There’s a famous quote from the film The Third Man.
After airing nearly 2,000 episodes since it was first broadcast in 2009, Pointless has become a regular family favourite and made a nationwide star out of its intelligent and amiab…
An original musical with plenty of spark, Vote Macbeth! aims to present a fresh take on the well-worn story of the Scottish play.
Lori Hamilton's retelling of her eventful life is touching and amusing, despite the whirlwind pacing.
Many of us will have known someone like Meg.
Aidan Goatley is not jealous of Romesh Ranganathan.
Gen Z has arrived.
Swept up by the Lionesses’ historic win at the Euros, I booked to see Joseph Parsons: Equaliser.
The premise is simple.
This personal account from Ian Lynam draws on his own experiences and research to break down the superficial stereotypes, misleading media presentations, and poor psychological pra…
Although the show ended back in 1996, Murder, She Wrote has developed a cultural cachet like few other TV programmes.
What makes Cinderella the story we know and love today? We know all the familiar beats: a mean stepmother; chores; ugly sisters; a fairy godmother; a ball; a lost shoe; a Prince Ch…
You’ve probably seen showgirls, stunt men, and of course, The Greatest Showman… but have you ever stopped to think about where all the Showwomen are? They’ve certainly always…
Many British people might celebrate their 18th birthday by having their first legal pint at a pub, but by then Katie O’Brien was already sober.
Going to the pub is a British rite of passage, but increasingly pubs are going out of business.
You’ve probably heard of Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin and Marlene Dietrich - but what about Anna May Wong? Wong fought against racism, societal expectations and stereotypes to be…
Mentalism and comedy might be an uncommon combination, but performers Andrew Phoenix and Emma Wesslus prove it’s a worthwhile experiment in this lighthearted hour of tricks and j…
Four women find themselves isolated, stuck on a small island during a company team-building weekend.
Can 80 million people ever be wrong? Back in 2003, The Da Vinci Code became a global publishing phenomenon, later branching out into a Hollywood film franchise.
If you’re looking for magical theatre this Christmas, but aren’t keen on booking a pantomime, then Blu & The Magic Web is a musical adventure that is sure to please the who…
Throughout lockdown, many of us have enjoyed reconnecting with the natural world.
You can’t say that Frills and Spills descends into chaos so much as embraces it from the get-go.
Take yourself away from the busy seafront streets and you’ll find About the Garden, a charming and quirky production staged in 4 Rigden Road’s garden, in the heart of Hove.
It’s been five years since Ellie’s death.
The smell produced when rain falls on dry ground, usually experienced as being pleasant, is the definition given to the word petrichor by the Cambridge Dictionary.
The notion of a man becoming particularly attached to a handsome black cat may initially feel a familiar experience, especially as around 3.
When I first heard that TrueStory Theatre would be back with a one man production of A Christmas Carol I felt in parts excited and uneasy.
Outdoor theatre? In December? Yes, it’s happening! Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) have launched their first ever Christmas programme with a bang as Hansel and Gretel? A Postmod…
What is magic, really? Is it an evil enchantress who can freeze a person in ice? Is it a crow who can talk? Or is it seeing dozens of little faces light up with joy? The Snow Queen…
It’s Halloween evening at the Brighton Open Air Theatre and what better time for a séance? Even if it has to be a socially distance séance – there’s no hand holding or grou…
It’s embarrassing recalling your teenager years, isn’t it? Awkward crushes, cringe-worthy fashion choices and dramatic mood swings; most of us are very happy to leave those yea…
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a BIG surprise.
We’ve reached the end of the decade and entered the ‘20s again.
Billed as a Halloween cabaret extravaganza, The Haunted Ballroom was a loose mix of disco style party and cabaret acts from renowned London based performers Black Cat Cabaret, who …
Nick is 14 years old.
Direct from Australia, John Rowe brings his sofa-based entertainment show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
When so many songs written by men are condescending (Wake Up Little Susie), dangerously demeaning (Blurred Lines) or darn right creepy (Every Breath You Take) towards women, it is …
It might be true that Brandy was first performed in 2010 at South London Theatre, but it’s still impossible not to view this production through the lens of Yorgos Lanthimos’ 20…
If you’re one of the many people who visit the Fringe from far flung parts of the world (hello Londoners daring to go past the M25) it’s easy to forget amongst all the clamour …
Staging The Winter’s Tale in the middle of the summer might seem to be an unusual choice, but as we huddled in the wind blasted Brighton Open Air Theatre it seemed pathetic falla…
Starting your hour of stand up with an audio recording of a very sweet sounding child called Albert introducing you on stage might be considered cheating.
You've probably heard plenty of stories about lucky couples who fall in love, get married and live happily-ever-after.
A charming mixture of mime and music, Woman! Pilot! Pirate? is the endearing tale of Emmy, who believes that Amelia Earhart’s disappearance is nothing more than a conspiracy and …
This is Medea, but not as you know her.
Grant Busé is blessed with classical good looks, musical talent and a flair for making things funny.
On a still springtime evening, there are few better things to do than to take a trip to the Brighton Open Air Theatre.
How hard is it to say ‘I love you’ when you truly mean it? For Sam, it’s very hard.
How many near death experiences have you had? One audience member in The Birth of Death directed by Yael Karavan claimed 10 or 11, which is as impressive as it is shocking.
This isn’t a show about death, oh no.
At any Fringe you’ll be able to find at least one crooner showcasing some of history’s best show tunes – One Day More, There’s No Business Like Show Business, anything from…
Award-winning Oxford research chemist Peter Rook is a stickler for scientific detail.
Tickets for Dave Chawner: C’est La Vegan apparently went like hot cakes (or should that be like Greggs' vegan sausage rolls?) and as everyone packed into the bijou upstairs r…
Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother.
Imagine if women weren’t just stuck playing Juliet and Desdemona and Lady Macbeth over and over again.
Ring a ring o’ roses, a pocket full of posies…Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water…No matter how many years it’s been since you last sang these nursery r…
Under the bright light of a full moon, we were drawn towards the eerie tower of The Spire, an old deconsecrated Victorian church in Kemptown that is currently playing host to one o…
The packed audience at The Old Market leant in expectantly towards an ordinary looking closed shipping container dominating the stage, oblivious to the surprises enclosed inside.
It’s 1968 and the world is about to change.
I’ve been to more than my fair share of post-show Q&As.
Last week was the first anniversary of the Manchester bombings.
It's 1736, George II is on the throne, witchcraft laws are being appealed and the British Empire was starting to take shape.
You’ve been invited into George Egg’s shed.
Yes, I’m a millennial.
We meet landlady Liz as she hosts another Historical Night.
Death is the only truly universal subject.
Since the very first tales were told around a fire, it has been human nature to enjoy a good story - especially when the story is full of murder, gore and tabloid-friendly salaciou…
An outspoken politician.
It was a balmy Sunday evening at the end of another warm and sunny weekend and many in the audience seem to have to enjoyed the weekend (and perhaps the wine) a bit too much by the…
I have a confession to make.
If you’ve ever struggled to catch a flight while clumsily carrying too many suitcases and bags, there’s lots to smile at here.
Now in their second year at the Brighton Fringe, Lamb Comedy Productions present an evening of selected highlights, delivered by acts from across their programme.
Welcome to Brighton Fringe 2022! This is your ultimate guide to everything on at Brighton Fringe 2022, including cabaret and comedy, theatre and workshops, and much, much more.
As Brighton and Hove leaves lockdown and enters Tier 2, socially distanced live performances are back on the cards.
COVID-19 has severely disrupted the entire industry.
Since the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has caused the world to shut down, the theatre industry has gone dark, at least at first sight.
In this Valentine's Special we talk to comedian Matt Hoss about what would be on his Valentine's playlist, how to book a tour after Edinburgh Fringe and what to get a vegan for Val...
Comedian Catherine Bohart, star of 8 out of 10 Cats and The Mash Report, talks to us about ways to keep smiling despite the news, how to make your run at Edinburgh Fringe a success...
Does technology have a role in live performance? In 2014 The Old Market’s #TOMtech season blasted into Brighton, exclusively showcasing performances shaped by technology.
After a year of excellent shows, picking the winner was harder than ever.
There’s been disco-dancing to Madonna in an old church, vegan based stand up in a room above a pub, incredible acrobatics, hilarious cabaret songs about near-death experiences an...
Today theSpaceUK announces its 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Season with over 400 shows and the biggest new-writing programme at the Fringe.
There have been some stellar hits and some definite misses, but with some five star performances just starting their runs it could be that your favourite show of Brighton Fringe 2...
That’s right, we’re already coming towards the halfway point of Brighton Fringe.
Alternative and experimental performances have always been at the heart of Fringe, but is there still space for something a little more unpredictable? Enter Harry Clayton-Wright.
From dark comedies, to sci-fi authors, to an uncooked lump of dough, Brighton Fringe certainly offers surprises for everyone as we head into this second weekend.
The Old Market are excited to announce that they have managed to raise £1,057 for Brighton Women’s Centre throughout their Reigning Women season.
After taking on a LOT of research to create their new cabaret show, What Doesn’t Kill You [blah blah] Stronger, Tyler and Erin have discovered some tips on how to survive some pr...
Welcome to Brighton Fringe 2019! We’re ready to welcome back old favourites, discover new talent and generally have a jolly good time.
This week culminates in International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March and The Old Market’s fiery mini-season, Reigning Women, has never seemed so relevant.
Ditch the messy arts and crafts this half-term and entertain your little darlings with the best live family friendly performances Brighton and Hove have to offer instead.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (apart from Brighton Fringe, of course) and there are plenty of delightful performances to entertain you this winter.
If you’re not a performer, it can be impossible to imagine how anyone is able to get up on stage and entertain.
The Warren will be relocating for Brighton Fringe 2019 to a brand new venue in the heart of the city
Welcome to our top 5 picks from the third year of Brighton HorrorFest, the spooktacular celebration from Sweet of all things that go bump in the night.
Just like that, we approach the final weekend of Brighton Fringe.
The Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) is a pop-up museum, running for one week only, as part of The Spire’s secret Fringe programme.
Despite the costs many performers experience putting on a production there are plenty who use the platform provided to them to fundraise or raise awareness for a cause close to the...
Serena Flynn might only reveal her darkest secrets after lots of gin, but her on-stage alter ego Prune is grotesque, fragile and ready to bear all.
May is marvellous.
You've probably walked the circumference of the globe the amount of times you've been up and down the pier.
Do you ever find yourself singing The Bare Necessities? Or breathily repeating David Attenborough’s iconic narration? If so, the Ensonglopedia of Animals is the show for you.
We're almost mid-way through the Fringe and it seems like there are more shows than ever to pick from.
After the glorious sunshine of the opening weekend, you might be forgiven for thinking that the fun might be over.
Caitlin is a one-woman play by Mike Kenny about Dylan Thomas and his wife's tempestuous life together, written entirely from her point of view.
The relationship between poetry and alcohol is renowned and Joseph J Clark continues in this tradition with his show, Drunk With A Pen (Sweet Werks 2, 5th-13th May, 19:00).
Do you always listen out for the screeching sound of the TARDIS? Have you dreamed of captaining the Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before? Does other people’s lack...
It’s the bank holiday and you’re ready for the long weekend – but what to do? Read on to discover how to kick-start your weekend with comedy, beer, parties and Julie Andrews.
The Warren once again joined with Brighton Fringe to celebrate the opening of Brighton Fringe 2018 with a fantastic free firework display on Thursday 3rd May.
Know your camembert from your comté? Your seitan from your soy? If you serve your steak on a Himalayan salt block or enjoy covering your chargrilled cauliflower with chermoula the...