Time to start afresh this Spring. Why not try Theatre? There’s plenty of great shows at the Devonshire Park Theatre to tempt you back to the arts you love, and if your resolution was to try something new, Theatre could be the answer! 

Having survived a Devonshire Park pantomime season like no other (challenging, exhausting but ultimately rallying and rewarding), Eastbourne Theatres are optimistic for 2022 and are excited to introduce you to the varied and spectacular shows on offer at the Devonshire Park Theatre this Spring. Hoping to sew seeds of excitement or of intrigue for its audiences, this gem of a Victorian Playhouse will host debut visits and some familiar faces too.

Feast your eyes on the star-studded An Hour and a Half Late (7 – 12 March) as Griff Rhys Jones and Janie Dee play a devastatingly funny portrait of a couple whose five minutes of candid conversation launches an outpouring of emotions, home truths, wine, nibbles and anarchy! Adapted and directed by the equally starry Belinda Lang, most of the audience will be able to relate to the trials of everyday relationships in this hilarious comedy drama.

Challenge your perception of the classic novel Frankenstein as Blackeyed Theatre revive their haunting take on Mary Shelley’s gothic horror (15 – 19 March).  This thrilling adaptation fuses ensemble storytelling, live music, puppetry and stunning theatricality.

Think back to the days of your youth with a riotous rollercoaster of 90’s nostalgia in on-stage farce Groan Ups, from the ever-popular Mischief Theatre Company (21-26 February). Take a journey from age 6 through your teens and into the challenges of adulthood looking for answers to the questions ‘do we choose who we become? Is the story of our lives already written? And do we ever really grow up?’

Hear highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories from beloved Barry Humphries CBE in The Man Behind the Mask. Australian actor, artist, comedian and satirist, Barry is best known for his alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. Join him for an intimate, confessional evening filled with laughter, drama and surprise 28 & 29 April.

Get a taste of living the high life with money beyond compare and teach the little ones the value of friendship simultaneously with the amazing West End production of popular children’s author and comedian David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy (24 – 27 March). Joe Spud is 12 years old and the richest boy in the country! He has everything a child could dream of and ridiculous amounts of pocket money, but what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. Joe changes school in a bid to change this but things don’t go to plan and Joe’s life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy!

Also playing this spring are Robin Hood from the Three-Inch Fools (3-5 March), Julian Clary; Born to Mince (3 April), romantic comedy drama Same Time Next Year (5-9 April) plus a full programme of large-scale Musicals and epic one-night shows at the Congress Theatre!

See the Eastbourne Theatres website www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk for full show details, What’s On listings to book tickets online and for details on the newly launched Ovation Eastbourne Theatres membership scheme. Call Box Office on 01323 41000 to join the Eastbourne Theatres brochure mailing list and follow Eastbourne Theatres on social media for all the latest announcements and show news. Eastbourne Theatres – Always Entertaining!