- April 9, 2018
Music, Entertainment & Comedy With Victoria Nangle
1 At first glance the ascent of Birmingham’s Lotto Boyzz appears meteoric. In September 2016 the vocal duo Ash (20) and Lucas (21) released ‘Hitlist’; a summery fusion of sweet RnB harmonies, hot afrobeats rhythm and bass heavy dancehall swagger, ‘Hitlist’ effortlessly reflected the current fusion sound of Britain, establishing Lotto Boyzz as hotly tipped new artists in the UK’s exploding afrobashment scene.
Concorde2, Thursday 12 April, 7.30pm, £11.50 + booking fee
2 Gryphon are surely one of the most unique and interesting British progressive bands. The five albums they produced between 1973 and 1977 show their evolution from an all-acoustic medieval music quartet to a progressive pop band. With new songs as well as old being performed, their return to form is nothing short of astounding.
Ropetackle Centre, Friday 13 April, 8pm, £18/16
3 Circus Zyair is a colourful and action-packed hour and a half show with high energy acts from all over the world. The 2018 tour is a dazzling combination of circus, music and laughter. Last day.
Brighton Racecourse, Tuesday 10 April, 3pm & 7pm, from £9
4 Based on the 1967 Mel Brooks film, this show tells the story of two theatre producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise though when the show, offensive and outrageous, turns out to be a surprising success.
The Old Market, 10–14 April, 7.30pm (matinee Saturday 2.30pm), £14/10
5 Another chance to see Jon Richardson’s show Old Man, after it’s success at the Brighton Dome last December prompted an extra date to the tour to be added. Just the thing, if you missed him in the Christmas melee. Richardson has long documented how he likes things “just so”, begging the question – how is he faring being a father and dad? Plus his thoughts on Brexit, Donald Trump and dishwasher-loading.
Brighton Dome, Friday 13 April, 8pm, £21.50
6 Tiff Stevenson brings her brand of smart and sharp stand-up to your attention in her latest show Bombshell. Familiar to many already from her appearances on Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and the BAFTA nominated People Just Do Nothing, showcasing Stevenson’s intelligent take on feminism, politics and more for the Beyoncé generation, mixing Sylvia Plath with pop culture.
Komedia, Saturday 14 April, 8pm, £15