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Autumn Season

October-December 2011

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Music • Dance • Theatre • Comedy


Welcome

Embrace the Autumn Welcome to autumn at Brighton Dome. This season we say farewell to one of the UK’s most distinctive and innovative dance companies, the Featherstonehaughs (p33) and we also mark a new beginning for us, with a Sunday Coffee Concert Series (p32), showcasing the best in international chamber music. And as we salute the end of British summertime, we join in the city-wide White Night celebrations - an event which grows in popularity every year. There’s a celebratory air to the annual Brighton Comedy Festival this year too, as it marks its tenth birthday with a standout line-up of stand-up talent. And as autumn makes way for winter there’s a host of Christmas events, from the internationally acclaimed Peter Schaufuss Ballet (p22) to festive children’s shows, to rousing choral concerts. As ever we throw open our elegant Foyer café and bar six days a week, including a special Christmas Open Day (p21), providing a welcome sanctuary from the seasonal hustle and bustle. All this plus more ways than ever to take part and meet the artists in our workshops and participatory events.

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Save your pennies Look out for the Dome Saver icon for special discounts when you multi buy events or make the most of group booking discounts when you bring friends. See p45 for more.

Playmakes New to Brighton Dome this season, join us and get busy with glitter and glue and a sprinkling of imagination in these after show sessions for families. See p19 for more.

This October, Brighton will be brimming with giggles, chortles, howls, hoots and good old-fashioned belly laughs as the Brighton Comedy Festival returns – and celebrates its tenth birthday!

Christmas season is soon upon us! Book your Christmas events soon (see p20-25). And see our special office Christmas parties packages, see p43.

Phil Nichol

The Simple Hour Every year since 1996 Phil Nichol has performed a new solo show with a fully developed concept and theme. Each was complex and delightful. So this year, Phil thought he’d do something different. The result? A brand new hour of simply hilarious stand-up comedy and simply ridiculous comic songs from the simple multi-award winning Phil Nichol.

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Adam Hills

Frisky & Mannish

‘Hills has the talent and the imagination to keep going all night… he delivers an effortless display of impromptu humour…’ The Times

‘Such glittering panache.’ Daily Telegraph

Mess Around

Join us and embrace the autumn at Brighton Dome…

Andrew Comben, CEO Brighton Dome and Festival

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After sold-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s West End, Australia’s triple Perrier nominee is back with his ad-libbing extravaganza. Mess Around showcases the Mock the Week regular’s penchant for spontaneity as he bases almost an entire show around the audience. No script, no plan, no idea!

Pop Centre Plus

Everyone wants a career in pop, and if The Saturdays can do it, then, by God, so can you. After rigorous education at the School of Pop (sell-out smash 2009), and intellectual training during The College Years (further selling-out and smashing in 2010), it’s time to move out of your parents’ house and get a f**king job. Further life lessons in pop from the twisted cabaret sensations.

Fri 7 Oct, 7.45pm

Fri 7 Oct, 9.15pm

Fri 7 Oct, 9.30pm

Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Pavilion Theatre £12

Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Best of the Fest Over the past ten years there have been some belter Best of the Fest nights, and this year promises to be even bigger and better than ever! Keep your eyes peeled for the exciting line-up announcements over the coming weeks.

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Alun Cochrane

The Lion Whisperer

’The best, as well as the most natural stand-up I’ve seen at the Fringe.’ Independent

‘By the end of the show, some people in the audience literally can’t stop laughing. Expect Alun Cochrane to be filling arenas soon.’ Independent

Phill Jupitus

‘Comedy gold.’ List

Quartet Made Up

You may have seen him on YouTube, or on Dave, or on a panel game, or Channel 4, or just on a bus somewhere. Expect thinking aloud, chat with the audience, and Cochrane style stand-up.

Troubled alpaca counsellor? Nun fight club? Lactose intolerant robots? Seasoned improvisers Phill Jupitus, Steve Frost, Steve Stein and Andy Smart will deftly handle these kinds of suggestions and more, toiling at the coalface of audience whimsy. Marvel, as idle thought is made flesh, right in front of your face. Four men. Limitless possibilities. (Adult content, delivered childishly.) ‘These boys rock!’ Time Out

Sat 8 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £15 (£13 concessions)

Sat 8 Oct, 7.45pm Pavilion Theatre £12

The ‘sultan of the surreal.’ The Guardian

Janey Godley The Godley Hour

‘…the most ribald and refreshing comedy talent to have risen from the slums of Glasgow since Billy Connolly.’ Daily Telegraph Discover Janey Godley’s uncanny knack for being at the epicentre of extraordinary events and personal disasters as the bestselling author, playwright, award-winning stand-up and former Scotsman newspaper columnist makes her Brighton Comedy Festival debut.

‘A comic genius.’ Sandi Toksvig

Sat 8 Oct, 9.15pm

Now, be upstanding for the star of Radio 4’s News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue as he finds his feet again... just where he left them!

Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Paul Zerdin ‘Technically immaculate, it’s what he does with his slick talent that really sets him apart.’ The Guardian Britain’s leading ventriloquist/comedian was by far the stand-out performer at 2009’s Royal Variety Show. Now, after a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he hits the road with his usual friends – the cheeky and lovable Sam, Albert and Baby – plus a few new tricks up his sleeves.

Sun 9 Oct, 7.45pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions) 4

Jeremy Hardy

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Milton Jones

Moments of Alun

‘Alun Cochrane’s ability to make the little things in life a comedy goldmine is phenomenal.’ Chortle.co.uk

Milton Jones, you know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. As well as star of the Michael McIntyre Roadshow, and the voice of 8 series for Radio 4 (including The Very World of Milton Jones and Another Case of Milton Jones) and all sorts of other radio and telly as well. Awards too. Well it’s his new show with new stuff, not in his last show. YouTube him or something.

Now Alex Horne attempts to squeeze all those things into one highly ambitious and tremendously funny hour, just so that you can laugh at your own life!

headed in a new direction. She’s discussing dogs’ muck and religion, supported by the circuit’s finest and only weed comic, Japanese Knotweed.

Wed 12 Oct, 7.45pm

‘Wonderfully bonkers!’ Metro.

Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Thu 13 Oct, 7.45pm

Paul Daniels

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow The most successful magician of the 20th century and international sex symbol comes to town with the very lovely Debbie McGee and a show full of comedy, magic and amazement. He promises not to dance.

Wed 12 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £17.50

Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. That said, last year he sat down to write a book: My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors.

Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions).

Thu 13 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £15

Ed Byrne

Crowd Pleaser

Tom Stade

‘A masterful display of the comic’s art…this is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler.’ Sunday Times

Tue 11 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Live

‘An insider’s tip for comedy greatness ...’ Metro The co-star and co-writer of Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights heads out on his eagerly awaited debut UK tour.

The master of observational comedy and star of Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You is back.

Alex Horne

Seven Years in a Bathroom ‘Beautifully structured, endearingly honest...joyous.’ Scotsman In an average lifetime you’ll spend 2 years shopping, 2 weeks kissing and 18 months looking for lost things. You’ll also spend quite a while eating, queuing, crying and Googling yourself.

Exploring subjects and situations he finds frustratingly maddening – cats, cake, religion, potential fatherhood and continuing his quest to become a grumpy old man, Crowd Pleaser is an hilarious insight into Ed’s haphazard existence.

Thu 13 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £20

Bridget Christie Housewife Surrealist

‘Truly alternative … her finest moments hit highs of genuine brilliance.’ Chortle.co.uk Last year she discussed cats’ muck and politics, supported by the circuit’s finest and only ant comedian, A Ant (Harry Hill’s Little Internet Show). Now she’s

With his magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class storytelling, this hugely talented Canadian émigré has become one of the hottest tickets on the UK circuit. Join Tom’s inimitable, offbeat world for a truly unforgettable night of comedy.

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Brighton Comedy Festival Tommy Tiernan Poot

Already a massive star in his native Ireland, Tommy Tiernan’s reputation is gathering pace here in the UK following last year’s nationwide tour (Crooked Man) and several high-profile TV and radio appearances.

Rich Hall ‘Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else.’ The Scotsman

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Google returns to Brighton with small keyboards/talking.

Here he heads off the beaten track once more in pursuit of tall stories, epic songs and sublime silliness.

Fri 14 Oct, 9.30pm Pavilion Theatre £14 (£13 concessions)

Sun 16 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

With his high octane delivery and total mastery of his craft, Tiernan’s stories unfold and themes are elaborated. His performance mesmerises as his lyrical way with words make you laugh harder than you’d ever believe possible.

Margaret Cho Cho Dependent

Fri 14 & Sat 15 Oct, 7.45pm ‘Honest and raunchy enough to make even Richard Pryor blush.’ Chicago Tribune

Pavilion Theatre £17

Jack Whitehall

Hurling strident, apocalyptic invective and spinning strange and curious fabulations comes Edinburgh Fringe favourite and Perrier winner, Rich Hall. Catch the great man in action for a blast of ‘intelligent, passionate and angry comedy.’ Evening Standard Bad people welcomed.

Let’s Not Speak of This Again

Reginald D Hunter

Sometimes Even the Devil Tells the Truth ‘Magic … his is a perfect set.’ The Guardian

Fri 14 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £15

David O’Doherty Is Looking Up

2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, 2010 Hot Press Irish Comedian of the Year, 1990 East Leinster under 14 triple jump bronze medalist, founder member of Destiny’s Child, inventor of the iPad and star of 2Fast 2Furious. The number one ranked person called David O’Doherty on 6

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Brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured, Hunter’s unique brand of stand-up has made him ‘one of the most brilliantly unpredictable comics in the country.’ Sunday Times He’s been nominated for the coveted Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well-known face on prime-time television shows such as Live at the Apollo, QI and Have I Got News For You.

‘Highly accomplished stand-up.’ The Observer British Comedy Award nominee Jack Whitehall has already made a huge impact on the comedy world. So far he’s guest hosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks, had the honour of performing for the Prince of Wales on the Royal Variety Performance and is a star of Channel 4’s Stand Up For the Week. People say you learn from your mistakes, Jack reckons that’s b*ll*cks and we stumble through life making the same mistakes over and over again. We just get slightly better at dealing with the fallout!

Sat 15 Oct, 8pm

Sat 15 Oct - sold out! Extra show due to popular demand Sat 22 Oct, 8pm

Concert Hall £20 (£18 concessions)

Concert Hall £15

Andrew Lawrence The Best Kept Secret in Comedy Tour

‘Lawrence, should he so wish, could be the defining stand-up comic of his generation.’ The Guardian Maybe you’ve caught him on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Maybe you’ve heard his Radio 4 series What to Do if You’re Not Like Everybody Else. Probably you’ve never heard of Andrew Lawrence at all. How remiss of you. Join him as he returns to Brighton with a brand new show.

Sat 15 Oct, 9.30pm Pavilion Theatre Prices £12 (£10 concessions)

Revered for her ‘impressive radical voice!’(Evening Standard) and her taboo-busting material, Margaret Cho has been described as ‘one of the funniest comedians in America’ New York Times

Stephen Grant The Clown Joules

‘An absolute humdinger.’ The Scotsman

Now she takes the UK by storm with edgy new stand-up and brilliant comedy songs from her 2011 Grammy-nominated album, Cho Dependent.

Join ‘Brighton comedy legend’ (The Argus), Chortle Award winner for Best Compere (2011 and 2008) and host of Komedia’s Krater Comedy Club for an evening of exquisite pedantry, high energy interaction, jokes in questionable taste, and laughs in abundance.

Sun 16 Oct, 8pm

Sun 16 Oct, 9.30pm

Concert Hall £20

Corn Exchange £12 (£10 concessions)

Tony Hawks Random Fun Tour

Brighton born comedian, bestselling author, international pop star, celebrated fridge owner, film producer, tennis player and regular member of some of the UK’s most popular TV and radio panel shows, Tony has always trodden life’s more wayward path.

Jason Cook

The Search For Happiness ‘Cook’s latest show is a wonderfully life-affirming, beautifully crafted, total and utter joy. My jaw aches from laughing.’ Time Out After all the awards and five star reviews, Jason is distinctly chuffed, but he’s now got his eye on the ultimate prize: true happiness. Help him in his quest for complete contentment by joining him for some truly uplifting stand-up. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a fuzzy feeling in your belly.

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Andy Parsons Gruntled

‘Terrific satirical stand-up.’ Independent on Sunday Coalition, cuts, and discovering a pair of underpants in a jar of mayonnaise – these are just some of the subjects that have caught Andy Parsons’ comedic attention of late. Expect passionate tirades, sharp topical comedy and a sneaky peek behind the show-business curtain from the star of BBC’s Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo.

Mon 17 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £15

Joe Pasquale

Pull My Finger Tour There are dark days ahead and even darker nights when the sun goes down, but there’s a shining light to help you through them. Joe Pasquale is back with his Pull My Finger tour. What sort of finger you ask? A chocolate finger? An iced finger? No, it’s the fickle finger of fate, and Joe dares you to pull it!

Tue 18 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £15 (£13 concessions)

Barry & Stuart LIVE! ‘The most consistently original, creative and exciting force in British magic.’ Derren Brown Where should you never stick a polo mint? What is the secret behind the world’s coolest party trick? And how can you impress a first date with the use of a razor-sharp needle? Find out with twisted warlocks Barry and Stuart, stars of BBC1’s The Magicians and Channel 4’s Derren Brown: 3D Magic Spectacular.

Wed 19 Oct, 7.30pm

Mike Wilmot ‘At times raucous, offensive and downright crude, he was nonetheless very, very funny.’ The Scotsman

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Sarah Millican

Idiots of Ants Model Citizens

The Ants (2010 Chortle Award Winners and 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees) are back. This year’s show answers all the big questions. What’s small, pink and should never be juggled? If an air guitar falls over in a forest does it make a sound? And why is the Old West’s fiercest cowboy hearing voices in his head? It’s the only sketch show in the festival performed entirely at gunpoint!

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Stand Up For the Week and Have I Got News For You. Micky draws on his East End background as he ruthlessly deconstructs the Cockney Myth with razor-sharp observational wit. He’s come a long way since his workingclass upbringing, where alphabetti spaghetti was a luxury, and now, thanks to a university education, he is a rare delight – an intellectual cockney! ‘Gut wrenchingly hilarious’ Daily Mirror

Thu 20 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £17.50

Wed 19 Oct, 7.45pm

Sun 16 Oct, 9.15pm

Wed 19 Oct, 8pm

Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Concert Hall £20

Nick Helm Dare to Dream

Thu 20 Oct, 7.45pm

Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Cirque du Byrne

‘An hour of stand-up so joyous the clinically depressed should get it on prescription.’ Metro In this anarchy-packed show of acrobatic proportions, the ringmaster of tomfoolery and crown prince of comedy contortion pushes his riotous, high-flying act to the edge. ‘Full-on, doubled-up, gasping-foroxygen hilarious’ Chortle.co.uk

Fri 21 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £15

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Zoe Lyons

‘Watch her transition to national treasure begin here.’ Sunday Times After selling out all 120 dates on her debut tour, Sarah Millican is back on the road with a new show. Ever wondered how to make a home-made treadmill? The practicalities of an orgy? Or what to do when you don’t like parties but do like party food? Wonder no more. If your glass is half full, she’ll top it up.

Jason Byrne

‘Thrilling.’ The Times ‘Nonsensical joy’ Time Out . The multi award-losing comedian (2011 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act and Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Nominee) will sweat in the Pavilion for an hour as he stamps out broken dreams and crushed hopes and dares you to Dare to Dream. Comedy, poetry, music and volume are to be expected.

Thoroughly Modern Millican

Join the Time Out Comedy Award winner and star of BBC4’s Rich Hall’s Fishing Show and Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive for a fast-paced, hard-hitting comedic look at everyday life. Mike’s comedy targets vary widely, from diets, kids and sex to American-Canadian back-biting and his fondness for beer...

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Micky Flanagan Out Out

After selling out his April date, Micky is back with his Out Out tour! ‘Arguably the funniest comedian in the world… the future of comedy.’ Frank Skinner

‘Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacey anecdotal routines.’ Sunday Times

‘Razor-sharp.’ Observer Magazine You’ve seen her on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and Mock the Week (BBC2). Now catch her live as ‘one of UK comedy’s fastest rising talents’ (The Guardian) returns for a brand-new hour of funny.

Join the Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News) as he adjusts to life without his trademark hair and tinted glasses for an hour of hilarious tales and unbridled silliness. ‘His introductory preamble is funnier than a lot of acts’ main shows’ Comedy.co.uk

Thu 20 Oct, 7.30pm

Thu 20 Oct, 9.15pm

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‘You’d be hard pushed to find a more enjoyable night out’ Chortle

Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

An all-new hour of razor-sharp observational comedy from one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to hit the UK circuit in years. When he’s not being charming, charismatic and unfeasibly funny on stage, you’ll probably find him in a drunken, slumbering heap mumbling Chinese philosophy. As seen on Mock the Week and the such like.

From Northern Ireland to Melbourne, this globetrotting stand-up has conquered continents with his ‘inspired ramblings’ (Independent) and ‘sublime’ (Chortle) comic observations. Stunning world-class stand-up from the star of TV’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks. No gimmicks, just pure-and-simple craic.

Sat 22 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £12 (£10 concessions)

Fri 21 Oct, 9.30pm

Pete Firman ‘Funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day.’ Time Out

Butterflies with Stretchmarks ‘Go and see this hilarious and quite unique exponent of comedy.’ The Scotsman An hour of finely crafted, intelligent comedy from the king of the one-liners. 10

Funny Women Brighton Nights

Jiggery Pokery

John Moloney

Corn Exchange £15 (£13.50 concessions)

Ying and Young

‘Brilliant... It gets no better than this... Hilarious!’ Time Out

Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Sat 22 Oct, 9.30pm

Seann Walsh

Lovely!

Talks

movement-juggling-poetry-multimedia chimera’ (Chortle)! It’s jazz-infused comedy; live and loud – part improvised, part honed, part performance, part party.

Fri 21 Oct, 7.45pm

Jimeoin

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John Moloney has been a comedian for 20 years, and has appeared at every major international comedy festival. Now it’s your turn to get up close and personal with one of the UK’s best-looking, most experienced and cherished stand-ups.

Comedy

Everyone’s favourite comedic conjuror (Dirty Tricks; Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular) returns with ‘the best magic tricks in the universe’ (Independent). Expect mind-bending feats that defy logic, a fast and furious delivery of gags and jaw-dropping sleight of hand.

Fri 21 Oct, 9.15pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

The Horne Section ‘Fresh, original, blissfully funny; a whole lot of fun. Highly recommended.’ Time Out Alex Horne has gathered some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians and mixed them with the most exciting comics in the country to create a hilarious ‘multi-headed comedy-music-

Britain’s leading female comedy brand, Funny Women, returns to its favourite seaside town with the festival edition of Funny Women Brighton Nights – presenting winners and favourites from nine years of the Funny Women Awards. Hosted by adopted Brighton Belle and fabulously funny, Suzy B, winner 2006, and introducing our 2011 winners for this year’s main prize, the Variety Award and the new Comedy Writing Award. All this plus other favourites, giveaways and a prize winning raffle in aid of our beneficiary charity, Rise.

Sat 22 Oct, 7.45pm

The Treason Show

Sussex Salon Series

So, autumn’s really here and the nights are creeping in apace – just like David Cameron’s enemies. What better way to head into winter than with Brighton’s top satirical sketch show. All your favourite (and not so favourite) politicians, royals and celebrities satirised to within an inch of their lives in a brilliant combination of music, sketches and lots and lots of laughs.

This roundtable discussion series continues with two further lively debates on the pressing topics of our age. With the chance for you, the audience to join in with questions and opinions and register your views via the electronic voting system.

Fri 2 & Sat 3 Dec, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50 (£10 .50 concessions)

Climate Change: Who Cares? What kind of people care about climate change? What is it that motivates their concern? What gets some people hot under the collar about global warming, while others give green issues a frosty reception? Under what circumstances do they care and how can they inspire others tobecome more mindful of the planet’s future? The panel includes: Dr David Ockwell, Global Studies, University of Sussex; Chris Shaw, Sociology, University of Sussex; Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, Psychology, University of Cardiff.

A Fatal Embrace? Politics and the Media in 2011 Just how close has the relationship been between politicians and the media in recent times? Who had the upper hand? What was at stake? Was there corruption involved? Was this association compatible with democratic governance and is this precarious kinship now over? The panel includes: Polly Toynbee, Chair of Brighton Festival, Professor Tim Bale, Politics, University of Sussex; Dr An Nguyen, Media, University of Sussex; Mark Oaten, former Lib Dem politician, commentator and author.

Tue 1 Nov, 8pm

Tue 6 Dec, 8pm

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African Night Fever

Source New Music

Herbie Flowers

African Night Fever marks the launch of Black History Month with a sun-soaked festival of music and dance from the African and Caribbean diasporas and beyond. Heading up a lively programme is Saidi Kanda, Brighton-based Tanzanian percussion master. A former member of Remmy Ongala’s Super Matimila, Kanda was awarded WOMAD’s percussionist of the year in 1989 and helped found the UK’s Orchestra Baboma.

Brighton Dome’s new bands nights put the spotlight on some of the biggest names on the city’s vibrant music scene. This season, there’s a packed line-up of up-and coming bands and hot contenders for tomorrow’s big breakthrough act. Plus, every month, a special guest headliner invited by James Kendall, Editor of SOURCE.

Breakfast-time just got a whole lot more appetising with top-flight jazz music from the irrepressible bass maestro and friends...

Featuring Saidi Kanda & Rebel Control

Also featuring the unbeatable roots rock reggae and dancehall vibes of festival favourites Rebel Control (featuring Andy Baron), fresh from recent slots with Tinie Tempah and reggae legend Luciano. With ANF DJs in the mix, African Night Fever is a joyous celebration of the rich and varied cultures of a continent.

Sat 1 Oct, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £10 (£8 concessions)

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October features rising Brighton singer songwriter Sophie Madeleine whose second album of gorgeous folk pop sees her working with producer Danton Supple (Coldplay, Electric Soft Parade) In November AK/DK take centre stage whose improv fusion of classic krautrock and electronica has already earned them support slots for the likes of Tricky and Scroobius Pip vs Dan Le Sac.

Jazz Breakfast

With the Sunday papers, tasty food and a free coffee or tea on arrival – plus an ever-changing line-up of jazz masters from across the UK – Herbie Flowers’ famous jazz mornings have become something of an institution across Sussex. So soothe away your weekly troubles, kick back and satisfy body and soul with a hearty helping of jazz breakfast. And remember, book early or you’ll have to settle for the blues!

Tindersticks

For lovers of intensely beautiful and thought provoking film and music, this collaboration between world-renowned French filmmaker Claire Denis and Tindersticks front man Stuart Staples is a match made in heaven.

Toumani Diabate is the irrefutable crown prince of the kora, the 21-stringed West African harp that can soar like an entire string section or ripple through a desert blues with effortless grace.

Tindersticks - one of Britain’s most original and distinctive bands have always stood out from the indie crowd, with their brooding vocals, cerebral lyrics and gently melancholy orchestrations. Claire Denis began her career as assistant director to the likes of Jacques Rivette, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders. Today she is one of the major artistic voices of contemporary French cinema.

Toumani recorded his first solo album Kaira in 1986. Since then the virtuoso Malian musician has remapped the instrument’s musical horizons with a string of groundbreaking collaborations. He’s fused kora with flamenco (Songhai). He’s pioneered the brass-inflected big band sound of the Symmetric Orchestra. And he’s retraced the African roots of the blues with the late great Ali Farka Touré on their Grammy-winning pairings In the Heart of the Moon and Ali and Toumani. Most recently, he joined forces with a special line-up of Buena Vista Social Club stalwarts for last year’s sensational AfroCubism project.

The first part of the show combines visionary filmmaking with Tindersticks’ inimitable sound, as sensual, meditative and sometimes shocking images from six Denis titles soar on the big screen to the band’s live soundtrack.

Sun 23 Oct, Sun 20 Nov, Sun 18 Dec, 11am – 1pm Foyer £5. Free for under 14s

Wed 26 Oct, 8.30pm Concert Hall £15, £18.50 Age guidance: 18+

Here he performs with Fanta Mady Kouyate (guitar), Mohamed Koita (bass) and Fode Kouyate (drums). Revere (Accoustic) also perform with a stripped down version of their normal seven piece line-up showcasing an eclectic combination of vocals, guitar, harp, celesta, marxophone, cello and reed organ to bring a sense of drama but also a diverse and inspiring set to lead into Toumani’s performance.

‘Like a vintage Bordeaux, it slips down a treat…’ NME on Falling Down A Mountain.

In association with The Brighton SOURCE Magazine

Pavilion Theatre £4

Support from Revere

The second half sees a live set by Tindersticks.

Are you a local band with a following? Get involved contact rebecca.fidler@brightondome.org

Tue 4 Oct, Thu 10 Nov, Thu 1 Dec

Toumani Diabate

Performing Claire Denis film scores followed by a live Tindersticks concert performance

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Sun 13 Nov, 8pm

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Corn Exchange £15, 18.50 (£15 concessions)

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Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)

Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares

Madeleine Peyroux

Kate Rusby

‘Humane, articulate, effortlessly poetic and driven by an instinct for full-blooded subversion.’ Independent

‘Timeless melodies and rich, strange harmonies that make every hair on your body stand on end.’ Time Out, New York

The smoky-voiced American singer-songwriter carries her jazz sensibilities into rootsier territory with the release of her fifth studio album Standing on the Rooftop.

‘Folk music doesn’t get any cooler than Kate Rusby.’ Q Magazine

Steve Earle’s maverick hybrid of outlaw country, heartland rock and political punch has won the singer-songwriter a fiercely loyal fan base and huge critical acclaim. Now, after many years of touring solo and acoustically, the rabble-rousing godfather of the alt-country scene comes to the Brighton stage with his celebrated electric live band The Dukes (and Duchesses), featuring Allison Moorer.

This Grammy-winning Bulgarian vocal ensemble first came to the world’s attention back in 1986 when cult record label 4AD signed them to its predominantly indie roster. Their ‘thrilling, spine tingling’ (Observer) blend of traditional songs and contemporary arrangements mesmerised Western audiences, and the former ‘Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir’ became a world music sensation.

Madeleine Peyroux broke through with the million selling Careless Love in 2004. Its intimate jazz-inflected takes on Hank Williams, Leonard Cohen, Elliott Smith and Bob Dylan heralded an original new voice and sublime interpreter of classic and contemporary song. Half a Perfect World (2007) followed, this time with respectful nods to Serge Gainsbourg, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell.

Kate Rusby is the defining voice of contemporary English folk music. Yet her exquisite interpretations of traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches far beyond the genre. A rare achievement for a folk artist but entirely understandable given the irresistible emotional depth she brings to whatever she sings. Last year Rusby released her new album, Make The Light. Her first record of completely self-composed songs, this landmark release features Rusby’s all-new band, drawn (as ever) from the cream of Britain’s folk instrumentalists. Here, accompanied by these players, Rusby performs songs from Make The Light, together with much loved favourites from her back catalogue.

These dates showcase Earle’s latest album I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, the singer’s first collection of original material since his 2007 Grammy Award-winning album, Washington Square Serenade. This rare full-band performance is a must-see for any Steve Earle fan or country music aficionado. If you like the Mavericks, Townes Van Zandt, Ryan Adams, try this!

Tue 25 Oct, 7.30pm Concert Hall £18, £21 (£15 concessions) No support.

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Now Madeleine broadens her musical palette and embraces an organic American roots sound. Produced by Craig Street (k.d. lang, Norah Jones and Cassandra Wilson) and recorded with such luminaries as guitarist Marc Ribot and legendary New Orleans pianist Allen Toussaint, Standing on the Rooftop is an exciting new departure from an artist at the peak of her craft.

Following a sell-out run last year, they now embark on a UK tour. If you’ve never experienced the mystery of Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, don’t let the chance pass you by, because, once witnessed, it’s never forgotten!

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Since then, conducted by Dora Hristova, the 20 plus-piece choir has travelled the globe, conjuring a magical spell with its extraordinary melodies, haunting harmonies and a ‘breathtakingly beautiful sound like nothing else in the history of music’ (NME).

Presented by CMP Entertainment

Presented by Serious

Sun 30 Oct, 7.30pm

Tue 1 Nov, 7.30pm

Concert Hall £26.50, £28.50

Concert Hall £15, £20 (£15 concessions)

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Abba the Show

The Unthanks

‘…it’s impossible to imagine Eve Loiseau – or anyone – improving upon her miraculous recreation of the great French singer Edith Piaf.‘ Citizen & Echo

‘For those who had danced to Abba the first time round, this was the feelgood night to end them all.’ Liverpool Echo

‘Haunting, original and magnificent.’ The Guardian Not many bands can count Radiohead, Portishead, Elvis Costello, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby amongst their admirers, but The Unthanks certainly occupy a unique place in music.

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Northumbria sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank are unsentimental young storytellers outside of time, forging links between folk worlds old, new and other. Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure ought to be polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks; nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and present in The Best Albums of the Decade (worldwide, all genres) in The Guardian and Uncut. ‘Once in a blue moon type of every now and again, you hear music that is so complete, so wonderful, unique and yet familiar that it stops you in your tracks. They have that blue moon magic about them, and they have it in spades.’ BBC Music ‘Music as coldly desolate as it is achingly intimate… a sensationally graceful sound that can be epic and subdued, dreamy and specific, as well as supernaturally ancient and defiantly modern’ Paul Morley, Observer Music Magazine (Britain’s leading music journalist) Presented with No-Nation

PIAF − the songs

Eve Loiseau sings the songs of Edith Piaf with Fiona Barrow (violin) and Edward Jay (accordion)

plus Caitlin Stubbs

Thu 17 Nov, 8pm

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings Back in the UK

Zappa Plays Zappa with Dweezil Zappa and band

For three decades he was one half of the most famous rhythm section in rock history. Now author, restaurateur and legendary former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman returns to his musical roots as the driving force behind the sensational Rhythm Kings with Mary Wilson, legendary star of the original Supremes.

Frank Zappa - composer, singer, guitarist and bandleader – was one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the late twentieth century. Now, Zappa’s eldest son Dweezil and his band perform his father’s seminal 1974 album Apostrophe in its entirety, alongside a career-spanning selection of Zappa’s best-loved material.

With a stellar line-up of virtuoso musicians Wyman brings back to life the kind of classic rhythm and blues that first inspired him to pick up the guitar as a teenager. An unforgettable evening of top drawer R&B from a genuine rock ‘n’ roll icon.

Edith Piaf has become synonymous with French cabaret of the 1940s and 50s and remains France’s most popular singer. Piaf’s story is the stuff of legend, with her dramatic rise from Paris street urchin to star of international renown. Her life, however, was anything but ‘La vie en rose’. As the fiftieth anniversary of her death approaches, the iconic chanteuse is brought back to life with stirring interpretations of her best-loved songs from Sous le ciel de Paris to Non je ne regrette rien. This powerful celebration comes to you from a company whose credentials include Kneehigh Theatre and Canteve Vocale. Since her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in Feb 2002, Eve Loiseau has given recitals in England, New York and France. Eve performs with Canteve Vocale and the baroque ensemble, Duo Dolcetini. OME

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Performed by Sweden’s peerless band Waterloo and featuring Abba’s original saxophonist, Ulf Andersson, this sensational show charts the Abba story from their Eurovision beginnings to their world conquering heyday.

Apostrophe is signature Zappa and here, in a final twist, the man himself is brought back to the stage to perform with the band via synchronized audio/video technology using unreleased film footage. Revisit the legend and relive the music in this spellbinding family affair!

Presented by Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment

Presented by Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment

Tue 15 & Wed 16 Nov, 7.30pm

Sat 17 Dec, 8pm

Wed 23 Nov, 8pm

Thu 1 Dec, 8pm

Pavilion Theatre £15 (£13 concessions)

Concert Hall £16, £18.50

Concert Hall £22.50, £25, £28.50

Concert Hall £28.50

The latest in line from America’s first family of folk heads up an evening of authentic country rock. Sarah Lee is daughter of folk icon Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter of the legendary Woody Guthrie. Her musical career started after meeting husband Johnny Irion and joining Arlo’s family band. Here, Guthrie and Irion perform their distinctive brand of laid-back, harmony-laden country rock.

Concert Hall, £27.50

Presented by terrace cred.

Aloe Blacc

Sun 2 Oct, 8.15pm Pavilion Theatre, £15

The Bootleg Beatles

‘Writes like Gil-Scott Heron and sings like Bill Withers.’ (New York Times) The singer, who scored No.2 with his hit single I Need A Dollar embarks on a UK tour to release his new single Green Lights. This follows sell-out dates in London plus a show stealing set at Glastonbury. Aloe’s new single is an effortless and uplifting mix of classic, contemporary Soul with the Hip Hop sensibilities that have defined his career.

‘Mind boggling accuracy.’ Mail on Sunday

Fri 16 Dec, 7.30pm

Re-live the sights and sounds of the sixties as the world’s premier Beatle band returns to Brighton with its ‘flawless’ (Mojo) two hour multi-media stage production featuring all the classic Beatle hits. It’s not the Beatles but you simply won’t believe it!

Concert Hall, £15.50

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Young Theatre

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Tim and Light Tucked In

‘Intelligent, moving, inspired! Had me smiling for days afterwards.’ Sir Alan Ayckbourn (on Jackajack by Tucked in) Tim is a lonely boy who wants to be friends with the most brilliant boys and girls in Brighton. One day, him and his little cat, Light, unwittingly take a train journey to a moonlit Victorian house. This brave new fairytale of hope, friendship and love follows Tim’s epic journey from boy to young man. Think Edward Scissorhands meets Coraline meets Alice in Wonderland played out in a sublime blend of visual theatre, intricate puppetry and original music. Children can meet the puppets directly after the show. Ages 5+ (younger children are welcome if they are brave!)

Playmakes

Platform4

ajtc Theatre Company

Macbeth

The Two Man Tempest

‘Platform4’s strong visual approach creates theatrical rough magic.’ The Guardian In a land almost afraid to know itself, in a country where unnatural deeds are commonplace, and where the night is filled with a restless ecstasy, Shakespeare’s tale of ambition and guilt unfolds. Building on the success of their Tempest, Platform 4’s Macbeth creates a taut psychodrama that crackles with a wild electricity, brought alive by the sonic experiments of composer and guitarist Bic Hayes and sound designer Jules Bushell. As characters appear and disappear from the shadows, this nightmarish vision is played out with sparse staging and unique atmospherics under an immense canopy of darkness. A fresh and compelling new production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. ME

Fri 4 Nov, 7.30pm Sat 5 Nov, Matinee 2.30pm Pavilion Theatre £10 (£8 concessions)

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An old man is comatose and near death ... the play of The Tempest is his last living second, a time in which his loss is assuaged and his enemies forgiven. With an enchanting mesh of mime, masking, movement, and the music of voice, two actors conjure storms and apparitions, lay bare treasons and counterplot, and finally transport you to a ‘brave new world’ of love and reconciliation. Geoff Bullen’s exhilarating adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play is a virtuoso piece of pure theatre, accompanied by an extensive score commissioned from award-winning composer Tot Taylor.

Get busy with glitter and glue and a sprinkling of imagination and make your memories live on after seeing a Young Theatre show. It could be a hat, a puppet or a thing on a string, whatever the desired memento, our experienced Playmakes team are available after the show for some creative construction. Parents can stay and help or pop downstairs for coffee and cake!

Great Gran’s Great Games A new play for the Cultural Olympiad

On your marks, get set, and get ready for more enchanting storytelling from the team behind Laura’s Star and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

Look out for the icon and see the dates below…

Ollie can’t see the point of his Great Gran; she can’t run, jump, skate, anything. She can hardly stand. However, she can do something he can’t. She can swim. In fact, she can do it rather well. There was a time she did it at the Olympic Games in London. No! Not those Olympic Games. The other ones in 1948, when the athletes had to bring their own towels!

Minimal, magical and not to be missed.

Ages 4 - 9

Sat 26 Nov, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £10 (£8 concessions)

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Sun 23 Oct, 12.30pm Sun 6 Nov, 12.30pm Sun 4 Dec, 1pm Sun 11 Dec, 12.30pm Foyer, Mezzanine Level £5 per child, accompanying adults free

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Pied Piper Theatre Company

Sun 23 Oct, 11.30am & 2.30pm Pavilion Theatre £7, £5 concessions £22 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

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Pavilion Theatre £7, £5, £22 Family (2 adults, 2 children) Schools performances, Mon 7 Nov (contact rebecca.fidler@brightondome.org for details)

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It’s Christmas

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Brighton Dome Tea Dance

Winter Ceilidh With the Sussex Pistols

With the Footloose Dance Orchestra

Grab a partner and get ready to swing them off their feet at the best-loved winter knees-up on the block.

Snow Play

Starring Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies and Carlo Rossi from Italian TV

Christmas Open Day Live and Festive is the theme of our Christmas Open Day. Take a break from the shopping, rest your feet and plan your Xmas entertainment in the elegant surroundings of the Brighton Dome Foyer.

‘A fantastic, utterly enchanting show … children (and adults) will be captivated.’ Evening Standard. When Mr Green comes back from his Christmas holidays he finds that Mr White has moved into his house and covered everything in snow. All Mr White wants to do is sleep and have fun but Mr Green can’t stand the snow. Who gets to stay, and who has to go away? You decide, as you make a giant snowman, have a super snowball fight and help bring back spring in this delightfully festive, smash-hit interactive children’s show. Ages 3 - 7 In association with Lyngo Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith

Sat 3 Dec & Sun 4 Dec, 1pm and 3pm Pavilion Theatre £7, £5, £22 Family (2 adults, 2 children)

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Unpacked

Robin and the Big Freeze

This festive feast of a show breaks the ice and warms the heart with fantastic puppets, live music and bird-watching for all – whether you’re fleeing the nest or ruling the roost this Christmas!

Afternoon tea will be served in the splendid Concert Hall foyer. So sit back, soak up the ambience and then dance away the day in true tea dance style...

Robin and the Big Freeze takes flight care of Unpacked, Brighton Dome’s resident children’s theatre company and the creative team behind the full-throttle adventure Jumping Mouse. Look out for Unpacked’s Brighton Festival 2012 show next May, commissioned exclusively by Brighton Dome. Ages 4+

Thu 8 – Sun 11 Dec, Thu 10am, 1.30pm, 6pm Fri, 10am, 6pm, Sat & Sun, 11am, 2pm, 6pm Signed performance on 10 Dec, 2pm Pavilion Theatre £8, £6 children, £5 school groups, £25 Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Anyone who’s ever been to this annual step-fest will know the score: With Ceilidh maestros the Sussex Pistols at the helm (plus resident caller), you’ll soon be Stripping the Willow and dancing festive reels with the best of them. With under-8s chill-out room, kids’ cocktails and fully stocked bar for grown-up revellers, it’s foot-stomping festive fun all the way at this midwinter family fiesta.

Christmas Ball

With the Berkeley Square Society Band

While you soak up the ambience you’ll be entertained in style with the swinging sounds of the Brighton Jazz Co-op, or a rousing chorus or two from Brighton’s very own Russian Choir.

‘Unpacked’s new show for young children is a snowy delight.’ Total Theatre With suitcases and Sat Navs, the birds are getting ready to leave town. Robin remains; he’s got lots to do like tweeting at anyone who comes near his patch and posing for Christmas cards. But the snow is on its way and lots of it ... is everyone ready for the big freeze?

Drawing on the very best dance music of the period – made famous by many of its best-loved bandleaders – the Footloose Dance Orchestra recaptures the ‘golden days’ of the 1920s and 30s. It brings you all your favourite dance styles from the jazz-age swing of the foxtrot to the Latin lilt of the tango and rumba.

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Let this 15-piece big band transport you back to the timeless elegance of the classic tea dance.

It’s music, moonlight, love and romance all the way at this seasonal celebration of ballroom bliss. Once again, the glorious ten-piece Berkeley Square Society Band invites you to slip on your glad rags, dust off your foxtrot and give your feet a festive treat in the sumptuous setting of the Regency Corn Exchange. From the waltz to the quickstep; charleston to the cha-cha-cha, recapture the halcyon days of classic ballroom dance at the glittering Brighton Dome Christmas ball.

Plus there’s a host of activities to keep the kids amused – making Christmas baubles and decorative paper chains, and even writing secret letters to Santa! Meanwhile you can kick back and enjoy coffee, cake and a side order of winter cheer. A seasonal sanctuary from the hustle and bustle in the very heart of the city!

©Andrew Matthews

It’s Christmas

Sat 26 Nov, 12 noon – 5pm

Sun 4 Dec, 2pm

Mon 19 Dec, 8pm

Tue 20 Dec, 7pm

Foyer Free

Corn Exchange £12.50 includes tea and cake £80 for 8 people plus

Corn Exchange £12.50, £22.50 couples

Corn Exchange £8, £5 children, £22 Family (2 adults, 2 children)

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Christmas Ballet

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Christmas Ballet

‘Schaufuss’s choreographic ability unfolds itself in a delicate blend of the traditional and the innovative.’ Danish Jutland Post Peter Schaufuss Ballet

Peter Schaufuss Ballet presents Sir Frederick Ashton’s

The Nutcracker A Happy Dream

Romeo and Juliet

Olivier Award-winning choreographer and director Peter Schaufuss brings the wonder of classical ballet but with a modern twist to Brighton this Christmas.

This classic love story gets a modern make over as Danish dance star Peter Schaufuss Ballet revives Frederick Ashton’s seminal production.

Join Clara on her journey with the handsome Nutcracker Prince to the land of dreams and in her battle against growing up in Tchaikovsky’s spellbinding Christmas classic. This multi award winning production of the magical traditional ballet set to the iconic Tchaikovsky score is brought to life in this twenty first century staging. With contemporary characters and toys and games that today’s children will revel in The Nutcracker is a magical festive treat for the whole family.

Ashton, co-founder of Britain’s Royal Ballet, first staged his Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1955. Since then it has graced the world’s premier stages from the New York Met to the London Coliseum with its fusion of Shakespeare’s text, Prokofiev’s music and Ashton’s intimate choreography.

Thu 22 Dec, 7.30pm Opening Gala performance in the presence of the Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Brighton and Hove Councillor Anne Meadows. Plus a collection in aid of the Mayor’s Charities. Evening Dress optional.

Thu 22 – Fri 23 Dec, 7.30pm Sat 24 Dec, 2.30pm, Mon 26 Dec, 5pm Tue 27 Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £16, £22, £25.50, £28.50 Children go half price on top three ticket prices 22

On his death in 1988 Ashton bequeathed the work to Peter Schaufuss. Now, the Olivier Award- winning Danish choreographer/director brings this captivating production bang up-to-date. Faithful to the original choreography but with modern staging, new sets,and his own principal dancers Megumi Oki (Satisfaction, Language of Love) and Stefan Wise (Midnight Express, Hamlet), Schaufuss adds a ‘flash of 21st-century attitude’ to this perennial tale of death, devotion and star-crossed lovers.

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Wed 28 – Fri 30 Dec, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £16, £22, £25.50, £28.50 Children go half price on top three ticket prices

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It’s Christmas

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Uncaged Monkeys Pull a Cracker with Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus This most Christmassy of choirs sets the spirits soaring with its latest festive extravaganza. The Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is a Brighton institution. Formed just six years ago, it has already blossomed into a thriving choir of over 60 members. The chorus has performed with sixties icon Sandy Shaw and cult seventies punk band The Damned. In 2008 they hit the big-time, wowing over 7 million viewers on prime-time TV with their show-stopping appearance on BBC1’s Last Choir Standing. So for a real cracker of a Christmas celebration, ring in the Yuletide with the one and only Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus. Seasonal satisfaction guaranteed!

Christmas Concert

London Gala Orchestra, Brighton Festival Chorus,Brighton Festival Youth Choir James Morgan conductor

Juliette Pochin mezzo-soprano

Join Brighton Festival Chorus, Brighton Festival Youth Choir and London Gala Orchestra for this annual festive highlight – a joyous Sunday afternoon celebration of the very best of Christmas music. Once again conductor James Morgan ushers in the Yuletide season in the company of Classic FM star – mezzo-soprano Juliette Pochin and other special guests. Together they present an unforgettable afternoon of festive family music ranging from traditional to modern, including all your best-loved carols and Xmas favourites. Plus the chance to sing your heart out, accompanied by two of the UK’s top choirs! Make this a Christmas to remember and book early to get your favourite seats.

Raising funds for Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, registered charity 1137437

Sun 11 Dec, 7.30pm

Sun 18 Dec, 4pm

Concert Hall £7.50, £10, £12.50, £15

Concert Hall £12.50, £15, £20, £25

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A night of science and wonder starring Brian Cox, Ben Goldacre, Robin Ince, and Simon Singh National science and comedy tour celebrating the universe and many of the wonders that lie within it. The finest names in science broadcasting gather together to talk of dark matter, black holes, Bonobo apes, the big bang and anything else they can cram into two hours. Robin Ince, co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage and creator of the sell out smash Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People will be introducing great minds of science including; Brian Cox, the other presenter of Infinite Monkey Cage, and writer and presenter of Wonders of The Solar System and Wonders of the Universe. Ben Goldacre, author of

Bad Science and slayer of bamboozlers. Simon Singh, author of the ward winning Fermat’s Last Theorem, as well as Big Bang and Trick Or Treatment. This night will amaze, excite and have the audience leaving enthused and ready to dust off their microscope or peer through their telescope. Come to find out just why being human and inquisitive is so wonderful. A night like no other, mixing live presentations and fabulous projections of the phenomenal. Prepare to be amazed!

The Treason Show Christmas Special

That Was the Year That Was 2011

So, a quick quiz about 2011. Who was running the country? Who was REALLY running the country? Who’s no longer at the top of the most wanted list? Which famous royal double act topped the worst dressed list? How many political U-turns did David Cameron make? Can anyone remember what Nick Clegg looks like? Can’t recall anything about 2011? Then come along and let The Treason Show remind you in its own inimitable way! Fast, funny satire with possibly some festive nudity, The Treason Show looks back on 2011 and tells it how it really was!

Thu 15 Dec, 7.30pm

Wed 28 - Fri 30 Dec, 8pm

Concert Hall £25 (£20 concessions)

Pavilion Theatre £16 (£12.50 concessions)

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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth Dimension Trio: Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne Thomas Carroll Anthony Hewitt

conductor violin cello piano

Beethoven Overture Fidelio Beethoven Triple Concerto Op. 56 in C major Brahms Symphony No. 4 Op. 98 in E minor

Barry Wordsworth Alun Darbyshire Christine Messiter

conductor oboe flute

Haydn Symphony No. 82 in C (Bear) Albinoni Oboe Concerto Vivaldi Double Concerto for Oboe and Flute Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major K551 (Jupiter)

Barry Wordsworth Brighton Festival Chorus Rachel Nicholls Carolyn Dobbin Michael Bracegirdle Paul Reeves

conductor soprano mezzo tenor bass

Verdi Messa di Requiem In this concert for Remembrance Sunday, Verdi’s magnificent and operatic Requiem is the vehicle to welcome back Brighton Festival Chorus and a distinguished team of soloists. Powerful rhythmic impulses, strong melodic lines and dramatic contrasts together with the unforgettable and potent Dies Irae make this a compelling live experience to send shivers down your spine.

Stephen Bell conductor Martin Owen horn Mozart Overture La Finta Giardiniera K196 Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 K495 in E flat major Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Barry Wordsworth conductor Evelina Puzaite piano Humperdinck Prelude to Hansel and Gretel Dohnányi Variations on a Nursery song Op. 25 Tchaikovsky Extended Suite from Swan Lake

This concert of contrasts features a simple and early Mozart overture written when he was eighteen, alongside his wonderfully boisterous Fourth Horn Concerto, much beloved for its tuneful final movement. The latter features Martin Owen, a supreme exponent of his art and currently Principal Horn of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The evening concludes with the dramatic intensity, complex melodies and climactic harmonies of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony, one of the most powerful works of the symphonic repertoire. Stephen Bell, a favourite with Brighton audiences, returns to the podium for this monumental and beautiful work.

In this seasonal programme, one of the world’s greatest ballet conductors leads us through his own personally selected suite from one of the repertoire’s greatest ballets. And if that isn’t enough to tempt you, there’s the familiar and tuneful prelude to a story of witches, gingerbread houses and sandmen, plus the musical hilarity of the biggest orchestral introduction to ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ you’re ever likely to come across!

New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala John Bradbury concertmaster The end of year celebrations begin in many minds with the BPO’s Viennese concert. This year the event returns to a style with which the Strauss family themselves would have been very familiar - led by a concert master who also acts as soloist in a number of the works. We are fortunate to have secured the services of experienced and celebrated concertmaster John Bradbury, who also introduces the programme of familiar and unfamiliar works from the podium.

The BPO’s opening concert of the season is a traditional programme featuring the overture Beethoven eventually chose for Fidelio after the three attempts now known as the Leonora Overtures. The concert also includes one of Beethoven’s most unusual and moving concertos, performed by members of the Dimension Trio, and concludes with Brahms’s dramatic and passionate last symphony in which he both paraphrases Bach and nods at the ‘chaconne’ form with its repetitive bass theme.

In a salute to the Brighton Early Music Festival (happening concurrently) this concert features the early development of the symphonic and concerto forms. The latter originated and developed in Italy, exemplified here with these two concertos by Vivaldi and Albinoni, featuring soloists Alun Darbyshire (principal oboe) and Christine Messiter (principal flute). The development of the symphony is given prominence through Haydn’s rarely heard middle period Bear and the last of Mozart’s symphonies, Jupiter, possibly the seminal work of the 18th century.

Sun 2 Oct, 2.45pm

Sun 23 Oct, 2.45pm

Sun 13 Nov, 2.45pm

Sun 27 Nov, 2.45pm

Sun 11 Dec, 2.45pm

Sat 31 Dec, 2.45pm

Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, £32

Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, £32

Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, £32

Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, £32

Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, £32

Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, £32

NB No pre-concert interview for this event

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‘An elegant, deeply musical interpreter who strikes an inspired balance of head and heart in everything she plays.’

Photo: Roger Mastroianni

Chicago Tribune

London Philharmonic Orchestra Chilingirian Quartet Levon Chilingirian Ronald Birks Susie Mészáros Philip De Groote

violin violin viola cello

Mozart String Quartet No. 18 in A major K464 Ravel String Quartet in F major ‘This is the playing of an expert ensemble, and it is refreshing in its skill, fluency and energy.’ Gramophone The Chilingirian Quartet is world renowned for its thrilling interpretations and commanding performances of the great quartets. Here it celebrates two such works. After hearing Mozart’s six ‘Haydn Quartets’ in 1785, Haydn himself declared to Mozart’s father, ‘Before God, and as an honest man, I tell you that your son is the greatest composer known to me either in person or by name.’

Mon 24 Oct, 7pm Corn Exchange £17.50 (includes post-show reception with a glass of wine and snacks)

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Eduardo Portal Javier Perianes God was similarly invoked when Debussy heard Ravel’s first and greatest chamber work in 1902, proclaiming, ‘In the name of God, you must not tamper with this string quartet.’ A divine evening of transcendent chamber music guaranteed! This is a launch concert for Strings Attached – a voluntary group founded by lovers and champions of chamber music in Brighton & Hove. The price includes a reception immediately after the concert to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Chilingirian Quartet and an opportunity to join Strings Attached.

And don’t miss our new monthly Sunday Coffee Concert string quartet series. See p32.

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Mitsuko Uchida, piano

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Antonio José Suite, The Muleteer Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain Falla Suites Nos. 1 and 2, The Three-Cornered Hat Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition Manuel de Falla took such fastidious care with all his music that those works he did finish are all exquisitely crafted gems, each encapsulating something utterly in tune with Spanish culture. His fiery, flamencoinspired ballet score The Three-Cornered Hat is conducted here by a young Spaniard who has made quite an impression on concert-goers in the last two years, Eduardo Portal. He finishes with Mussorgsky’s celebrated set of pictures in music a touching walk past etchings and sketches by Victor Hartmann infused with the orchestral colour and power of Maurice Ravel.

Sat 19 Nov, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23, £27.50 Premium Seats £32.50

Photo: Richard Avedon

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Schumann Waldszenen Schubert Sonata in C minor D958 Schoenberg Six Little Pieces Op. 19 Chopin Nocturne Op. 62 Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy Op. 61 ‘An elegant, deeply musical interpreter who strikes an inspired balance of head and heart in everything she plays.’ Chicago Tribune Grammy-winning concert pianist Mitsuko Uchida has a frenetic international schedule, touring the globe from Salzburg to Tokyo, from Berlin to New York City. This season she makes her first visit to Brighton Dome. Uchida is a renowned interpreter of Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, in both the concert hall and on CD. Earlier this year she won a Grammy Award for her recording of Mozart’s Piano Concerti 23 and 24 with the Cleveland Orchestra. She has also illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern and Boulez for a new generation of listeners. For this solo recital she performs a mixed programme from Chopin to Schoenberg.

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Britten Sinfonia bring their acclaimed At Lunch series to Brighton. Each hour-long concert features a new work co-commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall.

Berlioz – L’enfance du Christ Sir Mark Elder Sarah Connolly Allan Clayton Roderick Williams Neal Davies Britten Sinfonia Voices

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Sir Mark Elder – one of the UK’s most distinguished conductors – leads a stellar cast of soloists and Britten Sinfonia’s new professional choir in Berlioz’s magical oratorio. Based on the story of Christ’s childhood and the Holy Family’s journey from Bethlehem to Egypt, L’enfance du Christ is one of Berlioz’s most popular works and the perfect start to the festive season.

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‘The music of Berlioz has been one of my passions for as long as I can remember and has been a constant strand through my professional life. I have been longing to find the right opportunity to conduct this particular work, and the combination of Britten Sinfonia, their new chorus and the pre-Christmas season seems just right.’ Sir Mark Elder

Launching the series is Royal College of Music graduate and Camberwell Composers Collective member, Charlie Piper, winner of the 2006 Royal Philharmonic Society composition prize. The centrepiece of the programme is Bruch’s Septet. Bruch may be best known for his Violin Concerto, but the Septet also includes powerful melodies and wonderful string writing; and with the addition of clarinet, bassoon and horn, Bruch creates an intensity of timbre that rivals the Concerto in richness. ‘The Bruch Septet is one of those pieces that I’ve wanted to play for ages … It’s a fantastic work and a rare opportunity to hear it played live. It’s also great to be playing something by Charlie Piper for the first time, despite us having been friends for several years!’ Thomas Gould (violin)

Plus pre-show talk: In conversation with Sir Mark Elder 6.30pm.

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Handel Trio Sonata André Previn Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon Elspeth Brooke New Work (World première tour) Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano

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Music for the combination of oboe, bassoon and piano is unusual but by no means unique. Perhaps the best known work is Poulenc’s Trio, a light and witty piece which imitates the French Baroque style with an emphasis on clarity, balance and simplicity. André Previn’s Trio juxtaposes this and is full of energy and jazz rhythms. Young composer, Elspeth Brooke adds to the repertoire for this mix of instruments with a new work commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall.

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At the centre of this programme is Franck’s Piano Quintet. It marked a watershed in the history of chamber music repertoire when first performed due to its broad emotional range and abundance of passion. The new work in this concert (co-commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall) is written by Luke Bedford, resident composer at the latter. Luke studied at the Royal College of Music and his work is full of brooding intensity in which every note counts with maximum purpose.

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Fellowship, culminating in a highly acclaimed disc of Haydn’s Seven Last Words. Last year the Quartet recorded its first CD, of Peteris Vasks’ quartets, and took part in the BBC Proms chamber music series at Cadogan Hall with pianist Francesco Piemontesi.

In association with Strings Attached, Brighton Dome is delighted to host a series of Sunday morning Coffee Concerts, presenting five extraordinary Quartets. Join these wonderful artists after the concert for coffee and cake and start your Sunday with some incredible chamber music in an intimate setting.

Sun 8 Jan, 11am Corn Exchange, £17.50 (£15 concessions)

Endellion Quartet Elias Quartet Bach The Art of Fugue Beethoven String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major Beethoven Grosse Fugue in B flat major ‘The Elias is the best young quartet I have come across in years.’ Sunday Times

Heath Quartet Janáček String Quartet No. 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) Schubert String Quartet No. 13 in A minor Rosamunde ‘One of the most interesting young quartets I have heard in recent years.’ The Strad Magazine The series gets underway with both audience and performers on the stage of Brighton Dome’s wonderful Concert Hall. We welcome back the accomplished young musicians of its resident string quartet. The Heath Quartet was formed in 2002 at the RNCM and was selected by YCAT in 2008. It won first prize and the Audience Prize at the Tromp International Competition in Eindhoven and second prize at the Haydn International Competition in Vienna. It made its Brighton Festival debut in 2010 in the same year as releasing its debut CD recording.

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Taking its name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah (Elias in its German form), this distinguished quartet was formed in 1998 at the RNCM. Its debut recording of Mendelssohn quartets for Sanctuary Classics received wide acclaim and last year’s disc of Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert on the Wigmore Hall Live label was given the BBC Music Magazine Newcomer Award. Last year the Quartet was selected to join BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme and won the Borletti-Buitoni Award. Sponsored by Andrew and Margaret Polmear to celebrate Gladys West’s 100th birthday.

Sun 18 Dec, 11am Corn Exchange £17.50 (£15 concessions)

And next year... Navarra Quartet Brahms String Quartet in C minor Op. 51 No. 1 Britten String Quartet No. 3 Op. 94 ‘They have a warmly rounded and very expressive sound.’ The Independent Winners of the 2008 Outstanding Young Artist Award at the MIDEM Classique Awards in Cannes, the Navarra Quartet was selected for representation by YCAT in 2006 and a year later received the Borletti-Buitoni Trust

Haydn String Quartet in E flat major Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 4 in E minor Such is the reputation of the Endellion that its thirtieth anniversary celebrations (2009) spawned a series of major new projects. These included the release of a boxed set of the complete Beethoven string quartets; new commissions for poets Wendy Cope (with Roxana Panufnik) and Andrew Motion (setting new text to Haydn’s Seven Last Words); and involvement in Phill Grabsky’s film In Search of Beethoven. Wherever the Quartet performs, it ‘sets the audience ablaze’ (Daily Telegraph) and ‘captivates concertgoers with a remarkable rapport’ (Guardian).

Sun 19 Feb, 11am Corn Exchange £17.50 (£15 concessions)

Kuss Quartet Mozart String Quartet No. 19 in C major Dissonance Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11 ‘Provocative, driving, impassioned playing … the purity of sound was almost heavenly.’ Houston Chronicle Subtly but distinctively charismatic, the Berlin-based Kuss Quartet is firmly established in the elite of the world’s string quartets, marked out by its readiness to experiment, not only with its engagement in early and new music, but with its interpretations of the standard quartet repertoire. The breadth of the Quartet’s reach is exemplified in its Sony BMG CD release Bridges, which, creating connections across the centuries, juxtaposes transcriptions of Renaissance masters with contemporary innovators.

Sun 18 Mar, 11am Concert Hall £17.50 (£15 concessions)

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The Featherstonehaughs Draw on the Sketch Books of Egon Schiele Join Lea Anderson’s all male contemporary dance company as they hit the road for the very last time. This farewell tour sees a dynamic reworking of the company’s classic 1998 show inspired by the work of visual artist Egon Schiele. Loaded with energy and Anderson’s iconic choreography, the six Featherstonehaughs bring to life the tormented artistic vision of the Austrian expressionist painter. As canvas becomes choreography, Schiele’s striking images metamorphose into a vigorous and powerful movement vocabulary. The performance features an entirely new score played live and stunning costumes by three time Oscar-winning designer Sandy Powell. Don’t miss this last chance to catch one of the UK’s most innovative dance companies live. Pre-show event Free to ticket holders, booking essential via 01273 709709 or in person at the Ticket Office. Lea Anderson in conversation with Martin Hargreaves Providing a rare insight into her practice, the acclaimed choreographer discusses her work and relationship with the still and moving image over a 25-year career. 6.30pm, Pavilion Theatre

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‘Choreography that sends you home cloud-high.’

Richard Alston Dance Company

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Richard Alston has been described by The Times as ‘a choreographer for whom every dance is a love affair with his chosen music.’ This triple bill of classic and new repertoire is no exception, each piece infused with the spirit of the music that inspired it.

Shaun Parker & Company Happy as Larry

First is a revival of Alston’s iconic signature-piece Roughcut, made in 1990 and danced to the peals of Steve Reich’s shimmering New York and Electric Counterpoints for clarinet and guitar. This is a rare chance to see one of the defining classics of British dance – and one of its most enjoyable.

‘Happy as Larry is brilliantly choreographed, flawlessly and joyously performed, and thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. I literally sat on the edge of my seat.’ Australian Stage

The programme also includes Martin Lawrance’s powerful Lie of the Land performed to Ned Rorem’s edgy, driving String Quartet No. 4, and Unfinished Business, Alston’s new piece to Mozart’s elegant Piano Sonata No. 15.

Pre:View - James Wilton Dance South East Dance present new season of live work created by promising young choreographers, prior to performances by firm favourites. Watch the

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Adventures and listen to them discuss their practice in an intimate setting before Richard Alston Dance that same evening.

The cast of characters is developed from the Enneagram, a psychological system that maps nine personality types: the Perfectionist; the Giver; the Performer; the Tragic Romantic; the Observer; the Devil’s Advocate; the Optimist; the Boss; and the Mediator – all rich inspiration for Shaun Parker’s insightful creativity. Set to a vibrant electro/ acoustic score, this innovative and moving dance work brings fun and danger to the fore.

Corn Exchange Free to Richard Alston Dance ticket holders £3 non-ticket holders

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Concert Hall £7.50, £10, £12.50, £15, Schools £6 Free pre-show talk, Wed 9 Nov, 6.30pm Founders Room

What makes us happy? This funny, playful and poignant new show from award-winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker investigates the elusive nature of human happiness in an intoxicating mix of ballet, break-dance, roller-skating and highly physical contemporary dance.

Tue 8 Nov, 6.30pm

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The lessening of difference ‘If you’re looking for something that’s both new and impressive then this could be your best bet…’ Time Out Human beings have a universal need to belong and to love. Following the critical success of 2009’s extraordinary about around, Brighton-based Jerwood Award-winning choreographer Ben Wright and his inspirational dance company create their most ambitious work to date, a powerful exploration of human intimacy. ‘Cheekily hovering on the boundary between dance and theatre’ (Metro), Ben Wright’s work is known for its exceptional production values and stirring emotional aesthetics. This stunning new piece of dance-theatre – a unique collaboration with author David Charles Manners (In the Shadow of Crows) – ignites dynamic and inventive connections between performers and audience to create an unforgettable experience. With sound design by Alan Stones, lighting by Guy Hoare and film by Dick Straker, Wright and his quartet of exceptional dancers invite you to dream and join them in snowfall. Ben Wright is an Associate Artist with South East Dance. The lessening of difference has been created with funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and is co-commissioned by ICIA, University of Bath; Corn Exchange, Newbury; The Place; The Point, Eastleigh and South East Dance.

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Now open during the day, our spacious, sunlit foyer bar is the perfect place to catch up with friends, study, hold informal meetings or work quietly with free wifi. It is also a great family friendly space, ideal for relaxing on comfy sofas with a cuppa or some locally sourced food, while the children entertain themselves with the selection of books and toys. There’s plenty of room for pushchairs, facilities for baby-changing, and bottles can even be warmed if requested. Tue – Sun, and Bank Hol Mon, 10am – 5pm Entrance via Church Street NB on occasion the foyer may close for private events. To check call 01273 261550

Foyer Activities There’s a seasonal selection of activities and entertainment on offer throughout the autumn from drop-in workshops and music sessions to special events like our Christmas Open Day in November (see p. 21). Regular drop-ins Hone your stage skills and exercise your vocal chords in specially devised acting and singing workshops (see p. 40/41).

And for young theatre attenders, don’t miss our exciting new children’s activity, Playmakes, held after family theatre shows (see p.19). Free Lunchtime Music Feed body and soul with a lunchtime serving of good food and great free music care of Brighton Jazz Co-op and local choirs. Check brightondome.org for dates Free Children’s Storytelling – Age 5+ Experience the magic of live storytelling as playwright/theatre director Dvora Liberman conjures an enchanting world of wonder tales, folk tales, animal stories, and ancient myths from around the world. These lively, interactive sessions for children are fun, entertaining and the perfect introduction to the ancient art of telling tales… Sat 8 Oct, Sat 12 Nov, Sat 10 Dec, 10am Introductory sessions – FREE!

White Night

Venue Tours

Fayre Play!

Nighttime is the right time as Brighton Dome embraces the utopian magic that is this year’s White Night!

Get up close and personal with some of the city’s favourite spaces as we throw open our doors for a series of exclusive tours.

As the whole city celebrates the end of British summertime in the company of its artists, venues, creators and curators, Brighton Dome is open for after dark escapades. Move to a Gallic groove with some of the hottest bands and DJs from across the Channel as La Lune des Pirates take over the Pavilion Theatre. Join Toulouse-Lautrec and other cultural degenerates in our seedy Absinthe bar and while away your night until the early hours talking to the green fairy.

Dome Discovery Tour Ever wondered what takes place behind-the-scenes at Brighton Dome? What goes down backstage before the curtains go up out front? And what untold stories does this most historic of buildings whisper in the wings? Glimpse the entrance to the secret tunnel from the Royal Pavilion to the Concert Hall and cross paths with staff and artists in this fascinating encounter with Brighton Dome past and present.

Think outside the Christmas box this season – for bespoke festive gift ideas and truly original stocking fillers, we’re hosting a series of special collectors/ designers/makers fayres.

Or chance your arm in the foyer bar (and beyond) with our Utopian Game Show as masters and mistresses of masquerade – Shambush – lead you on an unforgettable journey.

£8, £7 group 10 or more. Tea and cake included in the ticket price. Book on 01273 709709

L’été est mort – vive la Nuit Blanche!

Sat 30 Oct, 10pm –5am BST Pavilion Theatre, Foyer Free. First come, first served (numbers may be limited for some experiences). 5am closing time is subject to approval of license extension

Sun 30 Oct, Sat 26 Nov, Wed 28 Dec,1pm

Cultural Quarter Tour Taking in the Royal Pavilion, The Museum and The Brighton Dome learn about George IV’s Indian pleasure palace, Regency garden, stable block and riding school, and how these buildings have evolved into the vibrant cultural venues they are today.

Frock Me! Britain’s foremost vintage fashion fair has become a mecca for anyone looking for one-off retro treasures – from designers and students to the glamour glitterati. Roll up your sleeves and rummage the rails at this shrine to vintage elegance. Sun 2 Oct & 6 Nov, 11am-5pm Made 11 – Brighton’s Design and Craft Fair Over 100 of Britain’s best designers and makers showcase their handcrafted work at one of the country’s leading contemporary design shows. Buy exclusive pieces and unique gifts for that tailor-made Christmas touch. Thu 17 Nov – Sun 19 Nov, various times apply

Sat 26 Nov, 10.30am from Royal Pavilion £20 to include tea and cake following the tour. Book on 03000 290 902 37


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This new aerial drama by acclaimed playwright Tanika Gupta explores what happens to a family when the mind of an old Indian man starts to unravel. Bobbie has spent all his adult life in Britain, but in a care home he reverts to the language of his Bombay childhood. His family are devastated. How can they understand his life as he enters a world of which they have no comprehension? As secrets and hidden stories tumble from Bobbie’s mouth, they begin to question the truth about their ancestry and shared history.

The Shoreham Allstars is a unique group of talented and motivated young musicians (age 7-18) based in neighbouring Shoreham-by-Sea. The collective provides a supportive platform for the young musicians to learn and develop their skills and then showcase them in a live arena at festivals, arts centres and established music venues across the south-east.

*Proceeds from sales of the CD will go towards Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

Wed 9 Nov, 7pm

Amor Flamenco Sol y Sombra ‘Don’t miss this opportunity to see flamenco in it’s most pure and authentic form.’ The Guardian

A co-production with Q Theatre Productions Mumbai, Mind Walking has been developed with the British Council’s UK-India Connections Through Culture programme and was commissioned by BandBazi with the assistance of Arts Council, England.

Wed 2 & Thu 3 Nov, 8pm

Sat 12 Nov, 8pm

Pavilion Theatre £11 (£9 concessions)

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Pavilion Theatre £5 (£3 concessions for under 16s)

The Blue Camel Club is managed by people with learning disabilities and celebrates the achievements of learning disabled artists from the city and beyond.

Full disability access to venue and films.

Full disability access. Supported by Carousel

Supported by Carousel and Junk TV

Mon 12 Dec, 7pm

Tue 22, Wed 23 & Thu 24 Nov

Corn Exchange £4 (access assistants free)

Corn Exchange Tickets £1 per person per screening (buy direct from Carousel on 01273 234 734, e-mail oskabright@ carousel.org.uk)

Brother and sister José and Ana Dueñas León return with their six-piece company to present their stunning new flamenco show. Sol y Sombra (Sun and Shadow) is an authentic flamenco experience that reflects both the vibrant heat of summer and the mystery and drama of nightfall. Combining fiery music with dynamic dance, the ensemble performs with all the passion, sensuality and emotion that makes flamenco one of the most exhilarating of all art forms. Together the musicians and dancers create an intimacy and connection with their audience that is both mesmerising and unique.

An emotionally charged, character-driven tale fused with BandBazi’s trademark aerial circus and delivered by an international cast and creative team. Mind Walking is a bold new departure for Tanika Gupta, who has previously written plays for the Royal National Theatre, the Young Vic and the Royal Court.

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This young music collective celebrates the release of its new compilation CD Original Allstars Greatest Hits with a live Pavilion Theatre performance.*

Tonight the latest crop of young artists from the Allstars roster perform alongside special guests, Oaf, Brighton’s own ‘masters of jazz-soiled punk rock and ‘orrible noise’, fronted by rock journo Dom Lawson.

Hosted by the Shut Up and Listen radio show, the Blue Camel Club is the place for people with learning disabilities to strut their funky stuff. Featuring music made by learning disabled musicians worldwide, there are live bands, DJs, VJs and performances. With plenty of room for dancing, a chill-out space and bar, it’s a hot night for the cool season.

Played out over three days of cinematic adventure, this unique festival showcases a wealth of film talent. Dance films, music films, animation, live action, documentary –each screening shows a different selection on a theme, presenting films from Australia or Canada alongside new media shorts and foreign language titles. With masterclasses and training, panel discussions, a multimedia installation and red carpet award ceremony, rounded off with a wrap party.

With special guests ‘Oaf’

’I admire Gupta for using the stage to rub our noses in global reality.’ The Guardian

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The fifth international festival of short films and digital media made by people with a learning disability.

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Snakes and Ladders By Sarah Naomi Lee, directed by Kerri Mclean Amma can’t bear to relax, Kim loves being the one ‘blessed’ with ‘good hair’ and Sista is allergic to all forms of family life, Beyonce and any Timotei advert. Each sister knows her place; that is until Simone comes along and suddenly no one knows who they are any more. Four women, many memories and one secret. Snakes and Ladders is a bold and powerful new comic drama about race, identity and the testing of family loyalties partly inspired by stories and memories collected for the Brighton based Positive Hair Day (PHD) heritage project Produced by Plenty Productions in association with Rolemop Arts

Fri 25 Nov, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre Age 18+ £8 (£6 concessions)

The Bigger Bang VI Professor Hal (BBC’s Bright Sparks; ITV’s Ministry of Mayhem) and ‘The Doc’ (Ministry of Mayhem) are back for another incendiary science extravaganza. The usual team – including ‘Fireworks’ Mike Sansom and ‘Side Show’ Dave Campbell will be unveiling their giant chemistry set and unleashing a series of hair-raising experiments and mad-cap demonstrations. Loud, explosive, and fun, this entertaining live experience for the whole family is science, but not as we know it! So brace yourself and get ready for the biggest bang since the great cosmic kick-off.

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01273 709709 | brightondome.org Sylvi will help you learn how to create wounds and scars, ghosts and ghouls, and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary! Please bring brushes if you have them and an old towel.

Shaun Parker Workshop Shaun’s collaborative approach to creating new work crosses dance, performance, and music with yoga and acrobatics. Join the creator of Happy as Larry and his international company for this highly energetic two-hour workshop. Perfect for students of performance and dance. For a free education resource pack go to www.happyaslarrytour.co.uk. To book please contact Hilary Cooke, Creative Producer on 01273 260821 or hilary.cooke@brightondome.org

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Stand-Up in a Weekend Ever fancied yourself as a stand-up comedian? The secret is Attitude. In this weekend workshop, Tony Allen (‘the godfather of alternative comedy’) and team help you unleash your performance persona and use it to produce your own unique comedy.

Age 18+ Sat 15 Oct – Sun 16 Oct, 11am – 5pm, £35 Performance Sun 16 Oct, 5.30pm Founders Room £3

Brighton Dome Dressing Rooms £20

Writing For Children With Alan Durant Join the award-winning author of Burger Boy, Always and Forever, Dear Tooth Fairy, Game Boy, Blood and over 70 other titles, and learn how to write for children of all ages. Share ideas and explore techniques in group workshops and discussions, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No experience necessary.

choreography. Using her unique creative methods, participants are encouraged to turn convention on its head and experiment with their own techniques in order to develop new ways of moving, making work and devising dance theatre in a brand new light. Suitable for those with some experience of dance, physical theatre and/or making work for live performance; students welcome.

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Featherstonehaughs Devising Dance & pre-show event Physical Performance: Lea Anderson in conversation Theatrical Make-Up Halloween Special! Get ready for Halloween with this practical workshop led by professional make up-artist Sylvi Du Sauzay. An expert in special effects and prosthetics, 40

Stage Combat Whether providing swashbuckling action or gritty realism, the stage fight is a powerful storytelling tool. Professional fight director Richard Brighton will introduce you to the basics of armed stage combat, learning spectacular swordplay, and using historically accurate single handed broadswords

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Lea Anderson is one of the most exciting British choreographers working today and her all-male dance company includes some of the most dynamic performers in dance theatre. This highly physical, creative workshop explores some of Lea’s striking, often unconventional approaches to

Lorraine Bowen’s Sing-along-a Rogers & Hammerstein

Age 15+ Sun 20 Nov, 10.30am – 5pm

Age 18+ Tuesdays 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 10am – 12.30pm

Creative Workshop led by the Featherstonehaughs

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Providing a rare insight into her practice, the acclaimed choreographer discusses her work and relationship with the still and moving image over a 25-year career.

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Extend your singing range, boost your confidence and enjoy popular songs from the musicals in a fun and relaxed singing workshop. Songs picked from Carousel, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Sound of Music and The King and I will guarantee to perk up the winter season! Song-sheets available from mid-November on the Brighton Dome website.

enthusiasm for the positive power of group singing is infectious. No experience necessary, just the will to sing.

Adults & children age 12+ Saturdays, 11am – 1pm Founders Room £5 Please check brightondome.org for dates. A drop-in event.

Age 16+ Sun 4 Dec, 11am – 4pm Founders Room £20

Ballroom Workshop

With Carola Degener Pereira (from Brighton Dancing) Learn all the moves from the elegant Viennese waltz to the vigorous cha-cha-cha so you can dance the night away at the annual Brighton Dome Christmas Ball. Whether you are a beginner, improver or seasoned pro, professional dance teacher Carola will help you take to the floor with a flourish!

Age 18+ Mon 12 Dec, 8pm – 10pm Pavilion Theatre £5

Soulful Singing Put a smile on your face, lift your spirits and get your feet moving with Brighton-based African percussion master and group harmony singing leader Mahasukha. This is a fun and uplifting workshop and Mahasukha’s

Brighton Meisner Workout Martin Hobbs, actor and teacher, brings you this drop-in workshop for professional performers based on the exercises developed by Sandford Meisner, founder member of the Group Theatre in New York. Meisner defined acting as ‘living truthfully under imaginary circumstances’. He devised a set of exercises to help actors achieve this by developing spontaneity and responsiveness, widening their emotional range and improving their interaction on stage. For newcomers to the technique, Meisner aficionados and performers wanting to keep their acting muscles toned between jobs.

Essential Alston Workshops These special in-school sessions are devised to challenge your dance class and help them engage with the work of internationally renowned choreographer Richard Alston. Workshops take place within your school at any time of the year (from three to six hours) and include extensive warm-ups, an introduction to the style of the company, learning repertoire and working on creative choreography tasks. Costs: up to three hours £180+vat; up to five hours £250+vat (plus travel & accommodation). Book tickets for your school group to see the company perform and receive £30 off your workshop fee. E-mail katherine.rothman@theplace. org.uk for more details or visit www.richardalstondance.com. Check www.brightondome.org for dates EVENT p34

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Live and Unjudged!

Everyone’s favourite Strictly star slips on his dancing shoes for another chance to catch his sell-out live spectacular. Brendan Cole hit the spotlight in the UK as the hugely talented lovable rogue from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Now he returns to the live arena in the company of his sensational 14-piece band and a scorching line-up of fellow former Strictly pros (including his own brother Scott Cole). With a host of classic dance moves from the sensual rumba to the elegant foxtrot; from the red hot salsa to the dynamic pasa doble – all played out to a live soundtrack of classics by Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Lopez et al – it’s show time Strictly style: live, explosive and up-close-and-personal!

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First Fictions presents an innovative programme of events alongside creative writing masterclasses and an academic conference (hosted by the University and open to all). Among those helping to champion first works – and announce the winner of the First Graphic Novel Competition – will be Ian Rankin, Steve Bell, Jackie Kay, Elleke Boehmer, Meg Rosoff, Hannah Berry, Bryan Talbot, and Kate Mosse, Chair of the Orange Prize, who hosts the opening event. Other highlights range from headline debates on new digital art forms to exclusive literary gatherings hosted by Damian Barr (Shoreditch House Literary Salon), The Space and Grit Lit.

Hofesh Shechter

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Political Mother

Hofesh Shechter’s electrifying full length spectacle returns to Brighton Dome. Political Mother, commissioned by Brighton Festival, was deemed ‘an audio visual marvel’ (Daily Telegraph) after its world premiere in May 2010. Featuring 10 dancers and a live band of drums and electric guitars it is a ‘work of galvanising, challenging power’ (The Guardian). Celebrated for its unforgettable rock gig atmosphere, Shechter’s ground-shaking score and breathtaking ensemble sequences Political Mother is a contemporary dance theatre revolution. ‘A mix of explosive choreography and sensory musical overload’ The Stage

Marin Alsop Denis Kozhukhin

conductor piano

Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Shostakovich Symphony No.5 The BSO continues its Brighton Dome residency with a concert of grand statements and rapturous energy. Leonore No.3 is arguably the greatest and certainly the most potent of the four overtures Beethoven wrote for his epic opera , Fidelio. Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini embodies his late style at its brilliant best, with wit, invention and irresistible melodies. Finally, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony – written under pressure from the brutal Stalinist state might have appeased the authorities, but beneath its surface grandeur and undeniable beauty, the composer’s steely disdain shone through.

Thu 19 – Sun 22 Jan 2012

Tue 31 Jan, 7.30pm

Full details to follow in October at www.brightondome.org

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DV8

Can We Talk About This? A work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson A new physical theatre work from Newson’s award-winning UK company DV8 exploring freedom of speech, censorship and Islam. From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, Can We Talk About This? examines how these events have reflected and influenced multicultural policies, press freedom and censorship. In the follow up to the critically acclaimed To Be Straight With You, this documentarystyle dance-theatre production will use real-life interviews and archive footage. Co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville and Festival d’Automne, Paris, National Theatre, and Dansens Hus Stockholm.

Wed 29 Feb – Sat 3 Mar, 8pm Sat matinee 3pm

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Corn Exchange £17.50, £22.50 (£12.50 schools)

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October 1 Oct 2 Oct 4 Oct 7 Oct 8 Oct 9 Oct

● African Night Fever ● Frock Me! Fashion fair ● Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra ● Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion ● Source New Music ● Phil Nichol ● Adam Hills ● Frisky & Mannish

8pm

PT

● Micky Flanagan

p12

● Carl Donnelly

Various

PT

p20

9.15pm

PT

p9

Britten Sinfonia Lunchtime Recital

1pm

CEX

p31

7.30pm

CH

p30

Various

PT

p20

PT

p10

13 Nov ●

Toumani Diabate

CEX

p13

11 Dec ● Robin and the Big Freeze

p10

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

2.45pm

CH

p26

● Playmakes

8.15pm

PT

p17

● Jimeoin

9.30pm

CEX

p10

14 Nov ●

Imelda May

7.30pm

CH

W

● Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

10am

FR

p40

● Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

8pm

CH

W

PT

p12

● Best of the Fest

7.45pm

PT

p3

● Jason Byrne

9.15pm

PT

p3

22 Oct ● Seann Walsh

8pm

8pm

CH

p3

15 Nov ●

Writing for children with Alan Durant

CEX

p9

Yes

7.30pm

CEX

p10

Piaf - The songs

7.30pm

PT

p16

14 Dec ● The Bigger Bang IV

CEX

p3

● Funny Women

7.45pm

PT

p10

16 Nov ●

Piaf - The songs

7.30pm

PT

p16

CEX

p4

● The Horne Section

9.30pm

CEX

p10

The Darkness

7.30pm

CH

W

7.45pm

PT

p4

● Jack Whitehall

8pm

● Janey Godley ● Best of the Fest

9.15pm

PT

p4

23 Oct ● Herbie Flowers Jazz Breakfast

8pm

CH

p3

● Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

● Paul Zerdin ● Chris Cox

7.45pm

PT

p4

● Playmakes

9.15pm

● Tim and Light

p35

CEX

p4

25 Oct ● Writing for children with Alan Durant

7.45pm

PT

p5

8pm

CH

p5

26 Oct ● Featherstonehaughs-Egon Schiele

● Kate Rusby

● Milton Jones 13 Oct ● Paul Daniels

7.30pm

CEX

p5

7.45pm

PT

p5

29 Oct ● White Night

● Tindersticks

8pm

CH

p5

30 Oct ● Steve Earle

● Tom Stade 14 Oct ● Rich Hall

9.15pm

PT

p5

9.30pm

CEX

p6

31 Oct ● Katy B

● David O’Doherty ● Tommy Tiernan

9.30pm

PT

p6

7.45pm

PT

p6

November

● Showstopper! ● Best of the Fest

7.30pm

CEX

W

1 Nov

● Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares

15 Oct ● Stand up in a Weekend ● Tommy Tiernan ● Reginald D Hunter ● Andrew Lawrence

● Jack Whitehall 16 Oct ● Stand up in a Weekend ● Tony Hawks ● Jason Cook ● Margaret Cho ● Mike Wilmot

● Dome Discovery Tour

CEX

p37

18 Dec ● Herbie Flower’s Jazz Breakfast

11am

BDF

p12

Various

CEX

p37

● Strings Attached Coffee Concert

11am

CEX

p32

London Philharmonic Orchestra

7.30pm

CH

p28

● Christmas Concert

7pm

CH

W

19 Dec ● Christmas Ball

10.30am-5pm

PT

p40

20 Dec ● Winter Ceilidh

BDF

p12

22 Dec ● The Nutcracker - A Happy Dream

7.30pm

11.30am & 2.30pm

PT

p19

CEX

p28

20 Nov ●

The Theatre Workshop Variety Performance

11am-4pm

DR

p40

Stage Combat Workshop

10am

FR

p40

Herbie Flower’s Jazz Breakfast

7.30pm

CH

p14

21 Nov ●

Mitsuko Uchida

CEX

p33

22 Nov ●

Writing for children with Alan Durant

CH

p13

Oska Brighton Film Festival

23 Nov ●

Oska Brighton Film Festival

7pm

8pm 8.30pm

10pm BDF/PT p37

p37

Snakes and Ladders

7.30pm

PT

p39

29 Dec ● Romeo and Juliet

7.30pm

CH

p23

26 Nov ●

Christmas Open Day

12-5pm

p25

Royal Pavilion Estate Tour

Snow Play

Christmas Tea Dance

CEX

p8

● Great Gran’s Great Games

7.30pm

CH

W

8 Nov

● Writing for children with Alan Durant

7.30pm

CEX

p8

● Pre:View - James Wilton Dance ● Richard Alston Dance Company

19 Oct ● Barry & Stuart ● Idiots of Ants

7.30pm

CEX

p8

7.45pm

PT

p9

9 Nov

● Richard Alston Dance Company

9.15pm

PT

W

● Shoreham Allstars Night

8pm

CH

p8

10 Nov ● Madeleine Peyroux

CEX

p9

● Source New Music

p25

25 Nov ●

4 Dec ●

7.30pm

p23

W

p32

18 Oct ● Noah and the Whale ● Joe Pasquale

CH

CH

p37

p7

7.30pm

7.30pm

CEX

CEX

28 Dec ● Romeo and Juliet

All

CH

● Frock Me

p39

PT

The Treason Show

● Strings Attached Coffee Concerts

CEX

1pm

p22

Various

8pm

p19

CH

● Dome Discovery Tour

BDF

p8

2.30pm & 7.30pm

● The Treason Show Christmas Special

Snow Play

PT

27 Dec ● The Nutcracker - A Happy Dream

3 Dec ●

9.15pm

p39

p18

6 Nov ● Playmakes

CEX

p17

PT

p7

p22

Various

p39

2.30pm

CH

p22

CH

CEX

● Macbeth

8pm

CH

5pm

CH

W

5 Nov

2.30pm

26 Dec ● The Nutcracker - A Happy Dream

8pm

p18

p7

23 Dec ● The Nutcracker - A Happy Dream

p40

Various

PT

PT

p29

FR

Oska Brighton Film Festival

CH

7.45pm

CH

10am

Bill Wymans Rhythm Kings

7.30pm

p7

7.30pm

7.30pm

CEX

p22

24 Nov ●

● Macbeth

7.30pm

p21

CH

4 Nov ● Erasure

CEX

p14

p38

● Bandbazi - Mindwalking

7pm

p37

PT

p21

All

8pm

p6

p24

CEX

CH

W

CEX

CH

1pm

CH

7.30pm

11am

4pm 8pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

● Glenn Campbell

7.30pm

Various

MADE 2011

Writing for children with Alan Durant

9.30pm

20 Oct ● Zoe Lyons

MADE 2011

19 Nov ●

29 Nov ●

● Stephen Grant 17 Oct ● Andy Parsons

● Roisin Conaty ● Sarah Millican

18 Nov ●

p19

W

3 Nov

p40

p26

p38

p7

p16

BDF

PT

PT

p17

CH

CH

CH

9.30pm

CH

8pm

2.45pm

8pm

p6

7.30pm

12.30pm

7.30pm

CH

p25

17 Dec ● The Unthanks

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

8pm

p39

CH

16 Dec ● Aloe Blacc

Dome Discovery Tour

● Bandbazi - Mindwalking

CH

7.30pm

p17

● Professor Green

1pm & 7pm

15 Dec ● Robin Ince Uncaged Monkeys

p37

27 Nov ●

p40

CEX

2 Nov

PT

CH

p11

p6

p39

8-10pm

Various

p40

PT

● Ballroom Workshop

MADE 2011

PT

7.45pm

p27

CEX

ABBA the Show

FR

● Sussex Salon

CH

7pm

8pm

● Writing for children with Alan Durant

2.45pm

10am

p24

17 Nov ●

The Two Man Tempest

p3

CH

p6

p40

p19

7.30pm

p12

FR

BDF

CH

p15

CH

12 Dec ● Blue Camel Club

p20

BDF

CH

8pm

FR

7.30pm

11am-5pm

11am-5pm

8pm 11am-1pm

● Theatrical Make-up Halloween Special

12.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

● Bridget Christie ● Ed Byrne

● Britten Sinfonia

PT

CH

10 Dec ● Robin and the Big Freeze

9.30pm

9 Dec

9.15pm

7.30pm

W

7.45pm

7.30pm

p38

● John Moloney

PT

PT

8pm

CEX

24 Oct ● Chilingirian Quartet

Various

8pm

7.30pm

21 Oct ● Pete Firman

W

● Robin and the Big Freeze

Amor Flamenco-Sol y Sombra

p37

p41

Bellowhead

12 Nov ●

p26

PT

11 Nov ●

p9

CH

PT

p9

CH

CEX

tbc

PT

8pm

2.45pm

11am-5pm

10 Oct ● Shaun Parker workshop 11 Oct ● Shaun Parker – Happy as Larry

7.45pm

● Phill Jupitus ● Alun Cochrane

● Jeremy Hardy 12 Oct ● Alex Horne

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12.30pm 11am 11am-5pm

BDF

p21

10.30am

All

p37

30 Dec ● Romeo and Juliet

7.30pm

PT

p18

1pm

All

p38

31 Dec ● Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

2.45pm

CH

p27

10am

FR

p40

Coming soon

8pm

CH

p17

19-22 Jan ● First Fictions

December

18 Jan

● The Treason Show Christmas Special ● The Treason Show Christmas Special ● The Treason Show Christmas Special

● Brendan Cole

8pm

PT

7.30pm

CH

p23

8pm

PT

p25

2.45pm

CH

p27

7pm

PT

p25

CH

p43

7.30pm Details to follow in October

Various p42

1 Dec ●

Zappa Plays Zappa

Source New Music

8pm

PT

p12

31 Jan

● Hofesh Shechter

7.30pm

CH

p42

2 Dec ●

The Treason Show

8pm

PT

p11

4 Feb

● Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

7.30pm

CH

p42

1pm & 3pm

PT

p20

29 Feb- ● DV8

8pm

CEX

p42

8pm

PT

p11

2 Mar

1pm & 3pm

PT

p20

3 Mar

3pm & 8pm

CEX

p42

CEX

p21

2pm

11.30am & 2.30pm

PT

p19

The Bootleg Beatles

10am

FR

p40

Sing-along-a Rogers & Hammerstein

6.30pm

CEX

p34

Playmakes

7.30pm

CH

p34

6 Dec ●

Writing for children with Alan Durant

7.30pm

CH

p34

6 Dec ●

7pm

PT

p38

7 Dec ●

7.30pm

CH

p15

8 Dec ●

Alfie Boe

7.30pm

CH

W

8pm

PT

p12

Robin and the Big Freeze

Various

PT

p20

8pm

CH

p17

11am-4pm

FR

p40

● DV8

Key

1pm

BDF

p19

10am

FR

p40

Sussex Salon

8pm

PT

p11

● Brighton Lives ● Dance ● Theatre

● Christmas ● Foyer and other ● Young theatre

● Classical ● Music ● Workshops

Ben Wright - the Lessening of Difference

8pm

CEX

p36

BDF Brighton Dome Foyer CEX Corn Exchange CH Concert Hall

● Comedy ● Talks

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