Review: Clean, by Sam Chittenden

Clean  Written by Sam Chittenden   Performed by Different Theatre. WINNER, BEST NEW PLAY, BRIGHTON FRINGE AWARDS 2019 Staged in the historic Mayo drying fields between the houses of Richmond Road and Roundhill Terrace in Brighton and now an award winning wildlife garden, ‘Clean’...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 2:08 pm

Railed – Head First Acrobats

A new show this year from Brighton Fringe Australian regulars Head First Acrobats who were in residence for the whole month of May and what a show! This sold out saloon bar, cowboy themed presentation was a delight from start to finish. With the audience comprising a busy crowd...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019 at 2:34 pm

High Top Circus Showcase

The young reviewer and his adult companion attended the annual ‘High Top Circus Student Showcase‘ at the Spiegeltent during Brighton Fringe Festival during half term. Inspired by the world of Disney favourite Mary Poppins, this was an evocative and incredibly sweet...

The Adult Catchers – kids show

The Adult Catchers The young reviewer and I went to see The Adult Catchers show at the Bosco Spiegel tent this May towards the end of the festival. This was a new show for this year’s festival and follows on from the environmentally focused kids show ‘LET’S...

Witch Hunt Review

A ‘Witchy’ Sound track wafted around the venue as the audience entered – Cliff Richard’s ‘Devil Woman’, Frank Sinatra’s ‘Witchcraft’ , ‘I’ve put a spell on you, Hall and Oates ‘Abracadabra’ gives us a nice intro into the theme of this piece of one woman theatre (with a twist),...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019 at 11:43 am

KidTalk Review – Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet, Headfirst Acrobats – Brighton Spiegeltent Orla, 9, said: “I thought this show was gobsmackingly amazing. “From dangerous knife juggling to balloon sword-fights with the audience it gripped your attention fully – you couldn’t look away! “Telling...
Posted On 29 May 2019 at 8:06 pm

Festival Review: True Copy

Geert van Jansen is master art forger who fooled every strata of the art world for over 20 years between the 1970s and 1990s. Starting out with the mundane aim of paying the rent on his fancy Amsterdam flat by passing off a piece of his work as a Karel Appel, he was encouraged to...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 11:55 pm

Festival Review: Silence

Silence – Theatr Biuro Podrozy Wed 22 May – Sat 25 May; Black Rock “This city has a 10 million souls” declares the sign silhouetted against the evening sky. “Souls” is the term used in the aviation industry to describe passengers on a plane about to crash; the inhabitants of this...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 1:59 pm

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man is back, hooray! And he truly is amazing.  An Edinburgh Fringe favourite but hailing from America, he sells out at our Fringe here every year. Louis explores the dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy, artistry, audience participation and enough spellbinding...

Kate Smurthwaite: Clit Stirrer

Well this show certainly delivered which such a forthright title! Bringing up the Friday post work slot, I find myself sitting in the Junkyard Dogs venue out of its usual location on Edward Street and moved into a temporary festival home of the Brighthelm Centre, Brighton....
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 9:11 pm