Brighton Festival Review: Circa: Sacre – Theatre Royal, Brighton

This UK premiere of Sacre brings 10 elite performers from Australian company Circa Contemporary Circus to Brighton’s Theatre Royal this week. This astounding show is an entirely new response to what we know as circus. Comprising a stark monochrome staging with sudden and...
Posted On 24 May 2022 at 7:40 pm

Brighton Festival – Preview: Andy and the Odd Socks, Brighton Dome

Want something fun to do with your kids today at Brighton Festival? Come and join one of the most popular young children’s bands for a show full of fun and laughter. Andy and the Odd Socks star in their own Cbeebies/CBBC show Andy and the Band, where they help their fans...
Posted On 22 May 2022 at 10:34 am

Brighton Festival – Preview: Circa: Sacre at Theatre Royal, Brighton

This UK premiere taking place at Brighton’s Theatre Royal, is a new production from the Australian company Circa Contemporary Circus. This show, Sacre invokes a version of composer Stravinsky’s seminal ‘The Rite of Spring’, updating and bringing to the circus...
Posted On 22 May 2022 at 10:23 am

Brighton Fringe Review: Mémoires D’un Amnésique: A Piano, a Film and Erik Satie, in His Own Words, at Wagner Hall, Brighton

This proved to be a good way to spend a Friday evening in Brighton during Brighton Fringe. ‘Mémoires d’un Amnésique: A piano, a film and Erik Satie, in his own words’ (Memories of an amnesiac) is the story told in a subtly surrealist way, of the life and career...
Posted On 21 May 2022 at 8:13 pm

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 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

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