Work hard, play hard!

The Stables Theatre is a local gem, Amber Rudd MP declared as they marked their Diamond Jubilee.

The theatre held a Gala Evening performance of Philip King’s See How They Run directed by Jenny Wiles. The play is set during the height of World War II in a country vicarage and becomes increasingly chaotic.

Speaking after the performance, Amber said: “It was a delight to attend the Stables Theatre Diamond Jubilee Gala Evening last Friday. Clearly a lot of effort was put in by the actors, backstage crew, and staff which made the evening a success.

“It goes to show why the Stables Theatre has been running for such a long time and I look forward to seeing their continued success in the future.”

The Stables Theatre, based at The Bourne in Hastings, was first rescued by the Old Hastings Preservation Society (OHPS) in 1952 when the building was threatened with demolition from the local council. The building was refurbished and the grand opening took place on 16 June 1959. Following several other refurbishments and additions, the Stables Theatre now regularly shows local and other theatrical productions.


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