Theatre Royal Brighton has unveiled its fabulous new season for Autumn 2021
Theatre Royal Brighton has unveiled its fabulous new season for Autumn 2021

Theatre Royal Brighton unveils new season

Packed with top quality entertainment and a fabulous choice of shows from the West End, Theatre Royal Brighton have announced a fantastic season of escapism and fun for autumn 2021.

Fans of musical theatre will be spoilt for choice this season as Theatre Royal Brighton welcome back Dirty Dancing, Hairspray and Rocky Horror Show, plus Heathers The Musical, the black comedy rock musical based on the 1988 film will visit Brighton for the first time.

West End smash hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will also visit Brighton this Christmas.  The show stars Layton Williams and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio/Roy Haylock as Loco Chanelle/Hugo. This funny, fabulous and feel good show, is a musical sensation for all the family.

For anybody looking to be moved to the edge of their seats there will be a host of shows that will fright and delight in equal measure; including The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s The Cat and the Canary, critically acclaimed The Woman in Black and Peter James’ Looking Good Dead.

Families can enjoy the return of the hugely popular Gangsta Granny and The Play That Goes Wrong, as well as a new instalment from Mischief Theatre, Groan Ups; a brand-new comedy about growing up for an audience of all ages.

Mon 30 Aug – Sat 4 Sept
(Mon – Sat 7.45pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

Join the millions of theatregoers worldwide who have experienced the thrill of Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story coming dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

Theatre Royal Brighton has unveiled its fabulous new season for Autumn 2021DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Sept
(Tue – Thu & Sat 7.45pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat Mat 3pm)

Exploding with heart pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Age 12+

Tue 14 – Sat 18 Sept
(Tue – Sat 7.45pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

Matthew Bourne’s new World Premiere for New Adventures explores the under belly of 1930s London life where ordinary people emerge from cheap boarding houses nightly to pour out their passions, hopes and dreams in the pubs and bars of fog bound Soho and Fitzrovia. Step inside The Midnight Bell, a tavern where one particular lonely hearts club gather to play out their lovelorn affairs of the heart.

Mon 20 – Sat 25 Sept
(Mon – Sat 7.45pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Age 12+

Tue 28 Sept – Sat 2 Oct
(Tue – Sat 7.45pm, Wed, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

Ronald Harwood’s evocative, affectionate and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre, which has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay. The show stars Julian Clary as Norman and Matthew Kelly as Sir.

Mon 11 – Sat 16 Oct
(Mon – Sat 7.45pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

The thrilling Roy Grace series from no.1 best-selling author Peter James returns with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead, starring award winning actor and EastEnders icon, Adam Woodyatt and star of stage and screen Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Coronation Street , The Syndicate). James’ novels have recently been adapted for the ITV series Grace and been huge hits on stage.

Theatre Royal Brighton has unveiled its fabulous new season for Autumn 2021HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Oct
(Tue – Sat 7.45pm, Thu, Fri & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

Following two smash hit West End seasons and winning a WhatsOnStage award for Best New Musical, Heathers The Musical embarks on a UK tour prior to playing in theatres across the globe. This high octane, black comedy rock musical based on the 1988 film of the same name is back with a bang, missing out might just be the death of you. Age 14+

Mon 1 – Sat 6 Nov
(Mon – Sat 7.45pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

Britt Ekland stars in a new adaptation of the murderous mystery from The Classic Theatre Company, which inspired three classic movies starring the likes of Bob Hope, Honor Blackman and Olivia Hussey. Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed.

Wed 10 – Sat 13 Nov
(Wed – Sat 7pm, Thu Mat 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am, Sat Mat 2pm)

From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s bestselling author for children. It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

Mon 15 – Sat 20 Nov
(Mon – Sat 7.45pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

Mischief’s multi award winning international smash hit comedy returns, following its previous sell out success. Now enjoying its 7th year in the West End, don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Tue 23 – Sat 27 Nov
(Tue – Sat 7.45pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm)

Multi award winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One’s The Goes Wrong Show), return to the stage with their brand new comedy all about growing up. Mischief shows sell out fast, so bag your tickets early – this is a lesson not to be skipped!

Mon 29 Nov – Sat 4 Dec
(Mon – Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 5.30pm & 8.30pm)

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, Rocky Horror Show returns to the UK in 2021 as part of a sell-out worldwide tour. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp. Age 12+

Theatre Royal Brighton has unveiled its fabulous new season for Autumn 2021EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Tue 7 Dec – Sun 2 Jan 2022
(Various times – See website for details)

The smash hit musical comes to Brighton this Christmas, featuring West End star Layton Williams and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio / Roy Haylock as Loco Chanelle / Hugo both reprising their roles from the critically acclaimed West End production. Funny, fabulous and feel good, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Thu 16 – Fri 24 Dec
(Daytime performances, various times, see website for details)

Tiny Pickles present Du Iz Tak? A tiny tale told by tiny creatures about big ideas. Peer into a miniature world of little puppets to see a delightful group of friends exploring their ever changing home. Performed in unusual places around Theatre Royal Brighton, Du Iz Tak? is a perfect Christmas treat for small audiences of little people and their grown ups. Ages 3 – 8.


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