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Richard Digance
Saturday 23rd September at 7:30pm

Richard Digance is known as one of the great folk entertainers of the 70s and 80s, with his career being acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, from a BAFTA Nomination as a TV entertainer to a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

As well...


Richard Digance at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Chequer Mead Silver Screen presents...
La La Land
Wednesday 27th September at 7:30pm
Winner of 7 Golden Globes, 5 Baftas and 6 Oscars, La La Land is one of the most talked about films of the year.  And what better way to see this modern day romantic musical than on the big screen.

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a struggling jazz pianist and Mia (Emma Stone) an auditioning actress, are drawn together...

La La Land at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


CinemaLive presents...
King Lear: Live from Shakespeares Globe
Thursday 28th September at 7:30pm

King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions.

His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.

Broadcast live to Chequer Mead from...

 King Lear: Live from Shakespeares Globe  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Country Superstars Experience
Friday 29th September at 7:30pm

This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europe’s Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country - Dolly Parton.

Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey back through time meeting some of the most influential...


The Country Superstars Experience at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Shark in the Park
Saturday 30th September at 2:30pm
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!?  

From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage! 

Featuring all 3 of the ‘Shark in the Park’ Series – Shark in...


Shark in the Park at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Autumn Comedy Gala
Saturday 30th September at 7:30pm

This eagerly anticipated night of comedy returns this Autumn with another fab line-up.

ED GAMBLE, the baby-faced comic whose numerous appearances on Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Russell Howard’s Good News, Drunk History, Sweat the Small Stuff, Dave’s One Night Stand to name but a few, headlines...


East Grinstead Autumn Comedy Gala at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Copthorne Players presents...
Little Shop of Horrors
Thursday 5th October to Saturday 7th October

With tongue firmly in cheek, this tuneful and charmingly hilarious doo-wop spoof of 1950s sci-fi disaster movies follows the misadventures of geeky Skid-Row florist, Seymour, whose fortunes change when he discovers an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood.

Dark humour, a lively Motown beat - and an Elvis-loving...


Little Shop of Horrors at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Breakfast at Tiffanys
Wednesday 11th October at 2:00pm
Come and join us for a cream tea and cinema experience.

Start with an afternoon screening of the 1961 classic film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” loosely based on Truman Capote’s novel, and starring Audrey Hepburn as the bewitching Holly Golightly, in probably her most memorable role.

A sumptuous afternoon...

Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Breakfast at Tiffanys at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Life of Pi
Wednesday 11th October at 7:30pm

After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals.

Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels' teenage son, Pi (Suraj Sharma), as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome...


Life of Pi at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


TJ Higgs – the UK’s foremost Psychic Medium
Thursday 12th October at 7:30pm

With her natural, contemporary and accurate presentation, TJ is today firmly placed as the UK’s foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings, live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally.

As well as her appearances on Destiny TV, and ITV3’s The X-tra Factor,...

 TJ Higgs – the UK’s foremost Psychic Medium at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bohemians
Saturday 14th October at 7:30pm

Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring  the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony...


The Bohemians at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Magnificent Music Hall
Wednesday 18th October at 2:30pm

Back by popular demand. Take a trip down memory lane to the glorious and glamourous days of traditional Victorian Music Hall – a truly golden era.

This glittering galaxy of stars from BBC TV’s The Good Old Days will delight and entertain you with songs you love to sing and the jokes you love to hear, as you get...


Magnificent Music Hall at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Hamlet
Thursday 19th October at 7:00pm

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced...


Hamlet at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Friday Night Live
Friday 20th October at 7:30pm
Come and join Friday Night Live, for an evening of acoustic music from a variety of acts.

After the success of June’s Friday Night Live event, this evening returns for another night of acoustic music that supports talented local unsigned artists who covering a wide selection of music genres.

So sit back,...


Friday Night Live at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis
Saturday 21st October at 8:00pm

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 23rd March 2018

Jason is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time, it’s a tour with a twist!!

He is headed to new locations across the country and these intimate gigs will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never...


Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Teddy Bears Picnic
Tuesday 24th October at 2:00pm
Big Bear is inviting you to the best picnic in town!

Bring your favourite Teddy friend down to the Teddy Bear’s Forest and join in the fun.

Little Bear is a bit worried about making new friends but you can help him on his journey as he learns when to be wary, when to be scary and when to be bear-y!...

Teddy Bears Picnic at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Professor Robert Winston presents...
Improve Your Learning
Thursday 26th October at 7:30pm
We all can improve how we learn.  We learn fastest when young, but we can continue effective learning into old age.  If we keep learning we are likely to be healthier, happier and have a useful, longer life. 

This exciting, illustrated talk shows how recent research highlights not only how valuable...

Improve Your Learning at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An Evening with Mr Chris Andre
Friday 27th October at 7:30pm
Having chosen Chequer Mead to host his very first solo Theatre show in the UK back in 2013, Chris Andre make a welcome return this Autumn, for another superb evening of music.

Chris will display his astounding musical talent, with his repertoire covering from soft rock to beautiful ballads and from recognisable Greek...

An Evening with Mr Chris Andre at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Feeling Good, the Michael Buble Tribute show
Saturday 28th October at 7:30pm

Featuring Mitchell Rutter one of the UK’s premiere Michael Buble impersonators, Feeling Good is a musical journey through the story and songs of one of the most important and successful male artists of recent decades.

The show takes you on a journey from Michael’s beginnings, through to hitting the big time, and...


Feeling Good, the Michael Buble Tribute show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Conchord Big Band presents...
Best of the Big Bands, in Aid of Age Uk
Sunday 29th October at 2:30pm

The ConChord Big Band returns with an exciting programme of Big Band music guaranteed to set your foot tapping.

This 17 piece band with singers performs not only your favourite songs and tunes from the era of swing but big band interpretations of more recent popular music.

Roger Hind presents the show adding colour...


Best of the Big Bands, in Aid of Age Uk at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An Evening of Dirty Dancing-The Tribute Show
Friday 3rd November at 7:30pm

Now in its 7th record-breaking year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.

The original concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. A high energy, emotional roller-coaster of an evening with...


An Evening of Dirty Dancing-The Tribute Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Rising Stars Adult Theatre Company presents...
Simply Musical
Thursday 9th November to Friday 10th November
The adult theatre company, Rising Stars, returns with their fifth musical mix extravaganza.

The show is full of songs and dances from hit musicals including Bugsy Malone, Hairspray, My Fair Lady, Mamma Mia, Burlesque, Funny Girl, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls and more! With a mixture of solos and group numbers there...

Simply Musical at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Summer of Love – 50th Anniversary Concert
Saturday 11th November at 7:30pm
Exactly 50 years after one of the most important cultural events in history, The Summer Of Love anniversary concert takes you back on a nostalgic musical journey to that incredible summer of 1967 - an eclectic explosion of flowers, psychedelia, freedom, peace and love and, of course, timeless music that inspired a generation....

The Summer of Love – 50th Anniversary Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


PROFUSION
Sunday 12th November at 2:00pm

PROFUSION features performances from local dance and stage schools, as well as showcasing some of the talents from the local community with sounds provided by the Junior DJ project.



This is a youth production.
PROFUSION at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Liza Sings Streisand
Wednesday 15th November at 7:30pm

Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer and comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, brings her new show Liza Sings Streisand to Chequer Mead for the very first time.

This is no Stars In Their Eyes, this is no Channel 5 biopic, this is sexy, sassy Liza weaving together history,...


Liza Sings Streisand at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Follies
Thursday 16th November at 7:00pm
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to...


Follies at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jim Davidson- 40 Years On
Friday 17th November at 7:30pm

Britains most controversial comedian celebrates an explosive 40 years in show business.

Jim brings to the stage for the first time a truly revealing and hilarious look at his life. From the triumphs to the tragedies.

Jim Davidson as you have never seen him before. A night not to be missed.



Jim Davidson- 40 Years On at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Chequer Meads 21st Birthday Gala
Saturday 18th November at 7:30pm

Come and help celebrate Chequer Mead’s big 21st Birthday, as we welcome back performers who have graced our stage over the years as well as some of those who will be appearing soon too.

Acts include professional theatre stars performing West End numbers, local students from Roshe School of Dancing and Bullfrog Productions...


Chequer Meads 21st Birthday Gala at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


SSAFA presents...
Winter Concert
Tuesday 21st November at 7:30pm

The Winter Concert heralds the start of Christmas!

Brought to you by The Band of the Grenadier Guards, there will be a chance to join in with the singing of seasonal songs.

Book early to avoid disappointment and support SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association), who give essential assistance...


Winter Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Vienna Festival Ballet presents...
Sleeping Beauty
Wednesday 22nd November at 5:00pm and 8:00pm
A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.

The wicked Carbosse casts a spell on Princess Aurora proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger - and die.  The Lilac Fairy changes the spell,...

Sleeping Beauty at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Caroline Wright School of Dance presents...
Let There Be Dance
Sunday 26th November at 2:00pm and 6:30pm

Watch the talented pupils from Caroline Wright School of Dance as they perform their biannual showcase.



This is a youth production.
Let There Be Dance at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Wednesday 29th November at 2:00pm
Come and join us for another cream tea and cinema experience.

Starting off with an afternoon screening of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, the 1953 American musical comedy film, based on the 1949 stage musical and from the 1925 novel. The film stars Marilyn Monroe as the gold-digger ‘Lorelei Lee’, the role most...

Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Chequer Mead Silver Screen presents...
Lion
Wednesday 29th November at 7:30pm
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple.

Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination,...

Lion at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


David Starkey presents...
Henry VIII - The First Brexiteer?
Thursday 30th November at 7:30pm

Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember.

He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally...

Henry VIII - The First Brexiteer? at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Forbidden Nights
Friday 1st December at 8:00pm
Roll Up! Roll Up!

Back by popular demand Forbidden Nights return to Blackfriars with their Sexy Circus and brand new show. Jam-packed with action from opener till finale, it will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Get ready for an evening of sultry delights and heart raising tricks with a seductive infusion of...


Forbidden Nights at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Choral Society presents...
Last Night of the Christmas Proms
Saturday 2nd December at 7:00pm

East Grinstead Choral Society presents its very own take on this highly popular musical occasion, but with a seasonal twist.

You can expect all your favourite carols and other festive music, but you might be in for a surprise in the finale!

With plenty of audience participation, this will be a really fun night...


Last Night of the Christmas Proms at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Forest Row Lifeboat Choir presents...
A Concert of Christmas
Tuesday 5th December at 2:00pm

The Forest Row Lifeboat Choir was formed in 1946 after the loss of the Rye Harbour Lifeboat, "Mary Stanford" and her 17 crew in 1928.

The brother of a crew member lived in Forest Row, met the village postman and moved by the disaster, they formed the choir to sing carols to raise funds for the RNLI which...


A Concert of Christmas at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Christmas Concert – in the Pavilion
Tuesday 5th December at 7:30pm

Choirpower & the Greenstede Singers present their annual Christmas concert.

Join them for an evening of traditional and popular Christmas music, laced with some favourite show songs and some less well—known modern carols, all directed by Marion Shuster. 

Audience singalong is actively encouraged!


Christmas Concert – in the Pavilion at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Young Marx
Thursday 7th December at 7:00pm

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, this new comedy written by Richard Bean and directed by Nicholas Hytner, stars Rory Kinnear as Marx and Oliver Chris as Engels.

It’s 1850, and Karl Heinrich Marx, the 32 year old revolutionary, is a terrifying combination of intellectual brilliance, satiric wit and child-like...


Young Marx at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Christmas Comedy Gala
Friday 8th December at 7:30pm

Quickly becoming the staple of the festive season, the East Grinstead Christmas Comedy Gala is now in its 3rd year!  Join us for another hugely anticipated night of side-splitting comedy.

Our headliner is the brilliant JAMES ACASTER, the master of whimsical comedy.  Not only has James received a record breaking...


East Grinstead Christmas Comedy Gala at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


West End at Christmas
Saturday 9th December at 7:30pm

Direct from its sold out tour last year…

Stars from the West End present a magical evening of entertainment featuring hits from the musicals and the best of Christmas song.

The talented cast have starred in many West End productions and national tours including Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, South Pacific,...


West End at Christmas at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


LP Creatives presents...
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime
Saturday 16th December to Sunday 31st December
Join us for exciting adventure this year...an adventure that will transport us to the 'Frrench' village of 'Marsh de Mello', where a love story is waiting to unfold that will tickle your French Fancy!

This spectacular show has all the elements you'd expect from a professional pantomime and...

 Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An Evening with Arsenal Legends
Tuesday 6th February at 8:00pm
 Three Arsenal legends grace our stage at to talk about their brilliant careers at Arsenal and what it’s like playing at the top level in the beautiful game.

Come and join Paul Merson, Alan Smith (both now Sky Sports pundits) and Perry Groves as they discuss games, dressing room/training ground stories, managers,...

An Evening with Arsenal Legends at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bon Giovi - the premier tribute band to Bon Jovi
Friday 9th February at 7:30pm
Bon Giovi blast onto the stage to perform the greatest hits from Bon Jovi’s extensive career, including Living On A Prayer, It's My Life, Wanted Dead or Alive, not to mention performing rare tracks that even Bon Jovi haven't performed for many years, as well as many others from every album ever produced in one amazing...

Bon Giovi - the premier tribute band to Bon Jovi at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Lakin McCarthy presents...
George Egg - DIY Chef
Friday 23rd February at 7:30pm
Following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell out UK tour, award winning* comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a BRAND NEW SHOW demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

In ‘DIY CHEF’ George‘s doctor has told him he needs to rethink his culinary...

George Egg - DIY Chef at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Absolute Bowie presents...
50 Years of Bowie
Saturday 24th February at 7:00pm
Absolute Bowie are proud to present a brand new stage show “50 Years of Bowie”- a musical journey through the iconic singer's ever changing personas.

David Bowie’s evolving image has mesmerised fans since the early 70’s and for the first time ever Absolute Bowie will take audiences on a trip that presents...

50 Years of Bowie at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Immersion Theatre presents...
The Jungle Book
Thursday 12th April at 2:30pm and 5:30pm

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK!

Filled with catchy music, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the...


The Jungle Book at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Elvis in Vegas
Thursday 19th April at 7:30pm
Its Back! Following the Success of three previous shows
Fisher Stevens returns to the Chequer Mead with his award winning show Elvis in Vegas.

A professionally produced stage show celebrating the Vegas Years of Elvis Presley, this show will take you on a musical journey backed by an exceptionally talented group...


Elvis in Vegas at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead