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The Rudes are back with Macbyrd

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company will soon be back in Markwick Gardens in St Leonards along with their new production, Macbyrd. Picnics are encouraged, blankets to be spread on the grass and then sit back and enjoy the unique, high quality entertainment this theatre company provides. 

Posted 06:30 Wednesday, May 11, 2016 In: Performance Tags: Macbyrd The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

The Bula Loop

The Bula Loop is a poignant and darkly comic piece following a day in the life of a family living with autism. Written and developed by Tom Page and directed by Tim Marriott (Gavin Featherly in the 1990s BBC One sitcom The Brittas Empire). John Knowles writes.

Posted 16:56 Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 In: Performance Tags: Autism Comedy Grace Any Collett John Knowles. The Bula Loop theatre Tim Marriott Tim Page

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Coming to the OB Theatre is some much awaited children’s theatre. The Grimmest of Grimm Tales will appeal to anyone who loves the Brothers Grimm, but wonders why we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the other stories too scarey? Too gruesome? Or just a bit rubbish? John Knowles writes.

Posted 11:00 In: Performance Tags: Family theatre The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Explore The Arch round off the season with magical celebration of English culture and literature

Following on from the huge success of their created houses for Burns Night, St Patrick’s Day and St David’s Day, the Explore the Arch team end their current season applying their own brand of celebration to St George’s Day.

Posted 16:27 Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 In: Performance

Dr David Bramwell gets tricky

In mythology the trickster is a fascinating and often misunderstood archetype. Mercurial, cunning and amoral, his sole purpose seems to be to spread mischief and deceit. Newly returned from flaneuring en France, Dr David Bramwell comes to the Explorers Club in St Leonards to celebrate the prankster. Erica Smith volunteers for the 3-card Monte…

Posted 13:14 Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 In: Performance

Be Part of It! Final call for Hastings Fringe Festival 2016

Heather Alexander – Founder and Artistic Director invites you to the final call-out for potential performers to be part of this exciting celebration of culture and talent. Join her on Saturday 23 April at 2pm in The Hastings Observer Building.

Posted 11:16 Monday, Apr 4, 2016 In: Performance

‘Coldstream’ at the O.B. Theatre

The Observer Building Theatre opened on the 19th of March with ‘Ruff’ by leading feminist theatre company Split Britches. The play dealt with the after effects of a stroke and the loss of identity on their lead actor Peggy Shaw. ‘Ruff’ continues it’s run at the Barbican Theatre London. Now, hot on it’s tail comes a play dealing with the very male dominated world of the war on terror, Coldstream.

Posted 17:14 Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 In: Performance Tags: Barbican Theatre Coldstream Coldstream Guards John Berry Observer Building Ruff Printers Playhouse Simon Jessops Split Britches

Five shamrocks and a host of delights

Did you know that a shamrock exists in five forms as well as not existing at all? Those were the findings of a study conducted twenty years ago in which members of the public submitted the plant they considered to be a shamrock. Not found in botanical listings, the name shamrock is synonymous with the celebration of Irish culture. Five clover type plants were identified as popularly considered a shamrock.

Posted 16:06 Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 In: Performance Tags: Chan Reid Maria MacAteer
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