5 Must-See Acts at the Spire During Brighton Festival

The highly anticipated Brighton Festival makes its annual return this May. The festival takes place in a number of different locations across the city, and this year one venue we've got our eye on is The Spire, located in the beautiful St Mark's Chapel in East Brighton.

We've highlighted a few of our top acts performing at the Spire this Brighton Festival season that we won't be missing - we don’t think you'll want to either!

No Dogs, No Indians

17th and 18th May: 8pm, tickets £17.50/£12.50 under 26s

To mark the 70th year of Indian independence, poet and playwright Siddhartha Bose has created a play that links three stories, each demonstrating the evolution of Indian politics and culture overtime. From occupied Bengal in 1932 to New India in 2017, Bose’s piece shows impact of Britain's legacy on India.

Boys Don’t

21st May: 2pm and 4pm, tickets £10

Many men have been brought up with the duty of repressing their emotions. Yet, sometimes, open communication is just what they desire. In an emotional performance, ‘Boys Don’t’ uses funny, and often heart-breaking, real-life stories from its poets and spoken word performers to explore this repression, whilst delivering the message of how important it can be for them to show their true emotions.

Hiccup Project: “It’s okay, I’m dealing with it”

24th May: 8pm, tickets £12.50/£10 under 26s:

In the first of their two performances at this year’s Brighton Festival, Brighton-based duo The Hiccup Project deliver a dance performance like no other. Combining comedy with song and dance, the duo demonstrate their own struggles of everyday life, and just how they try to cope when it feels like everything is wrong with the world.

Hiccup Project: May-We-Go-Round?

25th May: 8pm, £12.50/£10 under 26s

In their second appearance at the 2017 Brighton Festival, dance-duo the Hiccup Project return with an award-winning performance. Using combinations of dynamic dance routines and comedic theatre, ‘May-We-Go-Round?’ offers a hilarious, yet honest insight into the journey of love. Certainly a show for the romantics in all of us!

(I Could Go On Singing) Over The Rainbow

26th May: 6-10pm, 27th and 28th May: 2-6pm, tickets £15/£10 under 26s

Prepare for an emotional performance that will have everyone’s undivided attention. Edinburgh Fringe 2016 award-winner FK Alexander, along with the Okishima Island Tourist Attraction band, is set to deliver a unique rendition of Judy Garland’s ‘Over The Rainbow’, as she sings over the final recording made by Garland, four months before her death.

For more information on the Brighton Festival, as well as a full listing of all the events that will be on, please visit their website.

Written by Lauren.