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What’s HOT at the White Rock

HOT’s Paul Way-Rider takes a look at some of the shows coming up in March and April at the White Rock Theatre.

Something About George: The George Harrison Story – Fri 3 March

A musical biopic tribute about the so-called “quiet” Beatle, the 2023 tour celebrates what would have been George’s 80th birthday.

Starring West End actor and musician Daniel Taylor, Something About George – The George Harrison Story tells the tale of one of music’s most understated icons. Featuring a five-piece band performing beautiful songs such as My Sweet Lord, Something, Got My Mind Set On You and Handle With Care, the show includes solo material and music from rock n’ roll’s greatest supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys – not forgetting more than a few Beatles’ classics along the way. More info and tickets


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra A Hastings International Piano Gala Concert – Sat 4 March

Hastings International Piano are thrilled to welcome back to the White Rock Theatre Shunta Morimoto and Mariamna Sherling for a special Prize Winners’ Gala Concert. Both of these young, international pianists thrilled the capacity audience with their performances in the final of the 16th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition in March 2022. We are delighted that they will be joined once again by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Rory Macdonald for a concert featuring Beethoven’s wonderful 4th Piano Concerto and Rachmaninov’s Paganini Variations, as well as works by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.
More info and tickets


Hastings Music Festival and Finale Concert Various dates in March (Finale Concert, Sun 19 March)

Following the competition and other open to the public ticketed sessions of the long-standing Hastings Music festival, you can join us for the finale concert on Sun 19 March. An entertaining evening showcasing the variety of excellent performances from this year’s festival, with a balance of genres, performers, and schools represented.
More info and tickets


Room on the Broom Mon 20 – Wed 22 March

Based on the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears! Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award-nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.
More info and tickets

‘Children’s theatre doesn’t come much better than this.”★★★★ The Stage.


Shape of You: The Music of Ed Sheeran – Thu 23 March

Bringing the UK’s favourite singer-songwriter to the stage in an outstanding new show that features the very best of Ed Sheeran.

Drawing from an awesome anthology that includes the multi-million selling albums Divide and Multiply and the ground-breaking new album Equals, Shape of You is the ‘perfect’ treat for Ed Sheeran fans. Prepare to fall in love again to the sounds that touched us all, with a vast catalogue of hits including Thinking Out Loud, The A-Team, Castle on the Hill, Sing, Lego House, Bad Habits and many more.
More info and tickets


Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy’d! – Fri 24 March

Having sold every ticket available at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe and being listed as one of the top 40 best-reviewed comedy shows, star of the viral Greeters Guild online series (over a million followers across all platforms) Troy Hawke brings his new show Sigmund Troy’d! on tour.

Fresh from finding and proving decisive links between IKEA, the CIA and the Nazis, 1930s throwback home-schooled investigator Troy Hawke returns to battle a new enemy on behalf of all people everywhere…the bastard saboteur in his own mind!
More info and tickets


Fight Night: Hastings Kickboxing Academy – Sat 25 March

Hastings Kickboxing Academy, East Sussex’s biggest gym, present their 12th Fight Night.

Having hosted successful Fight Nights for the past 10 years, HKA and their events have continued to grow and produce great competitors. Returning to Hastings White Rock, it will be their biggest Fight Night to date, featuring a packed card of full contact kickboxing and K1 bouts. More info and tickets


Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra – Wed 29 March

Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, our orchestra in residence, return for their first concert of 2023 at the White Rock.

Geisa Felipe – Flute
Marcio da Silva – Conductor

REINECKE Flute Concerto
BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6.

More info and tickets


Blood Brothers – Tue 4 to Sat 8 April

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

 Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (Daily Mail).

“Exhilarating…one of the best musicals ever written” – Sunday Times.

More info and tickets 

 Text and images supplied by the White Rock Theatre.


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Posted 16:11 Friday, Feb 24, 2023 In: Performance

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