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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For Entertainment Purposes Only by Philip Ayckbourn
This is billed as an evening of comedy shorts and songs which is… exactly what it is. Philip Ayckbourn takes a freewheeling ride through the imagination and explores the realms of the absurdly offbeat, the comically parodying, the amusingly touching, the playfully engaging and at times the deliciously nonsensical.
Wed 31 Jan 2024
Thu 1 Feb 2024
Fri 2 Feb 2024
Hangmen by Martin McDonagh
Despite professing to hate theatre, Martin McDonagh is widely regarded as one of the greatest dramatists of his generation. He burst onto the scene in the late nineties with two trilogies of violent, black comedies set in Ireland which started with The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Hangmen was written in 2015 and it represents…
Sat 16 Mar 2024
Mon 18 Mar 2024
Tue 19 Mar 2024
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called in to unravel the mystery concerning the death of Sir Charles Baskerville. An ancient curse, a killer on the loose and the howl of the spectral hound mean that the pair must work fast if they are to save the only remaining heir to the Baskerville estate.
Wed 6 Dec
Thu 7 Dec
Fri 8 Dec
The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare first published in 1602. Although nominally set late in the reign of Henry IV or early in the reign of Henry V, the play easily exists in contemporary middle-class life. The ever-appealing story has been performed continuously across the world and has been…
Sat 6 Jul 2024
Mon 8 Jul 2024
Tue 9 Jul 2024
Sheila's Island by Tim Firth
The play is a rewrite of Tim Firth’s hit Neville’s Island. Firth is quoted as saying: ‘the weaponry may be different, but the reasons for combat are fundamental human frailties, insecurities and defensive mechanisms, common to us regardless of sex… the ways that the adult humans react are, I think, as alive now as they…