Brighton entertainment listings, Friday to Thursday, July 19-25

Chicago Blues Brothers. Picture by Jonathon Cuff
Chicago Blues Brothers. Picture by Jonathon Cuff

Concerts, stage shows, films, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs

FRIDAY, JULY 19

COMEDY

KRATER COMEDY CLUB: Friday to Sunday, various times, Komedia, Brighton, 0845 293 8480. Acts can include: Rich Wilson, Adam Bloom, Andrew Bird, MC Karen Bayley and Dannie Grufferty. Check www.komedia.co.uk/brighton to see who’s performing each night.

GIGS

EASY STAR ALL-STARS PLAYING DUB SIDE OF THE MOON: 7pm-11pm, Concorde 2, Brighton, 01273 673311.

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL BANGERS: 11pm-4pm, Komedia, Brighton, 0845 293 8480. ’90s and ’00s bangers all night from DJs Henry WP and Rebs Manning, plus special guest siblings Reece and Ripley Litchfield.

STAGE

GAL PALS – TRANS PRIDE: 11pm, £5, Komedia, Brighton, 0845 293 8480. The official welcome party of Trans Pride 2019.

Ian McKellen on Stage: 7.45pm, tickets from £10.25, Theatre Royal Brighton, www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton. Ian McKellen is celebrating his 80th birthday by raising funds for theatres with a new solo show.

SUMMER BALL: 8pm, £15-£20, The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, 01273 201 801. Join Cabaret Boheme for a night of inspiration, tantalising tease and burlesque beauties.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

COMEDY

Bite-Size Previews: Sat & Sun 2.30pm, £10, Rialto Theatre, Dyke Road, Brighton, 01273 725230. A spokesperson said: “After Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs in 2017 and 2018, Brighton-based Bite-Size is previewing its new, stimulating and delicious 10-15 minute comedies, eccentricity and mini-drama before we head north.”

GIGS

ABSOLUTE BOWIE – SUMMER SPECIAL: 7pm, £17.50, Concorde 2, Brighton, 01273 673311.

Jackson Live in Concert: 7.45pm, tickets from £13, Theatre Royal Brighton, www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton.

OTHER

Moon Quiz for Kids: 11am, 2pm, £6 adults, £4 kids, £18 family ticket, Brighton Dome, 01273 709709, brightondome.org. Suitable for ages 5+. A special moon-landing anniversary version of the UK-wide hit family show, Pub Quiz for Kids.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

COMEDY

RHYS JAMES and CHRIS BETTS: Edinburgh previews. 7.30pm, £9, Komedia, Brighton, 0845 293 8480.

GIGS

Chicago Blues Brothers – Motown Mission: 7.30pm, tickets from £13, Theatre Royal Brighton, www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton. This award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers.

Icebreaker – Apollo: Music by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Roger Eno, arranged by Woojun Lee aka Kayip. 7.30pm, £17.50, £22.50, Brighton Dome, 01273 709709, brightondome.org. A concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.

JOSH RITTER: 7.30pm, £25, Concorde 2, Brighton, 01273 673311.

SOUL OF THE CITY CHOIR SUMMER GIG: 5.30pm, 8pm, £7-£9, The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, 01273 201 801.

MONDAY, JULY 22

GIGS

LUCY PORTER AND ROSS SMITH: Edinburgh previews. 7.30pm, £9, Komedia, Brighton, 0845 293 8480.

TUESDAY, JULY 23

GIGS

KIEFER SUTHERLAND: 7.30pm, Concorde 2, Brighton, 01273 673311.

PHIL NICHOL and PETER BRUSH: Edinburgh previews. 7.30pm, £9, Komedia, Brighton, 0845 293 8480.

SJM CONCERTS PRESENT CHRIS DIFFORD: 7.30pm, £22.50, Komedia, Brighton, 0845 293 8480. Chris Difford is a Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist.

The ELO Experience – Electric Light Orchestra: 7.30pm, tickets available from £25.25, Theatre Royal Brighton, www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

GIGS

JENNY LEWIS: Support from Slow Moving Clouds, 7.30pm, Concorde 2, Brighton, 01273 673311.

SARA BARRON and SLEEPING TREES: Edinburgh previews. 7.30pm, £8, Komedia, Brighton, 0845 293 848.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story: 7.45pm, tickets from £13, Theatre Royal Brighton, www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton. A concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York, who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

STAGE

Here Come The Boys: Thurs-Fri, 7.45pm (Fri 2.30pm), tickets from £30.15, Theatre Royal Brighton, www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton. Watch Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez, giants of the ballroom and Latin world, battle it out on the dance floor.

CINEMA

BRIGHTON

Cineworld Brighton Marina (0871 200 2000): Annabelle Comes Home (15) Fri, Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu 9.10; Sat & Sun 9.00. Spider-Man: Far From Home (12A) Fri 2.00, 5.00, 8.15; Sat & Sun 10.50, 2.00, 5.00, 8.15; Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu 11.10, 2.00, 5.00, 8.15. 3D: The Lion King (PG) Fri 1.50, 4.40, 7.30; Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu 11.00, 1.50, 4.40, 7.30. The Lion King (PG) Fri 12.50, 1.20, 2.20, 2.50, 3.40, 4.10, 5.10, 5.40, 6.30, 7.00, 8.00, 8.30, 9,20, 9.50; Sat 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.50, 1.20, 1.50, 2.20, 2.50, 3.50, 4.10, 4.40, 5.10, 5.40, 6.30, 7.00, 7.30, 8.00, 8.30, 9.20, 9.50; Sun 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.50, 1.20, 1.50, 2.20, 2.50, 3.40, 4.10, 4.40, 5.10, 5.40, 6.30, 7.00, 7.30, 8.00, 8.30, 9.20; Mon, Tue & Wed 11.30, 12.00, 12.50, 1.20, 2.20, 2.50, 3.40, 4.10, 5.10, 5.40, 6.30, 7.00, 8.00, 8.30, 9.20; Thu 11.30, 12.00, 12.50, 1.20, 2.20, 2.50, 3.40, 4.10, 5.10, 5.40, 6.30, 8.00, 8.30, 9.20. Toy Story 4 (U) Fri 2.40, 5.20, 7.45; Sat 10.40, 12.10, 1.10, 2.40, 5.20, 7.45; Sun 12.10, 1.10, 2.40, 5.20, 7.45; Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu 12.10, 2.40, 5.20, 7.45. Yesterday (12A) Fri, Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu 1.00, 3.50, 6.30; Sat, Sun 3.40, 6.20. Movies For Juniors: Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups (U) Fri & Sun 10.10. NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (12A) Thu 7.00.

Duke Of York’s (0871 902 5728): Midsommar (18) Fri 2.45, 9.00; Sat 8.45; Sun & Wed 8.15; Mon 12.00; Silver Screen: Tue 2.45; Thu 12.50. Varda By Agnès (15) Fri 12.00; Sat 12.40, 6.00; Sun 2.45; Mon 3.15; Tue 5.50; Wed 2.45; Silver Screen: Tue 12.15; Thu 10.15, 4.00; Big Scream: Wed 12.00. Yesterday (12A) Sat 3.15; Sun & Wed 5.30. Kids’ Club: Muppets From Space (U) Sat 10.30. Toddler Time: School Of Roars: Growling Up (U) Mon 11.00. Autism Friendly: Wonder Park (PG) Sun 10.00. Vintage Sundays: Roman Holiday (U) Sun 12.00. Kill Bill 1 & 2 Double Bill (18) Mon 6.15. Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love + Recorded Q&A (12A) Tue 8.30. NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (12A) Thu 7.00.

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