Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Fresh from a slot on James Corden’s Late Late Show, Lou Sanders breezes into Brighton to blow away the grubby taint of the coronavirus—and your dad. 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Brighton Open Air Theatre is an ideal setting for This Is My Theatre’s mission to bring classic plays to alternative, accessible venues. Warbling blackbirds and the sway of wildflowers lend a fittingly romantic vibe to our doomed lovers, and the sun shone for Montagues and Capulets alike… 

The HandleBards: The Tempest

The HandleBards: The Tempest

The HandleBards care about the planet and they care about Shakespeare. So everything they need for their plays is carried by bike, turning lightweight props into costume and set. While the male half of the company tour one show, the female half tour another, each performing outdoors as much as they can… 

Witch-Hunt

Witch-Hunt

Following Enter The Dragons, their 2017 Broadway Baby Bobby award-winning show, A&E Comedy are back with a new cackle-inducing performance, laced with mirth and magic. Shoulder-shakingly funny, the jokes are laced with sharp observations about gender and power… 

Macbeth

Macbeth

At the edge of the Fringe, in a 13th century church, Shakespeare’s tragic Macbeth is waiting to bewitch you. This Is My Theatre regularly stage their work in non-traditional spaces such as churches and gardens, and the experience of seeing this play from the pews of St Peters made an already-excellent performance unmissable… 

Bang Said The Gun

Bang Said The Gun

A longstanding stand-up poetry night, Bang Said The Gun is ‘for people who don’t like poetry’. And, I am happy to report, for people who do. On a mission to re-energise poetry nights and shake off their poncey, worthy reputation, this gang is gunning to get you excited… 

You're in a Bad Way

You're in a Bad Way

John Osborne is a writer known for his poetry and his popular Edinburgh show John Peel’s Shed. This gently observational show is about two sisters dealing with their dad’s diagnosis of dementia… 

Tiptree: No One Else’s Damn Secret But My Own

Tiptree: No One Else’s Damn Secret But My Own

Jenny Rowe’s solo show Tiptree: No One Else’s Damn Secret But My Own is about a woman with many lives, who is best known for not being a man. With the simple set-up of Rowe against a black backdrop wearing a man’s white shirt, the venue’s small capacity works for her conversational, conspiratorial delivery… 

History Of Ireland

History Of Ireland

In 1986, Nuala won the annual Rose of Tralee beauty pageant and now she’s back as the first female host. Come witness her on live TV in 5, 4, 3, 2…Every round of this beauty pageant is based on the history of Irish women, and every joke lands right where it should… 

Poets v MCs Brighton v Sheffield

Poets v MCs Brighton v Sheffield

The long-standing Poets v MCs show is back in a new guise. After 16 years of spoken word v hip hop, the battle has shifted to pit city against city. With crews of new talent and an enthusiastic crowd (I’m still hoarse from cheering), this night was a mix of funny, clever artists intent on using their words for good…