PREVIEW: Brighton Dome – spring 2017 programme highlights

Paul Gustafson December 15, 2016

Brighton Dome new spring programme, features a wide range of events across music, dance, theatre, comedy and more.

On March 4 the Dome will celebrate International Women’s Day, joining forces with Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum to present a family-friendly day of inspiring speakers, comedy, workshops and arts and crafts.

Germaine Greer at the Oldie of the Year Awards 2016
Germaine Greer: March 4

As part of the day’s celebrations:

♦       Germaine Greer will be speaking about ecofeminism

♦       Comedian Bridget Christie will perform her stand-up show on Brexit

♦      Deborah Frances-White will perform a live recording of her hit comedy podcast The Guilty Feminist.

Yamato Drummers: March 30

A diverse spring contemporary music programme includes:

♦      The Brighton debut of Mexrrissey,  the joyous brass and string led band from Mexico who reinvent the songs of Morrissey and The Smiths (January 26)

♦       Art-rockers Warpaint (March 29) returning with their third studio album

♦       A high-energy and visually spectacular performance from the internationally known Yamato Drummers (March 30)

♦       A screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood, with a live score performed by London Contemporary Orchestra , which has worked with the like of Radiohead and Frank Ocean, (February 6).

Chloë Hanslip: March 5

For classical music fans, the Brighton Philharmonic 2016-17 season continues , featuring soloists including 2015 Gramophone Young Artist of the Year, Joseph Moog (January 15) and virtuoso violinist Chloë Hanslip (March 5).

Eurohouse: March 19

Elsewhere, Spring theatre highlights include:

♦      2016 Edinburgh Festival hit Eurohouse, a darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals (March 19)

♦      The Duke, another Edinburgh hit written by Shon Dale-Jones, the award-winning writer/performer behind Hugh Hughes (March 31 – April 1)

♦      Femi Martin’s one-woman show How to Die of a Broken Heart, which tells how heartbreak changed her body and her life forever (February 25).

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba: March 7-8
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba: March 7-8

There’s also plenty on offer for lovers of dance, including:

♦      Counteracts, a double bill from Candoco Dance Company, the world’s leading contemporary dance company made up of disabled and non-disabled dancers (February 17)

♦      An electrifying new show from Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Cuba’s flagship contemporary dance troupe, including choreography from Brighton’s Theo Clinkard (March 7-8)

♦      German Cornejo’s Tango Fire, an authentic Argentine production for Tango lovers ( February 22)

Jack Whitehall: January 29-30
Jack Whitehall: January 29-30

Some top name comedians heading to Brighton Dome this spring include:

Jack Whitehall (January 29-30), David O’Doherty (February 10), Josie Long (February 11), Miles Jupp (February 3), Stewart Lee (February 23-26), and Rob Beckett (April 9).

And there’s more comedy mixed with pure emotion and jaw dropping  acrobatics, as top UK circus company Barely Methodical Troupe bring their new show, KIN, to town (April 18-19).

Chester Tuffnut: February 16-19
Chester Tuffnut: February 16-19

Last but not least, there’s lots of entertainment lined up for children at the Dome early next year, including:

♦      Chester Tuffnut, the story of a tree mole told with puppets, original music and lots of imagination (February 16-19)

♦      WOW! Said the Owl, a show based on Tim Hopgood’s children’s book (March 18)

♦      Naomi’s Wild and Scary, a live show based on TV Presenter Naomi Wilkinson’s most exciting wildlife experiences (April 23).

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