Tag: Chichester Festival Theatre (page 1 of 3)

King Lear @ The Minerva, Chichester

Ian McKellen as Lear with Phil Daniels as the Fool and Sinead Cusack as Kent.

Way back in the early days of Sitting In The Cheap Seats we had our first opportunity to review a Shakespeare play. In Chichester Festival Theatre’s cosy Minerva space we saw Frank Langella lead a great cast and firmly add to our love of the Bard! Fast forward a few years and we’re back at the Minerva, once again awaiting an award winning actor to take on arguably the finest of roles! Continue reading

Sweet Bird of Youth @ Chichester Festival Theatre

Bright sunshine, a warm breeze and a gleaming classic American car greeted theatregoers in Chichester ahead of the press night for Sweet Bird of Youth, a lesser known but intriguing play from Tennessee Williams. Continue reading

Chichester Festival Theatre Announce 2017 Season

The announcement of a new season at Chichester Festival Theatre is always greeted with excitement here, like spring come early! Of course the 2017 season is all the more exciting as it marks Daniel Evans‘ debut as Artistic Director. Continue reading

Cheap Seats’ Shows of 2016

13709907_1119983671406698_9162716454625310889_n2016 is nearly over and while we’re looking excited to see what 2017 holds it would be remiss of us not to reflect on the shows that have entertained us this year! Continue reading

Peter Pan @ Chichester Festival Theatre

10-chichester-festival-youth-theatres-peter-pan-the-lost-boys-pirates-photo-by-manuel-harlan-193For the last few years, since the birth of this site, one of December’s defining points has been seeing Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s always impressive Christmas productions. So it is that we find ourselves in the cosy surrounds of the festival theatre to see this year’s offering – Peter Pan. Continue reading

Relatively Speaking @ Chichester Festival Theatre

relatively-speaking-robert-powell-liza-goddard-anthony-eden-photo-by-nobby-clark-019I suspect that when Relatively Speaking made its debut back in 1967 it may have raised the odd eyebrow, but half a century later it seems a rather quaint, typically English, look back at a time that was somehow more innocent. Continue reading

Love’s Labours Lost/Much Ado About Nothing @ Chichester Festival Theatre

the company of Much Ado About Nothing

the company of Much Ado About Nothing

There’s something special about seeing a Shakespeare play for the first time – so the chance to see two, on the same day and in linked productions couldn’t be missed. A couple of years ago the Royal Shakespeare Company paired Love’s Labours Lost with Much Ado About Nothing (renamed Love’s Labours Won) in a gorgeous setting amidst the Great War to much acclaim. This year they’ve revived the production, with many of the original cast and have brought it to Chichester Festival Theatre. Continue reading

This House @ The Minerva Theatre, Chichester

this-house_7-kevin-doyle-phil-daniels-david-hounslow-matthew-pidgeon-tony-turner-lauren-oneil-in-this-house-at-chichester-festival-theatre-photo-johan-persson_06787Ahead of Headlong‘s new production of ‘This House’ heading to the West End we dispatched Emma van Kooperen to check it out in the cosy confines of Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. Continue reading

Chichester Festival Theatre Announce Winter Season 2016

Ken-Stott-and-Reece-Shearsmith-in-The-Dresser-Photo-by-Hugo-GlendinningWe’re confirmed fans of Chichester Festival Theatre  here, and for us their announcement of a new season is a bit like Christmas! The Winter 2016 season has a great range of entertainment and there’s sure to be something for everyone’s tastes! Continue reading

Fracked @ The Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Michael-Simkins-in-FRACKED-at-Chichester-Festival-Theatre-Photo-by-Catherine-Ashmore_061While we can lay claim to a lot of things here at Sitting In The Cheap Seats we’ve not, as yet, mastered the act of being in two places at once. As such it was a case of divide and conquer on Friday night as Matt headed to London to see The Fix (review here) while Emma van Kooperen braved the massed Pokemon trainers of Chichester to head to the Minerva Theatre, Here’s her report… Continue reading

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