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Brighton Dome is to co-curator Brighton's first Starboard Festival, a new festival of theatre made with, by and for children and young people, performed at Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT).


For more than twenty years Ross Noble has been the king of spontaneous stand-up, almost constantly touring, and he's busier now than ever. 

Glyndebourne's first-ever staging of Puccini's Madama Butterfly and an exclusive new event to introduce new audiences to opera mark two firsts for Glyndebourne Tour 2016. 

City College Brighton and Hove's acting department has been working with Nutkhut, the leading outdoor performance company, to stage Dr. Blighty.

With the dancers glued to the floor and music played by clarinets I was not expecting much of this modern dance piece, but boy was I wrong.

Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall's adaptation of Alan Warner's The Sopranos follows a troupe of convent choirgirls on a rampage across Edinburgh.

Following on from the success of her one woman show Sane New World, comedian, author and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax is back with Frazzled: A forum for discussion. 

The Brighton Festival offers up a genuine treat when the godfather of alternative comedy, Alexei Sayle, pays the city a visit to discuss his career, from Marxist art-school student to star of The Comic Strip and The Young Ones. 

In 2015 Lamb Comedy gambolled into Brighton Fringe with a packed programme ofcomedy shows, ranging from the wryly observational and off-the-wall to the daring and the futuristic.

Drawn from her own personal experiences with mental health and institutionalisation,writer Karis Halsall has created Hysterical, a show that explores the question of whether it's actually possible to be 'well' in our society, surrounded by never ending pressures and the need to achieve and please.


Brighton’s Big Screen returns this June with a line-up of blockbuster and classic moviesplus live coverage of the European Championship football from France..

A recent study by Tenovus Cancer Care and the Royal College of Music has proven thatsinging in a choir for just one hour boosts levels of immune proteins, reduces stress and improves mood, which in turn can have a positive impact on overall health. 

He is best known for playing socially inappropriate and hopeless-in-love anti-heroes. From Gary Strang in Men Behaving Badly to the eponymous lead in Doc Martin . The real Martin Clunes however, is far more charming and lucky in love…

Set to feature at this year's Brighton Festival is a major new commission inspired by the untold story of the hundreds of thousands of men who travelled from India to fight for the Allies in the First World War. 

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