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Digging for Shakespeare

Sat 7 - Sun 22 May
Roedale Valley Allotments

A unique promenade performance marking Shakespeare's 400th anniversary

Operation Black Antler

Sat 7 - Sat 28 May

Explore the ethics of surveillance in this new immersive theatre piece

Portraits in Motion

Sat 7 - Wed 11 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Volker Gerling brings his photographic flipbooks to life

The Encounter

Wed 11 - Sun 15 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Tracing Loren McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest

The Complete Deaths

Wed 11 - Sun 15 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Spymonkey performs all 74 onstage deaths from the works of Shakespeare

Chiflón: The Silence of the Coal

Thu 12 - Sat 14 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Silencio Blanco confronts the black silence of Chile’s mining history

A Weekend Without Walls

Sat 14 May
Easthill Park

Get ready for a weekend of fun and adventures for the whole family

Belonging(s)

Sat 14 - Sun 15 May
Kings House (meeting point)

Migration, belonging and the fleeting nature of what surrounds us

A Weekend Without Walls

Sun 15 May
East Brighton Park

Get ready for a weekend of fun and adventures for the whole family

Comeback Special

Sun 15 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Greg Wohead's re-enactment of Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special. Sort of

A Voyage Around My Bedroom

Mon 16 May
Jubilee Square

Make tiny journeys with the outlook of a great explorer

Blackouts - Twilight of the Idols

Mon 16 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

‘Drag fabulist’ Dickie Beau channels the ghosts of his childhood idols

Can I Start Again Please

Mon 16 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Investigating the power and failings of language to tell and hide truths

A Voyage Around My Bedroom

Tue 17 May
Royal Pavilion Garden

Make tiny journeys with the outlook of a great explorer

This Is How We Die

Tue 17 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

A spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Tue 17 - Sat 21 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Funny, sad, raucously rude - a musical play about singing, sex and sambuca

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

Tue 17 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

The story of the beginning of everything inspired by Milton's Paradise Lost

At Home

Fri 20 - Sat 21 May
Angel House

Home Live Art has taken up temporary residence in the exquisite Angel House

The Marian Consort - Breaking the Rules

Fri 20 May
All Saints Church

This tour de force performance is a mesmerising fusion of drama and music

Touch Tour - Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Sat 21 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

For visually impaired patrons to access the stage and set before an event