For many it will be impossible to see writer/director Jack Fairey’s every seven years at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre and not be reminded of the groundbreaking sociological T…
Mistaken identity, two sets of twins and lots of frivolity is what makes this unique bi-lingual production of Shakespeare's classic comedy The Comedy of Errors.
As if so-called ‘Freedom Day’ had not generated enough excitement on Monday 19th July, the Arcola Theatre had its planned reopening that evening and showcased its fabulous new …
Writer/Director Ben Reid has made a stunning professional debut at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town, with his play Two Worlds No Family, originally written as his final y…
A wonderfully entertaining evening of laughter and fine acting is currently to be found in Keith Waterhouse’s Mr and Mrs Nobody, staged by Gabriella Bird in her directorial debut…
The Space on the Isle of Dogs continues its practice of supporting new talent with Helium, an original work by Grumble Pup Theatre, a fledgling company founded in the Black Country…
Two men, two different approaches to creating a good play.
Hayley May Muirhead and Molly Dooner under the company name of Pink Mango Comedy, bring a show that is zany, bizzare, upbeat and sexually empowering for any females watching.
I had very little idea of what this show was about, except that it had a bit of a cult following after its run on (and off) Broadway.
Exile at the Southwark Playhouse, by JoMac Productions Limited & Blue Heart Theatre, is an interestingly constructed piece consisting of two life-crisis monologues by individu…
Elf Lyons made a welcome return to the stage with a high-octane, hilarious performance of her 2017 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show Swan.
The smell produced when rain falls on dry ground, usually experienced as being pleasant, is the definition given to the word petrichor by the Cambridge Dictionary.
Multiverse Musical is a show with a twist.
Impromptu Shakespeare had all the right ingredients for a good night out, as well as a genuine love for William Shakespeare's language, plays and the characters involved.
Have you ever wanted to be in an Oscar Wilde play? Even if it's just for a few minutes? With The Importance of Being.
Blue Devil Productions closed the Rialto Theatre’s Brighton Fringe season last week with a two-act production,The Tragedy of Dorian Gray; their first full-length play.
The Southwark Playhouse has been transformed into an authentic 1960’s barbershop for the revival of Charles Dyer’s hit play Staircase, by Two’s Company and Karl Sydow in asso…
An escape room style experience with a paranormal twist, Retrogression is about a ghost who scares visitors to the Brighton Toy Museum and needs to be released.
Fanny Dent was a woman on a mission - to see where she fits in (if at all) into the world of burlesque.
The Greenwich Theatre reopened last week with the inspired programming of four short plays by Caryl Churchill.
The topic of death is so incredibly subjective, with reactions ranging from resignation and acceptance to angst and fearfulness.
Garry Roost’s one-hander, Warhol: Bullet Karma, at the Rialto Theatre, as part of the Brighton Fringe, explores aspects of the artist’s life through encounters with various peo…
Throughout lockdown, many of us have enjoyed reconnecting with the natural world.
A question taken from the 2020 English Literature GCSE exam that never was.
If you took the E4 teen drama Skins and combined it with Disney’s Inside Out, the by-product would be something similar to that of Jerk.
St Ann's Well Gardens in Hove was the perfect idyllic setting for Drama Impact's version of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
The Soho Theatre launched its post-lockdown summer season this week with Shedding A Skin, written and performed by Amanda Wilkin, the 2020 winner of the Verity Bargate Award.
When it comes to a somewhat frightening topic like cancer, many of people seem to automatically shut down emotionally when talking about it, almost denying it exists.
From dance routines dating back to childhood, to embarrassing anecdotes relating to their PE teacher, Hold Me Close is a wonderful montage of Sophie and Jade’s friendship.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most popular novels.
Duty is both fabulously simple and incredibly clever, shining the light on complex issues with deep and sympathetic understanding yet offering no glib answers.
Whenever we think of Jack the Ripper, immediately we think back to Whitechapel and his gruesome victims.
Having studied Dylan Thomas at university, fallen in love with Richard Burton's classic interpretation of Under Milk Wood and having a strong Welsh family connection, I was exc…
You can’t say that Frills and Spills descends into chaos so much as embraces it from the get-go.
The apologetic opening to Mayhem at the Cabaret Voltaire, explaining the failure of the actors to turn up, might seem out of place in any standard piece of theatre, but then it wou…
A family comedy show with a twist, Liz and Jessie's Undiscovered Country follows Liz and Jessie as they set out to explore places in the UK that may have had a connection to th…
Zany, spooky, fun! That is the way to describe Vampire's Ball Ultimate Halloween Party Live! Although it was on Zoom, and they were up against time lags on the extremely odd oc…
Looking to portay the idea of someone who is trapped both mentally and physically in a cell, Ghislaine/Gabler follows our protagonist as she tries to justify her involvement in a c…
Is artificial intelligence here to save us or to destroy us? Is the future more like Cameron’s Terminator or Spielberg’s A.
Glenda and Rita are two black and white stars from the 30s and 40s, who are trying to fit into a modern world of technicolour, personal labels, and what it really means to be a sta…
Whether we care to admit it or not, in some way, shape or form, we are all intrigued by pirates.
Meet Liv (Lauren Gardner), Hannah (Elly Datson) and Gigi (Neve Ricketts): three women navigating their twenties.
The Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley has opened its doors for the first time in fifteen months with a wonderfully heart-warming production of Stewart Pringle’s Trestle.
If you're looking for a show that could make Scrooge himself engage with Christmas spirit in June, then Aiden Goatley: 12 Films of Christmas is for you.
Running through different eras of history, Clean - The Musical wiped the floor with its heartfelt, touching overlapping of stories of seven women who lived in Roundhill, Brighton.
Imagine the setting.
Brighton got their boogie shoes on as they danced around Brighton with Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party under the guidance of our ship's captain Mama Roo and her shipmat…
Antonio is a very interesting character in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Katie Rice and Ellen Patterson are two performers on a mission to highlight how womxn are portrayed in today's world, as well as specifically within the political environment.
Following on from his success at the Brighton Fringe with Waiting for Hamlet, a two-hander with Nicholas Collett, Tim Marriott returns to the Rialto Theatre with a solo show that i…
Period music greets loyal subjects as they enter the Friends Meeting House to attend Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: An Audience with King Henry VIII, written and directed by John Wh…
Seeing Queerly was a comedy show that presented a different take to life during and after lockdown, as well as dating.
Blood Glorious Blood was not just your normal one woman show.
Beethoven’s Ode to Joy is anything but that when played ad nauseam on a loop while you are kept on hold by a robotic voice saying, “All our operators are currently busy.
Diary of an Expat makes a striking impression even before Cecilia Gragnani enters the stage for her solo play at the Rialto Theatre, directed by Katharina Reinthaller.
It was interesting to see a show that presented the possibility that we take our bodies very much for granted.
Singing has been proven over time to be beneficial for mindfulness and wellbeing - and not just for the professionals.
The Scottish Play is a solo performance written by Victoria Gartner, founder and artistic director of Will & Co which produces plays about Shakespear, under the umbrella title …
The burst of applause did not mark the end of the performance.
Let’s admit it – Zoom calls are not ideal for stand-up comedy.
One day perhaps someone will write a play about a drag queen where, beneath the frock and below the wig, above the high heels and under the layers of slap exists a man who is happy…
The Jermyn Street Theatre continues its Footprints Festival with Lucy Betts’ acclaimed production of Ade Morris’s Lone Flyer, which was first staged at The Watermill Theatre la…
Amy cannot socialise with the other mums after the school run because she is needed in the office.
History is brought to life, and the man behind one of the most famous speeches in British history is revealed in this delightful two-hander, Chamberlain: Peace in our Time, from Se…
Juicy Lime Productions presents Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play An Intervention, as part of the Brighton Fringe at the Sweet Room, Old SteineTwo characters, identified in the script on…
After All These Years is a trilogy of plays courtesy of Close Quarter Productions and Theatre Reviva! in association with Holofcener Ltd.
Unless you have studied the history of theatre it's easy to imagine that performances on stage have always been very much as they are today.
Hugs, Tears & Replacement Bus Services by Nod at The Fox is a 16-minute fully audio production complete with the dialogue fully subtitled to allow those who are hearing impaire…
Professor Edvard Von Goosechaser is the leading 17th Century monsterologist promising to entertain us with his Anglo-Saxon insult-based humour.
Whenever we hear the term 'Yes Queen', these days what automatically pops into our heads is the popular association with RuPaul's Drag Race.
Waiting for Hamlet has itself been waiting for some time.
There seems to be a resurgence of interest in the adaptability of works by Robert Louis Stevenson for the stage, with productions popping up in many quarters.
It’s been five years since Ellie’s death.
Oh no, Agent November is captured and held prisoner by the evil mastermind Marty Orri.
The title of the show and the name of the company drew me to this production.
Bring together the work of Jane Austen and the modern world of dating together to create a murder mystery with a twist you get An Austentatious Murder.
What a relief to be sitting in an actual theatre watching something where no one mentions the 'C word', unless it's Cornwall that is.
Take yourself away from the busy seafront streets and you’ll find About the Garden, a charming and quirky production staged in 4 Rigden Road’s garden, in the heart of Hove.
Anjali Singh has created a show that is a fusion of a Ted Talk, comedy and musical theatre, to depict how much time changes in the blink of an eye.
On February 9th 1964 four young men were on their way to perform their first major concert as ‘Forever Plaid’.
Between Two Waves by Australian playwright Ian Meadows interweaves an urgent call to recognise the world’s impending climate crisis and the troubled smaller world of a young clim…
Those who know of William Shakespeare will probably recognise several of his intricate plots.
Mock the Greek was a show that sent up the myths and legends of Greece.
Notflix was a musical experience with a twist.
Big Quiffy Bingo was a show that was full of glitz and glamour, thanks to the host of the evening Boogaloo Stu.
Ellie is a schoolgirl with a very bright future ahead of her.
Everything about A Red Square is different.
Reality and fiction fuse in this interesting piece focusing on the paranormal world, as a TV editor called Sam struggles to accept where the lines of reality lie when asked to chan…
How do you live after your sister dies by her own hand? You mourn.
Char Brockes and Jack O'Neill (Ava Cardo) brought the Rialto Theatre to life with their unique styles of drag and slapstick comedy, in order to explore the theme of Romantic Co…
Despite some technical issues with the Brighton Fringe website, this Greek Mythology Creative Writing Workshop run by Amanda Potter (from the Open University) was a good way to get…
During both lockdowns, everyone experienced something being taken away that we possibly have taken a lot for granted.
Throughout our lifetime we meet hundreds of different people.
The Late Show was a comedy night that lit up The Warren with much needed silliness, laughter and joy with the return of live shows.
We all have secrets to keep.
On the 27th May something remarkable happened.
The Brighton Open Air Theatre was full of joy, not just because of theatre starting again after recent uncertain times, but due to The Lady in the Van being the opening show of the…
In July 2000 we found ourselves glued to our screens as series one of UK’s Big Brother aired for the first time and proved to be a major hit.
Adapted from Charles Dickens’ eerie and twisty short story, The Signalman weaves a spooky yarn about ghosts and trains (but no ghost trains).
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