- December 18, 2017
Music, Entertainment & Comedy with Victoria Nangle
1 Pop on your gladrags and dress up in speakeasy style when White Mink and Freshly Squeezed Music scatter the sounds and styles of the 1920s and 1930s over four floors, with a casino, a basement live room and dance floor, live performances from the likes of Coco Deville and After Hours Quintet.
The Walrus, Sunday 31 December, 9.30/7.30pm – 3am, £39/69 (with 3-course meal)
2 Lunarcy, Freebass & The Volks present the annual Bass Face NYE 12 hour megabassbash. Featuring the cream of Brighton’s bass scene plus special guests let loose over two rocking floors of all things bass. A seafront sensation.
The Volks, Sunday 31 December, 10pm – 10am, £10 in advance, www.volksclub.co.uk
3 Returning to Brighton Dome with their sell-out Christmas show from 2015, Ballet Theatre UK bring us an enchanted retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s festive fairy-tale ballet – The Snow Queen.
Brighton Dome, Friday 29 & Saturday 30 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, from £10
4 A mash up performance of more than a dozen classic stories – from Pinocchio to The Little Mermaid – with three actors playing over 60 characters. Get your festive fun at Cinderella And The Beanstalk, mixing mayhem, music and marvel. And hopefully many happily ever afters.
The Old Market, Tuesday 19 December 2017 – Saturday 6 January, 7.30pm (some matinees at 2.30pm, £15/14/12.50/8 (group concessions available)
5 Choose the ticket to suit your New Year’s Eve plans; Krater has a great line-up of top UK comedians in the form of Geoff Norcott, Jen Brister, Sean Collin and award-winning MC Stephen Grant. Book a meal ticket and have yourself a slap-up dinner before the fun starts (doors open at 6pm). And if you want to keep on going all night get yourself a pass that includes the all-dancing splendid English Disco Lovers New Years Eve Party, taking over where Krater leaves off at 10pm.
Komedia, Sunday 31 December 2017, 7pm – 3am, £37/49/61
6 Sean McLoughlan’s Christmas Charity Comedy Spunktacular! has become something of a calendar-marker in recent years. A festive comedy spectacular raising money for the Brighton Housing Trust, it sports a stellar line-up including Brian Gittins, Adam Hess, George Egg, Phil Jerrod, Brodi Snook, Phil Lucas’ Christmas Lecture, and other secrets yet to be announced. Promising a grotto and a Santa, this will be raucous fun with tickets going fast.
Caroline of Brunswick, Saturday 23 December, 7.30pm, £8