- July 23, 2018
1 Two incredible names in comedy share the bill, running through their new shows that join the showcase melee at the Edinburgh Fringe next week. Larry Dean writes tight and punchy stand-up stories from his own life, whereas veteran Jim Tavaré returns to the UK for the first time in years after his life in LA changed forever.
Komedia, Thursday 26 July, 7.30pm, £8
2 Keep your ear to the ground and you’ll hear about some great pop-up gigs around town, not least of which is Oxo-Fam, with a packed bill of local up-and-coming comics, soft drinks available to buy, and a BYOB policy on alcohol. Organised by (and featuring) Rebekka Turner, fundraising for Oxfam.
Oxfam Bookshop (Kensington Gardens,
North Laine), Sunday 29 July, 7.30pm, £3
3 The marvellous actor, explorer, qualified cosmonaut and spectacular orator that is Brian Blessed brings the full force of his personality and back catalogue of adventures for An Evening With Brian Blessed. Expect tall tales with optimism – not suitable for those of a nervous disposition.
Theatre Royal Brighton, Sunday 29 July, 7pm, £29.15
4 With a brand new show that celebrates the 250th anniversary of circus in Great Britain, Circus Wonderland presents a sparkling, show-stopping spectacle for audiences of all ages. In time for the holidays!
Adur Recreation Ground, Shoreham-by-Sea, Wed 25 – Sun 29 July; 6pm (Wed); 3pm & 7pm (Thurs & Fri); 12pm, 3pm & 6pm (Sat), 2pm (Sun); from £7