EASTBOURNE THEATRES AUGUST LISTINGS 2022

GANGSTA GRANNY

CONGRESS THEATRE

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 August

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring!

But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

From the acclaimed producers of Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children!

**** “Brilliantly adapted and directed, this is a cracker of a show! Totally grantastic!” Mail on Sunday

“The brilliant Birmingham Stage Company have produced a fantastic show. It’s terrific. And so much better than the book!” David Walliams

TICKETS £23.50, Family Groups of 4 – 10 £18 (7pm only), Groups 10+ £13.50

Eastbourne Theatres present

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE

Thursday 4 – Saturday 27 August

They said it was ridiculous but Phileas Fogg is fabulously determined as he wagers his whole fortune on the seemingly impossible.  Surely no one could circumnavigate the world in just 80 days?!

104 characters, eight actors, six trains, six boats, four fights, two dances, one sleigh ride, a storm, a circus, a balloon, and an elephant will take to the Devonshire Park stage this summer in this rip-roaring telling of Jules Verne’s classic Around the World in 80 Days.

Join Fogg and his loyal valet Passepartout as they journey from London to Brindisi, Bombay, Yokohama, and even the Wild West.  From the team responsible for our last summer production, 39 Steps and Eastbourne’s legendary pantomime this much-loved escapade is hilariously brought to life as never before.

TICKETS

First 2 Nights £21 all seats, Otherwise £21 – £28.50, Under 16s Half Price (max 2 per full price adult)

DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS

CONGRESS THEATRE

Monday 8 – Saturday 13 August

THE GOOD TIMES ARE BACK! And so are Bobby, Laura, Sue, Norman and the gang! It’s time to shake off those blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll like never before!

Special guest star Mark Wynter joins the cast in this feel-good show inspired by the latest release in the series of smash-hit, multimillion selling Dreamboats & Petticoats albums. Bringing On Back The Good Times is filled with wit, charm and songs from the golden era of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Featuring some of the greatest hit songs ever written from Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley, The Walker Brothers and many, many more.

TICKETS £18 – £36, Concessions, Under 16s, Ovation and Group discounts apply

FIREMAN SAM

CONGRESS THEATRE

Thursday 18 August

When all of his friends go away, Norman Price decides to find adventure in Pontypandy and become the star of a visiting circus. But with a tiger on the loose and faulty lights, the adventure soon turns to danger. Can Fireman Sam come to the rescue and save the circus? Join Sam and friends in an all singing, dancing, action-packed show.

TICKETS Under 16s £17.50, Adult £18.50, Family Ticket (4 tickets) £68

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK

THE ROD STEWART STORY

CONGRESS THEATRE

Saturday 20 August, 7.30pm

Capturing the excitement, energy and charisma that have made Rod a true rock icon, including those infamous moves and all the hits including Handbags & GladragsMaggie MayBaby JaneDa Ya Think I’m SexySailing and, The First Cut Is The Deepest.

TICKETS £25

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

CONGRESS THEATRE

Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 August

A brand new production of the Award Winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Eastbourne.

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural WomanTake Good Care of My BabyYou’ve Got a FriendSo Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until SeptemberUp on the Roof, and The Locomotion.

Age guidance 10+

TICKETS £20 – £40, Con £5 off, Under 16s £10 off, Groups 10+ £4 off, 20+ £5 off, 50+ £6 off

(apply Tue – Thu, top 3 prices), Ovation Members £10 off top price, opening night

ANOTHER… 100 YEARS OF BIG BANDS

Len Phillips Swing Orchestra featuring Matt Ford & Nicola Emmanuelle.

CONGRESS THEATRE

Sunday 28 August, 3pm

Back with a whole new programme that once again celebrates a century of swing, not forgetting the great big band singers too, feet will be tapping to the sheer power of this 17-piece swing orchestra.

TICKETS £23