Candide

Candide

Brighton College have taken on a demanding task with their production of Mark Ravenhill’s Candide, first performed by the RSC in 2013. The original Candide was an excoriating, Enlightenment satire mocking the philosopher Leibniz’s idea that we live in 'the best of all possible worlds’, a position known as optimism... 

Creation Song Norse Myths Storytelling

Creation Song Norse Myths Storytelling

I’m happy to admit that my knowledge of Norse mythology is patchy, but becoming more familiar with what was advertised as a fusion of "ballad song, galdr chant and ancient Eddic poetry" seemed like an opportunity worth taking up... 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

"One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug": So begins Franz Kafka’s classic tale of middle-class moribundity, which has been transformed into a one-woman show by Different Theatre... 

A Song of Plague

A Song of Plague

Set in London during the devastating plague of 1665, Lost in the Fog’s A Song of Plague blends music, puppetry and poetry to tell the story of a physician’s attempts to find a cure for the deadly disease... 

Medea

Medea

Seeing work at Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) is a treat because you have that unusual experience of sharing the same sky with the players. If it’s raining in Brighton, it's also raining in Corinth, or Venice or wherever the play is set...