Romesh Ranganathan

Theatre Royal, Brighton, Saturday, April 13

As part of the Brighton Podcast Festival, Romesh Ranganathan will be taking over the Theatre Royal with a special edition of his hit podcast Hip-Hop Saved My Life.

His special guest will be none other than Sussex’s own Rag ’n’ Bone Man, who will be talking to the comedian about his musical influences and what makes music so special.

For any fans of Romesh’s comedy, this is something a little bit different but will be no less entertaining than if you were to see him perform one of his stand-up sets.

Terry Riley

The Old Market, Hove, Sunday, April 14

At the age of 83 you’d have forgiven Terry Riley for hanging up his touring boots in favour of a peaceful retirement.

But that is not what this minimalist musical pioneer has decided upon.

Hitting the road once again, Terry will be bringing his revolutionary style of music composition to Hove for an intimate show.

The mastermind behind the use of tape loops and delay systems, Terry has truly left a mark on the music industry.

Terry’s son Gyan will be joining him on the road for the shows.

Pixar in Concert

Brighton Dome, Brighton, Sunday, April 14

This is a show for the whole family and a great way to relive some amazing movie moments with a live band.

With a full orchestra playing the stunning scores, Pixar In Concert will wind its way through some of the most well-known children’s films.

Pixar classics such as Toy Story (and its two sequels), The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, A Bug’s Life and Cars will all be featured in this great night of movies and music.

A show perfect for parents and youngsters, have a film trip with a twist.


Brighton Dome, Brighton, Monday, April 15

All ABC fans should makes sure they check out this show., but particularly those who are a fan of their 1982 chart-topping debut “The Lexicon of Love”. That is because the group will be playing the album, front to back, in its entirety. The record saw ABC become one of Britain’s finest pop exports and has helped ensure that they are still wildly popular to this day. They will, of course, also be playing the rest of their smash hits such as Be Near Me, When Smokey Sings and Millionaire. Flamboyant, with a certain swagger, and an ability to absolutely own the stage, ABC not only have some fantastic poppy tunes but also know exactly how to keep an audience in the palm of their hands. Deciding whether to see ABC should be as easy as 123 - isn’t that what that Jackson Five song was about?

Gyles Brandreth

Komedia, Brighton, Monday, April 15

The former MP and government whip then writer and broadcaster, Gyles Brandreth has certainly had a varied career.

Some people may not even know that Gyles has had a career in comedy as well.

And now he is back with his newest one man show.

Break A Leg will see Gyles celebrate all things theatrical, but with his own signature twist.

He will have a laugh with the audience as he dishes dirt of theatre stars he’s worked with and sharing what life is like behind the stage curtain.

Alfie Boe

Brighton Dome, Brighton, Tuesday, April 16

Having landed his first chart topping solo album in 27 years, Alfie Boe hits Brighton ready to celebrate.

Coming Home To You hit to top of the UK album charts at the end of March, something which Boe has called a massive career highlight. He may be best known for belting out hit musical numbers on London’s West End, but Alfie also has a back catalogue of solo material that means he has proved to be popular away from the theatre world. Having started his musical career with an operatic style, Alfie’s music now is far more contemporary and relaxed, which could be a reason for his newest album reaching the heights it did. From pop to rock, classical to theatre, with so many genres covered in Alfie’s work seeing him live is the musical equivalent to a box of mixed chocolates.

Lee Ridley: Lost Voice Guy

Komedia, Brighton, Wednesday, April 17

After making a name for himself as the Lost Voice Guy on the 2018 edition of UK talent show Britain’s Got Talent, Lee Ridley has found fame.

He’s been doing stand-up since 2012 but it took his appearance on TV to get the world to sit up and take notice.

Lee is the first comedian to use a communication aid in his act.

Born with cerebral palsy, complications at birth resulted in Lee losing his ability to speak.

But he’s now one of the UK’s fastest rising comics.

Steeleye Span

The Capitol, Horsham, Thursday, April 18

Celebrating 50 years as a group is no mean feat. Steeleye Span could have been forgiven for wanting to hang up their boots but such is their dedication to performing their folk-rock that they are still consistently on the road. Maddy Prior has been the voice of Steeleye for four of the five decades they have been together and her entrancing voice is a big part of the reason the group continue to be so popular. Fifty years may not be the end for the group but you still shouldn’t miss out seeing them.

These New Puritans

Patterns, Brighton, Thursday, April 18

A mix of post-punk and electro, These New Puritans are made up of Essex twin brothers George and Jack Barnett. March saw the release of the band’s first studio album in six years. Now the duo are back on the road promoting “Inside the Rose” as well as showcasing some of their better known hits.