Devonshire West Big Local funded The Hive (Mencap) to create visibility within theatre and the performing arts in Eastbourne.


The workshops (including script writing, prop and costume making /design, film making & drama) have all been hugely successful and well attended. They’ve helped people to explore new mediums of art, gain new skills and build confidence.

Lots of photographic and film evidence has been gathered, and we’ll be creating a film journal to document the 9 month journey from concept to final production.

As part of the film making workshops ShowBox members took their ideas and questions to the community, interviewing and filming local Eastbourne residents about their upcoming show.

Beyond The Disco is an original variety show musical

Jenny and Ben meet at the disco and it’s love at first sight. However, the quest for love does not run smoothly as they fight for their independence. Will love conquer all beyond this disco?

ShowBox members will also be collaborating with Trapdoor Theatre production, East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, The Hospice Community Choir, The Normans (a local band) and two local street dancers Anya Champagne and Ashleigh Giles both from Eastbourne.

This will be a real community event that you won’t want to miss – So we look forward to seeing you all at The Royal Hippodrome, October 15th 7pm for Beyond the Disco!