UPDATE: Kian's Heroes

UPDATE: Kian's Heroes

Just 3 weeks ago stand up comic Kai Humphries issued a rallying cry to the legion of followers who support Punch-Drunk Comedy – a South East Northumberland comedy club with a difference... 

100 Everyday Heroes Pledge to #SaveKian to the Tune of £100,000

100 Everyday Heroes Pledge to #SaveKian to the Tune of £100,000

On Sunday 7th February, 2016, the UK comedy industry lead by Rhod Gilbert descended on Blyth - for the first ever UK Comics Boxing. The show had been dedicated to raising funds for Kian Musgrove, a 3 year-old boy from Newcastle who’s battle with an aggressive childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma has left him out of treatment options in the UK... 

Intuit This

Intuit This

Intuit This is a crash course in the art of absurdist comedy, throughout the audience sees the influences of Alan Partridge, The Mighty Boosh and The Fast Show to name a few. But Intuit This isn’t just a homage to absurdist comedy that’s come before it, it’s a total triumph in its own right... 

Snow White: The Whole Grimm Affair

Snow White: The Whole Grimm Affair

Feeling underwhelmed is something which you won’t experience at any point during Snow White: The Whole Grimm Affair and this is evident from the very start.The performers throw themselves into the show with a camped-up, woman-on-woman, prison fight scene complete with orange boiler suits... 

Mannequins

Mannequins

Staged by ReACTion Youth Theatre, Mannequins was intended to explore the relationship between surveillance and the London Riots. Unfortunately, it fell short of any meaningful connection with either of these themes, or with the audience... 

Tribal Remix

Tribal Remix

The ‘Remix’ element of Tribal Remix really can’t be emphasised enough. Instead of the typical Eastern, jangling, sensual, narrative-based performance I was expecting, the show was a constant showcase of varying dance styles... 

Fish Pie

Fish Pie

An outrageous underwater lovechild of ‘The Mighty Boosh’ and ‘The Muppets’ doused in deliciously dark humour, Fish Pie is a culinary delight. Anyone who has consigned puppetry to children’s TV will think again when they see a front row composed of fully grown men roaring with laughter at a vigilante sea cucumber and an artisan prawn providing on-point satirical commentary on the sheer absurdity of the contemporary art world... 

76 Million People and Me

76 Million People and Me

It’s extremely disorientating to wander into a tiny room tucked away at the top of the Caroline of Brunswick and be met with Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot lounging around. This gathering of dictators soon assumed their positions, sat in two’s in half a small rowing boat and from the offset, there’s an engaging disregard for aesthetic historical accuracy within the performance... 

The Cow Play

The Cow Play

Unimpressive from the start, The Cow Play leaves the audience confused and unfulfilled. It all begins with some serious over-acting, the actor’s stomp their way across the stage for no deliberate purpose... 

The sun that casts no shadows

The sun that casts no shadows

Brand spanking new, home-grown theatre company The Brighton Laboratory arrive at Brighton Festival in the most impressive style with their adaptation of Albert Camus’ modern classic, The Outsider... 

Marcel

Marcel

Contemporary, physical theatre about Silvio Berlusconi’s impressive assortment of corruption and sexual exploits isn’t usual or at first glance, easy - but Italian theatre company Ursa Maior Teatro give an engaging, funny and clever insight into the Italian Prime Ministers abuses and their wider repercussions... 

Boutique Cinema

Boutique Cinema

Sussex Slice is a little cavern of shabby chic on Hove’s Church Road, which screams ‘boutique’ right down to the last vintage lamp, a particularly apt setting for the Brighton Fringe’s Boutique Cinema...