And scene! All the best in theatres in Brighton this June
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…
BROKEN SILENCE 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.
DOPPELDANGER Thurs 28 June Marlborough Theatre
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 Rialto Theatre
A new work by local playwright Edwin Preece examines what some might do to work with Noel Coward.
FLEABAG 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.
AWFUL AUNTIE 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?
HAPPY HOUR Fri 8 June Rialto Theatre
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.