Brighton Fringe Review: ParaladosanjoS: Wet & Dry at Brighton Spiegeltent

A new production from virgin Brighton Fringe company ParaladosanjoS this year with their performance entitled Wet & Dry. This production is one of two different performances at the Brighton Fringe this year by the same Brazilian company, ParaladosnajoS, this year’s...
Posted On 20 May 2022 at 9:26 am

Brighton Fringe – Preview: Mémoires D’un Amnésique: A Piano, a Film and Erik Satie, in His Own Words

‘Mémoires d’un Amnésique: A piano, a film and Erik Satie, in his own words’ is, in equal parts, a piano recital, a one-man play and a surrealist film, amalgamated into a unique theatrical experience. This show is performed by Alex Metcalfe of Amusia. As pianist,...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 4:20 pm

Brighton Festival Review – Music: New Regency Orchestra at Brighton Dome

They smashed it! Only formed in 2021, the New Regency Orchestra came, saw and conquered their biggest gig so far at Brighton Dome on Sunday night for Brighton Festival. Since their formation, only one year ago (how have they been so productive in such a short time?!), this very...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 6:09 am

Brighton Festival Review – Film: Festival of Ideas: I Get Knocked Down at Lewes Depot

This film screening and Directors Q & A turned out to be a very popular event with a packed house at Lewes Depot on Wednesday 18th May. This brand new film screening of I Get Knocked Down is a version (one band member’s perspective and imaginingings) of the origin myth...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 6:08 am

Brighton Fringe Review – Performance: My Heart is a Spark at Phoenix Art Space

Paul Macauley’s new show My Heart is a Spark (By Hello Strawberry) begins with him half-crouched, hands in front of his face, before sliding them apart like opening doors, and launching into a dance routine to Call Me Maybe. It’s a sweet, cheesy gesture that could signal the...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 5:52 am

Joanna Neary’s Wife on Earth review

I’m in love! Joanna Neary’s Wife On Earth is just the best show I’ve seen for ages. Comedian and illustrator Neary is already a Brighton favourite and in fact is based in sunny Eastbourne in Sussex too. This show was played to a full audience at The Rialto in...
Posted On 15 May 2022 at 12:11 pm

Finding Grace review

I had the luck to view Finding Grace By Ester Natzijl Projects yesterday at the Brighton Spiegeltent. This is a new piece of work by dancer, performer and now, puppeteer. The show is loosely based on the essay ‘On the Marionette Theatre’ (1810) by German writer and poet Heinrich...
Posted On 15 May 2022 at 12:11 pm

New Regency Orchestra

Looking forward to this event tomorrow! Featuring a formidable and evolving cast of jazz and Latin music talent, the New Regency Orchestra play a hard-blowing style for hard times. The NRO takes its inspiration from New York’s melding of Jazz and Latin from the 50s to the 70s...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 3:08 pm

The Burning of a Sicilian Whore

The Burning of a Sicilian Whore is written and performed by Giulia Menichelli. She says “I enjoy playing with my physicality and I am open and bold in embracing new ideas in order to develop interesting and different characters: from the sensual and sophisticated Dorimene,...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 2:47 pm

Wild Tales for Weird Folk review

Not having heard of either The Embers Collective or Stumble Trip Theatre previously, this felt like an unexpected shot in the dark, but what a breath of uproarious fresh air it was! Bouncing on to the Bosco Spiegeltent stage in Brighton yesterday with an opening stand up...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 2:07 pm