Radical Softness Season: FK Alexander, Violence

FK Alexander is nothing if not powerful. Though her M.O. is to play with her own vulnerability – she wears the scars and marks of self harm across her limbs – it takes enormous strength to hold an audience, as she did at last week’s performance at The Attenborough Centre,...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019 at 9:21 pm

Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) celebrates 5th birthday with its biggest and best season yet

Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) is preparing to set sail into a summer of theatre, comedy, music and family shows as it celebrates its fifth birthday. Since opening in 2015 the theatre has grown its summer programme and audience numbers exponentially. The 2019 season has an...
Posted On 12 Mar 2019 at 6:56 pm

Doc’N Roll Film Festival returns to Brighton

The Doc’N Roll Film Festival is set to return to Brighton for its 4th edition on 1st to 7th April 2019. It will feature six exclusive screenings plus special events taking place at Duke’s at Komedia, Hotel Pelirocco and Duke Of York’s Picturehouse. Tickets are already on sale and...
Posted On 12 Mar 2019 at 12:41 pm

Radical Softness Season: to care, Louisa Robbin

Louisa Robbin’s simple and starkly affecting piece, to care, is described as’ a process, a ritual’, and indeed it is – the making of a body butter from oils and fat, the creation of a product for ‘self-care’. Robbin, a self-described...
Posted On 10 Mar 2019 at 12:35 pm

A Prizewinning Passionate Machine

After winning Best New Play at the 2018 Brighton Fringe, Rosy Carrick brings her high-octane and highly emotional Passionate Machine back to The Old Market in Hove on March 17th for a hometown show as part of a UK tour. Funny, poignant, and at times shocking, the show sees Rosy...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019 at 2:19 pm

Spear Of Destiny announce Brighton Open Air Theatre concert

Seems as though The Big Blue Shed promotions company have delivered yet again, with the announcement today of an outdoor concert in Hove at the B.O.A.T (Brighton Open Air Theatre) by the legendary Spear Of Destiny who will be performing the whole of their second album ‘One Eyed...
Posted On 03 Mar 2019 at 4:12 pm

We waited 489 days to see Professor Brian Cox in Brighton

PROFESSOR BRIAN COX + ROBIN INCE (UNIVERSAL GLOBAL TOUR) – BRIGHTON CENTRE 26.02.19 Finally the wait was over! It was announced on 25th October 2017 that Professor Brian Cox OBE would be coming to the Brighton Centre in 489 days time with his new ‘Universal: Adventures In...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019 at 12:45 am

Review: Catherine Mayer FFS at The Old Market

Talks and Debates: Catherine Mayer FFS https://www.catherinemayer.co.uk/ The Old Market, Brighton 24th February 2019 Writer and journalist Catherine Mayer is co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party and this, the first stop on a short UK tour entitled Catherine Mayer FFS* offered...
Posted On 27 Feb 2019 at 2:24 pm

Radical Softness season from The Marlborough Theatre

A challenging and timely trio of new theatre performance comes to Brighton as part of the Marlborough Theatre’s Radical Softness season, which bills itself as a season of performance interrogating what it means for self-care to be an act of Radical Softness. The term refers...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019 at 5:00 pm

Review: Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors, Birmingham Stage Company. Theatre Royal, Brighton The Theatre Royal saw Terry Deary’s enduringly popular series brought larger-than-life – just like its main villain, Henry the VIIIth – as a cast of three and some very special effects...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 9:15 pm

Sandi Toksvig Live! The National Trevor Tour

Sandi Toksvig, the universally-loved funny woman of Radio 4’s News Quiz, Bake off and QI fame, comes to Brighton’s Dome for just two nights on her tour, entitled National Trevor. The title is a nod to her being referred to as a national treasure, much to her scorn....
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 3:43 pm

Review: Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley

Magic and Mystery in Moomin Valley, Get Lost and Found. The Old Market, Hove, Dec 2018 Tove Jansson’s signature bittersweet style of storytelling has been brought to life in a beautiful new interactive show for 4-7 yr olds by Get Lost and Found. Narrated by lovable...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 2:30 pm

Review: Out of The Hat, Long Nose Puppets

Out of the Hat, Long Nose Puppets. Komedia, Brighton, Dec 2018 Long Nose Puppets, Brighton’s most beloved children’s puppetry theatre company, returns with a beguiling new show for 2-8 year olds. The company, which saw considerable critical success and delighted...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 12:17 pm

Nellie Limelight and the Oysters of Time

My five-year-old son and I took a trip backstage and into the heart of the Theatre Royal for their Christmas show this year. We joined Nellie Limelight, played by the engaging Florence Leon, on her crime-fighting exploits to help crack the case of Ollie Oyster and the lost pearl...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 9:05 pm

War Of The Worlds spectacular captivates packed Brighton crowd

JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – ALIVE ON STAGE – BRIGHTON CENTRE 16.12.18 “No one would have believed, in the last years of the 19th century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No one could have dreamed...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018 at 12:32 pm

The Animals and Children Took To The Streets

TOM welcomes a ‘mind-glowingly beautiful’ piece of family theatre by the award-winning company 1927, the team behind the hit show Golem. The show, described by as a startlingly original novel brought to life, welcomes you to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018 at 2:26 pm

Komedia Brighton boasts one of the largest programmes for Independent Venue Week 2019

As a venue that has been involved in Independent Venue Week since its inception in 2014, Komedia Brighton are excited to announce that they boast one of the largest programmes of events during the seven-day celebration of small music venues around the country, which runs from...
Posted On 06 Dec 2018 at 3:00 pm

Can’t Decide What To See? See Everything!

Gary Starr Performs Everything Komedia Sun 16 Dec 2018 8pm https://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/comedy/garry-starr-performs-everything/ As pitches go, it’s an intriguing one – Garry Starr’s dismissal from the Royal Shakespeare Co. following ‘artistic...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018 at 1:01 pm

Absorbing evening at the Theatre Royal as Neil Oliver tells ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’

It’s been such a long time since I last ventured inside the 200 year old Theatre Royal located on New Road, Brighton. My last visit was an all encompassing affair, as we were lucky to have secured ourselves on one of the backstage tours of this historic grade II listed building....
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 9:01 pm

BBC2 ‘Coast’ presenter Neil Oliver tells ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’ at Theatre Royal Brighton

Neil Oliver, archaeologist, historian, author and presenter of the TV series ‘Coast’, will be sharing his love of Great Britain with audiences in Brighton later this month. ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’, which is also the title of his forthcoming...
Posted On 18 Oct 2018 at 8:41 pm

The Art of Attachment – Unique collaborative project explores substance misuse

Art of Attachment is the culmination of a collaborative project between Vincent Dance Theatre and the Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) – a unique substance misuse service working with women and families in Brighton & Hove. Guests will be treated to two new performances...
Posted On 16 Oct 2018 at 2:37 pm

I’m A Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings, the groundbreaking solo artist who famously traced her own sexual history on stage in pursuit of an STI’s origin, is back with her first new show in nearly a decade, I’m A Phoenix, Bitch. The provocatively-titled piece of “theatre-cum-social...
Posted On 07 Oct 2018 at 12:31 pm

Hard-hitting new play POT tackles gang culture and care-leavers

Acclaimed writer and actress Ambreen Razia (Murdered by my Father, BBC Three) brings her hard-hitting drama POT to Brighton next week, showing at Dorothy Stringer school. A story of Britain’s forgotten children, care-leavers adrift and at the mercy of gang culture, the play...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018 at 2:32 pm

You’ll Have the Time of Your Life – Dirty Dancing comes to Brighton this week!

The iconic 1980’s Dirty Dancing arrives on stage in Brighton this week. Much loved and – surprisingly – critically acclaimed (at least initially) in its film format this show will be highly anticipated by many. ‘It’s quite a daunting role to take on because...
Posted On 21 Sep 2018 at 12:27 pm

Review: The Habit of Art, Theatre Royal

Centred around a meeting between the poet WH Auden and composer Benjamin Brittan in the halls of Oxford University, ‘The Habit of Art’ weaves seamlessly between humour and lines that come straight from the souls of the muses. Auden argues that “Poetry gives voice to the...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018 at 2:16 pm