A Lucky Dip – Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour Charms with Audience’s Choice

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour: Twelfth Night Brighton Open Air Theatre, 12 July 2018 A rosy glow in the summer air; an expectant thrum from the excited and tightly packed audience perched on timber-and-astroturf tiered seating; and the smell of a hundred picnic dinners. We...
Posted On 14 Jul 2018 at 2:48 pm

Next Level: Interview with Mark King of Level 42

Our reporter (and fellow bass aficionado) Chris Shelley caught up with the legendary bass-player and Level 42 front-man Mark King ahead of his performance at Love Supreme next weekend. Chris: When did you first take up the bass guitar as the instrument of choice as an alternative...
Posted On 20 Jun 2018 at 2:34 pm

Brighton Festival Review: Brownton Abbey*****

Brownton Abbey, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 25 May 2018. Last week I went to Tarik Elmoutawakil and Rob Jones’ Brownton Abbey at Brighton Dome: a night that promised to be a “performance party [where] celestial beings from queer dimensions… transform Brighton Dome into a...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 12:48 pm

Brighton Festival Review: The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety***

The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety is a strange and bewildering piece. Part concert, part dramatic reading, it blurs the lines of what you expect ‘theatre’ to deliver. Set amongst hundreds of music stands and a back wall made up to stacked chairs, it feels as though we...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 12:41 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: The Tale of the Cockatrice *****

The Tale Of The Cockatrice By Mumblecrust Theatre, The Blockhouse Theatre, The Warren, 2nd and 3rd June This show is great! An unexpected discovery towards the end of the festival, and what a treasure from Mumblecrust Theatre returning for the second time to Brighton Fringe with...
Posted On 02 Jun 2018 at 3:37 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: Hamlet? *****

Hamlet? By Bloody Bawdy Villains; The Warren – Blockhouse “In this production of Hamlet I’m going to play Hamlet and I’m going to do all the soliloquies and it will be really good.” –Damien Warren Smith, Artistic Director of Artistry & Direction. I went to review this...
Posted On 02 Jun 2018 at 3:25 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: The Fabulous Bäckström Bros. *****

The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers, The Old Market, Hove. Thursday 31st May 2018. http://theoldmarket.com/shows/fabulous-backstrom-brothers/ I’ll begin at the beginning. Where it all began… At least I would if I could express on paper just how brilliantly funny this brand new...
Posted On 02 Jun 2018 at 3:12 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: Big Brighton Fringe Festival Ceilidh *****

Big Brighton Fringe Festival Ceilidh 2018 By Brighton Ceilidh Collective BHASVIC, 1st June 2018 I am a sucker for a ceilidh and this city-based group (with real Celts in their midst) always deliver. The irrepressible Brighton Ceilidh Collective gather during the fringe for an...
Posted On 02 Jun 2018 at 2:56 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours *****

https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/guru-dudus-silent-disco-walking-tours-125379/ “There’s a special device in your silent disco headsets that auto-tunes your voice so it sounds exactly like the original; so when you’re singing out loud just go for it, it’ll...
Posted On 30 May 2018 at 10:41 pm

Brighton Festival Young Poets’ Winning Words

Peacock Poetry Prize winners announced The winners of the Peacock Poetry Prize 2018 – an annual creative writing competition produced by Brighton Festival and Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) and supported by Lulu.com – have been announced. The...
Posted On 30 May 2018 at 4:31 pm