Brighton Festival 2021: Top Picks to Enjoy

Brighton Festival 2021: Top Picks to Enjoy

Back after the events of 2020 led to the Festival's first cancellation in its 53 year history, Brighton Festival is a hybrid mix of digital, online, audio, theatrical, artistic eve... 

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

The notion of a man becoming particularly attached to a handsome black cat may initially feel a familiar experience, especially as around 3. 

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

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… 

Hansel and Gretel? (A Postmodern Pantomime)

Hansel and Gretel? (A Postmodern Pantomime)

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 to Watch in Brighton this Christmas

What to Watch in Brighton this Christmas

As Brighton and Hove leaves lockdown and enters Tier 2, socially distanced live performances are back on the cards. 

Séance

Séance

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… 

Back on the BOAT

Back on the BOAT

COVID-19 has severely disrupted the entire industry. 

Post Covid-19: What Now?

Post Covid-19: What Now?

Since the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has caused the world to shut down, the theatre industry has gone dark, at least at first sight. 

Ask Me Anything

Ask Me Anything

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… 

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a BIG surprise. 

Interview with Matt Hoss: Valentine's Special

Interview with Matt Hoss: Valentine's Special

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... 

Interview with Catherine Bohart: A Comedians Life on the Megabus

Interview with Catherine Bohart: A Comedians Life on the Megabus

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... 

Roots

Roots

We’ve reached the end of the decade and entered the ‘20s again. 

The Haunted Ballroom

The Haunted Ballroom

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 … 

Technology in the Theatre: How #TOMtech is bringing it to light

Technology in the Theatre: How #TOMtech is bringing it to light

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. 

Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

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 … 

The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

Direct from Australia, John Rowe brings his sofa-based entertainment show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Monsoon Season

Monsoon Season

You've probably heard plenty of stories about lucky couples who fall in love, get married and live happily-ever-after. 

Rock'n'Roll Girls

Rock'n'Roll Girls

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 … 

Brandy

Brandy

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… 

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration

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 … 

Ed MacArthur: Humoresque

Ed MacArthur: Humoresque

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. 

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

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… 

Blueprint Medea

Blueprint Medea

This is Medea, but not as you know her. 

Grant Busé: Touché Busé

Grant Busé: Touché Busé

Grant Busé is blessed with classical good looks, musical talent and a flair for making things funny. 

Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award Winner 2019 Announced

Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award Winner 2019 Announced

After a year of excellent shows, picking the winner was harder than ever. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe 2019 Final Weekend

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe 2019 Final Weekend

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... 

Dave Chawner: C'est La Vegan

Dave Chawner: C'est La Vegan

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… 

theSpaceUK announces their Edinburgh Fringe Programme

theSpaceUK announces their Edinburgh Fringe Programme

Today theSpaceUK announces its 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Season with over 400 shows and the biggest new-writing programme at the Fringe. 

As a Tiger in the Jungle

As a Tiger in the Jungle

On a still springtime evening, there are few better things to do than to take a trip to the Brighton Open Air Theatre. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

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... 

PULP

PULP

How hard is it to say ‘I love you’ when you truly mean it? For Sam, it’s very hard. 

The Birth of Death directed by Yael Karavan

The Birth of Death directed by Yael Karavan

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. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 3

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 3

That’s right, we’re already coming towards the halfway point of Brighton Fringe. 

Interview: Harry Clayton-Wright Talks The Fortnight

Interview: Harry Clayton-Wright Talks The Fortnight

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. 

Bad Chemist

Bad Chemist

Award-winning Oxford research chemist Peter Rook is a stickler for scientific detail. 

Top of the Flops

Top of the Flops

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… 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 2

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 2

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. 

Tyler Jacob Jones and Erin Hutchinson: How To Survive… Almost Anything

Tyler Jacob Jones and Erin Hutchinson: How To Survive… Almost Anything

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... 

The Old Market's 'Reigning Women' Fundraising Efforts Raise over £1000

The Old Market's 'Reigning Women' Fundraising Efforts Raise over £1000

​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. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 1

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 1

Welcome to Brighton Fringe 2019! We’re ready to welcome back old favourites, discover new talent and generally have a jolly good time. 

A Trans Fairy Tale

A Trans Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother. 

Not Just The Companion

Not Just The Companion

Imagine if women weren’t just stuck playing Juliet and Desdemona and Lady Macbeth over and over again. 

International Women's Day: Celebrate with Reigning Women in Brighton

International Women's Day: Celebrate with Reigning Women in Brighton

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. 

4 Family Friendly Shows in Brighton This Half Term

4 Family Friendly Shows in Brighton This Half Term

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. 

5 Brighton Shows To Entertain You This Christmas

5 Brighton Shows To Entertain You This Christmas

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. 

The Warren Relocate For Brighton Fringe 2019

The Warren Relocate For Brighton Fringe 2019

The Warren will be relocating for Brighton Fringe 2019 to a brand new venue in the heart of the city 

Can Performance Skills Help Everyone?

Can Performance Skills Help Everyone?

If you’re not a performer, it can be impossible to imagine how anyone is able to get up on stage and entertain. 

Nursery Crimes

Nursery Crimes

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… 

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

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. 

Dracula

Dracula

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… 

5 Brighton HorrorFest Shows To Sink Your Teeth Into This October

5 Brighton HorrorFest Shows To Sink Your Teeth Into This October

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.  

Honey's Happening

Honey's Happening

It’s 1968 and the world is about to change. 

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

I’ve been to more than my fair share of post-show Q&As. 

Brighton Queen of Slaughtering Places

Brighton Queen of Slaughtering Places

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… 

#BeMoreMartyn

#BeMoreMartyn

Last week was the first anniversary of the Manchester bombings. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Just like that, we approach the final weekend of Brighton Fringe. 

What's The Point Of Exhibiting Laundry Detergent? The Museum Of Ordinary People Discover The Poignancy And Importance In Our Everyday Items

What's The Point Of Exhibiting Laundry Detergent? The Museum Of Ordinary People Discover The Poignancy And Importance In Our Everyday Items

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. 

How Fundraising Has Taken Over Brighton Fringe

How Fundraising Has Taken Over Brighton Fringe

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... 

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

It's 1736, George II is on the throne, witchcraft laws are being appealed and the British Empire was starting to take shape. 

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

You’ve been invited into George Egg’s shed. 

Prune Might Be A Bouffon But She's Not Afraid To Make Fun Of Her Own Heartbreak

Prune Might Be A Bouffon But She's Not Afraid To Make Fun Of Her Own Heartbreak

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. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

​​May is marvellous. 

The Five Most Surprising Things About Brighton By Brighton Newbie & Bus Boy Writer Izzy McDonald

The Five Most Surprising Things About Brighton By Brighton Newbie & Bus Boy Writer Izzy McDonald

You've probably walked the circumference of the globe the amount of times you've been up and down the pier. 

Do Animals Have Chins? Songwriter John Hinton Reveals The Surprising Truth

Do Animals Have Chins? Songwriter John Hinton Reveals The Surprising Truth

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. 

Last Night at the Circus

Last Night at the Circus

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… 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week Three

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week Three

We're almost mid-way through the Fringe and it seems like there are more shows than ever to pick from. 

Marie

Marie

We meet landlady Liz as she hosts another Historical Night. 

What We Leave Behind

What We Leave Behind

Death is the only truly universal subject. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week Two

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week Two

After the glorious sunshine of the opening weekend, you might be forgiven for thinking that the fun might be over. 

Christine Kempell thinks Caitlin Thomas needs her story to be told. We found out why.

Christine Kempell thinks Caitlin Thomas needs her story to be told. We found out why.

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 Jurassic Parks

The Jurassic Parks

I have a confession to make. 

Pick of the Pubs, by Joe the Poet

Pick of the Pubs, by Joe the Poet

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). 

The Brighton Fringe Guide For... Sci-Fi Geeks

The Brighton Fringe Guide For... Sci-Fi Geeks

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... 

Brighton Fringe: Opening Night Fireworks

Brighton Fringe: Opening Night Fireworks

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.  

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

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 Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

The Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

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... 

Blooming Surprise

Blooming Surprise

If you’ve ever struggled to catch a flight while clumsily carrying too many suitcases and bags, there’s lots to smile at here. 

Lamb Chops

Lamb Chops

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.