AUTUMN 2015 AT THE OLD MARKET
Welcome to The Old Market this Autumn 2015, a season full of delights, surprises and top quality entertainment. Whether you’re a regular visitor to The Old Market or have yet to discover us, we’re sure you’ll find loads to explore and enjoy this Autumn.
We look forward to welcoming you here soon!
The TOM Team
BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL
Immerse yourself in a virtual reality world; Circa69’s THE CUBE [12-13, 19-20 & 26-27 Sep] is a short one-on-one performance that’s sure to blow your mind. Creator of The Cube Simon Wilkinson also leads a fascinating free talk on the psychology of attention and the creation of immersive performance [07 Sep].
Out of doors – and also free – is an event by ‘projection-mapping superheros’ Shared Space & Light, whose TALKING POSTS [17-22 Sep] will be positioned out on the streets near The Old Market. These lampposts are not what they seem…!
Other highlights of the programme include: Adam Buxton’s inimitable BUG [02 Sep], in which he selects an array of tasty musical video treats to titillate and delight; Ready Salted Code’s digitally-driven dance show [data]storm [13 Sep], which uses big data and wearable tech to unpick computer science through ballet; AddictiveTV’s ORCHESTRA OF SAMPLES [19 Sep], live mixing an international ‘supergroup’ of 200+ musicians who’ve never met; and, for toddlers, we’re bringing over Imaginart from Catalonia to present their outstanding immersive experience, SENSACIONAL [26-27 Sep] [well worth watching their brilliant video for a flavour of the fun!]
THEATRE & DANCE
Love, Laughs, Power and Superheros frame our sparkling new theatre season…
Dark puppetry pioneers Green Ginger tackle the grotesque in OUTPOST [28-29 Sep], their brand new production about nationalism, leadership and the terrible consequences of using another man’s toilet. Acclaimed writer Gary McNair delivers a sucker punch blow with his deconstruction of the darker side of stand up comedy in his hit show DONALD ROBERTSON IS NOT A STAND UP COMEDIAN [05 OCT], brought to us by Show and Tell.
Comic book action comes fizzing to life with Panic Lab’s dynamic adventure show R.I.O.T. [13-14 OCT] – expect lots of Lycra and laughs! The laughs keep coming, with Paines Plough’s critically acclaimed, heart-wrenching and poignant EVERY BRILLIANT THING [19 & 20 OCT], a life affirming show about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
Finally, macabre favourites Kill The Beast bring us another award winning tale promising hilarity, mayhem and mystery: HE HAD HAIRY HANDS [3 NOV].
GIGS & CLUB NIGHTS
Crossing musical boundaries: an eclectic programme of music and premium club nights…
Premium club nights are a speciality here at The Old Market; live music, performance and party blend into unforgettable experiences. Having stormed yet another Glastonbury Festival, and sold out 2013-14 here at TOM, COPPERDOLLAR: THE BACK OF BEYOND [29-31 OCT] returns this Halloween and Mexican Day of the Dead. We’ve also two dates of WHITE MINK: ELECTRO SWING SPEAKEASY [02 OCT, 04 DEC], named Mixmag’s #02 party in the UK.
Audio-visual samples of 200+ international artists come together in ORCHESTRA OF SAMPLES [19 SEP], forming a ‘digital supergroup’ who’ve never met but play together on screen. Also fusing formats, in his new show BEARDYMAN: ONE ALBUM PER HOUR [21-22 OCT], the legendary musician and comedian improvises a whole album live, based on your suggestions.
BRIGHTON COMEDY FESTIVAL
Presenting the best live comedy of the year. This year’s programme at The Old Market includes multi-award-winning musician and comedian BEARDYMAN [21-22 Oct], verbose, organised chaos from JASON BYRNE [16 OCT], plus RICHARD HERRING [23 Oct], QI’s JOHN LLOYD [17 OCT] and more.
BRIGHTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
23 OCTOBER – 08 NOVEMBER
Probably the largest celebration of historical female composers the country has ever seen, including a work from Francesca Caccini [05, 07 & 08 Nov].
BRIGHTON ALTERNATIVE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Showcasing deep jazz from leading artists from the US, Europe and the UK. Full Details
CITY READS FESTIVAL: MATT HAIG’S THE HUMANS
October – November
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of City Reads and makes it the longest running ‘big read’ in the UK! This year’s book is Matt Haig’s The Humans. Wrapping up the festival [Sun 01 Nov], we’re hosting a day of events including HUMAN POETRY with Vanessa Kisuule, Dean Atta and Jackie Kay, and later, author MATT HAIG himself, in conversation with Alex Clark.
A colourful kaleidoscope of treats for all the family this Autumn…
Shakespeare for the OMG generation; New Mutiny’s explosive production of Romeo and Juliet [23-24 SEP] guarantees a truly magical introduction to Shakespeare for children, schools, and families. Featurning a beautiful original score composed by the cast and a unique framing to this classic tale.
International trailblazers Imaginart provide a sensory spectacular digital landscape for toddlers to explore, bursting with colour and joy, in their show SENSACIONAL [26-27 SEP]. The spectacle continues with Panic Lab’s colourful comic book adventure for all the family in R.I.O.T. [13 & 14 OCT]. Kid Carpet brings more quirky rock ‘n’ roll theatre to the half term break with his moving show about the horrors and excitement of the first day in a new house – KID CARPET AND THE NOISY NEIGHBOURS [26-27 OCT]. Another Julia Donaldson favourite comes to life in Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style; wit, drama and wedding bells a plenty in THE SCARECROW’S WEDDING [14 & 15 NOV].
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From a fizzling Shakespeare adaptation to an immersive Oculus Rift performance, there’s loads in creation here at The Old Market this Summer. We’re opening our doors to numerous companies, artists and performers, providing them with space to develop new work.
You’ll be able to see exclusive previews at various stages, or book now to see final performances in our Autumn Season. Here’s a summary of what’s going on:
TOM’s Edinburgh Comedy Previews
LIVE PREVIEWS: Throughout June & July [FREE!]
A firm Summer favourite, throughout June and July, we’re once again inviting great comedy acts to showcase the best they’ve got before heading up North to the Festival Fringe. All awaits them: packed houses; showers of awards; TV fame… But for now, all they aspire to achieve is your laughter.
Toilers of the Sea
LIVE PREVIEW: Friday 26 June [Just £5]
Inspired by traditional folk music from the British Isles, Toilers of the Sea is a new original musical based on the epic novel by Victor Hugo. The showing will be a staged read/sing-through of the show, a culmination of a development workshop hosted by The Old Market.
Romeo & Juliet
IN DEVELOPMENT: This Summer
SEE IT: 23-24 September [Now Booking]
In August 2013, New Mutiny stormed Edinburgh Fringe with this explosive one hour production. The Times called it a “fizzling adaptation… Shakespeare for the OMG generation? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, when it is as good as this,” awarding it a highly-coveted ★★★★★’s!
This Summer New Mutiny are spending some time with us to develop Romeo & Juliet further and prepare the show for touring. It’s a truly magical introduction to Shakespeare for children, schools, and families, ideal for ages 5-12. Book Now, and stay tuned for updates too.
IN DEVELOPMENT: This Summer
SEE IT: September 2015 [Brighton Digital Festival]
Circa69 is working with Amoeba Design and Amsterdam Film Academy on a new theatre piece for the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform. Here at The Old Market we got to experience a trial of The Cube last week; it completely blew us away – incredibly immersive and deftly crafted. We can’t wait to share it with you this September, as part of our Brighton Digital Festival line-up.
Here’s a taster:
The work is funded by Arts Council England and LDD Research Group with additional support from Cambridge Junction.
The Old Market Presents
SEE IT: Wednesday 29 July [Just £8]
Last but not least, we’re also platforming another set of incredible local musical talents in July’s The Old Market Presents. On the bill are blues-rock psyche-soul artist/producer Z-Star [Best Live Act, Brighton Music Awards], eclectic instrumentalists with jazz and progressive influences VELS TRIO and South African born singer/songwriter ANNACA, plus more to come.
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A selection of videos previewing some of the finest shows in our upcoming season. Find something you like, then see it live here at The Old Market. Watch them all here, or on our YouTube Playlist.
ORCHESTRA OF SAMPLES
MUSIC | Saturday 04 July, 7:30pm
A digital supergroup of international artists who never met, Addictive TV’s Orchestra Of Samples integrates audio and visual technologies into “a thrilling live show,” Huffington Post.
TOM’S EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEWS
See the very best Edinburgh Fringe comedy before Edinburgh Fringe has even begun. TOM’s Edinburgh Comedy Previews invites acclaimed and upcoming acts to showcase brand new material.
MON 22 JUNE, 8:00pm: Tania Edwards & Chris Kent
MON 06 JULY, 8:00pm: Pat Cahill & Stephen Bailey
MON 27 JULY, 8:00pm: Joey Page & Holly Burn
THE OLD MARKET PRESENTS
A phenomenal line-up of local bands
MUSIC | Wednesday 29 July, 7:30pm Doors
Celebrating the very best that Brighton’s music scene has to offer, The Old Market presents another phenomenal line up of local bands. In this video, check out Vels Trio, an instrumental band, originally from the shores of Brighton.
KRAKEN & NAUTILUS [Trygve Wakenshaw]
Award-winning idiot Trygve Wakenshaw presents his acclaimed physical comedy, Kraken, and previews brand new material in Nautilus. Trygve [pronounced “trig-vee”] has been described by The Independent as “reminiscent of the young Jim Carrey… rubber-faced, loose-limbed and wondrously expressive.” See for yourself…
COMEDY | Kraken: Thursday 23 July, 8:00pm
COMEDY | Nautilus: Friday 24 July, 8:00pm
SUMMER SOUNDS FROM BRIGHTON & HOVE MUSIC AND ARTS
Featuring: Brighton & Hove Big Band
MUSIC | Tuesday 14 July, 7:45pm
Featuring classic swing numbers from the 30s and 40s through to contemporary funk and soul – Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Theolonius Monk and Stevie Wonder – something for everyone! Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band features talented young jazz musicians from across the City and the band’s two accomplished young vocalists.
Welcome to SUMMER 2015 at The Old Market, Hove.
Once the May festivals draw to a close, there’s still lots to look forward to; we’ve shows and events throughout JUNE, JULY and AUGUST. We’re also hosting a number of preview performances, as various talented companies spend their Summer developing brand new shows here at TOM.
AWARD-WINNING COMEDY DOUBLE-BILL…
Trygve Wakenshaw’s award cabinet must be fit to bursting. Beautiful, strange, idiotic, captivating, his physical comedy shows have sold out numerous international festivals and London runs. He’s “blissfully funny,”★★★★★ Time Out.
A VIRTUAL SUPERGROUP OF WORLDWIDE ARTISTS…
Having filmed recording sessions with more than 200 musicians in over 20 countries worldwide, Addictive TV bring their incredible musical compendium ORCHESTRA OF SAMPLES [04 JUL] to Hove. Fusing all manner of instruments and styles, the show creates a virtual supergroup of international artists who’ve never met, but play together on screen.
YOUR SAMPLES REQUIRED: Brighton & Hove musicians are being invited to join Orchestra Of Samples’ global archive, with the bonus opportunity to play live with Addictive TV here at The Old Market; applications are open now for that.
GIGS & MUSIC:
Following an amazing initial reception for its Spring debut, we’ve another THE OLD MARKET PRESENTS [29 JUL], again presenting a phenomenal line-up of local bands; VELS TRIO, ANNACA + more TBA.
Returning to us for a fourth year, with an increasing bank of accolades to its name, Brighton & Hove Big Band are this year joined by Brighton & Hove Youth String Ensemble for their SUMMER SOUNDS [14 JUL] concert.
Other gigs upcoming include Lisa Abbott and 10-piece band with KATE BUSH’S HOUNDS OF LOVE [13-14 JUN], a farewell tour for LUNA [30 JUL], flamenco from Cadiz PUNTA DEL BOQUERON [10 JUL] and from Australia’s Blue Mountains THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE [02 AUG].
FREE COMEDY PREVIEWS + MORE IN TOM’S BAR:
In TOM’s Bar, we’re excited to welcome back 3 gigs of TOM’S EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEWS [JUN-JUL] which, once again, are completely FREE [well… the deal is: Think it’s funny? Pay some money!] See TANIA EDWARDS + CHRIS KENT [22 Jun], PAT CAHILL & STEPHEN BAILEY [06 JUL] and JOEY PAGE + HOLLY BURN [27 JUL] – RSVP free now to guarantee entry.
Also in TOM’s Bar, a mini-series of performance, projection and exhibitions; TOM’S LIVE SHED [Jun, Jul & Aug], with an emphasis on new and developing work by local, up-and-coming artists.
Younger audiences, particularly those who enjoyed Shoe Baby and Penguin, will love Long Nose Puppets’ FLYAWAY KATIE [23 AUG]. The show is an inspiring flight of fancy about the power of imagination based on the popular children’s book by Polly Dunbar with music by Tom Gray of Gomez.
PREVIEWING & IN DEVELOPMENT THIS SUMMER:
Lizzie Franks and Philippa Herrick, in association with The Production Exchange, will be presenting a staged read/sing- through of a brand new musical based on the epic novel by Victor Hugo, TOILERS OF THE SEA [26 JUN].
Take the Space [who brought us STELLA: A Story Of Women, Their Men and Astronomy for Brighton Fringe 2013], are inviting stories and contributions for a new project in their WHITE FEATHER BOXER SYMPOSIUM [29 JUN].
There’s much more IN DEVELOPMENT too; Sign Up For Our eNewsletter for updates.
Ahead of her debut performance at Brighton Fringe this month, see what the critics have said about Apphia Campbell, whose show BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE is inspired by the life of Nina Simone…
★★★★ The Times
“Campbell may wear Simone’s trademark head wrap and sing some of her best-known songs, but her performance goes beyond mere impersonation… Top honors belong to Campbell’s moving portrayal,”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational. She brings the stories and the characters to life in front of you in a way that makes you feel like you’ve just watched a cast of seven or eight. And she can really sing: she’s bitter, colourful, quiet, roaring, intense, distant and reflective. She will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears.”
★★★★★ ScotsGay, Edinburgh Fringe
“Apphia Campbell has talent in spades. She delivers a powerful, heartfelt performance that deals with a time not that long ago, when black women were not welcome to freely mix with white people… Campbell is electrifying to watch but long after the show, it’s her singing that will stay in the mind. It’s just beautiful to hear Simone’s songs in Campbell’s stunning voice. My God when she tears into, ‘I put a spell on you’ I thought the audience would never stop clapping… This a stunning piece of theatre that has been one of my own Fringe highlights.”
FringeReview: Recommended Show
The favourites are all there with a show stopping “Feeling Good” to bring down the rafters. It’s worth it alone just to hear her voice. Go, See, Enjoy.
“Warm in the soul… we cannot help but smile, feeling empowered and positively charged. If there were only one thing for us to carry out from the show, it would be “know who you are and be that person,” no matter what challenges life has in store for us.”
BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE, 27-28 May 2015
Ahead of their performance of Orchestra Of Samples this July, Addictive TV’s Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler are inviting contributions from talented musicians.
Orchestra Of Samples is a unique project based on sampling recording sessions filmed with more than 200 musicians around the world, creating a digital supergroup of international artists who have never met.
If you’d like to record a sample to join the global Orchestra Of Samples archive and also play live with Addictive TV at The Old Market on 04 July, here’s what you do:
Send a video clip of yourself singing or playing any musical instrument to: email@example.com. Addictive TV will select the best musician and record a sample of you performing. This sample video will then be added to the global archive of Orchestra of Samples videos [for possible use in the future.]
In addition, Graham and Mark will choose one number from their live set to be performed at The Old Market on 04 July, and invite you to join them on-stage and accompany them playing the track live on the night.
To Submit Your Sample:
Please send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, e-mail address and contact telephone number.
Ahead of its performance at Brighton Fringe, Julian Caddy and James Turnbull explain how LORRAINE & ALAN earned the Brighton Fringe Award For Excellence.
You may have noticed that LORRAINE & ALAN, upcoming this May, is sporting rather a grandiose-sounding award: “The Brighton Fringe Award For Excellence”. May 2015, however, marks the show’s first visit to Brighton Fringe. So how has it earned such a prestigious honor before even arriving…? We asked JULIAN CADDY, Managing Director of Brighton Fringe and our own JAMES TURNBULL.
WHAT IS THE BRIGHTON FRINGE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, AND HOW COME THE WINNER HASN’T EVEN ARRIVED IN BRIGHTON YET?
JAMES TURNBULL: The idea behind the award is to support a stand out show – chosen at Edinburgh Festival Fringe – to enable it to tour to Brighton Fringe the following May. The winning performance is hosted by a different venue each year, and this year it’s The Old Market’s turn.
SO WHO CHOSE THE WINNING SHOW?
JAMES TURNBULL: As host venue, The Old Market led a selection panel comprised of Richard Jordan (Richard Jordan Productions), Richard Stamp (Director of trusted review site, FringeGuru) and Julian Caddy (MD of Brighton Fringe). Between us we saw in excess of 200 productions at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We shortlisted 12 and – after a long discussion – came to the unanimous decision to award Bucket Club’s brilliant Lorraine & Alan.
200 ENTRIES – SO WHAT MADE BUCKET CLUB’S SHOW STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?
JULIAN CADDY: It’s refreshing, creative, original theatre. I’m absolutely delighted that Bucket Club won the award, and certainly look forward to enjoying more of their work for many years to come.
JAMES TURNBULL: For audiences, seeing a new theatre company perform a new script can represent a bit of a gamble. But Bucket Club have created something outstanding, and wholly worthy of audiences’ time. Nel Crouch’s production brings the old selkie myth up-to-date in a wonderfully charming way.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM – ANY OTHER WINNERS’ PERKS?
JAMES TURNBULL: They get £500 cash, free Brighton Fringe registration, advertising in the brochure and website, a favourable deal and additional venue support.
THIS WAS CLEARLY A HOTLY CONTESTED PRIZE – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS?
JULIAN CADDY: Emerging companies are vital for the future of live performance and they are chronically under-supported. With this in mind, for the past 4 years, Brighton Fringe has been running awards for excellence at Edinburgh Fringe. We are the only UK Fringe to offer something of this kind. It’s a small step but I believe that it’s an important one and I hope that in future we will be able to both maintain and develop it further. Anyone wishing to enter for next year’s award should sign up for the Brighton Fringe newsletter.
The award-winning show, LORRAINE & ALAN can be seen here at The Old Market on 21 and 22 May, as part of Brighton Fringe.
We’re delighted to be welcoming back The Great Escape Festival this year. Europe’s leading festival for new music, The Great Escape is a city-wide festival, showcasing over 400 up-and-coming artists across 35 venues. Emerging musicians from all over the world seize the opportunity to showcase the best of their material, so don’t miss this chance to see them now, in the early stages of their career.
The Old Market hosts gigs all year round and is one of the largest venues in the festival this year. The building promises stunning acoustics and a magnificent overall experience.
Here is our confirmed line-up:
In case you can’t wait and want to know more, here are some bits to get you started:
Thursday’s line-up is brought to us by Hype Machine, music lovers who have created a database of top music blogs that keeps readers up to scratch on all the latest news, albums and reviews. They will dazzle your senses with the transition from Zak Abel’s soulful vocals to the “bright, fizzing hyper-pop” [The Guardian] of Kero Kero Bonito.
On Friday, producer Flood will bring a great mix ranging from Hippo Campus’ ‘kinda pop’ to rap artist Stormzy [winner of Best Grime Act at the 2014 MOBO Awards]. Sinead Harnett [featured on Snakehip’s ‘Days Without You’] injects a hint of jazz to her melodic electronic pop tunes.
Saturday’s line up had been produced by Drowned In Sound. Described by The Observer as “the first port of call for music obsessives”, the guarantee first-class bands including Montreal’s Groenland. Drowned In Sound has featured MEW’s new album ‘+-” and you can get a live stream here [released 27th April].