Brighton Dome’s Autumn Season Released!

Brighton Dome is hosting some of the world’s most renowned performers, authors and artists in our venue this autumn, coming from Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe and USA to showcase their new work live in Brighton. Australian stand-up and Netflix sensation Hannah Gadsby performs Douglas, a tale about a dog, and the hugely talented Tim Minchin performs for the first time in eight years. Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood will discuss her career and the much anticipated sequel to TheHandmaid’s Tale 34 yearsafter it was published. Contemporary dance from Belgian-Burkinan choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly brings a highly-charged performance inspired by the life of musician Fela Kuti.

From across the UK, Brit award-winning singers Sam Fender and Emeli Sandé, multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and former Brighton Festival GuestDirector Kate Tempest will perform their latest releases and classic hits. Some of the biggest names in British comedy are coming back to Brighton including Eddie Izzard, Crawley comic Romesh Ranganathan, political news satirist Jonathan Pie will bring his own unique take on the ‘B’ word and Brydon, Mack and Mitchell will be hosting an unmissable evening of chat and general messing around.

Contemporary & Classical Music

Incredibly talented female musicians include renowned Lisa Stansfield celebrating the 30thanniversary of her first multi-platinum album; and pop-rock duo Shakespears Sister are back with their hits and reveal new material. Rising star Freya Ridingshas been tipped as a big name to watch by Florence Welch and Taylor Swift; folk duo The Unthanks invite us into the darkly passionate world of Emily Brontë; and we welcome back Kate Tempestto perform her stunningly personal new album, The Book of Traps and Lessons. 

Fans of 80s and 90s rock, indie, house and garage will enjoy gigs by Primal ScreamHappyMondays,The Psychedelic FursThe Divine Comedyand The House & Garage Orchestraperform club anthems in a unique live experience that will get everyone dancing. Singer-songwriters Richard HawleyDermot Kennedyand Jack Savorettiwill perform new material from their latest albums.

Classical pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi returns to the UK three years after his sensational world tour. London Philharmonic Orchestrabring two very different concerts: The Spirit of Beethoven features the heart-pounding Seventh Symphony, led by inspirational young conductor Kensho Watanabe with violin by Emmanuel Tjeknavorian.  Film music maestro Anthony Weeden introduces a century of great British film scores from the elegance of Murder on the Orient Expressto the sheer emotion of the love themefrom Romeo and Juliet, experience the soundtracks to our lives as you’ve never heard them before.

Comedy

Joining comedy favourites Ardal O’HanlonRob Beckett and Russell Kane across the autumn schedule line-up are new kids on the circuit bringing their own unique brand of humour – critically lauded John Robinsbares his soul with personal tales of shame and Netflix sensation Daniel Sloss is a huge hit in America andperformsXhis new ground-breaking show with strong adult themes. Fresh from a residency in London’s West End, improvised play Austentatious gives a comedic spin to the life and works of Jane Austen andpromises that no two shows are ever the same. 

Dance

This autumn sees a compelling range of international dance from Africa’s leading companies. South African choreographer Dada Masilopresents her fearless re-imagining of the iconic classic Giselle. As part of the national France Dance UK festival, Faso Danse ThéâtreandSerge Aimé Coulibalypresent the critically acclaimed Kalakuta Republik, an infectiously energetic performance inspired by the extraordinary life of Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Kuti.

Film

Bring your tissues for Christmas romcom favourite Love Actually In Concert screened alongsidea live orchestra score. Immerse yourself in the blue planet with the latest Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcasing the spellbinding power and beauty of our oceans in a series of curated short films featuring awe-inspiringcinematography.

Talks & Debate

Don’t miss the chance to join American storyteller and LGBT activist, Armistead Maupinas he recounts tales from the city in his first ever UK tour. TV personalities recount their inspirational life stories – from extreme SAS adventures by Ant Middletonto polar exploring with Ben Fogle. Young audiences will get an October half-term treat with Alex Ryderauthor Anthony Horowitz in conversation about the inspiration behind his phenomenally successful teenage spy books. 

Full Listings:

Ticket Office – 01273 709709 | brightondome.org

9th&10thSeptember: Ant Middleton | £30-£87.50

14th, 15th& 24thSeptember: Romesh Ranganthan – The Cynic’s Mixtape | £24

21stSeptember: London Philharmonic Orchestra | £8-£40

27th, 28th& 29thSeptember: Eddie Izzard | £31.50-£46.50

1st, 2nd& 3rdOctober: Brydon, Mack and Mitchell | £42

4thOctober: The Psychedelic Furs | £31

10th, 11th& 12thOctober: Rob Beckett | £24

13thOctober: Ludovico Einaudo | £38-£62.50

14thOctober: An Evening with Armistead Maupin | £20-£28

16thOctober: The Divine Comedy | £32.50

17thOctober: The House & Garage Orchestra | £23.50

18thOctober: Richard Hawley | £27.50-£32.50

19thOctober: Kate Tempest | £29.50

21stOctober: The Unthanks | £24,50

22ndOctober: Ocean Film Festival World Tour | £16

23rdOctober: Lisa Stansfield | £30-£121.50

27thOctober: Anthony Horowitz | £7.50

27thOctober: Jonathan Pie | £19-£26

29th& 30thOctober: Giselle | £10-£25

31stOctober: In Conversation with Margaret Atwood | £19.50-£37

2ndNovember: London Philharmonic Orchestra | £8-£40

3rdNovember: Austentatious | £16-£19

4th& 5thNovember: Kalakuta Republik | £10-£25

6thNovember: Jack Savoretti | £33-£35.50

7thNovember: Happy Mondays | £35

9thNovember: Josh Widdicombe | £21

12thNovember: Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited | £37.50-£42.50

15thNovember: The London African Gospel Choir – Paul Simon’s Graceland | £27

16thNovember: James Acaster | £19.50

18thNovember: Freya Ridings | £20-£24

19thNovember: Ben Fogle | £29.50

20thNovember: Shakespears Sister | £36.50-£78

21stNovember: Primal Scream | £30

22ndNovember: Ardal O’Hanlon | 

23rdNovember: Hannah Gadsby | £26

24thNovember: Russel Kane – The Fast and The Curious | £21

26th& 27thNovember: Tim Minchin | £36.50-£41

28thNovember: Love Actually In Concert | £42.50-£68

29thNovember: John Robins: Hot Shame | £19

30thNovember: Sam Fender | £20

2nd& 3rdDecember: Van Morrison | £48-£78

5thDecember: Emeli Sandé | £38-£68

6thDecember: Daniel Sloss: X | £20

10thDecember: The Darkness | £32

12thDecember: Steeleye Span | £26.50

For more information or to arrange interviews, previews and reviews, please contact:

Press Office – press@brightondome.org|01273 260 838

Sue Bradburn, Head of Press & PR – sue.bradburn@brightondome.org| 01273 260 803 / 07954587099