La Lutte at the Spring Arts Centre, Havant

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The title, La Lutte, is French for The Wrestle, and the show is set in a theatrical environment with floodlights reminiscent of a boxing arena.

In this space, two men challenge themselves and each other in Retina Dance Company’s production to be seen at the Spring Arts Centre, Havant, on Thursday.

The group will also present two new performance pieces as curtain-raisers to La Lutte, working with the Spring-based New Motion Dance Company and with Cowplain School.

Meanwhile Chichester Festival Theatre’s artistic director, Jonathan Church, will be at the Spring on Monday.

He will talk about Making Theatre with Stella Duffy, award-winning author, actor and director, and a patron of Havant Literary Festival which is promoting the event.

· Both events 7.30pm. Tickets: (023) 9247 2700 or