Our Top 9 Theatre Shows for this October
Feature image – Chotto Desh
Firmly into the Autumn, don’t spend those cold nights at home – there’s no better time to go the theatre! Here’s our guide to the best of live performances in October. Brought to you by the experts at Apollo Productions
Portrait– The Dome, Brighton
This fantastic one woman show is brought to you by rising star, Racheal Ofori. Racheal uses a mixture of music, poetry and dance to explore the struggles of life in the modern world as a young black woman. This is written and performed by Racheal and based on all of her own experiences. She will also be holding an exciting workshop after the performance for women aged 16 – 25.
Date : Wed 7th October
Time/Price : 7:30pm | £10 & £12
Rope – The Barn Theatre, Southwick
Brought to you by long established Southwick theatre group, The Wick Theatre Company, Rope is a play by Patrick Hamilton, involving murder, suspense and intrigue. The perfect murder has been committed but can they get through the night without attracting suspicion and without anyone looking inside THAT chest!
Date : Wed 7th – Sat 10th October
Time/Price : 7:45pm | £11
3 Gone Blonde– Rialto Theatre, Brighton
A fantastic and intimate cabaret evening, taking you on a journey through the 50s, 60s and 70s with 3 blonde bombshell tour guides – Mariyln Monroe, Doris Day and Dusty Springfield. Staged at the classy and elegant Rialto, this promises to be an evening of vivacious and nostalgic entertainment.
Date : Thurs 8th October
Time/Price : 9:00pm | £13.50
R.I.O.T – The Old Market, Brighton
Aimed at the 12+ demographic, this is an epic piece of physical dance theatre based on comic books and action heroes. Exploring the ultimate battle between good and evil, this is brought to you by the wonderful PANICLAB, and uses action packed choreography and projected illustrations to show the struggles of four performers who dream of being amazing.
Date : Tues 13th – Wed 14th October
Time/Price : 7:30pm | £12
Once Upon A Wonderland – The Emporium, Brighton
Join this fantastic cast for a magical evening of musical fun, featuring songs from exciting West End and Broadway musicals, including Big Fish, Kiss Me Kate, Bombshell, Pippin, Side Show and many more! Having worked with many of the performers and production team in the past, I can absolutely guarantee this is one you won’t want to miss!
Date : Tues 13th – Sun 18th October
Time/Price : 7:45pm (Matinee at 2:30pm on Sat & Sun) | £20
An Evening At The Piano– Rialto Theatre, Brighton
I am particularly excited to recommend this event as I am appearing in it myself! Brought to you by Sammy Leighton Clay and Simon Pickering, this is an intimate evening of cabaret, featuring local talent and established West End performers and musicians in an evening of music from a variety of genres. Hosted by Lucy Pickering, this evening promises to offer comedy, charm and vocal excellence.
Date : Sun 18th October
Time/Price : 7:00pm | £10
Bad Jews – Theatre Royal, Brighton
Set in Manhattan, this is the hilarious play by Joshua Harman, following the story of a Jewish family when a beloved grandfather has died and a treasured family heirloom is up for grabs! Following huge success in London and an extended run in the West End, this is a fantastically funny night at the theatre.
Date : Mon 19th – Sat 24th October
Time/Price : 7:45pm (Matinees at 2:30pm on Thurs & Sat) |
£15.90 – £37.90
Chotto Desh– The Dome, Brighton
Our family pick for the month, this production, presented by the Akram Khan Company and MOKO Dance, is an amazing theatrical experience for all the family to experience together. Following a young man’s journey, dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh, Chotto Desh reminds us of the power of the human spirit in a magical dance setting.
Date : Tues 27th October
Time/Price : 2:30 & 5:00pm | £6 & £10
Playhouse Creatures – Brighton Little Theatre, Brighton
Written by April De Angelis and directed by BLT favourite, Mimi Goddard, this play takes us back to 1669 and the reign of Charles II. The play follows the story of four women who all want to be recognised as actresses and not just the objects of mens’ desire. This piece explores what can happen when we fail but, more importantly what can be achieved when we push social boundaries.
Date : Tues 27th – Sat 31st October
Time/Price 7:45pm | £9