Review: wit and warmth from Enter The Dragons

Enter The Dragons A+E Comedy The Old Market, Hove 22 March – 24 March 2018 I don’t particularly like comedy. I just don’t find it very funny, generally speaking. I didn’t laugh at Harry Enfield, Brass Eye, The IT crowd. Motherland gave me existential...
Posted On 25 Mar 2018 at 12:57 pm

Review: tUnE-yArDs get woke at ACCA

Nothing about tUnE-yArDs at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (try saying that when you’re hungover) isn’t intensely memorable. Sussex Campus looks like a scene from a movie, covered late March snow. The venue (a beautiful mouthful) smells new, all cut wood and...
Posted On 19 Mar 2018 at 11:37 am

Review: the clock is ticking in ‘Unexploded Ordnances’ by Split Britches

“Get out your phones!” commands ‘Madam President’, “and set an alarm for 60 minutes”. Thus are the limits set for Unexploded Ordinances, the award-winning show from Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches, co-written with Hannah Maxwell. The action takes place...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018 at 12:47 pm

Interview: Emma Edwards and Abigail Dooley talk about their new show Enter The Dragons

“Imagine the W.I. run by the Mighty Boosh” says Emma Edwards of A+E Comedy about their award-winning show. I spoke earlier to Emma and her co-creator Abigail Dooley to get the lowdown on Enter The Dragons – a show “for anyone who’s considered ageing”. What’s the show about?...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 4:44 pm

The UK’s first all-female Cyr Troupe is on a roll

‘Hyena’ by Alula Cyr The Old Market 04 March 2018 “She is the one who turns like a great wheel. She is the maker of cycles. She is the one we leave home for and come home to. She is the mucky root of all women.” So begins the description of the debut show from t...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018 at 12:35 pm

I’d Be Lost Without It

I’d Be Lost Without It Wet Picnic The Old Market 25 Feb 2018 Wet Picnic’s headline quote from Total Theatre – “It almost doesn’t matter what they’re doing, they do it so well” – seems both high praise and a yet also to contain a forewarning of...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018 at 7:31 pm

Inspired by Tallis – First Generation

Inspired by Tallis – First Generation Tallis Festival The Attenborough Centre for The Creative Arts 8pm 11th February 2018 The forty singers stood in a horseshoe and, like a fuse lit in November, the spark of song travelled round until the whole was lit in unison: the brilliantly...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 10:06 pm

Ballet British Columbia celebrates International Women’s Day

Ballet British Columbia Fri 9 Mar 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) Brighton Dome Concert Hall £10, £15, £17.50, £20 Under 26s £15, Schools £7.50 Brighton Dome celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 by presenting cutting edge work by three female choreographers from...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018 at 12:07 pm

Robin Hood

New Mutiny Theatre Company presents: Robin Hood The Old Market 9 Feb – 17 Feb 2018 Robin Hood By the time the hooded figure reappeared I’d forgotten the conceit of the play’s structure and yet, looking sideways at the seven year old – remarkably – he was...
Posted On 13 Feb 2018 at 11:07 am

Kodo – One Earth Tour 2018: Evolution

Raising the roof of the Dome's Concert Hall, the Kodo One Earth 2018: Evolution tour brings us a show embodying the Japanese tradition of taiko drumming, infused with new rhythms and contemporary influences that keep their style fresh and lively.
Posted On 06 Feb 2018 at 11:42 am