What’s on this weekend: 10th – 12th of May
There is so much on this weekend, The Fringe, Brighton Festival, The Great Escape, so you probably don’t need too much help finding something to do! However, to point you in the right direction we’ve found options for good music and comedy that will get you in a sunny mood.
© The Great Escape
The Great Escape: Friday 9th – Saturday 11th May
The Great Escape is a festival that celebrates new music from all over the world. This year there are 500 emerging artists, performing in over thirty walkable venues across the city. There is also a festival site on Brighton Beach. The Great Escape is “the first place to discover your new favourite artist and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.”
The Great Escape Festival tickets are £75 for the weekend. Tickets are available here.
I Am Not Victoria Wood @ Sweet Werks, Friday 10th May
‘I am Not Victoria Wood’ is a solo play, written and performed by Julia Knight. In the performance, the audience meets Maddie North, who used to perform as a Victoria Wood tribute act. Described as a ‘touching, funny, and entertaining show‘, Maddie plays tribute to one of the UK’s most loved comedians.
Shit-faced Shakespeare @ The Warren, Saturday 11th of May
The Brighton Fringe – Best Comedy – Award Winners are back this year for another performance of heavy drinking and Shakespeare. Each night, one of the highly trained cast members will get completely inebriated. This year it’s Macbeth.
The Warren, 9.45 pm – 10.45 pm. Tickets £15. Victoria Gardens, BN1 1UB
An Evening with Andy Hamilton @ Theatre Royal Brighton, Sunday 12th May
Andy Hamilton has worked on a range of things, from Drop The Dead Donkey, to Have I Got News For You. He is coming to Brighton Festival Festival with a debut personal show. The night promises to be funny and revealing.
Theatre Royal Bright, 7.30 pm – 10. 30 pm. Tickets £10. New Rd, BN1 1SD
TotRockinBeats: Old-School Block Party @ Brighton Open Air Theatre, Sunday 12th May
TotRockinBeats is back for its second year running. The year will be an amazingly funky, three hour, outdoor, family-friendly, hip-hop, funk and soul block party. “Imagine the type of old-school, New York block party that gave birth to the hip-hop culture in the 70’s. Then mix in a wealth of kids entertainment and craft, a live art exhibition, a licensed bar and set it in a beautiful, outdoor amphitheatre in Hove on a Sunday afternoon.”
Brighton Open Air Theatre, 2 pm – 5 pm. Tickets have sold out online, but are available to buy from Fringe Box offices. Dyke Road Park, BN3 6EH.