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Reviews of gigs, comedy shows and festivals with photographs from Brighton’s best snappers.

A stormy night in a mansion during the McCarthy witchhunts. False truths. Knives in the back. Whodunnit? A drama based on film 'Clue' and game 'Cluedo'. Serious tomfoolery and drama from Wick Theatre Company at the Barn Theatre, Southwick, near Brighton. McCarthy wouldn't like it.

Oct 12, 2021

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.

Oct 12, 2021
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Brighton Dome - Brighton Source Green Door Store - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis brought their lockdown album to Brighton along with songs from Ghosteen, arguably Cave's most personal album.

Oct 11, 2021
Martin Stephenson | Brighton Source

Heartfelt and humourous, Martin Stephenson's gig at Patterns felt more like a family gathering.

Oct 4, 2021

Oddfellows Casino and Greenness played at St George's Church this week. We spoke to Cess Greenness about how it felt playing live again.

Oct 4, 2021
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This is not a review. It's a love-letter to Brighton's music scene and 10 years of Green Door Store

Sep 22, 2021
The Specials, The Brighton Centre

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.

Sep 9, 2021
Secret Garden by This is My Theatre

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.

Aug 31, 2021

The surviving members of Asbo Derek have lovingly compiled a wonderful collection of short stories by their late bandmate and friend, Brian Blaney.

Aug 21, 2021
The Seagull, Curzon Theatre Productions

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov at new Brighton theatre venue: Curzon Theatre in Kemptown. Robert Tremayn directs. Lively, serious and intimate.

Aug 13, 2021
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The return of live music continued at pace with Fontaines DC impressing at their Resident Records outstore show.

Aug 4, 2021
Twelfth Night (In Lockdown) | Brighton Fringe

One woman playing every role in William Shakespeare's silly but serious gender-bending play: 12 characters, 60 minutes and 7,500 words!

Jul 8, 2021

One-woman stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. Seriously funny. Trauma and frivolity. Blokes should not wear socks with sandals.

Jul 5, 2021
The Tempest | Brighton Fringe

Themes of racism, gender and disability are explored in Shakespeare's Tempest, performed by Sussex-based This is My Theatre at Preston Old Church.

Jul 1, 2021

Rebel Boob brings immersive and balletic theatre to Brighton Fringe in a show that explores the lives of women affected by breast cancer.

Jun 30, 2021

'You' is excellent physical theatre. Five stars. See it twice! If you don’t get a lump in your throat, or a tear in your eye at the end, you should stick with PlayStation.

Jun 23, 2021
The Sensemaker Elsa Couvreur

One-woman, one-act drama from Elsa Courvreur. Digital totalitarianism in any language. A black stage. Edgy taut theatre at the Rialto. Adult content.

Jun 14, 2021
Hansel and Gretel? | Brighton Source

A postmodern pantomime with an unrelaible narrator. Outdoors with comedy, dance, camp actors, plenty of fun. On two levels: laughs for kids and jokes for adults

Dec 18, 2020

Macbeth in Brighton. One-act play with Scottish Gaelic sounds by This Is My Theatre. Power, ambition, murder, blood. The woods are moving.

Nov 2, 2020

This one-person, one-act play is giddy, funny and seriously entertaining. An odyssey through the madness of corporate pressure on our mental health.

Oct 19, 2020
Caravan of Love

This Brighton Fringe psychodrama about caravanning in Ireland is first-class physical theatre that follows in the tradition of Pinter, Beckett and Berkoff.

Oct 9, 2020

Brighton Music Conference made a triumphant return to debate key issues within the electronic music industry - covering race, gender and, of course, Covid.

Oct 8, 2020

The Spirit of Woodstock comes to Brighton and Hove in a one-person show that gives verbatim accounts of the music, politics and life of the 60s.

Sep 24, 2020

An added chapter to the legend and an evening of silliness and unclean fun to be enjoyed by Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Sep 24, 2020

The songs of some favourite childhood TV shows were recreated on a gorgeous evening at B.O.A.T which marked a welcome return for live music fans.

Sep 8, 2020
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