Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Nathan Cassidy is pretty angry about a three star review he once received. 

Blooming

Blooming

Patrick Sandford is engaging, entertaining and certainly knows how to hold an audience. 

Circled in The Radio Times

Circled in The Radio Times

John Osborne is a fabulous storyteller. 

What if the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?

What if the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?

Idiot Child throws everything into this show, quite literally: glitter, mojitos, frazzles and mini chedders, balloons, badges, sweets, music, stories, nudity and endless energy. 

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

This is Richard II as you’ve never seen him before, in a purple shell-suit wielding power over his puppet kingdom with subjects that range from beautiful two foot high hand carve… 

The Brexorcist

The Brexorcist

I was really looking forward to this show. 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Pirates of Penzance

Shit-faced Showtime: The Pirates of Penzance

The actors in Shit-Faced Showtime have a lot to deal with, a drunk member of their cast, remembering their lines, singing in tune, playing the piano and also dealing with drunk, an… 

The Lamellar Project

The Lamellar Project

Set in the year 2039, this is a world that man has destroyed. 

Police Cops

Police Cops

With tight abs, even tighter moves and slick choreography, Police Cops runs at a pace that will make your head spin and is silly, fun and very entertaining. 

WiFi Wars

WiFi Wars

If like me you whiled away many a Saturday stopping your dog’s tail from slightly moving your carefully balanced lead from your cassette player to your Spectrum ZX81, keeping e… 

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

The Hiccup Project were the darlings of the 2015 Brighton Fringe with their show May-We-Go-Round, winning awards and accolades in abundance and that holy grail of all Fringe art… 

King Lear

King Lear

This is the second time Michael Pennington has donned the crown of Lear and this time it’s a Lear clearly made for a 21st Century audience; cut down and pacey. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years, by the darling of the Contemporary musical theatre world Jason Robert Brown, is about struggling actress Cathy and successful novelist Jamie’s five year rela… 

The Marie Curie Project

The Marie Curie Project

This musical is billed as a work-in-progress showing as it will premiere at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. 

Stalin's Daughter

Stalin's Daughter

Svetlana Alliluyeva was Stalin’s only daughter. 

I AM NOT ANTIGONE

I AM NOT ANTIGONE

Antigone is about failed rebellion and fighting for fairness. 

Known

Known

Snippet Theatre Company is a new company made up of talented young graduates who have a very bright future. 

Mr Fogg: Youth

Mr Fogg: Youth

Mr Fogg was not at all what I was expecting. 

Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan

If you think that going to a Camille O’Sullivan gig will be a nice way to spend an hour listening to music wash over you think again. 

Stuck With You

Stuck With You

This play is billed as an adaptation of Edwards Lear’s classic poem The Owl and the Pussycat. 

Monte Cassino Morning

Monte Cassino Morning

Set in a nursing home in 2014, Edward Kinsley tells us about his life and, ever the Gentleman, offers us tea. 

Pond Wife

Pond Wife

The Pond Wife is a fun, colourful and very sparkly modern adaptation of the Little Mermaid with a lot of 90’s pop thrown in performed by the bubbly Holly and Ted. 

Frank Sent Me

Frank Sent Me

Two gangsters, Howe and Wallace, are trapped in a room, awaiting the inevitable knock at the door that will signal the end for Howe. 

Peter Antoniou - Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou - Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou is a small guy in a small venue with a big mind blowing show. 

Don't Tell Anyone About Sarah Callaghan

Don't Tell Anyone About Sarah Callaghan

Sarah Callaghan wants to tell us a secret in her first one hour Fringe show. 

Ernest and the Pale Moon

Ernest and the Pale Moon

As the audience enter Ernest is sitting and watching the girl of his dreams, which he does every night. 

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

It was early(ish) on a Sunday, but still the Speigeltent was bursting at the seams without an empty seat. 

Kevin Eldon and Some Colleagues

Kevin Eldon and Some Colleagues

May 17th is World Neurofibromatosis awareness day and what better way to raise awareness and funds than two hours of top quality comedy. 

Complete History of the BBC (Abridged)

Complete History of the BBC (Abridged)

We were welcomed into the Cathode Ray Museum of Broadcasting, East Cheam by Terence (played by Bob Sinfield) in full evening dress. 

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

‘We don’t just do adverts, we do dreams’. 

The Horne Section

The Horne Section

The Horne Section is part music, part comedy - or as Alex Horne describes it ‘like swimming whilst holding a picture’. 

Darren Walsh: Chicken Meow

Darren Walsh: Chicken Meow

I really wanted to like Darren Walsh’s new show - I saw him last year and raved about him. 

'Bud' by Nick Darke

'Bud' by Nick Darke

Bud by Nick Darke is a one-man show that was originally written for the RSC and performed in 1985. 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Feathers, glitter, gold lame and The Weather Girls. 

Pie Eyed

Pie Eyed

A theme seems to be developing within this years Fringe. 

The Kiosk: A See, Do, Connect Experience

The Kiosk: A See, Do, Connect Experience

By equity rules if there are more cast on stage than audience you don’t need to perform. 

Idlers of the Enlightenment, a Symposium

Idlers of the Enlightenment, a Symposium

Three of the most enlightened brains of the modern age, Tom Hodgkinson, John Mitchinson and Mark Vernon, are sitting on the small stage in the beautiful Hendricks Carnival of Knowl… 

Transit

Transit

Transit is a beautiful piece of physical theatre performed by a strong ensemble cast from new Swiss-based theatre company, A Point. 

IN TRANSIT a solo show

IN TRANSIT a solo show

It’s clear that Florence Leon is a performer with passion, but you need a little more than that to pull off a solo show. 

Someone else's shoes

Someone else's shoes

Trailblaze Theatre Company are a young company with bags of enthusiasm who, according to their website blurb, specialise in interactive and immersive theatre. 

Stuperstition

Stuperstition

I am on stage at the Marlborough theatre verifying a magician’s mouth is empty. 

Bash

Bash

The Brighton Rep Theatre is a new company trying to achieve an admirable goal; repertory theatre for the local audience employing local professionals. 

Desperately Seeking the Exit

Desperately Seeking the Exit

In 2007 Peter Michael Marino got stoned with a friend and came up with the idea of turning the 1980’s movie ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette … 

Darren Walsh: I am a Giant.

Darren Walsh: I am a Giant.

This is Darren Walsh’s first solo show and it definitely won’t be his last. 

Mikelangelo And The Black Sea Gentlemen

Mikelangelo And The Black Sea Gentlemen

A Brighton debut of Spiegeltent regulars Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen. 

Phil Kay: ...Freewheelin' Mirth Peddler...

Phil Kay: ...Freewheelin' Mirth Peddler...

It would be hard not to like Phil Kay.