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Stage
Admn: £10 Adult, £8 18s & Under
Mon 06 Oct 7pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


The Muddy Choir
A new play by Jesse Briton to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War for young audiences aged 13+
Commissioned and produced by Theatre Centre.
The summer of 1917 and the third battle for Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Rob, and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home. When the trio’s singing causes a disturbance up the line they face unwelcome attention from their commanding officers. Is music their ticket away from the front, as Robbie dreams, or will the passion it brings about prove more dangerous than bullets and gas?
The Muddy Choir is a story about boys growing up and the humanising power of music. Commissioned and produced by Theatre Centre, the play has been written by Jesse Briton to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The play, which includes period songs, tells the story of three young boys serving with the Durham Light Infantry in 1917.
“In this centenary year, there is a particular significance in bringing to venues work that reflects the reality of the First World War for the millions caught up in it, including so many young people.” ~ Jesse Briton, Playwright
We welcome bookings from schools and can offer a discounted rate, please call us on 01273 464440 to enquire.
Duration: approx. 1hr. Suitability: Key Stages 3, 4 & 5 | Ages: 13+ | Years 8-13. Subject Links: Drama & Performing Arts, English, History, GCSE & A-Level Music.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Stage
Sat 18 Oct 1 hour 5 minutes
@ Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Upstairs at Three and Ten)
Brighton


Brighton Comedy Fringe
Promises made. Pacts broken. Betrayal. Deceit. Romance. Love! The choice is simple. But what would you do? Love? Or betray?

Following last year's Pick Me Up (Derek Award winner, Best Fringe Show 2013), and I am, I am (Musical Comedy Awards finalists 2013) comes a new play about love, fear, redemption and hope.

Written by former Cambridge Footlight Lowell Belfield, and produced by a dream-team of Cambridge University graduates, Jestia and Raedon will be the pick of this year's Fringe.

Previous praise: 'You know a show's good when you never want it to end. Ever' ***** (ThreeWeeks).
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly - Upstairs at Three and Ten), Brighton,
| Website

Stage
Sun 19 Oct 1 hour 5 minutes
@ Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Upstairs at Three and Ten)
Brighton


Brighton Comedy Fringe
Promises made. Pacts broken. Betrayal. Deceit. Romance. Love! The choice is simple. But what would you do? Love? Or betray?

Following last year's Pick Me Up (Derek Award winner, Best Fringe Show 2013), and I am, I am (Musical Comedy Awards finalists 2013) comes a new play about love, fear, redemption and hope.

Written by former Cambridge Footlight Lowell Belfield, and produced by a dream-team of Cambridge University graduates, Jestia and Raedon will be the pick of this year's Fringe.

Previous praise: 'You know a show's good when you never want it to end. Ever' ***** (ThreeWeeks).
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly - Upstairs at Three and Ten), Brighton,
| Website

Stage
Admn: £9.00/£7.50
Tue 21 Oct 7:30pm
@ Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Upstairs at Three and Ten)
Brighton


Brighton Comedy Fringe
Two alien ambassadors have travelled millions of miles to find out if love is the drug they need to save their dying planet. It’s in the air, it’s in the way you comb your hair… but what on Earth is love?

Taking recorded interviews from the inhabitants of earth, these two creatures build a hilarious scrapbook of advice for those who just don’t know… at all.

‘Behind all of the buffoonery (and there’s a lot) are two clear, sharp and utterly brilliant comic minds.’ ★★★★★
VIEW FROM THE GODS
Winner of Brighton Fringe Best Comedy 2014.
Fringereview - Outstanding Show.

Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly - Upstairs at Three and Ten), Brighton,
| Website

Stage
Admn: £9.00/£7.50
Wed 22 Oct 7:30pm
@ Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Upstairs at Three and Ten)
Brighton


Brighton Comedy Fringe
Two alien ambassadors have travelled millions of miles to find out if love is the drug they need to save their dying planet. It’s in the air, it’s in the way you comb your hair… but what on Earth is love?

Taking recorded interviews from the inhabitants of earth, these two creatures build a hilarious scrapbook of advice for those who just don’t know… at all.

‘Behind all of the buffoonery (and there’s a lot) are two clear, sharp and utterly brilliant comic minds.’ ★★★★★
VIEW FROM THE GODS
Winner of Brighton Fringe Best Comedy 2014.

"Outstanding Show". - Fringereview
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly - Upstairs at Three and Ten), Brighton,
| Website

Stage
Admn: £8.50/£7.00
Sat 25 Oct 6pm
@ Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Upstairs at Three and Ten)
Brighton


Brighton Comedy Fringe
A bounding comedy for your bitter heart. An awful story, beautifully told.

We fell side by side, Vincent and I, like two eggs from a tabletop. For 40 falling stories, Vincent shared his story. It was awful, disgusting and really funny. I'd like to tell it to you.

Co-creator of The Lounge Room Confabulators (winner of the Underbelly Edinburgh Award 2011), the sole idiot behind A Night to Dismember (runner-up Best Comedy and Best Comedy Performer Auckland Fringe 2013) presents a stupid new study of guilt, grief and gravity.
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly - Upstairs at Three and Ten), Brighton,
| Website


Hundred Watt Club is taking a trip to the seaside to bring you a good old fashioned, riotous night of burlesque, cabaret & variety entertainment! With a stunning line-up of the gorgeous and grotesque, the sexy and sublime including :

· Your host : The ‘songbird of Trafalgar square’, classically trained immaculate vintage beauty LILI LA SCALA
· Burlesque from international bump & grind powerhouse CHERRY SHAKEWELL
· Unique musical comedy care of gin addled cabaret chameleon JOE BLACK
· CHI CHI REVOLVER : astonishing hula & circus trickster and world record holder
· Effervescent striptease from the sultry Big Mama herself, VIOLET BLAZE!
And more tba!

So don your vintage finery for a chance to win our infamous best dressed competition – or just come along, sit back and soak up the joys, laughs and titillation! Be warned : not for the faint hearted, strong language and adult themes employed and embraced!

Show starts at 8pm and includes an interval.
The Old Market - BN3 1AS
t: 01273 201801 | Website

Stage
Admn: £9/£7.50
Wed 01 Oct 7.30pm until Sat 04 Oct
@ Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly
Upstairs at Three and Ten)
Brighton


Tom Head, a farmhand's son from The Fens in East Anglia has been bullied at school and abused at home for as long as he can remember. After years of torment enough is enough.

Part love story, part revenge tragedy, 'The Common Land' is the multi-award-winning debut show from Fine Mess Theatre, formed by ex-Brightonians Kyle Ross and Joel Samuels in 2014

"This is beautiful storytelling and the kind of piece you feel richer for seeing" * * * * Broadway Baby

"A genuinely exceptional debut for the new Fine Mess Theatre Company" Fringe Guru

There will be a post show Q and A on Weds 1 October with the company.

Written and performed by Joel Samuels
Developed and Produced by Fine Mess Theatre and Rosie Clark
Directed by Anthony Lau
Original music by The Melodic

Otherplace at Bar Broadway (Formerly - Upstairs at Three and Ten), Brighton,
t: 07800 983 290 | Website | Email

Stage
Admn: £11
Wed 15 Oct 7.30pm until Sat 18 Oct
@ The Barn Theatre
The Barn Theatre
24 Southwick Street
Southwick
BN42 4TE


The Southwick Players
Far From The Madding Crowd
15 – 18 October 2014
The Barn Theatre, Southwick Street, Southwick
At 7.30pm
Tickets £11 (no booking fee)
Box Office: 01273 597094
www.southwickplayers.org.uk


Far From The Madding Crowd is Southwick Players entry in the 2014 Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s (BHAC) Drama Awards.

A cast of 15 will bring Thomas Hardy’s much-loved classic dramatically to life in this recent adaptation by Mark Healy which fuses vivid story-telling, live folk songs and humour into a dynamic staging.

Based on one of Hardy’s most popular and enduring novels, Far From The Madding Crowd takes the audience on a theatrical journey through Hardy country, following a passionate young girl propelled into womanhood by her experiences of love and loss.

Martha Perrin from Brighton plays the spirited and feisty Bathsheba Everdene who, having inherited her uncle’s farm, finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. She is pursued by three would-be lovers; Tony Bright from Worthing plays the constant shepherd Gabriel Oak; Kit Corcoran from Hove plays obsessive landowner William Boldwood and Ben Judd from Hove plays reckless Sergeant Troy.

Far From The Madding Crowd is the third Southwick Players production to be directed by Claire Lewis who won rave reviews for her interpretation of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys two years ago and most recently Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth.

She said, ‘I am enormously excited to be working with Southwick Players on this gorgeous adaptation of Hardy’s masterpiece. It is a classic story that has it all – love, tragedy and betrayal – with touches of humour along the way. Having secured a top-notch team, including experienced and talented performers, I am confident we can bring Hardy’s Wessex to life at The Barn – a perfect setting.’

Although a dramatic play, this production will include live musical performances under the direction of Michael James. Movement directors are Bethany Gavin and James Darby.

On Thursday October 16 the performance will be attended by Kate Dyson the BHAC Drama Awards adjudicator. Her adjudication will take place approx. ten minutes after the curtain comes down in the main auditorium and the audience are invited to stay behind and join the cast and production team to hear Ms Dyson’s comments.

The Barn Theatre - 24 Southwick Street, Southwick, BN42 4TE
t: 01273 597094 | Website | Email

Stage
Admn: £8 adult, £4 child
Wed 15 Oct 7.45pm until Sat 18 Oct
@ Rottingdean Public Hall
Rottingdean Public Hall
Rottingdean
Brighton


Written by Ann-Marie MacDonald
this is an award-winning comedy. Constance, a young professor of English Literature, goes on a subconscious journey of self-discovery. She is magically whisked first to Othello and then to Romeo & Juliet. We find that our tragic heroines are actually pretty gutsy gals and that Romeo and Othello are not all they have been portrayed.
With laughs and opportunities for bawdiness this is an excellent piece of entertainment.
Supported by the Royal Shakespeare Company through the Open Stages project
2pm on Saturday and 7.45pm Wednesday to Saturday
Rottingdean Public Hall - Rottingdean, Brighton,
t: 0797 7523253 | Website

Stage
Admn: £11
Wed 15 Oct 7.30pm until Sat 18 Oct
@ Barn Theatre
Barn Theatre
Southwick Community Centre
24, Southwick St
Southwick Brighton BN42 4TE
t: 01273 597 094
Website | Email


Far From The Madding Crowd is Southwick Players entry in the 2014 Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s (BHAC) Drama Awards.

A cast of 15 will bring Thomas Hardy’s much-loved classic dramatically to life in this recent adaptation by Mark Healy which fuses vivid story-telling, live folk songs and humour into a dynamic staging.

Based on one of Hardy’s most popular and enduring novels, Far From The Madding Crowd takes the audience on a theatrical journey through Hardy country, following a passionate young girl propelled into womanhood by her experiences of love and loss.

Martha Perrin from Brighton plays the spirited and feisty Bathsheba Everdene who, having inherited her uncle’s farm, finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. She is pursued by three would-be lovers; Tony Bright from Worthing plays the constant shepherd Gabriel Oak; Kit Corcoran from Hove plays obsessive landowner William Boldwood and Ben Judd from Hove plays reckless Sergeant Troy.

Far From The Madding Crowd is the third Southwick Players production to be directed by Claire Lewis who won rave reviews for her interpretation of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys two years ago and most recently Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth.

She said, ‘I am enormously excited to be working with Southwick Players on this gorgeous adaptation of Hardy’s masterpiece. It is a classic story that has it all – love, tragedy and betrayal – with touches of humour along the way. Having secured a top-notch team, including experienced and talented performers, I am confident we can bring Hardy’s Wessex to life at The Barn – a perfect setting.’

Although a dramatic play, this production will include live musical performances under the direction of Michael James. Movement directors are Bethany Gavin and James Darby.

On Thursday October 16 the performance will be attended by Kate Dyson the BHAC Drama Awards adjudicator. Her adjudication will take place approx. ten minutes after the curtain comes down in the main auditorium and the audience are invited to stay behind
Barn Theatre - Southwick Community Centre, 24, Southwick St, Southwick, Brighton BN42 4TE
t: 01273 597094 | Website




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