Radical Softness season from The Marlborough Theatre

A challenging and timely trio of new theatre performance comes to Brighton as part of the Marlborough Theatre’s Radical Softness season, which bills itself as a season of performance interrogating what it means for self-care to be an act of Radical Softness. The term refers...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019 at 5:00 pm

Review: Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors, Birmingham Stage Company. Theatre Royal, Brighton The Theatre Royal saw Terry Deary’s enduringly popular series brought larger-than-life – just like its main villain, Henry the VIIIth – as a cast of three and some very special effects...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 9:15 pm

Sandi Toksvig Live! The National Trevor Tour

Sandi Toksvig, the universally-loved funny woman of Radio 4’s News Quiz, Bake off and QI fame, comes to Brighton’s Dome for just two nights on her tour, entitled National Trevor. The title is a nod to her being referred to as a national treasure, much to her scorn....
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 3:43 pm

Review: Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley

Magic and Mystery in Moomin Valley, Get Lost and Found. The Old Market, Hove, Dec 2018 Tove Jansson’s signature bittersweet style of storytelling has been brought to life in a beautiful new interactive show for 4-7 yr olds by Get Lost and Found. Narrated by lovable...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 2:30 pm

Review: Out of The Hat, Long Nose Puppets

Out of the Hat, Long Nose Puppets. Komedia, Brighton, Dec 2018 Long Nose Puppets, Brighton’s most beloved children’s puppetry theatre company, returns with a beguiling new show for 2-8 year olds. The company, which saw considerable critical success and delighted...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 12:17 pm

Nellie Limelight and the Oysters of Time

My five-year-old son and I took a trip backstage and into the heart of the Theatre Royal for their Christmas show this year. We joined Nellie Limelight, played by the engaging Florence Leon, on her crime-fighting exploits to help crack the case of Ollie Oyster and the lost pearl...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 9:05 pm

War Of The Worlds spectacular captivates packed Brighton crowd

JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – ALIVE ON STAGE – BRIGHTON CENTRE 16.12.18 “No one would have believed, in the last years of the 19th century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No one could have dreamed...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018 at 12:32 pm

The Animals and Children Took To The Streets

TOM welcomes a ‘mind-glowingly beautiful’ piece of family theatre by the award-winning company 1927, the team behind the hit show Golem. The show, described by as a startlingly original novel brought to life, welcomes you to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018 at 2:26 pm

Komedia Brighton boasts one of the largest programmes for Independent Venue Week 2019

As a venue that has been involved in Independent Venue Week since its inception in 2014, Komedia Brighton are excited to announce that they boast one of the largest programmes of events during the seven-day celebration of small music venues around the country, which runs from...
Posted On 06 Dec 2018 at 3:00 pm

Can’t Decide What To See? See Everything!

Gary Starr Performs Everything Komedia Sun 16 Dec 2018 8pm https://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/comedy/garry-starr-performs-everything/ As pitches go, it’s an intriguing one – Garry Starr’s dismissal from the Royal Shakespeare Co. following ‘artistic...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018 at 1:01 pm

Absorbing evening at the Theatre Royal as Neil Oliver tells ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’

It’s been such a long time since I last ventured inside the 200 year old Theatre Royal located on New Road, Brighton. My last visit was an all encompassing affair, as we were lucky to have secured ourselves on one of the backstage tours of this historic grade II listed building....
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 9:01 pm

BBC2 ‘Coast’ presenter Neil Oliver tells ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’ at Theatre Royal Brighton

Neil Oliver, archaeologist, historian, author and presenter of the TV series ‘Coast’, will be sharing his love of Great Britain with audiences in Brighton later this month. ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’, which is also the title of his forthcoming...
Posted On 18 Oct 2018 at 8:41 pm

The Art of Attachment – Unique collaborative project explores substance misuse

Art of Attachment is the culmination of a collaborative project between Vincent Dance Theatre and the Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) – a unique substance misuse service working with women and families in Brighton & Hove. Guests will be treated to two new performances...
Posted On 16 Oct 2018 at 2:37 pm

I’m A Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings, the groundbreaking solo artist who famously traced her own sexual history on stage in pursuit of an STI’s origin, is back with her first new show in nearly a decade, I’m A Phoenix, Bitch. The provocatively-titled piece of “theatre-cum-social...
Posted On 07 Oct 2018 at 12:31 pm

Hard-hitting new play POT tackles gang culture and care-leavers

Acclaimed writer and actress Ambreen Razia (Murdered by my Father, BBC Three) brings her hard-hitting drama POT to Brighton next week, showing at Dorothy Stringer school. A story of Britain’s forgotten children, care-leavers adrift and at the mercy of gang culture, the play...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018 at 2:32 pm

You’ll Have the Time of Your Life – Dirty Dancing comes to Brighton this week!

The iconic 1980’s Dirty Dancing arrives on stage in Brighton this week. Much loved and – surprisingly – critically acclaimed (at least initially) in its film format this show will be highly anticipated by many. ‘It’s quite a daunting role to take on because...
Posted On 21 Sep 2018 at 12:27 pm

Review: The Habit of Art, Theatre Royal

Centred around a meeting between the poet WH Auden and composer Benjamin Brittan in the halls of Oxford University, ‘The Habit of Art’ weaves seamlessly between humour and lines that come straight from the souls of the muses. Auden argues that “Poetry gives voice to the...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018 at 2:16 pm

Prepare to get triggered in the Doom Room!

Do you consider yourself a brave theatre-goer? Do you enjoy performance that makes you a participant rather than a mere spectator? Are you undaunted by a trigger warning list which includes: violence, heights, nudity, sharks, unknown fluid consumption, underwater submersion and...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018 at 2:36 pm

It’s cut-price Treason on the pier

The Treason Show is back on the Palace Pier in Brighton with some cut-price ticket offers for students and 999 personnel. And the cast, led by the show’s founder and director Mark Brailsford, have the usual suspects in their sights in a series of songs and skethches. Donald...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018 at 2:23 pm

Award-winning Hip-Hop Theatre ‘Skin’ Comes to Town for One Night Only

201 Dance Co. present a fusion of hip-hop, contemporary dance and hard-hitting theatre for one night only at The Old Market this friday (07/09/18). An award-winning show, fresh from an international sell-out tour, Skin tells the story of one boys journey to find an identity...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018 at 7:10 pm

Get Out of the City and Into the Trees

A new family festival, Into the Trees, from the team behind the hugely popular Elderflower Fields, is offering families a chance to explore, relax and get wild in beautiful Sussex woodland this September. From mountain-boarding to mud-pie making, tree-climbing to kayaking, the...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018 at 11:51 am

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong. Theatre Royal Brighton, 28 August 2018 The touring Mischief Theatre production of the West End hit opened to riotous approval in Brighton last night. The frenetic production, directed by Mark Bell – whose background in Lecoq-trained bouffon-ery shone...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018 at 11:43 am

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

There was a moment in Tiddler and Other Stories where I looked over at my four year old who transfixed by the action on stage. He was mouthing along with the words “Once there was a fish and his name was Tiddler. He wasn’t much to look at with his plain grey scales.” And...
Posted On 21 Aug 2018 at 7:51 am

KidTalk: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Review: Let’s Go Fly A Kite, JW Productions. The Old Market, Hove. 11 Aug 2018 On Saturday evening I went to see a play called ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’. The show was about two children who loses there [sic] kite and go on a adventure to get it back. The cast...
Posted On 18 Aug 2018 at 9:52 pm

Let’s Go Fly a Kite – at the theatre!

Let’s Go Fly a Kite, JW Productions. The Old Market, Hove The critically acclaimed family show Let’s Go Fy a Kite comes to the Old Market for one night only, on Saturday 11 August. Directed by Natalie Sexton, writer and director of This Boy Tom which was a hit of this...
Posted On 30 Jul 2018 at 11:30 am