Everyone’s talking about the fringe, but let’s not forget out April! As usual, there is loads going on in town. So whether the weather holds out or not, there is always fun to be had beside the seaside. So what can we look forward to this month?
Here’s our pick of the month’s best entertainment: Enjoy!
The History Boys – till 03 April
Alan Bennett’s piece on the testing times for adolescent boys and their doting schoolmaster. Fantastic as a film, but even better on the stage. Theatre Royal
Disney Live ‘Three Classic Fairy Tales’ – (02-05 April)
All your favourite Disney characters played out in front of you – great for kids and families. Brighton Centre
The Pirates of Penzance – (06 -10 April)
Opera and comedy, camp and funny, Gilbert and Sullivan. Theatre Royal
Oklahoma! (13 -17 April)
OMG! It’s Oklahoma. Top performance by xxx of mid west US frolics. Not to be missed. Theatre Royal
Also showing: Witness for the Prosecution, Icarus, In Flame.
World of Interiors: The not-so Far East project - till 11 April
Young people review the Pavilion and its art. Brighton Museum
Wild Planet: Celebrating Wildlife Photographer of the Year – till September
The seafront is full of life: Wildlife! So before you visit the pier, take a look at the world’s best nature photography, exhibited outdoors! The West Pier
Brighton & Hove Camera Club – till 13 April
The club’s annual show, a favourite for local snappers. The Grange Museum and Art Gallery.
If you love film, look here for links to the Odeon and the Duke of York Theatre.
Final Cut – 18 April
Short films from Brighton, Britain, & the rest of the World at Komedia.
Shows and Events
Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Rolling – 03 April
Take the kids and explore the countryside using a map to find Easter treasures. 01273 857712 – Devil’s Dyke. Or join the treasure hunt across the City. www.thebrightontreasurehuntcompany.co.uk,
City Reads does Bond – till 28 May
If you like a man of mystery, an elusive quiet type, but would rather read of him than touch, this book group’s for you. City Reads takes on Ian Fleming’s ‘From Russia with Love’. http://cityreads.co.uk- Various venues
Festival of Shopping – till 30 April
Yes, we love shopping! Brighton’s North Laines celebrates retail therapy. www.uniquebrighton.com
Brighton & Hove Children’s Festival (12 -18 April)
Annual creative fun as kids and families take over the streets. www.thechildrensfestival.co.uk
Strictly Come Dancing (29 April – 02 May)
Strictly don’t miss it. The Brighton Centre
Lady Boys of Bangkok (30 April)
New production, of you-know-what. Victoria Gardens 0871 7050705, www.ladyboysofbangkok.co.uk
Boy George in Concert (20 April)
Hard talking, sweet soul singing diva does Brighton. Brighton Dome
Diversity (15 April)
Multi-talented troupe continues its run of fame. Brighton Centre
Also this month: The Lightning Seeds (24 April) Brighton Dome; Joan Armatrading (13 April) Brighton Dome; The Australian Pink Floyd Show (24 April) Brighton Centre.
So much to see and do!
Here’s links to all the venues, enjoy!
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