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Actor Shane Richie and leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the next stage adaptation of multi-million selling Brighton-based author Peter James’ Not Dead Enough.

The hit musical comedy Sister Act is currently in residence at The Brighton Centre. Steph Keane dropped by the venue on the show's first night and was dazzled by both the cast and performance.

The National Youth Theatre (NYT), the world's leading youth arts organisation, will travel to Brighton this February to hold auditions for new members to join its prestigious membership. 

The Brighton Centre's 2017 week long residency from Holiday On Ice is a modern rock version of the classic Romeo and Juliet story. 

This year's Peacock Poetry Prize will have the theme of everyday epic, a subject chosen by Brighton Festival 2017 Guest Director Kate Tempest.

Emerging as one of the stand-out theatre pieces of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Sue MacLaine Company's Can I Start Again Please explores how far the public realm of language can ever transmit the private world of profound trauma. 

Bridget Christie will be headlining a host of female comedians to raise money and awareness for two Sussex women's charities (Rise and Survivors' Network) as part of a global Sixteen Days campaign to end violence against women. 

Storymaker, playwright and performer, Michael Morpurgo's work reaches across the arts. It's a career that's been recognised with the author receiving the J M Barrie Award for his contribution to children literature.

From rising homelessness to the increasing reliance of residents on food banks, a new show from a recently formed local company Brighton People's Theatre, Tighten Our Belts,takes as its subject the significant cost of austerity for people living and working in the city. 

The theme for the Brighton Festival 2017 Children's Parade, which will take place on Saturday 6th May 2017, is Poetry in Motion.

Founded ninety years ago, the Harlem Globetrotters started off as a five person detail by founder Abe Saperstein. Originally the Savoy Big Five, the team quickly evolved and have now played over 20,000 games. 
Image By Hugo Glendinning & Tim Etchells

Sheffield-based, international award winning theatre company Forced Entertainment bring the UK premiere of Real Magic to the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), Brighton, on 10th and 11th November 2016.

Stagetext, the leading captioning charity for the arts and cultural sectors, will host its second Captioning Awareness Week from 14tht o 19th November 2016.

How do you condense a lengthy book into two hours of drama, especially when the book is well-known and loved and different audience members will have their own expectations… in this case, very well. 

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