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JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2021
CONGRESS THEATRE Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 July
Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon... From the creators of Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!
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Wed 7.30pm, Thu 4.30pm & 7.30pm
TICKETS £14 Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 under 16s) £50, Groups 10+ £8.50
CONGRESS THEATRE Tuesday 3 – Sunday 8 August
Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One's The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller. A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target! Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jaw-dropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to Eastbourne direct from the West End. Penn & Teller are co-creators of the show and won’t be appearing on stage. 2021 casting to be confirmed.
Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Sat & Sun 2.30pm Age guidance 11+
TICKETS Tue – Thu £27, £35, £38, £40 Fri – Sun £29, £37, £40, £42 Conc £3 off Under 18s £5 off (Apply top 2 prices, Tue - Thu)
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CONGRESS THEATRE Friday 2 July, 7.30pm
TOYAH Get ready for a sensational live concert with Toyah performing songs from her most recent album, including lead single Sensational and the epic album opener Dance In The Hurricane. Alongside this will be her instantly recognisable classics I Want To Be Free, It’s A Mystery and Thunder In The Mountains and songs from her most recent album, all performed with her full band. TICKETS £27
CONGRESS THEATRE Tuesday 10 August, 7.30pm
THE ILLEGAL EAGLES Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band, The Illegal Eagles return for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.
* TICKETS £29.50, Conc £2 off
CONGRESS THEATRE Friday 13 August, 7.30pm
JANE MCDONALD LET THE LIGHT IN
The BAFTA award-winning star always delivers a phenomenal show along with her fantastic live band and backing singers, stunning production and a new line-up of songs. After her previous sell out tours you're set for another fabulous evening of music and laughter. TICKETS £35, £40, £45, £50 - Limited Availability
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CONGRESS THEATRE Saturday 14 August, 7.30pm
BEYOND THE BARRICADE Celebrating a fantastic 22 years touring, past principal performers from Les Miserables deliver the best of Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Mis.
CONGRESS THEATRE Saturday 21 August, 4pm
SOOTY’S MAGIC SHOW Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy! Join Sooty and friends for impossible tricks and side-splitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty's flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage!
CONGRESS THEATRE Saturday 21 August, 7.30pm
JONGLEURS LAUGH OUT LOUD
Shaun Williamson hosts a night of comedy. From Britain’s Got Talent Siobhan Philips and Daliso Chaponda, Crazy Comedy Company plus special guest star Bobby Davro.
TICKETS £25 Prices inclusive of booking fee | www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
CONGRESS THEATRE Sunday 22 August, 3pm
100 YEAR’S OF BIG BANDS The Len Phillips Swing Orchestra with Matt Ford & Nicola Emmanuelle celebrate a century of swing. Feet will be tapping to the sheer power of a 17 piece swing orchestra.
TICKETS £22, Conc £2 off
CONGRESS THEATRE Thursday 26 August, 8pm
RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC The world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage including a special blues set paying tribute to the legendary Peter Green era. This is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
* TICKETS £28.50, £38.50
CONGRESS THEATRE Friday 27 August, 10.30am & 1pm
FIREMAN SAM When all of his friends go away, Norman Price decides to find adventure in Pontypandy and become the star of a visiting circus. But with a tiger on the loose and faulty lights, the adventure soon turns to danger. Can Fireman Sam come to the rescue and save the circus?
* TICKETS £17.50, £18.50, Family Ticket (4 tickets) £68
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CONGRESS THEATRE Saturday 28 August, 7pm
MUSIC FOR ROOFTOPS Live music is back and the Devonshire Quarter is delighted to host the world premiere of a specially written piece of music to be performed outdoors on the rooftop of the Congress Theatre! This new piece, Music for Rooftops, created by Eastbourne composer Clive Whitburn, and performed by internationally acclaimed Onyx Brass, will challenge, excite, inspire and enthral. TICKETS £12
CONGRESS THEATRE Thursday 9 September, 7.30pm
THAT’LL BE THE DAY 35TH ANNIVERSARY
Unashamedly nostalgic and ‘Relentlessly Entertaining’, That’ll Be The Day takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride through the golden age of Rock and Roll and Pop, mixing brilliant vocals and superb musicianship.
TICKETS £28.50, Restricted View & Terraces £25.50
CONGRESS THEATRE Friday 10 September, 7.30pm
A NIGHT OF SONGS & LAUGHTER Featuring a sensational live band, Rob Brydon takes you on a personal musical journey from South Wales to the West End and beyond. With a hugely entertaining and brilliantly unexpected selection of songs and hilarious tales.
TICKETS £39 Prices inclusive of booking fee | www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
CONGRESS THEATRE Monday 30 August – Saturday 4 September
‘I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE’ Daily Mail
‘RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY’ The Times
Mischief’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is returning to Eastbourne, following previous sell-out successes.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!
Hailed ‘a gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times, The Play That Goes Wrong has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley ‘We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen’ to Ant & Dec ‘The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!’ Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter! 6 BOX OFFICE 01323 412000 | Prices inclusive of booking fee
Age guidance 8+
Mon – Thu 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £22, £29, £31, £33 Fri – Sat 7.30pm £22, £30, £33, £35 Conc £1.50 off (Apply top 2 prices, Mon – Thu)
CONGRESS THEATRE Saturday 11 September, 7.30pm
Herman’s Hermits, The Tremeloes featuring Len “Chip” Hawkes and Micky Clarke, Marmalade, The Merseybeats, PJ Proby, Steve Ellis, Mamas and Papas UK, Dave Berry and Gerry’s Pacemakers; the ultimate 60s line-up!
TICKETS £36, £38, £40
CONGRESS THEATRE Thursday 16 September, 8pm
THE KING IS BACK BEN PORTSMOUTH
Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth brings his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.
TICKETS £27.50, £30.50, £33.50
CONGRESS THEATRE Friday 17 September, 7.30pm
GO WEST & T’PAU Join two icons of the 80s music scene as they perform their best loved and greatest hits including, We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, China In Your Hand and Heart and Soul.
TICKETS £24.50, £27.50 Prices inclusive of booking fee | www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
CONGRESS THEATRE Saturday 25 September, 8pm
JON RICHARDSON: THE KNITWIT
Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, and sitcom Meet the Richardsons. Join Jon as he pretends that his foremost concerns aren’t a problem as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one. Age restriction 14+
CONGRESS THEATRE Wednesday 29 September, 7.30pm
JOE BROWN THE FAREWELL TOUR
National treasure and UK rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown MBE takes to the road on his final tour to celebrate over 60 years at the top in the music business and to thank his fans for a lifetime of memories.
TICKETS £22, £26.50, £28.50, £30.50
WE’RE READY AND SO ARE YOU! Reclaim your nights out and book with confidence. If you or the show is affected by Covid we offer a no quibble refund. Come and experience the thrill of settling into your theatre seat; as the house lights go down and the stage lights go-up, it will be a memory to treasure.
BOOK NOW AND BE THERE.
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BOOKING NOW! CONGRESS THEATRE Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17 October
When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from London to live with the mysterious Eglantine Price, they have no idea what adventures lie ahead. Upon discovering Eglantine to be a trainee witch, they join forces to search for a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all. Armed with an enchanted bedknob, a bewitched broomstick and a magical flying bed, they encounter surprising new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the beautiful briny sea.
Wed – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm, Sun 1pm & 5pm
TICKETS Wed 7.30pm, Thu 2.30pm & 7.30pm & Sun 5pm £27, £29.50, £38.50, £42.50, £46.50 Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm & Sun 1pm £29.50, £38.50, £42.50, £46.50, £49.50 Conc £5 off Groups 10+ £4 off, 20+ £5 off, 50+ £6 off (Apply Wed – Thu & Sun 1pm top 3 prices)
This magical new musical flies into Eastbourne for one-week only so book your tickets today! It’s time to start believing. Prices inclusive of booking fee | www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
Enter a world of magic and fantasy with Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks. With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny and new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill, Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.
BOOKING NOW! CONGRESS THEATRE Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 October
‘Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie’ (The Times) as Lucie Jones (Waitress, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde) stars in the hit musical comedy Waitress as Jenna, with Sandra Marvin (Waitress, ITV’s Emmerdale, Hairspray) playing Becky, Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, Spring Awakening) as Dawn and Matt Willis (Busted, A Christmas Carol, Wicked) as Dr Pomatter. Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness. Brought to life by a ground-breaking, female-led creative team, this ‘warm, witty, wise and hilarious’ (Express) hit features ‘one of the best scores in years’ (The Stage) by the Grammy award-winning Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave) a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony® Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). The producers may make alterations to the published cast for any reason, at any time, and therefore cannot guarantee the appearance of any named artist.
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Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Age guidance 13+
TICKETS Tue – Thu £20, £24, £31, £37, £42 Fri & Sat £23.50, £27.50, £34.50, £40.50, £45.50 Conc £5 off Under 16s £10 off Groups 10+ £4 off, 20+ £5 off, 50+ £6 off (Apply top 3 prices, Tue – Thu)
BOOKING NOW! CONGRESS THEATRE Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 November
The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history! Fresh from his hugely successful Broadway debut, Derren returns home to the UK to launch his first brand new theatre show in six years: Showman.
Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm Age guidance 12+
TICKETS Tue - Thu £22, £35, £40, £43, £46 Fri & Sat £22, £37, £42, £45, £48
The content of the show remains a closely guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!
Prices inclusive of booking fee | www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
BOOKING NOW! CONGRESS THEATRE Monday 6 – Saturday 11 December
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Based on the Tristar Pictures Film Screenplay by Ronald Bass Featuring the songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David
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The smash-hit 90s movie My Best Friend’s Wedding is now a brand new musical comedy and you’re invited! Starring Alexandra Burke (The Bodyguard, Chicago, Sister Act), My Best Friend’s Wedding features some of the most iconic songs ever written by the legendary Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Fiery food critic Julianne Potter has always turned her nose up at romance. It’s the reason she broke up with her sweetheart Michael O’Neal. When she hears he’s about to be married, she vows to win him back for good, but with perfect Kimmy in the way, it’s not as easy as she first thought. Can she derail her best friend’s wedding in time and keep Michael all for herself? Join us to watch it all unfold as this wickedly funny musical rom-com is brought to life in a new stage production. 12 BOX OFFICE 01323 412000 | Prices inclusive of booking fee
Age guidance 12+
TICKETS Mon – Thu 7.30pm £23.50, £28.50, £35.50, £41.50, £44.50 Thu 2.30pm £17, £24, £31, £37, £40 Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm £26.50, £31.50, £38.50, £44.50, £47.50 Conc £3 off Under 16s & Students £5 off Groups 10+ £3 off, 20+ £4 off, 50+ £5 off (Apply Mon – Thu top 3 prices only)
BOOKING NOW! DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE 10 December 2021 – 9 January 2022
as Chester the Jester
Martyn Knight as Dame Nellie
as King Clarence
Carli Norris as Carabosse
If ever there was a time for an Eastbourne pantomime it has got to be now! Whether your aged 3 to 103 this show will delight, surprise, amaze and amuse. The true wonder about a visit to the Eastbourne pantomime is that you purchase a ticket not just for the show – but you create memories which stay with you forever.
TICKETS from £14.50 Contact Box office for details or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk
Expect plenty of songs, comedy and family fun at this traditional pantomime spectacular. Bringing this fairytale to the stage will be Eastbourne favourites Martyn Knight and Tucker, Carli Norris as the wicked Carrabosse and Nicholas Pound as bumbling King Clarence. Plus a full supporting cast still to be announced and live band! The magic on stage leaves with you – so book now and be a part of the experience. www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk 13
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