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Local Hero

8 October - 19 November

This new musical version of Local Hero will win devotees from admirers of the beloved Bill Forsyth film as well as those coming fresh to this funny and enchanting story. The book by David Greig features new songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler (formerly of Dire Straits). Its directed by. . .
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The Famous Five: A New Musical

21 October - 12 November

Based on Enid Blytons multi-million-selling novels, this brand new musical written by Elinor Cook, with music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson, is an exciting and heart-warming family treat celebrating adventure, bravery and friendship for everyone aged 7+. George isnt happy at the idea of being lumbered with three unknown cousins. . .
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22 - 27 November

Reigning on Broadway and in the West End, the international smash hit musical SIX winner of the 2022 Tony Award for Best Original Score, the 2022 WhatsOnStage Award for Best West End Show and a Gold Disc-winning album makes its royal return to Chichester following its previous sell-out success. This. . .
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Mrs Warren's Profession

29 November - 3 December

What is Mrs Warrens profession? Mrs Warrens daughter Vivie has never really known much about her mother. A sensible young woman, she has enjoyed a comfortable upbringing, a Cambridge education, a generous monthly allowance and now has ambitions to go into Law. Is it conceivable that her privilege and respectability. . .
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Christmas Concerts

5 - 10 December

The Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood. And Chichester Cathedral Choir For ages 7+. Begin the season in traditional style, with the exhilarating ensemble of The Band of HM Royal Marines once again joining the rousing voices of the Cathedral Choir to present a beautifully wrapped musical celebration. Customary carols. . .
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Dear Santa Live

10 - 24 December

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah, but he doesnt get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something perfect, just in time for Christmas Eve. From the author of the well-loved childrens book Dear Zoo ,. . .
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The Wind in the Willows

17 - 31 December

The inquisitive Mole abandons spring-cleaning his burrow and, to his delight, discovers the river. There he meets Ratty, a water vole with a passion for boats. Soon the two are firm friends and settle down to life in Rattys riverbank home, surrounded by the neighbouring otters, rabbits, fieldmice and hedgehogs. . . .
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The Lavender Hill Mob

10 - 14 January 2023

The men who broke the bank and lost the cargo are back in this brand new, hilarious adaptation of the much-loved classic Ealing Comedy The Lavender Hill Mob. One of the greatest British films of all time ( BFI ) is brought to life on stage by Olivier-nominated playwright Phil. . .
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Girl From The North Country

24 - 28 January 2023

Celebrated playwright Conor McPherson ( The Weir, The Seafarer ) boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan like youve never heard them before, in the double Olivier and Tony Award-winning West End and Broadway hit musical Girl From The North Country an uplifting and universal story about family and. . .
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

31 January - 4 February 2023

Based on Deborah Moggach s Sunday Times bestseller, which inspired one of this centurys most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the. . .
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Mother Goose

7 - 11 February 2023

You cant put on a panto in February, right? Oh yes we can!. Running an Animal Sanctuary for waifs and strays, Mother Goose has a good, kind heart. But will unexpected money and fame get the better of her? Mother Goose promises to be full of fun, laughter and more. . .
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How Not To Drown

14 - 18 February 2023

Award-winning theatre company ThickSkin returns to the stage with an action-packed, highly visual production telling the painful yet uplifting true story of an eleven year-old unaccompanied asylum-seeker, written by Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati , and directed and choreographed by Neil Bettles. I dont know why my Dad let me. . .
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Bugsy Malone

15 - 19 February 2023

Alan Parker s world-famous movie becomes a spectacular theatrical experience in this revival of the universally acclaimed Lyric Hammersmith Theatre production, directed by Sean Holmes. Packed with instantly recognisable songs from Oscar winner Paul Williams including My Name is Tallulah, You Give A Little Love and Fat Sams Grand Slam. . .
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Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort of)

21 - 25 February 2023

Direct from its triumph in the West End where it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen s most iconic love story. Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this irreverent but affectionate. . .
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