New Brighton Dome producer announces autumn season
Brighton Dome's new theatre producer Orla Flanagan has announced the venue's autumn season featuring well-known names such as Hugh Hughes, The Paper Cinema and Paines Plough.
Hugh Hughes combines a live show with a new online space exploring his family, childhood and where he came from in Stories From An Invisible Town from Hoipolloi on 16 and 17 November.
For Paines Plough, playwright Simon Stephens has combined two shorter pieces Sea Wall and T5 into a single piece titled London which will visit the Dome on 27 October. On 21 November. The Paper Cinema recreates Homer's The Odyssey with live projections of illustrations to original music.
As part of Brighton's Black History Month, which launches at the Dome on 29 September, Inua Ellams returns to the city with his Black T-Shirt Collection on 24 October and acclaimed puppet theatre company Little Angel Theatre presents an adaptation of Eileen Browne's children's book Handa's Surprise set in Kenya on 5 and 6 October.
The Wordsmith series of interdisciplinary performance includes punk poet John Cooper Clarke on 1 November, folk musician Diane Cluck on 2 November, Hannah Jane Walker's This is just to say from 31 October to 3 November, Propellor Theatre Company's Pocket Sized Henry V on 1 November and a range of workshops.
Also appearing are Pied Piper Theatre with My Big Little Sister on 11 and 12 November, Gomito Productions with Woodland from 28 November to 2 December and Horse + Bamboo with The Nightingale from 12 to 16 December.
Flanagan said of the new season, "We want to engage more substantially with theatre artists and audiences. Whether that’s by programming high quality theatre for audiences in Brighton to get their teeth into on a regular basis or by creating and nurturing regular relationships with nationally touring companies and artists, we want to appeal to people’s sense of curiosity, enabling them to build a rapport and ongoing dialogue with theatrical work."