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Spring

Jan – Apr 2019 brightondome.org


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As the exciting reparation and renovation works to our historic Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre continue, we bring you our exciting programme of Spring events taking place in the Concert Hall and popping up in other venues around the city.

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New spaces for audience and artists to enjoy are being created including new bars, a visitor welcome area and a creative space which will be flooded with natural rays from new skylights and windows.

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We have over 90% of funds in place for this multimillion project but still need to fundraise to ensure we create a revived, dynamic and sustainable centre for arts in Brighton & Hove. One way our visitors and audiences can support us is through our community campaign Build Brighton Dome, where every donation is matched pound for pound with thanks to The Roddick foundation. So far we have raised a significant amount towards the £250,000 target for this appeal from thousands of people which is proof of the immense goodwill and heartfelt warmth for this incredible building.

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Help us go all the way - your donation will make a difference. build.brightondome.org Text BDBF19 £3/£5/£10 to 70070 See p31 for details about our Name a Seat appeal.

New Upper Gallery Bar

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Contemporary Music Bang on a Can All-Stars

‘A fiercely aggressive group, combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.’ The New York Times

Music by Philip Glass, Brian Eno (Music for Airports), Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Julia Wolf and Steve Martland

Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this New Yorkbased electric chamber ensemble has consistently forged a distinct identity that defies categories. The All-Stars are recognised worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most groundbreaking music, which have taken music into uncharted territories and shattered the definition of what concert music can be.

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Performing an eclectic programme of works by some of today’s leading and most exciting composers (including Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe), the All-Stars promise an evening of high-octane energy and fearless musicmaking—one step further in their mission to promote innovative music, wherever it is found.

Tue 15 Jan, 7.30pm Concert Hall £19.50, £15.50 Concessions (including under 26s)

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Passion

Yamato are master performers, a thrilling percussion ensemble led by founder and director Masaaki Ogawa. They take the ancient art of taiko drumming and bring it bang up-to-date in an exhilarating display of expertise and athleticism that has thrilled audiences worldwide.

Expect an intense, high energy performance that will leave your heart racing

Contemporary Music

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Fri 15 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £15, £20, £25 Under 16s half price

Yamato's nine performers display their breathtaking expertise on over 20 drums, varying from huge barrel-like Odaikos to hand-held instruments. Combined with exquisite bronze cymbals, vocals and bamboo flutes, the powerful performers create a kaleidoscope of sound.

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Contemporary Music UK premiere

Drum Legends

Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell

Three world-renowned drummers join forces for an unforgettable live show. Bringing together an unsurpassed musical heritage that spans Cream, The Scorpions and The Spencer Davis Group, Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell are backed by their expert band to showcase hits from their powerhouse careers. Baker, the infamous hellraiser who came to international fame with Cream, will put the Cream repertoire centre stage, including Sunshine of Your Love and White Room. York’s work with The Spencer Davis Group included the number-one hit Keep On Running, while Rarebell wrote many of The Scorpions’ biggest hits, including Another Piece of Meat and Rock You Like a Hurricane. With the trio sparring against each other, taking drumming to new heights, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Rock-lovers and drum fans alike.

Fri 12 Apr, 8pm Concert Hall £35, £45 & £55

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Contemporary Music

Fare Thee Well Tour

Joan Baez

Legendary artist Joan Baez has extended her sold out 2018 tour in conjunction with the release of Whistle Down The Wind, her first studio album in ten years - already heralded as one of her finest.

'A rapturous evening with a legend' The Daily Telegraph

Fri 22 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £42.50, £52.50, £67.50

KT Tunstall Brit and Ivor Novello Award winning singer and songwriter KT Tunstall is touring for the first time with an all-female band, following the release of her 6th studio album, WAX. KT emerged in 2004 with Eye To The Telescope. She has since released a further four critically acclaimed albums and her songs have been used everywhere from the opening credits of The Devil Wears Prada to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign theme. Her last album KIN, released in 2016, received rave reviews and debuted at No. 7 on the official UK Album Charts. Mon 18 Mar, doors 7pm Concert Hall £19.50, £29.50, £39.50, VIP tickets £101, £111 (see brightondome.org for details)

RY X with Members of the English Chamber Orchestra Australian singer-songwriter Ry Cuming, better known as RY X, will be joined by members of the English Chamber Orchestra to perform his brand new, forthcoming album Unfurl. Sat 23 Feb, doors 7pm Concert Hall £16.50, £19

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Contemporary Music

The Vaccines

The Best of Billy Ocean

David Gray

Fri 25 Jan

Sat 2 Mar

Tue 19 Mar

The Stranglers

Mike and the Mechanics

IDLES

Tue 26 Mar

Wed 27 Mar

Fri 29 Mar - Returns only

Gabrielle

Art Garfunkel

ABC

Wed 3 Apr

Sun 7 Apr

Mon 15 Apr

Alfie Boe

The Specials

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Tue 16 Apr

Wed 17 Apr - Returns only

Fri 7 Jun

Check brightondome.org for new gigs being announced

Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast Rise and shine for the best way to spend your weekend morning. Herbie Flowers will be joined by a host of special guests over the season so head down and embrace the day with a mix of irresistible jazz, complete with a complimentary tea or coffee on arrival.

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Sat 30 Mar, 11am Concert Hall £7.50 (includes tea/coffee on arrival)


Rob Lowe

Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!

Inspired by the success of his two NY Times best-selling memoirs, Rob has created an honest, hilarious, all-new, peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood, marriage, and a life lived at the forefront of culture for four decades. One of BBC3’s most celebrated presenters talks about her remarkable career so far, and explores the themes of her book, discussing everything from gender equality, to sex trafficking and sexual identity.

Sat 16 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £33, £43, £48, £53, £123 Meet & Greet

Words & Film

An Evening with Stacey Dooley

Plus post-show book-signing

Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £17.50, £22.50 BSL interpreted. See p39

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Red Programme & Blue Programme Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. This year there are two evenings of short films to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. Cerificate 12A

Tue 5 Feb, 7.30pm (Red) & Mon 1 Apr, 7.30pm (Blue) Concert Hall One screening: £16, £14 concessions, £14 groups 6+ Both screenings: £28, £25 concessions

Coming soon... Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Living Dangerously Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken. Thu 4 Jul, 7.30pm Concert Hall £24, £29

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Words

Mazen Maarouf

Jokes for the Gunmen As a child growing up in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Mazen Maarouf learned to compartmentalise life. In his words, ‘life was not bound by a concrete system of safety or security… That world, conditioned by war, was very disturbing for me as a child… Reality was a fantasy as well.’ Out of those surreal fragments, Maarouf has crafted a moving collection of half-magical, halfterrifying stories from a child’s perspective. Sex and death, the mundane and the Roald Dahl-like bizarre – all find space in the pages of Jokes for the Gunmen – an unforgettable journey.

Fri 25 Jan, 6.30pm The Basement £7.50, £5 concessions

Sophie Woolley and Raymond Antrobus

Invisible Walls Storytelling is rarely imagined without the sound of the telling – and many writers mine from the sonic world to create their work. However, there are writers with access to a different world; a quieter world where things go silent without a dial being turned down. How does exclusion from the hearing world – an erasure that happens by actions as simple as loss of eye contact – influence the work of writers who identify as Deaf. Join acclaimed writers Sophie Woolley and Raymond Antrobus as they share their extraordinary work in conversation.

Sun 24 Feb, 12pm Founders Room £7.50, £5 concessions

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BSL interpreted.


Headliner: Salena Godden Poet in Residence: Subira Wahogo Music: Ricky Tart Our spoken word showcase featuring top UK artists, local musicians, a ‘poet in residence’, poetry film and an open mic. And a twist – each Trope has a theme, so we can tackle the nitty-gritty of life from all angles, and this month we’re tackling HOPE.

Spoken Word

A spoken word showcase in partnership with Apples and Snakes

Words

Trope

What is it? Where does it come from? What would we be without it? All of the performers will be asked to share work interpreting the theme, to strengthen your resolve and light up your hearts. To take part in open mic section you can email artisticplanning@brightondome.org in advance or sign up on the night if there are spaces. Maximum length of each piece is three minutes.

Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm The Basement £6.50, £3 open mic concessions See p39

Kendel Hippolyte In Britain – a place where Derek Walcott was one of the first names mentioned in the realm of Caribbean poets – Kendel Hippolyte has, for many years, been St Lucia’s other poet. In the Windward Islands, however, he is a well-loved, era-defining poet. Perhaps one of St Lucia’s best-kept secrets, Kendel Hippolyte won the OCM Bocas Prize in 2012 for his collection Fault Lines and now celebrates the release of his latest poems in Word Planting.

Sun 14 Apr, 4pm Founders Room £7.50, £5 concessions

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Dance Spring Dance: An evening of new dance performance An evening of new dance works from some of the south east’s most exciting choreographers. Spring Dance is co-presented by Brighton Dome and South East Dance. Plus post-show discussion

Fri 15 Feb, 7.30pm The Basement £10, £8 concessions

Starting Points: Artistic practice in a changing world With Amy Toner and Eve Zandi An exploration into identity, the senses, and how culture shapes what we see. Two choreographers reveal their practice and approach, and how the choreographic form itself encourages us to look differently. A Sussex Dance Network event

Mon 8 Apr, 7.30pm, Founders Room Highly Visual

£5, £3 Brighton Dome/Sussex Dance Network members

Coming Soon...

Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Musicals

Kevin Clifton

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple in their new, show-stopping dance production. Ballroom meets musical theatre with stunning costumes and choreography set to iconic theatrical favourites such as The Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street, Hairspray, Cabaret, Wicked, Top Hat, Jersey Boys and many more.

Combining jaw-dropping choreography and groundbreaking moves, Burn the Floor brings the famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage, starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton, and new Italian heartthrob Graziano Di Prima.

Tue 19 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £34, £39, £44 Highly Visual

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Burn the Floor

Mon 3 Jun, 7.30pm Concert Hall £30, £38 (concessions £28, £36) VIP £78 (premium seat plus a post-show meet and greet with cast) Highly Visual. See p39

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Dance

‘Rich and melancholy joy…great dance theatre’ ««««« Observer ««««« The Guardian

Boy Blue

Blak Whyte Gray Thu 7 Mar, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £14, £18, £20 Under 26s £15, Under 16s half price (on all prices) Fierce and affecting dance theatre from the award-winning East London hip-hop company that brought us The Five and The Prophecy of Prana (Brighton Dome 2014). Through powerful, drilled choreography and a ground-shaking electronic score, Blak Whyte Gray is a cry for cultural

reawakening, a return to roots, a celebration, a revolution and a profoundly human experience. In this energising triple bill, personal reflections from Boy Blue’s founders are delivered with political bite. With the world in a state of flux, the time is right to ask questions, to break free from a system that doesn’t work. After its premiere in 2017, the triple bill earned an Olivier nomination for Best New Dance Production. Duration 1 hour 30 mins including interval There is a workshop available to schools to accompany this performance. Please contact alex.epps@brightondome.org for more details. Produced by Boy Blue, co-commissioned and co-produced by the Barbican Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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Classsical Music

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Thomas Carroll conductor/cello Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D major Op. 25, Classical Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 Op. 56, Scottish

Cellist and conductor Thomas Carroll presents some of his favourite pieces. Prokofiev’s Classical symphony — written in homage to Haydn and Mozart — is followed by Schumann’s Cello Concerto, a work of poise and beauty, featuring a memorable dialogue between two cellos. Mendelssohn’s Scottish symphony provides a richly coloured climax, inspired by a walking tour of Scotland.

Sun 20 Jan, 2.45pm

Barry Wordsworth conductor Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave) Alfvén Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op. 19 (A Midsummer Vigil) Lyadov Le lac enchanté (The Enchanted Lake) Op. 62 Honegger Pacific 231 Coates London Suite Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Op. 45

Stephen Bell conductor Camilla Roberts soprano Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Richard Strauss Four Last Songs Glière Symphony No. 1 Op. 8

Two of the greatest works ever written for the soprano voice provide a thrilling showcase for the soprano Camilla Roberts. Both the Liebestod and Strauss’s Four Last Songs are sublime contemplations of love and loss; both are fusions of voice and orchestra. They are flanked by two other works of musical opulence; the ethereal yet deeply sensual Prelude from Tristan und Isolde and the First Symphony of the Russian composer Glière, full of melody and potent emotion.

Sun 10 Feb, 2.45pm Dedicated to the memory of Melanie Hornsby, Number 2 Second Violin

Barry Wordsworth conductor Steven Osborne piano Chabrier Joyeuse marche Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Op. 30 Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Op. 14

Barry Wordsworth conducts a musical travelogue that begins with Mendelssohn’s vivid evocation of the Hebrides and Alfvén’s conjuring up of rural Sweden. Lyadov depicts an enchanted lake before we board a train to travel across France in Honegger’s Pacific 231. Coates’s tune-packed London Suite brings pre-war London to life; then, following a stroll with Butterworth along The Banks of Green Willow, Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien leaves us on the bustling streets of Rome.

Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth is joined by Steven Osborne, one of the world’s great pianists, for Rachmaninov’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 3 — perhaps the most challenging of all the major piano concertos. Alongside are two contrasting works: Chabrier’s overture Joyeuse Marche, full of wit and joie de vivre, and Berlioz’s magnificent Symphonie Fantastique, an intensely vivid work that depicts episodes in the life of an artist in despair over unrequited love.

Sun 3 Mar, 2.45pm

Sun 17 Mar, 2.45pm

Touch Tour. See p39

Dedicated to the memory of DV Newbold, CBE

All BPO Concerts – Concert Hall £12.50, £17.50, £24, £29, £35.50, £39.50 Under 18s and students half price. Discounted car-parking available (£6 between 1pm & 6pm) at NCP Church Street. See website for details

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Classical Music

‘Here is a poet of the keyboard’ The Guardian

Pavel Kolesnikov Performing Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Couperin Brahms Intermezzo in E flat major Op. 117 No. 1 Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major Op. 7 Brahms Intermezzo in B flat minor Op. 117 No. 2 Couperin Pavanne in f sharp minor Couperin Suite in A major (Prelude, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue) Tchaikovsky Passé Lointain Op. 72 No. 17 Tchaikovsky Polka peu dansante Op. 51 No. 2 Tchaikovsky Echo rustique Op. 72 No. 13 Tchaikovsk Dumka, Scène rustique Russe, Op. 59 Tchaikovsky Rèverie interrompue, Op. 40 No.12 Brahms Intermezzo in C sharp minor Op. 117 No. 3

Siberian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov is one of classical music’s fastest-rising stars, firmly established in the leading venues of Europe and the USA. In the splendid setting of our Concert Hall the great masters of Romantic music – Beethoven, Brahms & Tchaikovsky – define this recital alongside two baroque pieces originally written for harpsichord by Louis Couperin. A programme fully demonstrating the panache and boldness Pavel brings to the concert platform. Sat 2 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £12.50, £17.50, £20 Under 26s £10

'Intelligent programming and outstanding pianism' ««««« The Daily Telegraph

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Classical Music

Coffee Concerts In association with Strings Attached

As the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange continues, our Sunday morning chamber concerts stay at their temporary home of Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) at University of Sussex, Falmer.

Half-season tickets 3 concerts (Jan–Mar): £49.50 (£42 concessions) Ages 8–25 free as part of the Cavatina

Doric String Quartet

Aquinas Trio

Haydn String Quartet in B flat major Op. 33 No. 4 Bartók String Quartet No. 5 Sz. 102 BB 110 Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor Op. 44/2

Haydn Piano Trio in E major Hob. XV:28 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49 Schumann Piano Trio No. 2 in F major Op. 80

Widely hailed as the leading quartet of its generation, the Doric String Quartet is noted for its fresh approach and the depth of its interpretation. They make a welcome return to Brighton with music brimming with wit and atmosphere. Haydn’s quartet playfully confounds expectations by taking unpredictable turns. Bartók’s, on the other hand, contains music full of eerie dissonance and lonely melodies. Finally, Mendelssohn lightens the mood with a work that emerges from brooding restlessness to sunny fizz. Sun 27 Jan, 11am

Castalian Quartet Daniel Lebhardt piano Haydn String Quartet in C Op. 20 No. 2 Elgar String Quartet in E minor Op. 83 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34

Following their acclaimed series of concerts with Brighton Dome last year, the Castalian Quartet returns with a fellow YCAT artist, the brilliant Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt, for Brahms’s Piano Quintet, which, in its anguish and fiery intensity, is a dramatic tour de force. Beforehand, Haydn’s milestone Op. 20 quartet is from the set that defined the genre in its formative years, while Elgar’s late masterpiece is characterised by a warm yet restrained eloquence. Sun 24 Feb, 11am

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All Coffee Concerts £18.50 (£16 concessions)

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The Aquinas Trio, founded in 2009, is one of Britain’s most sought-after chamber music ensembles. The trio’s artistry is amply demonstrated in Haydn’s E major Trio, which encompasses a particularly wide expressive range. Mendelssohn’s First Piano Trio is one of the greatest and most popular of his chamber works, and was admired by Schumann, whose Piano Trio No. 2 ends the programme on a fresh note. Sun 24 Mar, 11am


Passion and Poetry Jamie Phillips conductor Alexander Sitkovetsky violin

Classical Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra Beethoven Coriolan Overture Op. 61 Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77 Dvorák Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95, From the New World

Take a journey from Ancient Rome to the USA via the Alps with this programme of stimulating emotional contrasts. While Beethoven probes the psychological cost of power in ancient Rome in the tense Coriolan Overture, Brahms relaxes in Alpine sunshine and pours his contentment into one of the most songful of all the great violin concertos, performed by the Russian–British virtuoso Alexander Sitkovetsky. Finally, Dvorák pours nostalgia, hope and inspiration into one of the most stirring of all symphonies. Sat 12 Jan, 7.30pm

Legends of the North Osmo Vänskä conductor Jan Lisiecki piano Bax Tintagel Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16 Sibelius Suite, Belshazzar's Feast Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82

A vivid sense of place unifies the works in this electrifying programme. Steeped in legend, the castle of Tintagel inspired some of the most passionate of all British music. In a more lyrical vein, Grieg drew on the folk music of Norway for his Piano Concerto. And Sibelius’s incomparable Fifth Symphony, with its mighty final melody, conjures all the grandeur of the Finnish wilderness. Osmo Vänskä, the world’s greatest interpreter of Sibelius’s music, is joined by the Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki for an unmissable event. Sat 6 Apr, 7.30pm All LPO Concerts Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23, £27.50, £32.50 £8 under 18s Season savings available

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Theatre

When Did You Stop Dancing? Rachel McBride tells the true story of the Dancing Plague of 1518, intermingled with autobiographical material from Rach McBride that asks when did she, and when did you stop dancing? Told with pop culture references, shoe puppetry, tenderness, tenacity and truly terrible jokes it’s a story of when 500 years ago, one woman danced alone in the streets. And how that became hundreds. And they didn’t stop… A heartfelt & humorous piece that intimately explores our relationship with movement and joy in context to our current mental health climate. You’ll love every step. And it might help you to find a skip back in yours.

‘Extraordinarily moving, funny, sad, witty and resonant’ Audience member Wed 27 Mar, 7.30pm The Basement £12, £10 concessions

Denmarked

written and performed by Conrad Murray

To what extent are we marked by events? An autobiographical performance told through storytelling, singing, rapping, beatboxing and a loop station. Tales from the council estate of dodgy best friends, that rite of passage – your first arrest, dinner with your social worker and the Christmas dad went to prison.

‘Mature, relevant, with an impressive amount of soul’ ««««The Londonist Conrad Murray will be running a free (but ticketed) workshop on 2pm on Sat 6 Apr at the Brighthelm Centre. See brightondome.org for details. Recommended age 14+ (show contains swearing and descriptions of domestic violence) Developed at and commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre

Fri 5 & Sat 6 Apr, 7.30pm Brighthelm Centre £12, £8 concessions

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International Women's Day Theatre

NOVAE theatre

It's Not A Sprint Meet Maddy, a typical millennial. Bad at life admin and celebrating her 30th birthday by running a marathon - tied to a balloon. But this is more than just a race. It's a battle. As a woman she is worn down. As a marathon runner, unprepared. By the finish lines she needs to have made a decision. Yes or no. Following a highly successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, writer and performer Grace Chapman runs on stage throughout in a celebration of our ability to just keep on going. An uproarious, 26.2 mile, one woman tour de force.

‘A show that will run and run' ««««The Scotsman NOVAE will be running a workshop alongside this event. See p28 for details.

Wed 6 & Thu 7 Mar, 7.30pm The Basement £12, £10 concessions

Katy Dye

Baby Face Hey Baby! Returning from her hit success at the Edinburgh Fringe (***** A Younger Theatre, **** The Stage, **** The Skinny), award-winning performance artist, Katy Dye, presents her show about the infantilisation of women. Welcome to a world of knee socks, bunches, lollipops, bubblegum and models adopting the childlike expressions of six-year-old girls. Paedophilia is not OK yet fetishised images of women as prepubescent girls are. In this brave and outlandish performance a grown woman attempts to be your baby to discover if innocence really is as sexy as we're told it is.

‘A hugely accomplished physical performance’ Sick of The Fringe Winner of The Autopsy Award and Lustrum Award 2018. 16+

Fri 8 & Sat 9 Mar, 7.30pm The Basement £12, £10 concessions

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Brighton Dome, Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum join forces to present our annual celebration of International Women’s Day. With gender equality firmly on the agenda, join us for a marketplace of ideas alongside a specially curated programme of inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, arts & crafts, causes and campaigns, with fun for all the family. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all communities together. Sat 9 Mar, from 10am Brighton Dome & Brighton Museum FREE

50:50 Dance Programming – is it time for quotas in dance? Join South East Dance’s Artistic Director Cath James for a conversation with a diverse panel of leading dance voices exploring issues facing women working in the UK and International dance sector. How does the gender pay gap, parental leave and inequality of opportunities in favour of male artists affect the perspectives we are presenting to dance audiences. How do we ensure female viewpoints receive equal airtime? Does it matter? Or is it time for 50:50 quotas? Join us before the discussion at 5pm to find out about Brighton Dome’s redevelopment, opening in September 2019; and South East Dance’s The Dance Space opening in March 2020 and the shared vision for Brighton as Destination Dance. FREE.

Sussex Salon

The Gender Pay Gap: Myths and Realities After studies showed that the UK has one of the largest pay ‘gaps’ in Europe, there was great controversy in the media. Amongst the outrage, there was a YouGov poll which discovered that, despite publication of the figures, 23% of men don’t believe that a gap exists! This Salon, timed close to International Women’s Day and in anticipation of the release of the second Gender Pay Gap Reports, provides an expert panel to answer questions and lead discussion on the myths and realities of the Gender Pay Gap. Fri 8 Mar, 7.30pm Brighton Museum Lab £7, £5 Concessions (includes glass of wine)

Age guidance 14+ Co-produced by South East Dance

Tue 5 Mar, 6.30pm Founders Room £5

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Illustration © Isobel Lundie

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day Celebration


Comedy

Live at Brighton Dome World famous comedians and rising stars come together for our flagship showcase of top comedy talent. Sat 9 Feb Featuring Mo Gilligan, Suzi Ruffell, Phil Wang, Jamali Maddix and compère Ivo Graham.

‘A genuine star – acutely observed and imaginatively delivered’ «««« The Times on Mo Gilligan

Fri 8 Mar (International Women's Day)

Featuring Sara Pascoe, Lolly Adefope, Sara Barron and compère Felicity Ward.

‘Whipsmart and winningly funny’ The Guardian on Sara Pascoe

Sat 9 Feb, 7.30pm Fri 8 Mar, 7.30pm Concert Hall £20, £15 concessions Age 16+ 6

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Comedy

Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor 'Laden with laughs' The Guardian In her brand new, one-woman comedy show, Sandi realises some people harbour an ambition to be a National Treasure. But following a misunderstanding with a friend, she has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster. Expect tall stories, fascinatingly funny facts, really silly jokes, a quick fire Q&A and a quiz. Don’t expect tap-dancing, leotards or a forward roll. Age 14+

Thu 31 Jan & Sun 3 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £21, £27

Nish Kumar

It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish’s brand new show. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. Good fun stuff. Age 16+

Fri 1 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £23.50

Henning Wehn: Get On With It You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practice makes perfect is what keeps him going. Age 14+

Sun 17 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £21.50

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‘… at the top of his game’

Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us see more stuff, and get more done.

The Guardian

Comedy

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

Sat 30 Mar, 8pm (Returns Only) & Sun 24 Nov, 8pm Concert Hall £21

Age 14+

Ray Bradshaw

Deaf Comedy Fam 1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss. 2 of those people are Ray’s parents. Full of hilarious, eye-opening tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam is a first for comedy as each show is performed by Ray simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language. Two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist. Adelaide Fringe Weekly Innovation Award 2018. Age 12+

'Has a clear comedy gift' «««« Edinburgh Evening News Fri 15 & Sat 16 Mar, 7pm Founders Room £12, £10 concessions

BSL interpreted. See p39

Foil, Arms & Hog Craicling

With over 100 million hits on YouTube FA&H are best known for their online videos, but their live show is what they are most proud of. Craicling is a fastpaced sketch show featuring a tutorial in how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about drunken monks and a step by step guide on how to kill an actor. Age 14+

'An effervescent hour of fastpaced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' Chortle Sun 31 Mar, 8pm Concert Hall £21

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Comedy

Tommy Tiernan Paddy Crazy Horse Back on the road again Tommy Tiernan has a new show. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time. Using high theatricality and lots of sweary language, this is a fast Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard paced and exuberant celebration Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike of everything that’s wild, wrong McShane and accompanist and wonderful about being alive Kirsty Newton are back with right here, right now. another evening of mind-blowing Age 15+ improvisation. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight ‘There is a spirituality and entertain audiences.

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

They continue to be the finest exponents of the improv art' Daily Mirror Fri 5 Apr, 8pm Concert Hall £24, £22 concessions

Age 14+

to Tiernan that makes him stand out. The church's loss is comedy's gain... Imperious.'

The Irish Independent

Sat 13 Apr, 8pm Concert Hall £21

Julian Clary Born to Mince In this outrageously camp new show, renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment. He’ll murder some well known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows.

No Such Thing As A Fish In No Particular Order Headlining WAVE – Brighton Podcast Festival, the multiple award-winning No Such Thing As A Fish brings its fact-filled tomfoolery on tour with a brand new show In No Particular Order.

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There will be a live, un-edited and unscripted performance of the podcast, as well as a brand new first half in which the team talk about the most hilarious facts, jokes and tall-tales they’ve come across since the last tour. Tue 2 Apr, 8pm Age 14+ Concert Hall £22, £20 concessions

Age 16+

Sun 28 Apr, 7.30pm Concert Hall £26, £24 concession


Local Spotlight

Disabled Access Day A vibrant programme of music, discussion, food and activities that puts accessibility at the fore. Join us for discussion with disabled people across the arts community, the chance to feed into our programme of events, music and the chance to talk to our team about getting involved with Brighton Dome. Everyone is welcome! Plus don’t miss Ray Bradshaw’s BSL Interpreted comedy show Deaf Comedy Fam on Fri 15 & Sat 16 Mar. See p23 Sat 16 Mar, 12pm – 4pm Foyer and Founders Room FREE

Let’s Dance The largest celebration of schools’ dance in the country, Let’s Dance brings together youth dance from 78 schools, groups, universities and colleges from Brighton & Hove and its surrounding areas to perform together on our stage. Public booking opens Mon 18 Feb, 10am

Mon 11 Mar – Thu 14 Mar, 7pm Concert Hall £9.50

Memory Making Day Forward Facing aims to give children and young people with long term or life threatening conditions, or who have experienced bereavement, a chance to transform themselves. Their day at Brighton Dome is all about families having fun for a day and building lasting memories, with the spotlight on the amazing children and young adults, that the charity supports. To find out more visit forwardfacing.co.uk

Thu 18 Apr Concert Hall

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Children & Family

Paper Balloon

The Boy and The Mermaid Join three shanty-singing fishermen as they weave a fishy tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters and spectacularly bad town planning. With live music, puppetry, a rapping octopus and a shifting set full of surprises – this enchanting tale is fun for all the family. Age 5+ Duration 50 mins

Wed 20 Feb, 11.30am & 2pm Founders Room £7, £5 concessions £22 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Half Moon & Lots of Odds Theatre

The Goose Who Flew

Goose loves the summer – swimming on the rivers, flying above the treetops and singing under the gaze of the full moon. When the days start to become colder, it is time to fly south for the winter. But, as Goose’s journey begins, things are not as they should be. Down below, a border has appeared and there are barbed wire fences and flashing lights. Using charming storytelling, simple puppetry and an assortment of quirky characters – this delightful new show offers an age appropriate exploration of the issues facing people who seek safety in a new land. Fri 12 and Sat 13 Apr, 11.30am and 1.30pm Founders Room £7, £5 concessions £22 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Plus, get crafty and make a keepsake to take home in our Playmakes session after the Sat show at 12.15pm (following 11.30am performance). Tickets £5 per child for ages 3-7 Duration 40 minutes

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Relaxed Performance Sat 14 Apr, 1.30 pm. See p39

Brighton Festival Taster Why wait until May? At this special open day get on the inside track for Brighton Festival 2019 as we come together for a series of talks, workshops, masterclasses and activities exploring the forthcoming Festival and some of its themes. Trace the Festival’s history back to 1967 at an exciting illustrated talk and celebrate the music and culture of Mali – the home of our 2019 Guest Director, Rokia Traore.

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A £2 per order fee applies to all phone and online bookings – see p34

Sun 7 Apr, 12pm - 4pm Brighton Dome Foyer FREE


Could your child be a musician of the future? Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival united with Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) in 2017 to create a city-wide hub for cultural learning. Over 5000 children and young people in the city already learn an instrument with us – why not join them by taking up instrumental or vocal lessons with BHMA. Lessons are taught both in and outside of school and you can apply online at www.bhma.org.uk. If you already play an instrument or sing then you could nurture your musical talent through one of our many Music Centre groups, choirs, City Ensembles or Orchestras. These groups meet weekly and work towards performances in fantastic venues across the city and further afield. We want to make sure that any young person who wants to take part in music activities is able to do so and offer a range

of different pathways for young musicians to experience music and develop their skills. These include Orchestra 360, an inclusive ensemble for young musicians with Special Educational Needs/ Disabilities and their parents/carers; Music Spaces in community centres in East Brighton and Hangleton; and Early Years music groups for babies and children under age 5 and their parents.

Music & Arts

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts

For more information about how to access these music opportunities please visit our website bhma.org.uk or contact bhma@brightondome.org

BHMA events coming up... Sounds from the City 2019 Wed 20 & Thu 21 Mar, 7pm, One Church Brighton & Hove Youth Wind Orchestra and Saturday Concert Band Sun 30 March, 3pm, Varndean School For ticket details and to book visit bhma.org.uk

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Join InSpotlight Local

Hydrocracker Masterclasses

Audition Technique

Three new acting masterclasses from Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Associate Company Hydrocracker. Open to ages 14+ whether you are an actor, aspiring actor or simply interested in acting.

David Westhead is probably best known for his role as grumpy Neil in BBC’s award winning comedy W2 and most recently as the prime minister in The Bodyguard. David will share tips and advice on audition speeches whether it is for the school play, drama school or an audition. Please bring a speech to work on.

All workshops: Founders Room £20 per class; £45 for all three

Acting for Television A practical workshop exploring screen acting in the digital age. Using smartphones, you will be introduced to some basic technical concepts like composition and framing which are the building blocks of film-making. You will then film a short scene which will be developed through guided improvisation on the day. Course-leader Alan Pearce is a screen acting tutor at LAMDA, filmmaker and actor. Please bring a smart phone if you have one.

Stand Up Comedy If anyone has ever said to you ‘you should be a comedian’ (or if you’ve secretly said it to yourself) then this is for you. Using improvisation, theatrical techniques, some serious science and some silly games award winning comedian and improviser, Lara A King will help you find your funny bones. Sat 6 Apr, 10am - 4.30pm

Sat 2 Mar, 10am-4.30pm

NOVAE theatre

Self-producing: Where do I begin? For theatre artists who identify as female interested in learning the first steps in how to self-produce. Run for female creatives, by female creatives this is an introduction for artists, writers, directors and theatre makers into the world of self-

producing. The workshop will explore the different venues and opportunities available, alongside grappling with some of the big questions - how to market, budget and fundraise, develop audiences, the dos and don'ts of pitching to venues and managing workloads. Thu 7 Mar, 12pm - 3pm Founders Room £10

Sat 9 Feb, 10am - 4.30pm NOVAE Theatre are also presenting It’s Not A Sprint as part of our International Women’s Day programme. See pg19 for details.

Cecilia Knapp Poetry Workshop Brighton-based poet and playwright Cecilia Knapp believes everyone has a story to tell, that there can be poetry found in the every day and that telling our stories, no matter what they are, is powerful. Join her for a workshop where you can uncover your voice, realise the magic in your story and find your way to tell it. There will also be an opportunity to perform the work you create as a curtain raiser before a sharing of Cecilia’s latest play Losing the Night. Fri 5 Apr, 10am - 2pm The Basement £10

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Join In

The Works

people who care about performance to engage in collective dramaturgy and development.

Are you an artist focused on cross-art form and interdisciplinary exploration?

The Spring presentation of The Works takes place on Thu 14 Mar at The Basement, a space which suits non-traditional performance practice. Each artist will be invited to have two formal conversations with dramaturg Lou Cope as part of the process – one before the event and one after – to ensure they get the most out of this opportunity.

Do you have a work that is new and in development, that you’d like to test on audiences in a dedicated space with full technical support? The Works is an ongoing series dedicated to developing work by people like you: theatre makers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, poets and visual artists working in cross-art form and interdisciplinary exploration. Presented as part of a commitment by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival to support the development of artists, The Works is an opportunity to seek the opinions of the audience you wish to attract., and an opportunity for

Applications open Mon 7 Jan. Application Deadline Mon 4 Feb. See brightondome.org for details of how to apply. Thu 14 Mar, 7.30pm The Basement Free but ticketed

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History & Tours Section title

Backstage Tours Did you know that our Concert Hall used to be the stables for the Prince Regent’s horses? Or that Brighton Dome hosted ABBA's victory in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo ? This is your chance to take a peek behind the curtain, follow in the footsteps of legends such as Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Beyoncé and David Bowie, catch a rare glimpse of the entrance to the infamous tunnel to the Royal Pavilion, and discover some of the more surprising roles our iconic venue has played in history and how we use the spaces today. Access Please note that during the tour there are 16 stairs going down to the back of house areas, 3 stairs leading down to the secret tunnel and 17 back upstairs. If you require use of the lift please telephone the Ticket Office on 01273 709709 well in advance of your tour date.

Sun 3 Feb, 11am, Sat 9 Feb, 11am, Sat 30 March, 2pm, Sat 13 Apr, 11am Brighton Dome (exact meeting point confirmed at time of booking)

Pre-booking essential £7.50 (20% discount for members)

Brighton Dome Organ Showcase Our 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. Michael Maine, responsible for saving the instrument when it faced removal, returns to entertain with a programme celebrating every aspect of its extraordinary range of colour - from shimmering strings, the quivering Vox Humana, stentorian Tuba Mirabilis, to the majesty of full organ - one of the greatest sounds on the South Coast. Tue 5 Mar, 2.30pm Concert Hall £8

Share your memories with us Did you know that Brighton Festival started in 1967? We would love to hear from you if you went to any of the events such as the concrete poetry, concerts, bonfires on the beach...Your memories will bring to life the heritage of Brighton Festival for new generations. Thank you! For more information visit brightondome.org/memories And submit your submissions to mymemories@brightondome.org

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Build Brighton Dome The urgent repair and renovation of our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre is well underway. With this project we are also building new spaces for audience and artists to enjoy including new bars, a visitor welcome area and a creative space. Help create a more sustainable and dynamic centre for arts in our city by naming a seat in the Corn Exchange or Studio Theatre for yourself, honour the memory of someone special or as a unique gift. ‘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 Appeal donors

Find out more here brightondome.org/seatappeal Donate at build.brightondome.org You can also text to donate: BDBF19 £3/£5/£10 to 70070, tap to donate in the venue or round up your round at our bar. All donations will make a difference. 31


Support us Become a Member

Join the Patrons Circle

Membership starts from just ÂŁ30 a year and your donation will provide vital support to our organisation and our work in the community. There are various levels available, and all come with priority booking, special events, discounts and more.

Our patrons are passionate about the arts and in return for their support enjoy a range of exclusive benefits.

Join online at brightondome.org/membership, visit our ticket office or call Victoria on 01273 260827

Members’ Multi-buy Discount* Look out for the next to selected events throughout the brochure to save: 10% on three events 15% on four events 20% on five or more events

Join us from ÂŁ84 a month Contact Sarah on 01273 260818 or sarah.shepherd@brightondome.org

Sponsor Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival We work with many different businesses in mutually beneficial partnerships which help meet their community, marketing and PR objectives. To find out more contact Kata on 01273 260810 or kata.gyongyosi@brightondome.org

*valid on Dome Saver events only, up to 4 tickets per event. Offer not available online or in conjuction with other offers

Find out more at brightondome.org/support

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Bill’s Brighton Enjoy any bottle of wine up to the value of £20 when buying two mains and showing your Brighton Dome ticket or Membership card between Sunday and Thursday. bills-website.co.uk, 01273 692894 100 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YE

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Local Discounts

Fancy a bite to eat or a drink before the show? Some of local supporters have prepared special offers for Brighton Dome ticket holders and members.

Pre-show 25% discount on all eat-in food, on production of a valid membership card or Brighton Dome ticket. moshimo.co.uk, 01273 719195 Bartholomew Square, Brighton BN1 1JS

Patty & Bun Pre/Post show 20% discount on all eat-in food, on production of a valid membership card or Brighton Dome ticket. www.pattyandbun.co.uk, 01273 729388 56 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF

Terre à Terre 10% off food only, from the a la carte menu with your Brighton Dome ticket or valid membership card. terreaterre.co.uk, 01273 729051 71 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ

Please see website for T&Cs

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Your Visit Local Spotlight

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 Cafébar the entrance is on Church Street (BN1 1UE) Ticket Office: East Gate, Church Street BN1 1UE. Open: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and then for ticket collection before events. Doors generally open 45 mins before seated events or at the advertised doors time for standing events. Our fully licensed spacious bar including local beers and wine is open for pre-show and intervals and our café counter is also available at many Concert Hall and Founders Room events Public Transport Brighton train station is just over 10 minutes walk via Queen’s 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

Special Parking Rates There is a special evening rate at the NCP Theatre Car Park on Church St of just £6.50 for parking from 5pm – 3am £6.50 follow-on car park tickets are also available at the venue after morning and matinee performances.

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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-

Other Venues This season, we are presenting events in other venues: Brighthelm Centre is on North Road, BN1 1YD The Basement is on Kensington Street in the North Laine, BN41 4AJ Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) is at University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9RH By Train: The nearest station to is Falmer (5 mins walk). The train takes 9 mins from Brighton and 7 mins from Lewes. By Car: Free parking available (after 5pm and at weekends) at Sports Car Park, Sussex House Car Park, and Biology Road Car Park. The routes from car parks to ACCA are accessible for people in wheelchairs. By Bus: the 25 & 25X from Brighton stop on the University of Sussex campus, and the 28 & 29 from Lewes, Uckfield, Ringmer and Tunbridge Wells also stop at Falmer station

Booking information •C  oncessions where available are for students, over 60s, JSA/ IS, registered disabled/DLA 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 •A  MEX, 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 per order charge for phone and online bookings (not applicable to Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival members). Additional postage fees apply: 50p standard post; £1.50 signed for mail. There is no additional charge for collecting tickets. • For standing general admission events, tickets can only be posted out by signed for mail • 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 • You can now protect your tickets at the time of booking with booking refund protection administered by Booking Protect. The cost is minimal and you are provided with a full refund if you are unable to attend the event in a range of circumstances outside your control, see website for terms & conditions • 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 the Ticket Office • We will also try to resell tickets at face value for sold out events for just £1 per ticket - not including order or postage fees and tickets must have been


To make your visit easy and enjoyable, we provide: •W  heelchair-accessible foyers, ticket offices, bars & auditoria • 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 (see p43) • Baby change facilities • On-street disabled parking spaces nearby

To book seats and reserve hearing assistance units call our Ticket Office on 01273 709709 Full details about venue access (and the other venues we visit this season) are available at brightondome.org or contact Visitor Services 01273 261525 / 541 access@brightondome.org Small print Once paid for, tickets are non-refundable. Brighton Dome is committed to treating all customers and members of staff equally. We may ask customers who cause unreasonable disturbance during events to leave. Under 18’s 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. Further age restrictions are in place to protect older children attending the venue. Please check with our Ticket Office or on

the relevant event pages on our website prior to booking tickets for under 18s. Hearing protection Loud noise can cause permanent hearing damage. Complimentary hearing protection is available from any member of staff. Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has been one arts charity since 1999 presenting a year round programme of event and managing and maintaining the historic Grade 1 listed buildings of Brighton Dome and producing England’s leading mixed arts festival – Brighton Festival annually each May. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information included in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival reserves the right to change the programme in unforeseen circumstances. For full terms and conditions and information about our ticketing and access policies please visit brightondome.org Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Registered charity No 249748

Your Visit

Access

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Calendar

January

March

12 Jan

London Philharmonic Orchestra

p17

2 Mar

The Best of Billy Ocean

p8

15 Jan

Bang on a Can

p4

2 Mar

Audition Technique

p28

20 Jan

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

p14

3 Mar

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

p14

25 Jan

The Vaccines

p8

5 Mar

50:50 Dance Programming

p20

25 Jan

Jokes for the Gunmen

p10

5 Mar

Brighton Dome Organ Showcase

p30

27 Jan

Doric String Quartet

p16

6 Mar

It's Not A Sprint

p19

31 Jan

Sandi Toksvig Live!

p22

7 Mar

Blak Whyte Gray

p13

7 Mar

It's Not A Sprint

p19

7 Mar

Self-producing: Where do I begin?

p28

8 Mar

Baby Face

p19

8 Mar

Sussex Salon

p20

8 Mar

Live at Brighton Dome

p21

9 Mar

Baby Face

p19

9 Mar

International Women's Day Celebration

p20

14 Mar

The Works

p29

15 Mar

Ray Bradshaw

p23

p21

16 Mar

Disabled Access Day

p25

p28

16 Mar

Ray Bradshaw

p23

p30

17 Mar

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

p14

p14

18 Mar

KT Tunstall

p7

David Gray

p8

February 1 Feb

Nish Kumar

p22

2 Feb

Pavel Kolesnikov

p15

3 Feb

Sandi Toksvig Live!

p22

3 Feb

Backstage Tours

p30

5 Feb

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Red Programme

p9

9 Feb 9 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb

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Live at Brighton Dome Acting for Television Backstage Tours Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

14 Feb

An Evening with Stacey Dooley

p9

19 Mar

15 Feb

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

p5

20 Mar

Sounds from the City

p27

15 Feb

Spring Dance

p12

21 Mar

Sounds from the City

p27

16 Feb

Rob Lowe

p9

22 Mar

Trope

p11

17 Feb

Henning When

p22

24 Mar

Aquinas Trio

p16

19 Feb

Anton and Erin

p12

26 Mar

The Stranglers

p8

20 Feb

The Boy and The Mermaid

p26

27 Mar

Mike and the Mechanics

p8

22 Feb

Joan Baez

p7

27 Mar

When Did You Stop Dancing?

p18

23 Feb

RY X with Members of the English Chamber p7 Orchestra

29 Mar

IDLES

p8

30 Mar

Herbie Flowers' Jazz Breakfast

p8

24 Feb

Invisible Walls

p10

30 Mar

Russel Kane

p23

24 Feb

Castalian Quartet

p16

30 Mar

Backstage Tours

p30

31 Mar

Foil, Arms and Hog

p23


12 Apr

The Goose Who Flew

p26

13 Apr

Tommy Tiernan

p24

13 Apr

The Goose Who Flew

p26

14 Apr

Kendel Hippolyte

p11

11 Apr

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Blue Programme

p9

2 Apr

No Such Thing As A Fish

p24

15 Apr

ABC

p8

3 Apr

Gabrielle

p8

16 Apr

Alfie Boe

p8

17 Apr

The Specials

p8

18 Apr

Memory Making Day

p25

28 Apr

Julian Clary

p24

5 Apr 5 Apr

Denmarked

p18

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

p24

5 Apr

Cecilia Knapp Poetry Workshop

p28

6 Apr

London Philharmonic Orchestra

p17

6 Apr

Denmarked

p18

6 Apr

Stand Up Comedy

p28

7 Apr

Brighton Festival Taster

p26

7 Apr

Art Garfunkel

p8

3 Jun

Burn the Floor

p12

p12

7 Jun

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

p8

p6

4 Jul

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

p9

8 Apr 12 Apr

Starting Points Drum Legends

Calendar

April

Coming Soon

We are restoring our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre and building a new cafĂŠ, two new bars, a visitor welcome space and a creation space. Help us create a more sustainable and dynamic centre for arts in our city. Donate today at build.brightondome.org

Creative Space

Second floor

Gallery Bar First floor

Studio Theatre

Church Street Entrances

Ticket Office

Founders Room

The Hall

Foyer Bar Ground floor Lower Bar New Road Entrance

Concert Hall Visitor Welcome

Corn Exchange

Cafe Bar

Stage

Under refurbishment

Open for business

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Imagine your event. We can create it. Booking now for 2020

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


Highly Visual Performances Events that are particularly enjoyable without aid of hearing. These events are highly visual and contain few or no words. You can also have a look at our full dance and visual arts & film programmes. British Sign Language Reserved seating - we have a selection of tickets on hold to ensure a good view of the interpreter. Unreserved seating - we’re happy to reserve a seat if you’d like one to ensure a good view of the interpreter. To book: access@brightondome.org Blind & Visually Impaired These are events with a high audio content and can also include our Touch Tour events for selected shows. You can also have a look at our full classical, contemporary music, comedy, spoken word and talks programmes. Touch Tour: Sensory introductions to set, props, actors or instruments before or after a show. Free but ticketed.

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

Book tickets 01273 709709 or tickets@brightondome.org More information: brightondome.org/access Access enquiries 01273 261541/525 or access@brightondome.org

Assisted Performances

Assisted Performances & Events

An Evening With Stacey Dooley (p9) Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pm Sophie Woolley and Raymond Antrobus, Invisible Walls (p10) Sun 24 Feb, 12pm Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra: Touch Tour (p14) Sun 3 Mar, 2.45pm Ray Bradshaw, Deaf Comedy Fam (p23) Fri 15 & Sat 16 Mar, 7pm Trope (p11) Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm The Goose Who Flew (p26)

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Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Situated in the Royal Pavilion Estate at the heart of the city, we are an arts charity, historic 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

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