Reginald D Hunter

Brighton Dome, Brighton, tomorrow

Having plied his trade in the UK for 20 years, Reginald D Hunter is out on the road in celebratory fashion.

Originally from the American deep south, the comic has delighted fans on this side of the pond for two decades and has never struggled to find an audience.

Now based in the north west, Reginald is a charismatic and smooth talking individual who is never shy about being brutally honest in his comedic style.

Controversy is not far away when Reginald is on stage.


Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, today until Sunday, June 16

Another great show to take your children to next week, and

another that is adapted from a popular book. Based on the character created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Zog is a magical creature whose goal in life is to earn a gold star at Madam Dragon’s school - where dragons go to learn what they need to know. Zog tries hard to make this goal happen and has plenty of help from his friends, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. The show is uplifting and beautifully backed by a host of live folk musicians.

Roman Romp

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, today and tomorrow

This show is most definitely not for little ones. An adult look at one of the world’s greatest empires, Roman Romp is a comedy show set in the “Temple of Vesta” where the practice of celibacy is the main way of life. The story follows Frigella the Fulfiller who wants to escape the temple to the more fun-loving one next door. She and her friends are eager to find a way out but have to first get past the high priestess Virginia Creeper. If you’re a fan of sex jokes then Roman Romp is probably a good fit for you.

Little Miss Sunshine

Theatre Royal, Brighton, today and tomorrow

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, Little Miss Sunshine follows the story of Olive Hoover, a ten-year-old girl who desperately wants to be a beauty queen. With the help of her family she enters the Little Miss Sunshine pageant and has to make the 800-mile trip to California from her home in New Mexico. The film has a big cult following and is loved across the world. It has been interesting to see it translate to the stage and takes the audience on a slightly different take to the big screen version but ultimately it all ends in the same place and that is what matters.

The Rocket Man: Elton John Tribute

The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, Wednesday, June 19

Elton John spent last weekend rocking the County Ground in Hove as part of his farewell tour..

If you love the music of the Rocket Man but missed out on seeing him rock the home of Sussex County Cricket Club then fear not, you can see the next best thing.

This Elton John tribute show is tipped as one of the best in the country, and the huge setlist of hits always leaves the audience on its feet.

Sure, nobody can top Elton, but this is a close second.

Shappi Khorsandi

Komedia, Brighton, Wednesday, June 19

Shappi Khorsandi has been heralded as an author and TV personality but stand up comedy is where her true passion lies.

With sharp tongued gags mixed with puns and anecdotes about raising her child, this British-Iranian comedian has remained a popular figure on the comedy circuit for many years.

Having established herself in London, and with appearances on Live At The Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8/10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, Shappi was also elected president of the British Humanist society in 2017.

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Brighton Open Air Theatre, Brighton, Wednesday June 19 and Thursday, June 20

William Shakespeare is celebrated as one of the greatest playwrights in the world. His work is known across the world - and there is plenty of it to get through. That is probably why The National Production Company’s Complete Works of Shakespeare show has had to be abridged - or the audience would be there for hours. Weaving their way through the entire back catalogue of the Bard in one night of comedy, drama and action, the group of actors has some job on their hands remembering what scenes go where and from which plays. This show has been billed as a 12 plus show, as there may be some adult themes and will be a different take on Shakespeare’s work.

Mike Farris

The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, Thursday, June 20

Known for his country-blues sound, Mike Farris is a big name back in his native USA.

Venturing over the pond and while his audiences may be a little smaller they are no less dedicated.

An original member of blues outfit the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, Farris has been a solo act since 2001 and has the stage presence of an entire band all by himself.

With his rocking guitar riffs and brilliant voice he is sure to wow audiences at the Ropetackle next week.

Il Divo

Brighton Centre, Brighton, Thursday, June 20

With more than 30 million album sales worldwide, Il Divo have become one of the best selling operatic acts of all time.

Named Artist of the Decade at the Classic Brits in 2011, the group’s success shows no signs of slowing.

The four men, Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard and David Miller, seemlessly blend classical music and silky pop ballads and have proved that they are more than just a one trick pony when it comes to the songs they produce.