Sir Ian McKellen does panto in Brighton this year

Sir Ian McKellen is to tread the boards as Mother Goose in Brighton this Christmas. The acclaimed actor, 83, will play the eponymous lead role alongside comedian John Bishop as Vic Goose and actor and former Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc as the Goose. Written by Coronation...

Brighton Festival – Review: Human by Extraordinary Bodies, at Brighton Dome

Entering the auditorium accompanied by headsets for each audience member (provided by Silent Disco King), promised a new kind of experience for this one off performance of Human from the company Extraordinary Bodies. This impressive new show last night at Brighton Dome offered an...
Posted On 26 May 2022 at 10:17 am

Brighton Festival – Preview: Human by Extraordinary Bodies, at Brighton Dome

Human the show is here in Brighton for one night only, and it is tomorrow – Wednesday 25th May. Part circus, part serenade, part cinema, Human is about the small moments that shape us. On a stage set with a trapeze, circus rope and set of drums, four performers start to...
Posted On 24 May 2022 at 8:32 pm

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

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

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

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

Preview: Aaaaaaaargh! It’s a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe By Laughing Horse Comedy 14 May 2022, 17.45, Caroline of Brunswick

I am looking forward to this showcase. It is always hit and miss with comedy but last week there were far more hits than misses. I ended up watching the full show by one of the acts immediately after. It was great. Catch this showcase every Saturday and Sunday upstairs at the...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 11:21 am

Charlotte Fox: Cosmic Narcissist Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco 19 and 29 May 2022

Charlotte Fox is a comedian who seems to want to simultaneously be a Zumba instructor. How she moves so much and still keeps talking I don’t know. She is a ball of fizzing energy and fun with some of the most outrageous and hilarious stories. Naughty and nutty and high adrenaline...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 11:19 am

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

Camille O’Sullivan

Born in London of a French mother and Irish father, Performer – Singer and Actor Camille O’Sullivan moved to Cork, Ireland when she was a child. Previously an award-winning architect and portrait painter Irish/French Camille O’Sullivan is known for her...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 7:05 am

Wild Tales for Weird Folk

Wild Tales for Weird Folk is a new performance coming to Brighton Fringe this year from London based group, The Embers Collective. Drawing from a growing contingent of between 20-25 storytellers, musicians, poets, clowns and performers, The Embers Collective have been putting on...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 6:48 am

ParaladosanjoS: Wet & Dry

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 11 May 2022 at 6:23 am

ParaladosanjoS: The Twins

Devised in collaboration between Brighton’s Aurelius Productions and Brazil , this production is one of two different performances at the Brighton Fringe this year by the same company, ParaladosnajoS, this year’s winner of the The Pebble Trust International Touring...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 6:22 am

Spiegel: Heart of the Fringe

Spiegel: Heart of the Fringe By The Establishment with Beach Without Sand Wednesday 11th May 2022 Cabaret and Variety This upcoming performance and comedy show taking place at Brighton’s Spiegeltent is a special charity showcase for the organisation Clowns Without Borders,...
Posted On 09 May 2022 at 3:47 pm