August is a great month for theatre

THEATRE PREVIEWS

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

WEDS 1 – SAT 4 AUG

BRIGHTON OPEN AIR THEATRE

One of Oscar Wilde’s most popular plays will be re-enacted this month, as some of BOAT’s talented actors become the protagonists in late Victorian London. John Worthing is the inventor of the fictitious brother Earnest, whose wicked ways give John an excuse to leave his country home from time to time. But, with hidden personalities and the issue of falling in love getting involved, everyone discovers that the course of true love never did run smooth…

 

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON

THURS 9 AUG

Thirty years on and still going strong, this rock & roll variety show is back and with all the brilliantly entertaining goodness that has kept fans coming back. This year features a fantastic new line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s to 80s, so be prepared to see The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Little Richard, not forgetting more hilarious comic sketches and immersive performances.

 

LET’S GO FLY A KITE!

THE OLD MARKET

SAT 11 AUG

Prepare to be transported around the world, delve into fantasies, forests and mythical kingdoms and be filled with surprises at The Old Market in this special performance. Twenty-five young performers will take the audience on a musical, magical adventure as they master the art of storytelling within theatre. Expect to be thrilled with catchy tunes and sensational choreography.

 

LITTLE WOMEN

BRIGHTON OPEN AIR THEATRE

TUE 21 AUG

2018 marks a century since women were granted the right to vote in the U.K.  Chapterhouse are celebrating this significant time with a showcase of the classic novel Little Women, putting women centre stage. Follow this exciting production as four sisters tell the story of their life during the American Civil War. Be prepared to be gripped as you smile, ponder and cry.

 

IF BRITNEY CAN GET THROUGH 2007 WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS

Thurs 2 Aug

The Marlborough Theatre

Jo shaved her head during a meltdown one week before Britney did the same. Days before Britney rocks Brighton Pride, join Jo in this loud and messy riot grrrl tribute act.

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Sat 4 Aug

Devonshire Park Theatre

Set in the French revolution, where a mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel is saving the lives of many. No one knows where he is or where he came from, but he sure won’t have it easy.

ANIMAL FARM

Weds 8 – Sat 11 Aug

Brighton Open Air Theatre

The iconic George Orwell novel comes to the stage. After overthrowing their farmer, the farm animals create a new order where ‘All Animals are Equal’ – but things soon take a dark turn.

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

Thurs 9 Aug

Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Gather around platform one and pass the time with the classic tale of The Railway Children, and the characters who cross through the station daily.

TIDDLER AND OTHER TERRIFIC TALES

Mon 20 – Tues 21 Aug

Theatre Royal Brighton

Swim through some terrific tales woven together by vivid puppetry, live music and plenty of colourful characters. Perfect for children who love toe-tapping tunes and a good giggle.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

Mon 27 Aug – Sun 1 Aug

Theatre Royal Brighton

As a university drama society put on a 1920’s murder mystery, everything is as the title suggests: mayhem! Now in its 4th year in London’s West End, you’ll be falling off your seat with laughter.

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