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Defending the Caveman - Worthing's Pavilion Theatre

Local favourite Mark Little returns to Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre, direct from the West End , with his critically acclaimed show Defending the Caveman.

 A year ago Mark previewed his one-man show at the Pavilion before embarking on a successful West End run at the Leicester Square Theatre.  Now he returns to the scene of his first shows after receiving an Oliver Award which named Defending the Caveman ‘Best Entertainment’.

 Once again Mark will defend the male species in a role that was created and performed by Rob Becker in San Francisco in 1991 and remains the longest-running solo play in Broadway history. The play crosses all cultural barriers with its timeless and funny look at modern relationships and has been translated into 16 different languages. Amid the hilarity, Defending the Caveman is so accurate, it is supported by RELATE, the UK ’s largest relationship, counselling and sex-therapy provider.

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Valentine's Day Love Music -Romantic afternoon from young classical stars

Worthing’s County Youth Orchestra will be joined by Worthing Symphony Orchestra’s conductor John Gibbonsas they  present a sumptuous feast of romantic music for a Valentine concert.

 The young Russian soprano Anna Gorbachyova and Italian tenor Dominic Natoli will combine their voices to bring life to some of the most beautiful romantic music of all time.

 Dominic’s recent performances include Verdi’s Requiem with Gustavo Dudamel, performances on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night and the role of Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly for the Danish National Opera.  Anna is studying for a Masters at the Royal College of Music and has won prizes from the college a well as in the Siena International Opera Singing Competition and Antonin Dvorak Vocal Competition.

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Discover the dramatic world behind Worthing Theatres

If you have always wanted the chance to look behind the curtains at Worthing Theatres and find out what happens after the applause fades, now is your chance.

  For one day only Worthing Theatres are opening their doors to give you full access to all three entertainment venues.  Simply visit the Assembly Hall or Pavilion and Connaught Theatres between 12pm and 4pm on Sunday January 31.  You can explore the historic buildings at leisure or if there is a specific area you would like to see, a member of staff will greet and guide you. Refreshments will be available throughout the day at the Pavilion and Connaught theatres.

 There will be plenty to see at every theatre

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Not-so-silly Millie: An appreciation of Millie Niss

Newly co-published by Furtherfield and The Hyperliterature Exchange is an appreciation of Millie Niss, the writer and new media artist, who died in November of last year.  

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Valentine's special for Matt's Comedy Club 2010 opener

It's the first night coming up of the 2010 season for Matt's Comedy Club – Worthing's only regular family-friendly comedy club.

Lined up for a Valentine's Special on Friday 12 February (8pm) at The Dome Function Suite, Marine Parade, Worthing, is headliner Andy Kind – one of the hardest working stand-ups on the circuit, a charming chap described by the Guardian as "hilarious".

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Theatre Akimbo at community centre open day

On Saturday 9th January 2010, Worthing based Theatre Akimbo will be performing a short monologue, Buttons, as part of St Paul’s open day.

Theatre Akimbo will be performing the monologue, amongst other events going on throughout the day, to launch the start of their residency at the venue which is now opened as a community and arts centre.

Buttons is written by award winning Ella Hickson and forms part of the award winning ‘Eight’ which premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2008. Presented in Theatre Akimbo’s trade mark innovative style of theatre with strong language illustrating this snippet of a man’s life who suffers from a niche syndrome, it is not for the feint hearted.

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And - Chapters 9-16

"Mr Thornton walked rapidly, without awaiting Dixon's slow movements. Margaret stood by the tea-table, resolved. The lines in her father's face were soft and waving, with a frequent undulating kind of trembling, the dreamy lids a considerable distance from the eyes. Mr Thornton's straight brows fell low, principally about the lips, one moment stretching from earth to sky and filling all the width of the horizon, at the next obediently compressed into a vase."

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Coventry chip shop becomes theatre space

Coventry based Theatre Absolute are opening a theatre in an empty shop.

The forty seat theatre opens on 10th December 2009 with a rehearsed reading of their award winning play ‘Car’.

In what is thought to be the UK’s first professional empty shops theatre, a former fish and chip shop in the heart of Coventry is set to take centre stage as internationally recognised Theatre Absolute base themselves at the shop for 18 months – producing a wide range of live theatre performances.

The company have secured support from the local authority Coventry City Council and the Arts Council England ‘Empty Spaces’ initiative.

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London Churches, Part 2

"Coffee stall by the front entrance. People drinking coffee in the shade of a tree. More or less everyone in suits. Business coffee-break. Giles, meet me at half-two, outside the church, for a power-espresso. Stockbrokers, financiers, commodity-dealers. I don't do tangibles, I do invisibles, I'm into futures, that's where the big money is. Right in front of the church steps. If Jesus were to pay an unexpected visit, I wonder if he'd knock their tables over?"

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Nine Comedians & Carols: church hosts seasonal silliness

Matt’s Comedy Club completes its first full year with a Christmas show with a difference: Nine Comedians and Carols at St Matthew’s Church on 27 November (8pm).

Join a galaxy of comedic and musical talent in an evening that explores the Christmas story via stand-up, sketches, music, video, banter, carols, mince pies, mulled wine and much hilarity.