Benefit

Benefit

Benefit, the new touring production by Cardboard Citizens, is a powerful and moving portrayal of life under the coalition government, and a damning indictment of the confusing bureaucracy and lack of empathy within the benefits system... 

Bat Boy: The Musical

Bat Boy: The Musical

As the cast of Bat Boy: The Musical bowed and smiled at the audience, I tried to ask myself what I had just seen. Musical, satire, fable, tragedy? I’m really not sure but it was, without doubt, one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen at the theatre, and I’ve seen We Will Rock You... 

Notorious

Notorious

Spanner in the Works’ production Notorious, written by Patricia Downey, is a piece that feels unfinished and cobbled together. The set-up of this two-hander explores the notoriety of six famous figures from history, considering how ‘Some people have changed the world for the better, some have left their evil mark on it... 

Kate Smurthwaite: My Professional Opinion

Kate Smurthwaite: My Professional Opinion

Kate Smurthwaite is a really likable, erudite comedian - a breath of fresh air to a comedy world saturated with ironic self-absorption and jokes about men and women’s supposedly infinite differences... 

Tea at Five

Tea at Five

This one-woman show is compelling, moving and funny. Led deftly by the skilled Meg Lloyd, we are treated to moments from one of the most-well known lives in history: Katharine Hepburn... 

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

The most striking thing about the (almost-entirely) one-man show Relativitively Speaking is that apparently the German accent is still supposed to be funny. Considering the landscape of international politics and xenophobia, I’m surprised that a joke made based on the word ‘sheet’ is really still part of the currency of ’joke’... 

Brighton's Victorian Sewer Tours

Brighton's Victorian Sewer Tours

The Southern Water Brighton Sewer Tour offers the unique experience of visiting a working sewer that deals with millions of litres of waste every day. Led by four different tour guides, visitors are lead to different parts of the sewer system that lies underneath Brighton and Hove beach...