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MAY - SEP 2018





WELCOME The Summer Season at the Regis Centre is set to be one of our busiest yet. Filled with famous faces, exciting musicals, laugh-outloud comedy and popular music, we are certain there is something for everyone this Summer. Along with a busy year of events, the building has undergone some big changes. To improve facilities for our theatre community we have invested in new flooring, a brand new studio space, plus ecofriendly state-of-the-art lighting on the stage. We are also delighted with our new Theatre Charity Shop, now situated across the Place-St.-Maur. Why not pop in and see what treasures you can find.

CONTACT US Regis Centre Belmont Street BOGNOR REGIS PO21 1BL admin: 01243 867676 @RegisCentre

Arun Arts Company Ltd. Charity No. 1061163

It’s been the busiest year to date for us at the Theatre, with over 45,000 of you buying tickets to see our productions. We also have more community groups than ever using our studios, meeting spaces and theatre. Whether it’s popping in for a quiet coffee or coming to see one of our many productions, we look forward to welcoming you to the Regis Centre soon!

LATEST NEWS Our bar is now under new management. Don't forget to grab a drink, or pre-order something for the interval on your next visit. We're open an hour before the show and we now accept card payments making it even easier!

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With spectacular scenery and costumes, plus a dusting of magic, Cinderella truly is the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes! Bring the whole family and experience one of the best and friendliest pantos on the Coast.




Drama workshops for ages 8 to 16 years Saturdays. £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.

Act One: 10am - 11am Act Two: 11.30am - 12.30pm Come along to a free first session to find out more, email us at or visit the Youth Theatre page on our website. 418

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Starring CRISSY ROCK (Benidorm, I’m a Celebrity) TOMMY CANNON (Cannon and Ball) BILLY PEARCE - LEAH BELL - PAUL DUNN SERIOUSLY DEAD is an up-lifting tale guaranteed to make you feel there is nothing serious about being dead at all, because life’s party never ends: it simply moves to another location. One audience member said “If that’s what it’s like when you get to the Pearly Gates – I can’t wait to go!!!” The play tells the hilarious tale of Thelma Henderson deceased who cannot gain entry through The Pearly Gates as the system has gone digitalised and she has the incorrect paperwork. Thelma is told to wait by the scrapyard gates until the issue can be resolved but she finds herself a rather reluctant Guardian Angel watching over her school friend and the one true love of her life, Billy Blenkinsopp.

Tues 15 May 7.30pm TICKETS




Musical Mania Arabesque Musical Productions

MUSICAL MANIA Come and join Arabesque Musical Productions for an entertaining evening of songs from the musicals. This amazingly talented cast will take you on a journey of all things musical theatre with songs from all your favourites musicals including Les Miserables, Kiss Me Kate, We Will Rock You, West Side Story, and Phantom of the Opera to name but a few. The cast will be joined by a 12 piece professional orchestra in an evening not to be missed.

Fri 4 & Sat 5 May 7.30pm TICKETS

£15.50 £13 Under 16s & NUS


University of Chichester Musical Theatre Festival Company

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by George Furth This amateur production is licensed by Samuel French MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG makes a virtue of spilt milk, sour grapes and friendships down the drain, in the opposite linear format of telling a story backwards. It may not be the usual formula for a Broadway hit, but Sondheim’s score was a sensation and as life is not a straight line, audiences found that watching how the story rolls back 20 years in the life of Hollywood producer, Franklin Shepherd and how happy he once was as the talented but penniless Broadway composer, oddly compelling. Merrily We Roll Along curates the key moments in Frank’s life, which point precisely to how he got there and what he gave up (…a lot). Rarely performed, when this was revived at The Menier Chocolate Factory, London in 2012 it secured sell-out audiences, rave reviews and a cult following. Directed and Musically Directed by Sondheim specialists Sarah Redmond and Stuart Hutchinson.

Thurs 10 & Fri 11 May 7.30pm TICKETS 6

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Five Star Swing


"Superb - they swing like crazy!” - Sheila Tracy, BBC

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. 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 of the theatre with happy memories of this show not to be missed.

Sat 12 May 7.30pm TICKETS

THE BIG BAND “Swing and Song of the highest order” - Telegraph Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz and 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!

Thurs 17 May 7.30pm TICKETS

£16 / £15 Concessions £14 Friends of the Theatre




BROS Musical Productions




Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, SISTER ACT is the funniest and funkiest musical around. Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music. An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).

Tues 22 - Sat 26 May 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat TICKETS 8

£15.50 £13 NUS & Under 16s

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LES MUSICALS presents the biggest hit songs from the West End and Broadway.

Musical Theatre’s leading men and X Factor stars; Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) and Rhydian Roberts join forces for the first time ever to create a dramatic and spine tingling concert. This vocally exhilarating evening showcases all of the smash hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices. A special guest soprano will also join the cast as you immerse yourself in the world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, Carousel, West Side Story, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, We Will Rock You and many more...

Mon 28 & Tues 29 May 7.30pm TICKETS


£23 Full Price £55.50 VIP Ticket + Meet & Greet (6pm) marked seats in Rows A, B & C


DOCTOR DOLITTLE “Hello to one and all. I am Doctor John Dolittle, a very famous Doctor. I’m a bit wacky actually but you will get used to that. Some of you may have heard of me (good for you) and some may have not - but you will now. I am not a normal run of the mill Doctor. I was once but I really did not like my patients. They could be quite difficult. You see I discovered something amazing, fantastic and down right wonderful about myself. Please don’t think I am blowing my own trumpet here but I found out that I had the ability to talk to and understand animals. So come and see me light up the stage in this magical musical adventure. This is a brand new show with original music, lots of audience participation and amazing puppets. I look forward to seeing you all soon. Toodle pip for now.”

MUSICAL ADVENTURES WITH CHICHESTER CITY BAND Join Chichester City Band for an evening of musical story telling; a varied programme of pieces inspired by tales of great feats and adventures. Founded in 1897, the City’s own traditional brass band keeps busy entertaining Chichester and the surrounding area all year round, and has recently qualified for the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Come along to wish us luck – and enjoy a great afternoon of music!

Sun 3 June 2pm TICKETS


£10 / £8 Concessions Accompanied under 16s go free

Oh by the way this show is suitable for humans from age 7 years upwards.

Thurs 31 May 2.30pm TICKETS £10.50 WWW.REGISCENTRE.CO.UK

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TONIGHT WITH THE BERSTED BOYS Following their stunning sell-out success at the Little Alex last year, the boys are back with a brand new show and ready to wow audiences once again!

Prepare to be delighted and thoroughly entertained as the boys take you on a musical journey from stage to screen, from the West End, to Broadway and Hollywood with some stunning renditions of classic and contemporary songs (and some of their usual, cheeky comedy thrown in for good measure!) James, Michael and Will, with their unique voices and unmistakable charm, look forward to entertaining you under the brilliant musical direction of Brett Wellcome.

Fri 1 & Sat 2 June 8pm TICKETS

£12.50 / £10.50 Concs

THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Uncork the champagne! Dress to kill! Party like there's no tomorrow! Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK ‘Wonder Women Tour’ will take Britain's number one cabaret show to a new level. With some of your favourites from the last 20 glorious years re-imagined, added to new scenes of spectacular costumes, choreography and – of course – hilarious comedy! Book now and you can say "I was there!" for the 20th anniversary of The Ladyboys of Bangkok Wonder Women Tour 2018!



Tues 5 June 7.30pm TICKETS

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OPEN MIC CABARET CLUB Musical Theatre, Comedy, Live Music and more. Great night out guaranteed at the Theatre’s very own Open Mic Cabaret Club. Want to take part? Then sign up at

CAOS Musical Productions


Fri 8 June 8pm ENTRY £3

Written by Jon Conway Script associates Shane Richie and Terry Morrison Do you remember where you were the night Elvis died? Well, tonight's the night. BOOGIE NIGHTS - THE MUSICAL tells the hilarious and heart-warming story of Roddy, a Jack-the-lad, whose life of birds, booze and boogie is about to be turned upside down. Packed with all the greatest Disco classics Boogie Nights The Musical will have the audience up on its feet doing The Bump and The Hustle, and funking along to the grooviest chart topping hits like 'You Sexy Thing', 'Y.M.C.A.', 'I Will Survive', 'In The Navy', 'Can You Feel The Force', 'I Love To Love', 'Boogie Wonderland' and many many more! An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).

Weds 13 - Sat 16 June 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat TICKETS

Rainbow Productions presents a nostalgic trip down memory lane celebrating songs from days gone by.

Sat 16 & Sun 17 June 7.30pm Sat, 2pm & 6pm Sun

£15 / £13 Concessions



£10 / £8 Concessions UNRESERVED SEATING


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University of Chichester

Paper Moon Theatre Company

Musical Theatre Performance Company


NOTRE DAME Music, Lyrics and Book by Ed Court. Based upon the novel by Victor Hugo

NOTRE DAME is a new musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. Pierre Gringoire, a Parisian playwright and poet, conjures up the timeless tale of Quasimodo, the legendary bell ringer. Quasimodo defies his controlling adoptive Father, the Archdeacon, Frollo, and escapes from the Cathedral. After meeting the famous Gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, at the Feast of Fools, we see Quasimodo’s rite of passage from outcast to hero. A story of religion, prejudice, and the triumph of freedom over fate. The Musical Theatre Performance Company is proud to present the World Premiere of this brand new musical. Brought to you by the same team that produced the sell -out production of Legally Blonde, plus a World Premiere of Gulliver’s Travels in their 2016/17 season.

CAREFREE, CHEERFUL & UNIQUELY BRITISH! ON BBC TV’S THE GOOD OLD DAYS (now being rerun on BBC 4). With a show packed full of talent, we invite you on a journey down memory lane to the glorious and glamourous heyday of the great British Music Hall - a truly golden era. Helming this splendid afternoon will be your eloquent and elegantly waist-coated Chairman complete with gavel and sharp wit, together with an impressive line-up of artistes. This unmissable matinee performance is sure to be rich with song, dance, magic and laughter!

“This is cutting edge Victoriana beloved by the British and their visitors” - THE TIMES

This amateur production is brought to you by Andrew Wright and University of Chichester, by kind permission of Ed Court.

Thurs 28 June 2.30pm Matinee

Thurs 21 - Sat 23 June 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat



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The 60 Minute Orchestra

St. Philip Howard Catholic School



Presented by Roger Clayden. Conducted by Mark Fitz-Gerald,

St Philip Howard Catholic School is delighted to be staging HAIRSPRAY! The musical is thoroughly empowering, with plenty of nostalgia for older audience members and a shocking but hope-inspiring reality for younger viewers. We’ve brought our own twist to the historical context, modernising it for our students and audience to explore the social and cultural changes we are facing in Britain today.

This year the theme is "Love" with each concert ending in a beautiful love duet. Featuring Italian Tenor Yuri Sabatini, Soprano Honey Rouhani, Mezzo Soprano Lisa Byrnes and our very own soprano Sylvia Rota. Programme to include: ‘Lippen Schweigen’ from The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, ‘O Soave Fanciulla’ from La Boheme by G. Puccini, ‘Brindisi’ from La Traviata by G. Verdi, ‘Vesti la Giubba’ from Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo, ‘Flower Duet’ from Lakme by Leo Delibes, ‘Habanera’ from Carmen by George Bizet, ‘Meditation’ from Thais as a violin solo by Jules Massenet and ‘Softly Awakens my Heart’ by Camille Saint-Saens as a cello solo.

Fri 29 June 7.30pm TICKETS


Our talented young cast will make it an evening you won’t forget. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

Tues 3 & Weds 4 July 7pm TICKETS


£16.50 / £12.50 Concs

£12.50 / £6.50 Under 25s Free Programme Free Glass of Red or White Wine.




Sweeney Entertainments



The Bersted Community Choir make their debut performance on the Alexandra Theatre stage this summer following sell out performances across the local area. In what promises to be a fantastic evening of music, featuring well known songs, from classical to pop, there is no genre this choir can’t beat! Complete with an appearance by special guest vocalists The Bersted Boys, this is the perfect way to spend an summer’s evening

Tues 24 July 7.45pm TICKETS

£6.50 / £5.50 Concessions

RELIGHT THE FIRE Back by popular demand! The Take That Experience show “ Relight The Fire “ gives you the very latest Take That favourites as well as all the classic songs from the past including Back For Good, Relight My Fire, Could It Be Magic, Patience, Shine, Rule The World, Up All Night, Greatest Day and The Flood. Featuring five wonderfully talented guys, with a remarkable on-stage chemistry, full replica costumes, and a performance that literally gives you The Take That Experience!

Thurs 26 July 7.30pm TICKETS



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THE SHOW MUST GO ON QUEEN THE GREATEST HITS WITH A ROCK GROUP & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA This is the music of Queen as you’ve never heard it before. A full rock band, three fantastic vocalists and chamber musicians as they perform a gala concert featuring dazzling versions of all-time Queen classics. The spirit of Freddie lives on in this stunning show fronted by a powerful vocal trio featuring two show stopping female vocalists and a wonderful male lead. This brings a new and unexpected dimension to the greatest hits such as ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Killer Queen’, ‘We are the Champions’ and the immortal ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. THE SHOW MUST GO ON is a celebration of the timeless music of Queen with the addition of a string section, woodwind, brass and orchestral percussion plus the power which comes from having three vocalists to call on. A wonderful concert, not to be missed by anyone who loves the music of Queen. Get ready for some Baroque ‘n Roll.

GLITZ ‘N’ GLAM! AN EVENING WITH PZAZZ & BRIGHTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS An exciting evening of singing from PZAZZ Singers and Brighton Gay Men's Chorus on the first ever joint venture of its kind. With music ranging from David Bowie to Katy Perry, there is something for everyone. Come along to hear the collaboration of over 100 voices onstage for the first time. If you're looking for an evening of Glitzy entertainment with that Glamorous edge, indulge your senses and treat yourself to the evening of the year!

Sat 28 July 7.30pm TICKETS

£15 H

Fri 27 July 8pm TICKETS


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STARRING JOE PASQUALE LIVE AT THE REGIS is one of the few true variety shows in Britain, showcasing live variety acts at their best. Featuring laugh out loud comedy, spell binding performances, ventriloquism and spine tingling vocals, together with a company of dancers and an onstage live band, this summer spectacular is certainly not to be missed. Comedian JOE PASQUALE has continued to delight audiences with his live stand-up tours for over 20 years and will continue to do so this year with his new show Joe Pasquale: The Devil In Disguise. Along the way he’s voiced characters for Hollywood movies Garfield: A Tale of Two Kittens; Horton Hears A Who! Children’s television animation – Frankenstein’s Cat and starred in The Muppets’ 25th Anniversary show. This year back by popular demand will be HILARY O’NEIL. 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. 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.

Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 August Thurs & Fri 7.30pm - Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm - Sun 2.30pm TICKETS

£19 / £17 Concessions / £16 Friends Sunday Saver Buy 4 tickets for £64 WWW.REGISCENTRE.CO.UK


PUT ON A SHOW IN A WEEK Are you between 8 - 16 years old? Do you have a passion for drama, either performing or backstage? Work under the guidance of a highly skilled professional team on this one week course and put on a show in just a week! This not-to-be-missed workshop is the only summer drama school in the local area that finishes with a show on a professional stage. Perform this well loved fantastical tale in a professional theatre with costumes, scenery and lights! If being on stage is not for you, the course also covers prop-making, scenery design, costume design and lots more that goes on behind the scenes. Learn new skills, make new friends and perform on a professional stage!

Mon 13 - Fri 17 August 10am - 4pm (performance at 4pm on the Friday) COURSE FEE ÂŁ120 (ÂŁ100 for additional family members) 18

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JWS Productions

JOURNEY TO THE MAGIC SWORD A Community Family Pantomime In Aid Of The British Heart Foundation

This musical and semi-autobiographical celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy is quite simply unmissable, as Barry Steele takes you on this specially revamped musical journey in time, from the early Sun years right through to the late 80s and the internationally acclaimed concert ‘The Black and White Night’.

Prince Arthur Of Bog has been set up by his mother Queen Ariel to marry the wealthy but annoying Lady Guinevere Of Nor, But Arthur is in love with Bog citizen Annette. In order to save himself from marrying Lady Guinevere, Arthur sails to Skull Island and searches for The Magic Sword that grants wishes. But the search turns into a rescue mission when the villain Captain Fleshcreep captures Annette and Queen Ariel. Can Prince Arthur save himself from an awkward marriage? Can Prince Arthur save Annette and his mother and end the story in Happily Ever After?

The show also pays homage to the time Roy spent with the Traveling Wilburys. Add to the mix star guests celebrating the music from legends Roy actually toured and performed with, backed by our fabulous musicians and singers and you have yourselves an incredible fusion of 60s solid gold classics and 80s contemporary musical genius.

Journey To The Magic Sword is a family pantomime packed full of laughs, well known songs, toe tapping dance routines and big surprises! Featuring Spirit FM duo Stuart McGinley as Dame Brie Linda and back by popular demand Simon Fielding as royal chamberlain and funny man Simple Simon. Journey To The Magic Sword promises to be an hilarious show not to be missed!

Fri 24 August 7.30pm

Fri 7 & Sat 8 September 7pm, 2pm Sat Mat








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The Bognor Regis Concert Band

AN AFTERNOON AT THE PROMS “SPACE & BEYOND” Featuring music from all parts of the known Universe… The Bognor Regis Concert Band is back at the Alexandra Theatre after their hugely successful concert last year where they performed an Afternoon at the Proms. This year your local concert band is proud to perform proms music from many of your favourite blockbuster space movies and sci-fi TV series from the last 40 years along with other proms favourites including sea songs, ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. Lead by musical director Dave Poste, the concert band continues to play exciting and wide ranging pieces for all ages and they look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Sun 9 September 2pm TICKETS

£8 / £7 Concessions


TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour. As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz. Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.

“Riotous stuff, perfectly delivered” ★★★★ - Scotsman “Catch him now and you’ll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous” - The Telegraph

Thurs 13 September 8pm TICKETS


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All That Malarkey

GLITTERBALL A Glittering Celebration of Musical Mavericks, Eccentrics and Divas.

BRINGING ON BACK THE SIXTIES The hottest ticket in town has just arrived. This fast moving show starring New Amen Corner is a must for lovers of 60s music, with its stunning multimedia presentation and special guest appearances from 60s icon Mike d’Abo and multi award winning Nancy Ann Lee ‘Little Miss Sixties’. Join us for a fantastic evening with New Amen Corner (Europe’s leading 60s revivalists) and their special guests, as they perform 2 hours of million selling hits from the most prolific decade in musical history. BOOK EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT!

Fri 14 September 7.30pm TICKETS


“Ballads, fairy tales, theatrical medleys from George Michael to Lady Gaga, Britten to Britney and hilarious sketches including Dusty Springfield, Prince, ABBA, David Bowie, Noel Coward and The Village People!” Critically acclaimed, operatic cabaret ensemble, ALL THAT MALARKEY are delighted to return down south to the Regis Centre to round off their summer tour in style, and they DO love to be beside the seaside!

ATM will be joined on stage by Naomi Crossley and the fantastic Art Of Dance & Fitness Adult Choir. With other tour dates including King’s Head Theatre, London and The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, ATM’s vibrant stage show “shines a light on the achievements of the most eccentric musical trendsetters, mavericks and divas to transform the music of the last hundred years!”

Fri 28 September 7.30pm TICKETS

£14 / £10 Concessions


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Thurs 20 - Sun 23 September


with support from KADIA

Thurs 20 September This band have re-imagined folk rock, painting from a much larger palette, introducing the tints, tones and textures of a whole panoply of musical genres.

O’HOOLEY & TIDOW, MERRY HELL Fri 21 September The songwriting, voice and piano partnership of O’Hooley and Tidow is regarded as ‘One of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (Mojo Magazine). Merry Hell is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition – music made by the people and shared by the people.

STEVE HARLEY ACOUSTIC TRIO Sat 22 September Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, plays an intimate, unique and atmospheric show; subtle lyricism, mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms. Expect all-time favourites like ‘Mr Soft’, ‘Judy Teen’, ‘Mr Raffles’, ‘Sebastian’, and of course the world-wide classic hit, ‘Make Me Smile’.

DERVISH Sun 23 September Dervish concert performances are a myriad of moods ranging from high energy tunes to beautifully measured songs, from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats.

Plus many more artists to be announced - Dance Sessions • Giant Festival Markets Sussex Young Folk Competition • Free Workshops • Real Ale Festival • Singarounds Music Sessions • Ukelele Festival • Free Kiddies Entertainments and more!


Weekend Ticket - £69.50 / Under 16s £31.50 / Family Ticket £150.50 Individual Concerts - £20.50 / Under 16s £12.50 Studio Sessions - £10.50 / Under 16s £5.50


PSYCHIC SALLY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR 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. This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.

Mon 24 September 7.30pm TICKETS


PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY TOUR Join stand up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Friday 5 October 8pm TICKETS £17.50


SWEET LORRAINE A NEW PLAY WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY GARY WILMOT In October 2018, the Theatre is delighted to be welcoming West End star Gary Wilmot and the World Premiere of his new thriller Sweet Lorraine. With a West End cast and a gripping story this will be a real highlight of the autumn season.

Weds 17 - Sat 20 October Times and Prices TBC 24

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THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCE PART OF FAMILY FUN WEEK If you're a fan of one of X Factor's finest exports you're sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK's finest Girl-Bands. With breath-taking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix's greatest hits and suitable for all ages!

This autumn sees one of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite professionals, Robin Windsor, head out on tour for the very last time! Robin has decided to hang up his dancing shoes after a long and successful career, and he can’t wait to flaunt his artistry for you one last time! As well as appearing on the hit TV show for five years, the professional dancer has also performed all over the world in shows ‘Burn the Floor’, including on Broadway and the West End, ‘Keep Dancing’, and most recently ‘Dance to the Music’ with Kristina Rihanoff. Expect lots of amazing dance routines, fun, cheeky chat and plenty of sparkles in this incredible action packed extravaganza that reflects Robin’s energetic personality! He will take you on a journey through his most memorable performances of his dance career with his team of professional dancers.

Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.

Robin’s dream for the future is to get everyone around the country dancing, because, he says, ultimately it makes everyone happy!

They look like Little Mix, They Sound like Little Mix, they are "The Little Mix Experience"

Sat 10 November, 7.30pm

Thurs 25 October 6pm TICKETS


TICKETS £28.50 / £26.50 Concs £48.50 VIP Ticket + Meet & Greet (6pm) - marked seats in Stalls A, B & C


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

PILATES Mondays, 10am Contact

RnB DANCE COMPANY Mondays & Wednesdays, 4.30pm - RnB Dance Company offers classes for all ages and capabilities. Contact Rachael on 01243 829188.

REGIS DANCE CONTEMPORARY Mondays, 6pm - Contemporary dance classes Contact

Wednesdays, 5pm - Free lessons for youngsters. Come and learn a new skill. Instruments provided Contact



Mondays, 6.30pm - Contact email

Wednesdays, 6.15pm - A new adult fit class. Contact



Mondays & Wednesdays, 7.30pm Local Musical Theatre group. Contact the company

Thursdays, 9.15am - This is a unique holistic adult ballet group fitness class. Contact



Tuesdays, 10am - Everybody welcome in this friendly relaxed class to start practising. Contact Konrad 07794856992

Thursdays, 7pm - A new adult drama group running every Thursday evening.


Thursdays, 8pm - Contact email

Tuesdays, 10.15am Contact

SKYBODY SCULPT Tuesdays, 6.15pm - A fun upbeat cardio sculpting workout. Contact Steph 07887424060

RAINBOW PRODUCTIONS Tuesdays, 7.30pm - Local Musical Theatre group Contact the company on Facebook. Just search for Rainbow Productions for information.

BODY AWARE Wednesdays 10.30am



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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. Contact

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

THEATRE 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.

You'll find all sorts of little gems in our Charity Shop which is now situated across the Place St. Maur. We have everything from books, games and toys to clothes and curiosities. 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 and during performances

OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

THEATRE BAR Our bar is now under new management. Don't forget to grab a drink, or pre-order something for the interval on your next visit. We're open an hour before the show plus we now accept card payments making it even easier!

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 867676or 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 Theatre Tokens Gift Card.

You can join via our website, in person at the Box Office, or over the phone on 01243 861010. WWW.REGISCENTRE.CO.UK


VENUE HIRE Situated on the seafront, the Regis Centre offers an ideal venue for performances, meetings, classes, rehearsals, 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 three 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 50p per ticket booking fee which is included in the ticket price. We charge ÂŁ1 if you would like your tickets posted. There is also a charge of ÂŁ1 for reprints/exchanges. One discount per ticket applies. Concessions include senior citizens, students, under 16s, registered disabled patrons. Appropriate ID required. Offers cannot be applied to previously purchased orders or in conjunction with any other 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.


Row J has 4 permanent wheelchair spaces. 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.



DIARY AT A GLANCE MAY Tues 1 Fri 4 Fri 4 & Sat 5 Thurs 10 - Fri 11 Sat 12 Tues 15 Thurs 17 Tues 22 - Sat 26 Mon 28 & Tues 29 Thurs 31

AUGUST Dance House 60 Minutes of Classical Music Musical Mania Merrily We Roll Along The Barron Knights Seriously Dead The Big Band with Five Star Swing Sister Act Les Musicals Doctor Dolittle

JUNE Fri 1 Fri 1 & Sat 2 Sun 3 Tues 5 Fri 8 Weds 13 - Sat 16 Sat 16 & Sun 17 Thurs 21 - Sat 23 Thurs 28 Fri 29 Sat 30

60 Minutes of Classical Music Tonight with the Bersted Boys Chichester City Band The Ladyboys of Bangkok Open Mic Cabaret Club Boogie Nights - The Musical Remember When Notre Dame - The Musical The Magnificent Music Hall Opera Night Dream Dance

JULY Tues 3 & Weds 4 Fri 6 Sat 7 Thurs 12 - Sat 14 Sat 21 & Sun 22 Tues 24 Thurs 26 Fri 27 Sat 28

Hairspray 60 Minutes of Classical Music Dance with Attitude ADF Senior Show Arabesque Summer Show Bersted Community Choir The Take That Experience The Show Must Go On Glitz ‘n’ Glam!


Fri 3 Thurs 9 - Sun 12 Mon 13 - Fri 17 Fri 24 Fri 31

60 Minutes of Classical Music Live at the Regis Alice in Wonderland The Roy Orbison Story Virtuoso

SEPTEMBER Sat 1 Fri 7 Fri 7 & Sat 8 Sun 9 Thurs 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Thurs 20 - Sun 23 Mon 24 Fri 28

Virtuoso 60 Minutes of Classical Music Journey to the Magic Sword An Afternoon at the Proms “Space and Beyond” Tom Allen Bringing on Back the 60s Blakefest Southdowns Folk Festival Psychic Sally All That Malarkey - Glitterball

AUTUMN PREVIEW Fri 5 Oct Wed 17- Sat 20 Oct Thu 25 Oct Sat 10 Nov

Phil Jupitus: Juplicity Tour Sweet Lorraine The Little Mix Experience Robin Windsor: The Farewell Tour

This year’s spectacular family pantomime

CINDERELLA Weds 12 Dec - Weds 2 Jan

Arun Arts Company Ltd. Charity No. 1061163

Regis Centre Summer 2018 Season Brochure  
Regis Centre Summer 2018 Season Brochure  

Find out all the events on this summer at the Regis Centre.