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Image © Ian McKellen via Facebook

Brighton - What’s on Stage this Week?

15 July 2019 | Maisy Farren

Spotlight On: Ian McKellen on stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You at Theatre Royal 
What do I need to know? Ian McKellen on his bumper 80 venue tour celebrating his 80th birthday! 
What’s the big deal? Gandalf. 
When can I see it? Celebrating not only his 80th birthday but also an insanely successful career that’s spanned across theatre and film for 60 years, Ian McKellen is visiting 80 venues that he’s visited in his career in the past six decades. These intimate shows are a mixture of acting, anecdotes and conversation, performing short snippets of various role’s he has graced along the way. 
When can I see it?  15-18 July 


Image credit: John Newman via Facebook 
The Best of the Rest: 

John Newman at Patterns 
What do I need to know? Love Me Again and Feelings musician returns from a challenging hiatus, having taken time off for his health, with a host of intimate venue dates. 

When can I see it? 19 July 

Bakk Lamp Fall at The Brunswick 
What do I need to know? Bakk Lamp Fall, a contemporary African fusion band, have a new album – Xibar. Featuring Senegalese singer Khadim Sarr and an ensemble of UK instrumentalists.  

When can I see it? 20 July 

Trans Pride Season at The Marlborough Theatre 
What do I need to know? Comedy, cabaret and energetic entertainment all presenting talents in the trans/non-binary/intersex community of Brighton. See shows like I Tried to F**k up the System But None of my Friends Texted Me Back on 18 July. 

When can I see it? 9 – 18 July 
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