TOP comedian Eddie Izzard is performing in Eastbourne to boost a bookshop affected by a recent fire.

Eddie lives locally in Bexhill and is a former pupil at Eastbourne College.

He will be performing at The Italian Gardens from September 15 until 20.

There will be six performances of Great Expectations in memory of Peter Pyemont, a former Bede’s Headmaster and Dickens fan.

The shows will be in support of Camilla’s Bookshop in Grove Road, Eastbourne, which is recovering from fire damage.

They will be solo performance of Charles Dickens’ classic epic in COVID safe conditions.

It is a tale of convicts, mystery, friendship, rivalry, unrequited love, revenge and redemption.

Actor, comedian – Eddie’s career spans both of these with record-breaking comedy tours and critically acclaimed film, TV and theatre performances.

But few know that acting was Eddie’s first love.

These preview shows offer the chance to see Eddie as he follows in Dickens’ footsteps with his live performance of the master storyteller’s much-loved classic.

This event is taking place outside at the Italian Gardens, Eastbourne.

The show will go ahead come rain or shine.

Tickets are on sale now: https://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/event/eddie-izzard-great-expectations/