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2022 – The Rudes ‘Gods and Dogs’ tour

Friday 27th May to Sunday 31st July 



‘Theatre & Jazz in a Little Top’ week in Eastbourne

Wednesday 3rd  to Sunday 7th August

All shows start at 7.30, except Tapeley Park, Bideford, which starts at 7.00. Come from 6.00 for a picnic


Tickets are available now by clicking on the links below.

Covid issues – Because of course the pandemic is still going on we can’t be certain everything will happen as planned here, but we are assuming with reasonable confidence that, as the majority of  our performances are outdoors and the few that aren’t are in a tent where the sides can be rolled up if necessary, that we will be permitted to go ahead. But watch this space! Take reasonable care and follow the Government advice. This will be updated if and as regulations change.



Programmes are cheaper – £2 – if you buy in advance when buying tickets. On the night they will be £3. Collect pre-paid for programmes on the night as you book in at the reception tent.


Small group special option! – Group of four adults or seniors. They must be in a group booked, arriving & sitting together All tickets £19 each!! You save £2 on the seniors’ tickets and £3 on the adult tickets. NOTE! When asked to add names for the Group of 4 ticket, just put one name in in the box, not four.

Large groups of ten or more adults or seniors – You need to book by emailing or phoning (01323-501260) the company. They can’t be booked online! For the whole group to be seated together they will have to arrive together. All tickets £18 each. You save £3 on the seniors’ tickets and £4 on the adult tickets!!

Adults (18 to 64) £22.00, Seniors (65+ & retired) £21.00, Students (18+ & in full time education) £15.00, Children (7 to 17) £10.00 & Families (any two adults or seniors & two children) £54.00.

If you do not have a Paypal account –  use the credit or debit card ‘Check out as a guest’ option which is further down the page when you book & come to pay.

Online ticket sales close at 11.00pm the evening before the date of the show – This does not mean we are sold out. In these circumstances ring 01323-501260 to reserve tickets, or just come. We cannot guarantee, however, that you will get in, but worth a try.

ADVICE – Please note

Seating – Bring your own low backed chairs (average shoulder height). Tall chairs obstruct people’s view & they may not be admitted. Note that chairs are provided for the ‘little top’ week in Eastbourne.

Clothing – Wear warm clothes. It can get cold.

Opening time – We open one & half hours before the show starts.

Children & babies – The show is aimed at adults & is not a so-called ‘family show’, but mature children will enjoy it as long as they are prepared to sit & not run about. Do not bring babies ideally. However much we love them, they do distract. However, if you are confident they will be quiet then ok, but take them out if they make any kind of noise.

Dogs – Quiet dogs are welcome; please take out dogs that want to join in. Blind dogs only, however, for the ‘little top’ week.

Rain – We do not continue in heavy rain. If the show is cancelled before curtain up money will be refunded; if we cancel once the show is under way money will not be refunded, but you may come free to any subsequent performance as long as you re-book & tickets are available. Umbrellas must only be raised when the show comes to a stop.

The ‘Little Top’ week in Eastbourne – Please read carefully

For more information CLICK HERE

Covid regulations – If Government Covid regulations are in place on the day of the performance we may have to restrict numbers. This will be done according to when you booked. The earlier you booked the more likely it is you will gain entry. If we are not allowed to admit you because numbers are too high then you will be reimbursed.

Do not come if you have Covid symptoms such as a high temperature. Wait to be seated where the House Manager puts you, avoid too much movement around the tent & wait at the end to be let out. Always think of others. More details will be published on our website nearer the time about current rules. Shove up & don’t leave gaps.

Note – This event is in a circus tent.

Entrance time – You will be allowed in from 6.00pm.

Wait to be seated – You will have to wait to be seated where the House Manager puts you. Note that because seating is restricted by space we will liaise with you in advance about how we will fit your group in. It is important you give us contact details as you book therefore.

Seating – Seating is provided. Don’t bring your own chairs; they won’t be admitted.

Rugs – There will be no sitting on rugs.

Children under 7 – They come free if they sit on laps or must pay for a seat. Don’t let little children run about. Please take them out if they are noisy. This event isn’t for children of this age, however. Please do not bring babies unless you are sure they will be quiet. Take them out if they aren’t.

Dogs – They are not permitted unless they are blind dogs. It is very important we know in advance if you are going to bring a blind dog so we can seat you appropriately.

Picnics – Picnics are allowed on the field, but not in the tent, except on your laps.

Special requirements – If you need to sit at the front because of impaired vision or hearing, or are coming in a wheelchair,  it is very important that you book early and discuss the problem with us by ringing 01323-501260.

Protecting your data – Please read before you continue

New regulations require us to properly protect your data, so this is what we do:

  • We will ask you for your name, address, email address and telephone number.
  • We require this information in order to keep you informed about productions, promotions and events – and in order that you may wish to support us financially.
  • You can unsubscribe immediately in receipt of our first newsletter.
  • We will update the information which you have given to us if it becomes out of date.
  • The data provided will be automatically deleted if it becomes out of date or no longer is required for the purpose for which it was originally gathered and stored.
  • You can at any time access your data by making a request by email and we will deal with that request within three weeks.
  • You can ask at any time by email for your data to be deleted or forgotten and your request will be complied with and we will confirm compliance by an email response.
  • We confirm that we will not use your data for any profiling, automatic or otherwise, and neither will we share your data with any other individuals or organisations.
  • We store your data in a password protected system which is accessed only by authorised officers of the company. This information is accessed only for the purposes and aims set out in the second paragraph above and is not shared nor forwarded to any other party. In the event of accidental loss or this data falling into the hands of an unauthorised third party we will report such event to you and the data supervising authority within 72 hours as required by the Regulation.
  • In order to gather and store data from you, you must understand and consent to the above.

NOTE –  By ticking on any ‘Book now’ button you are agreeing to the above bases for collecting your data. 




Rowledge, Surrey - Cherryfields, Fullers Road, Rowledge GU10 4DF


Alton, Hampshire - Thedden Grange, Alton, Wivelrod Road GU34 4AU


Conford, Hampshire, The Village Hall Field, Conford, Liphook GU30 7QJ


Ropley, Hampshire - The Recreation Ground, Ropley SO24 0DJ


Walton-on-Thames, Surrey - Riverside Park, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF


Marden, Kent - Southons Field, Maidstone Road, Marden TN12 9AB


Hadlow Down, East Sussex - The Cricket Field, School Lane, Hadlow Down TN22 4HY


Plumpton Green, East Sussex - The Green, Station Road, Plumpton Green BN7 3BQ


Haslemere, Surrey - Haslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere Surrey GU27 2LA


Halnaker, West Sussex - Halnaker Park Cottage, Halnaker, near Chichester PO18 0QH


Bexhill, East Sussex - Egerton Park, 45 Egerton Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3HN


Baltonsborough, Somerset - Tilham Farm, Baltonsborough, Glastonbury BA6 8QA


Tapeley Park, Devon - Bideford EX39 4NT. Book through The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington


Bristol - St Andrews Park, Effingham Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS6 5AX


Sheet, Hampshire - The Recreation Ground, Inman lane, Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2AN


Sandhurst, Kent - The Sports Ground, Marsh Quarter Lane, Sandhurst, Kent TN18 5NY


East Dean, East Sussex - East Dean and Friston Recreation Ground, Gilberts Drive, East Dean, East Sussex BN20 0DG



Burwash, East Sussex - Swan Meadow, Burwash TN19 7ER


Lewes, East Sussex - Southover Grange Gardens, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB


Lewes, East Sussex - Southover Grange Gardens, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB


Duncton, West Sussex - The Village Hall field, Duncton, Petworth GU28 0JY


Whitstable, Kent - Tower Hill Tea Gardens, Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW


Wadhurst, East Sussex - Wadhurst Primary School field, 2 Sparrows Green Road, Wadhurst TN5 6SR


Lyminge, Kent - Tayne Field, Church Road, Lyminge, Kent CT18 8JA


Rushlake Green, East Sussex - The Green, Rushlake Green, Warbleton, East Sussex TN21 9QH


Slaugham, West Sussex - Slaugham Ruins, Slaugham Place, Staplefield Road, Slaugham, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6A


Arlington, East Sussex - The Village Hall field, Polegate BN26 6SE


Hambledon, Hampshire - The Village Hall field, West Street, Hambledon PO7 4RW


Droxford, Hampshire - The Old Rectory, The Square, Droxford, Hampshire SO32 3RB


Fairseat, Kent - The Village Hall field, Virgo Road, Fairseat, Sevenoak TN15 7LU


Tarrant Monkton, Dorset - East Farm, High Street, Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8RY


Stourpaine, Dorset - The Village Hall field, Stourpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 8TJ


Bradford Abbas, Dorset - Mill Farm, Bradford Abbas, Dorset DT9 6RE


The Recreation Ground, Station Road, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum DT11 8EL


Henfield, East Sussex - Sussex Prairie Garden, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT


Waldron, East Sussex - The Star Inn, Whitehouse Ln, Waldron, Heathfield TN21 0RA


Dial Post, West Sussex - The Village Green, Dial Post, Horsham RH13 8NH


Hartfield, East Sussex - The Croft, Hartfield TN7 4AD


Ashford, Kent - Godinton House, Godinton Lane, Ashford TN23 3BP

AUGUST - Eastbourne 'Little Top' week


Eastbourne, East Sussex - 'The Little Top', Helen Gardens, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN20 7X


Eastbourne, East Sussex - 'The Little Top', Helen Gardens, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN20 7X


Eastbourne, East Sussex - 'The Little Top', Helen Gardens, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN20 7X


Eastbourne, East Sussex - 'The Little Top', Helen Gardens, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN20 7X


Eastbourne, East Sussex - 'The Little Top', Helen Gardens, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN20 7X