LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
Mon 11 – Sat 16 June
Theatre Royal Brighton
I object! No, not really. It’s a dark soul which doesn’t feel itself lifted with the prospect of Legally Blonde: The Musical coming to town. Starring Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones as Elle Woods and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan, this smash hit musical charts the rise of everyone’s favourite sorority sister. Elle loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. She’s not so happy with being discarded by her boyfriend, So, in an act which is no way stalker-like, she follows him to Harvard to win him back. Quickly, she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable. Bend and snap…
Fri 22 – Sat 23 June
Brighton Little Theatre
Gandhi said, “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” Let this show break the silence for you with an evening of staged monologues taken from far and wide, including theatre, music and poetry. With works from the likes of Shakespeare as well as Monty Python, there’s something here for everyone to improve upon the silence.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
Fri 22- Sun 24 June
Brighton Open Air Theatre
Murder, intrigue and all of human nature… This critically acclaimed play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield romps through the Bard’s 37 plays at breakneck speed. Join these madcap performers in tights as they weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one exhilarating ride.
Thurs 28 June
After years of being mistaken for one another, real-life doppelgängers Eugénie and Shamira have finally made a show about it. With gender-twisting visuals and gothic storytelling, DoppelDänger is a bilingual boundary-bending attic takeover about the self, the other and togetherness. You’ll be seeing double with this gig theatre.
MAD ABOUT THE BOY
Sun 3 June
A new work by local playwright Edwin Preece examines what some might do to work with Noel Coward.
Tues 5 – Sat 9 June
The Old Market: Following a BAFTA awardwinning BBC series comes an acclaimed stage production of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s cult hit.
Weds 6 – Sat 9 June
Theatre Royal Brighton: Waking up after three months, only Stella’s auntie knows what has happened. But what’s not being said?
Fri 8 June
One man’s darkly comic odyssey to save his son and his own sanity.
SHAKESPEARE’S COMEDY OF ERRORS
Fri 15 – Sat 16 June
Coronation Green, Shoreham
Shipwrecks! Twins! Mistaken identity! An al fresco outing for a classic farce set within a city of sorcery.
Tues 19 – Sat 23 June
Theatre Royal Brighton
Arguably Gilbert & Sullivan’s most brilliant work gets an exceptional all-male treatment.
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Wed 20 June
Romance and suspense in Northumbria, as the world’s greatest sleuth faces his fears.
MERCHANT OF VENICE
Sun 24 June
Bowler Crab reinvigorate a classic edgy comedy, and explore race, class, gender, religion, worth and revenge.
THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY
Mon 25 – Sat 30 June
Inspector Tanner investigates a ruthless murder but quickly discovers that nothing is as it seems.
Wed 27 June
This extraordinary story raises awareness surrounding gypsy and traveller issues, hoping to tackle bullying and racism through music, comedy and storytelling.