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Arun Speakers Open house

4 March, 19:00 - 21:00

The Council House, North Street, Chichester

Find out how to develop your public speaking and presentation skills in a fun, friendly, supportive environment by coming along to Arun Speakers Clubs OPEN HOUSE EVENING on Wednesday 4th March at 7:00pm in The Council House, North St, Chichester PO19 1LQ (a note to our regulars this isnt our. . .
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Henry Goodman ( Yes, Prime Minister and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui stars in Bertolt Brechts epic play about the battle between scientific reason, the power of religion, and human responsibility. 1609. Galileo Galilei is a teacher of mathematics at the University of Padua. The establishment orthodoxy which hes. . .
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An hilarious and heartfelt exploration of love and fidelity, The Real Thing is considered one of Tom Stoppard s finest plays. Henry is a brilliantly clever playwright with a masterful grasp of language and a lot on his mind. His choices for Desert Island Discs, for a start. His actress. . .
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1931. Edinburgh. Schoolmistress Jean Brodie prizes beauty, truth and art above the curriculum, reaching beyond the classroom to find lessons in galleries, theatres and the opera. For her favoured set of girls Sandy, Jenny, Monica and Mary she is a fascinating enigma. And its not only twelve-year-olds who are drawn. . .
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The Village Bike spins the wheels off the old conventions around human desire. Hilarious and original, it explores impending motherhood and the need for liberation from social and gender conventions. Written by Penelope Skinner , it was a smash hit when it opened in London in 2011, winning George Devine. . .
The Lord Chamberlain’s men come to Chichester Cathedral for an open air performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company – with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare – invite you to join them this summer for the breathless and brilliant. . .
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This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened in 1949 to huge success, becoming one of Broadways longest running hit shows. It boasts one of Rodgers and Hammersteins most memorable scores, featuring songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Hai. . . .
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The Unfriend , a new play by Steven Moffat, takes a hugely entertaining and satirical look at middle-class Englands disastrous instinct always to appear nice. Manners can be murder. After twenty years of marriage, Peter and Debbie are enjoying a cruise as a break from their annoying teenagers. Peter cant. . .
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The Long Song is adapted from Andrea Levy s award-winning novel. Miss July is born into slavery in Jamaica and is brutally parted from both her mother, and her name. But what she retains is resilience, charisma and a subversive, spirited wit. This ebullient and life-affirming play finds humanity, resistance. . .
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The Taxidermist's Daugther

12 September - 30 October

Chichester Festival Theatre

The Taxidermists Daughter is a thrilling Gothic mystery set in and around historic Chichester. This world premiere is written by Cicestrian Kate Mosse , based on her best-selling novel. 1912. In the isolated Blackthorn House on Sussexs Fishbourne Marshes, Connie Gifford lives with her father. His Museum of Avian Taxidermy. . .


29 September - 31 October

| Chichester Festival Theatre

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman s Tony Award-winning musical takes us on a daring, darkly comic, time-bending journey through American history. A surreal fairground attraction, where a motley crew of visitors gather to try their luck at winning prizes. They have one thing in common: the American dream has twisted. . .
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The Narcissist , a new play by Christopher Shinn, is a gripping, inventive and witty take on personal and political communication in the internet age. Everyone needs Jim. His mother. His best friend. His brother. His new lover. A hopeful future President. But can Jim really help anyone, when he. . .
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In the darkness of a damaged world, four characters search for the light. Angry, funny, defiant, kind and cruel, Crave is a deeply personal meditation on the meaning of love. It pulses with loss and longing. Sarah Kane is considered to be one of the most influential playwrights of the. . .
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Chichester Festival Youth Theatre present a brand new version of this classic tale. Geppetto the boatmaker tosses aside a piece of wood; its only good for the fire. To his amazement, a voice answers him back. Geppetto picks up the wood and begins to carve and a small wooden boy. . .
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