We're Going On A Bear Hunt

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

After extensive touring, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt settles in the daytime slots at the Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue this month. 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Two complete round trips of the Inigo Jones-designed St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden are needed to cycle through Iris Theatre’s new, blood-soaked production of Shakespeare’s Juli… 

Bridge to an Island

Bridge to an Island

“When I was very young, I had a dream that I could step inside any book and become part of the story. 

Best of Punched

Best of Punched

This show, now an annual event at The Old Market, purports to bring together the best of Brighton’s puppetry scene. 

The Wordcatcher

The Wordcatcher

It’s not often that I walk out of a theatre baffled, perplexed and a little angry, but that’s how I felt when I left Smoking Apples’ new production, The Wordcatcher. 

Piers and Queers

Piers and Queers

“Ah dear Brighton. 

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Manuel is looking confused. 

Bitch Boxer

Bitch Boxer

Chloé is locked out in Leytonstone in only her jimjams. 

Albert’s Boy

Albert’s Boy

Playwrights do seem to love Albert Eistein. 

Morgan & West: Clockwork Miracles

Morgan & West: Clockwork Miracles

Magicians, time travellers, and all-round spiffing chaps, Morgan and West are two fellows of the Victorian era who have somehow landed up in the Komedia Studio for the next few nig… 

5 Down, 20 Across at Bom-Bane's

5 Down, 20 Across at Bom-Bane's

Jane Bom-Bane’s house/cafe/art gallery is a legendary Brighton hangout for anyone with an interest in the different. 

I Look: I Divine

I Look: I Divine

Interweaving three separate but related stories, Mark Kydd’s new autobiographical performance tells, first and foremost, the tale of his growing up gay. 

3 Days off Jesus

3 Days off Jesus

A comedy reviewer’s nightmare is an atypical gig. 

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

‘Carry On meets Hilary Mantel’ is such a genius promotional tag line that it’s difficult to resist being drawn through the doors to this Reformation Rumble. 

A Puppet Named Desire

A Puppet Named Desire

Let me introduce you to Blue the Puppet, Alamanda the Awkward Prawn, Toilet Duck Man, and Malcolm and Miranda, the Outsized Cushion Couple. 

Beasts

Beasts

Onto the stage bursts an Oxford-boater chappy, a Miles Jupp-a-like, and a guy who’s wandered in from the production of Abigail’s Party playing next door. 

Tea for Two

Tea for Two

One looks like a children’s TV presenter: all big beaming smiles and thumbs ups, with show tunes always just bubbling under. 

Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

From the moment the man pulls the trousers off the corpse lying in the coffin and puts them on himself, you realise this play is going to be irreverent. 

Holocene

Holocene

“As well as being born gay, I was also born scared. 

Blue Remembered Hills

Blue Remembered Hills

Dennis Potter’s small but disturbing play which intrudes on seven children larking about on a wartime summer’s day is now a staple of community theatre. 

The Bowler Debates

The Bowler Debates

Sir Ian Bowler, Tory MP for Buckland and Ruttington, is angry and more than a little confused. 

Adventure/Misadventure

Adventure/Misadventure

If you added together all the moments in your life when you felt totally free, totally happy, how many minutes would it add up to? And why are we always chasing these moments but n… 

clArSe

clArSe

cLaRse, one of the free bits of the Brighton Fringe Fest, is tucked away in a room above the Temple Bar in Western Road. 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

I’ve lived in or near Brighton for decades now. 

Belvedere

Belvedere

Belvedere, written by Ana-Maria Bamberger, is a short play that so wants to be an existential Russian short story that it hurts, and is so slight that if you took away the rather g… 

Better Days

Better Days

What is a community centre for and, indeed, what makes up a community in the first place are the themes explored by Mayem Productions in their latest devised piece Better Days.