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

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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.

Jemma Khan on giving a traditional Japanese form of storytelling an adult twist for her Brighton Festival show

The Argus: The Epicene Butcher And Other Stories For Consenting Adults

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

WITH styles ranging from goth tragedy to the pornographic, Third World Television’s take on a traditional Japanese storytelling form is certainly not aimed at children.

Cult musical The Last Five Years visits Brighton Fringe before a big-screen adaptation hits cinemas later this year

The Argus: The Last Five Years

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

JASON Robert Brown’s innovative Drama Desk Award-winning musical is currently a cult favourite in the UK, but with the imminent release of a new cinematic version it may reach a wider audience.

Bernadette Russell tells of her project to perform a simple act of kindness every day

The Argus: 366 Days Of Kindness

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

She buys coffee for people she has never met and picks up other people’s litter.

Jennie Eggleton on overcoming anorexia and writing her debut play

The Argus: Close To You

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Karen Carpenter’s death from anorexia was the first time a celebrity had died after developing the disease.

Sparkle And Dark Theatre Company discuss issues of ageing and death in puppetry production Killing Roger

The Argus: Killing Roger

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

AS our population ages and the baby boomer generation start picking up their pensions, the issues of growing old and end of life are going to get more important in society.

The story of a forgotten hero comes to The Old Courtroom as part of Brighton Fringe

The Argus: Story of a forgotten hero comes to The Old Courtroom as part of Brighton Fringe

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

The most remarkable fact about Operation Mincemeat is not that it went to plan and was devised by a team including James Bond creator Ian Fleming, but that the Germans believed it.

The Guide speaks to the hardest-working performer in this year’s Fringe, John Roberston

The Argus: John Robertson

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Leaving aside the many programmers regularly pulling 20-hour shifts in May, John Robertson must be the hardest-working performer in this year’s Fringe.

Harriet Walter swaps Downton Abbey for Brighton Fringe in A Walk Through The End Of Time

The Argus: Harriet Walter

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Dame Harriet Walter’s contribution to the 2014 Brighton Fringe combine both her first and second loves – acting and music.

Alice Mary Cooper mixes fact and fiction in a play about the swimmer who invented the butterfly stoke

The Argus: Waves

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Any keen swimmers who’ve ever struggled to master the butterfly might see the majestic stroke quite differently after the fantastical journey imagined in this Brighton Fringe Emerging Talent- nominated show.

Victoria Melody takes to the stage with her naughty Basset hound Major Tom as part of Brighton Fringe

The Argus: Major Tom and Victoria Melody

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

It was when a Birmingham dog show judge said she should replace her beloved Basset hound Major Tom if she ever wanted to win anything that artist Victoria Melody decided to put her own body under scrutiny.

War correspondent Neil Fleming on penning a revenge tragedy for the 21st century

The Argus: Wild Justice

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

It was Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton watching a live transmission of Osama Bin Laden’s execution by US special forces that inspired former war correspondent Neil Fleming to pen a revenge tragedy for the 21st century.

Brighton Fringe: Cameryn Moore reveals all about her one-woman show Phone Whore

The Argus: Brighton Fringe: Cameryn Moore reveals all about her one-woman show Phone Whore

11:35am Friday 2nd May 2014

When Cameryn Moore was laid off from a marketing job, her two degrees – in Russian literature and arts administration – proved useless.

Brighton Fringe: Take a whirlwind tour of the Beeb's history in Five Rounds Rapid's debut show

The Argus: Complete History Of The BBC (Abridged)

11:24am Friday 2nd May 2014

Five Rounds Rapid’s debut Fringe show in their new home town plays into two national obsessions – collecting and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Gruesome love story The Bloody Ballad promises to be a highlight of this year's Brighton Fringe

The Argus: The Bloody Ballad

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Romance and murder tale The Bloody Ballad is a fusion of Americana music and slasher movie theatre.

Market research comes under fire in Brighton Fringe show The Opinion Makers

The Argus: The Opinion Makers

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

ARGUABLY the most creative writing many GCSE students produce is when they make up market research for their geography field projects.

Probe - Running On Empty explores themes of love and loss

The Argus: Probe - Running On Empty

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

IT was a desire to go on a journey which led Brighton-based former Rambert Dance Company performer Antonia Grove to set up Probe and start investigating longer-form work.

Crispin Glover brings his latest quirky project to the Duke Of York's

The Argus: Crispin Glover brings his latest quirky project to the Duke Of York's

9:34am Friday 25th April 2014

Since his international breakthrough as the nerdy George McFly in Back To The Future, Crispin Glover has established a name for himself as a true cinematic original.

Grab your bucket and spade as The Old Market hosts a double bill of seaside-themed Edinburgh Fringe shows

The Argus: The Islanders

5:00am Friday 25th April 2014

Duncan Hall speaks to Eddie Argos of Art Brut about his teenage holiday to the Isle Of Wight, and John Peel’s Shed writer John Osborne describes his walk along Weymouth beach

New play England Away explores football, fascism and what it means to be a fan

The Argus: England Away

5:00am Friday 25th April 2014

It was not so long ago that any discussion of the English national football team would default to hooliganism.

Discover the real Marilyn Monroe in a new one-woman stage show

The Argus: Lizzie Wort as Marilyn Monroe

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

"So many perceptions of Marilyn Monroe are based around her death. With this play, we wanted to get people interested in her life.”

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke talks art, Arctic Monkeys and the possibility of an autobiography

The Argus: John Cooper Clarke

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

"Don't call me a national treasure – it seems like something you would say about a dead person or someone not working any more. I’m working more than at any point in my life.”

This year's Chichester Festival season launches with a play about one of the 20th century’s most-loved female poets, Stevie Smith

The Argus: Director Christopher Morahan and Zoë Wanamaker in rehearsals. Photo by Manuel Harlan

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The only time director Christopher Morahan worked with Zoë Wanamaker previously was on the 1997 mini-series A Dance To The Music Of Time.

Writer Sarah Naomi Lee tells how bad hair days inspired her play Snakes And Ladders

The Argus: The cast of Snakes And Ladders. Photo by Paul Jackson

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

When Bafta-nominated Snakes And Ladders star Cathy Tyson was young, her mother put Vaseline on her hair to try to make it stay down.

Live action and camera trickery combine as award-winning show Leo pays a visit to The Old Market

The Argus: Leo. Photo by Andy Phillipson

5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Wannabe astronauts have to be flown tens of thousands of feet into the atmosphere to achieve the effects of weightlessness.

Martial arts and dance fusion show Boxe Boxe comes to Brighton Dome

The Argus: Boxe Boxe

5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Arguably the world’s greatest boxer, Muhammad Ali, once said: “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

Passion, frustration and laughter combine in A Month In The Country at The Old Market

The Argus: A Month In The Country

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Director Sean McLevy compares his new production of Russian playwright Ivan Turgenev’s A Month In The Country to an old-fashioned Alan Ayckbourn play.

The Renaissance that never was

The Argus: Abelard and Heloise

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Duncan Hall learns how the Church in 12th-century France used an affair between a philosopher and his student to halt a revolution

Comedy icon Eric Morecambe is recreated in an award-winning one-man show

The Argus: Bob Golding as Eric Morecambe

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Kenneth Tynan picked up on Morecambe And Wise’s success in the 1970s. He said Eric was the straight man who was funny, and Ernie was the funny man who was straight.

One Man, Two Guvnors for Theatre Royal Brighton

The Argus: One Man, Two Guvnors for Theatre Royal Brighton

11:20am Wednesday 26th March 2014

The National Theatre hit One Man, Two Guvnors has been revealed as Theatre Royal Brighton’s Christmas show.

Arthur Smith explains why he enjoys writing, walking and being grumpy

The Argus: Arthur Smith. Photo by Steve Ullathorne.

6:30am Friday 21st March 2014

Hard as it is to believe, chain-smoking comedian and reformed alcoholic Arthur Smith was once a cross country runner, who represented London schools.



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