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October – December Autumn Season 2009

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White Night White Night, Brighton & Hove’s all night cultural festival returns on Satuday 24th October. From 11pm – 2am we’ll have music and a host of surprises as the Concert Hall Foyer is packed with free after-hours entertainment. So join us and do something different with your extra hour when the clocks go back; mark the end of British Summer Time in style.

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Bonachela Dance Company

Picture: Ione Saizar

Picture: Ione Saizar

The Land of Yes and The Land of No In his first work for his own company since becoming Artistic Director at Sydney Dance Company, Bonachela delves into the world of signs and symbols that rule our everyday lives and spark our hidden memories. He explores the power of imagination and the body’s ability to give physical shape to memory, experience and emotions. Inspired by popular culture and committed to innovation, Rafael Bonachela has taken contemporary dance into dramatic new territory, working alongside film directors (John Maybury), rock stars (the Kills, Primal Scream), pop icons (Kylie) and theatre-makers (Jude Kelly’s Carmen Jones). With music by Ezio Bosso (BalletBoyz) and sets by film designer Alan Macdonald (The Queen; Cheri), The Land of Yes and the Land of No is testament to this collaborative spirit.

No other British-based choreographer spans high art and pop culture quite so effortlessly... The Guardian

Dome Saver! Tue 6 & Wed 7 Oct, 8pm Corn Exchange Workshop! P31 £12.50, £17.50, schools £10 Post-show talk, Tue 6 Oct, free to ticket holders



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Vincent Dance Theatre


If We Go On

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If you had one last dance, what shape would it take? A still dance? A silent dance? A song? A joke? A tearjerker? This intriguing proposal is the guiding principle behind the latest dance theatre production from leading UK company Vincent Dance Theatre.

Brighton-based, Jerwood award-winning dancer/choreographer (Richard Alston, Ricochet) Ben Wright is back with a brand new show. His contemporary dance ensemble bgroup made its Brighton debut in 2008 with the ‘Time Out Critic's Choice’ dance triple bill The Diminishing Present.

An exceptional ensemble of multitasking performers and musicians responds to this question in a series of individual acts that lay bare the very mechanics of theatre. Together they morph words into movement, shunt gesture into sound and even burst into song to create a performance they can believe in.

about around seats its audience in a ring of 50 chairs. The dancers enact a sequence of events that chart the passing of an hour, exploring ritualistic conventions from primitive to modern day. The result is an intimate experience that brings you so close to the skin of the performance, you’re almost within it. An immersive 60-minute act of attention that layers the visual and aural and lets the audience do the mixing.

Through miniature dances, militant manifestoes and extended exits, If We Go On embraces uncertainty, hesitancy and not knowing with a dark, intelligent humour.

Ben Wright is a choreographer of scrupulousness and sensitivity

Brave, intelligent entertainment The Times

The Guardian

Suitable for age 15+ Contains adult themes and language Wed 4 Nov, 8pm Corn Exchange £12.50, £15, students £10 2

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Thu 5 Nov, 7pm & *8.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50 (concessions £10) *Post-show talk

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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Entity

A great sexy beast of a piece The Sunday Times

After sell-out shows across the world, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance returns to the UK for an extended run of its international dance sensation Entity. Performed against a pounding soundscape by Jon Hopkins (Cold Play, Massive Attack) and Joby Talbot (The Divine Comedy), Entity is a staggering blend of bodies, lights, technology and film. A prolific dance maker, and winner of the South Bank Show Award 2009, McGregor's recent commissions include new work for The Royal Ballet (where he is Resident Choreographer), NDT and The Australian Ballet. He has also directed opera at The Royal Opera House and produced headlining sets for the Big Chill and Glastonbury. A work of 'startling clarity and breathtaking invention' (The Telegraph), Entity confirms McGregor's place at the leading edge of contemporary culture.

Wed 2 & Thu 3 Dec, 8pm Corn Exchange £12.50, £17.50, schools £10 Post show talk Wed 2 Dec

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Natacha Atlas and the Mazeeka Ensemble

An Evening with Joan Baez

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

The ever-popular Joan Baez returns to Brighton Dome on the eve of her 24th studio album release. After headlining last year's Glastonbury acoustic stage and selling out the Albert Hall, Joan Baez is touring once more.

An extraordinary 13-piece line-up of Buena Vista Social Club stalwarts invites you on an unforgettable musical excursion from the original 1996 Buena Vista recordings to the present day.

Plus Clara and the Real Lowdown Anglo-Egyptian singer Natacha Atlas returns to her roots for a live performance of her debut acoustic project Ana Hina. Natacha Atlas first found fame alongside Jah Wobble, co-writing his Mercury-nominated album Rising Above Bedlam. She cemented this reputation as lead singer with Transglobal Underground whose fusion of electronic beats with Arabic music would foreground her own solo career. Her eight studio albums have embraced rap, drum n’ bass, R&B, Hindi pop and even French chanson. Now, with the Mazeeka Ensemble (an awesome global mix of strings, flute, oud, percussion and accordian) at her side, Atlas explores a more traditional roots world, revisiting her Middle Eastern heritage to uncover a rich musical seam.

Baez has always been a consummate interpreter of other artists’ material. Day After Tomorrow is a selection of songs written by some of her favourite songwriters including Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Patty Griffin and Steve Earle (who also produced the album). Recorded in Nashville with an all-star, allacoustic Music City ensemble (from Tim O'Brien and Viktor Krauss to Earle himself), it marks 50 years at the forefront of American music.

Featuring Grammy-nominated Guajiro Mirabal (trumpet); Jesús 'Aguaje' Ramos (trombone); Grammywinning guitarist Manual Galbán and Barbarito Torres (12-string lute), plus a blistering Havana backline. Together they present some of the finest Cuban music ever made.

Left the audience awe-struck Financial Times

Simply astounding Ana Hina is set to be one of the year's finest albums BBC online

Thu 1 Oct, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50 (concessions £10) Standing


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The Times

Promoted by In Time Music

Promoted by In Time Music

Mon 5 Oct, 7.30pm Concert Hall £37.50

Tue 20 Oct, 7.30pm Concert Hall £28.50


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Calvin Harris plus support from Mr Hudson From DIY disco pop to anthemic 'stadium dance', Calvin Harris has become the poster boy of the MySpace generation. The Scottish songwriter, remixer and producer traded in the bedsitting room for the big time with his major label 2007 debut I Created Disco. It spawned the Top 10 singles Acceptable in the 80s and The Girls. He has since been courted by everyone from Kylie Minogue and Groove Armada to Dizzee Rascal.

Bat for Lashes

Promoted by Melting Vinyl Tue 27 Oct, doors 7.30pm Corn Exchange, £14 adv. Standing

When Bat for Lashes (a.k.a. Natasha Khan) was nominated for the 2007 Mercury prize for her genrebending debut Fur and Gold, a new cult pop phenomenon was born. Since then she’s toured with Radiohead, become a bona fide fashion icon, stolen the show at Glastonbury, and collaborated with Scott Walker, no less, on her 'extraordinary' (Sunday Times), 'intoxicating' (Q), 'sensationally assured' (The Times) sophomore release Two Suns.

Gary Numan The Pleasure Principle Tour Following 2008’s Replicas revival tour, electronic music pioneer Gary Numan revisits his seminal 1979 album The Pleasure Principle with a spectacular live show devised around this synth-pop milestone. Released the same year as Replicas, The Pleasure Principle went straight to number one in the UK, spawning the international hit Cars and paving the way for New Wave stalwarts from Ultravox to Depeche Mode. Promoted by Lout Promotions Tue 17 Nov, doors 7.30pm Concert Hall, £19 adv. Standing

Promoted by Metroplois Music Fri 2 Oct, doors 7pm Concert Hall, £17 adv. Standing/seated

Seth Lakeman Mercury Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Lakeman won Album of the Year and Singer of the Year at the 2007 BBC Folk Awards (for Freedom Fields). The follow-up – last year's Poor Man's Heaven – charted at No. 8 in the UK. Unprecedented for a so-called folk inspired artist, it captured perfectly the rhythmic, raw energy that has become the trademark of Lakeman’s trailblazing live performances.

Zero 7 Grammy-nominated electronica/chillout musical duo Zero 7 found fame remixing the likes of Radiohead and Lenny Kravitz and cemented their reputation in the early noughties with catchy ambient trip-hop tracks. Since then they have moved towards a more acoustic sound but their live performances retain a superchilled, friendly vibe. Promoted by Metropolis Music Tue 6 Oct, doors 7pm Concert Hall £18.50 adv. Standing/seated

Promoted by Big Wheel Fri 6 Nov doors 7.30pm Corn Exchange, £16. Standing

Gong To celebrate their 40th Anniversary of live touring, and marking their first UK visit for nine years, Gong – the progressive/psychedelic rock band founded in 1967 by Australian musician Daevid Allen – hits the road again. With Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth and other core members of the founding line-up along for the ride, a new chapter unfolds in the ever evolving mythology of the original ‘space rockers’. Promoted by Mean Fiddler Sun 29 Nov, doors 7pm Corn Exchange, £18.50. Standing 5

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Robert Mitchell 3io

Alison Moyet

Robert Mitchell (piano), Tom Mason (bass), Richard Spaven (drums)

25 Years Revisited

Multi award-winning nu-jazz pianist/composer Robert Mitchell (Panacea, F-ire Collective) teams up with regular rhythm section Richard Spaven (4Hero) and Tom Mason (The Quartet) for an object lesson in the art of the trio. The result – the shape-shifting Robert Mitchell 3io – has recently concluded sell-out performances at London Jazz Festival, and won Best Jazz Album in Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards 2009 for its debut release The Greater Good.

Alison Moyet revisits quarter of a century of consummate songcraft with a live performance of some of her best-loved material.

Covering wide territory – from Wayne Shorter to Massive Attack – the trio has honed an eclectic mix of musical influences (spanning hip-hop, free-form improv, electronica and contemporary classical) into a bold new trio sound.

Mitchell's superbly fluid band contribute to what is proving to be a golden age for the piano trio with a really striking debut

To coincide with a career-spanning Best Of (released October 09), Alison takes a personal journey through her back catalogue. All Cried Out, Love Resurrection, That Ole Devil Called Love, Invisible, Love Letters, Is This Love? Revisit the classics that have made Alison Moyet one of the UK's most revered recording artists and earned her no less than four Brits, three UK Top 10 hits and a Grammy nomination in the process.

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Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell was pitched headlong into the limelight four decades ago with his now ubiquitous folk anthem Streets of London. The song earned him an Ivor Novello award and launched his career. Sell-out tours on both sides of the Atlantic followed including the first British solo act to pack out the Royal Albert Hall in 14 years. In 1993 Nancy Griffith covered his From Clare to Here on her Grammy-winning Other Voices album, and in 2002 he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. With wry humour, astute observation and sublime musicality, McTell remains a key figure on the British music scene.

Moyet's voice is simply unbelievable

A national treasure

The Sunday Times

Billy Connolly

The Independent Thu 12 Nov, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50 (concessions £10) 6

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Sat 21 Nov, 8pm Concert Hall £25

Fri 30 Oct, 8pm Corn Exchange £17.50


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Staff Benda Bilili In Lingala, ‘Benda Bilili’ means 'look beyond appearances'. With their mesmerising rumba-rooted grooves and streetwise joie de vivre – Staff Benda Bilili are like nothing you have ever seen or heard before! The band’s core members are disabled streetmusicians, who drive custom-built motorised tricycles, and live in the grounds of Kinshasa Zoo in the Congo. They are backed by a younger, all acoustic rhythm section pounding out tight Cuban-mambo-meetsJames Brown-era funk beats. Soaring above are infectious guitar-like solos performed by a 17-year-old prodigy on a home-made, one-string, tin-can lute. They’ve already performed alongside Massive Attack and Damon Albarn, and their debut album Très Très Fort is a work of astounding power and beauty. Now catch them in their first UK visit live at Brighton Dome…

Dreamy, joyful and full of delicious melodies: album of the year – signed, sealed and delivered Songlines, Top of the World Album

Heart-tugging melodies ride on sweetly ragged vocal harmonies; the rhythm section and guitar work sway between rumba, soul, funk and blues. Extraordinary story, extraordinary music The Independent

In association with Serious Wed 11 Nov, 8pm Concert Hall £12.50, £15

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Ojos de Brujo Plus Mexican Institute of Sound Catalonian nu-flamenco ensemble Ojos de Brujo returns to the UK for its first live shows since 2007. Barcelona's global music collective has been kicking up a sound storm of hip-hop, raga, funk, rumba and gypsy flamenco for almost two decades. On the band’s last album, Techari, the usual line-up of guitars, vocals, percussion and turntables was lent further weight by star turns from Nitin Sawhney and Asian Dub Foundation. For this extensive European tour, ODB premieres tracks from its brand-new album Acoaná. A force to be reckoned with in the live arena, ODB’s rhythmic edge is matched by a visual spectacle of movement, colour and explosive dance floor energy. If you like Amparanoia, Manu Chao or Los de Abajo, try this! Part of an MBM Tour

Sun 29 Nov, 8pm Dome Saver! Concert Hall Standing stalls £17.50. Seated circle £17.50 , £15 (concessions £15) Under 26s Limited number of standing stalls at £10


An elemental force: a caravan of colour, sound and movement Straight No Chaser


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Kate Rusby Christmas Kate

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Playing the Piano In his first UK tour for 15 years, the legendary composer, producer and performer Ryuichi Sakamoto presents Out of Noise (09) – brand new solo piano arrangements of his popular repertoire and avant-garde compositions. From techno-pop trio Yellow Magic Orchestra to his Oscar-winning soundtrack for The Last Emperor – via collaborations with David Byrne, Brian Wilson, Iggy Pop and David Sylvian – Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a mercurial career.

a renaissance man of contemporary Japan

From her Mercury-nominated 1999 album Sleepless to 2007’s Awkward Annie, Kate Rusby has become one of Britain's leading music artists, whether performing songs from the country's rich roots tradition or her own selfpenned material. Tonight, Kate teams up with Andy Seward (double bass), Damien O’Kane (guitar, banjo), Malcom Stitt (bouzouki) and full brass quintet for a rousing set of Rusby classics. Plus a barnstorming Christmas finale – South Yorkshire style – as Kate recreates the vigorous northern tradition of ‘village carols’ – mass pub singalongs of sacred and profane seasonal fare.

The Guardian

An utterly life affirming evening Evening Standard Promoted by Mean Fiddler Fri 27 Nov, doors 7pm Concert Hall £20, £25

Fri 4 Dec, 8pm Concert Hall £15.50, £19.50

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Radu Lupu Janacek Beethoven

In the Mist Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 Appassionata


Sonata No. 20 in A major D959

In a rare UK visit, Grammy-winning Romanian concert pianist Radu Lupu takes to the Brighton Dome stage for an intimate solo recital. Lupu is one of the foremost pianists of his generation. He is also a peerless interpreter of the Austro-German tradition, reflected in tonight's programme. Beethoven's posthumously christened ‘Appassionata’ was composed in 1804. Since then, the ‘titanic’ and technically demanding four-movement sonata has been the subject of some suitably potent mythmaking; not least, Lenin's alleged crisis of revolutionary faith on beholding this 'wonderfully ethereal music'. Overshadowed by the spectre of death (the composer passed away soon after its completion) and by the weight of Beethoven's own legacy in the form, Schubert’s Sonata No. 20 in A Major (the second in his trilogy of ‘late sonatas’) is informed by a melancholic introspection. In similarly solipsistic mood, the last of Janacek's mature piano cycles, In the Mist (1913) – which opens this concert – is an intimate confession of a profoundly personal anguish.

One of the great pianists of our time... The Independent

Sat 3 Oct, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18.50, £22


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London Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestral music is a unique mixture of skill, adrenalin, passion and the utmost human collaboration. Over the next two seasons the LPO brings to Brighton some of the most ground-shaking endorsements of this: from Brahms’ first two symphonies to the soaring ‘Fifths’ of Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Each concert showcases some of the truly great performers of our time – from Jukka-Pekka Saraste (Oslo Philharmonic) and Alexander Vedernikov (Bolshoi Theatre) this season to Sibelius maestro Osmo Vanska (6 Feb) and pianist Helene Grimaud (13 March) in the New Year.

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Alexander Vedernikov Piers Lane

conductor piano

Jukka-Pekka Saraste Llŷr Williams

conductor piano

Prokofiev Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky

Classical Symphony Piano Concerto No. 2 Symphony No. 5

Beethoven Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 5 Symphony No. 1

Whilst music is often historic and partisan, some works become favourites simply for their unadulterated beauty. Such is Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto. It may be many things to many people, but its effect was captured in one now-immortal description. ‘Every time I hear it, I go to pieces,’ says Marilyn Monroe’s character in The Seven Year Itch. ‘It shakes me, it quakes me. It makes me feel goosepimply all over!’.

Johannes Brahms had a habit of making promises he found hard to keep. Chief amongst them was his declaration in 1872 that he’d ‘never write a symphony’. Sure enough, and despite the thuds of Beethoven’s epoch-making footsteps still ringing in his ears, Brahms eventually proved himself spectacularly wrong. When the composer’s First Symphony finally arrived, it certainly made an entrance – launching with a turbulent, energetic face-off between pounding drums, defiant strings and ominous woodwinds.

Sat 31 Oct, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23, Premium seats £32.50

Sat 12 Dec, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23, Premium seats £32.50

£10, £15, £18, £23, £27.50 Premium seats £32.50 Book more, pay less: series discounts 10% discount for 2 concerts 15% discount for 3 concerts 20% discount for 4 concerts Book all 4 concerts and attend a special Meet the Players pre-concert reception on Sat 31 Oct (6.45pm onwards)



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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth Vasko Vassilev

conductor violin

Borodin Tchaikovsky Rachmaninov

Overture to Prince Igor Violin Concerto Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Barry Wordsworth Min-Jung Kym Sergey Levitin

conductor piano violin

Rossini Mendelssohn

Italian Girl in Algiers Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor Short Work Symphony No.1 in C major

At 50 series Bizet


Barry Wordsworth Emma Johnson

conductor clarinet


Symphony No. 96 in D major The Miracle Clarinet Concerto (world premiére) Clarinet Concerto in A major Dances of Galanta

Todd Mozart Kodaly

A veritable feast of Russian music, the concert opens with Borodin, a member of the Mighty Handful, promoting a strong national flavour with his melodic invention. Our soloist in the much-loved Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is Bulgarian superstar Vasko Vassilev, former student of the Moscow Conservatoire, who came to study in London at eighteen and rapidly became one of the modern legends of the violin. Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony was written in 1907 a full ten years after the catastrophic premiere of the first. It formed part of the intensely productive period heralded by the Rachmaninovs’ move to Dresden and was an immediate success. It remains an audience favourite.

The second concert of the season features the unusual Mendelssohn ‘double concerto’, an early work from this prodigious composing talent played by the acclaimed British/Russian duo of Min-Jung Kym and Sergey Levitin who had such success with their Wigmore Hall recital last season. This concert also sees the start of our At 50 series where we have invited three composers who are fifty this season to suggest one of their own pieces for our programme. The composers are Martin Butler, Jonathan Dove and Orlando Gough, all of whom live or have connections in Sussex.

BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1984, Emma Johnson has gone on to become one of the most recognised musicians of her generation. She has devised this programme around the commission and world premiere of Will Todd’s new clarinet concerto – written for her with an added jazz spice in the mix – but also including the ever-popular Mozart concerto. The 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death is marked with The Miracle symphony and the programme concludes with the Gypsy and hussar inspired Dances of Galanta – a controlled explosion of quasi-improvisational virtuosity.

Sun 4 Oct, 2.45pm Concert Hall £8, £12, £18, £23, £28, Premium seats £32 Family ticket: Buy a full price adult ticket and get up to 2 children’s tickets for £1 each for all BPO concerts

Sun 25 Oct, 2.45pm Concert Hall £8, £12, £18, £23, £28, Premium seats £32

Sun 15 Nov, 2.45pm Concert Hall £8, £12, £18, £23, £28, Premium seats £32


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Barry Wordsworth conductor Brighton Festival Youth Choir Williams Blake Tchaikovsky

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone The Snowman Act One of The Nutcracker

Barry Wordsworth Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne Thomas Carroll

conductor violin cello


Overture The Thieving Magpie Symphony No. 8 in F major Short Work Concerto For Violin and Cello in A minor


At 50 series Brahms

A concert for children of all ages featuring a wealth of famous characters from children’s literature. Harry Potter, the Snowman, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker and the Mouse King lead us through magical kingdoms of musical enchantment where seemingly impossible feats of flying and derring-do become commonplace. Spells, battles, sweets, spices, snow, and loyal friends are found and made. In the midst of the childhood fantasies, the music is evocative and memorable. A work each from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, it should ensure you leave humming your favourite.

We continue our five year series of Beethoven symphonies with the penultimate eighth – a lyrical, melodic work that looks forward to the compositions of the Romantic period. Rafal, BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1996, and Thomas, BBC Young Musician of The Year string finalist 1992, met while studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School, before heading to Austria to continue their studies with Gerhard Schulz and Heinrich Schiff respectively. Here they perform in Brahms’ last orchestral work – the beautiful, tuneful and perhaps neglected ‘double concerto’.

The Four Seasons by Candlelight Mozart Festive Orchestra in full 18th-century costume David Juritz Gail Pearson Crispian Steele-Perkins Tom Rainer

director/violin soprano trumpet trumpet

The Four Seasons by Candlelight has been delighting audiences around the UK for over 10 years. Now, as the acclaimed Mozart Festive Orchestra (in full period costume) returns to Brighton Dome, Vivaldi's masterpiece forms the dazzling finale to a concert of exquisite 18th-century and baroque classics. Performed in an evocative candlelit style setting, the repertoire includes: Purcell’s Trumpet Suite, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets and Handel’s I know that my redeemer liveth.

Promoted by Raymond Gubbay Sun 22 Nov, 2.45pm Concert Hall £8, £12, £18, £23, £28, Premium seats £32 Family ticket: Buy a full price adult ticket and get up to 2 children’s tickets for £1 each for all BPO concerts

Sun 6 Dec, 2.45pm Concert Hall £8, £12, £18, £23, £28, Premium seats £32

Thu 26 Nov, 7.30pm Concert Hall £13, £17.50, £23.50, £26.50

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Comedy Festival Gala with Alan Carr in Aid of Sussex Beacon

Thu 8 – Sat 24 Oct

A special treat for Comedy Festival Fans - Alan Carr makes an exclusive appearance this year as part of the Festival Opening Gala. Alan will be joined by friends from the comedy world to bring you a fantastic show in aid of Sussex Beacon Full line up at Thu 8 Oct, 7.30pm Concert Hall £30

Hans Teeuwen Probably the most exciting comedian to hit the British stage in years, Hans Teeuwen brings his phenomenally surreal, critically acclaimed cabaret to Brighton for the first time. ‘Teeuwen is among the funniest performers I have seen, and his sado-Dadaist cabaret is a masterclass in laughter.’ *****The Guardian Fri 9 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Best of the Fest Best of the Fest is the biggest night of comedy in Brighton and maybe even the world! It’s a guaranteed night of unabashed showing off and big laughs. Definitely the only place to be this October.

Tim Minchin

Fri 9, Fri 16 & Fri 23 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £16, £13 (concessions £12 for students and

Ready for This? Following a sell-out UK tour last autumn, uberminstrel Tim Minchin lugs his piano back on the road to give the good people of Brighton another chance to see his biting and brilliant show. Tim wants to know if you are Ready For This, without really specifying what this is! ‘Next big thing in musical comedy.’ Time Out ‘An extraordinary performer.’ The Scotsman Fri 18 Sep & Thu 29 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £17.50 14

Spaghetti Western Orchestra The magnificent five are riding into town! Direct from a US and European tour and armed with over 100 instruments, these brilliant musicians perform music from the movies that made Clint Eastwood a star. The stunning Ennio Morricone soundtrack includes The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in The West. Fri 9 Oct, 8pm & Sat 10 Oct, 5pm & 8pm Corn Exchange £17.50 (concessions £15.50)


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The Penny Dreadfuls

Pippa Evans

The Never Man

Your Evening’s Entertainment

From the chaps who brought you the criticallyacclaimed Aeneas Faversham trilogy, comes a brand new comedy thriller set on a mysterious theme park island. From BBC2 and Radio 4. The winners of Best Comedy Show at the Brighton Fringe 2008 return to the Pavilion Theatre for the third year.

2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer nominated Pippa Evans returns triumphant with more of her creations to entertain you, hotel cabaret style. ‘One of the most talented performers at Edinburgh this year.’ The Independent ‘Fabulously funny.’ Time Out

‘Brilliant silliness. A complete and utter triumph.’ **** Metro ‘Unrivalled imagination, impeccable comic timing. A comedy masterpiece.’ ***** Three Weeks Fri 9 Oct, 9.15pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Al Pitcher

Sun 11 Oct, 6.30pm Pavilion Theatre £11 (concessions £10)

The Al Pitcher Picture Show Every comic will tell you that a ‘funny thing happened on the way to the gig’, but, digital camera in hand, Al has the pictures to prove it! What does Al Pitcher make of Brighton? There’s only one way to find out... ‘Pitcher sits firmly in the improvising, rambling, freewheeling comedy camp inhabited by the likes of Ross Noble and Eddie Izzard. However, unlike both of them, Pitcher is one of the best kept secrets on the comedy scene. But it's only a matter of time.’ Time Out Sat 10 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Sarah Millican Typical Women

Julian Clary - Lord of the Mince

Russell Kane

'I, Julian Clary, have done for mincing what Michael Flatley did for Irish dancing. But has the bottom fallen out of the homosexual meat market? I must tour my kingdom to find out… I’m 50. The shame of it. This will be an intimate evening – a celebration, no less, of my twenty-five years in the camp spotlight: how I got there and why I refuse to leave. Come and see me before they put me in a home for tired old knackers.'

Human Dressage

Sat 10 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £20 (concessions £17.50)

‘The kind of gags that make you snort beer out of your nose.’ Metro ‘One of the finest young performers around.’ Time Out Fresh from his sell-out 2009 tour Gaping Flaws and one month residency at the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival, Russell returns with his highly anticipated new show. Preening, posing, prancing. Why do we? How do we? Join the double if.comedy nominee for an evening of fast-paced, tub-thumping merriment.

Many comics have asked, ‘What's the difference between men and women?’ Is it that men sometimes do a turd so impressive, they want to show you? In this show, if.comedy Best Newcomer Sarah Millican gets to the bottom of it. And finds out whether it's hairy or not. ‘Wonderfully wrong...incredibly funny.’ Metro ‘Her set is as neatly constructed as her individual, triple-punchline jokes.’ The Daily Telegraph Sun 11 Oct, 8.15pm Pavilion Theatre £11 (concessions £10)

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Rhod Gilbert The Cat That Looked Like Nicolas Lyndhurst Following last year’s sell-out show the Welsh Wonder is back on the road. This year Gilbert’s given his show a ridiculous title just to annoy someone in Canterbury. Is he, as he believes, a visionary in a sea of closed minds, or has he, as everyone else believes, got angermanagement problems? ‘Without a doubt one of the best comedians anywhere in the world right now.’ Time Out Tue 13 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £15

Arthur Smith An Audience with Arthur Smith With witty observations much loved broadcaster, comedian, stalwart of the UK comedy circuit and Grumpy Old Man, Arthur Smith sets the world to rights and takes questions from the audience. Thu 15 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (concessions £12)

Simon Amstell Do Nothing

New Art Club

In his own words Simon Amstell admits that he will, like everyone else, eventually die. However, before that, he will be performing stand-up comedy during Brighton Comedy Festival. He has kindly requested that you don’t attend if the date clashes with something in your own life. However, we recommend that you clear a space in your diary to come and find out what makes the host of Never Mind The Buzzcocks such a live comic sensation.

This is Now

‘As close as you can get to a man emotionally and philosophically disembowelling himself on stage.’ The Sunday Times ‘Amstell shows off a more tender side and delves into his inner life to expose an unexpected sensitivity.’ The Guardian ‘Amstell ... offers a probing, cerebral show... He speaks for a disconnected, disengaged chunk of Britain, sitting in their own trendily furnished boxes waiting for the world - or some meaningful cause – to come bursting through the door. It doesn’t.’ The Independent


Sun 11 & Mon 12 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £20 (concessions £18)

In 1983, Tom illegally taped the first Now That’s What I Call Music LP onto a C60 cassette. 25 years later he played it to Pete and they made a show about it. ‘Britain’s Funniest Dancers’ deconstruct this classic album to inspire new moves that shed their own twisted light on then, the future and now. Wed 14 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Stewart Francis Tour de Francis Great Comedians Come in Cycles. Don’t miss this Canadian comic previously seen on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and 8 Out of 10 Cats. ‘A brilliant comic brain...this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard.’ The Guardian ‘The human memory just can't cope with such an onslaught of superlative comedy.’ Chortle Thu 15 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £10)


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Rich Hall

Zoe Lyons

The star of QI and Live at the Apollo, Rich Hall has been described thusly: 'Grouchy.' 'Splenetic.' 'Extemporaneous powerhouse.' None of these match the esteemed Adelaide Advertiser who stated, emphatically, 'Rich Hall has Wild West eyebrows.' That alone is worth the price of admission.

Miss Machismo Local girl Zoe Lyons returns to the Brighton Comedy Festival following her if.Comedy Best Newcomer nomination in 2007 and DAVE award for Best Joke at the Fringe in 2008. Miss Machismo is an all-new hour of punchy comedy exploring amongst other things: arming the elderly, human soup, and the Pope’s remarks about the blurring of the genders.

Thu 15 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £15 (concessions £13)

‘Razor-sharp.’ Observer Magazine

Richard Herring

Fri 16 & Sat 17 Oct, 9.15pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Hitler Moustache Reclaiming Chaplin’s moustache for comedy, the star of The Headmaster’s Son and 90s double act Lee and Herring muses on iconography, whether racists are closer than Liberals to believing that all people are the same and why an innocent square inch of facial hair has taken the blame for Nazism.

Sean Hughes What I Meant to Say Was Sean Hughes, the youngest comic ever to win the Perrier award for his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 1990, is back with a brand new show.

‘He’ll be remembered as the best comic of his generation, mastering every comedic art form.’ GQ Fri 16 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (concessions £12)

Jimmy Carr Rapier Wit A heady mix of artistic integrity, loyalty and greed has put Jimmy back on the road. If you only see one comedy show this year… what’s the matter with you? Get out more. A ‘rapier’ is the long sword of a gentleman. ‘Rapier wit’ is defined as clever, quick, intelligent humor. Please note that Jimmy Carr doesn't have 'the long sword of a gentleman' and even if you like him, 'clever, quick and intelligent' is a bit of a stretch.

The star of The Last Detective (ITV), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC) and Sean’s Show (Channel 4) whose dark, explosive style and quick- fire audience banter made him a household name is not to be missed. Book Now. ‘High calibre comedy as it should be.’ Evening Standard ‘One of the best stand-ups of his generation.’ The Daily Telegraph

Sat 17 Oct & Sun 18 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £22.50

Fri 16 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange

Milton Jones Milton’s Paradise Jones! Stuff and nonsense from the star of seven different series for Radio 4 including his recent hit Another Case of Milton Jones. Caution: contains weak language. 'Sultan of the surreal.' The Guardian Fri 16 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £10) 17


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Jason Byrne The Byrne Supremacy Jason Byrne returns to the Brighton Comedy Festival. He is officially the highest-ever selling artist at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Come and see why!

Spymonkey’s Moby Dick A glorious mis-telling of Melville’s epic novel. Four actors find themselves trapped in the belly of a literary monster. As they ponder the irony of their fate they recount the story of Moby Dick. The novel’s epic examination of good, evil, fate and obsession is lost on them. And then, mysteriously, found on them again.

'Watching Jason Byrne on stage is like watching Ronaldinho play for Barcelona. It’s not a matter of if the magic will come, but when and how often…He’s effortlessly masterful. If you leave disappointed from this show don’t ever bother going to see comedy again.' Edinburgh Evening News Sat 17 Oct, 10pm Corn Exchange £14 (concessions £12)

‘Dissolved me into giggles.’ The Scotsman ‘Summon shrieks of laughter.’ The List Sun 18 Oct, 6.30pm Pavilion Theatre £11 (concessions £10)

John Bishop

Jack Whitehall

Elvis Has Left the Building

Nearly Rebellious

This year John realised that he had reached the same age that Elvis was when he died. Crisis. Come and see the new show by the man the Independent on Sunday called 'a born story teller'.

Jack's always wanted to be a real man, like the ones in the audience at Top Gear, but unfortunately he likes Smirnoff Ice and doesn't look good with his shirt off.

‘A comic revolutionary.’ The Independent ‘If you fail to laugh like a lunatic, check yourself into a mortuary; you are probably dead.’ Metro

Ennio Marchetto The original quick change artist brings his screamingly funny solo performance to Brighton. Featuring a whirlwind of paper costumes and split second transformations and backed by an eclectic soundtrack, Ennio uses his dynamic physical comedy and ingenious costumes to magically morph into parodies of cultural icons from The Mona Lisa to Elvis! ‘Without a doubt one of the best comedians anywhere in the world right now.’ Time Out Sat 17 Oct, 8.30pm Corn Exchange £15 (concessions £13) 18

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Harold E4 and BBC3’s dark musical duo tell a tale about what a boy did when Hitler was around. It will be done using jokes, songs, and some enchanted props.

Will Ahab’s thirst for revenge be unhinged by the wellmeaning but staggeringly inept attentions of his crew? How does a mermaid figurehead make babies? Will the cameo appearance by legendary actor Awesome Whales scupper everything? And how do you make a whale throw up? Sat 17 & Sun 18 Oct, Sat 6pm, Sun 2pm & 6pm Corn Exchange £16 (concessions £13)

Ginger and Black

‘Shoo-in for stardom.’ Evening Standard ‘Sickeningly young wunderkind.’ Time Out

Sat 17 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £10)

Sun 18 Oct, 8.15pm Pavilion Theatre £11 (concessions £10)


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Stephen Grant Made In Brighton A Brighton comedian, doing stuff about Brighton, during the Brighton Comedy Festival. Local boy Stephen has written his first show about the town (well, city) he loves and lives in: Brighton (and Hove). Aimed at both die-hard locals and occasional visitors, this mix of observations, anecdotes, gags and interaction sees Stephen drawing from the audience’s stories to create a unique show centred firmly around the great city itself. ’A true comic gem, which, judging by the packed-out crowd, the city of Brighton and Hove rightly cherishes.’ The Argus Sun 18 Oct, 8.30pm Corn Exchange £13 (concessions £12)

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN 2 Chin Up Britain The Grumpies Fight Back and they're grumpier than ever! A brand spanking new show from three of Britain’s top grumps; Jenny ‘the spleen burster’ Éclair - the original grump and star of many grumpy shows; Wendi ‘mad dog’ Peters - the all singing, all dancing ex Corrie grrrrrrrrump; and finally the queen of soap, stage and taking things back to Marks & Spencers, Ms Susie ‘the huffer’ Blake, (looks like a normal middle aged woman - but scarier). Ninety minutes of advanced Grumping - plus vital tips on getting through these gloomy days the Grumpy way!

Lucy Porter Fool’s Gold Lucy Porter’s latest solo show is a witty romp through the history of gold. In these times of recession, gold is prized more highly than ever but what’s so special about gold, and why have we long been obsessed with the yellow, shiny stuff? The show will feature live alchemy, a tribute to Mr T. and a very valuable, big gold thing with security guards and everything! ‘Utterly charming Porter is a frighteningly gifted comic.’ Sunday Times Scotland Mon 19 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Mon 19 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £20

Stewart Lee If you prefer a milder comedian, please ask for one Following his acclaimed BBC TV series Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle and award-winning UK tour 41st Best Stand-Up Ever the co-writer of Jerry Springer the Opera returns with a furiously downbeat set inspired by an altercation in a High Street coffee chain. ‘The funniest, most cliché-free comedian on the circuit.’ Ricky Gervais ‘Surreally brilliant.’ The Times ‘His whole tone is one of complete, smug condescension.’ Sunday Mercury, Birmingham ‘A masterclass in the best stand-up.’ The Observer Mon 19 & Tue 20 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £15 (concessions £13) 19


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John Hegley The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet Mister Hegley returns with new tales about a Frenchman with some unusual [but clean] habits, which include burying his dog's kennel and his own luggage. The stories appear alongside other new works including an address to aliens on the subject of transport and some animal 'impersonations' with the aid of a handkerchief. The audience are invited to sing along. But not to dance.

Adam Hills

Wed 21 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Laura Solon Rabbit Faced Soup Story Perrier Award-winner Laura Solon - star of BBC 1’s Harry and Paul, ITV1’s Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder and hit Radio 4 show Talking and Not Talking makes her hotly anticipated return to the stage with this brand new multi-character narrative comedy.

Inflatable Australia's triple Perrier nominee returns with a brand new hour of world class stand-up comedy. Uplifting. Joyous. Inflatable. ‘Hills delivers stand up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed.’ The Guardian

‘Painfully funny.’ ***** Metro ‘Gobsmacking originality.’ Evening Standard Thu 22 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Tue 20 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (concessions £12)

Idiots of Ants This is War The Ants are back with their unique blend of fastpaced sketch comedy. Having amassed millions of hits online, the creators of the most viewed BBC3 comedy clip on YouTube return with an all-new show. Renowned for their off-kilter take on the world around them make sure you ‘grab your chance to see them before they leave the circuit for TV land.’ Time Out.

Al Murray The Pub Landlord’s Beatiful British Tour The Pub Landlord has extended time at the bar! The Guv’nor will once again be hitting the road to raise a glass with you, the beautiful British public, whilst merrily musing over a heady brew of topics; including the global financial crisis, London 2012, and his personal crusade to fix Broken Britain. Don't miss this chance to see the Guv's biggest ever live show.


Wed 21 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £25

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

Jason Cook Fear Fear. It's all around us, it can dictate our lives, but it can also open up a door to a realm of hilarious admissions that most of us keep inside. The stories in Fear take place all over the globe, making for an epic tale of one man’s journey through his own psychological minefield. ‘An expertly guided tour of emotional territories that many comedians would struggle even to give directions to.’ Metro Thu 22 Oct, 9.15pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)


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Tommy Tiernan Eh Standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall in his socks and weighing in at 168 lbs, this Gemini contrarian is back with his irreverent mix of the wholesome and the totally inappropriate. One of the few comics to take his audience on a genuine emotional journey elevating the soul through rich, honest laughs, Tiernan has an instinctive way of crafting words to bring his anecdotes to vivid life and make the jokes truly resonate. ‘One of the best stand-ups of his generation.’ The Daily Telegraph Fri 23 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (concessions £12)

David O’Doherty David O’Doh Party David O'Doherty, the 1990 East Leinster under-14 triple jump bronze medallist, returns to Brighton Comedy Festival with his new show. There will be standing up, there will be sitting down, there will be a song from this 2008 if.comedy award-winner where he tries to seduce the entire audience.

Pete Firman

Fri 23 Oct, 9.15pm & Sat 24 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

The Pete Firman Magic Show ‘The best magic man around’ (Time Out) returns with a show which fuses his own inimitable style with ballsout razzmatazz, jaw dropping sleight of hand and hilarious comedy. Pete invites you to expect the unexpected as he cheats injury with animal traps, swallows two-inch embroidery needles, eats woodland creatures and generally bends your mind. ‘The best tricks in the universe.’ The Independent

Reginald D Hunter The Only Apple in the garden of Eden and Niggas One of the most engaging, brutally honest and provocative stand-up comics working in the UK, Reginald D Hunter returns to Brighton Comedy Festival with his brand new show after selling out three shows last year. ‘His presence and intelligence make him one of the most brilliantly unpredictable comics in the country.’ The Sunday Times Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (concessions £12)

‘Funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day... A complete star.’ Time Out Fri 23 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (concessions £11)

Jon Richardson For an evening of guaranteed laughs, join Jon as he gets life's idiosyncrasies off his chest in his grumpy, yet uniquely charming, northern style. ‘A junior version of Victor Meldrew ... only wittier and more northern.’ **** The Scotsman ‘Richardson is an OCD-afflicted, grumpy young man, who can spin a brilliant routine and could well be the best comic of his generation.’ The Herald Sat 24 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £13 (concessions £12)




Incisor Theatre Company

Daniel Kitson

Rob Brydon

Family Voices, Victoria Station, A Kind of Alaska

We Are Gathered Here Everyone you have ever known will die. And so will you. And yet we dance in the looming shadows of mortality, we dance and we talk and we eat and we argue. We read books. We care for people. Because something, somewhere in the middle of it all has to matter. Everybody needs something to hold when it gets dark, so who are we to point at anything and call it facile or redundant or stupid or rubbish? Even when it quite clearly is. A new stand-up show from the Perrier-winning comic about finding something important in an ocean of twaddle.

An evening with Kitson makes your belly and heart ache Sunday Herald

Pinter's People

Multi award-winning writer/performer Rob Brydon returns to the live arena giving Brighton audiences another chance to see the show that sold out so quickly earlier this year. Brydon's credits read like a compendium of modern British comedy: Marion & Geoff, Human Remains, I'm Alan Partridge, Black Books, The Keith Barret Show, A Cock and Bull Story, Little Britain, Director's Commentary and most recently his highly acclaimed performance as Uncle Bryn in Gavin and Stacey. Catch him live and limber for more ‘gut-bustingly funny’ (Scotland on Sunday) comic subversion.

Brighton's own Incisor Theatre Company presents a triple bill tribute to the late great Harold Pinter. Family Voices is a dark and heady brew of unresolved sexuality and gallows humour. A macabre vaudeville double act, Victoria Station visits familiar Pinter terrain: isolation, dependency and rage. Inspired by Awakenings by Oliver Sacks MD, A Kind of Alaska evokes a suitably icy desolation. First produced together by the National Theatre in 1982 (under the title Other Places) – and loosely linked by the theme of ‘distance’ – these compelling 'miniatures’ deliver a typically Pinteresque punch.

Just hysterically, mind alteringly funny. No messing… The Guardian

Tue 10 & Wed 11 Nov, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £10

In association with Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Recommended for age 12+

Mon 30 Nov, 7.30pm Concert Hall £18.50

Fri 2 & Sat 3 Oct, 7.30pm Sun 4 Oct, 3pm Mon 5 Oct, *2pm & 7.30pm *schools performance with post-show talk Pavilion Theatre Adults £8, children £6, schools £5 22

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Niki McCretton

Niki McCretton

Unpacked Theatre Company



Jumping Mouse

Do you like horses? Ever been inside a real stable? Step through the barn doors and see what adventures you can create...

What happens if you are a horse and your owner is more interested in her friends than taking you for a ride? When a lonely pony spots next door's TV from her paddock, she dreams of running away and joining the glamorous wild horses she spies on screen. In the swish of a tail, her quest for a herd, humour and a life without shoes begins…

Set on a shiny red London bus, Jumping Mouse is a full throttle adventure for children.

The Horseplay stable is a magical interactive space packed with horse-themed treasures to support children's imaginative play. The children enter the stable where Helen Day (Hoof!) kicks off the creative fun with her special ‘pony-tale’. The children can move about, play, build dens, groom the horse puppet or simply investigate their surroundings. With the aid of light, sound, props, and saddle-bags of creative exploration, their ‘free play’ becomes the performance.

Having boldly taken Laika the dog into space (Muttnik), one-woman theatre innovator Niki McCretton canters into view with tap-dancing hooves, an inch high cowboy guy, some movie screen magic and on-thehoof adventures into the wild, wild West!

While the horseplay unfolds, delighted parents/carers can watch the action from a safe distance before joining the children to share their discoveries.

Martin is having a bad day – it's tough being nine and a half. Join him and a host of unexpected passengers for a double-decker journey of fun and discovery. On route, you'll meet a bullfrog blues band, a clapped-out bison, a forgetful wolf... and a most unusual little mouse, who’s about to have a very big adventure! With live music, songs, puppetry and physical theatre, this magical story (adapted from a well-loved Native American folktale) is guaranteed to get you absolutely revved up… So tickets please, climb on board – the driver’s saved a seat just for you!

Dazzling... extraordinarily imaginative Scotsman

For age 3+ (and their families). Duration 50 mins Produced by Lighthouse, Poole

For age 3+ (and childish adults). Duration 50 mins Produced by Lighthouse, Poole

Recommended for age 5+. Duration 60 mins

Thu 29 & Fri 30 Oct, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm Pavilion Theatre £7.50 (one adult & one child) £5 extra places (adult or child)

Sat 31 Oct, 11am & 2pm Pavilion Theatre Adults £7, children £5, family ticket £22 (two adults and two children)

Sun 8 Nov, 11am & 2pm Dome Saver! Pavilion Theatre Adults £7, children £5, family ticket £22 (two adults and two children)

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young performance Fevered Sleep

The Forest

A thrilling new performance for five to seven year olds, combining dance, images, sound and light. There is a place at the very heart of the forest. A place where things are not quite what they seem. People become animals, birds become music, wood becomes water, leaves become light. Everything moves (can you hear it?), everything changes (can you see it?). It’s all around you. It’s full of adventure. It’s bursting with life. It’s the forest. The company that created Brilliant and And the Rain Falls Down invites you to a surprising new performance, that will take you somewhere unlike anywhere you’ve ever been…

A luminous production, wordless and freeform that holds the children fascinated in its grasp Time Out on Brilliant

Fevered Sleep offers a lesson in how companies creating work for the very young are producing some truly sensational theatre The Guardian

For ages 5 - 7 Commissioned by Lyric, Hammersmith A Fevered Sleep and Fuel production Wed 25 & Thu 26 Nov, *10.30am & *1.30pm Fri 27 Nov, *1.30pm & 4.30pm Sat 28 Nov, 11am & 2pm Dome Saver! *school performance Corn Exchange Adults £10, children £8, schools £7.50 24

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Tall Stories and Network of Stuff

Them with Frozen Tails Two unlikely tales – and one impossible one... Following their delightfully daft Brighton Festival debut (07), more divine silliness abounds as Them with Tails spin their latest unlikely yarns. And this time it's cold! Take two preposterously funny chaps. Some arctic animals. A touch of frost. Add two improbable tails and three seasonal stories from around the world – one created live from audience suggestions in an impossible act of on-the-spot invention. The result? A hilarious, utterly festive alternative to pantomime for all the family A masterclass in storytelling from the people who brought you The Gruffalo and The Pickled King.

If only some adult theatre was as witty and inventive as this **** The Times

If Them With Tails were any more fun it would probably be outlawed ***** Three Weeks

For age 5+.Duration 50 mins Co-commissioned by Brighton Dome and The Roundhouse

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Tue 8 - Thu 10 Dec, 10am & 1.30pm Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec, 11am, 2pm & 5pm Pavilion Theatre Adults £8, children £6, family ticket £25 (two adults and two children), schools £5 25


The Bootleg Beatles Christmas Concert

Picture: Matthew Andrews

Picture: Matthew Andrews

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Christmas Ball

Winter Ceilidh

With the Berkeley Square Society Band

30th Anniversary tour Re-live the sights and sounds of sixties as the world’s premier Beatle band returns to Brighton with their spectacular two hour multi-media stage production featuring all the classic Beatle hits. Using film footage of the period and 'with a little help from' their regular brass and string ensemble the show traces the history of the Fab Four from Liverpool's Cavern Club through Sgt Pepper to The Apple Rooftop in what has now become one of the ‘not to miss’ annual traditions of the seasons calendar. It's not the Beatles but you simply won't believe it.

Recapture the golden age of ballroom dance at the glittering Brighton Dome Christmas Ball.

The best-loved winter knees-up on the block is back with more foot-stomping festive fun. Anyone who's ever been to this annual step-fest will know the score: grab a partner and get ready to swing them off their feet! With Ceilidh maestros The Sussex Pistols at the helm (plus resident caller), you'll soon be Stripping the Willow and dancing the Gypsy Hill Jig with the best of them.

Once again, the glorious ten-piece Berkeley Square Society Band invites you to slip on your glad rags, dust off your foxtrot and give your feet a festive treat in the sumptuous setting of the Regency Corn Exchange. From the waltz to the quickstep; charleston to the chacha-cha, it's music, moonlight, love and romance all the way at this seasonal celebration of ballroom bliss. Remember, dress to impress!

Under-8s chill-out room, kids’ cocktails and fully stocked bar for grown-up revellers – all the ingredients for a midwinter family fiesta.

For those with bags of ballroom energy, the party continues until midnight with more classic dance tunes from DJ Rui Pereira.

Mind boggling accuracy The Mail on Sunday

Flawless Mojo

Sat 5 Dec, 8pm Concert Hall £22.50

Dome Saver!

Sat 19 Dec, 8pm Corn Exchange £12.50, couples £22.50 * Workshop for ticket holders only


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Sun 20 Dec, 7pm Corn Exchange Adults £8, children £5, family ticket £22 (two adults and two children)

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Christmas Concert

New Year’s Eve Viennese Concert

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Brighton Festival Chorus Brighton Festival Youth Choir

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

James Morgan Juliette Pochin

Stephen Bell Guest Soloists

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The end of year celebrations just wouldn’t be the same without the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s traditional Viennese Concert hosted for the fourth time in the Brighton Dome Concert Hall by audience favourite Stephen Bell.

conductor mezzo-soprano

Join Brighton Festival Chorus, Brighton Festival Youth Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for what is now an annual tradition – a joyous celebration of the very best of Christmas music in the resplendent Dome Concert Hall. Once again conductor James Morgan ushers in the Yuletide season with an unforgettable afternoon of festive classics. Join in with some of the best loved carols alongside Brighton Festival Chorus and sit back to enjoy favourite Christmas songs from mezzo-soprano Juliette Pochin and the voices of Brighton Festival Chorus.

In addition to familiar classics such as the Blue Danube, Tritsch Tratsch Polka and Radetzky March the afternoon will include more colourful orchestral evocations of the Dance, virtuosic showpieces and glittering operetta to get your celebrations off to a rousing start. .

Get your festive season off to a rousing start and remember to book early to get your favourite seats for this atmospheric concert for all the family.

Sun 13 Dec, 4pm Concert Hall £10, £12.50, £15, £20, £25

Dome Saver!

Thu 31 Dec, 2.45pm Concert Hall £8, £12, £18, £23, £28 Premium seats £32



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Chicago The Musical Coming to Brighton for the very first time this December is the international award-winning musical, Chicago. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn (Gary Wilmot). Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is ‘the sharpest, slickest show on the block’ The Times A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smoothtalking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it.

Wed 16 & Thu 17 Dec, 7.30pm, Dome Saver! £20, £25, £29.50 Fri 18 Dec, 5.30pm, £17.50, £22.50, £27.50 Fri 18 Dec, 8.30pm, Sat 19 Dec, 5pm & 8.30pm & Sun 20 Dec 3pm, £22.50, £27.50, £31.50 Concert Hall 28

Still the sexiest, most sensational musical Sunday Express


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Brendan Live and Unjudged Brendan Cole from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Brendan Cole –the bad boy of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing – presents his dynamic new dance show. Cole shot to fame in the UK as the fleet-footed favourite of BBC TV phenomenon Strictly Come Dancing. He partnered Natasha Kaplinsky to victory at the programme's inception and has performed in every subsequent series. Now, in an all-singing, all-dancing live show Brendan and special guests showcase a host of classic dance moves from the sensual rumba to the elegant foxtrot; from the red hot salsa to the explosive pasa doble. With a scorching ensemble of dancers, singers and hip young musicians at his side – plus a live soundtrack from Sinatra to Carmina Burana – Brendan Cole gives the ultimate modern take on ‘strictly ballroom’.

More spangles and showmanship than you can shake a stick at! The Financial Times

Tue 22 & Wed 23 Dec, 7.30pm Dome Saver! Sun 27 & Mon 28 Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Concert Hall 7.30pm, £15, £22, £25.50, £29.50, Premium seats £34.50 2.30pm, £12.50, £20, £24, £27.50, Premium seats £32.50 29


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Get involved... JazzCotech Dance Workshop with Perry Louis

Weekly Pavilion Theatre Workshops

Get on the good foot with Perry Louis in this high energy jazz dance workshop. Perry is the UK's leading exponent of street-fusion jazz dance and has worked with everyone from JTQ and MC Solar to Lost Poets. His JazzCotech dancers co-host the ever popular ‘messin’ around’ sessions at London's Jazz Cafe. With group sequences, step work and floor elements – including knee spins, drops and rhythm work – this jazz dance workout is guaranteed to get you into the groove!

Mondays 26 Oct, 2, 9, 16, 23 Nov. Static Trapeze Course for Adults With Emma Taylor Learn the art of trapeze in a safe and supportive space with Emma Taylor. Trapeze 1, 10am – 11am Trapeze 2, 11am – 12pm

(No class Mon 26 Oct) 5pm – 6.30pm Age 14+ £25 for 4 sessions

Both classes are for beginners £30 for 5 sessions For adults 16+

Choreographic Dance Workshops with bgroup (Ben Wright) Experience first-hand the creative process of conceiving a new dance work with members of leading UK ensemble bgroup (see P2). Using imagery to exemplify ideas, and working in partnership with other dancers, the company will lead you through the various stages that informed their latest touring work about around. Suitable for degree level students and professional dancers (No class Mon 26 Oct) 7pm – 8.30pm £25 for 4 sessions Sing-Along-a-Sandwich With Lorraine Bowen Haven’t sung since school days? Fancy revisiting popular songs, rounds and a spot of harmonising? Cabaret performer Lorraine Bowen puts the fun back into lunchtimes with tunes to speed you back to work with a smile. Extend your singing range, boost your confidence and give your lungs a workout in a fun and relaxed environment! Beginners welcome; please note lunch is not provided. 12.30pm – 1.30pm £25 for 5 sessions For adults 16+ 30

Physical Theatre for Beginners Artichoke Artgroup taught by Florence Leon Looking for a fresh new approach to physical theatre? Want to develop your skills, confidence and imagination? Keen to increase your own body awareness and creative energy? With a strong emphasis on natural movement and expression, this dynamic physical theatre course brings an exciting new perspective to the performing arts. Through creative and highly entertaining improvisation games, you'll develop new theatre techniques, discover diverse characters and narrative forms. Any level, any age … all you need is curiosity! Course requirements Black trousers and black top. 2 – 4pm Age 18+ £30 for 5 sessions


Please book all workshops through the Ticket Office unless otherwise indicated

Robert Mitchell 3io Robert Mitchell’s award-winning jazz trio presents an exclusive workshop for students attending the band's live show (see P6). Exploring composition and improvisation, the band will also share its unique approach to arranging songs by artists from Massive Attack to Wayne Shorter. Participants (GCSE and above) are invited to work on Massive Attack’s Teardrop in preparation for the workshop. Thu 12 Nov, 2-4pm, Pavilion Theatre

Theatrical Make-up in a Day With Sylvi Du Sauzay Get a head start on Halloween with suitably gruesome results! Learn how to create wounds and scars, ghosts and ghouls, or simply make someone very old, and very scary! A frighteningly good one-day practical workshop for budding masters and mistresses of disguise. Run by Brighton's leading make-up artist, Sylvi Du Sauzay. Mon 26 Oct 10am – 4pm Dome Dressing Room (entrance via Dome Stage Door) £20 Age 15+ ILOVEMYWORLD Cultural diversity arts and performance workshops for children. A special showcase for age 5-11

Show Workshops

ILOVEMYWORLD is a new concept in children’s play designed to inspire a child’s creativity and imagination.

Bonachela Dance Company The world-renowned Bonachela Dance Company offers half and full-day in-school workshops. Work closely with one of Bonachela’s professional dancers to explore movement and dance ideas from the company’s repertoire. The emphasis will be on Bonachela’s creative processes, encouraging participants to experience a sense of creative adventure and devise their own movement vocabulary. Suitable for students studying dance at GCSE and Advanced level Contact for details

Random Dance Wayne McGregor | Random Dance (see P3) has a strong tradition of undertaking high quality creative learning that exists alongside the company's touring output. Events range from one-off workshops in schools and higher education institutions to longer residencies and projects involving the delivery of dance and choreography. Contact for details

Brazilian Carnival Workshop Inspired by the Bahia Carnival in North East Brazil, create fancy carnival hats, masks and props; and learn and perform a Brazilian carnival song and dance. 10.30am – 11.40am

One-off Workshops Ballroom Dance Workshop

West African Drumming, Percussion and Dance Learn call and response, drum rhythms and basic West African dance steps in this energetic workshop. 2pm – 3pm Sat 5 Dec Pavilion Theatre £5

Prepare for the big night out at the Brighton Dome Christmas ball (see P26). Learn all the right moves from the fast rhythm cha-cha-cha to slow waltzes with professional dance teacher Carola Degener-Pereira, and get ready for a thrilling night of classic ballroom dancing. Thu 17 Dec 8pm – 10pm With Carola Degener-Pereira £5 per person (for Christmas Ball ticket holders only)


brighton lives

Fancy That by Maxine Sutton

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The Circus Project

Circus Soup

The Wandering Minstrels

ZUM Gypsy Tango Pasión

Circus Soup is a delicious blend of locally sourced, incredibly fresh circus talent brought to you by Brighton-based circus company The Circus Project. Flavoured with acts both contemporary and classic, and seasoned with new possibilities in circus performance, this spectacular show is brimful of jawdropping skills, from silks and rope acts to top-notch acrobatics.

Sun 25 Oct, 3pm & 8pm Pavilion Theatre Adult £8, children £5


ZUM's world fusion originated as a combination of Argentinean tango and eastern European gypsy fiddling. Salsa, bluegrass, klezmer, calypso and bebop complement masterpieces by Astor Piazzolla, music from the golden era of tango, addictive traditional gypsy melodies and ‘intoxicating ...virtuoso fiddle playing’ (The Times). Featuring Adam Summerhayes (violin), Chris Grist (cello), Eddie Hession (accordion), David Gordon (piano) and Jani Pensola (bass), this blistering quintet creates an acoustic meltdown – a cultural alchemy, where the world's music collides.

Fri 6 Nov, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre Tickets £13.50

MADE09 Brighton's Design and Craft Fair

Orpheus in the Underworld

Buy something unique and hand-crafted from one of the best contemporary design shows in the country. MADE09 – Brighton's annual design and craft fair – returns to the Corn Exchange featuring the best national designers and makers. From glittering jewellery and beautiful ceramics to designer clothing and oneoff furniture pieces, MADE09 showcases innovative, original and contemporary products across all media.

Orpheus and Eurydice have been married for years – and they just can’t stand each other! They’ve both been ‘playing the field’ and Eurydice is now having an affair with a shepherd, cunningly disguised as that sly old devil Pluto, God of the Underworld. And, boy, does he have plans for her! Brightonbased musical theatre company The Wandering Minstrels revive Offenbach’s 19th-century musical satire.

by Jacques Offenbach

See for full list of artists.

Fri 20 Nov, 11am – 7.30pm Sat 21 Nov, 10am – 6pm Sun 22 Nov, 10am – 5pm Corn Exchange Tickets adv £4.50 adv, door £5 (children under 14 free; includes catalogue)

Thu 19 & Fri 20 Nov, 7.45pm Sat 21 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.45pm Pavilion Theatre Thu 7.45pm & Sat 2.30pm £12.50 (concessions £11.50) Fri & Sat 7.45pm £14.50 (concessions £13)

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Way To Blue The Songs of Nick Drake One of the most influential singersongwriters of our age, Nick Drake found little mainstream success during his lifetime; however, since his untimely death at the age of 26, his fragile, autumnal music has touched the hearts of millions. This very special evening, curated by Nick's producer Joe Boyd, features Danny Thompson – the legendary bassist who played on many of Drake’s recordings – anchoring a stellar house band along with a sublime line-up of special guest artists to be announced. Drake’s original arranger Robert Kirby also conducts a sevenpiece string section performing his own classic orchestrations. Together they celebrate Nick’s music through their own interpretations of his timeless songs.

Thu 21 Jan, 8pm Concert Hall £22.50, £27.50

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London Philharmonic Orchestra Sibelius Brahms Sibelius

Tapiola Violin Concerto Symphony 5

Osmo Vänskä Sergey Malov

conductor violin

Gazing from the window of his beloved home in the Finnish countryside, Jean Sibelius glimpsed a group of swans taking flight. The First World War was tearing Europe to pieces, and Sibelius was visited still by illness and depression. Into the bleak landscape of his forlorn existence the swans thrust a sudden light and optimism: Sibelius wrote glowingly of the swans before capturing them musically in the last movement of his Fifth Symphony with a beautiful, hopeful motif that soars inspiringly upwards from within the orchestra, free from its creator’s earthly concerns.

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba


World-class Cuban ensemble Danza Contemporanea de Cuba celebrates 50 years of dance excellence with its first ever major UK tour. Rarely seen outside its native country, this company of 21 dancers brings the heat and passion of Cuba to the stage with an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical dance fused with Afro-Caribbean and Spanish styles. With some of the world's finest dancers and international guest choreographers in the mix – including dance superstar Rafael Bonachela – from the heat of Cuba comes the heart of dance!

In Japanese, the word Kodo means ‘heart beat’, the primal source of all rhythm. For over 25 years, Kodo, Japan's electrifying Taiko drum ensemble have been the pulsing heartbeat of a vibrant, living art form. Combining roof-raising primal power with extraordinary finesse, Kodo turn performance art into a physical theatrical experience like no other. Since their debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, they have given nearly 3000 performances on all five continents, producing startling new forms of this traditional Japanese folk art. Simply unmissable!

Some of the best dancers I have ever danced with Carlos Acosta

Taiko Drummers

Dynamic electrifying vision... An essential experience Time Out

Part of a Dance Consortium Tour

Sat 6 Feb, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23, £27.50 Premium seats £32.50

Tue 2 & Wed 3 Mar, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £22.50

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Thu 4 Mar, 7.30pm Concert Hall £18.50, £22.50, £25.50

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Built for George IV, the Dome offers three unique venues: the Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Pavilion Theatre, all part of the glorious Pavilion Estate located in the heart of Brighton. These three versatile venues benefit from fully licensed bars, our expert in-house production services team and catering facilities to suit every type of function. We combine state-of-the-art facilities and expertise with Grade 1 heritage, to make every event a success.




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Brighton Dome is committed to making your visit easy and enjoyable. Where possible we operate family friendly and accessible venues but may ask customers who cause unreasonable disturbance during events to leave the auditoria. Concessionary priced tickets, where available, are offered to registered disabled people, and where possible a range of prices is available for disabled customers. Each disabled customer can apply for one complimentary ticket per booking in order to bring an access assistant or companion with them free of charge. For detailed access information contact the Visitor Services Department on 01273 261516 / 261525.

Concessions, where available, are offered to students, over 60s, JSA/IS, registered disabled/DLA or IB. Please show ID when claiming concessions. A list of the types of ID that are accepted can be found at We accept Mastercard, Amex, Visa, Maestro, Solo and Delta cards. Please make cheques payable to Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd. Tickets may be reserved and paid for within four working days. Book full price tickets online 24 hrs a day at and select your own seats online for reserved seated events.

Wheelchair users The Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Pavilion Theatre are all accessible to customers with mobility issues. Each venue has lifts, accessible toilets (RADAR keys in operation), and specific wheelchair positions.

Transaction fees There is a transaction fee of £2.25 for phone and postal bookings with no additional charges for credit or debit cards. Comedy Festival tickets carry a £1 per ticket booking fee. There is a reduced booking fee of £1.75 for online bookings and no transaction fee for personal bookings. There is a £1.50 per ticket fee for rock & pop events.

General information Bar facilities Each venue has its own bar where you can enjoy a wide range of drinks before most performances. For many events, you can avoid the interval rush by ordering your drinks before the show. Small print Programme correct at time of going to press. Brighton Dome reserves the right to change the programme in unforeseen circumstances. Once paid for tickets are non-refundable. Brighton Dome is committed to treating all customers and members of staff equally. Concert Hall seating plan Stalls: Concert Hall

Standing events Hearing impaired customers The Pavilion Theatre and Corn Exchange are fitted with induction loops. There is a Sennheiser infra-red hearing enhancement system in the Concert Hall which can be used with or without a hearing aid. Please reserve your unit when you book your tickets. Ticket Office text phone – 01273 261538.

Visually impaired customers Guide dogs are welcome in all Brighton Dome venues. Printed materials are available in large print format from the Marketing Department on 01273 260825.

Unreserved tickets for standing rock & pop events will be posted in advance via recorded delivery for £2.40 plus transaction fee. Tickets can also be collected on the night of the event 30 mins prior to the performance. Door times Doors open 30 minutes before standing events and 45 minutes before seated events. Please note that latecomers may not be admitted to the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance and that some performances may not contain suitable breaks. Please check door times and latecomer information with the Ticket Office when you book.

Circle: Concert Hall

Under 14s With the exception of events specifically aimed at younger people, under-14s coming to see a show will not be allowed into the venues without a ticket-holding adult. Age limits for children’s shows are determined on an event by event basis.



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Natacha Atlas Bat for Lashes Incisor Theatre Company Radu Lupu Incisor Theatre Company Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Incisor Theatre Company Joan Baez Incisor Theatre Company Bonachela Dance Company Zero 7 Bonachela Dance Company Gala with Alan Carr Hans Teeuwen Best of the Fest Spaghetti Western Orchestra The Penny Dreadfuls Al Pitcher Spaghetti Western Orchestra Julian Clary Russell Kane Pippa Evans Simon Amstell Sarah Millican Simon Amstell Rhod Gilbert New Art Club Arthur Smith Stewart Francis Rich Hall Sean Hughes Milton Jones Best of the Fest Zoe Lyons Richard Herring Spymonkey John Bishop Jimmy Carr Ennio Marchetto Zoe Lyons Jason Byrne Spymonkey Ginger and Black Jimmy Carr Jack Whitehall Stephen Grant Lucy Porter Grumpy Old Women 2 Stewart Lee

8pm doors 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.45pm 3pm 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 8pm doors 7pm 8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 8pm 9.15pm 7.30pm 5pm & 8pm 8pm 9.15pm 6.30pm 8pm 8.15pm 8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 9.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 9.15pm 9.30pm 6pm 7.30pm 8pm 8.30pm 9.15pm 10pm 2pm & 6pm 6.30pm 8pm 8.15pm 8.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm


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Stewart Lee 7.30pm Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club 7.30pm Adam Hills 9.30pm Al Murray 8pm John Hegley 7.30pm Idiots of Ants 9.15pm Laura Solon 7.30pm Jason Cook 9.15pm Reginal D Hunter 7.30pm Pete Firman 7.30pm Best of the Fest 8pm David O’Doherty 9.15pm Tommy Tiernan 9.30pm Reginal D Hunter 7.30pm David O’Doherty 7.30pm Jon Richardson 9.30pm Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 2.45pm The Circus Project 3pm & 8pm Dizzee Rascal doors 7pm Calvin Harris doors 7.30pm Horseplay 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm Tim Minchin 8pm Horseplay 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm Ralph McTell 8pm Hoof! 11am & 2pm London Philharmonic Orchestra 7.30pm


P19 P4 P20 P20 P20 P20 P20 P20 P21 P21 P14 P21 P21 P21 P21 P21 P12 P32 W P5 P23 P14 P23 P6 P23 P11


P2 P2 P32 P5 P23 P22 P22 P7 W P6 P12 P5 W P32 P32 W P32 P32 P32 P6 P32 P13 W P24 P24 P13

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Vincent Dance Theatre 8pm bgroup 7pm & 8.30pm ZUM 7.30pm Seth Lakeman doors 7.30pm Unpacked Theatre Company 11am & 2pm Daniel Kitson 8pm Daniel Kitson 8pm Staff Benda Bilili 8pm Beverley Knight doors 7pm Robert Mitchell 3io 8pm Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 2.45pm Gary Numan doors 7.30pm Alesha Dixon doors 7pm The Wandering Minstrels 7.45pm MADE09 Brighton’s Design & Craft Fair 11am – 7.30pm Ladysmith Black Mambazo 7.30pm The Wandering Minstrels 7.45pm MADE09 Brighton’s Design & Craft Fair 10am – 6pm The Wandering Minstrels 2.30pm & 7.45pm Alison Moyet 8pm MADE09 Brighton’s Design & Craft Fair 10am – 5pm Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 2.45pm Max Miller Appreciation Society 3pm The Forest 10.30am & 1.30pm The Forest 10.30am & 1.30pm Four Seasons by Candlelight 7.30pm

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The Forest Ryuichi Sakamoto Fevered Sleep Gong Ojos de Brujo Rob Brydon


Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Kate Rusby The Bootleg Beatles Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Them with Frozen Tails Them with Frozen Tails Them with Frozen Tails Them with Frozen Tails London Philharmonic Orchestra Them with Frozen Tails Christmas Concert Chicago The Musical Chicago The Musical Chicago The Musical Christmas Ball Chicago The Musical Winter Ceilidh Chicago The Musical Brendan Cole Brendan Cole Brendan Cole Brendan Cole New Year’s Eve Viennese Concert

1.30am & 4.30pm doors 7pm 11am & 2pm doors 7pm 8pm 7.30pm


P24 P9 P24 P5 P8 P22

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8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 2.45pm 10am & 1.30pm 10am & 1.30pm 10am & 1.30pm 11am, 2pm, 5pm 7.30pm 11am, 2pm, 5pm 4pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 5.30pm & 8.30pm 8pm 5pm & 8.30pm 7pm 3pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.45pm


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Workshops October Mon 26


Theatrical Make-up Trapeze 1 Trapeze 2 Sing-Along-a-Sandwich Physical Theatre for Beginners

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Trapeze 1 Trapeze 2 Sing-Along-a-Sandwich Physical Theatre for Beginners JazzCotech Dance Workshops with bgroup Trapeze 1 Trapeze 2 Sing-Along-a-Sandwich Physical Theatre for Beginners JazzCotech

10am 10am – 11am 11am – 12pm 12.30pm 2pm


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10am – 11am 11am – 12pm 12.30pm 2pm 5pm 7pm 10am – 11am 11am – 12pm 12.30pm 2pm 5pm


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P30 P31 P30 P30 P30 P30 P30 P30 P31 P30 P30 P30 P30 P30 P30

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December  ILOVEMYWORLD: Brazilian Carnival  ILOVEMYWORLD: Percussion and Dance

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Coming Soon 2010 Thu 21 Jan Sat 6 Feb Tue 2 Mar Wed 3 Mar Thu 4 Mar

Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake London Philharmonic Orchestra Danza Contemporanea de Cuba Danza Contemporanea de Cuba Kodo-Taiko Drummers

Key  Music

 Children’s Theatre/Performance

CH Concert Hall


 Brighton Lives

PT Pavilion Theatre


 Coming Soon

CE Corn Exchange



W These events can be found online:


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Dance Workshops with bgroup Robert Mitchell 3io schools workshop Trapeze 1 Trapeze 2 Sing-Along-a-Sandwich Physical Theatre for Beginners JazzCotech Dance Workshops with bgroup Ballroom Dance Workshop Trapeze 1 Trapeze 2 Sing-Along-a-Sandwich Physical Theatre for Beginners JazzCotech Dance Workshops with bgroup


Get more! Dome Saver! Dome Saver Discount Scheme

With so much to choose from we want to help you see as many events as possible. Look out for the Dome Saver symbol throughout the brochure. Save 10% on the total cost of your tickets when you buy 3 Dome Saver events, 15% on 4 events and 20% on 5 or more events. Valid for up to 4 tickets per event. Please note that concessionary offers may not be combined and are not currently available online.

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Each Brighton Dome season has its own range of workshops and talks designed to suit all ages and interests. Look out for this symbol throughout the brochure.

Group Discount Bring friends – save money! 10% discount for groups of 10-19 people. 20% discount for 20 or more. Offer excludes some performances. Please call the Ticket Office for details. Please note that concessionary offers may not be combined.

Car Park Offers The nearest car park to Brighton Dome is the Church Street Theatre Car Park. Ticketholders can save 25% on charges from 6pm to midnight*. Simply validate your car park ticket at the venue. The Lanes car park on Black Lion St, accessed from Grand Junction Road on the seafront, is a five minute walk to the venue and charges just £3 to park from 6pm to midnight. *Full price car park charges at time of going to press are £3.20 per hour

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Brighton Dome October - December brochure  

Brighton Dome's latest season brochure is a bumper 40 page issue; your essential guide to what's on at the best venue on town.

Brighton Dome October - December brochure  

Brighton Dome's latest season brochure is a bumper 40 page issue; your essential guide to what's on at the best venue on town.