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Lewes Little Theatre

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Lancaster Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PX
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Betrayal

"An exquisite play, brilliantly simple in form and courageous in its search for poetry that turns betrayal into melancholy beauty"- The GuardianA sharp look into the nature of romantic relationships, Betrayal opens in 1977 when long time lovers Jerry and Emma meet after her marriage to her husband Robert dissolves, and then backtracks all the way to 1968 when their affair first began.Written by Harold Pinter in 1978, Betrayalis unique in being largely autobiographical- inspired by his seven year affair with Joan Bakewell, while he was married to Vivien Merchant, and before he married Antonia Fraser.

Sat 17 Mar

£8–£12

Mon 19 Mar

£8–£12

Tue 20 Mar

£8–£12

Wed 21 Mar

£8–£12

Thu 22 Mar

£8–£12

Fri 23 Mar

£8–£12

Sat 24 Mar

£6–£12

£8–£12

Dial M For Murder

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder…In early 1950, Frederick Knott, holed up in a cottage next to his parents' home in Sussex, crafted Dial M for Murder, a play that was to become one of the most celebrated stage thrillers in history.Directed by Derek Watts.

Sat 12 May

£8–£12

Mon 14 May

£8–£12

Tue 15 May

£8–£12

Wed 16 May

£8–£12

Thu 17 May

£8–£12

Fri 18 May

£8–£12

Sat 19 May

£6–£10

£8–£12

The Merchant Of Venice

Shakespeare's controversial play The Merchant of Veniceexplores the themes of sex, love, betrayal, honesty, money forgiveness.Though classified in the Folio of 1623 as a comedy and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps best known, particularly in the 20th and 21st Centuries, for its dramatic scenes and famous speeches.Directed by Shaun Hughes.

Fri 29 Jun

£8–£12

Sat 30 Jun

£6–£10

Mon 2 Jul

£8–£12

Tue 3 Jul

£8–£12

Wed 4 Jul

£8–£12

Thu 5 Jul

£8–£12

Fri 6 Jul

£8–£12

Sat 7 Jul

£8–£12

Patience By Gilbert And Sullivan

Patience, a light opera, by Gilbert and Sullivan is the duos extremely witty, infrequently performed little masterpiece about the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880s, with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore. Every tune is memorable, every word worth hearing, and the humour is as fresh as it was at the first performance.

Sat 29 Dec

£12–£20

Lewes Little Theatre

Lewes Theatre Club was founded by the Rev. Kenneth Rawlings in 1939 to give the people of Lewes and the surrounding villages the opportunity to see and be involved in theatre. He and his friends set high standards which the Club has tried to live up to ever since. Members have worked hard over the years to enlarge and improve the theatre but they always give priority to the quality of their stage productions. Now more than 70 years later, the Club has grown to serve a wide catchment area covering much of Sussex.

The premises in Lancaster Street have been expanded and now provide a comfortable 154-seater theatre with foyer and bar facilities for members and their guests. The Club presents 6 to 8 main stage productions every year, between October and July, and additional foyer events give a broad range of theatrical experiences.

The Club also has a thriving Youth Theatre Club that meets every Thursday in term time, they also present productions either in the foyer or on the main stage; some of the group are often involved with the main stage productions.

Everybody involved in the Club - actors, directors, back-stage and Front of House support, set designers and builders, light and sound staff, costume makers and many more - give their time freely and without payment.

You will find that there is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere extended to all members and guests. Whether you wish to take an active role in the Club, or simply come and see the productions, we want you to enjoy your membership. We look forward to seeing you at the Theatre.

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