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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.

Nov 25, 2021
Dunstan Bruce performing at Brighton's Rialto Theatre

Chumbawamba's Dunstan Bruce debuted his one-man show combining existential angst, political rage and a hilarious rendition of that notorious hit single.

Nov 19, 2021
OMD performing at the Brighton Centre

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’.

Nov 18, 2021
Yard Act - Mutations Festival - Chalk - Brighton Source- Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes-1

Lovingly curated by Brighton's One Inch Badge, Mutations Festival offered some welcome late winter sunshine.

Nov 10, 2021
The Haunting of Hill House

Horror, whodunnit or psychological thriller? Check out The Haunting of Hill House – based on Shirley Jackson's gothic horror thriller.

Nov 6, 2021

A teacher, coach and MD walk into a bar. BDF asked: 'What's it like to be neurodivergent in a digital world?'

Nov 4, 2021
Saxon Sound System

From South London basements to Sussex galleries, Saxon is still strong. Historic, innovative, legendary, and beautifully loud.

Nov 3, 2021

Nu Civilisation Orchestra paid tribute to an iconic soul album at Brighton Dome.

Oct 31, 2021

Packing more shine than the track team’s trophy cabinet this production excels at feelgood, laugh-a-minute, rainbow-palette fun.

Oct 27, 2021
Laura Marling Brighton Dome

Singer-songwriter Laura Marling came to Brighton Dome to deliver a soul-exposing collection of songs with the flawless execution of a seasoned performer.

Oct 23, 2021

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.

Oct 19, 2021

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.

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
Snayx - 234 Fest - Green Door Store - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes-8

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
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