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The Foundry Group
7-8 May 20:30 23-25 May, 1-3 Jun 20:00 24 May 13:30
Two masterly and unfairly neglected short plays by W. S. Gilbert, England's leading 19th Century dramatist. 'Sweethearts’, a cynical comic masterpiece with timeless observations on the sexes, and ‘The Hooligan’, a brutal, yet blackly comic study of a condemned man’s final minutes that was a sensation at its debut in 1911.
LLoyd Ryan-Thomas (Nominee - Best Actor, Brighton Festival Awards 2014),
Emma Wingrove (Bite-Size Breakfast),
Nick Bartlett (Gangs of New York),
David Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show).
Directed by Brian Mitchell (Argus Angel winner 2014).
Susan Earl Ltd
28-31 May, 1-3 Jun 14:35 £8.50(£6.50) [1hr]
Do you ever wonder why life is so perfect or why it's so easy to get on with other people? No?
In this brand new show, actress and comedian Susan Earl (Red Dwarf, So Awkward, Perrin) helps us to see the funny side of our rocky relationships.
Taking us on a pyschological journey into the drama triangle, she introduces some hilarious new characters, while sharing her own insights about motherhood, love and divorce.
If you've tried mindfulness and still think that "hell is other people" then this is the show for you!
"Wickedly funny" (The Scotsman).
Can Ducks Fly
10-14 May 21:00 £5(£4) [55m]
... Yes is a comedy show about LOVE (not the sappy kind) It's a bit mad, but a GOOD mad- think a mixture of Monty Python and Blind Date... for adults. ... Yes answers questions that you never knew you needed answered such as; Can you play Guess Who Live onstage? Do penguins have knees? Are you better off marrying a shell shocked WW2 veteran or tempt your fate with the flock of seagulls, snapchat fanatic you just met online? ... Yes? Go on, I'm Irish you know it will be funny. Well I won prizes and stuff so it's bound to be at least ok.
Samantha Baines c/o Hannah Layton Management
6-7, 20-21 May 16:15
£10(£8.50) Student £7.50 [50m]
Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines ('The Crown', BBC Radio, 'Call the Midwife') brings her smash-hit, five-star show to Brighton, after a twenty-eight show sell-out run in Edinburgh. Sam needs space... The final frontier one. It’s science meets funny. There will be puns, there will be facts, there’ll even be Cox (Brian). “One of the best comedians on the circuit” ***** (Comedy Coroner), “A fantastic show” (Ed Festivals Mag), “Genius” **** (The Mumble), “Multi-faceted talent” **** (Arts Award Voice), “Fabulous” (BBC Science Focus), “One hour of brilliant comedy” **** (Funny Women).
2-4 Jun 17:30
£8(£6.50) Student £5 [50m]
Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines ('The Crown', 'Sunny D', BBC Radio) is exploring the lost women of science. Expect puns, facts and an ear trumpet attached to a whiskey bottle. “One of the ones to watch” (The Evening Standard), “Mind-blowing” (Huffington Post), “One of the best comedians on the circuit” (Comedy Coroner), “Genius” (The Mumble), “Baines is a brilliant performer” (Broadway Baby), “Fabulous” (BBC Science Focus), “Mile-a-minute jokes” (Ed Festivals Mag), “Multi-faceted talent to watch out for” (Arts Award Voice).
Happenings Theatre Company
4,22-24 May 18:30
£9.50(£8) Student £7 [1hr]
We’re born, we go to nursery, school, college, sometimes university. We're taught to work, not how to be happy. I work hard and drink away the weekends wondering - what’s the missing ingredient to happiness? A better job? A boyfriend? A holiday? Failing that I decided to search the internet: How to be happy? Easy! Follow these 10 steps to a happier life starting today. First step, figure out what is wrong ... Oh, errm ... An innovative, honest, touching, comedic solo show about life, love and happiness. Come and join me in my world.
St Nicholas' Church Lunchtime Recitals
10, 17, 24, 31 May 12:30 £3 [45m]
45-minute concerts in Brighton's beautiful Mother Church. May 10: Clarinet solo project - Luca Luciano. May 17: Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams music for viola and piano - Katharina von Colson and Michael Freyhan. May 24: American Classics - Soprano Valeria Guidotti and Kemp Duo perform music by Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein (part of the 'LISTEN AMERICA!' series). May 31: 20th-Century Guitar Music: Toru Takemitsu and Gilbert Biberian - Patrick Avery.
City center location: Only 2 minutes walking distance from Churchill Square. Walk up the hill from Costa Coffee opposite Metro Bank.
St Laurence Church, Falmer
20 May 17:30 Donations, non-ticketed [1hr 15m]
Music of the 19th century: the Laplace String Trio: Andrew Biggs - Violin, Beatrice Sales - Viola, NickCooper - Cello, with Sue Mileham - Soprano, Jane Money - Mezzo-Soprano, Tim Wilcox - Tenor and Andrew Robinson - Baritone and Hugh O'Neal - Piano come together to celebrate the bi-centenary of St. Laurence Church at Falmer with music from around 1817, including Beethoven's settings of folk song from the British Isles, Beethoven String Trio Op.9 and other works tbc.
New Attitude Theatre Company
5-6 May 19:00 22-24 May 23:00
Benjamin and William are waiting, but as time progresses, so do their differences of opinion, from 'Doctor Who' to Brighton seagulls. But who are they waiting for, and why are they there?
11 May 19:00 £10 [2hrs]
Captivating harp duo, 94 Strings, is a collaboration between Sussex-based harpists Alexandra King and Fiona Hosford. With decades of experience between them, they explore all kinds of music from Bach to the Beach Boys.
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