There’s no business like show business and each week we’re going to put one lucky listener in the spotlight by giving away a pair of tickets to a production at one of Worthing’s wonderful theatres.
The home of the very best shows on the touring circuit, and with something to suit all ages and theatrical tastebuds, at Worthing Theatres you can be assured of star treatment.
All you need to do is register your details below and then a winner will be drawn every Thursday. If your name is drawn then you’ll win the tickets for this weeks chosen show (shown below).
To find out more about what’s on at Worthing Theatres visit www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
This Week's Show is...
Not About Heroes
Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing. BN11 1LG
Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18
7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm
Tickets: £14.50, concessions £2 off, Friends of Worthing Theatres £11.50
Box office: 01903 206 206 or online at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Blackeyed Theatre Company visits Worthing’s Connaught Theatre on October 17 and 18 with a revival of Stephen MacDonald’s Not About Heroes to mark the centenary of the beginning of The First World War.
Stephen MacDonald's play chronicles the unique and deepening friendship that developed between war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, from their first meeting in 1917 at the Craiglockhart War hospital where they were both were being treated for 'war neurosis'. It follows them to their final meeting in August 1918, shortly before Owen's return to active duty.
Seen through the eyes of the older Sassoon, who is remembering events from fourteen years previously, the play interweaves extracts from their real diaries, letters and poems, suggesting that their intense friendship was key to unlocking Wilfred Owen's ability to write poetry and that it had a liberating effect on him a man.
The play is an exploration of love, war and a friendship that changed the face of British poetry. It is directed by Eliot Giuralarocca and stars previous Royal Shakespeare Company actors James Howard in the role of Siegfried Sassoon and Ben Ashton, taking the role of Wilfred Owen.
Director, Eliot Giuralarocca, said “The friendship between Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon was forged 100 years ago, in the unique circumstances of the First World War and left us poetry that still burns brightly today. I hope my production of Not About Heroes will give the audience a visceral and sensual theatrical
experience that brings their moving story to life”.