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All set at the congress

- December 11, 2018

The long awaited reopening of the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne following its refurbishment is heralded in Spring with a bumper cache of top touring shows including; West End smash The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (16 – 20 April), rocking good musicals; Rock of Ages (8 – 13 April) Green Day’s American Idiot (21 – 25 May) and Rocky Horror Show (27 May – 1 June).

The Eastbourne Theatre spring season is officially announced with the new 2019 show brochure which features all the shows from January 2019 at both the Congress Theatre and the Devonshire Park and is available for download now. Highlights in the packed season include family shows: Madagascar (14 – 18 May) starring X-Factor winner Matt Terry, based on the family favourite Dreamworks movie this 5 star musical comes to the Congress Theatre for the first time ever. Recounting the mass exodus of animals from New York’s Central Park Zoo the crack-alackin friends find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien. Dear Zoo Live! (17 – 18 May) heads to the Devonshire Park, based on the beloved book this is a perfect introduction to live theatre for younger ones, plus look out, the water pistol toting yellow bear is back as Sooty’s
Magic Show heads to town (3 March). For those who prefer a bit more bite with their theatre Dinosaur World Live (26 – 28
April) comes to the Congress for a roar-som interactive show.

Top touring shows

Drama lovers are spoilt with: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s
new comedy Trial by Laughter (5 – 9 March), their other play The Wipers Times was a huge hit with Eastbourne audiences and
booking is advised for this new production. A sparky historical comedy recounts a figure in history who was a true hero of free speech. Simon Callow and Jane Asher star in a new production of Noel Coward’s A Song at Twilight (1 – 6 April), with another Oscar Wilde classic The Picture of Dorian Gray (19 – 23 March) which stars Jonathan Wrather (Pierce Harris in Emmerdale) in the role of the hedonistic aristocrat Lord Henry Wotton. Original Theatre Company return with a brand new comedy by Torben Betts, Caroline’s Kitchen (12 – 16 March) opens in Eastbourne ahead of a New York run, starring Caroline Langrishe (Lovejoy, Judge John Deed) and Aden Gillett (House of Eliott) all at the Devonshire Park Theatre.

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