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].
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