Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

In this lushly hilarious show, noir superstar Joe Black conjures up the atmosphere of the Eldorado; the Berlin nightclub that served as a regular haunt for gay men and women before it was closed by the Nazis in 1932... 

Cinebra: A History Of Horror

Cinebra: A History Of Horror

Meet Megan and Sophie. They really like movies. They also like Tumblr, Lon Chaney, Debbie Gibson, the Ben & Jerrys’ stand at the Odeon, and each other. After meeting in Year 4, the pair became best friends (the BFF-necklace wearing kind), cementing their friendship with a mutual passion for movies, especially of the horror variety... 

I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

Settling into a pew at Sweet St Andrew’s along with a small but eager crowd, I had no idea what to expect from I Will Carry You Over Hard Times. I knew it was part of Brighton Fringe’s 2017 Dutch Season, which showcases selected award-winning shows from Amsterdam Fringe... 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane. That evening, a brutal storm hit the south coast of the country, eventually killing 18 people... 

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

It shouldn’t take long for you to notice that despite his name, Alfie Ordinary is as far from the boy next door as you’re likely to get. There he stands at the beginning of this one-man show: dazzlingly sequined from head (platinum bowl-cut) to toe (sparkling shoes)... 

The Brighton Killers

The Brighton Killers

In the era of Serial, Making a Murderer and Casting JonBenet, it can be easy to forget that the public’s taste for true crime is not a particularly modern phenomenon. Our desire to seek out every lurid detail within cases and fascination with the darker impulses of humanity did not arise out of the various Netflix miniseries and podcasts currently available, focusing on killers and their victims, but is a much older and deeper trait... 

Homophobe

Homophobe

It’s very difficult to dislike Tommy, the narrator of this one man show. He’s open, warm, and willing to display a level of vulnerability that many performers would balk at. However, it’s equally difficult to credit his moniker, The Queer Historian, as this show has been put together without any of the precision, methodology or scope that that name would suggest... 

Strange Face: Adventures With A Lost Nick Drake Recording

Strange Face: Adventures With A Lost Nick Drake Recording

“Strange face, with your eyes So pale and sincere. Underneath you know well You have nothing to fear....”So starts Cello Song, a melancholic sliver of a song that appears halfway through Nick Drake’s debut album, Five Leaves Left... 

An Old Fashioned Girl

An Old Fashioned Girl

It’s a dangerous move to end your fringe show with a cover of Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is? as you run the risk of audiences leaving with that very question ringing in their heads... 

The White Crow: Eichmann in Jerusalem

The White Crow: Eichmann in Jerusalem

I should have known from the start.As we filed into the Theatre Box, we were greeted by a screen showing video clips of 1930s Germany, interspersed with title cards giving information about Hitler’s rise to power, Kristallnacht, and so on... 

Piers & Queers

Piers & Queers

Why is Brighton the LGBTQ capital of the United Kingdom? That’s the question tour guide Ric Morris poses at the start of Piers & Queers, a queer-historical walking tour that spans the seafront between the West Pier and the Palace Pier... 

Outside the Box: A Live Show about Death

Outside the Box: A Live Show about Death

“We are in uncharted territory when we sit with death,” Liz Rothschild says in her one-woman show, Outside the Box: A Live Show About Death.This statement is only partly true, in recent years conversations about mortality, euthanasia, green funerals and the possibility of choosing a ‘Good Death’ have entered the national consciousness... 

MorbidAbnormalMe

MorbidAbnormalMe

The basement of the Blue Man is a cosy Aladdin’s cave of a space, all cushions and tapestries and tasteful lighting. As the show began I was concerned that the burbling from the upstairs bar would prove distracting, but overall the venue felt like a comforting, homely space - apt for a show about finding solace in the face of debilitating anxiety...