Brighton Festival 2016 – Our Must-See Picks
Laurie Anderson was at the forefront of innovative performance all the way back in the 80s, and she is still making beautiful and thought-provoking work today.
Here are our picks of the 2016 Brighton Festival:
Seen… and recommended!:
Saturday 7th – Wed 11th May, various times, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, £12.50
Just such a lovely way to spend an an hour and a half of your life. You won’t regret it.
Tuesday 17th May, 5pm, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, £12.50
This is probably in my top 5 favourite shows ever. Enough said.
Tuesday 24th – Wednesday 25th May, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Brighton, £10-17.50
Dance theatre with a bit of a twist – gripping and wryly funny.
Looking forward to:
Saturday 7th – Saturday 28th May (not Sundays except 8th, not Mondays), various times, secret Brighton location, £20
Go ‘deep swimming’ as an undercover agent with a new identity for the night!
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th May, 8pm, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, £15-17.50
Beautiful and emotional adult circus piece exploring the human condition.
Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th May, 11-14th 7.30pm, 14&15th 2.30pm, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, £20-27.50
Intriguing storytelling utilising binaural technology to create an intimate world of sound.
Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th May, various times, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, £12.50
An intense and focussed, wordless puppet show for adults.
Saturday 14th May, 7.30pm, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, £13
Sara Pascoe can do no wrong as far as we’re concerned. Go along and giggle.
Sunday 15th May, 1.30pm, Duke of York’s Picturehouse, £10.50
A hugely inspirational essay film that has been a big inspiration to Ms Anderson.
Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st May, 7.30pm (plus Fri & Sat 2.30m), Theatre Royal Brighton, £10-24
A rude and wild coming of age tale, presented in the form of musical theatre.
Wednesday 18th May, 7.30pm, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, £10-22.50
This is Laurie Anderson’s new work for Brighton Festival. She hasn’t made it yet. It’s bound to be great.
Friday 20th May, 8pm, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, £15
A thought-provoking immersive experience combining sound and visuals and addressing the oh-so current issue of the refugee crisis.
Friday 20th May, 9pm, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, £27.50-32.50
Definitely not a traditional classical concert! But this set from Hacienda shaping DJs will be accompanied by the Manchesta Camerata Orchestra – a night like no other…
Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th May, 8pm, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, £15-17.50
Berlin (the company) skillfullly mix documentary film-making with theatre and environment and this piece should not disappoint, exploring the life of the couple who refused to leave a nuclear explosion zone.
Sunday 29th May, 8pm, Theatre Royal Brighton, £10-18
The New York queen of the underground scene brings her passion and vitality to Brighton.
Pick of the FREEBIES:
Saturday 9th April – Monday 30th May, opening hours, then 12pm-7pm during Brighton Festival, Fabrica
Sketches by the untutored young and old are turned into LED light images across the city.
Saturday 30th April – Sunday 29th May, 10am-5pm (Thursdays until 8pm), University of Brighton Gallery
1997 Turner Prize winner shows this global, collaborative work of views from across the world.
Saturday 7th – Sunday 29th May, during daylight hours, various central locations
Once homeless herself, Perriman’s sound installation homeless culture though personal tales.
Friday 13th – Tuesday 17th May, 12pm-5pm, The Spire
An incredibly loud installation of the late, great Lou Reed’s guitars and amps in feedback mode.
Sunday 22nd May, 12pm-6pm, The Level
A vintage steam roller will print giant images onto the ground.
Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th May, 12pm-7.45pm, The Level
Strange and unique durational performance work, existing for a weekend.