Set in a pub as England play Germany in the 2002 World Cup qualifier, Roy Williams’s funny, ferocious and disturbing play takes aim at what it means to be black, white and English in Britain today. Scoring high on foul language, this immersive production is not for the faint-hearted! cft.org.uk
We’ll be serving pints and new plays at our evening of new work by young writers aged 16-25. Want to try your hand at playwriting? Submit your short play for the chance to see your work performed, or get involved as a performer. cft.org.uk
'Nothing human can be alien to me.’ SURGE is all about stereotypes. It’s about prejudice and discrimination. It’s about how we see others. Performer Chantelle Walker and sound engineer Curtis Arnold Harmer explore how race, class, sexuality and gender intersect, in this searing look at being young, Black and British.
Swing by the Spiegeltent for an evening of original music from emerging artists. Line-up includes top local indie band Dutch Criminal Record (pictured), indie funksters Lobster Pot, and singer-songwriters Finnian James and DEER RAY. Presented by The Backroom Chichester, a voluntary organisation run by local musicians. The bar will be open throughout!
Local Drag Queen Cilly Black, the self-proclaimed people’s Drag Queen, unknown to most across the South Coast and internationally, invites you to join her and her friends, Alfie Ordinary and Cherry Liquor, for a night of lethal lip-syncing and cutting comedy. Expect strong language, adult themes, sequins and huge hair!
Join us in Half Term for a week of workshops for all ages. Learn clowning, puppetry and Indian dance, or bring your little ones on a musical safari. No experience necessary, so come and try something new!
The UK’s leading spoken word and music show. Writer and musician Chris Redmond invites extraordinary poets, comedians, storytellers and rappers to take risks, re-working material live with jaw-dropping improvised soundtracks from a crack team of quick-witted, genre-hopping musicians. Part gig, part experiment; a high energy show with wide appeal. tonguefu.co.uk
Celebrating camaraderie and affection: an audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Among the UK’s hottest circus companies, Barely Methodical Troupe create highly entertaining shows that mix the show-stopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre. barelymethodical.com
Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4 Extra) is back with her brand new show. With stand-up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life. angelabarnescomedy.co.uk
New comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage. This time, he’s on the road! It’s time for planes, trains and automob-meals. George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected roadworks into a picnic. Opportunities to taste at the end! georgeegg.com
An intimate evening of five-star variety from London’s cabaret trailblazers. Inspired by the dark and daring heyday of Parisian cabaret, it’s a chance to see some of the finest international performers dig a little deeper into their wonderful material. Enjoy superior showmanship, live music, comic song and elegant burlesque. theblackcat.info
Once upon a time three little pigs lived on a farm. They had a lovely big field to play in and enough mud to last them a lifetime. But they wanted more. These little pigs had BIG dreams! We all know the story...but this is how it really went down! gokidmusic.com
We’ve lost Euan. Euan ain’t coming back. If the boss find out, she won’t be happy. Which is all well and good, if anyone knew what Euan was. Following a critically acclaimed tour, Chewboy Productions are back with their five-star madcap play on what we’d do to save our skins. chewboyproductions.com
Join Al Start for a swashbuckling family musical show! Captain Al is looking for a crew to help follow the clues, sail the seas, make cakes and just maybe find the treasure! Wear your finest pirate costume to be part of this silly adventure packed with audience participation, me hearties! gokidmusic.com
SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! skshlomo.com
The queen of cabaret brings a new show exploring the dark and light of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds's music in her dangerous yet fragile, theatrical style, embarking on a discovery of a man of
many guises. Camille is chameleon-like and celebrated worldwide for her five-star sell-out performances. camilleosullivan.com
A riotous, surreal odyssey through the challenges of growing older, exploding myths about beauty, sex and femininity. Expect fantastical characters, ridiculous puppetry, extreme wigs, physical comedy and delightfully dark humour. Sixty minutes of laugh-out-loud joy, dissent and touching humility for anyone who is considering ageing. aandecomedy.co.uk
Brister has it all: wife, kids, house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the subject of ‘privilege’. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any? jenbrister.co.uk
Steve McNeil (team captain/creator, Dara Ó Briain’s Go 8 Bit) hosts this interactive game show, using Wifi Wars’s world record-breaking tech. Bring a charged smartphone to play along and compete against the whole audience to win the show! Book a full price ticket for WiFi Wars and Steve McNeil: Video Games and SAVE £5! wifiwars.co.uk
Essentially Steve bangs on about video games for an hour. It might be some bits from his book about the history of video games. Or some anecdotes about his TV show. It might even involve playing games if he’s not written enough stuff. No idea. He’s not decided yet. Book a full price ticket for WiFi Wars and Steve McNeil: Video Games and SAVE £5! stevemcneil.co.uk
Mad, risqué and uniquely eccentric. Award-winning clown Trygve Wakenshaw presents his beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy. His long-limbed body shape-shifts into a multitude of characters, scenarios and jokes at a finger-snapping pace. This energetic and hilarious show looks at veganism, comedy, cowboys, stagehands and... crabs. A salute to the human imagination. trygvewakenshaw.net
Hilarious hijinks and shady shenanigans abound as Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo ‘Les Misérmassacre’ the musicals you know and love. High glammah, intense assholism, divine costumes and raggedy choreography are guaranteed in a night you’ll never forget. From Gypsy to Grease, Annie to Lion King – no show is safe! legateauchocolat.com
Hold onto your socks, take the banana out of your ears and enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented it. Find The Funny Things about everything including pets, couscous and why we have hair. For kids, parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. thejamescampbell.com
Award-winning Shazia Mirza is taking on the burning issues of our time in her new show for 2019. What’s going on? Why does everyone hate each other? Who the hell is Alexa? And why are there no women left with real eyebrows? shazia-mirza.com