Jamie Walker runs through five Sussex shows you can check out this week.


The Hawth, Crawley, Saturday, January 12

In 2019 Showaddywaddy are the ultimate throwback band.

The Seventies pop group sound like they could be from the Fifties, their sound echoed across arenas, radio waves and living rooms across the UK when they were in their prime.

If you fancy a bit of nostalgia then pop down to The Hawth to see them in action.

With some fantastic sing-along hits, like Under the Moon of Love and Wham-a-lang-a-ding-dang, you know it makes sense to treat yourself to this show.

Eddie Izzard

Eastbourne College Theatre, Eastbourne, Monday, January 14

Ahead of his new, mammoth, UK tour Eddie Izzard is returning to his former stomping grounds to perform a special and extremely intimate work in progress show.

As a former pupil of Eastbourne College, the halls and classrooms of the education establishment are ones he knows well.

Now he is returning to the theatre to perform 75 minutes of material that will go in to forming his new show.

As expected tickets have flown out the door but if you are lucky enough to have got your hands on one, you’re in for a treat.

Have a great time.

The 1975

The Brighton Centre, Brighton, Wednesday, January 16

The 1975 have been making waves across the world with their dark and emotive rock band.

Verging on indie-rock, the band are popular among both fans of rock and pop music and are known for their brilliant live shows.

With their stock only continuing to rise, there is no reason why the size of arenas they play won’t continue to grow.

Compared to some other dates on their tour, the Brighton Centre is relatively intimate.

If you’re up for a night of dancing and moving then this is the show to get to.

Sam Avery

Komedia, Brighton, Wednesday, January 16

If you are familiar with Sam Avery but have never seen his stand-up show you may just be a fan of his blog.

Sam, also known as The Learner Parent, started his online adventure when his twin boys were born.

Since then he has discovered exactly what it takes to be a parent, and now he is sharing those experiences with you.

The crafty beast that is parenthood is always tricky to get your head round at first, Sam isn’t even there himself yet, but comedy always helps soften the blow of hard times.

Nicholas Parsons

The Capitol Theatre, Horsham, Friday, January 18

If you’re a fan of Nicholas Parsons, or remember his popular show Just A Minute, this is the show for you.

In this sit down evening with the Nineties game show host, Parsons will delve deep into his career and shed some light on the unpredictable and fascinating aspects of working in show business.

With a mix of anecdotes and comedy expected, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as you listen to the veteran performer share stories from his life.