Brighton

4 Stars, Alternative, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Outdoor

Only in Brighton!

Performance: 19/05/17 Brighton doesn't really need its ego stroking, but a little indulgence now and then can't hurt, which I think is the philosophy the city is built on. Beginning the tour by mulling over what makes Brighton just that little bit different (yes, I'm looking at you, the father pushing a pram while riding a unicycle on the seafront)…read more
3 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Play

Heimatmann

Performance: 17/05/18 Heimatmann, featuring just two performers, John Casey and Jessie Waterfield, tells the story of Georg Elser. Elser was a German man who failed to assassinate Adolf Hitler – but only by a matter of minutes. We hear his story from his ghost as he swigs beer, tells jokes and and reminisces about that tumultuous period in Germany's history. Georg…read more
4 Stars, Brighton, Play

The Humours of Bandon

Performance: 16/05/18 “Dancing kills. Especially at the Irish Opens.” Annie. A young and competitive Irish dancer with her eyes glued on the 1st place podium. A small story filled with big personalities, The Humours of Bandon charts the rollercoaster ride of wins and losses in the cutthroat world of Irish dancing with bundles of heart and humour. Writer and sole…read more
4 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Play

The Field Street Monologues

Performance: 14/05/18 What happens behind closed doors? How much do you really know about your neighbours? Is that knowledge you're better left without? The Field Street Monologues consists of six monologues exploring exactly those things. We meet a young man embarking on his first dating in the dark experience, a clown recounting the lifelong escalation of hatred for his mother, a businessman…read more
3 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Comedy

What’s Wrong With Monotony?

Performance: 04/05/18 What's Wrong With Monotony? sees a dishevelled, defeated writer struggling to put pen to paper, an activity I can confirm takes up more than half of every writer's career. Choosing to hide under his blanket on the sofa instead of tackling the blank page, the writer is ambushed by his three actor friends who are eagerly expecting a new…read more
Brighton, Comedy, Off West End

Bikeology

Performance: 22/10/17, Brighton After specifically requesting that no one reviews Bikeology as they would review the joys of a perfect hub or gear ratio, I did. My sincerest apologies to Ned Boulting, but, just like the UCI, I like to be flexible with rules. Initially jarring to put a face and body to the voice that accompanies spectators through the…read more
Alternative, Brighton, Comedy, Play

NVT’s Short Play Festival

Performance: 25/07/17 New Venture Theatre’s Short Play Festival featured six new 15-20 minute plays by new writers, brought to life by six directors and a cast of 16. Spanning a diverse range of genres, the Festival boasted stories of love, death, fame, sex, acceptance and pathos that made for a rich and engaging tableau of storytelling. Sorry By Amy Onyett…read more
Articles, Brighton, Play

Proof – Extended Review

Proof, an acclaimed drama by American playwright David Auburn, explores grief, mental illness and family ties against an academic and mathematical backdrop. It is a family drama that shows the weight of genius, and the difficulty of trying to prove oneself and find validation in the people around us or from a world that thrives on insecurity. Catherine (Marie Ellis),…read more
5 Stars, Brighton, Play

Proof

Performance: 16/06/17 Proof, an acclaimed drama by David Auburn, explores grief, mental illness and family ties against an academic and mathematical backdrop. Catherine, daughter of a celebrated mathematician, Robert, is mourning his recent death after an undefined battle with mental illness. Catherine struggles with the loss of her father while also trying to step out of his shadow and prove…read more