- March 27, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 Worthing Symphony Orchestra celebrate the life of Worthing’s own Keith Emerson with a special concert utilising the largest Wurlitzer organ in Europe. The programme includes works associated with Emerson, Lake and Palmer including Copland’s Hoedown and the Troika from Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé.
Assembly Hall, Worthing, 2 April, 2.45pm, £6-£28
2 Ne-Yo is a great R & B act with some brilliant pop songs across all of his albums, and he’s refreshingly at least a bit feminist with songs like ‘Miss Independent’. I genuinely love the song ‘When You’re Mad’ for the line “sex you all over the place”, which conjures up a great jumbled vision of strewn romance.
Brighton Centre, 1 April, 7pm, From £54.65
3 I saw Yamato Drummers at the Theatre Royal over four years ago and they put on a really fun show. It was an impressive, rhythmically exciting spectacle, and also had some good comic timing in it. If you’re a fan of silly pageantry then give this one a go.
Brighton Dome, 30 March, 7.30pm, £15-£25
4 Robert Cohen performs all three of his acclaimed one-man shows over three consecutive nights at the Sweet Dukebox Theatre this weekend. High Vis features a traffic warden, Something Rotten retells Hamlet from the viewpoint of the murderous Uncle Claudius while the Trials of Harvey Matusow concerns a supergrass.
Men Without Friends: Hove Grown Festival, Sweet Dukebox Theatre, 29-31 March, £6
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 Winner earlier this month of the Chortle Award 2017 for Best Club in the South (not for the first time), Bent Double rocks up this Sunday with club-runner and television panel show regular Zoe Lyons at the helm as host. The night has been hers from its inception ten years ago, and reaps the benefits of her ever-climbing profile. The headliner this month is a ‘Special Surprise Guest’ so book your tickets now.
Komedia, Sunday 2 April, 7.30pm, £12/9/5
6 After announcing an April Fool’s date a while back, Sean Lock’s show ‘Keep It Light’ proved so popular he’s added on another date in town the night before! A familiar face to viewers of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as Live At The Apollo, Lock’s experience and enjoyment being on stage is contagious. Intelligent, hilarious stand up.
Concert Hall, Brighton Dome, Friday 31 March & Saturday 1 April, 8pm, £24
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 Dinah Dufton’s Space Junk is a faithfully reproduced trajectory of human-made debris orbiting the Earth, made using a post-consumer recycled PET plastic paper fabric as part of a conversation about conspicuous consumption among other things. Find out more at ‘Dwelling’, her joint show with Paul Tuppeny at the Jubilee Library. Until 2 April.
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