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Swing by the Spiegeltent for an evening of original music from emerging artists. Line-up includes top local indie band Dutch Criminal Record (pictured), indie funksters Lobster Pot, and singer-songwriters Finnian James and DEER RAY. Presented by The Backroom Chichester, a voluntary organisation run by local musicians. The bar will be. . .
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Written and directed by Terry Johnson and following a sell-out run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, Prism is the astonishing true story of the man who spent his life making Hollywood’s greatest divas look beautiful. Robert Lindsay plays the double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff, who has retired to a Buckinghamshire. . .
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Writer and musician Chris Redmond invites extraordinary poets, comedians, storytellers and rappers to take risks, re-working material live with jaw-dropping improvised soundtracks from a crack team of quick witted, genre-hopping musicians. With special guests including poet and theatremaker Francesca Beard and London Laureate and Channel 4 Playwright in Residence Zia. . .
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Bromance

6 - 9 November, 19:00

| Chichester Spiegeltent

Barely Methodical Troupe are at the forefront of a new kind of physical performance, creating highly entertaining shows that mix the show-stopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre. Celebrating camaraderie and affection, Bromance is an audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics, where handshakes become handstands and. . .
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After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes embarked on her life-long dream to become a comedian and won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award. Since then, she and her witty worldview have appeared on BBC’s Mock the Week , Live at the Apollo and The News Quiz. . . .
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Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe comes a band new comedy-and-cooking show from award-winning stand-up George Egg , who makes real gourmet food live on stage. This time, he’s on the road: it’s time for planes, trains and automob-meals, in an evening of live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy about cooking on. . .
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An intimate evening of five-star variety from London’s cabaret trailblazers. Enjoy feats of superior showmanship, live music, comic song and elegant burlesque with Black Cat Cabaret in the festive surroundings of the Spiegeltent. For ages 16+. . . .
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A fresh and fun reworking of the classic tale of three little pigs, complete with puppets, lots of audience participation and original songs to sing on the way home. Ages 0 – 8. . . .
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We’ve lost Euan. Euan ain’t coming back. Following a regional tour, Brighton Fringe award-winner Euan from ChewBoy Productions is a five-star, madcap play delving deep into what we’d do to save our own skins. Age 14+. . . .
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Join Al Start for a swashbuckling family musical show. Wear your finest pirate costume to follow the clues, sail the seas and, just maybe, find the treasure. Ages 4 – 10. . . .
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Meet the world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic, and become one of his sidekicks – whether you’re aged 1 or 101!. . . .
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A riotous, surreal odyssey which explodes the myths about getting older. Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards present a comedic call to arms, marrying a wry exploration of the trials and tribulations of ageing with a delightfully dark surrealism as our protagonist embarks on a quest to halt the ageing process. . .
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Jen Brister: Under Privilege

12 November, 21:00

Chichester Spiegeltent

Jen Brister – critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor – has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege’. Who has. . .
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Calendar Girls The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth ( This Is My Family ) is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy, which comes straight from London’s West End,. . .
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WiFi Wars

13 - 14 November, 19:00

| Chichester Spiegeltent

Team captain/narrator of Dara ó Briain’s Go 8 Bit , Steve McNeil hosts, using WiFi Wars ’ world record-breaking interactive tech. Bring a charged smartphone to play along and compete against the whole audience to win the show! Ages 14+. . . .
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Essentially, Steve bangs on about video games for an hour. It might be some bits from his book about the history of video games. It might be some anecdotes about his TV show. It might even involve playing games. Nominated for Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. Ages. . .
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Nautilus

14 - 15 November, 21:00 - 19:00

| Chichester Spiegeltent

Critically acclaimed and award-winning clown Trygve Wakenshaw ’s long-limbed body shape-shifts into a multitude of characters, scenarios and jokes; exploring the form of mime to its most idiosyncratic peripheries. An energetic and hilarious show, Nautilus is a salute to the human imagination. Ages 12+. . . .
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Hilarious hijinks and shady shenanigans abound as Olivier Award-winning Le Gateau Chocolat and Queen of the Alternative Drag scene Jonny Woo drag you through the back catalogue of fabulous musicals, from Gypsy to Grease, Annie and The Lion King. A raucous night of ballsy ballads, delightful duets and slaughtered show. . .
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Hold onto your socks, take the banana out of your ears and enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented it. For kids, parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. Ages 6+. . . .
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Following her critically acclaimed recent shows With Love from St Tropez and The Kardashians Made Me Do It, Shazia Mirza is taking on the burning issues of our time in her new show for 2019. Why is everyone fighting? Who the hell is Alexa? And why are there no women. . .
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Alice Sebold ’s best-selling novel is a unique coming-of-age tale that captured readers throughout the world. This acclaimed stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery , directed by Melly Still , is an unforgettable play about life after loss. Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be. . .
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Inspired by the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler , join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood. Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up in the much-loved show from Tall Stories. . . .
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Don your ruby slippers and follow Chichester Festival Youth Theatre along the yellow brick road in this faithful adaptation of the wonderful classic adventure for all the family. . . .
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Simon Green and David Shrubsole present a festive cabaret evening devoted to the wit and wisdom of Noël Coward, including classics, comedy gems and lesser-known works. 2pm & 7pm. . . .
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Five virtuoso jugglers and four contemporary dancers push the boundaries of dance and circus in Gandini Juggling ’s new work Spring : an adventurous, jubilant and kaleidoscopic exploration of colour. For ages 8+. . . .
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Divorced. Beheaded. Live! Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss ’s sell-out international smash hit Six is a phenomenon. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred. . .
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In 1910, the unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail for New York as part of Fred Karno’s famous music hall troupe, sharing a cabin and then spending two years touring North America together. Stan returned home to find success with Oliver Hardy; Charlie became one of the most. . .
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Murderess, seducer, thief, enchantress – or merely a woman intent on survival?. Alluring, exotic and unconventional, Countess Rachel Sangalletti travels from Florence to the Ashley Estate in Cornwall, home of her recently deceased husband. Her presence in the house arouses dark suspicions and uncontrollable desires, not least in young Philip,. . .
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Patrick Ness ’s best-selling and critically acclaimed novel A Monster Calls (inspired by an idea by Siobhan Dowd ) is brought vividly to life in this Olivier Award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor’s mum is sick, his grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t. . .
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