The best of Brighton theatre shows in Dec 2018 – Jan 2019
ROCKY HORROW SHOW Thurs 13 Dec – Sat 5 Jan Theatre Royal Brighton Join the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical at a Christmas party like no other. Richard O’Brien’s timeless sci-fi musical comedy returns to its home, bursting at the seams with foolishness entertainment, pelvic thrusting classics, and not forgetting those iconic frocks. Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two naïve college sweethearts on an adventure to visit their former professor. Their lives change forever when they break down outside a mansion, and end up meeting wicked transvestite scientist Dr Frank’n’Furter and his houseful of wild Characters.
THE ANIMALS & CHILDREN TOOK TO THE STREETS Weds 19 Dec – Sat 12 Jan The Old Market From the fantastic multiple award-winning company behind Golem and The Magic Flute comes this international hit. Set in the fictional city of Bayou, Agnes and her daughter arrive. But does it signal hope in this fortune-less place, or has the real horror only just begun? Running through the entire Christmas period, this production from 1927 is a highlight of the season.
HOME Sat 15 – Sun 23 Dec Brighton Dome Find your emotions soaring and tumbling in moments of a heart-warming tale this Christmas. The new circus show, Home (from the company and world-class performers behind FLOWN), explores themes of finding connection with the world and each other in the most challenging of places – all balletically wrapped in an original live score and set.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE SUN 16, 18, 22, 23 DEC RIALTO THEATRE This multigenerational nostalgic performance, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s short story and the Frank Capra film, brings a beloved Christmas classic to life on stage. The stunning story features a woman (Clarence Oddbody) who is determined to show the wonders of life to small-town clerk (George Bailey) who wishes to end his life.
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tues 4 – Sat 8 Dec The Old Market Based on the smash-hit movie, the heart-warming adventure of Priscilla is brought to life by local theatre troupe BHOS.
A PAIR OF PANTOS Tue 18 Dec – Thu 20 Dec Marlborough Pub & Theatre Queer pantomime mash-up for all the family; a fizzy and funny fight for family, identity and fairness.
ALADDIN Until Tues 1 Jan Worthing Pavilion Steps’ Lee Latchford-Evans stars asAladdin in this dazzling Christmas Pantomime e. CBeebies’ Rebecca Keatley co-stars as Princess Jasmine.