Searching for the cure

The Argus:

10:29am Friday 17th October 2014

THE irony Sir Tony Robinson is playing Moliere’s imaginary invalid with a stinking cold isn’t lost on the actor.

Brighton Comedy Festival: Warning: May Contain Nuts!

The Argus:

12:27pm Friday 10th October 2014

ACCORDING to director Jon Potter there are two key elements to Company Paradiso’s third comedy showcase: laughter and being listened to.

Natash Hodgson talks to Dominic Smith about family theatre with a twist

The Argus:

10:25am Friday 10th October 2014

ROALD DAHL meets Nosferatu is how Natasha Hodgson describes Kill The Beast’s take on The Boy Who Kicked Pigs.

Japanese manga meets hip-hop

The Argus:

11:02am Friday 3rd October 2014

JAPANESE manga, kung fu movies and hip-hop culture are fused in this new production by award- winning dance company Boy Blue Entertainment.

Coming home to Mama

The Argus:

10:03am Friday 3rd October 2014

GYPSY Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Monday October 6 to Saturday, November 8

Aussie singer-songwriter Vance Joy on his new album

The Argus:

11:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

ANYONE who had popped into Melbourne’s Cafe St Edmunds on a Sunday afternoon a few years ago might have caught Vance Joy on his first professional engagement.

Dancers making moves in technology as part of Brighton Digital Festival

The Argus:

11:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MAKING choreography interact with digital technology is nothing new.

The mother who fought the Nazis

The Argus:

11:10am Friday 26th September 2014

Taken At Midnight

Seven reasons to visit the theatre

The Argus:

11:46am Friday 19th September 2014

THE AXIS OF AWESOME Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, Tuesday, September 23 THE Aussie trio behind the internet hit Four Chords, which has clocked up 19 million YouTube views, unveil their latest show Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas. 8pm, £12. Call 01273 647101

Director Michael Woodwood brings a new translation of Ibsen classic A Doll’s House to Worthing Connaught Theatre

The Argus:

11:43am Friday 19th September 2014

A DOLL’S HOUSE Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25 Starts 7.30pm, 2pm matinee Thurs, tickets £16/£14. Call 01903 206206

Matthew Morris puts his body through the mill in digital dance premiere GoL4M

The Argus:

11:22am Friday 19th September 2014

Matthew Morris talks to Dominic Smith about being electrocuted, technology and rebirth

Simon Shephard takes the lead in Noel Coward’s Hay Fever opening at Theatre Royal Brighton

The Argus:

11:27am Friday 19th September 2014

Hay Fever

Seven top stage shows not to miss

The Argus: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

10:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Blind Hamlet Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, New Road, Saturday, September 13, 7.30pm, £12/£10, 01273 709709

Bringing the Small Faces music and story to the stage

The Argus:

10:18am Friday 12th September 2014

Stones In His Pockets

Spinal Tap hero Harry Shearer on playing Derek Smalls and hitting the stage at Theatre Royal Brighton

The Argus:

10:10am Friday 5th September 2014

He's played ageing touring rocker Derek Smalls, America's most infamous president and the yellow embodiment of neighbourliness in long-running cartoon series The Simpsons.

Agatha killed the radio star

The Argus:

11:18am Friday 29th August 2014


Getting back into the swing at Dreamboats And Miniskirts

The Argus:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Dreamboats And Miniskirts

Get blown away by Annie Oakley

The Argus:

10:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TIME has not been kind to battle of the sexes comedies - from The Taming Of The Shrew, to Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun.

A paradise of broken dreams

The Argus:

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

Richard Bean calls Pitcairn Lord Of The Flies for grown-ups. And the playwright who penned smash-hit slapstick comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, compares the English mutineers who ditched Captain Bligh in a longboat in the South Pacific to an 18th century version of Jihadist group Isis.

Three to catch this week

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10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, Friday, August 22

7 stage shows not to miss this week

The Argus:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

King Lear With Sheep The Hay Barn, Jevington Place, Jevington, Friday, August 15, and Saturday, August 16.

Three top stage shows to see this week

The Argus:

11:20am Friday 8th August 2014

Fear And Misery Of The Third Reich, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, New Road, Friday, August 8, to Saturday, August 9, 7.30pm, 2.30pm matinee Sat, £8/£5, 01273 709709: FIRECRACKER Youth Theatre recreate Bertolt Brecht’s examination of how the Nazis rose to power and their effect on ordinary people.

Golden age of Broadway

The Argus:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

INSPIRED by the underworld stories of Damon Runyon, Guys And Dolls never pretended to be a realistic depiction of New York in the 1950s – even adding the subtitle of “a musical fable of Broadway”.

Square Peg’s Tim Lenkiewicz on bringing circus to the theatre

The Argus:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Tim Lenkiewicz’s Square Peg have recast and redeveloped the show which won the company a 2012 Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award.

Hollywood star to mentor young actors

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11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

LONDON Road theatre Emporium has joined forces with The Young Actors Group to offer weekly term-time acting classes mentored by Brighton’s own Hollywood star Dakota Blue Richards.

Three stage shows not to miss this week

The Argus:

1:23pm Friday 1st August 2014

Hedwig And The Angry Inch New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton, until Sunday, August 3 EAST German rock’n’ roller Hedwig’s search for the origin of love after a botched sex-change returns to the NVT for Pride following a successful appearance at May’s Brighton Fringe. 7.45pm, £12.50, 01273 746118

Eddie Izzard comes home for exclusive open air show

The Argus:

11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

Bexhill's most famous son is returning to his hometown for an exclusive open air version of latest touring show Force Majeure on Thursday, August 7.

The Quest For The Holy Grail returns to Brighton

The Argus:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Spamalot Theatre Royal Brighton, New Road, Monday, March 30, to Saturday, April 4, 2015.

The changing face of Chichester Festival Theatre

The Argus: The changing face of Chichester Festival Theatre

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS Chichester Festival Theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012, there were already plans afoot to ensure it survived for the next 50 years.

Time to shine for funny pair

The Argus:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

After directing the music for Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Series Live! and starring in the touring show, Philip Pope needs something with fewer bells and whistles.

John Godber on reviving his culture clash two-hander April In Paris

The Argus:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

"I think the recession is over in the south east. They said there would be cuts but we wouldn’t feel it for two–and–a–half years as city councils would massage figures and hold back money. Now we are realising those libraries and museums are closing.”

Classic films to be aired at Preston Manor

The Argus:

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

With the weather finally brightening up the city's oldest cinema has decided to spend a couple of weekends in the warm evening air.

Satirical journalist and caricaturist speaks out

The Argus:

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

For the last 30 years satirical journalist Martin Rowson has burst political egos with his beautiful but vicious cartoons.

Jamie Glover's "act of madness"

The Argus:

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Sometimes it feels like an act of madness” admits Jamie Glover about his Chichester directorial début at the same venue where he starred in last year’s world premiere If Only.

Celebrate Dylan Thomas’s centenary with Game Of Thrones star Owen Teale

The Argus: Celebrate Dylan Thomas’s centenary with Game Of Thrones star Owen Teale

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

UNDER Milk Wood belongs to the world – it's a universal piece. Not only does it have something to say, but it says it in a way that is almost unique with its degree of poetry and vernacular of the Welsh."

Performance artist Bryony Kimmings collaborates with her niece to create a true role model

The Argus: Performance artist Bryony Kimmings collaborates with her niece to create a true role model

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

PERFORMANCE artist Bryony Kimmings is certain of one thing - Brighton's performance will all end in tears.

West End farce The Play That Goes Wrong in Eastbourne

The Argus: West End farce The Play That Goes Wrong in Eastbourne

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

The Play That Goes Wrong

New season for Dukebox

The Argus: New season for Dukebox

10:50am Friday 6th June 2014

The Iron Duke, Waterloo Street, Hove, from Friday, June 13 “LAST year we spent a lot of time explaining to people where Dukebox was. Now people know who we are - the word is getting out!”

Shakespeare by Propeller is taking off in a big way

The Argus: Shakespeare by Propeller is taking off in a big way

10:46am Friday 6th June 2014

WHEN he was 18 Dominic Gerrard went on a school trip to see Propeller’s take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night performed at their Newbury home, the Windmill Theatre.

Eccentrics live long and have a healthier happier life

The Argus: Paschale Straiton

10:42am Friday 6th June 2014

Psychologist Dr David Weeks found eccentric people live longer and visit the doctor less. The Edinburgh psychiatrist and co-author of the 1995 book, Eccentrics: A Study of Sanity and Strangeness, suggests that because non conformists don’t repress their inner nature in a constant struggle to conform, they are happier and healthier.

Comedian Alfie Moore set to put on an arresting performance

The Argus: Comedian Alfie Moore set to put on an arresting performance

10:34am Friday 6th June 2014

Alfie Moore is a comic for those who believe the best education is the university of life.

Dead Funny Season - Devonshire Park Theatre

The Argus: -

5:37pm Friday 30th May 2014

Dead Funny season: Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne, Tuesday, June 3, to Saturday, June 21

Guitar makers go on an adventure to discover the true value of wood

The Argus: The team, including guitar-makers Chris Martin, Bob Taylor and Dave Berryman, filmed venturing into the Tongass National Forest and, below, Bob Taylor talks guitars

5:33pm Friday 30th May 2014

Maxine Trump talks to Dominic Smith about filming three guitar makers on an adventure to protect a rainforest

D-Day nerve centre in Pressure play

The Argus: D-Day nerve centre in Pressure play

5:05pm Friday 30th May 2014

ACROSS the world the British are famed for their obsession with the weather.

Earning their Strypes at benefit festival

The Argus: Earning their Strypes at benefit show

5:07pm Friday 30th May 2014

IRISH rhythm and blues tykes The Strypes are joining Squeeze’s Chris Difford and 1960s legend Arthur Brown for a benefit festival to raise cash for those affected by a devastating fire.

After Madame Butterfly comes Mme Butterfly at the Marlborough

The Argus: After Madame Butterfly comes Mme Butterfly at the Marlborough

5:08pm Friday 30th May 2014

Mme Butterfly

Brighton Fringe: C U In Court at Laughing Horse @ Caroline Of Brunswick May 23 to May 26

The Argus: Chap-hop pioneer Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer plays two nights at Brighton Fringe

9:47am Friday 23rd May 2014

Seven years after Dave Griffiths beat French Connection in a decade-long copyright dispute, he still calls up organisations he thinks might have had their trademarks infringed by the fashion brand.

Brighton Fringe: Away From Home at The Marlborough Theatre until May 26

The Argus: Away From Home

9:44am Friday 23rd May 2014

Gay escort hired by premiership footballer. It’s a tagline which makes you read on, not only because it is gossip column gold but also that reading such a story would be impossible.

Casting The Runes at The Warren from May 25

The Argus: Box Tale Soup in Casting The Runes

9:39am Friday 23rd May 2014

Box Tale Soup’s puppet take on Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey was one of the surprise hits of the 2013 Fringe, earning them an Argus Angel.

Lee Evans exclusive show in Eastbourne announced

The Argus: Lee Evans at Congress Theatre Eastbourne in July

3:30pm Friday 16th May 2014

Manic comedian Lee Evans has just announced a work-in-progress show in Eastbourne's Congress Theatre this summer.


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