Chichester Festival Theatre’s Winter season offers a varied array of some of the best touring productions currently on offer in the UK.
Five-star shows coming direct from the West End include Life of Pi, Noises Off and 2:22 A Ghost Story, while star-studded dramas range from A Voyage Round My Father with Rupert Everett to The Merchant of Venice 1936 with Tracy‑Ann Oberman, and Jane Asher in Somerset Maugham’s The Circle.
The original cast of Drop the Dead Donkey are reuniting on stage, and the Nina Simone-inspired Black is the Color of My Voice arrives following a sell-out tour.
Christmas at CFT this year will be a true family affair as, alongside Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s new dramatisation of The Jungle Book for ages 7+, there’s a perfect first musical for ages 3 – 7 in the Minerva: the Unicorn Theatre production of Stiles & Drewe’s The Three Billy Goats Gruff directed by Chichester’s new Artistic Director Justin Audibert. And for the first time ever, Father Christmas himself is taking up residence in Santa’s Grotto.
There’s also a plethora of music, comedy and performance from favourites such as Judi Dench, Rob Brydon, Fisherman’s Friends and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and lots more entertainment for families, on stage and off.