Don’t Miss: Tipping Point, Brighton Dome, April 5 and 6

Tipping Point Thurs 5 & Fri 6 April, 7.30pm Brighton Dome Concert Hall £12.50, £15* Under 16s half price, Under 26s £10 Tipping Point is the exhilarating, award-winning new show by masters of aerial theatre Ockham’s Razor. Performed in the round with the audience drawn in...
Posted On 31 Mar 2018 at 4:58 pm

(Brighton and) Hove Grown – it’s the festival finale

There are more than a dozen performances lined up for the final few days of (Brighton and) Hove Grown – a feast of local talent. The performing arts festival – open to all disciplines – primarily focuses on theatre, comedy, cabaret, spoken word and workshops. The shows tomorrow...
Posted On 30 Mar 2018 at 8:44 pm

‘No Man’s Land’ – 30 years in the making, but totally worth it!

This evening, the Brighton & Hove News were fortunate to have attended the first aural outing of ‘No Man’s Land’ at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (on the University of Sussex campus in Falmer). The unique spatial sound installation event runs until Friday 13th...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018 at 12:28 am

‘No Man’s Land’ a journey from Brighton beach to around the world

Embark on a journey in sound under the surface of the ocean in Chris Watson’s ‘No Man’s Land’ this spring. Chris Watson’s ‘No Man’s Land’ is an audio installation that celebrates the sounds, rhythms and music from deep below the surface the world’s seas and oceans. Taking...
Posted On 26 Mar 2018 at 7:38 pm

It’s the start of the pier show with a confident Treason cast

It’s the start of an end of the pier show tradition if the confident performance by the Treason Show cast last night is anything to go by. The long-running satirical sketch show, peppered with some excellent songs, opened in Horatio’s Bar on the Palace Pier, Brighton, on Friday...
Posted On 25 Mar 2018 at 11:36 pm

Review: wit and warmth from Enter The Dragons

Enter The Dragons A+E Comedy The Old Market, Hove 22 March – 24 March 2018 I don’t particularly like comedy. I just don’t find it very funny, generally speaking. I didn’t laugh at Harry Enfield, Brass Eye, The IT crowd. Motherland gave me existential...
Posted On 25 Mar 2018 at 12:57 pm

The Rose Hill – Brighton’s new music and arts venue – puts on Dipper Malkin

It’s always heartwarming when you discover exactly how resilient the people of Brighton can be. Take for instance the case of the Rose Hill Tavern sandwiched between London Road and Ditchling Road. It was built in 1840 and the building became a public house in 1870 and ran as one...
Posted On 24 Mar 2018 at 12:08 am

It’s Treason on the pier as one Brighton institution joins another

The long-running Treason Show has moved to a new home in Brighton – at the end of the pier! The satirical comedy show goes live at Horatio’s, the bar on the Palace Pier, for the first time next week – with performances on Friday 23 March and Saturday 24 March. The show, now in...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 2:21 am

Review: the clock is ticking in ‘Unexploded Ordnances’ by Split Britches

“Get out your phones!” commands ‘Madam President’, “and set an alarm for 60 minutes”. Thus are the limits set for Unexploded Ordinances, the award-winning show from Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches, co-written with Hannah Maxwell. The action takes place...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018 at 12:47 pm

Interview: Emma Edwards and Abigail Dooley talk about their new show Enter The Dragons

“Imagine the W.I. run by the Mighty Boosh” says Emma Edwards of A+E Comedy about their award-winning show. I spoke earlier to Emma and her co-creator Abigail Dooley to get the lowdown on Enter The Dragons – a show “for anyone who’s considered ageing”. What’s the show about?...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 4:44 pm

The UK’s first all-female Cyr Troupe is on a roll

‘Hyena’ by Alula Cyr The Old Market 04 March 2018 “She is the one who turns like a great wheel. She is the maker of cycles. She is the one we leave home for and come home to. She is the mucky root of all women.” So begins the description of the debut show from t...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018 at 12:35 pm

I’d Be Lost Without It

I’d Be Lost Without It Wet Picnic The Old Market 25 Feb 2018 Wet Picnic’s headline quote from Total Theatre – “It almost doesn’t matter what they’re doing, they do it so well” – seems both high praise and a yet also to contain a forewarning of...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018 at 7:31 pm

Ballet British Columbia celebrates International Women’s Day

Ballet British Columbia Fri 9 Mar 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) Brighton Dome Concert Hall £10, £15, £17.50, £20 Under 26s £15, Schools £7.50 Brighton Dome celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 by presenting cutting edge work by three female choreographers from...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 12:07 pm

Brighton Festival publishes full programme today

The full programme for the Brighton Festival 2018 – England’s biggest annual curated multi-arts festival – was published today (Thursday 15 February). Guest director David Shrigley, a Turner Prize nominated graphic artist, spoke about the value of art despite...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018 at 10:36 am

Robin Hood

New Mutiny Theatre Company presents: Robin Hood The Old Market 9 Feb – 17 Feb 2018 Robin Hood By the time the hooded figure reappeared I’d forgotten the conceit of the play’s structure and yet, looking sideways at the seven year old – remarkably – he was...
Posted On 13 Feb 2018 at 11:07 am

S.I.G – Spectrum Is Green for 22nd February in Brighton

Brighton Dome project SPECTRUM cultivates and supports the vibrant music scene of our city. Brighton is brimming with musical talent which we love to showcase, offering bands the perfect platform to be seen and heard and audiences the chance to discover something new or see their...
Posted On 09 Feb 2018 at 11:26 pm

War Horse impresses with a fine pedigree and a moving tale

The National Theatre’s War Horse Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo Brighton Centre Thursday 25 January to Saturday 10 February 2018 The National Theatre has opened its spectacular touring production of War Horse in Brighton to a full house and well-deserved deserved...
Posted On 28 Jan 2018 at 10:00 pm

Brighton Hippodrome tops ‘theatres at risk’ register for third year running

The Hippodrome in Brighton has topped the Theatres at Risk Register, compiled by the Theatres Trust, for the third year running. The list was published a few days ago and notes the sale of the theatre to a private investor in November. The new owner is believed to be planning to...
Posted On 28 Jan 2018 at 2:06 am

Preview – Dear Esther Live

Dear Esther Live Fri 2 Feb 2018, 8pm Brighton Dome Concert Hall £15, £18.50, Under 26s £10 A boundary-warping new show comes to the Dome for one night only this Friday. A live performance of the acclaimed computer game Dear Esther, from The Chinese Room, melds a live score from...
Posted On 27 Jan 2018 at 12:09 pm

War Horse canters on to Brighton Centre stage tonight

The stage play War Horse opens a two-and-a-half week run at the Brighton Centre this evening (Thursday 25 January). After eight years in London – and more than two years after being booked to come to Brighton – the touring version of the much-loved tale is finally...
Posted On 25 Jan 2018 at 2:20 pm

Portslade star Bella Emberg dies aged 80

Portslade star Bella Emberg has died at the age of 80, her agent said last night (Friday 12 January). Born Sybil Dyke on Thursday 16 September 1937, she became best known for playing the comic superhero Blunderwoman on the Russ Abbot Show on TV – the foil to his Cooperman....
Posted On 13 Jan 2018 at 4:29 am

Pinnochio

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, until January 6 When I was taking my two young children on the bus to Falmer to see Pinocchio, I feared the worst. It was almost their bedtime, their eyes were drooping, they were yawning and I really thought they might fall asleep...
Posted On 23 Dec 2017 at 4:20 pm

Lewis carols bring wonderland to Brighton pub as newsreader joins campaign to save the Greys

Sir Martyn Lewis and the Lewis Sisters – The Greys, Brighton, Wednesday 20 December 2017 The charismatic Greys pub in Southover Street, in Hanover, hosted a most intimate and unique evening of Christmas festivities. This was the first time that such an event has taken place...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 9:36 am

Scrooge Inspired: A Christmas Carol

The Spire, Eastern Rd, Brighton, 13-28th December It is rare to see to a production of a classic adaptation that inspires a standing ovation from its audience on opening night. Even rarer to see one where the venue itself plays a starring role. But that is exactly what Scrooge...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017 at 9:31 am

Here is the news … Sir Martyn Lewis is coming to Brighton to try to save a pub

BBC journalist and newsreader Sir Martyn Lewis is bringing his party piece to a benefit gig for the campaign to Save the Greys this week. Sir Martyn is backing the campaign to create a community freehouse in the heart of Hanover at the event on Wednesday (20 December). The event...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017 at 3:41 pm
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