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Brighton Fringe's Autumn Season officially launches today, 1st October 2020, with more than fifty events taking place in a COVID-safe way at venues across the city as well as online.

Entrepreneurial theatre performers from Sussex could be among those to benefit from a much needed lifeline to artists whose careers have been left devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A nationwide campaign has launched with forty theatres, including Brighton Dome, fundraising pages going live on day one and many more waiting in the wings. 

If Liverpudlian comedian John Bishop seems relaxed onstage that is because he is. Storytelling comes as naturally as taking a breath to this former semi-professional footballer.

In just one week Brighton Dome will be re-opening its doors for the first time since lockdown in a special partnership with social enterprise charity Team Domenica. 

Glyndebourne is extending its summer season of outdoor events, with an additional two weeks of open-air concerts and Open Gardens between 29th August and 13th September 2020.

Brighton Dome has partnered with Fane Online on a curated series of livestreamed events featuring celebrated authors, actors and podcasters direct to audiences in the comfort of their own home.

Romesh Ranganathan is Straight Outta Crawley, in West Sussex, and on his last nationwide tour, Irrational, he was pondering whether he has an irrational viewpoint on the world or whether that can be attributed to absolutely everyone else.

Following Brighton Festival's digital programme during lockdown, poet and author Lemn Sissay MBE has confirmed he will return as guest director in 2021. 

Beloved of a passionate fanbase and garlanded by award judges, Tim Vine is taking a sharp left turn from his career as a one-line gagsmith and punmeister extraordinaire. Ladies and gentlemen, for one tour only (maybe), we introduce to you . . . Plastic Elvis! The idea for this new tour is somehow simultaneously daft as a brush and not as crazy as it sounds.
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One thousand five hundred Brighton Festival ticket buyers have donated back some or all of their purchases to the Festival after it was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

To celebrate international comedy, offer stand-up fans some stay-at-home entertainment and to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières, Mick Perrin Worldwide will bring you a free hour-long live comedy showcase via Komedia Live's YouTube channel on Thursday 14th May at 8pm BST.

He's been around the comedy block for a number of years, but Geoff Norcott has shifted up numerous gears from being a stalwart club comic to an Edinburgh Fringe draw to a touring comedian with a growing number of TV and radio credits under his belt.

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