At Eastbourne Theatres it is all about the autumn. Here is a sneak peek preview of the shows to look forward to and coming soon
At the Devonshire Park the season opens with a new production of Sherlock Holmes – The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman (30 September – 4 October), the world’s most famous detective meets the world’s most dangerous woman.
Things take a sinister turn with an all-star cast in a J.B Priestley’s thriller Dangerous Corner (6 – 11 October), from the author of An Inspector Calls, this production features Michael Praed (Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) and Colin Buchanan (Dalziel and Pascoe).
The chills continue with the stage adaptation of the Peter James book The Perfect Murder (13 – 18 October). This comedy thriller is the first in the popular Roy Grace series and is based in Brighton, with Robert Daws (The Royal), Dawn Steele (Wild at Heart), Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street) and Thomas Howes (Downton Abbey).
Pitcairn (4 – 8 November) comes to Eastbourne direct from Chichester Festival Theatre, this play from Richard Bean, author of One Man, Two Guvnors, follows Fletcher Christian and crew after the famous mutiny on the Bounty, an idyllic modern society of equals in the remote Pitcairn island turns from a new Eden into brutal dystopia.
Woman in Black writer Susan Hill’s The Small Hand (10 – 15 November) comes to the Devonshire Park in a chilling and haunting new production, you may need to sleep with the lights on that night…
Over at the Congress the variety of shows on offer is vast; from operas with Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly (26 September) and Verdi’s Rigoletto (27 September) to Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven (29 September – 4 October) featuring a dream line-up with a helluva band! And comedienne Dawn French (9 October) to the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra (21 October). Musical highlights in the Congress season have to be the classic Bee Gee’s musical, Saturday Night Fever (8 – 13 December), and of course Dirty Dancing (13 – 24 January), the classic story on stage.
To book, for more information or to ensure that you receive a new copy of the Autumn brochure call the box office on 01323 412000 or book online.
Published 4th September 2014
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