In the spotlight! Providing an oasis of positivity in a desert gloom

Are you a performer? Would you like to be a performer? Do you just want to show off? We’re living in strange times, we’re told we need to stay at home, to isolate ourselves from others, the news is all a bit depressing. At Hastings In Focus we’ve been thinking about what we can do […]

The accidental playwright – the ‘nugget of history that deserved a platform’

There’s a very special play coming to The Stables Theatre next month that will be entertaining, amusing and thought provoking all at the same time. It’s particularly poignant too that with International Women’s Day happening on Sunday rehearsals for Blue Stockings, directed by Aisling Tigwell, are ramping up in advance of opening night in a […]

What’s coming to The Stables is ‘Beyond Words”

Hastings School of Contemporary Dance (HSCD) presents Beyond Words at The Stable Theatre from next Thursday (February 20th) until Saturday (22nd) with performance at 7.30pm Under the direction of Francesca Grando, Beyond Words will be an evening of inspirational dance. Students from HSCD will perform a range of styles including Contemporary, Ballet and Acro Dance. […]

There’s a whole load of ‘Pressure’ at The Stables next month

Pressure by David Haig is coming to The Stables Theatre next month. It’s June 1944, the clock is ticking down, in just 72 hours the biggest invasion the world has ever seen will cross the English Channel – Operation Overlord will be underway. The fate of 350,000 allied troops and the future of Europe rests […]

Treasure Island: ‘a rollicking Christmas show’ at Stables

Coming next at Stables Theatre is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, a version adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Niall Whitehead and Barbara Ward. For those who don’t know what the story is about it’s set on a dark and stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper’s son, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. […]

Classic Irish drama and Little Theatre conference comes to The Stables

Neil Sellman chairman of Stables Theatre says he is delighted The Stables is hosting this year’s Little Theatre Guild South East Region Conference from Friday 20th to Sunday September 22nd coupled with a performance of Conor McPherson’s The Weir.. Conference delegates will be welcomed with a supper at the White Rock Hotel on the Friday […]

Stables showcases talents of local teenagers

Social media and mental health are some of issues that youngsters have been highlighting in a drama project at the Stables Theatre. About 30 young people took part in the Stables 1066 Youth Theatre Summer Workshop Project called Hollow which showcased at the theatre in The Bourne on Friday. The annual project, which involves workshops, […]

Celebrating 20 years of transatlantic theatrical memories

A party of 20 Americans and their hosts stepped back in time to see the site where the Battle of Hastings was fought almost 1,000 years ago. Members of the Chicago Heights Drama Group are coming to the end of their two week visit to Hastings where they have been performing the satire, The Musical […]