PRODUCTIONS

Theatre on the south coast

 

our forthcoming plays

 

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2024

2025

CURRENT

Funny Turns

Following two sold-out London productions David Hampshire’s acclaimed play comes to Eastbourne.

 ‘‘A darling show.’’ Dame Joanna Lumley

Set in a theatrical boarding house in 1935.  Struggling comedian Norman Tate passes his time rehearsing his average act with Sally, the daughter of his landlady Alice.  When Norman’s ex-wife Nellie Price moves into his lodgings it sets in motion a chain of events which changes Norman’s life forever.  A tale of humour, heartbreak and eventual redemption which demonstrates that life is indeed full of Funny Turns.

With Jeffrey Holland, Judy Buxton, Mansel David, Beth Burrows, Kenn Oldfield, Georgia Bellett and Carl Lovejoy.

GROVE THEATRE, EASTBOURNE

7th- 12th November 2023

Evenings at 7.30pm

Matinees at 2.30pm 11th & 12th

TICKETS

£13-50 GENERAL ADMISSION

£11.50 CONCESSION (60+/U18s/UNWAGED)

£9-50 FRIENDS OF THE GROVE

Early bird 25% discount until 31st August
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Reviews

‘’A wonderful five star play. Funny, touching, beautifully realized and full of heart and truth. It’s ‘The Good Companions’ meets ‘The Entertainer’ and it’s as good as Priestley and better than Osborne. Seriously.’’
Gyles Brandreth

‘’A heart-rendingly funny play and an important piece of literature; well observed and essential for the understanding of a modern audience. Five stars.’’ 
Remotegoat

‘’It’s moving and entertaining with great writing and fabulous performances. It made me laugh and cry and it should be a major hit. See it.’’ 
Su Pollard

 ‘’A vintage piece that reflects a bygone age; delightful, funny and sad, and exactly what good theatre is all about.’’ 
forallevents.com

‘’A magical play that warms the heart and lightens the soul.’ 
Adrian Barry, Director, The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain

2024

Who’s Gracie… ?

SCT’s first production for 2024 will be ‘Who’s Gracie… ?’ using the songs of Gracie Fields and telling the story of her life and career up to her death in 1979.

Evening of Short plays

Then to follow, SCT will hold ‘An Evening of Short Plays’.

2025

Educating Rita

SCT will produce the Willy Russell play ‘Educating Rita’.

The production will be directed by Maurice Thorogood.

Further details to come.

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