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What’s On | From August 2021

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie The hit West End musical plays Brighton this Christmas


Welcome to Theatre Royal Brighton’s new What’s On Guide! Welcome back! We are delighted to be opening our doors again and we look forward to safely welcoming you back. We have a fantastic season packed with top quality entertainment and a fabulous choice of shows from the West End, which promise to be the perfect opportunity for escapism and fun this autumn. Fans of musical theatre will be spoilt for choice as we welcome back Dirty Dancing, Hairspray and Rocky Horror Show, plus Heathers The Musical, the black comedy rock musical will visit Brighton for the first time.

We’re delighted to announce that we have a new hearing loop system

MobileConnect works via most mobile telephones. Simply download the free Sennheiser MobileConnect app, plug in your own headphones, select the correct option and away you go! We have a limited number of devices to offer out so if you can add it to your own you’ll be guaranteed a great audio experience. If you require any assistance please ask a member of the team.

We are also excited to have the West End smash hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on our stage this Christmas. The show stars Layton Williams and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio/Roy Haylock as Loco Chanelle/Hugo. This funny, feel-good show is a musical sensation for all the family. We also have a host of shows that will fright and delight in equal measure; The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s The Cat and the Canary, the chilling The Woman in Black and Peter James’ Looking Good Dead. Looking ahead, we will open 2022 with the intoxicating stage version of Fatal Attraction, bringing the definitive movie thriller to the UK stage – see it first in Brighton. We hope families will join us for the return of Gangsta Granny and The Play That Goes Wrong, as well as a new instalment from Mischief Theatre, Groan Ups; a brand-new comedy about growing up – ideal for all ages. Thank you for your support – we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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See It Safely

Photography by Frazer Ashford.

Your safety is important to us so please be assured we will adopt the latest government health advice as we continue through the year. Look out for the ‘See It Safely’ logos on all correspondence and we will keep you informed prior to and during your visit so all you will need to focus on and enjoy is what’s on stage.

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What do you love most about working at the theatre? I like the new productions arriving, whether it is a show that is here for a week or a one night performance. Because we welcome so many shows, the time goes very quickly – a week feels like a day and before you know it, it’s the new season!

Hello From... Bill Tinsley Stage Door

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Why did you decide to work in a theatre? I came from an Amateur Dramatic background and I am also a Tenor 1 singer

with the Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, so theatre is in my blood. When the vacancy came up for a Stage Door Keeper I applied straight away and got the job – I’ve been working at the Theatre for 24 years so it must have been the right decision! What are your top three show tunes? You’ll Never Walk Alone – Carousel As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver! Climb Every Mountain – The Sound of Music

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Get closer to the theatre you love. WATCH YOUR FAVOURITE SHOWS FOR JUST £13* WITH PRICE PROMISE To say ‘thank you’ for coming back, we’re continuing with our Price Promise ticket deals and sticking at just £13 per seat. There aren’t many opportunities to enjoy an exciting night out for such a low price – even staying in with a takeaway could cost more. You could buy up to four Price Promise tickets in one purchase which means you can enjoy a night of live music, comedy or drama while you re-connect with family and friends. And, at £13 per ticket, there’s plenty of room for ice-cream or drinks too, making it a really great value night out for everyone. Numbers of Price Promise tickets are limited per show so keep an eye out for our logo on selected shows. To book, simply select your chosen show, click ‘buy tickets’ and choose your £13 Price Promise seats.

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MONDAY 30TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER

Join the millions of theatregoers worldwide who have experienced the thrill of Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story coming dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. ‘GUARANTEED TO CHILL THE BLOOD.’ – London Evening Standard ‘A MASTERPIECE.’ – The Guardian

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MON – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Mon GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups 20+ FREE FOR UNDER 18s

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TUESDAY 7TH – SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

‘THE BIGGEST LIVE THEATRE SENSATION OF ALL TIME.’ Photos by Alastair Muir. Photos from the 2018/19 UK tour.

T H E O B S E RV E R

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. This worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. See the hit film come to life before your eyes with this dazzlingly renewed version! Ages 12+

TUE – THU & SAT 7.45PM, FRI 5PM & 8.30PM SAT MAT 3PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups 20+ UNDER 25s OFFER AVAILABLE

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TUESDAY 14TH – SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER

Devised by MATTHEW BOURNE Music by TERRY DAVIES Inspired by the novels of PATRICK HAMILTON

Matthew Bourne’s new World Premiere for New Adventures explores the under-belly of 1930s London life where ordinary people emerge from cheap boarding houses nightly to pour out their passions, hopes and dreams in the pubs and bars of fog-bound Soho and Fitzrovia. Step inside The Midnight Bell, a tavern where one particular lonely-hearts club gather to play out their lovelorn affairs of the heart. Master storyteller Bourne once again joins forces with the Olivier and Tony® award-winning team of Terry Davies, Lez Brotherston, Paule Constable and Paul Groothuis for this brand new production.

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‘THE UNDISPUTED KING OF DANCE THEATRE.’ – Observer

TUE – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups 40+ STUDENT & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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★★★★★

‘AS LIGHT AND BOUNCY AS A BUBBLE OF GUM.’ T H E O B S E RV E R

You can’t stop our beat. Hairspray is coming to Brighton – so run and tell that!

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days! Ages 12+

MON – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Mon GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups 20+ STUDENT & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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MONDAY 20TH – SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

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THE DRESSER BY R O N A L D H A R W O O D

Ronald Harwood’s evocative, affectionate and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre, which has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay.

It is 1942 and in a war-torn provincial theatre an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as Sir, is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty seventh performance of King Lear. It is down to Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser, to ensure that in spite of everything, the show goes on. For sixteen years Norman has been there to fix Sir’s wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene. Norman will be played by one of the UK’s most unique and best loved entertainers. Julian Clary’s successes include television, radio, films, writing and stand-up comedy, which he has performed all over the world. His West End starring roles range from London Palladium pantomimes to Taboo. Playing Sir will be Matthew Kelly, winner of an Olivier Award for Of Mice and Men. His other West End credits include Waiting For Godot with Ian McKellen, Comedians and Troilus and Cressida. His many television credits include the awardwinning thriller Cold Blood, Benidorm, Bleak House and Moving On.

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‘POIGNANT, FUNNY AND UTTERLY AUTHENTIC.’ M A I L O N S U N DAY

‘A GLORIOUS PLAY.’ T H E DA I LY T E L E G R A P H

‘RIOTOUSLY FUNNY.’ DA I LY E X P R E S S

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Cheltenham Everyman Theatre present Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly in The Dresser by Ronald Harwood. Directed by Terry Johnson.

TUE – SAT 7.45PM WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups 20+ SENIORS OFFER AVAILABLE

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TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER

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MONDAY 11TH – SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER

THEY WATCH... THEY CHOOSE... THEY KILL

ADAM WOODYATT STARRING EASTENDERS’

AND

The thrilling Roy Grace series from no.1 best-selling author Peter James returns with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead, starring award-winning actor and EastEnders icon, Adam Woodyatt and star of stage and screen Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Coronation Street, The Syndicate). No good deed goes unpunished... hours after finding a discarded USB memory stick, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace gets involved, he faces a race against time to crack the case and save the Bryce family’s lives. Peter

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GAYNOR FAYE

THE SYNDICATE

James’ novels have recently been adapted for the ITV series Grace and been huge hits on stage. Looking Good Dead will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments.

MON – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon GROUPS Best offer – £6 off per ticket for groups 10+ 16 – 25s OFFER AVAILABLE

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MONDAY 1ST – SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

Photographs may be of previous cast.

THE ORIGINAL COUNTRY HOUSE THRILLER THAT INSPIRED THREE CLASSIC MOVIES.

Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Will the heirs dare to face the haunting presence toying with them? Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, The Classic Thriller Theatre Company presents their fifth production.

MON – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £7.50 off Mon GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups of 20+ SENIORS OFFER AVAILABLE

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★★★★★

‘SHEER JOYFUL EXUBERANCE.’ CITY AM

Greetings and salutations!

Following two smash hit West End seasons and winning a WhatsOnStage award for Best New Musical, Heathers The Musical embarks on a UK tour prior to playing in theatres across the globe.

‘PACKED WITH TALENT.’ THE INDEPENDENT

Westerberg High’s Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the Heathers and her dreams of popularity may finally come true, mysterious teen rebel JD teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody. Photos of previous cast.

Ages 14+

TUE – SAT 7.45PM THU, FRI & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Best offer – £8 off per ticket for groups 20+ UNDER 25s OFFER AVAILABLE

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TUESDAY 26TH – SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER

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WEDNESDAY 10TH – SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER

★★★★

‘TOTALLY GRANTASTIC! IT’S A CRACKER OF A SHOW!’ DA I LY M A I L

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine! Don’t miss this award-winning West End production of David Walliams’ most popular story!

WED – SAT 7PM, THU MAT 1.30PM, FRI 10.30AM, SAT MAT 2PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £5 off (Selected performances) GROUPS Best offer – £5 off per ticket for groups 10+ SCHOOLS & FAMILY OFFERS AVAILABLE

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MONDAY 15TH – SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

★★★★★

‘I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE.’ DA I LY M A I L

SAV EY ! M O NCEOME

IS BACK

DON’T

Photos of the 2020 touring cast.

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THINGS COULDN’T GET ANY WORSE…

Mischief’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy returns, following its previous sell out success. The Cornley Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Now enjoying its 7th year in the West End, don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

MON – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon GROUPS Best offer – £8 off per ticket for groups 20+ STUDENT & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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TUESDAY 23RD – SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER

★★★★

‘A VERY FUNNY FARCE. THERE’S NO RESISTING GAGS OF THIS CALIBRE.’

Photos of original West End cast.

T H E S U N DAY T I M E S

F CREROM TH ATO E RS O F

Multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One’s The Goes Wrong Show), return to the stage with their brand-new comedy all about growing up. Looking for answers to the questions, ‘Do we choose who we become? Do we ever really grow up?’, Groan Ups follows an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. Mischief shows sell out fast, so bag your tickets early – this is a lesson not to be skipped!

TUE – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Best offer – £8 off per ticket for groups 20+ UNDER 16s OFFER AVAILABLE

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MONDAY 29TH NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER

★★★★★

‘FRESH, SUBVERSIVE, ESSENTIAL.’

Photos of previous cast.

T H E DA I LY T E L E G R A P H

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns to the UK in 2021 as part of a sell out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp. ‘STILL THE SEXIEST & FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN.’ – Evening Standard Ages 12+. Please note, this show contains scenes of an adult nature.

MON – THU 8PM, FRI & SAT 5.30PM & 8.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups 40+ 16 – 25s OFFER AVAILABLE

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‘THIS FIZZING MUSICAL IS A BLAST OF FRESH AIR.’ THE TIMES

The smash-hit musical comes to Brighton, featuring West End star Layton Williams and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio / Roy Haylock as Loco Chanelle / Hugo both reprising their roles from the critically-acclaimed West End production. Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come.

VARIOUS TIMES – SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue 7 Dec GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups 40+ SCHOOL & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER – SUNDAY 2ND JANUARY 2022

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Also starring Shobna Gulati as Ray

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MON 7 – WED 9 FEB 2022

MON 21 – SAT 26 FEB 2022

DARREN DAY AS

REVEREND MOORE

THE MUSICAL

Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare’s tale of passion and tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s score with emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story. The Nutcracker: Be swept away to a fairy tale world where toys spring to life, the Mouse-King and his army battle the Nutcracker Prince and to an enchanted place where the magic really begins.

Following two critically-acclaimed tours and a West End run, Footloose is back with the legendary Darren Day (TV personality and star of numerous West End and national tours including Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Grease and Summer Holiday).

Swan Lake: The greatest romantic ballet of all time featuring Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

Based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm, Footloose sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent. With cutting edge modern choreography, you’ll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.

ROMEO & JULIET: MON 7.45PM THE NUTCRACKER: TUE 7.45PM SWAN LAKE: WED 2.30PM & 7.45PM

MON – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM

TICKETS FROM £13

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ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off

ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon

GROUPS Best offer – £7 off per ticket for groups of 10+

GROUPS Best offer – £7.50 off per ticket for groups 40+

SCHOOLS & STUDENTS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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WED 9 & THU 10 MAR 2022

MON 14 – SAT 19 MAR 2022

Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Productions with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly – Starring Korean soprano Elena Dee and international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*. Madama Butterfly is returning by popular demand with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. ‘THIS IS A BUTTERFLY TO CHERISH.’ – Manchester Evening News Bizet’s Carmen – This dazzling production of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences. ‘HOT-BLOODED, A JOY.’ – The Independent *Cast subject to change.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY: WED 7.45PM CARMEN: THU 7.45PM TICKETS FROM £13

The blockbuster story that captivated the world is now an epic stage thriller. The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey as Professor Robert Langdon and fellow cryptologist Sophie Neveu attempt to solve the riddles, leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. In a breathless race through the streets of Europe, Langdon and Neveu must decipher the labyrinthine code before a shocking historical secret is lost forever. ‘AN EXHILARATING, BREATHLESS THRILLERCHASE. PERFECTION!’ – The New York Times

MON – SAT 7.45PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM

ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £5 off

TICKETS FROM £13

GROUPS Best offer – £7 per ticket for groups 20+ plus 1 in 20 tickets free

ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon GROUPS Best offer – £6 off per ticket for groups 10+

BOOK BOTH OPERAS TOGETHER & SAVE 20%

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BOOK NOW LA VOIX UK’S FUNNIEST RED HEAD

The UK’s Funniest Redhead returns with a brand new show for 2021. Expect side splitting comedy and huge vocals. The show guarantees to bring the audience to their feet with this evening of music and laughter.

SAT 24 JUL 7.45PM | TICKETS FROM £13 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

Olivier Award-winning masters of improvisation, The Showstoppers return to Brighton! A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with hilarious results! WED 28 JUL 7.45pm | TICKETS FROM £13 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

A D A M K AY

THIS IS GOING TO HURT LIVE Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

THIS IS GOING TO HURT ADAM KAY

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘ELECTRIFYING’ – The Guardian, evening of stand-up and music. Absolute sell out UK tours, Edinburgh Fringe and West End runs. Ages 12+ SAT 31 JUL 8PM | TICKETS FROM £28 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

AN EVENING WITH BRUCE DICKINSON

Legendary Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson brings his critically acclaimed ‘An Evening With’ spoken word show to the UK. This is a unique opportunity to spend an up-close evening with one of the world’s most captivating rock music icons. SUN 1 AUG 7.30PM | TICKETS FROM £40.40 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

BARRY STEELE IN THE ROY ORBISON STORY

Barry Steele returns to celebrate the music of The Big O & his Friends, in a spectacular show packed with golden hits and includes a tribute to The Traveling Wilburys. With an 80s vibe built-in; this show really does have something for everyone! WED 11 AUG 7.45PM | TICKETS FROM £13 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

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BOOK NOW THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCE

This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography. Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to you!

THU 12 AUG 2PM | TICKETS FROM £19 GROUPS Best offer – £16.50 per ticket for groups of 4+

RICHARD AND ADAM THE GREATEST SONGMEN

Britain’s Got Talent champions, Richard and Adam burst onto our screens and won the nation’s hearts. They’ve since enjoyed two no.1 albums and sell-out concerts around the globe, firmly establishing themselves as two of the world’s greatest voices. THU 12 AUG 7.45PM | TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD & GROUPS OFFERS AVAILABLE

THE DREAMBOYS TOO HARD TO RESIST TOUR

Scream if you are ready to misbehave because Dreamboys is back with their brand new Too Hard To Resist UK Tour. Think chiselled torsos, high-energy dance routines and boy-next-door seduction that will leave your heart pounding. FRI 13 AUG 7.30PM | TICKETS FROM £26 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Back on a new mission to bring you the greatest movie anthems and all the much-loved Blues Brothers classics, with a ton of surprises and lots of lunacy. You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll have the time of your life. SAT 14 AUG 7.45PM | TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD & GROUPS OFFERS AVAILABLE

80s LIVE

You’ve made it through the wilderness, somehow, you’ve made it through and now we’re never gonna give you up! Get ready as we bring you the biggest 80s party show to tour the UK!

SUN 29 AUG 7.45PM | TICKETS FROM £23 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

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BOOK NOW JOE BLACK

Fresh from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, infamous cabaret misfit and drag miscreant Joe Black invites you to indulge in a gloriously raucous gin soaked musical cabaret extravaganza at Theatre Royal Brighton for what will be the largest hometown show to date! SUN 5 SEP 8PM | TICKETS FROM £19.40 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

IAIN STIRLING FAILING UPWARDS

Iain Stirling (Love Island, Buffering and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘EXTREMELY FUNNY’ (Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell out smash U OK HUN? x ★★★★ – Mail On Sunday. ★★★★ – Metro. SUN 3 OCT 8PM | TICKETS FROM £22.90 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

JASON DONOVAN EVEN MORE GOOD REASONS TOUR

Jason Donovan is back doing what he does best, bringing his energy and exuberance to his army of fans, performing his favourite pop and musical hits in concert across the UK with a live band. MON 4 OCT 8PM | TICKETS FROM £41.40 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

OMID DJALILI THE GOOD TIMES

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people, multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing The Good Times.

TUE 5 OCT 8PM | TICKETS FROM £29.40 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

This critically-acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane and many more…

THU 7 OCT 7.30PM | TICKETS FROM £27.50 ATG THEATRECARD & GROUPS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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DAVID BADDIEL TROLLS: NOT THE DOLLS

FASTLOVE A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MICHAEL

FRI 8 OCT 7.30PM

SAT 9 OCT 7.30PM

TICKETS FROM £31.40

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LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU

THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW FROM THE ASHES

David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not the Dolls. David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down.

Be captivated by the world of our greatest pop star Robbie Williams in this full stage production. Celebrating the music of our UK-born icon with huge stage sets, talented musicians, dancers, stateof-the-art video and that hint of Robbie magic. Starring the world’s leading Robbie tribute, JK.

This show has it all, the power, emotion and star quality in this stunning production with full video and light show, as we try and respectfully recreate the soundtrack to your life.

The only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! All the hits including Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue with his more atmospheric songs from the American Recordings.

SUN 10 OCT 7.45PM

TUE 19 OCT 7.45PM

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BOOK NOW THE MAGIC OF THE BEATLES THE GET BACK TOUR

It’s been a cold and lonely winter but it’s time to shake it up baby now; twist and shout with us, for one very special evening as we celebrate The Magic Of The Beatles!

FRI 22 OCT 7.45PM | TICKETS FROM £24 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

THE ELO EXPERIENCE GREATEST HITS & MORE TOUR The foremost multi award-winning tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection. Enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey. SAT 23 OCT 7.30PM | TICKETS FROM £26.50 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready as for one night only, we celebrate the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and the late great Kenny Rogers.

SUN 24 OCT 7.30PM | TICKETS FROM £25 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

THE ROCKET MAN A TRIBUTE TO SIR ELTON JOHN The world’s favourite celebration for a musical icon – Zero out 8pm (Sometimes 7.30pm) for a night like no other! The Rocket Man – a magical tribute to Sir Elton John.

MON 8 NOV 7.30PM | TICKETS FROM £26.50 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

THE JINKX & DELA HOLIDAY SHOW, LIVE!

BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon take to the stage once again in a post-apocalypse-mas extravaganza. After a year of doom, gloom, and zoom, the Queens of Christmas have risen from the rubble to unearth your favorite holiday tradition. SUN 21 NOV 8PM | TICKETS FROM £13 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

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BOOK NOW KILLER QUEEN

Thrilling sell out audiences across the globe from the UK to Moscow and in 2016/17 their first tours of USA, Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live. ‘THIS GUY IS NOT TO BE MISSED.’ – Editor – Official Brian May Website SUN 30 JAN 2022 7.45PM | TICKETS FROM £26.90 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

ROUND THE HORNE

‘Oh, Mr Horne! How bona to vada your dolly old eek!’ From the producers of the UK tours of The Goon Show and Hancock’s Half Hour comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

MON 31 JAN 2022 7.45PM | TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD & GROUPS OFFERS AVAILABLE

THE CARPENTERS STORY

A musical journey through the glittering career of pop’s most famous brother and sister duo. Featuring the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend, including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Top of the World, We’ve Only Just Begun, Goodbye to Love and many more! FRI 4 FEB 2022 7.30PM | TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Offer – £3 off

SHAKE THAT THING!

A dazzling dance-show sensation featuring music, song and dance from the Roaring 20s and Fabulous 30s including the Charleston, the Lindy-Hop and more. The concert will be performed by the Swing Time Jivers and the Tony Jacobs Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra. SUN 6 FEB 2022 3PM | TICKETS FROM £26.75 GROUPS Best offer – 20% off groups of 10+

SUZANNE VEGA AN EVENING OF NEW YORK SONGS AND STORIES

Suzanne Vega celebrates the release of An Evening of New York Songs and Stories with a show at Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 10 February 2022. FEBRUARY 2022 THU 10 BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL

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THU 10 FEB 2022 8PM | TICKETS FROM £37.90 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

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FROM BLUE LIGHT TO LIMELIGHT COME WHAT MAY THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO MOULIN ROUGE We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time. It’s a ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ evening of dancing, dreams, adventure and above all – love! FRI 11 FEB 2022 7.45PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Offer – £3 off

Coming soon… To honour local heroes, we will soon be offering teachers, social care workers, prison officers, armed forces and ‘blue light’ professionals 25%* off the ticket price on a wide variety of shows. If we can make a night at the theatre more affordable for our heroes and their families, it’ll be our pleasure. Please visit atgtix.co/LocalHeroes and sign up to be the first to know when offers are live and available to book!

Who qualifies for the Local Heroes discount? • NHS staff • Teachers inc. Teaching Assistants and Nursery staff

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY RAY McVAY

Swinging you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s arrangements of favourite wartime chart toppers and hits from the 40s including: In The Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and Chattanooga Choo Choo. SUN 13 MAR 2022 3PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

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• Fire & Rescue

• Coastguard & RNLI • Prison staff • Immigration & Visas

• Police inc. Community Officers

• Search & Rescue

• Red Cross

• Armed Forces (inc. Reserve & Veterans)

• Social Care • St John’s Ambulance & St. Andrew’s Ambulance

• MoD

• Community First Responders

*Selected performances. Discount does not apply to purchases of Price Promise tickets. Limited to 4 tickets per booking. Only one discount applies at any one time. Proof of profession required. Transaction fees apply.

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PLAY A LEADING ROLE IN OUR COMMUNITY Sponsors and supporters benefit from an association with our much-loved Theatre. We deliver a bespoke package of benefits to suit each of our partners. These include marketing and promotion to customers, networking, and the opportunity to raise your profile in the city by supporting our exciting community projects. In the first instance please email commentstrb@theambassadors.com

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

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THURSDAY 16TH – FRIDAY 24TH DECEMBER

‘THIS MINIATURE EPIC IS PERFECT – OUTSTANDING SHOW.’

the cycle of life and all its impermanence told through the language of insects!

Tiny Pickles present Du Iz Tak?

Performed in unusual places around Theatre Royal Brighton, Du Iz Tak? is a perfect Christmas treat for small audiences of little people and their grown ups.

A tiny tale told by tiny creatures about BIG ideas.

Ages 3 – 8

FRINGE REVIEW

Peer into a miniature world of little puppets to see a delightful group of friends exploring their ever-changing home. This charming, funny and imaginative adaptation of Carson Ellis’s picture book is a story about 32 | ATGTICKETS.COM

DAYTIME PERFORMANCES, VARIOUS TIMES, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS TICKETS FROM £7.50

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Photography by Phil Tragen

CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF CREATIVE LEARNING Watch this space for our much-loved programme of events – returning to Theatre Royal Brighton soon. We’re delighted to be able to raise our curtain and welcome you back. And, while you enjoy our packed season of shows from the comfort of our auditorium, we’re working behind the scenes on our next programme of workshops, events, tours and courses that’ll get your creative juices flowing.

Photography by Ian Watson

Whether you attend our workshops as part of a school group visit, as a young person or as an adult, our Creative Learning programmes have been tailored with you in mind. We’re here to bring out your passions for the theatre, music and the arts in general; whether your interest lies in performing or creating, or you’re fascinated with the technical side of the theatre and what goes on behind the scenes, our Creative Learning specialists are on-hand to show you the ropes. Look out for the following activities returning soon: • Backstage Tours & Talks • Q&A with industry professionals • Careers Insights events • Masterclasses • Show based workshops & ‘Uncovered’ events • Weekly classes for all ages • Youth Theatre • Teacher Resource Packs & CPD

Watch this space and look out for further details. To find out more about how to get involved, email us at jackiealexander@theambassadors.com All activities are subject to availability and may change without notice.

Photography by Phil Tragen


DIARY July

Sat 24 Wed 28 Sat 31

August Sun 1

Wed 11 Thu 12 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 29 Mon 30 – Sat 4 Sep

September

La Voix Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

An Evening with Bruce Dickinson Barry Steele & Friends The Roy Orbison Story The Little Mix Experience Richard and Adam The Dreamboys The Chicago Blues Brothers – A Night at the Movies 80s Live The Woman in Black

Sun 5 Tue 7 – Sat 11

Joe Black Dirty Dancing

Tue 14 –Sat 18

The Midnight Bell

Mon 20 – Sat 25 Hairspray Tue 28 – Sat 2 Oct

October

The Dresser

Sun 10 Mon 11 – Sat 16 Tue 19 Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Tue 26 – Sat 30

The Johnny Cash Roadshow The Magic of The Beatles The ELO Experience Islands in the Stream Heathers the Musical

Mon 4 Tue 5 Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9

8pm

7.30pm 7.45pm 2pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat)

8pm 7.45pm (Excl. Fri) 5pm & 8.30pm (Fri) 3pm (Sat) 7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7.45pm 2.30pm (Wed, Thu & Sat)

November Mon 1 – Sat 6

The Cat and The Canary

Mon 8

The Rocket Man – A Tribute to Sir Elton John Gangsta Granny

Wed 10 – Sat 13

Mon 15 – Sat 20 The Play That Goes Wrong Sun 21 Tue 23 – Sat 27 Mon 29 – Sat 4 Dec

December

Tue 7 – Sun 2 Jan 2022

January 2022 Sun 30

Mon 31

February Fri 4

Sun 6 Mon 7 Tue 8 Wed 9

Iain Stirling – Failing Upwards Jason Donovan – Even More Good Reasons Omid Djalili – The Good Times Tour The Illegal Eagles David Baddiel – Trolls Not The Dolls Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael Let Me Entertain You Looking Good Dead

Sun 3

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8pm

Thu 10

8pm 8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu, Fri & Sat)

Fri 11

Mon 21 – Sat 26

March Wed 9 Thu 10 Sun 13 Mon 14 – Sat 19

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, Live! Groan Ups

7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7.30pm 7pm 1.30pm (Thu) 10.30am (Fri) 2pm (Sat) 7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 8pm

Rocky Horror Show

7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 8pm (Mon – Thu) 5.30pm & 8.30pm (Fri & Sat)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Various times – see our website for details.

Killer Queen

7.45pm

Round the Horne

7.45pm

The Carpenters Story

7.30pm

Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Romeo & Juliet Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Nutcracker Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Swan Lake Suzanne Vega – An Evening of New York Songs and Stories Come What May – The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge Footloose

7.45pm

Shake That Thing!

Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly Ellen Kent’s Carmen

3pm

7.45pm 2.30pm & 7.45pm 8pm

7.45pm

7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat)

7.45pm 7.45pm

The Glenn Miller Orchestra The Da Vinci Code

3pm 7.45pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat)

For more shows please look through your What’s On guide or visit ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton

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BOOKING & VENUE INFORMATION BUY YOUR TICKETS ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton* Box Office: 0844 871 7615* ATG TheatreCard: 0330 102 7200* Groups: 0207 206 1174† Our Box Office is open 90 minutes before the start of a performance and will remain open up to 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days *Fees apply. Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. †Calls charged at local rate for group bookings only. Box Office hours may vary on Bank Holidays. Please visit our website for details.

FIND OUT MORE For further information about the shows including running and performance times please visit: ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton /TheatreRoyalBTN @TheatreroyalBTN @theatreroyalbtn

PLAN YOUR VISIT We are easy to find and for information on parking, pre-theatre drinks and hospitality please visit; ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton Theatre Royal Brighton New Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1SD TICKET PRICES Based on the popularity of a performance and ticket availability, prices can change at any point during the show’s on-sale period. Due to the varying nature of our shows and their set design, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times. For the most up-to-date information please check online, call or visit our Box Office. ATG TheatreCard, group ticket prices and any special offers, are subject to availability and can change or be withdrawn at any time. Family tickets are for 4 people with a maximum of 2 adults. ATG TheatreCard offers are for a maximum of 4 tickets per card on selected seats, prices and performances. atgtickets.com/theatre-card-terms-and-conditions CHILDREN No child under 5 admitted to venue except where stated at time of booking. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. There must be 1 adult for every 10 children. Children under 18 months shall be admitted free of charge and will only be admitted to shows they may attend (children’s shows and pantomime only). Children (18 months – 15 years incl) require full ticket price if no child concessions are available at time of booking.

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EQUAL ACCESS FOR EVERYONE We offer a wide range of access performances including; audio described, captioned, relaxed, signed and touch tour. Please see the individual show pages for details. If you have additional requirements or require specific seats, then please ask one of our friendly team when you book your tickets. To book your tickets, please call our dedicated Access Booking Line: 0800 912 6971 For our deaf and hard of hearing customers, please use our Type Talk service. Type Talk: 18001 0844 871 7677 (textphone user) Type Talk: 18002 0844 871 7677 (hearing person)

This brochure is also available in audio format or large print. To request a copy please call our Access Booking Line. We are only able to accept access bookings on any of the above numbers. Please refer to our website and Buy Your Tickets information, for general bookings and enquiries. CONDITIONS OF SALE Our full terms and conditions are available online atgtickets.com/terms-and-conditions INFORMATION ABOUT FEES Up to £1.50 from each ticket sold is used for the upkeep and improvements to your theatre. We spend this wisely to give you the best experience possible, provide equal access for everyone and offer creative learning opportunities in local communities across the UK. Additional fees may also apply where we sell tickets for non-ATG theatres, or for selected big name shows and performances. These additional fees may take the form of a per ticket booking fee and/or a one off transaction fee. Please check our website for the most up-to-date ticket prices and fees. The information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. We reserve the right to make alterations to the published programme of events, their prices, concessions, offers and fees. SUSTAINABILITY We work to continuously improve our environmental performance and find solutions that reduce environmental impact, therefore this brochure is printed on responsibly sourced paper. Please continue to help the environment by recycling or passing onto a friend.

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