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Written in 1888, Miss Julie - which comes to New Venture Theatre, Brighton - caused outrage when it opened and was banned by the censors — yet over 130 years later, it's no surprise that this powerful drama still retains its shock factor.   
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The thrill of live contemporary dance and circus theatre will return to Brighton Dome's Concert Hall stage this autumn.

Following the government announcement that social distancing restrictions will be lifted on 19 July, Glyndebourne has confirmed that it will release more tickets to Glyndebourne Festival performances after that date. Audiences were previously capped at 50% of capacity.

In a year like no other, Brighton Fringe invited audiences to escape to the seaside and the audiences flocked: 80,000 tickets were sold for drag, comedy, family shows, circus, theatre and more.

Theatre Royal Brighton has announced its plans to welcome back audiences on Saturday 24 July, providing step four of the government's roadmap goes ahead as scheduled. The lights will finally come up and the curtain will rise again!

Comedian Russell Howard joins the opening night at this month's Brighton Comedy Garden (14-18th July) and kicking off the five-night comedy extravaganza in style.
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Historically, periods of great disruption and change have been met by flowerings of artistic creativity and invention and festivals provide the opportunity to reflect, consider and reimagine. 

Following its cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glyndebourne Tour will return in autumn 2021 with performances at Glyndebourne and four further major national venues. 

Next month's comedy extravaganza Brighton Comedy Garden on Preston Park is all set to go ahead despite last week's announcement of continued restrictions. 
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Glyndebourne has announced the launch of the Glyndebourne Freelancer Fund to support freelance artists and creatives. 
Credit Mike Hoban

Glyndebourne Festival 2021 continues in June with further performances of Kát'a Kabanová and Il turco in Italia and a concert from Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra that explores ancient and modern English music.
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Lost Dog's award-winning performance, Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) is to be revived and re-staged at Brighton Dome, on Saturday 26th June.

Arriving on the scene in summer 2019, the Brighton Comedy Garden enjoyed a hugely successful first year with thousands of comedy fans flocking to the festival.

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