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It’s A Wonderful Life – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

It's a Wonderful Life

Director: Guy Retallack Reviewer: Jo Payne As Christmas nears and the cold sets in, this production provides a cosy getaway from the busyness of life, bringing with it important messages through a poignant story. Advertised as a radio play, the structure is a surprise until the cast arrives on stage and welcome you, the studio audience, to the live performance ...

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The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer/Director: Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Reviewer: Jo Payne   Quore pullum transire via? Why did the chicken cross the road? If you want to know why, how, where and when throughout history, then the cast ofThe Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) can show you. From the cavemen, through the ancient civilisations, Shakespeare and his counterparts, and early televised comedy ...

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NEWS: London Classic Theatre 15th Anniversary Tour Announced

2015 will see London Classic Theatre celebrate its 15th Anniversary and today Michael Cabot, Artistic Director, has announced details of their plans for the year. The anniversary year will include tours of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends from April and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in the Autumn. Cabot said today, “I am thrilled announce our 15th Anniversary Season – Alan ...

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YolanDa Brown – The Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Reviewer:Bill Avenell YolanDa Brown made a brave attempt to fill the Connaught Theatre with her five-piece band last night, but sadly it didn’t quite come off. Full of schoolgirl enthusiasm, she hopped about the stage in four-inch heels wagging her booty, quelling or encouraging the rhythm section with back kicks and hand signals. Sadly it feltlike someone was wearing a ...

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The Sooty Show – The Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer/presenter: Richard Cadell Musical Director: Barrie Bignold Puppeteers:Joolz Clough, Gavin Storey Reviewer: Bill Avenell Sooty is 5 years old. We know this is the case because it is his birthday on 30th August and he is having a birthday party organised by his friend Richard and his other chums Sweep and Soo but we are also invited together with a ...

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The Mousetrap – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Jo Payne Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is simply the biggest, longest running; most performed play and has amassed the greatest total audience over the years. It is also the best-kept secret in show-business so it is possible, as a newcomer, to walk into the performance not knowing what to expect except that, at ...

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Illegal Eagles – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

The Illegal Eagles Reviewer: Jo Payne One could be forgiven for thinking that a classic mega-group tribute band to would consist of a collection of greying seniors attempting to recreate their original sound. In many cases, that is unfortunately too true. Not for these guys. The Illegal Eagles have been touring the country, with a variety of line-ups, playing, arranging ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Jo Payne Laugh-out-loud comedy, gorgeous harmonies and talented musicians. These qualities are associated more with West End shows than Shakespearean plays. However, this production of Much Ado About Nothing has all those and more, making for a surprisingly entertaining evening. The well-known plot, revolving around two couples and the deceptions which rattle them, ...

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