10Denmarked // 5 – 6 Apr at the Brighthelm Centre
Written and performed by Conrad Murray, this autobiographical performance explores how we’re marked by events? Using storytelling, singing, rapping and a loop station, Denmarked offers tales from the council estate of dodgy best friends, your first arrest, dinner with your social worker and the Christmas dad went prison. Murray will also run a free ticketed workshop, where you can learn to beatbox, improve vocal techniques and make music using only your mouth.
9The Trials of Oscar Wilde // 10 – 11 Apr at the Royal Pavilion
Co-written by Wilde’s own grandson, this production uses the actual words spoken in court, delving into the scandalous events which saw him charged with gross indecency. The audience has a ringside seat at the ‘Trial Of The Century’ and can feel what it’s like to be in the company of a flawed genius – as this less than ideal husband is suddenly reduced to a man of no importance.
8Lucky Ping-Pong Drag-on Karaoke // Sat 20 Apr at The Marlborough Theatre
Lucky Ping-Pong Dragon Karaoke is a new spin on a traditional favourite. This uplifting performative event is presented by Pan-Asian artists, who discuss issues around authenticity and identity through their solo performance. Audiences are invited to choose which work they want to see, with choices varying from cabaret, cooking, fortune telling, singing to some intense screams.
7Glengarry Glen Ross // 22-27 Apr at The Theatre Royal
Lies. greed, corruption and a battle of egos dominate an office of cutthroat Chicago salesmen in this robust modern classic. Pitched in a high-stakes competition against each other, four increasingly desperate employees will do anything, legal or otherwise, to sell the most real estate. As time and luck start to run out, the mantra is simple: close the deal and you’ve won a Cadillac; blow the lead and you’re screwed.
6You Can’t Take It With You // 4-6 Apr at Brighton Little
Alice and Tony fall in love. But their families couldn’t be more different. A disastrous dinner brings the families together… What could go wrong?
5The Goose Who Flew // 12-13 Apr at Dome Founders
Using charming storytelling, puppetry and quirky characters, this delightful new show offers an age-appropriate exploration of issues facing people who seek safety in a new land.
4Rotterdam // 8-10 Apr at The Theatre Royal
After Alice finally plucks up the courage to tell her parents she’s gay, her girlfriend reveals she has always identified as a man… does that make her straight?
3Pickwick and Weller // 12-20 Apr at The New Venture Theatre
Based on a novel by Charles Dickens, this family-friendly play will bring a smile on your face as you follow the journey of an unlikely friendship.
2The Winter’s Tale // Weds 24 Apr at The Old Market
The tale of jealousy, betrayal and ultimate redemption effortlessly moves from intense emotional drama to poetic romantic comedy.
1A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Thurs 25 Apr at The Old Market
This romantic comedy follows the journey of lovers and fairies through the forest of this classic Shakespearean play.