. His pages, featuring a Raymond Chandler-esque investigator hero, are acted out on screen in glorious black and white! As the writer risks his integrity and marriage, our hero risks his life to solve a mystery. It’s a musical tale of decadence, deceit and homicide that sparks with wicked humour and femmes fatales! It’s also the only ‘colour-coded’ show audiences are ever likely to see!

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Southdowns Concert Band is a group of around 40 musicians who play regular concerts in the Sussex area. The Band has a passion for music, and upholds and maintains the true spirit of the concert band. Each member of the ensemble strives for excellence, continually eager to improve and achieve higher musical standards

The Band performs a wide, varied and most versatile musical repertoire to suit all tastes, from popular classical standards to the more challenging works of the modern wind band repertoire. Most importantly, the music making is an enjoyable experience for musicians and audiences alike. Members come from all over the county. Some are involved in music professionally, as school teachers or as instrument tutors, others play for local community or town bands but enjoy the challenge of performing to a higher level.

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£12.50 / Children FREE

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Tues 21 March, 5pm The most exciting family show since time began, is about to be discovered by you! Jurassic Adventures, is a brand new production, set on a magical island, where anything might happen, with a brave cast of amazing actors, a great fun script, superb scenery, and of course DINOSAURS. Get transported to a prehistoric place full of fun, thrills and screams, be amazed and awed by the birth of a baby Dinosaur, but beware of the T. REX mother who wants her egg back! This fully scripted adventure, allows you to follow the footsteps of Doctor Grant’s team of explorers, and laugh at their crazy antics, as they search for proof that Dinosaurs still exist! This will leave you in “raptor raptures” and “pre-hysterics!” World on Stage and the team behind Disney on Ice, return to the UK with this wonderful show for all the family. Contains mild peril and HUGE DINOSAURS!

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£15 / £13 Concs / £50 Family Ticket (max. 2 adults)


DANCE HOUSE 2017 Weds 22 & Thurs 23 March Wed 5 April Tues 25 April Tues 2 & Weds 3 May 7pm

CHOIRFEST 2017 Sat 25 March 7.30pm

The House of Dance is a local Arts driven initiative dedicated to supporting and encouraging the development of innovative and exciting dance. One of our aims is to provide performance opportunities for young people outside of the classroom and to experience the workings of a professional theatre. Our Dance House evenings celebrate the hard work, commitment and skill of young people within our vibrant community. It is an opportunity to share their dance work with an audience, as well as other schools, in a positive collaboration with professional artists and theatre technicians. There is much to celebrate here.

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A brand new music festival comes to the Regis Centre this Spring. ChoirFest 2017 see’s a host of community choirs from across the region coming together for one night in a festival of music. Bringing their own distinctive tastes, there will surely be something for everyone as we celebrate the joy and spirit of community music in a one off concert.

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All tickets £8

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University of Chichester

RAISE THE ROOF Weds 29 - Fri 31 March, 7.30pm Reviving past numbers and reinventing new songs, we offer you an evening of exciting, inspiring and laughter filled entertainment. Enjoy classic numbers from Funny Girl to contemporary pieces by Sondheim. This showcase portrays the modern outlook, exploring the themes of social networking and being human. Please join us for an evening of celebration of your local arts centre. Help us to ensure it continues to offer shows, community events and workshops for all local people, the young and the young at heart. Staged by the Level 5 Musical Theatre and Arts Development Joint Honours students.

A MUSICAL SHOWCASE TO RAISE FUNDS TO REPAIR THE REGIS CENTRE ROOF.

TICKETS £12 / £10 Concs / £8 NUS / Ticket & souvenir bundle £20* H Song Sponsor, ticket & souvenir bundle £45* *For details please see the website or ask the Box Office

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Littlehampton Concert Band

RICHARD DIGANCE

SPRINGTIME BY THE SEA

Fri 7 April 7.30pm

Sun 2 April 3pm Following last year's sell-out Springtime matinee concert, the Littlehampton Concert Band is returning to the Alexandra Theatre for a second year with music celebrating 'Springtime by the sea', under the direction of Bob Haselip. The concert will include both popular and some less familiar pieces inspired by the sea including some old favourites, plus, of course the Band's signature song, 'Sussex by the Sea' , with audience participation.

“Richard Digance, hilarious, sentimental, irreverent and, above all, ours” - Mike Atherton “Richard Digance is simply a national treasure” - Bob Harris Edinburgh Reporter Edinburgh Herald Three Weeks

Do come and join the Band in what promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon programme.

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Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has.

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THE BARRON KNIGHTS: SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Sat 8 April 7.30pm THEY ARE BACK and by popular demand The Barron Knights are probably the most entertaining group to come out of the 60s and 70s. Their musicianship, harmonies and of course their humour has earned them the title ‘The Guvnors’. Supremely talented and a showbiz phenomenon, they are the best tonic the NHS could give the population. Winners of the UK Rock and Pop awards as ‘Best Entertainers’, they are the only group to have toured with the Beatles and twice with the Rolling Stones. With over 300 shows at the London Palladium under their belt, plus a performance at Buckingham Palace, The Barron Knights inspired Bill Wyman to buy a Guitar back in 1961. You’ll be rockin’ and rollin’ as well as laughing. As well as old favourites, they play their inimitable version of ‘The William Tell Overture’, Flamenco party piece ‘Malaguana’, their parody of ‘Killer Queen’ plus a hilarious take on ‘Windmills of Your Mind’. You will walk out the theatre with happy memories of this show not to be missed.

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£19.50 WWW.REGISCENTRE.CO.UK

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Immersion Theatre

Rainbow Productions

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

Mon 10 April 2pm

Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick

Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family. Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the notorious Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire cat and of course, the Mad-as a bat-Hatter! Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to their most spectacularly bonkers show to date, as children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought vividly to life before having the opportunity to meet the characters after the show...why not come dressed up as your favourite? A perfect day out for the entire family, you’d be mad to miss it!

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Thurs 20 - Sat 22 April 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm ‘9 to 5 The Musical’, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to their boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.

In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged", the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey a girl can scheme, can't she?

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Fri 5 May, 2pm ‘Sincerely Yours - The Vera Lynn Story’ will take you on a journey through the early career of Vera Lynn, the most famous lady of WW2, the forces sweetheart who captured the hearts of nation. Featuring many of the songs she would have sung in her big band days through to the blockbuster hits which propelled her to international stardom with classics such as ‘White Cliffs of Dover’, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ and of course ‘We’ll Meet Again’. The show finishes on a rousing flag waving finale which will have everyone on their feet bursting with pride. Join us to celebrate the centenary of a great lady featuring video footage from her performances in the 40s as well as personal memories from Dame Vera herself. Including top class support with a tribute to George Formby, this is a show not to be missed if you are a fan of pure nostalgia.

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£15.50 / £14.50 Concs

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University of Chichester

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BETTY BLUE EYES Book by Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman Music by Lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe

Based on the HANDMADE film ‘A PRIVATE FUNCTION’ and the original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray Adapted from the Screenplay by Alan Bennett Originally produced in London by CAMERON MACKINTOSH This amateur production is licensed by Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd

Wed 10 May, 7.30pm University of Chichester’s unique Musical Theatre Festival company are taking the sizzling, hilarious and satirical Alan Bennett musical comedy BETTY BLUE EYES to England’s foremost arts festivals. Based on Bennett’s A Private Function, Britain’s leading Musical Theatre duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have created a sensational, rude and loveable show. With post-war rationing and unemployment taking its toll the only light on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. While the Prime Minister assures the public it’s ‘fair shares for all’ the reality is somewhat different! Members of the Town Council are fattening up a highly illegal pig – Betty; this very private function is going to be the social event of the season and when humble chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers and his determined wife Joyce are left off the guest list, the couple take drastic action to get their fair share of the banquet’s illegal pork roast!

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£12 / £10 Concs / £8 NUS

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THE BIG BAND WITH FIVE STAR SWING Sun 14 May, 7.30pm "Superb - they swing like crazy!” - Sheila Tracy, BBC

“Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues. As seen on BBC TV’s "Children in Need", Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

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£15 / £14 Concs £13 Friends of the Theatre


Fri 12 May, 7.30pm Ben’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has to be the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Ben is joined on the stage by his incredible Band and Dancers who work their way through all the hits. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat it and Billie Jean are truly sensational. Jackson Live in Concert features all-live vocals and superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ

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£22.50 / £21 Friends of the Theatre

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SUMMER SEASON PREVIEW

BROS Musical Productions

THE KING AND I Tues 30 May - Sat 3 June 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm BROS Musical Productions present this wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein classic story of Anna and the King.

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£15 / £12.50 Children Under 16

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GULLIVER’S TRAVELS Thurs 22 - Sat 24 June 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm Students from the University of Chichester present the world premiere of this new musical.

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£12 / £10 Concs / £8 NUS

ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION

CONCERT BAND Sun 23 July, 3pm The Royal Marines Association Band returns to the Regis Centre for a very special concert this autumn.

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£15 / £14 Concessions

THE ROY ORBISON STORY Sat 12 August 7.30pm Barry Steele returns as the legendary Roy Orbison. Tickets are already on sale so book soon to avoid disappointment..

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Sat 26 August, 7.30pm The hottest ticket in town has just arrived. Starring THE NEW AMEN CORNER with MIKE PENDER, original voice of The Searchers, whose hits include Needles and Pins, When You Walk In The Room, Sweets For My Sweet and Sugar And Spice. Also welcome to the stage Chris Farlowe who will deliver to you, Out Of Time, Handbags and Gladrags (written by Mike d’Abo for Chris), Let The Heartaches Begin, to name but a few.

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£19.50

THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE Sat 16 September, 2pm & 7.30pm 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. This show will leave you… All Shook Up.

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£19 / £18 Concessions

SUMMER SEASON PREVIEW

BRINGING ON BACK THE 60S

IAN WAITE & CAMILLA DALLERUP

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Sunday 1 October 2.30pm 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. During the show, Ian and Camilla will perform some amazing Latin and Ballroom routines and tell their inside stories from their time on “Strictly”.

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COMMUNITY & WORKSHOPS

WEEKLY GROUPS & CLASSES BALLET TOTS Monday & Friday, 10.10am & 10.45am For children walking to 4 years old. Dance, Musicality and Imagination. www.littletotsworkshop.co.uk

PILATES Monday, 10am Contact elizabethholmes@live.com

MS SOCIETY FITNESS CLASS Tuesdays, 10.15am FREE TROMBONE CLASSES Wednesday, 5pm Free lessons for youngsters. Come and learn a new skill. Instruments provided Contact roger60minutes@gmail.com

BALLET FUSION Thursday, 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. This is a unique holistic adult ballet group fitness class. Contact elizabethholmes@live.com

MUSICAL TOTS Friday, 11.20am For children walking to 4 years old. Movement, Singing and Imaginative role play. www.littletotsworkshop.co.uk

REGIS DANCE ADULT BALLET Friday, 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 mazziemusic@hotmail.com

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

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BODY SCULPT FITNESS CLASS with Steph of Skybody (starts 10 Jan) Tuesday, 6.15pm - 7.15pm A fun and highly effective workout resulting in all over body sculpting to improve fitness & assist with weight loss goals, promoting a lean sculpted and fit body. Options for all fitness levels & abilities. £6 per class. For further info please email skybodysk@gmail.com or text/call 07787424060.

BROS MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS Monday & Wednesday, 7.30pm Local Musical Theatre group which produces two major musicals a year. Contact the company at brosmusicalproductions@hotmail.co.uk

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

CHICHESTER CITY BAND Tuesdays, 7.45pm To contact the band for information please email chichestercityband@gmail.com.

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


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Maintenance and more

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 www.regiscentre.co.uk.

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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 space, smaller Gallery space, and 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.

BOOKING INFORMATION In person:

Our Box Office opening times are: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm or one hour before the start of each performance.

By phone:

Call us on 01243 861010.

Book online:

www.regiscentre.co.uk

By post:

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

Payments:

We accept cash, cheque, theatre tokens and all major credit and debit cards. Please make cheques payable to Arun Arts Ltd. We charge a ÂŁ1 per transaction fee for all bookings. We charge ÂŁ1 if you would like your tickets posted.

Fees:

Concessions & Offers:

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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 current offers .

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.

Auditorium:

Row J has 3 permanent wheelchair spaces but we can accommodate up to 8 wheelchairs with prior notice. 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. FOR SAT NAV OUR POST CODE IS PO21 1BL. 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).

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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.

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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? 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

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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 To join fill in the form below and return it with payment to Arun Arts Ltd. at the Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1BL.

 Friends of the Regis Centre Name: Address:

Email:

Phone No.:

Signature:

Date:

Single Membership

Joint Membership

Please tick this box if you are a UK tax payer and would like the Regis Centre to claim gift aid on your donation:

Introduced by (put existing friend’s name here) optional: 30

BOX OFFICE 01243 861010


BECOME A PATRON It costs £95 for the year or £115 for a joint membership. Your benefits include:

All of the benefits included for Friends of the Theatre.

A theatre seat in your name.

An invitation to be our guest at two dress rehearsals a year.

Invitation to a patron’s night for two productions a year.

To apply to become a Patron please call us our Box Office on 01243 861010, collect a form from our Box Office or visit the website or social media pages to download a form.

By becoming a Friend or Patron of the Regis Centre, you join our community of arts supporters and we get to say ‘thank you’ with a package of exclusive benefits. As a charity the Regis Centre is dependent on the generosity of people like you to continue offering a wide range of shows, workshops and events. Together we can help make Bognor Regis a great place to be. Charity Number: 1061163

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WHAT’S ON SPRING SEASON JAN - MAY 2017 DECEMBER Mon 12 - Sat 31 Thurs 15 - Sat 17

JANUARY Mon 2 Thurs 19 - Sat 21

FEBRUARY Thurs 3 & Fri 4 Fri 10 Sun 12 Tues 14 Fri 17 Sat 18 Sat 25 Tues 28

MARCH

Fri 3 & Sat 4 Tues 7 Fri 10 Thurs 16 & Fri 17 Sun 19 Tues 21 Weds 22 & Thurs 23 Sat 25 Weds 29 - Fri 31

APRIL

Sat 1 Sun 2 Weds 5 Fri 7 Sat 8 Mon 10 Thurs 20 - Sat 22 Tues 25

MAY

Tues 2 & Weds 3 Fri 5 Wed 10 Fri 12 Sun 14 Weds 17 Tues 30 & Weds 31

Beauty and the Beast Nuncrackers Beauty and the Beast Legally Blonde The Musical Intermezzo Reflections of Johnny Cash, Karen Carpenter, Judy Garland & Eva Cassidy Spotlight Henry VIII - David Starkey Supersonic 70s Show An Evening with Des O’Connor Stags and Hens: The Remix Music and Memories Orpheus in the Underworld Oh What a Night - Starring Frankie’s Guys Daniel Koek - My West End Story City of Angels A Spring Spectacular Concert Jurassic Adventures Dance House 2017 ChoirFest 2017 Raise the Roof Arabesque School of Dance and Drama Springtime by the Sea Dance House 2017 An Evening with Richard Digance The Barron Knights Alice in Wonderland 9 to 5 The Musical Dance House 2017 Dance House 2017 A Salute to Vera Lynn Betty Blue Eyes Jackson - Live in Concert The Big Band with Five Star Swing Dance House 2017 The King and I


Regis Centre - Spring 2017 Brochure