Brighton night club granted new premises licence for £1m move

A Brighton night club and music venue has been granted a licence for nearby new premises as it prepares to spend £1 million on the move. The Haunt is to vacate its current Pool Valley home to make way for the expansion of the neighbouring Grosvenor Casino, which has its entrance...

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 twenty 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...
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

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

Fringe Review: Hypernova by Laurie Black

Fringe Review: Hypernova by Laurie Black 22 May 2019 Spiegeltent Laurie Black returned triumphant to the Spiegeltent with a killer show of music and circus. This was cabaret at its best with a kinky, metal, goth twist. Laurie hosted with a selection of her own songs accompanied...
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 6:45 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Preview

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Billed as the UK’s premiere all male Theatre company, ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s Men’ return to Brighton with this open-air performance of the beautiful classic Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “Experience this enchanting tale, overflowing...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 12:03 pm

Witch Hunt Preview

Following the smash hit success of their previous fringe show ‘Enter the Dragon’, ‘Witch Hunt’ is the new show set to hit Brighton and Edinburgh fringe this year. Created by A&E Comedy and directed by Cal McCrystal, Witch Hunt asks who really holds the power in a world where...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 11:44 am

William Shakespeare’s MACBETH adapted and directed by Sarah Slator performed by THIS IS MY THEATRE Preston Old Church.   Saturday 18thMay 2019 7:30 pm.

As a GCSE student currently studying Macbeth, I really enjoyed this adaptation of the play by Sarah Slator. It offered an accurate, in-depth representation of the play. The cast brought the play to life with their brilliant acting and live, traditional Celtic music. The location...
Posted On 20 May 2019 at 8:55 pm

Circus’Cision: Those That Made the Cut!

Fringe Review: Circus’Cision: Those That Made the Cut by Head First Acrobats 17 May 2019 Bosco Theatre Well if you like really sexy muscular acrobats this is the show for you. No-holds barred, hilarious action from the Fringe favourites and stalwarts of the Bosco and Spiegeltent...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 3:51 pm

Review: Kotuku and Moon Child

Kotuku and Moon Child, Bird Life Productions. Bosco Theatre, The Spiegeltent, 18 May 2019 In this simple, sweetly original puppet/masked mime show, a moon baby escapes his crescent cradle in search of his bouncing ball and falls to a Earth where he discovers the beach and meets a...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 12:37 pm

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko-Seancers   Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.    16th May 2019 20:00

  The Attenborough centre felt like a fitting venue for Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s Seancers, as a centre for the creative arts on Sussex University campus.  The stage was set with a huge silver X, reminiscent of Malcom X, old vintage cotton undresses, creepily suspended from...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 10:05 am

Fringe Review: Space Cadette by Laurie Black

Fringe Review: Space Cadette By Laurie Black 16 May 2019 Bosco Theatre Laurie Black has turned green! The beautiful, two-tone, black and white cabaret vixen has added a new colour to her palette. It is an alien green skin that she uses as a disguise to hitch a ride to the moon....
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 10:05 am

The Great Escape – 100 performances covered! Part 3: Saturday 11th May

The Brighton & Hove News music team were present at this years fabulous Great Escape new musical festival. We strived to cover as many new and up-and-coming artists as possible during the three day event, which took place right across the city of Brighton & Hove at...

The Great Escape – 100 performances covered! Part 2: Friday 10th May

The Brighton & Hove News music team were present at this years fabulous Great Escape new musical festival. We strived to cover as many new and up-and-coming artists as possible during the three day event, which took place right across the city of Brighton & Hove at...

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