Eschara

Eschara

This production comprises three stories arising from the central theme of the effect of war and terror on modern society, by writer Phillip Whiteman. Cheekish Productions brought these shorts to life with great dexterity and subtlety and were well deserving of a better time slot and bigger audience... 

Intimate Encounters

Intimate Encounters

This was an incredibly brave and experimental theatrical installation from New Venture Theatre. Individually you are lead, blindfolded, through a landscape of touch and a sea of bodies; snippets of dialogue spark memories within you... 

Power Lunch

Power Lunch

A production by Scorch Theatre of a somewhat dated play by Alan Ball, the writer of Six Feet Under and American Beauty, which explores the differences between the sexes. The dish of the day was a choice between ‘New Commitment’ and ‘Mindless Promiscuity’ and saw a romantic-novel reading business-woman and a play-boy reading male chauvinist place their all too predictable orders with a gender-shifting waiter/ress... 

Infanta: User's Guide

Infanta: User's Guide

Through a babble of dialogue from a seemingly mad woman, the audience went through alterations of reaction; from the bored to the captivated, and from confidants to unintentional voyeurs... 

The Terrible Infants

The Terrible Infants

Welcome to the land of Tilly’s fantastical tails, I mean tales, where the line between fable and fact is not clear and brightly coloured clowns spring into song or into a story to become multiple characters, and tell multiple truths... 

The Black Curtain

The Black Curtain

Following a series of recent bombings by the terrorist group ‘EOC’, hysteria has reached boiling point in the world of Intelligence Officers Frank and Harry, and their boss ‘Mr Valentine’ is thirsty for revenge, eagerly using the media to promote extreme preventative measures such planting tracking devices under the skin of arriving immigrants... 

Backward Glance

Backward Glance

How many stories can be told in a lifetime? How many stories can be told of a life? And how many stories can be told timelessly?A woman has died. She was a writer, a poet, a mother, a daughter, a celebrity... 

Durang Durang

Durang Durang

An occasionally funny, but usually overstated, collection of sketches from writer Christopher Durang set in the noisy Udder Place. This was, in my opinion, a disappointing show from a writer who has been dubbed by The New Yorker as “one of the funniest playwrights alive”; I found myself cringing all too often at its over-laboured gags and stunted sense of humour... 

I Kissed a Frog and it gave me Herpes

I Kissed a Frog and it gave me Herpes

This is a highly entertaining and quirky comedy from talented writer Anne Victoria about one woman’s quest to find love in a cynical world. In her far-from-fairytale life, Prince Charming is replaced by a slimy boss at Tescos who slaps her arse, romances her with cheap wine and whose toad-like qualities are depressingly permanent... 

Life Begins!...

Life Begins!...

A night of cabaret at St Mary’s Church which brought together the quirky poetry of Sue Pearson, with the ethereal music of Astra and the opera-meets-musical-theatre style singing of Rachel Weston... 

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Two men in suits are sitting at a desk facing one another in a room at the Friends Meeting House in Brighton. The room is untouched from its normal state aside from the addition of a projector screen which acts as a backdrop for the men who quote a stream of apparently unrelated facts, histories, lists, personal accounts and data at each another from folders open in front of them...