What’s on at Brighton Dome: Mon 5 Oct – Sun 11 Oct

This week at Brighton Dome we've some serious treats on offer…

Kicking off the week in style, we welcome the folk music phenomenon and BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice winner James Bay. Rapidly rising through the music world, there seems to be no limit to what this hotly-tipped new artist can achieve.

Dubbed as ‘a work of strange beauty’, on Tuesday, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance will take to our stage with a double bill of new piece Material Men twinned with Strange Blooms 

You can listen to choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh discuss the creation on Material Men in our exclusive podcast: 

On Wednesday we are joined by the legendary Bryan Ferry CBE. Having started his career way back in 1970, his elegant vocals and cool character make him one of the most respected musicians in the business. There are still a handful of tickets available for a special evening with a true icon.

Meanwhile in the Studio Theatre, we welcome Racheal Ofori in Portrait, a frank and funny one woman show about the troubles of 21st century life seen through the eyes of a young black woman. Portrait is the latest show from leading contemporary theatre producers Fuel, and comes to us following its world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2015.

The time has come… Prepare to laugh your socks off as Brighton Comedy Festival  begins with a superstar line up of comedy kings and queens. Friday sees no less than seven top notch comics take the stage for the Opening Night Gala in aid of Sussex Beacon. Then it’s onto a packed opening weekend, which includes James Acaster, Simon Evans, Frisky & Mannish, David O’Doherty and the ever-popular Best of the Fest on Saturday, and Sam Simmons, Jemery Hardy, Felicity Ward on Sunday. Grab your tickets and then sit back, relax and let the laughter flow.

Taking a break from the Comedy Festival on Sunday afternoon, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra grace the Concert Hall with two pieces from Russian composers that are rarely heard outside of Russia in an afternoon of flawless classical music.