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march & april


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11a upper market st, hove | 01273 201 801

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Welcome to TOM - The Old Market...

this Spring 2013. Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe are just around the corner, and we’ve a packed schedule coming up this May, with a full programme imminent... ...but you needn’t wait until festival time to enjoy great theatre, music and live events here in Hove, because we’ve got loads on this March and April too. To keep up to date with us, sign up for our fortnightly e-newsletter online, and follow us on twitter and facebook at TOMvenue. We look forward to seeing you soon.

1927 and TOM present:

the animals and children took to the streets


The TOM Team | | @TOMvenue

// as seen at the National Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre

Trust no one. Suspect even your own shadow. Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed, wherein lies the infamous Bayou Mansions; a sprawling, stinking tenement block, in which curtain-twitchers and peeping toms live side-by-side, and the wolf is always at the door. Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invite you on a theatrical journey of startling originality. “Anyone interested in the theatre should see this company now” The Observer. “a perfect show.” The Financial Times

Evenings: 05-09 March 2013 // 20:00 Matinee: Saturday 09 March 2013 // 15:00 Tickets (Tue, Wed, Sat Mat): £12.00 [£10.00] Tickets (Thu, Fri, Sat Eve): £15.00 [£12.00]

TOM presents:

spymonkey’s cooped

// a rare chance to catch spymonkey’s deliciously demented gothic thriller


- april 2013

Directed by Cal McCrystal, this is the show that made Spymonkey an international comedy sensation, delighting audiences from Sydney Opera House to Just For Laughs Montreal. “A carefully crafted brand of lunacy... Made me laugh so much my throat hurt” The Times. 14+

South East Dance and The Basement present:


// UK premiere


TUE 12 & WED 13 march | 20:00 | £18.00 [£14.00]

Two generations, Father and Son, confront each other on stage, telling the story of their relationship Choreography: Giulio D’Anna through their two, very different bodies: A 62 year-old therapist with no dance experience and a 31 year-old choreographer. An intimate shared choreography responds to the limits set by the disease and the differences of age and youth. // Plus FREE Pre-Show Debate: “Who Says I’m Sick”, 18:30.

terry garoghan: the devil keeps tugging

// the unofficial

mayor of brighton:


FRIDAY 15 march | 20:30 | £10.00 [£8.00]

new show

Local legend Terry Garoghan returns. Last year 1,700 fans packed The Dome Concert Hall to say farewell to ‘Brighton the Musical’. This new show is about Terry’s relationship with The Devil rather than The Devil’s Dyke! There will be 13 stories, 13 self penned songs, and one angelic cellist - Miss Angie Wilson.

SATURDAY 23 march | 20:00 | £10.00

henning wehn: henning knows bestest



TOM presents:

extra date added:

sunday 29 sept

German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn is a fountain of knowledge. There’s no shortcut to success, hard work will eventually pay off and there is no shame in paying tax. But what he knows bestest is that his comedy shows are a guaranteed success. Either he’s funny or he confirms a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Wunderbar!

alive & swinging with marilyn monroe // with Elvis Presley,


SUN 03 march & SUN 29 sept | 20:00 | £12.00 [£10.00]

Amy Winehouse & The Burning Love Band

Marilyn is finding Heaven a bore, no drinking smoking or sex, and worst of all, no swinging music. She returns to earth for one more night of fun, bringing Vegas legend Elvis Presley & Amy Winehouse. Join them and the 6 piece Burning Love band for plenty of swing, as they sing and dance away their final night on Earth.

Peter Knapp presents:

all you ever wanted to know about… OPERA!


SATURDAY 30 march | 21:00 | £15.00

Peter Knapp, in his own inimitable way, presents a choice selection of highlights from the operatic and musical theatre repertoire and provides hilarious insights into the extraordinary world he has happily inhabited for nearly four decades. Presented with some of the brightest and best of the latest international singing talent and accompanied by his own London-based orchestra.

THURSDAY 18 april | 19:30 | £15.00


// Jonathan Larson’s rock


University of Chichester Touring (UOTC) presents:

musical celebration of

bohemian New York

The incredible UOTC bring this cult, exuberant rock version of Puccini’s La Bohème to the stage, with its stirring and lifeaffirming score that captures the heart and spirit of a generation. A tale of struggling artists and impoverished young New York bohemians living in the shadow of HIV, and learning to survive, discovering love within each other and finding their voices. nb: Under 12 PG advised.

Academy of Creative Training [ACT] presents:

measure for measure by shakespeare

// “Some Rise by Sin & Some by Virtue Fall.”


SATURDAY 16 march | 19:30 | £12 [£10 // Students: £8]

A tale for our times. Has sexual freedom gone too far? Should the state legislate for people’s private sexual behaviour? Directed by classical actress Sian Webber, this production examines the abuse, manipulation & exploitation of power.

the new 4 poofs and a piano

// bigger, louder, harder, longer!


SAT 06, SUN 07 & MON 08 april | 20:00 | £12.50 [£10]

New line up of the fab four, with original member Big Dave Wickenden at the healm. Camp, irreverent, self-deprecating, high octane, naughty but fun entertainment that reaches across original comedy writing, musical parodies, pop standards, dance and physical comedy with a healthy dose of light-hearted banter with the audience. Featuring the legendary Bobby Crush at the piano.

SATURDAY 13 april | 19:30 | £15.00 [£12.00]

with all proceeds going to The Linkylea Trust:

the big top ball

// the glamour of the 1930s circus world...


what’s on // march - april 2013 [cont.]

Imagine beautiful dancing girls, fire breathers, acrobats, seductive burlesque acts and breathtaking aerialists... Add a jaunty live band, singers and side show games for a fabulous night to remember. Expect secret surprises throughout the night, games to play, delights to eat and never wanting the night to end! Proceeds to The Linkylea Trust.

SATURDAY 20 april | 19:30 | £14.00 earlybird // £18.00

...for updates, line-ups, late-additions & news: laughtermarket comedy nights Monthly comedy night with new and headline stand-up acts.


TOM’s Bar Bar regular events // TOM & TOM’s

iOpen spoken word

Bumper evenings of free verse, hosted by MC Roy Hutchins.


THURSDAYS monthly // £4.00 On The Door // 20:00

spun glass theatre: scratch sessions Ensuring that new performance & creative ideas are given a sure start.


WEDNESDAYS monthly // £FREE // 20:00

shorts & sweets book club Light literary discussion & sweet treats. Discussing short stories.

THURSDAYS monthly // £FREE // 19:30


SUNDAYS monthly // £1.00 On The Door // 15:00

TOM & house present Les Enfants Terribles with:

the trench

// “A total theatre experience of engrossing intensity”


coming up in may 2013...

The Stage: MUST SEE

From the team behind The Terrible Infants comes The Trench, a new play inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed in a tunnel during WW1.

10-12 may | 20:00 [+ 14:00 SAT 11] | £14.00 [£12.00]

COMING THIS MAY >> Brighton Festival >> Brighton Fringe

the drawing circus

Draw Brighton’s themed sociable life drawing sessions. All welcome.


[nb. for specific dates & times, see event listings]

design brighton: inspire Creative networking. Belief in the value of design: connect, inspire.


TUESDAYS monthly // £5.00 // 19:00 - 23:00

miniclick photography talks Guest speakers monthly. Brighton’s free photography discussions.


TUESDAYS monthly // £FREE // 19:00

craftaganza live

Creative meet-ups for those interested in contemporary craft.

MONTHLY [early weekday] // £FREE // 19:30


TUESDAYS monthly // £FREE // 18:30

event listings // march - april 2013 // MARCH 2013

03 SUN // 20:00 // COMEDY // HENNING WEHN: HENNING KNOWS BESTEST // £12.00 [£10.00] SOLD OUT [Extra show 29 September 2013, 20:00] 05 - 09 // 20:00 [+ 15:00 Sat 09] // THEATRE // THE ANIMALS AND CHILDREN TOOK TO THE STREETS // Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invite you on a theatrical journey of startling originality. “Perfect” 5 Stars, FT. // Tue, Wed, Sat Mat £12.00 [£10.00]; // Thu, Fri, Sat Eve £15.00 [£12.00] 07 THU // 20:00 [30min later that normal] // EVENT // SHORTS & SWEETS BOOK CLUB // discussing Aldous Huxley // £FREE 11 MON // 19:00 // EVENT // DESIGN BRIGHTON: INSPIRE // Creative networking; Belief in the value of design // guests: Rose Blake & Brian Grimwood // £FREE non-ticketed 12 TUE - 13 WED // 20:00 // COMEDY // SPYMONKEY’S COOPED // Spymonkey return to TOM with a rare chance to catch this deliciously demented gothic thriller // £18.00 [£14.00] 14 THU // 20:00 // COMEDY // LAUGHTERMARKET // headliner: Rachel Parris // £4.00 on the door only 15 FRI // 18:30 // EVENT // PRE-SHOW DEBATE: WHO SAYS I’M SICK [PARKIN’SON] // £FREE non-ticketed 15 FRI // 20:30 // THEATRE // PARKIN’SON // £10.00 [£8.00] 16 SAT // 19:30 // THEATRE // RENT // University of Chichester Touring [UOTC] // £12.00 [Conc. £10.00 / Student £8.00] 20 WED // 20:00 // EVENT // iOpen SPOKEN WORD // Bumper evenings of free verse // £FREE non-ticketed 23 SAT // 20:00 // THEATRE // TERRY GAROGHAN: THE DEVIL KEEPS TUGGING // The unofficial mayor of brighton with a brand new show // £10.00 24 SUN // 15:00 // THEATRE // SPUN GLASS THEATRE: SCRATCH SESSIONS // £1.00 on the door 26 TUE // 19:00-23:00 [drop in] // EVENT // THE DRAWING CIRCUS PRESENTS: SPRING SCRAWL // £5.00 27 WED // 19:30 // EVENT // CRAFTAGANZA LIVE // £FREE 28 THU // 18:30 // EVENT // MINICLICK // guests: Alma Haser and Natasha Carunana // £FREE non-ticketed 30 SAT // 21:00 // THEATRE // ALIVE & SWINGING WITH MARILYN MONROE // featuring Marilyn, Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse & The Burning Love Band // £15.00

// APRIL 2013

6 - 8 // 20:00 // THEATRE // MEASURE FOR MEASURE // ACT Academy of Creative Training // £12.50 [£10.00] 11 THU // 20:00 // COMEDY // LAUGHTERMARKET // £4.00 on the door 13 SAT // 19:30 // MUSIC // THE NEW 4 POOFS AND A PIANO: BIGGER, HARDER, LOUDER, LONGER! // with Bobby Crush on piano // £15.00 [£12.00] 17 WED // 19:30 // EVENT // CRAFTAGANZA LIVE // £FREE

how to book tickets 18 THU // 19:30 // MUSIC // PETER KNAPP’S ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT OPERA // £15.00 18 THU // 19:30 // EVENT // SHORTS & SWEETS BOOK CLUB // Short stories TBC, sign up for updates by email // £FREE 20 SAT // 19:30 - Late // MUSIC // THE BIG TOP BALL // proceeds to The Linkylea Trust // £18.00 [Limited £14.00 earlybird available] 24 WED // 20:00 // EVENT // iOpen SPOKEN WORD // Bumper evenings of free verse // £FREE non-ticketed 28 SUN // 15:00 // THEATRE // SPUN GLASS THEATRE: SCRATCH SESSIONS // £1.00 on the door 30 TUE // 19:00-23:00 [drop in] // EVENT // THE DRAWING CIRCUS // £5.00

** Check for updates & additions. **

TOM’s Bar // OPEN: before, during and after shows and events Alongside all shows and events, TOM’s Bar at The Old Market serves hot and cold drinks, as well as nuts, snacks and interval treats. Arrive early to avoid pre-show queues.

how to book tickets // ONLINE: TOM’s ticketing system is electronic, meaning you will be emailed ticket confirmations immediately. These can be presented either as a print-out or in a digital format. To avoid queueing on the night, pick up your tickets any time in advance (see below) or arrive in good time. // IN PERSON: 11a Upper Market Street TOM’s Box Office is open every working weekday from 1pm - 5pm. If you can’t make those times, we’re also available in our upstairs office from 10am - 6pm weekdays; just buzz the office bell. // ON THE PHONE: 01273 201 801 For questions, queries, carer comps or just to say hello, we’re on the other end of the phone from 10am - 6pm weekdays. We can also book tickets on the phone. NOTE: [£CONCESSION RATES] apply for Full Time Students, Over 65s, Long-Term Unemployed and Under 16s. Please bring proof of status. // SHOW TIMES, DOOR TIMES AND SEATING If not otherwise specified, shows and events at TOM are ‘unreserved’ [ie. sit where you like] or standing gig format. Our doors open at least 45min before the show start time, so please arrive early to find your seats. // BOOKING FEES Booking fees only apply to payments made by card, and amount to £1 per ticket. No booking fee applies to cash payments, so for the cheapest tickets, visit us in person; see our opening times detailed above.

// how to find us

our address: 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1AS directions: From Brighton centre, follow Western Road towards Hove. We’re on Upper Market St on the left. Buses stop at Co-Op Western Rd. We are within easy access of most bus routes and equidistant from Brighton and Hove train stations. car parking: Spaces directly nearby are limited, so we recommend parking on the seafront pay-and-display or slightly further East at Regency Square Car Park.


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TOM The Old Market // March & April 2013 // Event Brochure  

TOM's latest event brochure features The Animals & Children Took To The Streets, Spymonkey, Terry Garoghan, SICK! festival, Parkin'son, 4 Po...