Theatre Royal Brighton

The best of Brighton theatre shows in Dec 2018 – Jan 2019

ROCKY HORROW SHOW
Thurs 13 Dec – Sat 5 Jan
Theatre Royal Brighton
Join the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical at a Christmas party like no other. Richard O’Brien’s timeless sci-fi musical comedy returns to its home, bursting at the seams with foolishness entertainment, pelvic thrusting classics, and not forgetting those iconic frocks. Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two naïve college sweethearts on an adventure to visit their former professor. Their lives change forever when they break down outside a mansion, and end up meeting wicked transvestite scientist Dr Frank’n’Furter and his houseful of wild Characters.

The Animals and Children Took To The StreetsTHE ANIMALS & CHILDREN TOOK TO THE STREETS
Weds 19 Dec – Sat 12 Jan
The Old Market
From the fantastic multiple award-winning company behind Golem and The Magic Flute comes this international hit. Set in the fictional city of Bayou, Agnes and her daughter arrive. But does it signal hope in this fortune-less place, or has the real horror only just begun? Running through the entire Christmas period, this production from 1927 is a highlight of the season.

HOMEHOME
Sat 15 – Sun 23 Dec
Brighton Dome
Find your emotions soaring and tumbling in moments of a heart-warming tale this Christmas. The new circus show, Home (from the company and world-class performers behind FLOWN), explores themes of finding connection with the world and each other in the most challenging of places – all balletically wrapped in an original live score and set.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFEIT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
SUN 16, 18, 22, 23 DEC
RIALTO THEATRE
This multigenerational nostalgic performance, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s short story and the Frank Capra film, brings a beloved Christmas classic to life on stage. The stunning story features a woman (Clarence Oddbody) who is determined to show the wonders of life to small-town clerk (George Bailey) who wishes to end his life.


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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Tues 4 – Sat 8 Dec
The Old Market
Based on the smash-hit movie, the heart-warming adventure of Priscilla is brought to life by local theatre troupe BHOS.

A PAIR OF PANTOS
Tue 18 Dec – Thu 20 Dec
Marlborough Pub & Theatre
Queer pantomime mash-up for all the family; a fizzy and funny fight for family, identity and fairness.

ALADDIN
Until Tues 1 Jan
Worthing Pavilion
Steps’ Lee Latchford-Evans stars asAladdin in this dazzling Christmas Pantomime e. CBeebies’ Rebecca Keatley co-stars as Princess Jasmine.

THE SNOWMAN & PETER AND THE WOLF
Mon 24 Dec
Brighton Dome
A double bill of family favourites, with live scores performed by the Covent Garden Sinfonia.

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Sat 29 – Sun 30 Dec
Brighton Dome
Ballet Theatre UK brings the world’s favourite fairy-tale to life with a performance set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music.

ABIGAIL’S PARTY
Thurs 10 – Sat 19 Jan
Theatre Royal Brighton
Oliver! Alumnus Jodie Prenger leads the cast in this ground-breaking comedy classic set in 1970s suburbia.

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