Brighton Dome Brochure Spring 2022

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Thank You Funders

Major Sponsor Proud supporter of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, where courage and creativity go hand in hand. Sponsors

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation | The Chalk Cliff Trust D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust | The Pebble Trust | The Sobell Foundation Programming Partners

Media Partners

Patrons: Heather & Tony Allen, Mary Allen, Jamie & Louise Arnell, Prof James Barlow & Ms Hilary Brown, Ali & Mark Braithwaite, Friday & Simon Caridia, Drs Caroline & Howard Carter, Sir Michael & Lady Sue Checkland, Andrew Comben, Rachel Dupere, Simon Fanshawe OBE, Paul Flo Williams, Jacqui Gabb, Prof David Gann CBE & Ms Anne Asha, Richard & Kate Hall, Diana & Julian Hansen, David Harrison, David Headley & David Fennell, Ruth Hilton, John Hird & Yoshio Akiyama, Danny Homan, Mr Darren Howe QC & Mr Antonio Delgado, Lady Helena Hughes, Emily & Ross James, Dr Glynn Jones DL OBE, Karl Jones, Dee Lahiri, Julie Lawrence & Jeff Rodrigues, Melanie Lewis, Martin Lovelock, Rachel & James Manktelow, Chris & Clem Martin, Ms C McIlvenny, Gary Miller, Ms Diane Moody & Prof Frans Berkhout, Philip Morgan, Patricia Nathan, Judge Marian Norrie-Walker, Michael Pitts, Andrew & Margaret Polmear, Ronald Power MBE, Donald Reid, Seb & Jo Royle, Paul & Mary Sansbury, Dr Donia Scott & Prof Howard Rush, Richard & Soraya Shaw, David & Kim Shrigley, Pippa Smith & Will Stallibrass, Robin & Anja St Clair Jones, Barbaros Tanc, Polly Toynbee, Lady Betty Watson, Meta Wells Thorpe, Martin & Sarah Williams, Richard Zinzan & Chris Storey, Those who wish to remain anonymous For sponsorship – please contact Helen Rouncivell 01273 260845 | helen.rouncivell@brightondome.org For Patrons Circle – please contact Sarah Shepherd 01273 260818 | sarah.shepherd@brightondome.org


Contents

Contemporary Music...................... 4 Classical Music.............................. 9 Our Refurbishment Project............. 12 Heritage....................................... 14 Comedy....................................... 15 Talks........................................... 18 Theatre & Visual Arts.................... 20 Dance & Cabaret........................... 22 Venue Hire...................................25 Join In.........................................26 Brighton Festival...........................29 Your Visit.................................... 30 Your Safety ..................................32 Create Music ............................... 34 Assisted Performances.................. 35

The Guilty Feminist see page 16


Contemporary Music

Fisherman’s Friends

Van Morrison Legendary, multi-Grammy Award-winning singersongwriter Van Morrison, has a stream of hits behind him such as Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Jackie Wilson Said, Have I Told You Lately and Gloria Thu 27 & Fri 28 Jan, 7.30pm From £48

Britain’s oldest boy band – combined age 401 (and three-quarters) – emerge from lockdown and hit Brighton Dome with their Unlocked & Unleashed tour Sat 5 Feb, doors 7pm £27.50, £36

Paul Carrack A figurehead of soulful pop for decades and one of the most revered voices in music, Paul Carrack returns to the delight of his legions of admirers for his GOOD and READY UK tour

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Thu 10 Feb, 7.30pm £40.50, £45

Caribou Returning with new music for the first time since the release of Our Love seven years ago, Caribou tours the UK with new album Suddenly Sun 30 Jan, doors 7pm £25.50

Belle & Sebastian One of the world’s most lasting and beloved indie pop bands, Belle & Sebastian are back on tour, with a stop at Brighton Dome Fri 11 Feb, doors 7pm £35.50

The Stranglers See The Stranglers on their final extensive tour of the UK, expect to be swept up high on the wave of their powerful sound, quirky humour and thrillingly daring musicianship

Thu 17 Feb, doors 7pm £35.50, £40.50


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Frank Turner comes to Brighton with The Never Ending Tour of Everywhere, plus support from Pet Needs and Truckstop Honeymoon Sun 20 Feb, 7pm £39.50

Soul II Soul

John Cooper Clarke

The iconic British band will take their acclaimed Club Classics tour back on the road, paying tribute to their legendary debut album Club Classics Vol 1

In celebration of his long-awaited new autobiography I Wanna Be Yours, the original ‘people’s poet’ sets out on a UK tour

Fri 18 Feb, doors 7pm £31, £35

Nitin Sawhney Touring new album Immigrants, a unique celebration showcasing works inspired and contributed to by artists who identify as immigrants or are from immigrant heritage Thu 24 Mar, doors 7pm £31.50

Wed 30 Mar, 7.15pm From £25

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Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls


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Skunk Anansie After celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2019, the British rock icons are back with a major headline tour Sat 9 Apr, doors 7pm £32

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James Morrison Hitting the road with his first Greatest Hits tour, featuring his Top 10 hits and fan favourites spanning his 15-year career Mon 4 Apr, doors 7pm From £25.50 VIP package available

Everything Everything This headline tour will be in support of their fifth studio album RE-ANIMATOR Tue 12 Apr, doors 7pm £24.50

The Shires Aldous Harding New Zealand alt-folk singersongwriter embarks on a tour following the release of Old Peel Fri 8 Apr, 8pm £22.50

Imelda May Superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May tours with her sixth studio album 11 Past The Hour her first new music in four years Sun 10 Apr, doors 7pm From £30.50 VIP packages available

The UK’s best-selling country act come to Brighton on their UK tour, celebrating the release of new album Good Years Mon 25 Apr, doors 7pm From £26

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets On their biggest UK & Ireland tour to date, featuring a line-up of Nick Mason, Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken Tue 26 Apr, 7.30pm £45.50, £50.50


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‘The Best Of’ The Divine Comedy

Elvis Costello & the Imposters

Having now completed his third full decade as a recording artist, The Divine Comedy tours with his treasure trove that is Charmed Life - The Best Of The Divine Comedy

Elvis Costello returns to the UK with The Imposters, touring new album The Boy Named If Sun 5 Jun, doors 7pm From £53

Fri 29 Apr, doors 7pm From £28

Spiritualized Touring their new album Everything was Beautiful, following the acclaimed reissue of their classic first four albums Sat 30 Apr, doors 7pm £35.50, £40.50

Dionne Warwick Legendary six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Dionne Warwick comes to Brighton Dome on her One Last Time Farewell Tour Wed 8 Jun, 8pm From £33

Lea Salonga: Dream Again See musical theatre royalty – and two-time Disney Princess – Lea Salonga live on her Dream Again UK tour Sun 26 Jun, 8pm From £30.50 VIP packages available

Together with partners from the arts, entertainment and technology sectors, Brighton Dome is one of the venues hosting the world’s first hybrid immersive music event. The 5G Festival is a showcase of creative talent - both technical and artistic - that uses the power of digital 5G technology to create seamless and real-time audience experiences. And you could be there! We’ll be releasing details of how you can take part in this innovative research and development project very soon. Visit 5gfestival.co.uk for more information. Thu 3 Mar | Brighton Dome & online


Coffee Concerts In Association with Strings Attached

Our monthly Sunday morning series of chamber concerts are back at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Supported by Andrew and Margaret Polmear

Maxwell Quartet Haydn String Quartet in F major, Op. 77 No. 2 Dvorák Quartet in G major, Op. 106 Prokofiev Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50 Sun 23 Jan, 11am

Joanna MacGregor: . with Brighton Philhamonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

George Gershwin Lullaby for String Quartet; Summertime Amy Beach Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op. 67 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 In association with Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Sun 20 Feb, 11am

Mithras Trio Haydn Piano Trio Hob. XV:41 in G major Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101 Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D. 929 Sun 20 Mar, 11am £18.50, £16 Concessions Season bundle £49.50, £42 Concessions Please book bundles through the Ticket Office in-person or 01273 709709

CAVATINA Scheme Free tickets for ages 8–25

Young people can claim free tickets for world-class chamber music concerts through the CAVATINA scheme. Find out more visit brightondome.org/cavatina or call 01273 709709

Sussex Symphony Orchestra A Celebration of Tchaikovsky Sun 10 Jul, 3pm | From £10 | under 16s half price

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Silent Classics with Neil Brand Neil Brand presenter Joanna MacGregor conductor/piano Matthew Fairclough sound projection One Week (1920) starring Buster Keaton

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra The European Connection Barry Wordsworth conductor Junyan Chen piano Robert Gibbs leader Mendelssohn The Hebrides Op.26 Fingal’s Cave Fauré Pavane Op.50 Ravel Piano Concerto in G major Ravel Mother Goose Suite Mendelssohn Symphony no.4 in A major Op.90 Italian BPO’s Conductor Laureate, Barry Wordsworth, travels from the Inner Hebrides to the Spanish Court, jazzy Paris and on to Italy Sun 13 Feb, 2.45pm

Oliver Twist (1922) starring Jackie Coogan and Lon Chaney Sun 6 Mar, 2.45pm

Season Finale: Brahms, Elgar and Mozart Sian Edwards conductor Joanna MacGregor piano Thomas Gould leader Elgar Introduction & Allegro Op.47 Mozart Symphony no.41 K 551 Jupiter Brahms Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor Op.15 Sun 27 Mar, 2.45pm £12.50, £19, £27, £33, £39.50 Season Bundle 3 Concert Saver £30, £45.60, £64.80, £79.20, £94.80 Please book bundles through the Ticket Office in-person or 01273 709709


Daydreams and Fantasies © Miyoshi Eisuke

Williams Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1 (Winter Daydreams)

London Philharmonic Orchestra Stormclouds and Spring Flowers Debussy Printemps (Symphonic Suite) Copland Clarinet Concerto

Holly Mathieson conductor Martin James Bartlett piano One of the most imaginative pianists of his generation, Martin James Bartlett plays Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody, while conductor Holly Mathieson stays in Russia for Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, plus Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes by Grace Williams Sat 12 Mar, 7.30pm

Debussy Première rhapsodie

Magical Tales

Dvorák Symphony No. 7

Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain

Kazushi Ono conductor Andreas Ottensammer clarinet Hear Dvorák’s tense and stormy Symphony No. 7 from conductor Kazushi Ono, and to begin, spring flowers of Claude Debussy: fresh, fragrant and delivered with love Sat 29 Jan, 7.30pm £15, £22, £27, £32, £40 premium seats £8 under 18s (excluding premium seats) Please book bundles through the Ticket Office in-person or 01273 709709

Glazunov Concerto for Saxophone Ravel Ma mère l’Oye Ravel Boléro Finnegan Downie-Dear conductor Jess Gillam saxophone Ravel’s Boléro is the climax of this colourful concert, starting with Mussorgsky’s supernatural thriller, and stopping off to meet the magical characters of Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye. Plus Jess Gillam plays a saxophone concerto from old Russia Sat 23 Apr, 7.30pm

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© Studio Theatre by Carlotta Luke

Countdown to Completion Corn Exchange & Studio Theatre Refurbishment Update

2022 is going to be an exciting year as we move towards the completion of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre venues into a vibrant, creative and accessible cultural destination. The restoration of the Grade I and Grade II listed heritage buildings has been a complex process over the last five years, and we could never have predicted some of the unexpected challenges that have happened during that time. Having these magnificent buildings come back to life is a huge milestone for us but also for the wider city and for you, our audiences, as we look forward to welcoming you back and showing you around. Over the next few months, we’ll be installing new seating, production and backstage facilities as well as new bars and a café/restaurant partnership on New Road. Plans for what happens in the venues will also get into full swing and we’re consulting with local artists, community groups, neighbours and our audiences to find out what they want to see in the events programme and how they want to use the spaces to create their own work.

Whether you want to see your favourite artist (or be amazed by a new one), relax over a drink or bite to eat, hire the space for a private event, develop new artistic work or perform on our stages these venues are here to be shared by everyone. We are so grateful to all of our funding partners, supporters and everyone who has donated to the Build Brighton Dome appeal so far. We still need to reach our fundraising target and there are many ways you can help support the final phase of refurbishment. You can donate by naming a seat in the new spaces (see next page), or next time you buy drinks at the Concert Hall bar, ask to ‘round up my round’ and donate a few pounds to our campaign – every bit really does help. Keep up to date with the latest project news on our website and via social media. brightondome.org/our_future brighton_dome Brighton Dome brightdome


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Take a seat with your favourite artists For more than 150 years, Brighton Dome’s stages have seen some of the world’s greatest artists perform here. To celebrate this rich history we’re dedicating a number of seats to the artists who have made an impact on our lives - from David Bowie to Ella Fitzgerald - and we’re inviting you to take your seat alongside them. By naming a seat in the Corn Exchange or Studio Theatre, you’ll be supporting the completion of these magnificent buildings into a creative space where the next generation of artists can thrive. You can name a seat for yourself, a friend or loved one, a place or a business, or commemorate a special date. ‘Naming a seat in the Corn Exchange is, for us, a unique way to celebrate both the fantastic performances we’ve enjoyed here together as well as this phenomenal venue, which is so important to the city.’ Karl & Soheila Jones, seat donors

Seat plaques start from £600 with the option to pay by direct debit from £50 a month. To reserve your seat name please contact: development@ brightondome.org Or find out more here: brightondome.org/ support_us/name_a_seat Brighton Dome & Festival ltd is a registered charity no: 249748 Please note a deadline of 28 February 2022 for inclusion in the first batch of seat plaques. Subsequent names will be installed once the venues re-open.


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Heritage

Three African Kings Visit Brighton in 1895 with Brighton and Hove Black History A fascinating historical talk about the Three Kings of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) who came to the UK in 1895 to urge the British Government to prevent the British South Africa Company from gaining ownership of their country - and succeeded. The illustrated talk will be led by lead historian Suchi Chatterjee and Historian Dr Bert Williams MBE from Brighton & Hove Black History Fri 25 Mar, 1pm (doors 12.30pm) Brighton Dome Founders Room £5

Brighton, Hove, and other beautiful places: A talk about etcher Robert Goff (1837-1922) with Dr Alexandra Loske, Curator, Royal Pavilion Museums Trust On the centenary of his death, Alexandra Loske will introduce the life and work of Robert Goff, who produced many atmospheric images of Brighton, and many other places around the world

Fri 29 Apr, 1pm (doors 12.30pm) Brighton Dome Founders Room £5


Live At

Brighton Dome Brighton’s biggest stand-up night returns with a truly phenomenal line-up! March’s show will be hosted by award-winning comedian and BBC broadcaster John Robins. He’ll be joined by Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week star Sindhu Vee, plus several more names to be announced Sat 26 Mar, 7.30pm

Jonathan Van Ness An evening of stand-up comedy meets gymnastics meets a night of glamour from JVN, the hair guru and self-care advocate of Queer Eye, host of their own podcast Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, and author of Over The Top: A Raw Journey To Self-Love Thu 24 Feb, doors 7pm From £37

My Dad Wrote A Porno A live show from the award-winning #1 hit podcast. Jamie Morton, along with James Cooper and Alice Levine, delves deeper into his father’s Belinda Blinked erotic saga, reading never-before-heard material. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry but you will not be aroused Sun 6 Feb, 8pm From £39


Comedy Dylan Moran: . We Got This

Jack Dee: . Off the Telly

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment. ‘In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in’, says Jack

We Got This is the brand-new show from BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran. It promises to be a joyously furious romp through the frustration and folly of modern-day life Fri 25 Mar, 8pm £27 | Age 15+

Sat 12 Feb & Fri 4 Mar £25 | Age 14+

Stewart Lee: . Snowflake/Tornado After a sell-out in spring 2020, Stewart Lee returns with his double-bill of two 60-minute sets, plus new material for 2022 Fri 25–Sun 27 Feb, 7.30pm £26 | Age 14+

The Guilty Feminist Part comedy, part deepdive discussion and part activism, The Guilty Feminist is a podcast which became a global phenomenon, hosted by Deborah Frances-White alongside a different guest each night Sat 5 Mar, 8pm | £27

Hannah Gadsby: . Body Of Work In 2020, the year unlike any other, Hannah bunkered down in her homeland and pondered what was next. That ponder is now a new show. One could say it’s a new body of work. Couldn’t one? Wed 9 Mar, 7pm From £29.50 | Age 16+


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Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Nish Kumar: .

Your Power, Your Control Back with a new show, and in this period of upheaval and uncertainty of COVID and the political situation, you will be amazed by Nish’s capacity to take all these things personally

Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences everywhere Sun 12 Jun, 8pm £25

Sat 2 Apr, 8pm £22 | Age 18+

After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another night of attention seeking Thu 14 Apr, 7.30pm | £22

Fascinating Aïda Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading to Brighton Dome with a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place Tue 7 Jun, 7.30pm £26 | Age 14+

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Ed Gamble: Electric

Sandi Toksvig Live! . Next Slide Please...

In an evening of warmth, love and laughter, Sandi will explore reasons to be cheerful after many long months of coronacoaster gloom. Expect fascinatingly funny facts, silly jokes and a quick-fire Q&A Wed 22 Jun, 7.30pm £32, £24 concessions Age 14+


Talks

Stacey Dooley Sun 13 Feb, 8.15pm From £21.50, ticket plus book option available Stacey is heading back on the road to celebrate the publication of her new book, exploring the mental health crisis in Britain and its particular impact on young people


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Steve Backshall: .

Fran Lebowitz

Ocean From Great whites to Great whales; seals to sardine shoals; this is a fantastic opportunity for all the family to dive deep into the wonderful world beneath the waves

She shares her invariably cutting take on anything and everything; growing up in New Jersey, being expelled from high school, moving to New York in the 70’s, and writing for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine

Sat 16 Apr, 3pm £28, £86 family tickets

Fri 8 Jul, 7.30pm £29, £39

Test Match Special Live

David Sedaris

Test Match Special and cricket legends Phil Tufnell and Jonathan Agnew take you inside the TMS commentary box, share memories from their playing careers and show neverbefore-seen footage Tue 19 Apr, 7.30pm From £32.50

An evening with one of America’s pre-eminent humour writers, star of Radio 4 series Meet David Sedaris and bestselling author with his latest essay collection Calypso Sat 16 Jul, 7.30pm £32, £37

GCSE Science Live

An opportunity for GCSE students to learn from top poets and examiners

An exciting, thought-provoking day for GCSE students to hear from top scientists Prof Robert Winston, Dr Kate Lancaster, Prof Steve Jones, Dr Helen Czerski and Dr Anna Ploszajski

Tue 22 Mar, 10.45am–3pm

Tue 8 Mar, 10.45am–3pm

GCSE Poetry Live


Theatre & Visual Arts

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unReal City

Supported and presented by Brighton Dome

Discover your new home at our Virtual Reality showroom with a private viewing of our fully accessible, hi-tech apartments. Opening soon in the latest Smart City district, our virtual apartments put the city at your doorstep, ready for you to explore and meet other guests. Blending intimate live performance by learning disabled artists with virtual and mixed reality, unReal City explores what personal connection means in a world that is increasingly digital. Is it easier or better to connect in the flesh, or as an online avatar? These performances are an experimental development of a new virtual reality experience for two people at a time Fri 21 Jan–Sat 5 Feb Various times between 12–9pm | £10 Familiarisation tours and audio described performances available, see p35 for details

All performances are relaxed and accessible for those who are learning disabled For further details on accessibility of this event, please visit brightondome.org/unrealcity If you have a specific access enquiry, contact 01273 261525 / 541 or email access@brightondome.org Originally commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and developed at the National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Foyle Foundation. Check our website for information on a live streamed talk focussing on Accessibility in VR, taking place alongside unReal City


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Banff Mountain Film Festival Tue 29 Mar, 7.30pm £17, £15 concessions | Certificate 12A

© Christian Pondella

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival


Dance & Cabaret

Dance & Cabaret

Anton & Erin: SHOWTIME A glittering celebration paying tribute to some of the world’s greatest icons of entertainment, including Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and many more Tue 15 Feb, 7.30pm From £37.50

Streetfunk: Straight Up ‘22 Streetdance performances from Streetfunk students and special guests Sat 18 Jun On Sale Soon

Let’s Dance Bringing together youth dance from schools, groups, universities and colleges across Brighton & Hove and beyond Mon 14–Fri 18 Mar, 7pm £10 Participating schools booking opens Mon 17 Jan General sale Mon 21 Feb


Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix Sun 20 & Mon 21 Mar, 8pm From £32.50

Burn the Floor Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton stars in this fiery, energetic and revolutionary production with Ballroom company Burn the Floor. Featuring eclectic live music, jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves Sun 23 Jan, 5pm From £39 | concessions available


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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo For almost 50 years, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (affectionately known as ‘The Trocks’) have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances featuring their fabulous sense of fun and their flawless dance. Originally from New York, the Trocks are now loved worldwide for their sassy spoofs and hilarious homages to classical ballet, where 16 dancers each transform into two personas, both male and female! Every performance frivolously froths with tutus and testosterone, blushpink ballet pumps, fierce false eyelashes and prima ballerina attitude. However, what makes this company extraordinarily special is their immaculate technique and daring physicality, surpassed only by their impeccable comic timing. Fri 23 & Sat 24 Sep, 7.30pm | From £12.50

Booking Now for Autumn


Imagine your event. We can create it. Hold your conference, exhibition or private dinner in our newly refurbished and unique venues. With a variety of stunning spaces and capacity for up to 1700 people, our versatility, in-house expertise, creative edge and central city location guarantee an unrivalled and vibrant experience. Contact our Events Team on 01273 261524 or events@brightondome.org Find out more at brightondome.org/hire


International Women’s Day Celebration

We’re back! Brighton Dome, Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum come together again to celebrate International Women’s Day in person and online. Join us for a day of discussions, music, dance, workshops, talks, arts and crafts, performances, causes and campaigns. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all communities together! Sat 5 Mar, from 10am Brighton Dome, Brighton Museum and online | FREE Please check our website nearer the time for full programme information The Guilty Feminist: Sat 5 Mar, 8pm | See page 16 for details


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Join in Access Open Day Join us for a FREE accessible open day with performances, talks, workshops and backstage tours. With stalls from local accessible providers, craft activities and SPECTRA - an art exhibition curated by local autistic artists. Please check the event page nearer the time for the full schedule of events. The Access Open Day is free but some of the individual events will be ticketed as numbers are restricted. Sat 26 Mar, 12– 5pm Free

Comedy Club 4 Kids Since 2005, Comedy Club 4 Kids has been running comedy workshops for children, aged 8+, in schools, theatres and at festivals. Our teachers are CRB checked comics and stage professionals, who teach the kids how to write and perform comedy, finding the funny in their own experiences and turning it into stand-up and sketches. Participants learn to stand tall in the armour of self-confidence; to be comfortable on the stage, and in themselves. We can give bullied kids something to be proud of, draw out the quiet ones, calm down the noisy ones, and show them all how to shine. Sat 12 Feb & Wed 13 Apr, 1–3pm | Ages 8–10 Sat 19 Feb & Thu 14 Apr, 1– 3pm | Ages 11+ £15 per child Brighton Dome Founders Room


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Creative Catch-ups Hosted by Ironclad Creative in partnership with Brighton Dome Creative Catch-ups are a FREE positive coffee morning networking space to bring our community together, share ideas and think. At this session, artists set the agenda. Pop along to catchup with the Brighton creative community. No need to pitch or sell - just be you. Ironclad Creative’s work is focused on writers and theatremakers, though we welcome all creative people. For more information head to ironcladcreative.org or join the free social network ironclad-hub.mn.co Tue 15 Feb, Tue 29 Mar & Tue 26 Apr 10.30am–12.30pm Brighton Dome Founders Room

Getting familiar with Let’s Create Join friendly staff from our Programming and Participation Team to explore how your practice may align with Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Strategy. This is new for all of us! We will be looking at the Outcomes and Investment Principles and supporting each other to prepare for writing Project Grants. Aimed at professional artists, creatives and producers Online via Zoom Thu 27 Jan, 12.30–1.30pm & Thu 24 Feb, 10–11am Brighton Dome Founders Room & Foyer | Tue 29 Mar, 1–2pm This session follows the Creative Catch Up and includes an invite to stay on and continue to work in our Founders Room/Foyer To book your place please email alex.epps@brightondome.org



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Your Visit Booking information • Concessions where available are for students, over 60’s, JSA/IS registered disabled/ DLV or ESA/IB with valid ID • For the protection of children age restrictions apply at our events. See website for details or contact the Ticket Office • AMEX, Mastercard, Visa and all debit cards accepted. Electron is accepted in person • Tickets may be reserved and paid for within four working days unless the event is within that time • There is a £2.50 per order charge for phone and online booking (not applicable for Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival members). • We believe customers shouldn’t pay more than our advertised price. To deter buying and selling tickets for personal gain, we may hold tickets for collection and require the credit/ debit card used for the original transaction. This generally applies to rock & pop and comedy events • We are currently offering refunds for Covid-19 reasons - if you have a positive test within 10 days of the event, have been asked to self-isolate or have symptoms as well as booking refund protection at the time of booking for a range of circumstances outside your control, see website for terms & conditions.

Access To make your visit easy and enjoyable, we provide: • Wheelchair-accessible foyer, ticket offices, bars & auditorium • Discounts and complimentary tickets for access assistants (subject to availability) • Accessible toilets • Lifts • Access dogs welcome • Large print and audio brochures available on request • Sennheiser radio frequency hearing assistance (Concert Hall) • Wheelchair viewing platforms at standing concerts (Concert Hall) • Assisted performances • Baby change facilities • On-street disabled parking spaces nearby To book seats and reserve hearing assistance units call our Ticket Office on 01273 709709 or email tickets@brightondome.org Full details about venue access are available at brightondome.org/access For access enquiries contact our access team on 01273 261525 / 541 access@brightondome.org

• A seating plan of the Brighton Dome Concert Hall is available to download at brightondome.org/your_visit • Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break. Some events may not contain breaks. Please check door times with Ticket Office • We will try to resell tickets at face value for sold out events for just £1per ticket-not including order or postage fees and tickets must have been purchased through Brighton Dome

RP Look out for these icons in the brochure and check page 35 for a list of accessible performance types and events. For a full list of accessible performances see brightondome.org/access


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Getting to Brighton Dome Brighton Dome is in the heart of Brighton & Hove’s cultural quarter close to the Royal Pavilion and is part of the Royal Pavilion Estate, next door to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. For Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Founders Room and Café bar the entrance is on Church Street (BN1 1UE) Ticket Office: East Gate, Church Street BN1 1UE Open Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm for ticket enquiries Phone 01273 709709 Doors are currently open 60 minutes before seated events to allow for staggered arrivals or at the advertised doors time for standing events. Visiting Our Bar You can now pre-order your drinks for your event from 7 days in advance Please note, in-seat ordering may only be available before the performance starts for some events. Visit domedrinks.org. Please note our bars are now cashless. Sustainable Transport Brighton train station is just over 10 minutes walk via Queens Road and Church Street or through the North Laines There are frequent bus services from all parts of the city and into Sussex stopping at North Street and Old Steine. To plan walking routes and for live bus and train times visit JourneyOn: brighton-hove.gov.uk/journeyplanner Bikes can be locked up on racks at the bottom of Church Street or New Road. Alternatively, BTN Bike Share have bike stations across the city including Church Street opposite Brighton Dome.

Parking You can park at the NCP Theatre Car Park for £6.70 (£6.50 using the ParkPassApp) after 5pm (exit by 3am) For matinee performances Brighton Dome visitors can access a special reduced price on the daytime rate at the NCP Theatre Car Park Church Street and the NCP Car Park on Russell road when using the NCP Park Pass App only. Up to 4 hours - £8 (normally £18) Up to 12 hours - £15 (normally £28) You need to download the NCP Park Pass App (available on Apple and Google devices) and enter the SaverID (discount code): BRIGHTONDOME


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Entry Requirements Currently, upon arrival, as well as having your eTickets ready, all members of your party over the age of 18 must come prepared to demonstrate their COVID-19 status on entry. You can demonstrate this in ONE of the following ways: • You have completed a full course of vaccination at least 14 days ahead of the event (currently 2 vaccinations, no booster is yet required by the Covid pass app) or • You have received a negative PCR or lateral flow test result within 48 hours of the event Lateral Flow Tests are available free to all via many pharmacies, the GOV.uk website or by calling 119 Although there are other ways to prove this without use of a smartphone, the simplest way is via the NHS COVID Pass which is an online app providing a certificate that demonstrates your status. Security Like all public buildings and spaces, Brighton Dome has a number of security measures in place to help minimise the possibility of a terrorist attack in the venues. These measures include procedures should an attack actually happen. To make your visit as safe, secure and enjoyable as possible we carefully assess each event alongside the current security risk set by the government to decide what security measures need to be in place. These additional security measures may include bag checks, limitations on what can be taken into the auditorium and ticket checks on the outer gates of the venue. We work hard to protect the safety and security of our visitors, performers and staff and where possible to mitigate against the likelihood of an attack. We will be continually reviewing the measures we have in place as appropriate and in line with relevant direction from the security services.

Under 18’s will be asked to provide verbal confirmation that they have not tested positive nor are they currently suffering from symptoms of COVID-19 More information about COVID-19 safety, including our full T&C’s, at Brighton Dome can be found online at brightondome.org/yoursafety Please check the website shortly before your visit for the most up to date advice and for any changes to our entry requirements. Brighton Dome reserves the right to refuse admission to and/or eject any person who is unwilling to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the event. This may include entry requirements such as covid status, as well as protocols once inside the venue. No refunds will be provided in these circumstances

You can play a part in keeping yourselves and the rest of the audience safe by being vigilant to unusual behaviour or items and reporting any concerns you have to our Duty staff. Bags Owing to Covid 19 there is no cloakroom operating at events currently and all items must remain with the owner. Please avoid bringing bags to the venue and do not try to bring any larger items with you. Only bags no larger than an A3 piece of paper 35cm x 40cm x 19cm are permitted. Noise Loud noise can damage your hearing. We have earplugs available at all events should you want to use these. We post signage at the entrance to the auditorium when noise levels are expected to exceed 85db at any point. Please contact access@brightondome.org ahead of time if you have any questions about noise levels.

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MUSIC CENTRES

With five music centres across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex, including the newly developed Sound Rooms, our centres offer safe spaces for you to learn, perform and enrich your musical abilities. With a vast range of activities and classes taking place at each centre, it’s the perfect opportunity to play music in your local area or virtually online.

LESSONS IN SCHOOL

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Assisted Performances & Events Highly Visual Performances Events that are particularly enjoyable without aid of hearing. These events are highly visual and contain few or no words. See our dance, circus and film programmes Audio Described Live commentary interspersed with the actors’ dialogue via a discreet headset. Please request this service when booking

unReal City p20 Fri 21 Jan–Sat 5 Feb, Various times between 12–9pm All performances are relaxed and accessible for those who are learning disabled Familiarisation Tours Wed 26 Jan, 4.30pm & Thu 2 Feb 11am & 4.30pm Audio Descibed Performances Mon 31 Jan, 12pm, 1.40pm & 3.50pm & Fri 4 Feb 5pm, 6.40pm & 7.50pm

British Sign Language We have a selection of tickets available to reserve if you’d like to ensure a good view of the interpreter. To book: tickets@brightondome.org

Stacey Dooley p18 Sun 13 Feb, 8.15pm

Captioning Words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include sound effects and offstage noises

Jonathan Van Ness p15 Thu 24 Feb, doors 7pm

Blind & Visually Impaired Events with a high audio content. See our full classical, contemporary music, comedy, spoken word and talks programmes.

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Relaxed Performances Events with a relaxed attitude to noise, movement and small changes to light and sound effects for everyone to enjoy together

For more information about access during your visit, please see page 30-31 Familiarisation Tours Familiarisation event tours are available to book for unReal City. For all events you are welcome to arrange a pre-show visit to familiarise yourself with the building and the facilities, visit the auditorium, foyers and identify suitable seats. To book call us on 01273 261541/525 or email access@brightondome.org

International Womens Day p25 Sat 5 Mar, from 10am Disabled Access Day p26 A vibrant programme of music, discussion,food and activities that puts accessibility at the fore. Everyone is welcome! Sat 26 Mar, 12–5pm Foyer and Founders Room

Large print & audio brochure available Book tickets 01273 709709 or tickets@brightondome.org More information: brightondome.org/access Access enquiries 01273 261541/525 or access@brightondome.org


Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Situated in the Royal Pavilion Estate at the heart of the city, we are an arts charity, historic contemporary live events venue, a music education service and the biggest curated cross-arts festival in England. Together we bring the arts and culture to a wide and diverse audience

Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE 01273 709709 brightondome.org brightonfestival.org Cover image Hannah Gadsby


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