HOLIDAY ON ICE: TIME “Oh, it’s much better than last year!” …loudly announces the woman in the row behind me, and while I don’t entirely agree with her phrasing (I gave last year’s show Passion four stars too!), I can certainly appreciate her enthusiasm. Holiday on Ice: Time is a spectacle of vibrant costumes, […]
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This Competition is Closed: CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER: Nicola G, hope that you enjoy the show! War Horse at The Brighton Centre Thursday 25th January 2018 at 7.30pm The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse is coming to Brighton The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse, embarks on a major tour of the […]
This Competition is now closed: Holiday On Ice – Time at The Brighton Centre Friday 5th January 2018 at 8pm Holiday on Ice returns to Brighton with new show TIME The world-renowned show, Holiday on Ice, which has been running for over 73 years, will be returning to The Brighton Centre in January 2018 […]
Mamma Mia at the Brighton Centre. Currently, on its first ever UK tour, Mamma Mia! is a show which needs little introduction, especially after the film release nine years ago. Based around the hit songs of ABBA, the show has been a hit in the West End for many years with its sunny Greek island […]
The Brighton Centre | 4th January – 8th January 2017.
Holiday on Ice | Believe
The Brighton Centre is delighted to announce that the world-renowned show, Holiday on Ice, which has been running for over 72 years, will be returning to Brighton for in January 2017 with new spectacular show, BELIEVE.
Directed and choreographed by none other than Olympic and four-time world champion, Christopher Dean, BELIEVE will open at The Brighton Centre on Wednesday 4th January and run until Sunday 8th January 2017.
The show is an incredibly exciting and fast paced production that tells the modern day story of the traditional Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet about desire, jealously and true love. With Olympic level choreographies combined with the best live music, beautiful décor, glamourous costumes and hi-tech special effects, BELIEVE is destined to become a show that will truly conquer hearts.
BELIEVE is the first show that Christopher Dean and Holiday On Ice’s producers Stage Entertainment have worked on together; a new milestone in the great tradition of collaborations between Holiday on Ice and Olympic champions. As director and choreographer Dean shall, using his expertise of the icy stage, be responsible for translating the show’s substantive themes to the most beautiful choreographies. He will orchestrate a creative team of highly acclaimed professionals such as Stephen Emmer (Music Director), Nicolas Vaudelet (Costume Designer) and Bart Doerfler (Artistic Director Holiday on Ice).
Commenting on the partnership Christopher Dean said:
“I’ve been on the ice for forty-seven years, performing in shows, training and choreographing others but now I look forward to creating a new Holiday on Ice show with the best skaters in the world.”
Holiday on Ice has become the most famous brand of entertainment on ice for over seven decades with a record number of 328 hundred million visitors. The well-established production guarantees quality performances for Olympic skaters.
Tickets for Holiday on Ice BELIEVE at The Brighton Centre are on sale now and are available from www.brightoncentre.co.uk or by contacting the box office on 0844 847 1538.
This competition is now closed. Sister Act at the Brighton Centre. Wednesday 11th January Starring Alexandra Burke and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood The hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, will be appearing at The Brighton Centre from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th January 2017 as part […]
The Brighton Centre | 3rd May 2016
featuring Ali Campbell – Astro – Micky Virtue
Labour of Love I & II Tour
UB40’s three founding members will be making a triumphant return to UK shores early next year having wowed audiences stateside with a massive North American tour.
Proving they are still a worldwide tour de force, Britain’s biggest reggae band of all time will be satisfying demand for more UK shows – performing classic hits and gems from their seminal albums’ Labour Of Love Parts I & II’.
Two of the band’s most successful and defining albums, ‘Labour Of Love Parts I & II’ between them include eight UK Top 20 Singles, including ‘Red, Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’.
The Spring 2016 UK tour starts at the Newcastle City Hall on 26th April, taking in Manchester Apollo, London’s O2 Arena, Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, Brighton Centre, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, finishing at the Plymouth Pavilions on 5th May.
Ali Campbell said “We’ve had an outstanding couple of years on this world tour, what a way to finish it with an arena tour in the good old UK, come & party with us!”
Since reforming in 2013, the trio of Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have remained at the top of their game, with highlights including their 2014 World tour, a huge show in Las Vegas, and critical acclaim for their new material in 2014’s ‘Silhouette’.
Now embarking upon this huge UK Tour, the three-piece’s step up to even larger venues is a testament to the longevity of their songs, as well as UB40’s status as Britain’s most successful Reggae band of all time, a true music pioneer since 1979.
26th April 2016 Newcastle, City Hall
27th April 2016 Manchester, Apollo
29th April 2016 London, The O2 Arena
1st May 2016 Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
3rd May 2016 Brighton Centre
4th May 2016 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
5th May 2016 Plymouth, Pavilions
The Brighton Centre | 23rd March 2016
Ten Good Reasons + Greatest Hits
By popular demand, star of stage and screen, Jason Donovan is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5 X Platinum, 1989 album ‘Ten Good Reasons’ and ‘Greatest Hits’.
Ten Good Reasons’ became the biggest selling album of 1989 and remains a massive fan favourite with two solo No.1 singles “Too Many Broken Hearts“ and “Sealed with a Kiss”. It also featured a duet with Kylie Minogue, “Especially for You“, which reached No.1.
Jason will play 20 dates on a UK-wide tour. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday 15th May at 10am.
The tour marks a huge step for the 80s heart throb: this is the first time he toured as a solo artist for six years and the first time he has ever toured the ‘Ten Good Reasons’ album .
Pop star, actor and a musical lead for several decades now, eighties icon Jason Donovan shot to superstardom as the blue-eyed, blonde-haired heartthrob in the Aussie soap Neighbours. In the late 1980s, the UK was in the throes of a serious case of Neighbours fever. The show was watched by 20 million viewers and Jason Donovan became one of the world’s teenage sweethearts alongside fellow Neighbour’s star Kylie Minogue.
Neighbours celebrated 30 years in production this year. Jason Donovan appeared alongside Kylie in a special edition Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, as cast members past and present looked back on the years of Ramsay Street. Jason also became an honorary member of EastEnders when the soap’s cast paid tribute to the antipodean show’s 30th anniversary.
As soap’s golden boy, the offers rolled in. Described by the Guinness Book Of Hit Singles as “the top teen idol of the late 1980s”, Jason Donovan was signed to the Stock Aitken Waterman production team and Pete Waterman’s label PWL in the wake of the huge success of fellow “Neighbours” star Kylie Minogue. Jason’s pop career took off when his debut single Nothing Can Divide us hit No.5 in the UK in 1988. His follow-up 1988 duet with Kylie, Especially For You, topped the UK charts and was the first of four No. 1 singles for Donovan.
Jason and Kylie’s classic duet has now sold over a million copies. Especially For You is only the 154th single to join the exclusive million sellers’ club. Especially For You was Jason Donovan’s first Number 1 – he’d have three more – so it’s only fitting it should be his first million-seller too!
In 1989, PWL boss Pete Waterman took Jason on his Hitman Roadshow and says ‘Jasonmania’ became a real phenomenon. Waterman says the singer was PWL’s biggest star and the fans reaction was like nothing he’d seen before or since.
Talking about re-living ‘Ten Good Reasons’ and playing his Greatest Hits to an audience Jason commented;
“You know, I’ve never played some of these songs live ever before! Music has a wonderful opportunity to put you in a time and place, an emotional connection that no other creative medium can. Ten Good Reasons was a defining moment for me and my fans. It was the perfect marriage between music and personality. I was 21 at the time … Wow !
The opportunity to work with Stock Aitken and Waterman, who were the hottest producers at the time was a dream come true for me. I was a big fan of Rick Astley’s album and absolutely loved Never Gonna Give You Up and couldn’t believe my luck when working with SAW became a reality. The melodies, the production, the whole package was like a first class ride.
Hearing the completed versions of Too Many Broken Hearts and Especially For You in particular, were moments in my professional life that I will never forget, the door was wide open and I was at the centre of this incredible moment in time. You just knew that something magical was happening. It was very exciting. Only when I realise now that these are distant memories, do I appreciate how lucky I was. The great thing about this tour is, I can re-live those feelings and share it with the fans who were there with me. They will have their own stories of firsts and growing up too.”
Too Many Broken Hearts would stay at the top for two weeks and was the first of four solo No. 1s for Jason. Jason commented;
“Too Many Broken Hearts changed my life. To this very day every time I play that song live the entire audience goes nuts! It’s classic SAW but sincerely written with me in mind. I think it’s my signature tune. I’m sure for many people it signifies that emotional connection with a particular time in their lives. It does for me!”
The tour will see Jason play Ten Good Reasons in it’s entirety alongside some greatest hits.
“One of my favourite albums of all time was Peter Gabriel’s So. When I saw ads recently for a So album tour, I thought what a good idea! The opportunity to play an album from top to bottom in its true authenticity while giving the fans exactly what they want. I plan to include some tracks in the second half from periods other than 1989, but the audience will know all the songs. All in all a great night I hope! “
A star of stage and screen, and having performed on the musical theatre stage across the globe, Jason Donovan has appeared in hit musicals in leading shows from The Rocky Horror Show, to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sweeney Todd, Festen, Joseph, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds, the Here and Now Tour, The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun. Jason also presents a radio show on Heart every Sunday, consistently releases albums and has played the celebrity game in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing. Jason’s schedule is non-stop and he is currently touring the UK in the highly acclaimed play The King’s Speech.
Performance and passion is at the heart of everything Jason does.
Fri 26 Watford Colosseum 0845 075 3993
Sat 27 Guildford Glive 0844 770 1797
Sun 28 Northampton Royal & Derngate 01604 624 811
Tue 1 Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 851
Wed 2 Leicester de Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
Fri 4 Leeds Town Hall 0113 224 3801
Sat 5 Carlisle Sands Centre 01228 633 766
Sun 6 Gateshead The Sage 0191 443 4661
Tue 8 Aberdeen Music Hall 01224 641 122
Wed 9 Kilmarnock Grand Hall 01563 554 900
Fri 11 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Sat 12 Salford The Lowry 0843 208 6000
Sun 13 Oxford New Theatre 0844 871 3020
Tue 15 Blackburn King George’s Hall 0844 847 1664
Wed 16 Sheffield City Hall 0114 2789 789
Fri 18 Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Sun 20 London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith 0844 249 4300
Tue 22 Southend Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135
Wed 23 Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
Thu 24 Bristol Colston Hall 0844 887 1500
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Win 2 tickets to see The Sessions live re-staging of the Beatles’ Abbey Road recordings at the Brighton Centre. Wednesday 6th April 2016, Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Set in a state-of-the-art reproduction of the iconic Abbey Road Studio 2, The Sessions will stage breath-taking, musically spectacular new live […]