Brighton’s Marilyn Lookalike Opens New Venue

Brighton’s very own Marilyn lookalike, Laura Nixon, has opened her own venue in the seaside city. The Jive Monkey, at 5 Steine Street, is ‘set to be a focus for performers and the first port of call for those who want to see quality entertainment or just have a relaxed drink in a non-pretentious but glamourous setting.’

Opening this Friday, December 2, the Jive Monkey is compared by Latest 7 magazine to ‘a dark 1920s speakeasy with the discretion of a gentlemen’s club plus the excitement of a Berlin cabaret.’

Entertainments will include ‘live music, cabaret, and performance art from the unusual and tongue in cheek to the downright bizarre including screenings of cult movies with a heavy smattering of authentic live jazz.’

Marilyn at the Komedia, Brighton

Brighton’s very own MM lookalike, Laura Nixon, comes to the Komedia for Alive and Swinging on Sunday, February 27th. Dinner at 6.30pm (optional), show begins at 8. Tickets from £15.

“Marilyn Monroe is finding heaven a bore, no drinking smoking or sex, and worst of all, no swinging music. She returns to earth for one more night of fun, bringing old showbiz fling Frank Sinatra, and Las Vegas legend Elvis Presley.

Join the three superstars, special guests and plenty of swing as they sing and dance away their final night on Earth, until the voice of god finds them missing and demands they return to Heaven.

Dinner, Show and Dance!”

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Marilyn: Alive and Swinging

“An evening of vintage glamour and swinging music.

Relive the days of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and sparkling Hollywood. All the big tunes brought to you by the UK’s finest tribute artists. Brighton’s best burlesque cocktail shaker will make an appearance along with the city’s best loved showgirls and boys.

Compered by Brighton’s own Marilyn Monroe Impersonator and Okie pookle player Laura Nixon.

‘The Sexiest woman in Brighton’ – Bare Cheek, Latest 7

‘A true blond bombshell!’ – The Argus

Come and join the party!

Dress suave, 1950’s, Trilbies, diamonds, showgirls, kats and spats or anything that makes your feel fabulous!


Thursday 19th August (Pre-book here)

Friday 17th September

Thursday 9th December

Thursday 16th December

Thursday 23rd December

The Latest 7 Music Bar

14-17 Manchester St, Brighton (off St James’ St, near seafront & Palace Pier)