Chichester Festival Theatre announces winter season

King Charles III runs from  November 30 - December 5.
King Charles III runs from November 30 - December 5.
Tom Chambers as Bobby in Crazy For You. Picture by Richard Davenport

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A compelling mix of drama, family shows, comedy and music will feature in Chichester Festival Theatre’s Winter 2015 season.

Penelope Keith returns in the one-woman play ‘Mrs Pat’ from October 15 – November 7.

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre will perform A Christmas Carol.

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre will perform A Christmas Carol.

Walter & Lenny documents the friendship between Leonard Bernstein and the Dean of Chichester Cathedral, Walter Hussey and runs from November 11-14.

There’s more drama with Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap from November 23-28.

King Charles III runs from November 30 - December 5 following an acclaimed season in the West End.

Single Spies chronicles follows the lives two of the ‘Cambridge Five’ spy ring in the 1950s and runs from February 4-13.

The Youth Theatre returns to the Festival Theatre stage with a revival of A Christmas Carol from December 18 – January 2.

Hetty Feather, based on a novel by Jacqueline Wilson, runs from January 27-31, and Dinosaur Zoo brings prehistoric creatures to life from February 16-20.

Moscow City Ballet returns with Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty from January 5-10.

Gandini are in Chichester on January 20 with a mix of circus, dance and theatre.

There’s comedy with Pam Ayres on February 14 and Stewart Lee on February 20.

Joan Armatrading plays a solo gig on November 20 and Christmas Concerts will return from December 7-12.

The BBC Concert Orchestra returns for two dates on November 18.

This will be followed by musical productions including songs from The Music Man, Kiss Me, Kate and Sweeney Todd on January 22, presented by Ken Bruce for a live Radio 2 broadcast.

There will also be shows by The Band and Bugles of The Rifles on November 21 and Southern Pro Musica’s popular Children’s Concert on January 19.

HMS Pinafore In Concert features a cast of singers and an orchestra on January 21 and the Black Dyke Band performs on January 23. Spotlight On the Edge, a concert in support of Children on the Edge will be on January 24.

Public booking opens on Monday, September 21 (online only) and Thursday, September 24 (phone and in person). Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.