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

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

Camille O’Sullivan review

Camille O’Sullivan – Brighton Spiegeltent Friday 13th May 9pm  First becoming aware of this versatile performer, actor (and former architect and portrait painter!) over a decade ago through her performances in the award winning and popular La Clique cabaret, I was...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 1:31 pm

ParaladosanjoS: The Twins Review

The Twins – Os Gêmeos Watching this beautiful new show at Brighton’s Spiegeltent yesterday with sun streaming through the art deco windows to watch this new family friendly show from performers from Brazilian circus performance company ParaladosanjoS was such a...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 12:50 pm

Witness: Emma Critchely

This was just a beauty of an event! Witness is a performance piece in multiple languages and simultaneous film installation commissioned by the Earth Water Sky programme. Short, only 29 mins in fact (and on a loop throughout the installation openings times), but Emma...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 12:44 pm

Finding Grace

Finding Grace By Ester Natzijl Projects is a new tragi-comic tale about an existential, self-styled guru who thinks they can lead humanity to salvation. This is a brand new dance theatre performance, created by award-winning, international theatre-maker and performance artist...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 7:29 am

Joanna Neary’s Wife on Earth

Comedian and illustrator Jo Neary is already a Brighton favourite. This award-winning comedy actress and stand-up returns by popular demand, with her best-loved characters in a sarcastic show about marriage, music, and moaning. She’s often to be found on Radio 4  and this...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 7:18 am