Reviews of gigs, comedy shows and festivals with photographs from Brighton’s best snappers.
An interesting break in convention for the Mischief troupe that layers comedy with heart and farce with thought.
Chumbawamba's Dunstan Bruce debuted his one-man show combining existential angst, political rage and a hilarious rendition of that notorious hit single.
The iconic synth-pop band played a moving show at the Brighton Centre marking 40 years since the release of their hit album ‘Architecture & Morality’.
Lovingly curated by Brighton's One Inch Badge, Mutations Festival offered some welcome late winter sunshine.
Horror, whodunnit or psychological thriller? Check out The Haunting of Hill House – based on Shirley Jackson's gothic horror thriller.
A teacher, coach and MD walk into a bar. BDF asked: 'What's it like to be neurodivergent in a digital world?'
From South London basements to Sussex galleries, Saxon is still strong. Historic, innovative, legendary, and beautifully loud.
Nu Civilisation Orchestra paid tribute to an iconic soul album at Brighton Dome.
Packing more shine than the track team’s trophy cabinet this production excels at feelgood, laugh-a-minute, rainbow-palette fun.
Singer-songwriter Laura Marling came to Brighton Dome to deliver a soul-exposing collection of songs with the flawless execution of a seasoned performer.
Erasure got the post-COVID party well and truly started with a set of classic electro pop in front of a neon spectacle at The Brighton Centre.
A stormy night in a mansion during the communist witch hunts. This whodunnit is full of tomfoolery and real drama. McCarthy wouldn't like it.
Part crime-thriller, part family drama and proof that no good deed goes unpunished - a punchy, thrilling adaptation that is let down by its source material.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis brought their lockdown album to Brighton along with songs from 'Ghosteen', arguably Cave's most personal album.
Heartfelt and humourous, Martin Stephenson's gig at Patterns felt more like a family gathering.
Oddfellows Casino and Greenness played at St George's Church this week. We spoke to Cess Greenness about how it felt playing live again.
This is not a review. It's a love-letter to Brighton's music scene and 10 years of Green Door Store
Terry Hall led a stomping show at the Brighton Centre belting out classic after classic, with protest songs, choice covers and some amusing put-downs.
Magic outdoors drama by This Is My Theatre. Classic story for children and adults. Cajon, folkish chants, neat props. Touring the south over the summer.
The surviving members of Asbo Derek have lovingly compiled a wonderful collection of short stories by their late bandmate and friend, Brian Blaney.
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov at new Brighton theatre venue: Curzon Theatre in Kemptown. Robert Tremayn directs. Lively, serious and intimate.
The return of live music continued at pace with Fontaines DC impressing at their Resident Records outstore show.
One woman playing every role in William Shakespeare's silly but serious gender-bending play: 12 characters, 60 minutes and 7,500 words!
One-woman stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. Seriously funny. Trauma and frivolity. Blokes should not wear socks with sandals.
Themes of racism, gender and disability are explored in Shakespeare's Tempest, performed by Sussex-based This is My Theatre at Preston Old Church.