Brighton Theatre – Our top ten shows for March 2015
With so many amazing companies and shows visiting Brighton’s venues every month it can be hard to choose what to go and see! We’re making things a bit easier for you by picking our top ten Brighton Theatre shows every month. March will see Brighton’s stages burst with an array of brilliant shows, check them out below.
Saturday Night Fever – Theatre Royal Brighton
This brand new production of Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing andHow Deep is Your Love?
Elegy – Marlborough Theatre
A young Caucasian man, with what appears to be a British accent, sits alone on stage and invites an audience to imagine a flight from tragedy. His is an extraordinary journey through a no-man’s land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns. Based on interviews with gay Iraqi refugees and fusing intimate factional storytelling, music, movement and visual poetry, ‘Elegy’ is an impassioned cri de coeur exposing the horrific realities of life in post-liberation Iraq.
Date: Wed 4th Mar 2015
Time/Price: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm | £8.50 / £6.50
Nirbhaya (SICK! Festival) – Brighton Dome
On 16 December 2012, a young woman boarded a bus in Delhi heading for home. What followed, changed their lives and countless others’ forever. Internationally acclaimed playwright and director Yaël Farber’s award-winning play cracks open the cone of silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence. Tearing away the shame that keeps the survivors silent, Nirbhaya is a voyage into a tapestry of personal testimonies.
Date: 10th – 11th March
Time/Price: 8 pm | £12.50 – £15
A Mad World My Masters Overview – Theatre Royal Brighton
English touring Theatre presents the Royal Shakespeare Company production of A Mad World My Masters by Thomas Middleton, edited by Sean Foley & Phil Porter and directed Sean Foley.
London’s Soho, 1956. Here, glamour rubs up against filth, and it likes it! The posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; virginity is ‘no city trade’, and the dashingly cash-strapped bachelor, Richard Follywit, in pursuit of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits…
Date: 10th – 14th March
Time/Price: 7.30 pm (also 2.30 pm Thurs & Sat) | £10 – £29.50
The Revenger’s Tragedy – Brighton Little Theatre
The near future. Society, as we know it, has broken down. Gang Dukedoms assert control. Acts of treachery, manipulation and revenge are rife. The corrupt powerful unelected oppress society and bring their own rule of law. But then a younger generation, angry, and with access to weapons, rises up to take revenge…The injustices of the early 17th century are those of the late 21st in this steampunk adaptation by Chris Dangerfield of the Jacobean The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton.
Date: 10th – 14th March
Time/Price: 7.45 pm | £9
Mein Kampervan – Rialto Theatre
This debut play from Simon Levenson is a musical comedy featuring Angela Merkel touring Europe in abattered old Volkswagen Campervan in an attempt to convince her chauffeur that the continent can exist in peace and harmony without the need for war. Surely she doesn’t need to do that I hear you say? Not if your driver has been cryogenically frozen for nearly 70 years…
Date: 11th – 14th Mar & 20th – 21st Mar
Time/Price: 8 pm | £7 – £12.50
I, Malvolio – Brighton Dome
First seen at Brighton Festival in 2010, Tim Crouch’s award-winning show returns to Brighton. I, Malvolio is a charged, hilarious and sometimes unsettling rant from a man adrift in front of a cruel audience. Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. This brilliant one-man show unlocks Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to tell a timeless story of bullying, prudery and practical jokes.
Date: 13th – 14th March
Time/Price: 7 pm (2.30 pm & 7.30 pm 14th) | £10 – £12
Lippy (SICK! Festival) – The Old Market
Winner of multiple awards and widely acknowledged as the most extraordinary piece of theatre to emerge from Ireland in 2013, LIPPY tells the story of, how fourteen years ago in a small Irish town, four women decided to die. Over 40 days they prepared themselves for the end, destroying every trace of their existence. They left nothing behind. So this is not their story. We’ve just put words in their mouths.
Date: 20th – 21st March
Time/Price: 8 pm | £10 – 12
Can I Start Again Please (SICK! Festival) – Otherplace
Can I Start Again Please is a plea for articulacy and a quest for comprehension. A new performance work by Sue MacLaine that is both duet and duel. Two performers, two languages, one signed and one spoken, enter a linguistic challenge to represent traumatic experience, in particular that of childhood sexual violence. Can I Start Again Please was made in response to the current landscape of revelation and disclosure. It is both personal and political.
Date: 22nd – 23rd March
Time/Price: 20 pm | £8 – £10
Pioneer – The Old Market
Winners of a Scotsman Fringe First 2014, Curious Directive’s multimedia sci-fi thriller is a poignant tale of the first human mission to Mars in 2029 which disappears without a trace. Meanwhile a reclusive Indian billionaire funds a new attempt to achieve this dream. In Siberia, two Russian brothers reconnect in searching for the birth of space travel. At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, Maartje holds onto a secret about her sister. On Mars, Imke and Oskar are mysteriously separated.
Date: 26th – 27th March
Time/Price: 8 pm | £10 – 12
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