King of Ghosts – Review

This one night only performance by musician Soumik Datta & City of London Sinfonia was an interesting mix of film, and live specially composed music. The first half, offered up three very distinct musicians, framed by a huge backdrop showing evocative scenes from vintage...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 9:51 pm

Review: Watching, Ceci n’est pas de deux

Watching, ceci n’est pas de deux, Ester Natzijl Projects. The Old Courtroom, 12, 26 May 2019 This critically acclaimed piece of dance theatre, a winner at the Amsterdam Fringe and recipient of a Brighton Fringe bursary, is described as a unique solo-duet with a life-size...
Posted On 15 May 2019 at 9:43 pm

Fringe Review: History of Ireland

Brighton Fringe Review History of Ireland By Moxie Brawl/Sarah Blanc Spiegeltent 13 May 2019 Three glamourous contestants compete for the prestigious title of the Rose of Tralee. This play follows the farcical antics of the contestants and the rather egotistical host, satirising...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 7:03 pm

Review: Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye, Brighton Festival Commission. Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 12 May 2019 Commissioned by Brighton Festival and produced in partnership with Glyndebourne, Eye to Eye is the result of Sheila Hill’s 20-year ‘quest’ to make a piece about motherhood. It...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 2:38 pm

KidTalk Review: CSI – Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, The Chandeliers. The Warren, 11 May 2019 Ted, 13: “Crime scene improvisation was, to put it simply, fun and witty. The actors concocted an interesting and hilarious story and made some very professional saves. The fact that you ( the...
Posted On 13 May 2019 at 3:28 pm

Review: Dead Dog In a Suitcase (And Other Love Songs)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love stories), Kneehigh Theatre. Theatre Royal Brighton, 9 May 2019 Kneehigh’s touring production is an adaptation of The Beggar’s Opera, a fact I wish I’d grasped before sitting down to all two and a half hours of it. Chiefly...
Posted On 12 May 2019 at 9:05 pm

Mr Pineapple Head Review

Mr Pineapple Head is the stuff of legends in our family. My two eldest children were lucky enough for him to visit their nursery for their annual Christmas show and they still talk about it with complete delight. Now their little brother was going to see him for the first time...
Posted On 12 May 2019 at 8:09 pm

Review: Thrown

Thrown, Living Record Productions, Junkyard Dogs @ The Brighthelm , 8 May 2019 A woman stands alone on the small stage; she wears a pair of headphones, as does Frank, the head shaped recording equipment in front of her – as do we, her audience. “How are you?”,...
Posted On 12 May 2019 at 2:17 pm

Guru Dudu’s Most Excellent Adventure!

Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour, weekends throughout the Fringe The Fringe’s delights are many and varied, but taking a punt on an event, especially one billed as ‘hilarious’, can be a risk. Well, not with Guru Dudu. His Silent Disco Walking Tours...
Posted On 12 May 2019 at 8:27 am

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Our young reviewer was asked in advance of this family focused show aimed at ages 4+ how he felt about going to see the performance. He said, and I quote “I’m excited and happy about seeing Captain Cauliflower”. He then went on to say that “Me and my mum...