What’s On this weekend in Sussex
Fri 18 - Sun 20 Oct
Cabaret Boheme: Spook-a-licious, The Old Market, Hove, Sat 19 Oct
It’s not quite Halloween, but here’s an early excuse to vamp things up. Cabaret Boheme are putting on a spooktacular night of tantalising Burlesque, Cabaret and Circus. Featuring the ‘creatures of the underworld’ who have just completed the Blacklace Burlesque course.
Private Peaceful, The Capitol, Horsham, Thurs 17 Oct
Compelling drama Private Peaceful hits Horsham on Thursday 17 October, based on the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo. An 18-year-old First World War soldier awaits the firing squad at dawn and looks back on his short but eventful life. £18.50. Suitable for ages 8+
Mud Monsters Run, near East Grinstead, Sun 20 Oct
Are you up for tackling the fun Mud Monsters Run obstacle course challenge near East Grinstead? Grab your partner or friends and take on slides, walls, tyres, streams, monkey bars and more in pursuit of a medal. There are 5km, 10km and 20km circuits to choose from and the spirit is camaraderie more than competition. The next Mud Monsters Run is on Sun 20 Oct June. Entry from £49, with discounts for teams of 10+
Macbeth, Chichester Festival Theatre, Sat 21 Sept – Sat 26 Oct
TV’s John Simm and Dervla Kirwan, who also have plenty of stage experience between them, star in a modern take on the juiciest of Shakespeare’s tragedies – Macbeth, at Chichester Festival Theatre. It’s an innovative staging with projections and a glass stage. Read the Muddy review. Tickets are from £10. Look out too for shows coming up at a new spiegeltent at the theatre in October.
Battle Festival of Arts and Music, Battle, throughout Oct
Festival events this year in the historic town are as diverse as Laurel and Hardy and Wizard of Oz screenings, talks on restoring meadows and conspiracy theories, ceramics and classical music – including a family-friendly Carnival of the Animals with crafts and a concert.
Octoberbest, Brighton & Hove, Fri 4 – Sun 20 Oct
Bargain feasting alert! 25 of Brighton and Hove’s top eateries are involved in this year’s Octoberbest, offering special £20 menus and deals until the end of the month. They include independent favourites like 64 Degrees, The Coal Shed, Cin Cin, Murmur, Plateau, Bincho Yakitori and Lucky Khao plus Brighton Food Tours. We’re out of the blocks already on this one. Get booking yourself!
The Tiger Who Came to Tea art exhibition, Bateman’s, Burwash, until 3 Nov
Get up close to the artwork from Judith Kerr’s classic children’s book at Rudyard Kipling’s Jacobean house and follow the tie in garden trail. The display marks the 50th anniversary of its publication. Free with normal house admission charges.