Looking for a treat for Mother’s Day? Or something to get the adrenaline pumping? There’s plenty on offer across Sussex in March
Hold On Let Go
The Hawth, Crawley
Alex is 56. Luca is half his age. Alex has an encyclopaedia in his head. Luca has one on her phone. Alex can’t recall his mother’s voice or most of the 1980s. But he can instantly bring to mind his mother’s cooking and his family’s stories of the Spanish Civil War. Luca worries that she can’t remember the important stuff – things that might make the world a better place. Her journey sucks her into a black hole crammed full of everything she’s ever forgotten. A poignant, personal meditation on the gaps in our memories, Hold On Let Go asks what we want to pass on to future generations.
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Presented as part of South East Dance’s undisciplined festival, showcasing dance that pushes the boundaries of the artform, Starving Dingoes is a piece for five dancers portraying the urgency to live, furiously and passionately. Created in a collaboration between choreographer Léa Tirabasso and cancer specialists Simone Niclou and Alex Gentry-Maharaj, this dance performance explores the phenomenon of apoptosis, in which individual human or animal cells are programmed to die off for the benefit of the whole organism.
Home, I’m Darling
Devonshire Park Theatre
Judy and her husband Johnny enjoy living in a sentimental nostalgic bubble; their decade of choice is the 1950s, it’s all jive dancing on the weekends, swing skirts and starched collars. The chintzy living-room furniture, gingham curtains and retro kitchen appliances hark back to a wistful era of domestic bliss. When Judy is made redundant, she can live out her fantasies of being the ultimate retro domestic goddess, but the rose-tinted-glasses view of living in the past can come into painfully sharp-clear-focus when reality bites. BAFTA award-winning Jessica Ransom leads the cast.
Drop 360 is Brighton’s most exhilarating thrill. Lean back and put all your trust in the rope as you hang off the side of the i360 pod. It’s 138 metres down, but there’s no way back as you slowly make your way down to the beachfront below, surrounded by the best views in the city. A heart-stopping adrenaline rush that’s sure to stay with you.
Sara decided she wanted to be famous at 14 years old. Since then, she has auditioned for Barrymore, scared Pete Burns and ruined Hugh Grant’s birthday – but look at her now… The star of BBC2 stand-up special Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads is back with a brand-new stand-up show. Sara wrote and starred in her recent BBC2 sitcom Out Of Her Mind, and is the celebrated host of BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC’s Last Woman On Earth, Dave’s Comedians Giving Lectures and Comedy Central’s Guessable.
Room on the Broom
The Hawth Theatre
Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears! Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award-nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.
Wish You Were Dead
When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and Cleo Morey take their first holiday together, Cleo hopes that she will finally get Grace to herself for a few days and away from his crime solving exploits. But their dream escape turns out to be the holiday from hell, as the past comes back to haunt them. Adapted exclusively for the stage, Peter James’s Wish You Were Dead is the next thrilling instalment in the most successful modern day crime stage franchise, since Agatha Christie.
Winner of ITV’s The Voice UK 2022, Anthonia Edwards will be joining the legendary Grammy Award-winning vocalist Billy Ocean as a very special guest on his 2023 UK tour. After seeing Anthonia perform on ITV primetime show The Voice and hearing her cover of Love Really Hurts Without You, Billy insisted Anthonia should join him on the road where he will perform his greatest hits.
30 March-1 April
The Hawth Studio
Michael is a young boy who goes on a fantastic sailing adventure with his parents around the world. Their dream becomes a nightmare when the boat is hit by a terrifying storm and Michael is thrown into the sea. Washed up alone on an island in the Pacific, he fights for survival before making a startling discovery… the island is already home to one extraordinary man – this is Kensuk’s kingdom! Parkwood Productions are proud to present this spellbinding adventure story about friendship, trust and survival from Michael Morpurgo, the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse.