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January–April 2014 We are the south coast’s premier multi-arts venue, hosting over 600 events every year spanning music, theatre, dance, comedy and more.  01273 709709


Welcome to another exciting season of international artists across music, theatre, dance, comedy, literary events and much more. Music fans can enjoy a global programme – from LA’s Warpaint (p3) to rising stars from Zimbabwe, Mokoomba (p7). In the Concert Hall for families, there are tyrannosauric treats in Dinosaur Zoo (p21), while dance, boxing and classical music collide in the knock out Boxe Boxe (p20).

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We also have an adventurous and wide-ranging theatre programme including David Greig’s acclaimed The Events (p12), the hot ticket of 2013, Kate Tempest’s Brand New Ancients (p11), plus two new contemporary stagings of Shakespeare from Filter and Box Clever.

With world class caterers Peyton and Byrne providing delicious food and drink throughout the day, our light and airy Café-bar is the perfect place to eat, drink and enjoy good company (p35).

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Contemporary Music




For teenagers


Classical Music




Children & Family

p25 Comedy p27 Words p28 Visual Arts & Film p29 Heritage & Tours p30 Join in p31 Artist Opportunities p32 Local Spotlight p33 Your Visit p36 Support Us p38 Calendar

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With their signature hypnotic vocals and driving post-punk rhythms, Warpaint is one of today’s most exciting bands. The female four-piece from Los Angeles scored a critical hit with the 2010 album The Fool; now comes the eagerly awaited follow up, which forms the basis for this unmissable gig.

‘It’s always been a joy to watch Warpaint perform … it’s hard to think of a better live band.’ The Observer

As you might have heard in the single Love Is To Die, taken from the new album, Warpaint’s deeply layered songs are both intimate and expansive, with unsettling themes set against finely nuanced soundscapes. This is psychedelic indie rock reinvented for anyone who misses (or missed) the 1980s — a feast of intricate guitar lines and celestial harmonies.

Contemporary Music


Thu 23 Jan, 8pm Concert Hall £17.50 standing

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Contemporary Music

The Irrepressibles Plus support

If you’ve already caught art pop orchestra The Irrepressibles in all their flamboyant glory, you’ll be intrigued by this chance to see another facet of the band’s musical personality. Their second studio album Nude blended electronica with a dark, retro aesthetic to reveal a more introspective side. In October, the band released the first of three EPs building on the themes in that album, Nude: Landscapes, which moved from emotional minimalism to symphonic landscapes.

Empirical Nathaniel Facey alto saxophone Shaney Forbes drums Tom Farmer bass Lewis Wright vibraphone

This evening of exhilarating live music shows exactly why Empirical is being hailed as one of today’s most exciting young jazz bands. The group’s latest album, Tabula Rasa, forms the basis for this highoctane gig, reinvigorating the jazz tradition by riffing with strings and nodding towards classical music. Empirical has already earned its

stripes as a vibrant new force on the jazz scene. Now come of age, its highly original musicmaking elevates jazz to a potent form of musical storytelling. ‘The coolest of Britain’s young jazz bands’ Daily Telegraph ‘Empirical’s skill and ingenuity keep on growing’ The Guardian

The sexually charged second EP Nude: Viscera brings together influences from new wave, grunge and exotica in a darkly sensual and playfully chaotic mix. A strippeddown band perform this visceral homo-iconic mini-album in this intimate show. ‘...the eroticism and magic of the sound is overwhelming... a dangerous, scintillating music, fluid as mercury.’ The Guardian Fri 7 Mar, 8pm Studio Theatre £15.50 standing

Fri 7 Feb, 8pm Studio Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Bonobo Live Since debuting on Brighton’s Tru Thoughts in 2001, Bonobo has become revered for marrying melodic beauty with cutting-edge bass, electronics and drums, which he performs with full band and stellar vocalists in this live show. Mon 3 Mar, 7pm doors Concert Hall £21.50


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The Tyburn Tree: Dark London Imagine the fog closing in, shadows coiling in murky alleys… London’s sinister past is the inspiration behind the new album from Marc Almond and the composer and saxophonist John Harle. From the gallows at Tyburn to chilling tales of Jack the Ripper and the legend of SpringHeeled Jack, The Tyburn Tree takes you on an atmospheric,
sometimes shocking musical walk through the London streets and among London’s ghosts — some real, some from the songwriters’ own imaginations.

Whether dipping into tales of murder and execution, drawing on words by William Blake or forging a unique take on a classic nursery rhyme, these songs pack an emotional punch with quirkiness and humour.

Contemporary Music

Marc Almond & John Harle

Wed 5 Mar, 8pm Concert Hall £16.50, £21.50, £24


Contemporary Music

African Night Fever

London Grammar

Grupo Lokito

Grupo Lokito’s blend of sounds from Kinshasa to Havana mixes Congolese soukous music with rumba guitar lines and vocals spiced up with Cuban rhythms creating a modern day cocktail of world music. Their energetic front line singers and dancers are true performers, sure to get every crowd going. Fri 14 Mar, 7.30pm Studio Theatre £12 (£10 advance) standing

Mon 3 Feb, 7pm doors Concert Hall

City & Colour Tue 4 Feb, 7pm doors Concert Hall

Brighton Dome’s SOURCE New Music Our monthly night in association with Brighton SOURCE showcases the best up-and-coming bands the city has to offer. Visit Brighton Dome’s SOURCE New Music page on Facebook for the latest information about bands and line-ups. Fri 21 Feb, Sat 15 Mar, Thu 17 Apr, 7.30pm Studio Theatre £4 standing

Mon 17 & Tue 18 Feb, 8pm Concert Hall Pre-show dining available - p35

The Overtones Sat 1 Mar, 7pm doors Concert Hall

David Lynch presents

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Chrysta Bell

The Stranglers

Rescheduled date for the extraordinary recording artist and model presented by the iconic director David Lynch. With support from Dog in the Snow.

Thu 6 Mar, 7pm doors Concert Hall

Sat 12 Apr, 8pm Studio Theatre £10

HAIM Fri 7 Mar, 7pm doors Concert Hall

Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast More hearty servings of the special kind of breakfast that gets all the kool kats hungry. With a delicious choice of breakfast treats and a cuppa on arrival, these ever-popular sessions of irresistible jazz have all the ingredients for the perfect Sunday chill-out. Sun 2 Mar, 23 Mar, 20 Apr, 11am Corn Exchange £6.50 (includes tea/coffee on arrival)


Van Morrison

Franz Ferdinand Mon 17 Mar, 7pm doors Concert Hall

Bombay Bicycle Club Tue 18 Mar, 7pm doors Concert Hall

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

Mon 28 Apr, 7.30pm Concert Hall

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This sensational band is well on its way to worldwide fame and lead the way for the fresh young talent that’s emerging from Zimbabwe. Winner of the 2013 Songlines Music Award for Best Newcomer, Mokoomba offset Tonga rhythms with Congolese grooves and global influences from latin to ska. Their recent album Rising Tide captivated critics with its passionate and original style and the electrifying intensity of its lead singer, Mathias Muzaza.

‘The new hotshots of panAfrican funkiness’ Songlines  ‘Slick and engaging… a great live band.’ The Guardian

Contemporary Music


Presented in association with Making Tracks

Sun 13 Apr, 7.30pm Studio Theatre £12 standing

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Theatre Liz Aggiss

pleasure and paradox of the stage. Contemporary and archive film and an original score frame the choreography and texts.

After 60 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases. Better late than never! She’s reached an age where doing the right thing is optional. Should she please you, or should she please herself? As the grand dame of anarchic performance resuscitates herself back into the limelight, she becomes a channel for wilful women and hidden histories, a witty commentator on life, death and the pain,

Plus post-show discussion.

The English Channel

‘An inspiring, irreverent, clever solo performance’ Age 15+ Duration 60 mins Contains some flashing lights/images and strong language

Sat 8 Feb, 8pm Studio Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

nabokov & Soho Theatre


by Phil Porter

This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scruffilitis. It’s a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same. Against the lonely backdrop of London, the worlds of two shy individuals collide and a charming, delicate and darkly funny story unfolds before your eyes. Directed by nabokov Artistic Director Joe Murphy, Blink was a sell-out hit at Soho Theatre and in Edinburgh in 2012. A perfect Valentine’s weekend date! Plus post-show discussion on 15 Feb. ‘Funny, fresh and appealing.’ Telegraph**** Age 14+

Duration 70 mins

Sat 15 & Sun 16 Feb, 7.30pm Studio Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)


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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Two worlds collide in Filter’s explosive new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night. Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery. Orsino’s relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio’s extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of makebelieve and illusion.

‘For newcomers to Shakespeare  I can’t think of a better introduction.’ The Sunday Times ****

Originally commissioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival in 2006, this story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible productions of recent years - a heady world where classical verse meets riotous gig.

Age 14+

‘Rock-and-roll Shakespeare’s  a blast’ Daily Telegraph **** Duration 90 mins

Post-show discussion after 3pm. Workshops are also available email Created by Filter in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company

© Robert Day

Sat 22 Feb, 3pm & 8pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions) Under 26s £10, Schools £7.50

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Two Destination Language

Near Gone

This heartfelt story of survival is a dramatic reminder of just how fragile life is. Delivered in English and Bulgarian, with pounding gypsy-inspired music, this thought-provoking performance fills an empty space with two performers, hundreds of fresh flowers and a storm of emotion that will transform your perceptions of what it is to be a mother, a father, a child - and leave you more fully alive than ever. Plus post-show discussion. Age 14+

Duration 60 mins

A Colchester Arts Centre commission, supported by Arts Council England and The Point, Eastleigh.

Sat 1 Mar, 7.30pm Studio Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Untied Artists

For Their Own Good Co-presented with SICK! Festival

Can the way we kill animals tell us anything about how we deal with our own demise? With unflinching honesty and an eerily detached workmanship, two knackermen investigate the pitfalls of being high up the evolutionary chain. Combining puppetry, new writing and documentary material, Fringe First 2013 award winner, For Their Own Good tells a moving and darkly comic tale about the only certainty in life: death and how it’s become removed from us as a process.


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'Astonishingly poignant... a rare energy and power' The Scotsman Plus post-show discussion. Age 14+

Duration 60 mins

Fri 28 Mar, 7.30pm Studio Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)


Kate Tempest & Battersea Arts Centre

Brand New Ancients Poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest tells an everyday epic over an exhilarating live score played by tuba, cello, violin, drums and electronics, that finds the gods of today all around us and reveals that our true heroes are much closer than we think. Kate Tempest grew up in southeast London, where she still lives. Starting out as a rapper, she toured the spoken word circuit for a number of years, and now works as a poet and playwright.

‘A truly fresh and compelling voice’

Brand New Ancients opened at Battersea Arts Centre last year, playing to full houses and critical acclaim, winning the Ted Hughes Poetry Award. Her play, Wasted, produced by Paines Plough, was a sell out at Brighton Festival 2012. Plus post-show discussion on 7 Mar. Age 14+

Duration: 75 mins

Co-produced by Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre on Tour, co-commissioned by The Albany

Fri 7 & Sat 8 Mar, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Evening Standard ****

‘One of the brightest British talents around’ The Guardian

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Actors Touring Company

The Events by David Greig

Screams echo through corridors. The sound of gunfire rings out. At Claire’s choir rehearsal, something terrible happens. David Greig’s daring new play asks how far forgiveness will stretch in the face of atrocity. Featuring a different local choir at each performance and a soaring soundtrack, The Events tells of tragedy, obsession and our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable. Greig’s recent plays include Midsummer (Brighton Festival 2011), Dunsinane, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (Brighton Festival 2012) and the new West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Actors Touring Company presents the best of international contemporary theatre. Recent productions include The Golden Dragon, Wild Swans, Crave and Illusions. Plus post-show discussion on 19 Mar.


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‘Probably the finest, most important thing Greig has ever written’ Daily Telegraph ***** ‘A mighty play about what it is that makes us human’ The Guardian ***** Age 14+

Duration 85 mins

An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic, Brageteatret & Schauspielhaus Wien co-production

Wed 19 & Thu 20 Mar, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

This innovatory production intertwines Shakespeare’s text with contemporary language to allow literature’s most famous lovers to speak directly to a 21st century audience. Eloquently communicating to young people and seasoned audiences alike, it sets the universal themes of love and hate, youth and age, passion and responsibility against a soundtrack provided by a live DJ set from Virgil Howe. Michael Wicherek’s adaptation breathes vivid life into the heat and colour of Verona and the star-crossed lovers' fight against fate.

Performances for teenagers

Box Clever

See p30 for animation workshop Age 13+ Duration: 70 mins

Wed 12 Mar 1.30pm (schools) & 6.30pm Thu 13 Mar 4.30pm (schools) & 7.30pm Corn Exchange £12 (£10 concessions) Schools £6, Under 26s £8

State of Emergency


Aiming to go where other shows have feared to tread, Per-Mission turns the concept of sex education on its head, facing up to the joys, perils and pressures of sex, love and consent. State of Emergency is a company at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of dance from the African Diaspora in the UK. Created for young people, this latest initiative is an ‘in your face’ dance theatre production that exposes myths and challenges perceptions. Featuring choreography by Colin Poole and an original soundtrack by Steve Marshall.

‘a fusion of movement that captures all the freshness and daring of Black British dance’ BBC TV on State of Emergency

Age 13 - 25 Duration 60 mins plus interval

Fri 31 Jan, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £10 (£8 concessions) Schools £6

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Celebrating 120 years of music making, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra return with two special concerts presented by Petroc Trelawny.

A Taste of Spain

An English Idyll

Pablo González Conductor Xuefei Yang Guitar

David Hill Conductor Tasmin Little Violin

De Falla Interludio y Danza from La Vida Breve Turina La Oración del Torero Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathetique

Elgar Wand of Youth Suite No.2 Delius Walk to the Paradise Garden Vaughan-Williams The Lark Ascending Elgar Symphony No.1

This richly melodic programme conjures a wide range of moods and locations, from the heat and passion of Spain to the wintry wastes of Russia. Petroc Trelawny will guide you through a tale of sensuality and betrayal in Granada, usher in a quiet moment of prayer as toreadors prepare for the bullfight and open the door to the orangefragranced heat of Andalucía, as evoked in one of the best-loved of all concertos. The concert culminates in Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, which mingles majesty, poignancy and lyricism in music of great emotional and melodic power.

For its second concert, again introduced by Petroc Trelawny, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is joined by one of Britain’s best-loved instrumentalists for some of the most exquisite music from the golden age of English composition. Elgar’s charming suite is one of his earliest masterpieces; his First Symphony opens with one of his most noble and elevating melodies. The sultry interlude from Delius’s opera A Village Romeo and Juliet is a sensitive portrait of two lovers’ passion, while Vaughan Williams’ hymn to the English countryside takes wing in a flight of exquisite freedom.

Sat 25 Jan, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23.50, £27.50

Sat 8 Mar, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23.50, £27.50

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Barry Wordsworth Conductor Andrejs Osokins Piano Dvorák Slavonic Dances Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 6, Op. 61a Dvorák Symphony No. 9 New World

Two orchestral favourites by Dvorák surround a surprise item. In 1807 Beethoven reworked his own Violin Concerto into a Piano Concerto for a friend of his which featured in the famous six-hour marathon concert which Beethoven himself presented. Our soloist Andrejs Osokins was another finalist in this year’s Leeds International Piano Competition. Sun 12 Jan, 2.45pm All BPO Concerts Concert Hall £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £33,

Barry Wordsworth Conductor William Dutton from the Yehudi Menuhin School Violin

Barry Wordsworth Conductor Andrea de Flammineis Bassoon

Prokofiev Classical Symphony Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Haydn Symphony No. 104 London

Ravel Tombeau de Couperin Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in A minor RV 498 Copland Appalachian Spring Mozart Symphony No. 29, K.201

Haydn’s London Symphony is at the pinnacle of the Classical Symphony style. Prokofiev loosely emulated the style in his First Symphony written as the Russian Revolution was ending. After conducting the Haydn symphony, he wrote ‘This is the kind of symphony I wanted to write; a symphony in classical style.’ In contrast Mendelssohn’s beautiful Violin Concerto spins romantic melodies. Sun 9 Feb, 2.45pm

Our orchestra ranges across the centuries and continents in a programme of classical, romantic and twentieth century works. We move from Italy to Northern Europe and, by popular request, across the Atlantic to America and the music of Aaron Copland. The soloist in the Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in A minor is Andrea de Flammineis, the principal bassoon of the Royal Opera House Orchestra. Sun 2 Mar, 2.45pm

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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth Conductor Robert Clark Piano Bridge The Sea Liebermann Piano Concerto No. 1 Brahms Symphony No. 4, Op. 98 in E minor

In the centenary year of Benjamin Britten, the orchestra pays tribute to his teacher and Brighton resident, Frank Bridge. The Sea was written in 1911 before the outbreak of World War One which was to affect Bridge deeply. It is one of his most accessible and popular works. Behind the virtuosic writing of Lowell Liebermann’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (1988), there is a darker side to the work with its use of a Scottish graveyard dance, the title of the third and final movement. Sun 30 Mar, 2.45pm

Pre Concert Interviews at 1.45pm before every performance, tickets £3

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Classical Music

Coffee Concerts In association with Strings Attached

The third season of our popular Sunday morning chamber concerts continues. Join us in the Corn Exchange for sublime music from some of the finest ensembles on the international scene.

All Coffee Concerts: Corn Exchange £17.50 (£15 concessions)

Trio Isimsiz Haydn Piano Trio in D, Hob.XV.24 Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor Op.1 No.3 Schubert Piano Trio No.1 in B flat D.898

Soloists of the Royal College of Music Haydn String Quartet Op.20 No. 2 in C major Schubert Octet in F major D.803

Winners of the YCAT Competition 2013, Trio Isimsiz has already established its reputation in some of the world’s leading venues. Formed in 2009 of former students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, this programme is the perfect introduction to the artistry of the piano trio. Sun 23 Feb, 11am

Szymanowski Quartet Haydn String Quartet in B minor Op. 33 No. 1 Szymanowski String Quartet Op. 56 No. 2 Dvorák String Quartet Op. 106 No. 13 in G

Founded in Warsaw in 1995, the Szymanowski Quartet is one of the most exceptional string quartets of its generation. In 2005 they were honoured with the Szymanowski Award in Warsaw and in 2007 they were awarded the Medal of Honour by the Polish government for their service to Polish culture. Sun 16 Mar, 11am

Hand picked senior students of the Royal College of Music perform Schubert’s monumental yet rarelyheard octet. Featuring Elaine Ruby (clarinet), Sophie Robertshaw (bassoon), Alex Edmundson (horn), Rodrigo Moro Martin (double bass) with Ruisi Quartet.

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Sun 19 Jan, 11am

Russell Watson The UK’s best-selling classical artist and self-styled ‘People’s Tenor’ first came to attention with his 2001 debut The Voice. Many more have followed as has the fame he deserves. Don’t miss the chance to hear this one off voice live. Pre show dining available - p35

Thu 10 Apr, 7pm doors Concert Hall £26.50, £44, £61.50, £86.50


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Brighton Dome

Organ Concerts See p29

Vasily Petrenko conductor Kirill Gerstein piano Berlioz Overture, Le Corsaire Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Brahms Symphony No. 2

Joseph Swensen conductor Liza Ferschtman violin Wagner Siegfried Idyll Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

here by the supremely gifted Kirill Gerstein.

The workings of fate were an obsessive theme for Tchaikovsky in his private life and in his music. As he grappled with his forbidden homosexuality, his failing health and his crippling self-doubt in the summer of 1888, Tchaikovsky sat down to write a symphony that he hoped would save him from ‘the inscrutable design of providence’. And, for once, Tchaikovsky discovered the joy of optimism. The overwhelming theme of the Symphony was hope, communicated through music of typical power, emotion and brilliance. Before it, a piece concerned not so much with opposing forces as beauty and virtuosity: Bruch’s spectacular Violin Concerto played by the brilliant Liza Ferschtman (pictured).

Sat 22 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23, £27.50, £32.50

Sat 22 Mar, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23, £27.50, £32.50

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Overlooking Lake Wörthersee in the small Austrian resort of Pörtschach, Johannes Brahms set about creating a symphony that captured all he saw: a clear, light day; the beauty of sunset; the stillness of night; a peaceful awakening and gratitude for another day. Yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if ‘with a ribbon of mourning around their arm’. Such meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness created what many consider to be Brahms’s finest symphony. In contrast Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is a rapturous and devious dance, played

Classical Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Dance Tap Factory The super-energized brand of tap pioneered by groups like Stomp and Tap Dogs is ratcheted up another level in this dance spectacular that blends music, percussion, tap, urban dance and aerial acrobatics. Pounding rhythms and urban setting are offset by humour and poetic grace in a celebration of physical performance. Fresh from sell-out tours in Europe and South America, Tap Factory features an all-male cast who will do as much to set your pulse racing as the jaw-dropping, percussive footwork.

'Virtuosity in the art of tap dance and percussion' Le République du Centre

'Their feet have a life of their own' Le Républicain Wed 19 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £17.50, £20 Under 16s £10

Anton du Beke

Ballroom to Broadway The nation’s favourite ballroom dancer is back with a brand new show featuring partner Summer Strallen. Music by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerry Herman and Andrew Lloyd-Webber sets the tempo for a twirl through the most memorable dance routines in popular culture, alongside some sensational new choreography. Fri 24 Jan, 7.30pm Concert Hall £27.50, £32.50, £39.50 Pre-show dining available - p35


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‘Dance that is unforced, unaffected, charming and smart’ Time Out

Flexer and Sandiland

Weightless We welcome Flexer & Sandiland to Brighton Dome for the first time as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. Weightless, in a tongue-in-cheek way questions the ‘weight’ of history, both personal and aesthetic: what is it that roots us down physically and emotionally? What might it feel like to let go or take flight? Engaging and thoughtful, this show carries Yael Flexer’s recognisable stamp of witty text and wry humour combined with fast paced, space-hungry movement and a driving musical score by Dougie Evans and Karni Postel. A collaboration with Nic Sandiland, Weightless includes live digital projection and a sonic environment of disembodied voices with text by Wendy Houstoun. Plus post-show discussion. Age 12+

Duration 60mins

Wed 5 Mar, 8pm Corn Exchange £12.50 (£10 concessions), Schools £7.50

Trip Hazard Look out for the return of Nic Sandiland’s installation which depicts a series of catastrophic consequences instigated by the inadvertent actions of passers-by. Thu 27 Feb – Fri 7 Mar see for times Café-bar FREE

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Compagnie Käfig (France)

Boxe Boxe Make sure you get a ring-side seat for a show that really packs a punch. Strength meets elegance in Compagnie Käfig’s spirited jumble of hip-hop and fisticuffs, in which eight exceptional performers fuse dance and the noble art of boxing. Choreographed and directed by Mourad Merzouki, Boxe Boxe draws on the theatricality of the boxing ring. Gloves morph into puppets. Punch balls explode like balloons. All set to live music by Schubert, Ravel, Philip Glass and Glenn Miller, performed by an onstage string quartet who really are part of the action. This is choreography at its most unexpected, with a smooth classical score adding a dash of romanticism to a knock-out show. Plus post-show discussion on 17 Apr. Age 7 - adult

Duration 65 mins

Presented with Dance Consortium

Thu 17 Apr, 7.30pm, Fri 18 Apr, 3pm Concert Hall £10, £12.50, £15, £18.50 Under 26s £10, Schools £7.50 Under 16s half price (Fri 18 Apr only)


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‘Visually dazzling’ Le Monde 'Boxe Boxe is pure fun... an absolute knockout' Les Échos 'Humour and physical prowess... entertainment  for all the family' La Croix

Dinosaur Zoo Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before. Dare to get up close and personal with cute baby dinos and teeth-gnashing giants. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show. But watch out - not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem!

‘Puppet-tastic! Thoroughly entertaining. A delight' Time Out, Critic’s Choice ****

Followed by a meet & greet with the dinosaurs. Age 3+

Children & Family


Duration: 50 mins

Tue 8 Apr, 5.30pm Wed 9 Apr, 11am & 2pm Concert Hall £12.50 £45 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)

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Children & Family

ajtc Theatre Company

Bin Men By Mike Kenny

Don and Sam are bin men with big dreams: they want to save the world and they want to have fun doing it. We throw away so much, but with Don and Sam around we might need to think again. They can find a use for anything… A play with music for young children and families, Bin Men tells a story of recycling and transforming using live music, puppetry and lots of fun. ‘Theatrical magic’ The Press, York Age 5+ A co-production between York Theatre Royal and ajtc supported by Arts Council England

Tue 18 Feb, 11.30am & 2.30pm Studio Theatre £5 children, £7 adults £22 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Same Sky & Different Planet Arts


Designed for children and young people with complex additional needs

Welcome to Otherworld – a place that is never the same from one day to the next! Explore outer space in this interactive inflatable installation, in which trained performers use theatre, music and storytelling with the latest technology including sound beams, audio and video

Polar Bear

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out Polar Bear makes things up; stories, jokes, adventures – a master makerupper. But where did it all begin? Mouth Open, Story Jump Out is about the moment that started it all, and how one little decision set off a chain reaction that changed his life forever. International assassins, secret codes, dog eating boa constrictors and much more fill the hole left when a father disappears


and a boy discovers a talent for telling tales. Age 8-12 A Battersea Arts Centre production, co-commissioned by Southbank Centre

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Mar, 11.30am & 2.30pm Mon 24 Mar, 1.30pm & 4pm (schools) Studio Theatre £10 (£8 concessions) Schools £6

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projections.Otherworld is created for mixed age groups and abilities, and can include the whole family. Every visit to Otherworld is unique: follow the astronauts into space and become a space traveller in your own story. Thu 23 – Fri 24 Jan, 9.30am, 10.45am & 1.30pm (schools) Sat 25 Jan, 10am, 11.30am, 2pm Corn Exchange £7, £4 schools

Meeting Mr Boom ‘Strange creatures and places passed through my mind but none of them stayed too long.... until I heard the song, the song of Mr Boom!’ A new, out-of-this-world live music and dance show that will inflate before your eyes, taking you on a journey of discovery. Who knows what we might find in this magical bouncy land? Performed on an inflatable set, Meeting Mr Boom explores the challenges that are presented to us all as we adapt to changes within ourselves and our environment.

Children & Family

Darren Ellis Dance

Age 3+

Folded Feather


One minute Lucy’s in a toy shop, waiting for her beloved puppet to be repaired, the next she’s talking to a piano, trying to catch a cloud and being chased by a giant chicken. Could it have something to do with the marvellous, magical toy-making machine? Using puppets, live animation, music and sound, Nice is a story

of hope, friendship and the endless possibilities of the imagination. ‘Folded Feather’s wacky and wonderful puppets reign supreme.’ Animations Online

Tue 8 Apr, 1pm & 3pm Corn Exchange £5 children, £7 adults £22 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

‘I want to see it every day!’ Ronnie, aged 4 Age 4+

Sun 16 Mar, 11.30am & 2.30pm Studio Theatre £5 children, £7 adults £22 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Ho Bina!


These popular sessions of music and movement are tailored for babies and children. Stimulate your child’s innate musicality through singing, movement and games - sound beginnings that are as much fun for grown-ups as they are for kids.

After many of our children’s theatre shows, young audience members have the opportunity to get crafty and make a keepsake to take home. Our team is on hand to lead the creativity, leaving parents and guardians free to sit back, relax and enjoy some coffee and cake.

Wed 22 Jan, 26 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr 10.15am 2-4 years 11.15am 0-2 years Founders Room £5

A transaction fee applies to all phone and online bookings – see p34

Tue 18 Feb after 11.30am perf of Bin Men Sun 16 Mar after 11.30am perf of Nice Sun 23 Mar after 11.30am perf of

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out

Café-bar, £5 per child, adults free




One Earth Tour 2014: Legend Take the centuries-old art of Japanese drumming, combine it with electrifying athleticism and spice it up with stunning visuals, and you have the recipe for pure theatre that is Kodo. It’s an immensely powerful experience, seeing ancient Japanese culture catapulted into the 21st century by this 26-strong troupe of musicians and dancers: lavish spectacle, intricate dance routines and numerous musical influences make this simply one of the most exciting shows you’ll ever come across. Fri 28 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £22, £25, £27.50

'Electrifying... nothing  will prepare you for the  1,000 lb drum assault, the precise timing or the wall of sound. An essential experience.' Time Out


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Utterly at Odds with the Universe Join one of the UK’s most original comics as he takes a poignant and hilarious journey exploring his profound relationship with his grandad. Reflecting on taped conversations the pair made during his childhood, Tom explores the fantasy of being able to make one final interview and comes to understand the influence his grandfather has had on his life.


Tom Wrigglesworth

Expect twisted logic, whimsical storytelling and elegant flourishes of language in this exquisite show that was a sell-out smash at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. ‘Magical storytelling… A rare talent… Hysterical & accomplished’

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue

Time Out


‘The gods of comedy chose Tom Wrigglesworth for greatness.’ The Scotsman


Live Theatre Tour 2014

Age 16+

Following sell-out tours in recent years, BBC Radio’s multi awardwinning antidote to panel games starts an all-new stage show for 2014.

Thu 20 Mar, 8pm Studio Theatre £13 (£11 concessions)

Join Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment. ‘Whether singing the words of one song to the tune of another, or entering the mythic maze of Mornington Crescent, they have become the National Theatre of fun’ The Daily Telegraph Age 14+

Sat 18 Jan, 7.30pm Concert Hall £26 (£23 concessions) Pre-show dining available - p35

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Stewart Lee & Friends: celebrating the music of Nick Pynn

‘Jupp’s endearing, sharp humour is irresistible’  The List ****

Multi-award winning instrumentalist Nick Pynn is joined by Stewart Lee, Kate Daisy Grant, Boothby Graffoe, Incredible String Band legend Mike Heron, Georgia Seddon and Jane Bom-Bane for an evening of comedy and music. ‘I first saw Nick playing for Arthur Brown at Glastonbury in the 20th century sometime. Then again, adding magical touches with tuned wine glasses and bespoke instruments, to a comedy and

music set by Boothby Graffoe in the mid noughties. I went to see Nick perform solo and was spellbound; his Afterplanesman epic swiftly became one of my favorite albums. For this show, his fans and collaborators celebrate his genius and repay an inspirational debt.’ Stewart Lee

Miles Jupp

Sarah Millican

Is the Chap You’re Thinking Of


It’s good to talk, and Miles Jupp is good at talking. And describing. And ranting. Himself, you, fatherhood, the bloody government, the ageing process, other people’s pants… it’s all up for discussion and dissection as Miles aims to cover the cost of his white goods by making a welcome return to stand-up. Instantly recognisable from his TV appearances in Rev, Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week, Miles veers from mildmannered to stroppy but never loses the affable charm that makes him everyone’s favourite nice chap. ‘I could… listen to Miles Jupp every night for a month and still not tire of his delightful wordsmithery and mellifluous tones’ The Scotsman **** Age 16+

Tue 25 Mar, 8pm Corn Exchange £16 (£14 concessions)


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Sun 23 Mar, 7.30pm Concert Hall £16

'An iron fist in a marigold glove.' The Guardian The British Comedy Award's Queen of Comedy Sarah Millican is giving up the party scene (Ann Summers), easing off on the drinking (fizzy pop equals wealthy dentists) and is settling down (taking her bra off). Determined to put down some roots, she now has a cat (furry baby) and even a tree (she has a lot of mugs). On this, her third national tour, you will learn what to take on a dirty weekend, the easiest way to blend in in posh restaurants and how to teach a pensioner to swear. Hilarious domestic bliss. Age 16+

Fri 25 – Sun 27 Apr, 8pm Concert Hall £26 Pre-show dining available - p35

His sophisticated, sardonic wit has made David Sedaris one of America’s pre-eminent humorists, and his incisive readings on BBC Radio 4 have won him a devoted following in the UK too. Now you can sample his brilliantly observed satire at first hand, as his blade-sharp observations of the human condition slice through cultural euphemisms and political correctness in a stimulating evening of eloquence and wry humour.


David Sedaris

‘Sedaris ain’t the pre-eminent humorist of his generation by accident’ Entertainment Weekly

Ruby Wax

Sane New World Co-presented with SICK! Festival

Ruby Wax – comedian, writer, mental health campaigner – shows us just how our minds can send us mad as our internal critics play on a permanent loop tape. Ruby knows this only too well. She has been on a tough but enlightening journey through depression which has taken her from The Priory through to an MA from Oxford University in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.

Doors from 6pm for pre-show book signing in the Café-bar

Thu 3 Apr, 7.30pm Concert Hall £20

This show helps us all understand why we sabotage our sanity, how our brains work and how we can rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, this show is your route to saner living.

‘Wax has an extraordinary mind, and she has brought it to bear with her trademark wit… a ruby beyond price’ Stephen Fry Mon 3 Mar, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £17.50 (£15 concessions)

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Visual Arts & Film

Stand Tall Get Snapped Photographer Edo Zollo exposes the still widely held misconception that HIV mostly affects gay men and people of black African origin. He travelled for a year, photographing people of all ages living with HIV. The exhibition has attracted support from passionate HIV activist Stephen Fry. In aid of The Sussex Beacon, a specialist HIV Care Centre supporting men, women and families affected by HIV.

Mon 24 Feb - Sat 8 Mar See for times

Founders Room FREE

Polar Nights Polyarnye Nochi (or Polar Nights) is part of acclaimed British photographer Simon Roberts’ first major project, Motherland, an exploration of contemporary Russian society. This series focuses on winter in northern Russia, finding a region shrouded in darkness nearly 24 hours a day, a phenomenon known as

Polyarnye Nochi (Polar Nights). The exhibition will open on 7 Jan to coincide with the traditional Russian Orthodox Christmas celebrations. In partnership with Crane Kalman Brighton.

Tue 7 Jan – Sun 9 Feb See for times

Founders Room FREE

Banff Mountain Film Festival From the world's most prestigious mountain film festival comes an evening of extraordinary short films. Follow the expeditions of

Fri 11 Apr, 7.30pm Concert Hall £14 (£12 concessions)


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We all remember and we all love remembering. The school trip, holidays with Gran, seeing the best band in the universe. In the year when remembrance has a special significance across the world, the photographers of Brighton and Hove Camera Club bring you a thought-provoking exhibition of images exploring the personal and the universal experience of remembering. Mon 24 Mar – Thu 3 Apr See for times

Founders Room FREE © Wayne Grundy ARPS

some of today's most intrepid adventurers, see incredible footage of adrenaline-packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. This is an inspiring evening of exhilarating film by the most talented adventure film makers of today. This event sold out last year and moves into the Concert Hall by popular demand.

Brighton & Hove Camera Club

The Royal Pavilion Estate is the heart of Brighton & Hove’s city centre– recognised by its iconic domes and its designated Cultural Quarter status. It comprises the Royal Pavilion, Museum & Art Gallery, Pavilion Gardens and Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. The two custodians of the estate - Brighton & Hove City Council’s Royal Pavilion and Museums and

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival - are working together in a wide reaching partnership helping to put in place a plan for the estate which will secure the future of this gem in the heart of our city.

significant economic contribution to Brighton & Hove. While the buildings are magnificent, they are also facing unique challenges and are in need of restoration and upgrade in some areas.

The city’s listed venues are unique, attracting over 1.2 million people a year, with hundreds of thousands visiting the garden. These visitors – who come from our local communities as well as from around the globe - make a

A sustainable future for the entire estate will only be possible with significant investment. You can see where we are with our plans for a new vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate by visiting

Brighton Dome Organ Concerts

Heritage & Tours

Reawakening Brighton’s Royal Estate

Brighton Dome’s historic theatre organ was made famous by Douglas Reeve with his BBC Light Programme broadcasts. His series of concerts attracted large audiences who instantly recognised his signature tune, Pack Up Your Troubles.

Venue Tours

Familiar Faces Hidden Spaces

Get up close and personal with Brighton Dome past and present on this special behind-the-scenes encounter. Find out what goes down backstage before the curtain goes up out front. And seek out the hidden histories of this iconic building including a rare glimpse of the entrance to the infamous tunnel running from the Royal Pavilion to the Concert Hall.

The Royal Pavilion Estate Tour

Dome Discovery Tours

18 Jan, 15 Feb, 9 Mar, 19 Apr, 11am Meet at Café–bar £6.50

Take a tour of The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Dome, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Regency gardens, see what goes on behind-the-scenes and find out more about the hidden histories of these iconic buildings and how they became the cultural venues they are today. 15 Feb, 9 Mar, 19 Apr, 10.30am Meet at Royal Pavilion £20 (including tea and cake)

Booking line: 03000 290 902

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Re-discover Brighton Dome’s organ in all its glory, as we welcome leading organists Michael Wooldridge (11 Feb) and Michael Maine (25 Mar). Check for repertoires. Tue 11 Feb, 25 Mar, 3pm Concert Hall £10 (£7.50 concessions)

Coming soon...

ABBAversary Sun 6 Apr


Join In

Arts Award

Heritage Workshops

Valentine’s Ceilidh

Firecracker Youth Theatre

If there’s someone you want to sweep off their feet this Valentine’s Day, there’s no better place to do it than in the Corn Exchange for our first adults-only ceilidh. Led by the ever-popular Sussex Pistols, whose resident caller will help you through the dance steps, Brighton’s most barn-storming barn dance promises great music, great fun and love in the air this Valentine’s weekend.

Are you 14 – 19, love to act and want to perform in Brighton’s leading venues? Led by Hydrocracker and Brighton Dome, Firecracker is preparing to mount an ambitious production to be staged at Brighton Dome Studio Theatre in summer 2014. Join us and be part of Brighton’s cutting edge theatre scene.

Age 18+

Sat 15 Feb, 8pm Corn Exchange £14, £25 couples

Age 7–11

Sat 15 Feb, Tue 18 Feb Sat 22 Feb, Sat 1 Mar 9am – 1pm Art Room, Brighton Museum Sharing for family & friends Fri 21 Feb, 12pm – 1pm Founders Room £80 for 4 sessions

Mondays 27 Jan – 7 Apr (excl

including log book and materials

5pm – 6.45pm 7pm – 8.45pm Nightingale Theatre £100 per term (10 sessions)

Romeo & Juliet

half term)

For further enquiries, contact

Love Late Explore love, lust and heartbreak at our hearty party in collaboration with Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. Featuring a silent disco, alternative gallery tours, drop in craft classes and much much more. Admittance through Brighton Museum Age 16+

Thu 6 Feb, 7–10pm Café-bar & Brighton Museum £5 in advance, £7 on the door (Museum/Dome Members £4)


A chance for children to gain their first Arts Award ( Over a series of three-hour sessions, children will be able to draw inspiration from the Royal Pavilion Estate (including Brighton Dome and the Royal Pavilion and Gardens) to explore the world of art, artists and their own creativity. There will be guidance in a range of artistic techniques and a special exhibition at which participants can share their portfolio with friends and family.

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Animation Workshop Borbonesa is offering animation workshops for secondary schools over 3 or 4 half-days. You will be introduced to the technology while exploring the themes of the play; storyboard and generate artwork & scenery; animate sequences, record dialogue and sound effects to create a short animated film. For more information, contact

Flying in the Moment

Join Darren Ellis Dance for a movement workshop on a bouncy castle to complement the performance of Meeting Mr Boom (see p23). Suitable for ages 3+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop leader and deviser Chris Cresswell leads an improvisation workshop to light your spark of creativity. Through exercises and games which joyfully jettison at a moments notice, you will learn to allow your creative spirit to lead the way to unexpected destinations and unlock your inner genius.

Sun 6 Apr check website for times Corn Exchange £6

Age 18+

Sun 2 March, 11am – 2pm Studio Theatre £10

Soulful Singing Group singing teacher Mahasukha leads this uplifting harmony workshop with sacred song and heaps of infectious enthusiasm to get your spirits soaring! No experience necessary, just the will to sing. No need to book – just drop in. Age 12 - adult

Saturdays 11am – 1pm check website for dates

Founders Room £5 from Café-bar

Singalonga-ABBA with Lorraine Bowen

Step away from the hairbrush and let Lorraine Bowen guide you through an ABBA day of singing together. Learn tips and tricks for great vocals before taking part in a performance in the Café-bar Age 16+ Part of our ABBAversary celebrations

Sun 6 Apr, 11am – 4pm Founders Room £25

Join In

Meeting Mr Boom workshop

Artist Opportunities

Miss Represented

First Fridays

A flagship project of Brighton Dome's Creative Learning team, Miss Represented works with young women in our community who are negotiating difficult life situations in a complex world.

Our series of monthly meet-ups continues, giving artists of all disciplines opportunities to meet informally, network and share ideas. Each month will feature a guest provocation – check No need to book, just turn up. We’ll provide the snacks; drinks will be available to purchase.

It creates a safe space for the group to operate as an arts collective, navigating and creating as they investigate themes around identity, relationships, sisterhood, social comment, crime and their own personal experiences. The first sharing comes in the form of a photographic exhibition showing a unique insight in the lives and thoughts of these young women, showing in the Founders Room until 5 Jan. The second sharing will comes in the form of a performance in our Studio Theatre at the end of April. Visit for more details

Dance workshops Brighton Dome will be offering dance workshops and other opportunties for schools and colleges during the spring. For more information, contact

A transaction fee applies to all phone and online bookings – see p34

Fri 7 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr* 5pm – 6.30pm Studio Theatre Bar *check website for venue


The Works

Are you an emerging or mid-career artist mixing innovative dance, theatre or music? Would you like to pilot an excerpt of new work in front of a supportive audience? This public sharing event is a unique chance for artists and audiences to come together at an early stage of work in development and engage in dialogue about the creative process. Artists can visit the website for details of how to take part. Wed 26 Mar, 7.30pm Studio Theatre FREE but ticketed


Local Spotlight

Seedy Sunday Seedy Sunday Brighton, the UK's biggest and longest-running community seed swap event returns with more than 50 stalls and an exciting programme of speakers. Keep an eye on for details of speakers, stall holders and ways to get involved. Sun 2 Feb, 10.30am – 4pm Corn Exchange £3 (£2 concessions) Children FREE

SoundCity 2 SoundCity is the city’s music education hub. Join us for the annual showcase of the city’s young musicians. This year’s event is a festival in one night with a diverse mix of musical styles and sounds. Alternative, classical, jazz and hip hop: some pure, some mashed up and all from fresh new and original talent from all corners of the city. This is young Brighton. Sat 1 Mar, 7.30pm Corn Exchange FREE

The Chocolate Festival

Creative Minds Across the country, thousands of people with learning disabilities are professionally engaged in the arts. Creative Minds asks how their work is perceived and discussed, and by whom. How do we, and others, decide if art is good? Join national critics and art makers in a day of lively performance and debate. Arts organisations, critics, programmers, and anyone who is interested in learning disability arts are welcome. Creative Minds Brighton is managed and presented by people with learning disabilities, in association with Carousel and five national partners. Mon 10 Mar, 10am – 5pm Corn Exchange, Café-bar & Studio Theatre £40 (£30 until 14 Jan)

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Brazilian Carnival Be part of a real Brazilian carnival! Learn to samba in the afternoon (all ages welcome) then dance your socks off to the vibrant Brazilian beats. Carnival costumes are welcome! Sat 8 Mar 2.30pm workshops 5pm carnival party Studio Theatre Adults £8, £10 inc workshop Children £5, £7 inc workshop Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £23, £28 inc workshop


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Returning for a sixth year, the Chocolate Festival champions the most exciting chocolate innovations from around the world. This is an unparalleled opportunity to taste, test and experience delights from award-winning names and local companies. With tasting sessions, cookery demonstrations and the chance to relax in the Chocolate Lounge or indulge in a Chocolate Spa. Sat 29 – Sun 30 Mar 10am – 6pm Corn Exchange From £5

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Snakes & Ladders Amma can't bear to relax, Kim loves being ‘blessed’ with ‘good hair’ and Sista is allergic to all forms of family life, Beyonce and Timotei adverts. Each sister knows her place, that is until Simone comes along and suddenly no one knows who they are anymore. This bold, darkly comic drama about race, identity and family loyalties is partly inspired by real life stories collected from black hairdressers in the Southeast. ‘Sarah Naomi Lee's writing is fresh, bouyant, and touching’ Financial Times Produced by Plenty Productions and Rolemop Arts Age 12+

Sat 19 & Sun 20 Apr, 7.30pm Studio Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Your Visit

Brighton Dome is the South Coast’s premier arts venue and the cultural heart of Brighton & Hove. We host over 600 events each year in our three historic spaces.

Parking On-street parking is very limited, but more plentiful after 6pm and on Sundays. However there are a number of car parks nearby.

Brighton Dome is situated a stone’s throw from the Royal Pavilion and is part of the Cultural Quarter and the Royal Pavilion Estate. Brighton Dome comprises three spaces – Concert Hall, Corn Exchange (both entered via Church Street) and Studio Theatre (entrance on New Road).

Take advantage of a special evening rate at the NCP Theatre Car Park on Church Street of just £5 for parking from 5.30pm – midnight (£4.50 when booked online in advance at brighton). £5 follow-on car park tickets are also available after most matinee performances. Members can save 30% on standard parking at any time by collecting a parking ticket at the venue after a performance (this does not apply to parking pre-booked online).

Public Transport


Brighton Station is 10 minutes’ walk away, with fast, regular services from London (52 minutes for Southern trains from Victoria) and along the coast. To book tickets and for travel updates visit or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950. There are frequent bus services from all areas of the city. Visit

Brighton Dome is committed to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. We provide:

Getting here

• Wheelchair-accessible foyers, ticket offices, bars & auditoria • Discounts and complimentary tickets for access assistants (subject to availability) • Accessible toilets • Lifts

• Access dogs welcome • Large print brochures available on request • Induction loops (Corn Exchange & Studio Theatre) • Sennheiser infrared hearing assistance (Corn Exchange & Studio Theatre) • Sennheiser radio frequency hearing assistance (Concert Hall) • Wheelchair viewing platforms at standing concerts (Concert Hall) • Sign language interpreted performances • On-street disabled parking spaces nearby • Baby change facilities To book seats and reserve hearing assistance units call Ticket Office on 01273 709709 An audio version of this brochure is also available. Full details about venue access are available at or contact Visitor Services on 01273 261525 / 541 or

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Your Visit

Members Dome Saver Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Members can take advantage of our Dome Saver deal: • Book 3 Dome Saver events and save 10%. • Save 15% on 4 events, and 20% on 5 or more. • Valid for up to 4 tickets per event. throughout the Look for the brochure for Dome Saver events. To find out about Membership, visit Currently this offer is not available online. All BPO events count as one for the Dome Saver scheme.

Booking information • Concessions, where available, for students, over 60s, JSA/IS, registered disabled/DLA or ESA/ IB. Valid ID must be shown. • Mastercard, AMEX, Visa, Solo and Delta cards accepted. • Tickets may be reserved and paid for within four working days. • Tickets for standing events can either be posted in advance via recorded delivery for £2.40 plus transaction fee (see below) or collected on the night 30 mins prior to the event. • Doors generally open 45 mins before seated events (30 mins before standing.) Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break. Some events may not contain breaks. Please check door times with the Ticket Office. Small print Every effort has been made to ensure that the information included in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. All running times are approximate. Brighton Dome reserves the right to change the programme in unforeseen circumstances. We may ask customers who cause unreasonable disturbance during events to leave. Once paid for, tickets are non-refundable. Brighton Dome is committed to treating all customers and members of staff equally.


• We believe customers shouldn’t pay more than face value plus booking fee. 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 high profile rock & pop or comedy events.

Transaction fees • £2.25 transaction fee for phone and postal booking. • £1.75 transaction fee for online bookings. • No fees for cash bookings in person. • Members pay no transaction fees on tickets they collect and a reduced fee of £1 for tickets posted out.

Under 14s With the exception of events specifically aimed at younger people, under 14s coming to see a show are not allowed into the venues without a ticket-holding adult. Age limits for children’s shows are determined on an event by event basis. Hearing protection Loud noise can cause permanent hearing damage. Complimentary hearing protection is available from any member of staff.

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Group Bookings Bring friends – save money! 10% discount for group bookings of 10–19 people and 20% discount for 20 or more. Offer excludes some performances. Concessionary offers may not be combined.

Stuck for a present idea? Brighton Dome and Festival gift vouchers are on sale now from £5 or buy a gift membership from £30.

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Registered charity No 249748 Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival have been one arts charity since 1999, presenting a year round programme of events, managing and maintaining the historic Grade 1 listed buildings of Brighton Dome and producing England’s most progressive mixed arts festival, Brighton Festival, each May.

Your Visit


'The food and wine were superb and the service was exemplary' Pre-show diner, Oct 2013

There are some delicious changes at Brighton Dome with renowned restaurateurs Peyton and Byrne now providing all our food and drink.

Coming to a show?  Pre-order your meal

Taking full advantage of local Sussex produce, menus are regularly updated to ensure only the best seasonal dishes are freshly prepared for you. Brighton Dome Café–bar is open from 10am – late every day* serving healthy, hearty lunches, afternoon treats or simply tea, coffee and cake. This light and airy space is a hidden gem in the heart of town – the perfect spot to catch up with friends, hold informal meetings or work quietly with free WiFi.

Turn your evening into a complete experience at Brighton Dome this spring. Relax and soak up the atmosphere by adding one of Peyton and Byrne’s dining packages to your order, guaranteeing you a reserved table for the evening at which you can enjoy freshly prepared seasonal dishes before taking your seat for the show.

*On occasion the Café–bar may close for private events. To check opening hours call 01273 261550.

Visit for more information on pre-show dining and sharing platters.

Hire our venues

Whether you need spaces for a large conference or somewhere to hold your private party, we can cater for events of all sizes.

Imagine your event.  We can create it. With five unique and flexible event spaces, Brighton Dome is the perfect setting for any event including conferences, Christmas parties, product launches, receptions, weddings or themed dinners Peyton Events' experienced team can complement any function by creating insipiring menus combining innovative food and impeccable service. Contact our Events Team on 01273 261524 or

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Did you know we are a charity? We rely on the generosity of our community and there are various ways you can support us: Donate

Become a Member

Join the Patrons Circle

Any gift received, however small, is greatly appreciated. You can top up your bill on ticket purchases, use our donation box, text a gift or donate online via Just Giving.

From just £30* you can enjoy year–round access to exclusive events, priority booking, special offers and more.

If you share a passion for the arts in Brighton, you can join the Patrons Circle for an annual gift of £1,000. Patrons enjoy all the benefits of membership, plus unique events, acknowledgement and a bespoke service.

* Price shown is for a single membership by Direct Debit. Please visit our website for terms and conditions.

Help us create, inspire and engage. Call 01273 260827 or visit


Thank you  To our individual, corporate and trust and foundation donors Funders


Associate Sponsors

Corporate Members

GM Building

WSP West Sussex Print Limited

Media & Digital Partners

Programming partners

Trusts & Foundations The Brighton and Hove Charitable Youth Trust | Matthew Hodder Charitable Trust Mrs A Lacy-Tate Trust | The Lynn Foundation | The Roddick Foundation | RVW Trust Patrons Circle  Lady Bryson | Michael Chowen | Andrew Comben | Barry & Gay Fearn | Prof David Gann CBE & Ms Anne Asha | Arjo & Sejal Ghosh | David Harrison | Jenny Henderson | Jill Hill & Bob Warner CBE | John Hird & Yoshio Akiyama | Lady Helena Hughes | Glynn Jones | Karl Jones | Barbara Macpherson | Gary Miller Philip Morgan | Stewart Newton I Judge Marian Norrie-Walker | Michael Pitts | Andrew & Margaret Polmear Ronald Power MBE | Clare Rogers I Richard & Soraya Shaw | Robin & Anja St Clair Jones | Polly Toynbee Mayuri Vyas | Sir David & Lady Betty Watson | Sarah & Martin Williams | Anon Generous Support Provided by  AVT Connect | Book Nook | Echo Video | Facelift | Gunns Flowers | Hiykon Hotel du Vin & Bistro | Juice 107.2 | KAVE Theatre Services | Latest 7 | Mercure Brighton Seafront | NCP The Old Ship Hotel | PR Industrial Ltd | Pure360 | Radio Reverb | Redhead Design | What’s on Guide There has never been a more exciting time for companies to align themselves with the work of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival. For more information on how to become a corporate partner, contact Ceri Eldin on 01273 260818 or

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23 Feb Trio Isimsiz 11am CE p16

January 12 Jan

27 Feb Mokoomba


18 Jan

Dome Discovery Tour

18 Jan

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

11am CB p29

19 Jan

Soloists of the RCM 11am CE p16

1 Mar

Arts Awards Heritage Workshop 9am BM p30

21 Jan

Cock Robin (until 4 Feb)

see website

1 Mar

Near Gone 7.30pm ST p10

23 Jan

Otherworld 9.30am, 10.45am, 1.30pm CE

23 Jan

1 Mar Warpaint 8pm CH p3

24 Jan

Otherworld 9.30am, 10.45am, 1.30pm CE

24 Jan

2 Mar Anton du Beke 7.30pm CH p18

25 Jan


7.30pm CH p25

10am, 11.30am, 2pm CE





1 Mar

2 Mar

2 Mar

3 Mar 25 Jan Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 7.30pm CH p14 3 Mar 27 Jan Firecracker Youth Theatre 5pm, 7pm NT p30 5 Mar 31 Jan Per-Mission 7.30pm CE p13 5 Mar


Sound City 2 7.30pm CE p32 The Overtones 7pm CH p6 Flying in the Moment BPO

2 Feb

Seedy Sunday

10.30am CE p32

3 Feb

London Grammar 7pm CH p6 7 Mar

11am ST


2.45pm CH p15

Herbie Flowers' Jazz Breakfast 11am CE p6 Ruby Wax 7.30pm CE p27 Bonobo 7pm CH p6 Marc Almond & John Harle 8pm CH p5 Weightless 8pm CE p19

6 Mar The Stranglers 7 Mar

7pm CH p6

First Fridays 5pm STB p31

7 Mar Brand New Ancients

7.30pm CE p11

CH p6 HAIM 7pm

4 Feb

City and Colour 7pm CH p6 7 Mar The Irrepressibles 8pm ST p4

6 Feb

Love Late

7 Feb

First Fridays 5pm STB p31 8 Mar Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 7.30pm CH p14 Empirical 8pm ST p4 8 Mar Brand New Ancients 7.30pm CE p11 The English Channel 8pm ST p8 9 Mar Dome Discovery Tour 11am CB p29 BPO 2.45pm CH p15 9 Mar Familiar Faces, Hidden Spaces 10.30am RP p29 Brighton Dome Organ Concert 3pm CH p29 10 Mar Creative Minds 10am CE p32 Arts Awards Heritage Workshop 9am BM p30 12 Mar Romeo and Juliet 1.30pm, 6.30pm CE p13 Dome Discovery Tour 11am CB p29 13 Mar Romeo and Juliet 4.30pm, 7.30pm CE p13 Familiar Faces, Hidden Spaces 10.30am RP p29 14 Mar African Night Fever 7.30pm ST p6 Blink 7.30pm ST p8 15 Mar SOURCE New Music 7.30pm ST p6 Valentines Ceilidh 8pm CE p30 16 Mar Szymanowski Quartet 11am CE p16 Blink 7.30pm ST p8 16 Mar Nice 11.30am, 2.30pm ST p23 Van Morrison 8pm CH p6 17 Mar Franz Ferdinand 7pm CH p6 Arts Awards Heritage Workshop 9am BM p30 18 Mar Sounds from the City see website Van Morrison 8pm CH p6 18 Mar Bombay Bicycle Club 7pm CH p6 Bin Men 11.30am, 2.30pm ST p22 19 Mar The Events 7.30pm CE p12 Tap Factory 7.30pm CH p18 19 Mar Sounds from the City see website SOURCE New Music 7.30pm ST p6 20 Mar The Events 7.30pm CE p12 Arts Awards Heritage Workshop 9am BM p30 20 Mar Tom Wrigglesworth 8pm ST p25 LPO 7.30pm CH p17 22 Mar Mouth Open... 11.30am, 2.30pm ST p22 Twelfth Night 3pm & 8pm CE p9 CH p17 22 Mar LPO 7.30pm

7 Feb 8 Feb 9 Feb 11 Feb 15 Feb 15 Feb 15 Feb 15 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 18 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 22 Feb 22 Feb


7.30pm ST

CH p24 28 Feb Kodo 7.30pm BPO 2.45pm CH p15

7pm BM p30

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8 Mar

Brazilian Carnival 2.30pm ST p32

23 Mar Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast 11am CE p6 23 Mar Mouth Open...

11.30am, 2.30pm ST p22

23 Mar Stewart Lee & Friends 7.30pm CH p26 24 Mar Mouth Open...

1.30pm, 4.30pm ST p22

25 Mar Brighton Dome Organ Concert 3pm CH p29 25 Mar Miles Jupp 8pm CE p26 26 Mar The Works 7.30pm ST p31 28 Mar For Their Own Good

7.30pm ST p10

29 Mar Chocolate Festival 10am CE p32 30 Mar BPO 2.45pm CH p15 30 Mar Chocolate Festival 10am CE p32 31 Mar Sussex Downs Shakespeare Festival (until 2 Apr)

see website

April 3 Apr David Sedaris 7.30pm CH p27 4 Apr

First Fridays 5pm TBC p31

6 Apr ABBAversary see website 6 Apr Singalonga-ABBA 11am FR p31 6 Apr Meeting Mr Boom

see website CE p31

8 Apr Dinosaur Zoo 5.30pm CH p21 9 Apr Dinosaur Zoo 8 Apr Meeting Mr Boom

11am, 2pm CH p21 1pm, 3pm CE p23

10 Apr Russell Watson 11 Apr Banff Film Festival

7pm CH p16 7.30pm CH p28

12 Apr Chrysta Bell 8pm ST p6 17 Apr Boxe Boxe

7.30pm CH p20

17 Apr SOURCE New Music

7.30pm ST

18 Apr Boxe Boxe


3pm CH p20

19 Apr Dome Discovery Tour 11am CB p29 19 Apr Familiar Faces, Hidden Spaces 10.30am RP


20 Apr Herbie Flowers' Jazz Breakfast 11am CE


25 Apr Sarah Millican 8pm CH p26 26 Apr Sarah Millican 8pm CH p26 27 Apr Sarah Millican 8pm CH p26 28 Apr Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson 7.30pm CH


Music  Theatre Dance  Visual Arts & Film  Comedy  Words Children & Family  Heritage & Tours  Local Spotlight  Join In CH Concert Hall  CE Corn Exchange  ST Studio Theatre CB Café-bar  STB Studio Theatre Bar  FR Founders Room  BM Brighton Museum  RP Royal Pavillion  NT Nightingale Theatre Design: Agata Rybicka   Print: WSP Ltd Printed on Essential Offset a carbon captured paper

3 – 25 May 2014 Guest Director Hofesh Shechter Become a Member to take advantage of priority booking

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Actors Touring Company The Events by David Greig Wed 19 - Thu 20 Mar

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Brighton Dome - Spring Brochure 2014  

Brighton Dome offers an eclectic and exciting season of events in spring 2014.

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