Best of Brighton Theatre in January

Fri 9 Jan
Theatre Royal

Rob Kingsley faithfully recreates the look, sound and charisma of the world’s greatest entertainer, the show features all the classic hits. From the hip-swivelling 50s Sun Studio period, the Movie Years and the ‘68 Comeback Special, it all culminates in the electrifying Jumpsuit Concert Years.

Recognized as the “Official European Champion” by winning Europe’s Largest Elvis competition, Kingsley even has authentic costumes that were made by Elvis’s personal costume designer. Backed by a world class band, singers and full HD projections, this is the largest and most authentic Elvis show to tour theatres in the UK.

Return to the Forbidden Planet. Image by Nobby Clark

Tue 20 – Sat 24 Jan
Theatre Royal

The critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning rock spectacular returns for a 25th anniversary UK tour. Inspired by The Tempest, it features stunning special effects and a brilliant cast of actor musicians.

Mad scientist Prospero has built a life for himself and his daughter on a strange planet, but their peace is disturbed by the crew of a routine survey mission. Get ready for hi-tempo, camp fun, with songs of the 50s and 60s. It’s a night out to remember, so dress up fancy and prepare for blast off!

Image by Nobby Clark

Just Me, You and The Mountain Goat

Thu 22 Jan
Otherplace at The Basement

Clint Westwood returns to Brighton on the trail of his old native Indian American friend – White Hawk Hotfoot from the County Roundup Award Presentations (Gatwick Dept.) He recalls the story of his intriguing yet imaginary past, with tales of growing up on the farm in Colorado with his curious family.

His heartbreak and subsequent travels are recalled with the zeal and enthusiasm of a person who could actually have been there. Along the way we are treated to a selection of tunes from his forthcoming album ‘The Complete Clint’. There are songs of roundups, rustlers and the 7.36 from Victoria.

Wizard of Oz

Wed 28 Jan – Sun 8 Feb
Brighton Dome

Ignore the man behind the curtain! Brighton’s alternative adult pantomime returns for another edgy take on a popular family favourite. Hopefully we all know the story here. Freak weather whisks off a young lady to a strange technicolour world full of danger, oddness and wonder.

On the way she picks up a variety of friends, each with troubling personality defects. She’s also attracted the attentions of a witch, who’s annoyed about our heroine’s house getting parked on her sister. A rumbustious Brighton theatre tradition, this won’t be for the faint hearted!

arcadia - Dakota blue by Tanla Diez

Fri 30 Jan – Sat 07 Feb
Theatre Royal

Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece, Arcadia, sees an exciting collaboration between Theatre Royal Brighton Productions and English Touring Theatre, starring Dakota Blue Richards (above). Secret desires and professional rivalries take hold of the residents of Sidley Park, a stately home in 19th Century Derbyshire.

It explores between past and present. Blending history with actuality, the focus drifts from 1809 to now and back again. A talented pupil makes a startling discovery well ahead of her time. Whilst in the present day, two academics attempt to piece together her story.

Image by Tanla Diez

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