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Chichester Festival Theatre 

winter 2021/22 season arrives

It’s marvellous to see theatres re-opened and Chichester Festival Theatre’s winter season, running until March 2022, does not disappoint. There is drama, comedy, music, dance, literary evenings and family shows. Here is a short glimpse at what’s in store.

From 30th November to 4th December at the Festival Theatre comes The Good Life, based on the much loved 1975 television series. Tom and Barbara are suburban eco-warriors while their next-door neighbours Margo and Jerry are desperately trying to maintain the Surbiton status quo. Stars include award-winning actor, presenter and comedian Rufus Hound and West End, television and film star Preeya Kalidas.

The Good Life

And there has to be a panto at Christmas! From 18th December to 1st January at the Festival Theatre Chichester Festival Youth Theatre bring Pinocchio to life. Geppetto the boatmaker tosses aside a piece of wood; it’s only good for the fire. To his amazement, a voice answers him back. Geppetto picks up the wood and begins to carve – and a small wooden boy is revealed. A puppet, which he names Pinocchio.

Archie Elliott company in CFYTs Pinocchio. Photo by Manuel Harlan

And that’s when the mayhem begins. Pinocchio encounters a host of fascinating characters as he journeys to Wonderland and the world beneath the sea. But he discovers that it isn’t easy hiding the truth – especially when your nose gets longer with every lie you tell!

Visit www.cft.org.uk for all the details about CFT’s impressive season.

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