Brighton Insider: The Rialto Theatre

It’s the second year for the Rialto Theatre at the Brighton Fringe but it’s already gaining a reputation as a home for local talent. Originally built as a school for poor girls, these days it’s establishing itself as a place for rich theatre.

If you’ve never been to the Rialto Theatre before, definitely find a show and grab a drink.

Who: The Rialto Theatre

What: A brand new theatre in the heart of Brighton, with an excellent bar to complement its eclectic line-up

Where: 11 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3FE

There’s an eclectic mix of shows, with companies such as Pretty Villain Productions, who are bringing two contrasting shows to this year’s fringe. Blackbird delves into the disturbed relationship of two troubled individuals whilst Living Between Lies is a humorous take on the tall tales we tell each other and the consequences of them catching up to us.

The Merchant of New York by Cracked Shakespeare provides a mafia mash-up of the bard’s courtroom drama whilst former Dexy’s Midnight Runners pianist, Pete Saunders, excites with his musical cabaret, Blues and Burlesque, for the late night party crowd. Other highlights include the children’s show A Pocketful of Grimms, a psychological thriller Extremities and farcical goings-on with Going AWOL.

The Rialto Theatre also plays host to Brighton Fringe’s very own Festival Director Julian Caddy who will give a Stanislavsky-inspired talk on Acting and Creating a Character on 15 May, promising improvisational audience participation and a host of top tips for budding actors and seasoned performers alike.

If you’ve never been to the Rialto Theatre before, definitely find a show and grab a drink. There’s much on offer and it’s certainly worth a visit to check out a strong line-up at this year’s Brighton Fringe.

Articles by Christine Kempell

Brighton Fringe, The Rialto Theatre

Brighton Insider: The Rialto Theatre

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