- February 7, 2018
Music, Entertainment & Comedy With Victoria Nangle
1 Join Mel Giedroyc and Eurovision 2015 winner – Mr Måns Zelmerlöw – as they play host to the live BBC broadcast seeing this year’s Great Britain Eurovision representative selected from the six hopeful singing with their special songs. On the very stage on which Abba won the legendary contest in 1974. Eurovision: You Decide – every Eurovision buff’s dream.
Brighton Dome, Wednesday 7 February, 7.30pm, £30
2 The Go! Team bring guests and a new album Semicircle (released last month) to town with their raucous fun energy, musical genre-mixing and fresh new collaborations – along with some familiar faces returning for new sounds with bandleader Ian Parton.
The Haunt, Sunday 11 February, 7pm, £16 + booking fee
3 Elton John is on everyone’s mind with the recent announcement of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. You don’t have to wait that long to hear his best songs live on stage though, with the arrival of The Rocket Man – A Tribute to Sir Elton John Overview. A musical journey, charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artists of all time.
Theatre Royal Brighton, Friday 9 February, 7.30pm, £28
4 This half-term, join Robin Hood and his band of merry men (and women) for an action-packed, swashbuckling adventure for children aged 7+ and their families.
The Old Market, Friday 9 – Saturday 17 February, various times, £8.50 (£30 family of 4 ticket, minimum of one adult)
5 Co-winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award for best show with Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette, John Robbins brings his highly acclaimed The Darkness Of Robins to a sold out crowd at Komedia. Already a double Chortle award winner, and a podcasting favourite with Elis James and their Xfm show (also sold out when they came to Komedia for a recording), this promises reflections on love, loss and the fact he can’t break up with himself. Turn up at the box office and hover for any return tickets.
Komedia, Wednesday 7 February, 7.30pm, £16/12
6 Political satire has such a changing landscape it’s no wonder that those leading the way need somewhere to try out new material. Jonathan Pie has become something of a revolution on YouTube, crossing demographics on social media, and also popular when touring live. Utilising the character of a fumingly frustrated news reporter to cast a mirror up to the world of politics and the media, this is his newest material.
Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne, Saturday 10 February, 7.30pm, £17
7 Top of the world! Alula Cyr – the world’s first all-female Cyr wheel trio – who work with acrobatics, dance and song bring their debut production of Hyena to Hove. Spellbindingly creative, boisterous, playful and wild, this is a synchronised display of sisterhood, strength and power.
The Old Market, Sunday 4 March, 7pm, £12.50/10
8 Back by popular demand following two critically-acclaimed West End runs and a sold out residency at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not the Sitcom is a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. It’s a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, and gay cats.
Brighton Centre, Saturday 12 May 2018, 7.30pm, £27.50