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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
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
4 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Play

Lulu

Performance: 18/05/17 If your skirt is too short, you're a slut. If you cover up, you're a prude. If you show just a little, you're a tease. In a world where judgement and blame will follow women around no matter how they choose to live their lives, it is a shame to say that Lulu, a controversial play originally written by Frank Wedekind…read more
5 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Play

Mary and Me

Performance: 06/05/17 Hannah, a 15 year old girl, dies giving birth in a grotto. Sporting a red satchel and scrunchie, she is a girl who is struggling not only with pregnancy, but also against the prying eyes of a small rural village, the weight of her Catholic upbringing and mounting schoolwork. Mary and Me presents a serious premise with a…read more
4 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Play

Stones

Performance: 05/05/17 A lengthy incarceration, a war outside of the prison walls, and two forgotten prisoners losing their grip on time and reality, Stones is essentially a slow unravelling of two characters, Jasper and Rose, who become entwined with one another through stories of the past, grief, and hallucinations. Artlandish Production’s usual subtle wit and lyrical prose was apparent from…read more
4 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Play, Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The course of true love doesn’t run smooth for long in this Shakespearian comedy. As Duke Theseus and Hippolyta prepare for their wedding, Egeus, an Athenian citizen arrives with a predicament: His daughter Hermia won’t marry the man he intends for her, Demetrius, and instead has fallen for Lysander. Demetrius himself has baggage; he used to love Hermia’s friend Helena…read more