Coming Soon To The Royal Hippodrome In Eastbourne

Coming Soon To The Royal Hippodrome In Eastbourne

The much-loved family favourite – The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio – is getting an Immersion Theatre makeover in a brand-new musical adaptation which is coming to The Royal Hippodrome Theatre during May half-term.

Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures.

Packed with comedy, audience interaction, and a host of new songs guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish, this high energy musical promises to be the perfect treat for the whole family – and no strings attached.

Performances: Thursday 30th May 1.30pm & 5pm

Tickets: £12 – £14

Tel Box Office: 01323 802020

Website: www.royalhippodrome.com

Christyplays proudly presents a tour of this new play based on the life of legendary Victorian music-hall comedian and pantomime star – Dan Leno, A Royal Jester

Starring Steve Royle from BBC Radio Lancashire & ‘Phoenix Nights’

Written & Directed By David Slattery-Christy

This exciting new play charts the life of Dan Leno who developed his skills as an artist in the Northern and Lancashire Music Halls and became a champion clog dancer, acrobat and comedian. He then went on to become a huge celebrity in the London theatres and established his name as the pre-eminent pantomime star at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where he created some iconic dame roles, and became a favourite of King Edward VII and the Royal family.

Playwright David Slattery-Christy said: “It’s exciting to bring this new play to the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, after its critical success at last year’s Lytham Festival where the Lancashire Evening Post described it as “Comical, gripping and poignant”. Dan Leno’s story is funny and sad in equal measure – and the play also includes some classic music-hall songs of the period.”

“I am flattered and thrilled to be asked to play this legendary music-hall star,” said Steve Royle, adding, “Dan Leno was as passionate about comedy and pantomime as I am and hopefully, I will be able to do him justice. I began as an actor with Oldham Theatre Workshop 30 years ago and I look forward to taking on the role with excitement and fear in equal measure.”

Performance: Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 3.30pm

Tickets: £10 – £12

Tel Box Office: 01323 802020

Website: www.royalhippodrome.com