PP Arnold

Patterns, Brighton, tomorrow

As a young singer PP Arnold toured with Ike and Tina Turner as part of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue.

She left the group in 1966 to pursue a solo career and, in 1967 at the age of 21, rose to fame with the release of her debut solo album The First Lady Of Immediate.

In the sixties she was popular in this country, often speaking about how she was treated better here than she would have been in America at the time.

Arnold was one of the stand-out voices of the sixties and at the age of 72 she continues to tour.

Rob Beckett

Brighton Dome, Brighton, today and tomorrow

It’s been a busy few years for the “Mouth of the South” but now Rob Beckett is back on the road with his new tour Wallop.

It has been a while since the nation was treated to a stand up tour from Rob - who has been busy filling out his CV with television appearances.

Besides hosting BBC One’s All Together Now and being team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Rob has appeared on: Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock The Week, Celebrity Juice and A League of Their Own.

The Russian State Ballet

The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, Monday and Tuesday

Over the course of two days The Russian State Ballet and Opera House will perform two classic shows.

The first, on Monday, sees Christmas come to Crawley early with the ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker.

Meanwhile day two sees the performers take on the daunting and much-loved Swan Lake.

Both shows will feature a full orchestra playing live with more than 30 musicians.

The company has a knack for capturing the hearts and minds of its audience with gripping dance productions.

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, Tuesday

Former Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone have joined forces for their new hit show, The Ballroom Boys.

Argentine tango master Vincent and king of the ballroom Ian will be joined by two professional female dancers and talented musicians for a night packed with dances, songs and “loads of banter”.

If you liked seeing these two during their respective runs on Strictly then why not catch them doing what they do best, away from the TV cameras.

Christina Bianco

The Old Market, Hove, Friday, October 18

Singer, actress and impressionist Christina Bianco has become a YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos.

If you have ever wanted to see Britney Spears, Judy Garland, Gwen Stefani and Shakira perform in one night this is the way to do it.

The ease at which Christina runs through impressions of some of music’s most famous stars is staggering and her show delivers not just a brilliant music show but also great elements of comedy.