Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

This clever infusion of comedy and burlesque from Dexys’ former piano man Pete Saunders proved to be a treat. Initially only opening with Saunders, this left the audience confused as to when the burlesque half of the Blues and Burlesque would be coming... 

Un-Titled

Un-Titled

Facing both her 80th year and an unveiling of a new piece of artwork, artist Gert has a lot to think about. Not only that, the passage of time is pressing on her mind, causing her to question the course of her life as a whole, her status and integrity as an artist, and the state of art itself in modern society... 

The Communist Threat

The Communist Threat

It’s 1950 Vienna and two British spies are sent to kill a traitor. Yet, despite having the same aim, the characterisations of the two are very different. Cambridge graduate Kip is a celebrated war hero and an esteemed operative... 

A Pocketful of Grimms

A Pocketful of Grimms

Let the magical storyteller whisk you away to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the favourite fairy tales ever told. Featuring 'Hansel and Gretel', the original 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Rumpelstiltskin' and more... 

The Treason Show: Festival Special

The Treason Show: Festival Special

Treason Show: Festival Special. Brighton's premier sketch comedy troupe led by Brighton Fringe award-winner, Mark Brailsford (The Lad Himself, Hanover the Musical). Topical, slick fast and funny satirical show with a Brighton twist. 

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Opening in 1943 Rome, Gran Consiglio is set with The Grand Council of Fascism meeting to discuss the deposition of Benito Mussolini. As he waits within a small study-room of Palazzo Venezia, the overwhelmed and tired Duce reflects on his life prior to this moment... 

Extremities

Extremities

In this psychological thriller Marjorie is home alone when a man enters through her unlocked door and attempts to attack and rape her. She manages to subdue the man and keep him tied up in her fireplace... 

The Merchant of New York

The Merchant of New York

"In christening shalt thou have two godfathers... " (Act IV, Scene I). Shakespeare meets the Mafia in this clever, iambic mashup, with a definite twist! When the characters go off-script, and the writer stops playing God, where is the mercy? Winner of the Rialto's 2016 'Scratch' New Writing award. 

About a Goth

About a Goth

When little in your life seems to be easy then perhaps, for some, the only way to take control is to adopt a persona. A death-embracing, black-clad Goth is an easy go-to for a young homosexual man struggling with his sexuality and a myriad of other personal relationships... 

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman, a side-splitting comedy cabaret. Laugh with Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald at the serious business of being female! Join them on an oestrogen-driven, emotional roller-coaster ride... 

Going AWOL

Going AWOL

A farcical comedy two-hander, written and produced by AWOL Productions. A tale of two women in the 1960s who both work for the same newspaper firm in London. Although they despise one another, the women have to embark on a trip round Europe, along with their dead boss, cut up in their carpet bags. 

Blackbird

Blackbird

Blackbird charts the confrontation between Ray & Una, who has found him 15 years after the abrupt ending of their relationship. As recriminations fly, both are irrevocably damaged. This taut and unflinching drama builds relentlessly to its explosive conclusion... 

Which is Witch?

Which is Witch?

As a follow-up to the highly successful 'I Love Luci', The Other Realm Theatre Company return with 'Which is Witch?'. Comedy and drama will take you through the history of this great nation's fascination with the dark side of femininity - Witches! Think 'Horrible Histories' in a pantomime style. 

Radio Foreplay

Radio Foreplay

B.B.Seagull is in serious financial trouble. Its Mother Station, Radio Foreplay – hub of refined intellect, ground-breaking drama and other posh tripe – has been reduced to running terrible adverts, recycling presenters, miming sound effects, interviewing celebrity emoticons and addressing today’s issues from a shamelessly perverse point of view... 

The Man with the Golden Pen

The Man with the Golden Pen

Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, secret agent 007, stands before the audience, pink gin in hand, a terrified look in his eyes... At 42 he is about to do the thing he most fears - he is getting married! It is 1952 and Fleming is putting the finishing touches to the first Bond book, Casino Royale. 

The Half Life of Love

The Half Life of Love

The half life of love is forever - it remains toxic, poisoning life long after love is over. How does love and nurture turn to rejection and hatred? This latest play from Gail Louw is a thrilling examination of the complex relationships of adopted parents, their children and gay partners. 

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

Ben Watson's meet and greet as we entered the theatre made his audience immediately warm to him. It was personal touches like this that proved to be the most enjoyable part of his fact-driven foray into his more-or-less sixty minute history of everything... 

Acting and Creating a Character

Acting and Creating a Character

Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique. Part lecture, part improvisation session, open to all, experienced or not. Based on my regular London workshops at Conway Hall. 

Menkind

Menkind

The night was meant to end at Nandos, but something has gone wrong. Barry, Alan and Martin are trapped aboard a Starr Intergalactic tour capsule heading into deep space, on what is turning into the worst stag do ever... 

Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross

Directed by Roger Kay, Glengarry Glen Ross depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen who have been supplied with the names and phone numbers of some new leads. They use underhanded and dubious tactics to make sales, in particular to peddle the two real estate developments of Glengarry Highlands and Glen Ross Farms... 

Notflix

Notflix

Theatre Company Waiting For The Call wasted no time in making us feel included within the show. Every member of the audience was handed a slip of paper upon entry asking for the name of the last film they saw and a synopsis of it in one paragraph; the one that was then chosen from a bucket was Force Majeure for the improvisational troupe to make an entire musical out of... 

Echoes

Echoes

Floating down from Scotland, the Gilded Balloon, one of Edinburgh Fringe’s biggest venues, has brought a show of such magnitude onto its unsuspecting Brighton audiences that the gauntlet has well and truly been laid down... 

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

Ever wondered what would happen if Shakespeare was kidnapped by a crazed fairy king in an enchanted forest? With the fate of the Bard and his mystical infinity quill in the balance, can Shakespeare's heroes put aside their differences and save their creator from the evil machinations of Oberon? 

Edit Profile

Edit Profile

Newly single and HIV positive Pete listens to the consolations of his best friend Vanessa on his voicemail. “Call me!” she almost begs. He flicks on to Grindr. - Ping - “What you into?” - Ping - “BB and chems” - Ping - “Sounds fun... 

The Sentence Snatchers: A Terribly Twisted Yarn

The Sentence Snatchers: A Terribly Twisted Yarn

What happens to unfinished sentences? Join the deliciously devious Sentence Snatchers as we trip, tangle and tongue-twist our way through the fantastical town of Loose End, where the SynTax is so expensive no one dare speak... 

Myra

Myra

“I was a normal human being for 18 years before I met Ian”. Few have attracted such notoriety or public loathing as the Moors murderers. From her prison cell, Myra decides to reveal her story to a world that might not wish to listen... 

Cloud Busting

Cloud Busting

Davey is the new boy. He has holes in his jumper and strange ideas in his head. Sam can't stand him. But when the two boys are thrown together, Sam find that Davey's eccentric way of looking at the world makes life a lot more exciting... 

The Lad Himself

The Lad Himself

A gleeful and reverential tribute to Tony Hancock and the writing of Galton and Simpson. Written by award winning playwright Roy Smiles ('Pythonesque','Ying Tong in the West End'). Directed by Paul Hodson, ('Meeting Joe Strummer')... 

Tap That!

Tap That!

Three amazing innovative female tap dancers will join together to create a dynamic explosion of sound and movement. Each performer brings their own style to the art form. Watch and listen to them exploring the rhythm of music from the jazz era up to the popular music of today... 

The Flying Ship

The Flying Ship

A long time ago, somewhere in Russia, a decree was issued from the Palace. ‘The hand of the Tsar’s daughter to the first man to bring his Royal Highness a flying ship.’ Peter's a poor boy who chops wood for a living... 

The Silence of Snow - The Life of Patrick Hamilton

The Silence of Snow - The Life of Patrick Hamilton

Visceral solo show on Sussex-born writer Patrick Hamilton, author of classic plays 'Rope' & 'Gaslight' and iconic novels including 'Hangover Square' and 'The West Pier'. In the late 50s, desperate to escape chronic alcoholism, Patrick turns to electro-therapy... 

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Join us in the magical forest where three fairy tales are imaginatively brought to life. We will meet 'The Three Goats Gruff', 'The Squirrel and the Grasshopper' and a little mouse looking for a prince in 'A Mouse to Wed'... 

Reno

Reno

Award Winners at last year’s Brighton Fringe for 'The Crucible', Pretty Villain Productions are back with a brand new play from acclaimed Radio 4 playwright Roy Smiles. Reno, 1961... 

Sex in Shorts

Sex in Shorts

Love is a madness most discreet; a smoke raised with the fume of sighs. Apparently. Five short plays by new writers explore the sweet sorrows of love. Oh – and sex. Prepare to be entertained... 

Stalin's Daughter

Stalin's Daughter

Svetlana Alliluyeva was Stalin’s only daughter. She controversially defected to the West in 1967 and travelled between the US and UK.This play by David Lane is about Svetlana’s escape from her tyrannical father and his brutal regime... 

Acting and Creating a Character

Acting and Creating a Character

Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique. Theory and improvisation, open to all, experienced or not. Based on my long-running workshops at Conway Hall in London. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most famous and dark plays, has been adapted into this thrilling, blood-soaked romp of murder, betrayal and revenge. No punches are pulled as you follow Macbeth's journey from the witches cryptic prophesy all the way through to his eventual self destruction in the pursuit of power... 

You

You

It’s today. Now in her mid-forties, Kathleen sits anxiously waiting for the arrival of the man she was forced to give up for adoption thirty years before and who has now traced her... 

The Treason Show: Election Special!

The Treason Show: Election Special!

Brighton's all year-round cult satire comedy sketch show, with their unique take on the General Election. Now in it's 15th year and nicely settled into their brand new home, The Rialto Theatre. 

Vlad the Impaler

Vlad the Impaler

Multi-award winning company in association with Oran Mor Glasgow and Talking Scarlet. Playwright Richard Crane (National Theatre, Royal Court), director Faynia Williams (National Theatre Mongolia & Romania, BBC Producer, Opera Royal Albert Hall )... 

My Friend Lester

My Friend Lester

This sell-out show of the last two festivals is back, now with a live band! Billie Holiday and saxophonist Lester Young played and recorded such achingly beautiful music together it was impossible for many to believe they were not lovers... 

The Hideout

The Hideout

The 1920s. The gods of ancient Greece spend their nights in Aphrodites' boudoir, looking for entertainment by playing with the lives of mortals. Have they bitten off more than they can chew as they meddle with a headstrong Ariadne, a courageous Theseus and a Minotaur that needs defeating? With a heady mixture of clowning, gypsy jazz and dance, 'The Hideout’ is an award winning, riotous collision of Greek mythology and the Kit Kat club... 

Changing Partners

Changing Partners

It's the final performance in a top London theatre as the cast and crew prepare to embark on a six month US tour. The leading actors struggle through another night of their argument ridden off-stage relationship, whilst stage manager Jan wearily juggles a petulant ensemble cast, an anxiety plagued intern and prima donna Amy as the cracks begin to show and even the set is collapsing around them.