- November 13, 2017
Music, Entertainment & Comedy with Victoria Nangle
1 One half of F**k Buttons Andrew Hung tours his new melodic debut solo album Realisationship. Positive, a bold step forward, and music as a pure expression of colour and fun.
The Joker, Saturday 18 November, 7.30pm, £8.50
2 Ever since bulldozing his way onto the scene with unforgettable tracks like ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ in the late 80s, Andrew Roachford’s maverick take on music has spread far and wide. With Platinum- and Gold-selling albums, and a career that spans two decades, Roachword is still touring and writing with some of the best. Watch out for his ‘guests’ tonight.
Lewes Con Club, Sunday 19 November, 7.30pm, £16
3 Brighton & Hove’s first annual Poetry Competition and Festival features the fabulous headliner of poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, plus Brighton’s very own punk poet – Attila the Stockbroker, and acts by Hammer and Tongue, plus a poetry slam competition featuring the students from the Brighton University.
The Old Market, Saturday 18 November, 4–8pm, £20
4 An interrogation and a spate of gruesome murders in a totalitarian state create a contrasting backdrop to a twisted imagination rich with equally gruesome and equally grim tales. A ragtag gaggle of performers and musicians bring a new twist to Martin McDonagh’s award-winning play The Pillowman. Promising dark humour and a stark Orwellian reality.
Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 November, 7.30pm, £9.50/7.50
5 Mr Ed Gamble has risen in profile steadily over the years, from getting into scrapes with his former podcast partner in crime Ray Peacock, to stepping out on his own and appearing on Mock The Week, Drunk History, Conan and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, gathering fans as his fame rises to match the dizzy height of his carefully swept back quiff. After a successful tour last year, he’s back with an entirely new stand-up show – Mammoth.
Komedia, Wednesday 15 November, 8pm, £12
6 Intelligent, cutting, sharply funny and unflinchingly honest, Simon Amstell had already set his stand-up style way back when he hosted Popworld and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Having more recently picked up acclaim with his Netflix programme Carnage, and newly penned film Benjamin in the wings of post production, Amstell is back at the mic with his new stand-up show What is This?
For more see our exclusive interview at preview.tinyurl.com/y7vvsydw Brighton Dome, Sunday 19 November, £24
7 Marking the centenary of the birth of many classic (think Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie) jazz icons, Nu Civilisation Orchestra (originally Tomorrow’s Warriors Jazz Orchestra) delivers a spectacular evening combining archive film portraits with big band classics featuring some of the finest jazz musicians of the moment. Opening the show for these outstanding artists are talented young musicians from six Brighton schools performing as part of The Jazz Ticket schools programme.
Brighton Dome, Sunday 19 November, £24
8 The daffodil-loving crooner of the 80s, icon for ‘Meat Is Murder’, and creative lyricist Morrissey is on tour again! Off the back of the success of his autobiography in 2013, and playing tracks from his latest album ‘Low in High School’, The Smiths’ frontman is coming to Brighton.
Brighton Centre, Saturday 3 March 2018, from £35