Comedy

Comedy, Musical, Off West End

The Addams Family

Performance: 04/11/17 Originating as a comic strip by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, The Addams Family has been redrawn in varying forms ever since, from cartoons, a TV sitcom to a trio of films. 2010 brought the Broadway musical, and treating the Addams Family Musical as an entirely separate beast from the iconic 1991 and 1993 film adaptations does do…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
4 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Play

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Performance: 28/05/17 In a time of pre-war political tension, gone are the days of frothy fashion journalism for Pamela More, a feisty and glamorous Times journalist who stubbornly prioritises haute-couture over Hitler. However, the scandalous abdication crisis of 1936 and the looming possibility of war forces her to look beyond the hats and furs and she is abruptly launched into…read more
5 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Musical

Urinetown

Performance: 13/05/17 Two decades of drought result in a ban on the use of private toilets, and citizens are forced to pay through the roof to use public amenities, a privilege we currently enjoy in the real world without the excuse of a drought. A classic story of underdog vs. megalomaniac corporation, Urinetown ticks all the musical clichés through witty…read more
5 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Play

Bane

Bane tells the story of hitman Bruce Bane, ‘a hired hand who gets the job done’. In the first instalment of the story, Bane works back through a convoluted web of friends, foes, memories and chance encounters to find out who is after him. Drama, comedy, and the consequent body count are all extremely high in this unashamedly mad, fast-paced…read more
5 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Play

Bane 3

Bane looks to relocate and start anew in a new town, a town so idyllic no one would expect to find him there: Sunnyview. Comic snatches of life in suburbia conjure up images reminiscent of the squeaky clean, pastel town of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Bane, now known as Bill Black, settles down and starts a family, but of course,…read more
5 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Play

2 Complicated

After the success of last year’s dark comedy Way Back, 2 Complicated was bound for success. Daniel (Matt Lim), while still living with this ex-girlfriend, decides what he really needs to get over her is a long distance relationship. This seemingly simple solution to his problems is the catalyst for every complication thereafter, certainly making the play live up to…read more