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Thriller fans are clearly in for a treat when director Anthony Banks promises the stage adaptation of The Girl On The Train - playing Theatre Royal Brighton, this June - "is absolutely packed with twists and turns”. 
Photo credit: Julian Ward

A clip of award-winning poet and comedian Rob Auton performing on Comedy Central has recently gone viral with nearly four million views on Facebook.

Creators of stage show Wild, Laura Mugridge and Katie Villa, want us to think about that thing we have all been through, but very few of us talk about, through a bold, riotous and strikingly visual show.

Written just a year apart, Lone Star in 1979, Laundry & Bourbon in 1980, the plays share the same setting, themes and connected characters and, not surprisingly, are usually presented on the same bill.

Ian McKellen is to celebrate his 80th birthday this year by raising funds for theatres, with a new solo show which will play on 80 stages across the UK, including Theatre Royal Brighton.

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary took time out to answer questions ahead of Horrible Histories Live On Stage, which is coming to Brighton early next year.

At 65 years old, and with an incurable illness, award-winning comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer decided to go to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 to do something he'd never done before: perform a one-man comedy show.

The much anticipated Christmas Queens, at Brighton Dome Concert Hall, began via a video montage of some of the most famous and popular queens from all ten seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race.
(c) Summer Dean

A Brighton-based choir for people who've experienced homelessness and marginalisation will perform at Brighton Dome Concert Hall for the first time, as part of The Big Christmas Singalong!

Award-winning performance company Quarantine and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts bring Wallflower to Brighton this weekend, asking performers, audiences and the public 'can you remember every dance you've ever danced'?

The streets of Brighton will feature folk tales of the world for the 2019 Brighton Festival Children's Parade next May. 

Soaked in Tom Allen's signature waspish snobbery and self-aggrandising wit, his new show Absolutely addresses the elephant in the room that Tom is still living at home with his parents, because he can't afford not to – in Bromley, Kent: heart of leave voters and Theresa May's Brexit Britain


“I'm excited to spread cheers and queers throughout Europe this season,” says Asia O'Hara, ahead of Christmas Queens visit to Brighton, next month.

In 2017, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival's flagship project Miss Represented took their acclaimed show Can You See Me Now? out on tour. 

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