Edinburgh Preview: Joe Sutherland

Edinburgh Preview: Joe Sutherland

Very soon after Joe Sutherland took to the stage, it was clear we were in good company: here was someone personable and inclusive, rude and funny with a penchant for great one-liners... 

Edinburgh Preview: Laura Lexx & Sara Barron

Edinburgh Preview: Laura Lexx & Sara Barron

A double bill of excellent comedians: both tackled arguably taboo subjects, both were extremely funny. Laura Lexx’s set began with some highly amusing observations about family holidays, camping and millennials’ experiences vis-à-vis their parents’ at the same life-stage... 

Square Peg

Square Peg

'Is anyone here for Square Peg?', a person dressed in a white protective boiler suit and hard hat asked. A group of us in the Junkyard Dogs café shuffled to our feet and we were told to come through... 

Culpeper's Medicine Garden

Culpeper's Medicine Garden

In beautiful May sunshine, a large group of us gathered at the Coach House to join herbalist Sara Jane Glendinning and musician Jo Burke for a walk up Whitehawk Hill.Before we set off, Sarah Jane explained that the walk was inspired by the 17th century radical herbalist Nicholas Culpepper... 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales was started by a collective of eleven Brighton based writers who wanted to bring new writing to the stage. It’s now well-established in Brighton and Hove, a place where you can meet many writers who, with little prompting, will tell you about the stories they are not managing to find the time to write... 

Tales

Tales

As the audience wandered into the Sweet Dukebox theatre for the start of Tales Michelle Madsen and Lizzy Margereson of BAIT were already standing by the seats, welcoming people warmly and having a little sashay to Grace Jones’s Slave the Rhythm... 

Antigone Alone

Antigone Alone

The story of Antigone comes from three surviving plays written by Sophocles in the 5th century BC. It is considered important for a number of reasons, the key one perhaps that it addresses how state power and laws are often at loggerheads with individual morality and ethics... 

Land of the Three Towers: Vol II

Land of the Three Towers: Vol II

There is a housing crisis in this country. And it’s something that is not discussed enough in the mainstream media. Wel, how about this then? Not just discussion, but action too. Plus an inclusive approach to theatre... 

The Maids by Jean Genet

The Maids by Jean Genet

First performed in 1947, Jean Genet’s The Maids was inspired by the true story of sisters Christine and Léa Papin, who murdered their employer and her daughter. However, this version, directed by Ben Alexander, was based on the muscular adaptation by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton where the language – vitriolic and fierce – is brought right up to date... 

Secrets from Within the Human Body

Secrets from Within the Human Body

So to the campus at Sussex University on a mellow May evening and specifically to a lecture theatre in the Brighton and Sussex Medical School for an hour long talk delivered by Dr Claire Smith, Head of Anatomy; Dr Andrew Dilley, Senior Lecturer of Anatomy; and Ms Catherine Hennessy, Teaching Fellow of Anatomy... 

Medea

Medea

The original Greek tragedy of Medea was by Euripides, but Jean Anouilh’s 1947 version is fantastic and many thanks to the Wretched Strangers theatre company for choosing it as their first production... 

ROUTE

ROUTE

A tag team of five young women play a young British black woman. She is not named, she is an everywoman, who moves from her East End London home to a University. There she notes she is “such a minority", the city and the University’s population being posh and predominately white...