Imaginary Worlds

Imaginary Worlds

You are in an auditorium made of mirrors. A man who says he is a Doctor (though somehow you know he’s not) appears onstage and casts an imperious eye over the crowd. ‘Welcome to Twilight Worlds,’ he says in a sultry voice, ‘Everything that will happen this evening happens at night... 

Fringe Club

Fringe Club

As a child of rural Somerset, I am no stranger to folk music. My teenage years were spent swigging cider and singing around campfires and I was raised on a rich, if not quite balanced, diet of Bob Dylan, Lau and Eliza Carthy... 

The Romantic Disease: Art and TB

The Romantic Disease: Art and TB

My beloved alma mater, the University of Sussex, is no stranger to interdisciplinarity. Even so, this event at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) stretched the definition of 'scientific discourse' in this exploration of a most literary disease: tuberculosis... 

Bernard Shaw Invites You!

Bernard Shaw Invites You!

If all great truths begin as blasphemies then George Bernard Shaw was undoubtedly the most blasphemous man of his age. In this captivating one-man show, Dublin-born Paddy O’Keefe brings to life the words and works of Socialism’s greatest behemoth, without forgetting to show us a glimpse of his humanity... 

Pranks and Mischief

Pranks and Mischief

Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge opened its gin-spattered doors to the exceptional Dr David Bramwell and his array of pranksters and mischief-makers. The sumptuous venue is worth a visit in its own right; Angel House is a veritable cornucopia of fin de siècle taxidermy, standard lamps and curiosities all lovingly arranged to provide the peculiarly evocative atmosphere of a brothel-cum-teahouse... 

The Humble Quest for Universal Genius

The Humble Quest for Universal Genius

Komedia welcomes the usual suspects into its ample bosom for laughter and such-like frivolity. The message is: the glory of ancient civilisations may be behind us, but there’s no reason we can’t relive those times with some good old gladiatorial combat... 

A Taming of the Shrew

A Taming of the Shrew

This unorthodox Festival Shakespeare Company production kicked off its first night with some serious pizazz! Bringing a comedy favourite to new life, the acclaimed Brighton company threw in some velvet tracksuits, semi-nudity, a healthy dose of winks and nods- shook it up and poured the lovely stuff into the al fresco environs of St... 

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Fringe venue behemoth Laughing Horse present a mixed bag of comedy upstairs at the Quadrant hosted by mentalist magician Mr. Pete Campbell Wells. After some fairly forced and awkward chatter, we were treated to some mind-bending feats that were professionally delivered with gentle mesmerising patter...