What’s on - December 12 2014

COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Sat Dec 13, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18

18:30 Krater Christmas Party .

The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In Christmas Special , Sun 14 Dec 2014, 8pm

Laughing Horse at The Quadrant, 12 North Street (01273) 733238: Saturday December 13 £6/£7.

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111:

Frank Skinner, Man In A Suit, Saturday, December 13, 7.30pm, tickets £27.50.

CONCERTS

ALFRISTON

Carols at the George: On December 16 from 8.15pm the Alfriston singing group, The Octaves, will be leading the singing of familiar songs and carols round the fire in the bar at The George, High Street. Alfrsiton. The Octaves have been singing together for two years meeting on Tuesday evenings at the Old Chapel Centre to sing the songs they like for the enjoyment of singing.

BALCOMBE

St Mary’s Church: ‘Rejoice and be merry’, Christmas candlelight concert of seasonal music and readings, with opportunities for the audience to join in with some of the traditional carols. The concert will be given by the English Arts Chorale, who have performed with some of the UK’s top orchestras on the South Bank. Tickets £12 (to include mulled wine and mince pies) from www.englisharts.org, from Threads on 01444 811372 or on the door. Enquiries: 01444 811370. 4.30pm, Dec 14.

SEAFORD

Concentus Chorale will hold one of its Christmas Concerts at St Leonards Church in Seaford at 5pm Saturday.

WILLINGDON

CHURCH STREET NATIVITY starts inside St Mary’s Church, Willingdon at 6pm on Friday December 19.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Apollon Musagete Quartet, 11am Dec 14; Brighton Festival Chorus – Christmas Concert, 4pm Dec 14.

BURGESS HILL

The King’s Church, 33-35 Victoria Road: Sussex Chorus, Family Carol Concert, Dec 22, 6.30pm. Conductor: Alan Vincent. Accompanist: John Walker. Tickets: £12 (students and children under 16, £3). Refreshments included. From: www.sussexchorus.org, Ticket Manager 01444 412579, www.WeGotTickets.com/SussexChorus, Burgess Hill Help Point 01444 247726.

St Andrew’s Church: Junction Road. Burgess Hill Choral Society Christmas Concert takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday Dec 13. The concert includes Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, the Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio and carols for choir and audience. Tickets from the Burgess Hill Help Point, on the door or phone (01444) 239535.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: The Band of The Irish Guards, 7.30pm Dec 12; Choirpower and Greenstede Singers present Christmas Concert, 7.30pm Dec 15.

HAYWARDS HEATH

St Wilfrid’s Church: Christmas concert, raising money to provide safety equipment for the Shoreham lifeboat crew. The concert will include extracts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Christmas music and favourite Christmas carols. The soloists will be Katharine Collett (soprano) and Annette Robinson (soprano)7.30pm on Dec 13. Tickets cost £12 in advance from Carousel on 01444 417645. Children under 16 get in free with a paying adult.

BURGESS HILL

The King’s Church, 33-35 Victoria Road: Sussex Chorus, Family Carol Concert, Dec 22, 6.30pm. Conductor: Alan Vincent. Accompanist: John Walker. Tickets: £12 (students and children under 16, £3). Refreshments included in the ticket price. Available from: www.sussexchorus.org, Ticket Manager 01444 412579, www.WeGotTickets.com/SussexChorus, Burgess Hill Help Point 01444 247726.

EASTBOURNE

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Christmas with the Salvation Army, 7pm Dec 5.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Mizuki String Quartet, 2.45pm Dec 7.

LEWES

Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): Sussex Carols from church manuscripts and oral tradition. £6, Dec 13.

SHOREHAM

Slipjig will be playing lively British and American folk music at the Red Lion Inn, Old Shoreham on the third Tuesday of every month. 8.30pm.

GIGS

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Doctors , Friday December 12, 8 pm - 11:30 pm Free entry.

The Mountain Firework Company, Saturday, December 13. Tickets Door £8.00 Advance £7.00 . 8pm.

We R Bob, Sunday, December 14

3pm to 5pm Free

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Music’s Not Dead & DLWP present Martin Carthy , Sunday, December 14, 8pm, tikcets £12 and £14.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 8471515:

The Human League 2014 Tour with support from Ronika, tonight (Friday, Decmber 13) 7pm. Tickets £32.50 and £39.50.

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Saturday, December 13, will be bringing the greatest boogie-woogie party around the UK once again with his annual autumn / winter tour. British icon Marc Almond and Rumer will join him on stage. Tickets £36

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds, Sunday 14 and Monday December 15 2014. Tickets £42.50 and £65. 7pm

Chris Rea’s Last Open Road Tour, Thursday, December 18. Tickets £35.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Simian Mobile Disco, Fri 12 Dec, 8.15pm (doors 7.30pm)

Tickets £16

Brighton Fetsival Chorus, Christmas Concert, Sun 14 Dec, 4pm. Concert Hall. Tickets £12.50, £15, £20, £25. Concert Hall.

JEVINGTON

Monday evening from 7pm The Hot Club of Jevington a gypsy swing band entertains the customers at the Eight Bells, Jevington.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: A Woman To Woman Xmas, Fri 12 Dec 8pm; Synthology, Sat 13 Dec, 11pm; Laetitia Sadier with support from Alisia Casper, Mon 15 Dec 8pm and Suspiciously Elvis Christmas Special, Tue 16 Dec 6pm.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Richard Durrant, Sunday, December 14 at 10.30pm , tickets £16.

EASTBOURNE

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Juke Box Live” with The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd, Saturday, December 13 at 8pm. Tickets £20.

Congress Theatre

That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show, Sunday, December 14 at 7.30pm.

SEAFORD

British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, 8pm Dec 5.

STAGE

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Chicks on Speed – Golden Gang, Dec 8-13.

The Emporium, 88 London Road, , 88 London Road, www.emporiumbrighton.com: Sleeping Beauty, until Jan 17.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 476118: The Snow Queen, until Dec 13.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: One Man, Two Guvnors - December 16 to January 4. 7.45pm with 2.30pm matinees.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Saturday Night Fever, 7.30pm Dec 8-13 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show, 7.30pm Dec 14; An Evening of Burlesque, 7.30pm Dec 18.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Beauty and the Beast, Dec 12-Jan 11.

Eastbourne’s famous pantomime returns with this classic tale of Belle and the beast, but can love break the spell?

Starring Carley Stenson as Malevolent she is joined by Tucker and the South’s favourite Dame Martyn Knight will return due to phenomenal public demand. Emily Bull takes on the title role.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000:

John Mann Christmas Show, Thursday, December 18, 2.30pm. Tickets £10.