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Hastings Musical Festival goes virtual for lack of venue

White Rock Theatre has started to announce new events taking place there as from July 2021, but the Hastings Musical Festival has had to announce it is ‘going virtual’ for 2021 and the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is postponed from March to late June 2021.  Chris Cormack asks what this says about the future of live music in Hastings.

Posted 12:49 Friday, Oct 9, 2020 In: Performance Tags: Charlotte Burt School of Dance Hastings Internatioanl Piano Concerto Competition Hastings Musical Festival Opus Theatre Silver Lee Stage School st mary in the castle The White Rock Theatre

Catch her in Rye

What do Shostakovich, Debussy and Ravel have in common with Elbow? Lynne Page has put together an exquisite cast of performers for some specially produced dance theatre, entitled ‘Wingspan,’ to be held at Bridgepoint, the new creative arts complex in Rye, celebrating the tenacity of the human spirit in this extraordinary time. The music is an inspired combination of Shostakovich, Debussy, Ravel and Elbow, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 20:28 Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 In: Performance Tags: Bridgepoint Chris Cormack Gareth Mole Julie Ann Minaai Katie Brayben Lynne Page Wingspan

re:create LGBTQ+ mini performances


Posted 04:36 Sunday, May 31, 2020 In: Performance Tags: re:create

As theatres go dark, Stables chair looks for light at the end of the tunnel

As theatres everywhere are closed down for the duration of the pandemic, Brian Hick spoke to Neil Sellman, chair of the Stables Theatre, on the effect the closure is having on them and their future plans.

Posted 20:25 Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 In: Performance
The White Rock Theatre

White Rock Theatre – performances suspended

Following the recent announcement from the government, performances at Hastings White Rock Theatre have been suspended until further notice, the management tells HOT.

Posted 11:58 Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 In: Performance Tags: coronavirus White Rock Theatre

Theatre Nation does Beckett

Hastings-based company Theatre Nation brings Samuel Beckett to Sussex later this month. Waiting for Godot, the company’s third major production, opens at the White Rock Theatre on 25 and 26 March, before moving on to tour the country. Here A. Vasudevan talks all things Godot with producer Tom Daldry.

Posted 18:38 Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 In: Performance Tags: Beckett Godot Hastings theatre companies live performance Patrick Kealey Samuel Beckett theatre Theatre Nation Tom Daldry Waiting for Godot
The White Rock Theatre

What’s HOT at The White Rock

HOT”s Paul Way-Rider takes a look at what’s happening at the White Rock Theatre (WRT) this month (and later in the year), including details of shows from top Genesis tribute act The Musical Box, Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers, and more!

Posted 17:59 Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 In: Performance Tags: Jonathon Pie Ronnie Scott's The Levellers The Musical Box White Rock Theatre

Scrooge’s redemption makes for a funny and seasonal Dickens show

Already a popular local tradition, A Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol is back again. Bernard McGinley gets festive and forgets about Bah Humbug!

Posted 19:36 Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 In: Performance Tags: A Penny Pincher's Christmas Carol Albion Bernard McGinley Charles Dickens Dickens Edwin Chadwick John Knowles. Kate Tym Robertsbridge Village Hall White Rock Hotel
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