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David Shrigley

Problem in Brighton

A Brighton Festival commission written and directed by David Shrigley

‘Perfectly formed and wholly Shrigleyesque... smart yet silly' Huffington Post on 'Pass the Spoon'

First there was a Problem in Toulouse, then there was a Problem in New York, and now that problem is coming to Brighton. Well, Hove actually.

Problem in Brighton is an alt-rock/pop gig-with-a-difference written and directed by Guest Director David Shrigley exclusively for Brighton Festival.

Shrigley's artwork is brought to life by the Problem Band (led by Brighton musician Lee Baker) using instruments created from his illustrations. Like this one-stringed guitar. 

Problem in Brighton stars the award-winning Pauline Knowles (who appeared in Shrigley's 2011 opera Pass the Spoon), and Stephan Kreiss, who Brighton Festival audiences will know as one quarter of comedy troupe Spymonkey (The Complete Deaths).

A brash mix of live music, storytelling and animation, this is must for all David Shrigley fans. And for newcomers, a perfect introduction to the artist's characteristically wry style.

Contemporary Music
Thu 10 May, 8pm
Fri 11 May, 8pm
Sat 12 May, 2pm & 7:30pm
Standing £20, Under 26s £15, Festival Standby £10, Members First Night £15*