Chichester is a fantastic place to visit, offering plenty to see and do. It offers picturesque views, historical charm and plenty of coast and countryside options to fully immerse yourself in the surroundings of Chichester life.
Whether visiting Chichester for the first time or on a returning visit; you will want to experience everything this lovely little place has to offer, including beautiful walks, fine wine and dining locations and, of course, wonderful theatre and cultural options to enhance to your stay.
The Chichester Festival Theatre, founded by Leslie Evershed-Martin in 1962, and The Minerva Theatre, two of Chichester’s most established theatrical houses open their doors to bring the future and most traditional of theatrical and art-based productions to their audience.
Here are a few of the must-see upcoming shows of the summer, so be sure not to miss out!
Pressure, The Minerva Theatre, 31st May – 28th June 2014
A new play created by David Haig offers a slight insight into the D-Day landings, set in June 1944 when the nation looked up into the skies in fear. The show returns to the little-known story of the D-Day landings seventy years later and thrillingly explores the responsibilities of leadership, the personal toil of taking a stand and the challenges of prophecy.
‘Sharp, witty and affecting’ – 5 STARS, The Observer
Miss Julie, The Minerva Theatre, 4th July – 9th August 2014
Miss Julie, originally by August Strindberg, portrays a unique and modern take on the original 1888 Strindberg play by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The piece explores the ideology of sex, power and class and the ever on-going battle of the sexes between master and servant.
Black Comedy, The Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 4th July – 9th August 2014
A well respected, ‘devilishly quick and modishly chic’ production piece from Peter Shaffer, Black Comedy was originally commissioned in 1965 by the legendary Kenneth Tynan to accompany a National Theatre production of Miss Julie, with Maggie Smith and Albert Finney amongst the cast.
Both plays are due to re-premier together at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester as a collaboration show of two one-act plays to celebrate the work of popular playwright, Peter Shaffer.
Amadeus, The Festival Theatre, Chichester, 12th July – 2nd August 2014
This internationally celebrated and multi award-winning play is set to amidst the splendour of 18th Century Vienna. This thrilling, and wickedly funny play (which was adapted into an Oscar-winning movie) showcases human ambition versus heavenly genius in what becomes a battle of life and death. Originally written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Chichester Festival Theatre’s own Artistic Director Jonathan Church. Part of the celebration season of Peter Shaffer.
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