Music Events

Hair

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Tuesday-Saturday February 20-24, 8.30pm, 8pm and 5pm on various days

Tickets £15-£18.50/concs £13.50-£17. Age 16+

Hair, the groundbreaking tribal rock musical of the late 1960s, is a product of the hippy counterculture and sexual revolution. Set in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1968, as the Vietnam War is sucking the lifeblood out of America’s young men, a group of flower power children a fighting a peaceful revolution in a war-hungry world. Based on the book and lyrics of James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Hair is performed by Brighton Theatre Group.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.




Nunsense: The Mega Musical

Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Thursday-Saturday February 22-24, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday

Tickets £14/concs £12/NUS £8

Students of Musical Theatre and Arts Development at the University of Chichester stage a musical comedy about a group of nuns desperately trying to raise money after finding themselves in a strange situation. After 52 of them die mysteriously, they’ve raised enough money to bury 48, but that still leaves four bodies in the cook’s freezer. They stage a show to raise more funds – but will the inspector find out? This is a fundraiser for the Regis Centre.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.




Showaddywaddy

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Thursday February 22, 7.30pm

Tickets £24.50

The rock ’n’ roll band, which formed in Leicester in the 1970s and are celebrating their 40th anniversary, performs hits including Under The Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Pretty Little Angel Eyes and more.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.




The Ennis Sisters + Dave Gunning

 

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Thursday February 22, 8pm

Tickets £14

 The award-winning The Ennis Sisters are world-renowned songbirds who are performing an evening of Canadian folk music tonight with folk singer-songwriter Dave Gunning, whose recording career spans two decades. Stages, the latest album by The Ennis Sisters, is a return to their roots in contemporary folk songs with a traditional Irish Newfoundland twist.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.




Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Friday February 23, 7.30pm

Tickets £18.50-£20.50

Relive the Rockin’ 50s music scene with the music of Buddy Holly, a legend who changed the face of music from 1957-1959. Hits include Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Words of Love, It’s So Easy, Rave On and more.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.




Forbidden Broadway

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Friday and Saturday February 23 and 24, 7.30pm

Tickets £17/discounts £16

Frobidden Broadway is a musical satire conceived and written by Gerard Alessandrini and featuring spoofs of musical theatre songs from Broadway and the West End, impressions and outrageous costumes.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.




Thank You For The Music – The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA & The Bee Gees

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Friday February 23, 7.30pm

Tickets £16.50-£28.50

This new show by the ABBA tribute combines the harmonies, costumes and performances of the mega-successful Swedish pop group. Hits include Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia, Knowing Me Knowing You, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, and Thank You For The Music. And the UK’s top Bee Gees tribute act will also treat the audience to some of the group’s greatest hits including Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, More Than A Woman, How Deep Is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’ and You Win Again.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.




Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday February 23, 7.45pm

Tickets £12

In this Horsham Folk Club event, Wild Willy Barrett is joined by French singer Aurora Colson, cellist Mary Holland and John Devine, who is on pipes, percussion and banjo for an evening of musical entertainment ranging from bluegrass, acoustic blues, Irish melodies and Piaf.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.




Jazz Cafe: Featuring Vasilis Xenopoulos

Pavilion Cafe Bar, Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday February 23, 8pm

Tickets £9/with meaty or veggie deli board £19

Saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos, who began playing the sax at 13, has performed with some of the top names in the Greek jazz scene. He studied under Billy Pierce, George Garzone and Andy McGhee at the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA and has represented Greece in the European Jazz Youth Orchestra.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.




Martha Tilston

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Friday February 23, 8pm

Tickets £13

Folk singer Martha Tilston brings her full band to the Ropetackle for a journey through emotions and stories with their raw vocals, fresh melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, tasty beats and earthy baselines.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.




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