Brighton Lights: What to do in the city – w/c 16th January

Music, Entertainment & Comedy With Victoria Nangle

1 French director Luc Besson takes centre stage at TOM’s Film Club, with some of his most iconic movies being screened all week. Tuesday sees The Big Blue on the big screen – a tale of diving rivalry widely praised as one of Besson’s very best, Wednesday sees his cult classic and Natalie Portman’s debut in the violent and sweet Léon, with Thursday’s colourful sci fi The Fifth Element bringing the retrospective to a fitting close.
The Old Market, Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 January, 7.30pm (Tues) 8pm (Wed & Thurs), £24 season pass, £10 film saver (two films), £6 Tigercub
2 Brighton indie trio Tigercub celebrate the release of their EP ‘Evolve Or Die’ with a homecoming show, appropriately supported by Our Girl, Glum and Sick Joy.
Concorde 2, Friday 19 January, 7pm, £10 tina-may-live
3 Have no regrets celebrating ‘La Vie En Rose’ with Tina May’s show Edith Piaf: Celebration Of A Legend. May’s award-winning vocals honour the celebrated songs and performances of the ‘The Little Sparrow’.
Ropetackle, Wednesday 17 January, 8pm, £14 RS-Thomas-Dennis-(Albert),-Tom-Quinn,-Domonic-Ramsden-&-Nicky-Cross-(Joey).NT-War-Horse-2017-2018
4 The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse settles in for a fortnight’s residency by the sea. War Horse has been seen by over seven million people worldwide, has won 25 awards including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway.
Brighton Centre, Thurs 25 Jan – Sat 10 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, from £20 Christopher-Bliss-LIT-SALON---2
5 Character comedy that sweeped up all of the great reviews last year comes in the form of Christopher Bliss’ Literary Salon. Novelist Christopher Bliss is Rob Carter’s creation, graciously sharing his wit and wisdom with aspiring writers. Reading from the works of published novelists and giving his personal feedback, as well as be reading from his new novels and doling out extra advice to anyone who wants it. Which will obviously be everyone. Character storytelling performed at the top end of the scale.
Komedia, Friday 19 January 2018, 8pm, £10/12/8

6 Purple Comedy kicks off the year with a fundraiser for the Grace Eyre charity, headlined by the delightful Joe Foster and his flights of observational fancy. Supporting him is a great line-up including Mad Ron (Golden Yellow Comedian of the Year 2017), the dry wit of Dave Fensome, the anarchic musical mayhem that is James McDonnell, Sarah Charsley, Jade Gebbie and James Danielewski. All hosted by MC Lucy Bee.
Purple Playhouse, Thursday 18 January, 7.30pm, £5/4

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