Theatre

Saturday, June 17, 11am.

YES AND NO, CHICHESTER COMMUNITY THEATRE, PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY, 9 NORTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER, PO19 1TJ.

Chichester Community Theatre presents a pop-up theatre production of Yes and No by Graham Greene, a highly-original 20-minute comedy from one of the great writers of the 20th century. An actor, whose only dialogue is “yes” and “no”, and the director rehearse a play starring Sir John and Sir Ralph. Directed by Roger Redfarn. Admission free. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 17, 5.30pm.

FEEDING THE DARKNESS, CHICHESTER QUAKERS, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, PRIORY ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NX.

Feeding the Darkness by the Journeymen Theatre shines a light on state-sanctioned torture through story, poem and song. It does not attack torture with a grisly list of horrors. Dave and Lynn Morris get under our skin with blazing anger, bitter humour, and tender pathos. Tickets £5; students and children free. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, June 21, Thursday, June 22, Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, 7.30pm; plus Saturday 2.30pm.

TWELFTH NIGHT BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, CHICHESTER PLAYERS, NEW PARK CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Midsummer madness and gender confusion rule in Illyria in this classic romantic comedy where everyone thinks they are in love with Olivia while she has eyes only for entirely the wrong person! Tickets £10; students £6. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 24, 11.30am and Saturday,  July 1, 11.30am.

YES AND NO, CHICHESTER COMMUNITY THEATRE, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER PO19 1QJ.

Chichester Community Theatre presents a pop-up theatre production of Yes and No by Graham Greene, a highly-original 20-minute comedy from one of the great writers of the 20th century. An actor, whose only dialogue is “yes” and “no”, and the director rehearse a play starring Sir John and Sir Ralph. Directed by Roger Redfarn. Admission free. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 24, 7.30pm.

THE BONZO DOG DOO DAH BAND CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER, ISOSCELES, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

In this gem of a play we meet two wonderfully-realised characters – two pop wannabees. They may be going nowhere but in a hugely-enjoyable play, laced with some great 60s songs, loads of humour and painful candour, it’s a trip well worth taking. Superbly played. Tickets £12; seniors £10. Disabled access.

Sunday, June 25, 7.30pm.

THE COMMERCIAL TRAVELLER, THE RUDE MECHANICAL THEATRE, GARDEN OF HALNAKER PARK COTTAGE, PARK LANE, HALNAKER, NEAR CHICHESTER, PO18 0Q.

The return of the Rudes’ open-air theatre in a garden setting with their new commedia dell’arte play, filled with mischief, mystery, mirth, mime, mayhem and music. Come early to enjoy the garden from 4pm. Bring picnics and food to barbecue, low chairs, warm clothes. Tickets £15; seniors £14; students £12; children £8. Disabled access.

Monday, June 26, Wednesday, June 28, Friday, June 30, Tuesday, July 4, Thursday, July 6, Saturday, July 8, 7.45pm.

Festival of Chichester logoTHE DRUNKARD OR DOWN WITH DEMON DRINK! THE PERGOLA OPEN AIR THEATRE, NEW THEATRE PRODUCTIONS, WEST DEAN GARDENS, WEST DEAN NEAR CHICHESTER, PO18 0QZ.

The Drunkard or Down with Demon Drink! Directed by John Hyatt. A Magnum of Musical Mirth. Picnics welcome. Bring your own, or they can be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance from the West Dean Gardens restaurant, which is also open for pre-theatre supper or drinks until 7.30pm on theatre nights on 01243 818215. Tickets £10; under-16s £8. Disabled access.

Tuesday, June 27, Thursday, June 29, Saturday, July 1, Monday, July 3, Wednesday, July 5, Friday, July 7, 7.45pm.

Festival of Chichester logoENTERTAINING ANGELS, THE PERGOLA OPEN AIR THEATRE, NEW THEATRE PRODUCTIONS, WEST DEAN GARDENS, WEST DEAN NEAR CHICHESTER, PO18 0QZ.

Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett, directed by Carol Hicks. Bring your own, or they can be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance from the West Dean Gardens restaurant, which is also open for pre-theatre supper or drinks until 7.30pm on theatre nights on 01243 818215. Tickets £10; under-16s £8. Disabled access.

Wednesday, June 28, 7.30pm.

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. SOUTH WEST LAWN, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1RP.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in their thirteenth successful year, are touring Shakespeare’s most hilarious farce, The Comedy of Errors. Bring a chair and a picnic to enjoy a riotous rollercoaster of comedy. The production continues in all but the very worst weather, so please wear suitable clothing for an outdoor show. Tickets £15; children £10 0333 666 3366 www.ticketsource.co.uk/chichestercathedral

Saturday, July 8, 11am.

YES AND NO, CHICHESTER COMMUNITY THEATRE, ART FOR ALL, CHURCH SQUARE, EASTGATE, CHICHESTER PO19 7LJ.

Chichester Community Theatre presents a pop-up theatre production of Yes and No by Graham Greene, a highly-original 20-minute comedy from one of the great writers of the 20th century. An actor, whose only dialogue is “yes” and “no”, and the director rehearse a play starring Sir John and Sir Ralph. Directed by Roger Redfarn. Admission free. Disabled access.

Saturday July 15, 11am.

YES AND NO, CHICHESTER COMMUNITY THEATRE, NEW PARK CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Chichester Community Theatre presents a pop-up theatre production of Yes and No by Graham Greene, a highly-original 20-minute comedy from one of the great writers of the 20th century. An actor, whose only dialogue is “yes” and “no”, and the director rehearse a play starring Sir John and Sir Ralph. Directed by Roger Redfarn. Admission free. Disabled access.

Tuesday, July 18-Saturday, July 22, 7.30pm. Matinee Saturday, July 22, 2.30pm.

THE EXCHANGE – A CHICHESTER MURDER MYSTERY, CHICHESTER COMMUNITY THEATRE, RIVERSIDE THEATRE, CHICHESTER COLLEGE, PO19 1SB.

World premiere by Greg Mosse. Set in and around Chichester in the shadow of the Great Strike of 1926, this is a classic murder mystery. The victim is hated. Ten characters have a motive. But who actually did it? Played by some of our finest community actors. Directed by Roger Redfarn. Tickets £12. Disabled access.

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