Featured shows

  • Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

    The well-known children's entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar, plus Dave's Sing-Along Quiz! Sing the songs, join in with the actions, and have fun!

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  • Blooming

    Patrick asked 100 people "How do you know when you are happy?" The answers - provocative, kaleidoscopic, astonishing - jump-started this show. Can happiness shift trauma? Don't make me laugh. Patrick's 2016 show 'Groomed' won three major Brighton Fringe awards.

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  • Blocked

    A black comedy about the silence society imposes on the infertile, and how a famous comedian's act unravels as she cannot bear to not bear a child. "Curious and effective... skilfully written and handled" (There Ought To Be Clowns)

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  • Between You and Me

    A powerful piece exploring the issues surrounding male sexual abuse. Based on real experiences, a man is suddenly confronted with his past and the reactions of those closest to him. With the stage as a platform for debate, focus is on the attitudes and behaviour of his friends and family as they become the protagonists in this forum theatre piece.

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  • Bethnal Green

    This award-winning company bring the harrowing and factual account of the largest civilian disaster of World War II, The Bethnal Green Tube Disaster, into horrifying focus. Using first-hand accounts, you will be taken right into the terror of the night when 173 men, women and children lost their lives.

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  • Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

    "A second once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the greatest living comic of every generation. Ben Fogg delivers a pant-wetting, heart-warming, pole-stiffening watermelon of a show. He delights and inspires us all, like a hill-top wizard battling a sadness dragon. Like comedy? See it done properly for once." (Ben Fogg, winner Best Newcomer 2017).

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  • Belongings

    Anthony Ayton, mid-forties, middle-class ex-criminal lawyer, raised in the East End of London, before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and finally a grammar school, asks himself the question; "Where and with whom do I belong?"

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  • BLINK by Phil Porter

    A quirky, delicate love story, cleverly weaving themes of loneliness, bereavement, and consensual stalking into the unexpected and intimate story of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scrufilitis. "Superb performances... Raw, real and utterly brilliant" ***** (Views from the Gods, Camden Fringe 2016)

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  • BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

    The hunt is on! In the absurd maze of society, who is the hunter? The prey cannot run, nor hide, enslaved in the arrogance of a system that devalues human nature and thrives in the deprivation of hope. A fear-producing industry relentlessly divides us into those producing and those consuming fear.

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  • BADD

    The 1980s. America is gripped by Satanic Panic. Attend this meeting of B.A.D.D. (Bothered About Dungeons & Dragons) to deliver your children from the clutches of the occult! A darkly comic presentation on the multitude of Satanic threats hidden in seemingly innocuous everyday objects and media.

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  • Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

    Jump aboard the TARDIS for a hilarious improvised parody adventure! We've short-circuited Cybermen, matched minds with The Master and defeated deadly Daleks, but now face our greatest challenge: Brighton! Choose what, where and who as we grab our bag of jelly babies and get ready to run. Allons-y!

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  • Angel to Vampire!

    Nigel Osner's yearnings are revealed through original songs and stories by characters ranging from an angel to a vampire. "Tremendously talented and very entertaining" (The Scotsman)

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  • Aidan Goatley: 10 Films with my Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife, and Her Mother-in-Law

    How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? The Jeremy Kyle show? For Aidan and his dad, it was films. Join Aidan as he takes you through a new version of his 5 star show, and explains how Hollywood changed his family.

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  • A Remarkable Person

    This award-winning play philosophises: Do humans really need an identity, or is this need utter nonsense? "Think Stoppard at his funniest, Ayckbourn at his sharpest, Frayn at his peak" ***** (British Theatre Guide).

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  • A Clown Fairytale

    Do you like humour, the world of clowns, beautiful and unlikely stories of love? With Dandy Danno and Diva G you will be delighted! Dandy uses his body and his funny faces to make the audience laugh. Diva G is serious and realistic. To see this show is to forget all negative thoughts. Visual comedy directed by Jango Edwards.

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  • A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

    I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture. This will include some projected images and new information. (Unfortunately the period of time spent attending this lecture will be non-refundable and non-exchangeable).

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  • (Non) Violent Communication

    Susan Earl (Red Dwarf, So Awkward) helps us to see the funny side of our relationships. Taking us on a psychological journey, she shares her own insights about motherhood, love and divorce. If you've tried mindfulness and still think "hell is other people", then this is the show for you!

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  • Not Yet Suffragette

    A one-woman play on how "Not Far" women have come since winning the vote. Do we only have ourselves to blame for "Breaking the Internet" Kim K style? Or should Nigel Farage heed his own advice and "Go sit in a corner"?

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  • Sherlock in Sussex - His Last Bow

    Join us on a slideshow tour through the life of Arthur Conan Doyle and the career of his most famous character, Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle lived in Sussex for many years and some of his famous stories take place along the cliffs of the South Coast. A fascinating journey into the world of the Greatest Detective and his creator.

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  • Women's Week Charity Gala

    Come join us for a drink and some nibbles for International Women's Day , to celebrate some of the wonderful women of Brighton & Hove. With musical entertainment from local choirs and a chance to get to know some of your local performers better. We hope to see you there.

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  • Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

    Fledgling mistress of King Charles II, and a celebrated comic actress, Nell must navigate the precipice betweeen riches and destruction. If she can show her legs too, so much the better.

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  • The Masks of Aphra Behn

    It's 1677 and an audience getting ready to watch Aphra Behn's 'The Rover' are in for a surprise. For the show has been cancelled and in its place, Aphra recounts the extraordinary tale of her time as a spy for King Charles II in the Dutch Wars, and how she became the first professional female writer.

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  • Not Just The Companion

    Returning to Sweet Dukebox for its second year, and with guest curator from Pop Heart Productions, Chelsea Newton Mountney. Cast Iron's evening looks at scenes of stage and screen meant for men, only performed by women.

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  • Fannytasticals

    Fannytasticals comprises of six, sensational, sassy women keen to entertain you with their distinctly female take on life, love, and the universe. Expect songs, sketches, ridiculous rhymes and duologues designed to make you giggle and provoke a thought about life from a woman's point of view. They will be lewd, crude, and somewhat rude.

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  • My My Immortal

    Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way is the star of 'My Immortal', the world's worst fancfiction. Harry Potter meets teenage goths (literally, that's the plot). Celebrate 10 years of this literary masterpiece with Mathilda Gregory ('Werewolf Erotica, She Wrote').

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  • All's Fair? Tales of Gender, Equality, and Relationships

    Storyteller Jon Mason relates ancient tales from the British Isles and further afield, exploring the tangled roads of gender relations. Through romance, loss, misunderstanding, and - perhaps - hope, we consider how expectations and stereotypes affect both women and men, and ask: where did we go wrong?

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  • Cream

    8.15am: Abigail, twenty-six, journalist, is found dead in her flat. 11.27am: Four car-bombs are detonated around London. Detective Taylor thinks he understands tragedy. Detective Taylor doesn't really get it.

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  • Cast Iron IX

    A regular sell-out show, Cast Iron present an evening of six short plays, plus some 'rapid responses' to this week's news.

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  • Fit For Work

    A job interview for a mentally ill ex-claimant turns into a nightmare: Where does sanity lie?

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  • Speak Up! Act Out! - Between You and Me

    Brighton-based company who devise and produce immersive theatre, exploring socio-political issues using techniques from Theattre of the Oppressed. Their goal is to instigate conversations and questions about the matters we don't talk enough about!

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  • Poetic Angles

    Poetry-spoken word evening featuring Brighton based artists and writers using various approaches to poetry: film, slides, song, physicalisation of text and movement, as well as poetry in translation from French and Kurdish.

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  • The Guide to Good Orgasm Management

    Professor Bliss Macvitie, Scotland's answer to Dr Ruth, tries to Feng Shui her audiences, whilst explaining why celebrity handbags are often the answer, and which star sign you need to change your light bulbs, in her latest take on life!

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  • Men Without Friends - The Trial of Harvey Matusow

    England, the late '60s. Harvey Matusow is a long way from home. Home, for the record, is New York, but it's been a while since he was welcome there.

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  • Men Without Friends - Something Rotten

    Hamlet's Uncle Claudius takes you backstage as Elsinore, reassessing Shakespeare through the eyes of the man who would be King of Denmark - at any cost.

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  • Men Without Friends - High Vis

    Robert Cohen returns with his darkly comic depiction of a traffic warden besieged by an airgun-wielding stalker.

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  • 10 Mistakes Every Girl Makes in Her Twenties

    Who doesn't f**k up in their twenties? Rachel certainly did. Through poetry, chat, and some photos she probably should have detagged, she explores getting the hang of adulting in the age of social media.

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  • Brodi Snook - Showgress

    A work-in-progress stand-up comedy show from Brighton's favourite Australian import, the 'deliciously dry' Brodi Snook.

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  • The Meebles Get the Show on the Road

    Join the Meebles on their musical magical adventures in their circus van racing against time to save the children from the clutches of Von Zalatan and his virtual obedience factory.

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  • Mr. D's Tales of Myths and Legends

    Mr. D will take you on a trip back in time to when monsters, magic, and mystery were an everyday occurence. You're invited to join us and use our 'arcane objects' to help bring these stories to life!

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  • Waiting for Curry

    Ever wanted to tell someone how you really feel? Four friends: two couples, and a lot of history. Wine flows as they wait for their takeaway, they share more than intended... an evening that changes them and their friendships forever.​

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  • Create Your Own Solo Show

    Express yourself, share your talent, create a source of income and propel your artistic career! Create your own solo show! This workshop will be a great kick start for your solo show, you will gain clarity and confidence and get the tools to develop your work.

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  • Blanket Fort

    Blanket Fort takes a single audience suggestion and uses it to make up a completely new show right in front of your actual eyes. It's pretty impressive. And silly, and playful too. If you're someone who likes joy and exuberance and things like that, you'll be way into it.

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  • Kingdom of the Sea

    What does it cost to get what you want, and is it worth paying? Storyteller Siân Jones and musician Annie Sheppard have adapted The Kingdom of the Sea from a literary folk tale written in 1916 by Ivana Berlić-Mažuranić, taking inspiration from the Slavic mythology of pre-Christian Croatia.

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  • London-Paris-Roam!

    She's lived in Japan, indulged in Italy, feasted in France... and suddenly woken up to find she's now a woman of a certain age. When you have to sit down to put your tights on, it's obviously time to take stock. So what's the next move?

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  • Mike Reinstein and Roger Stevens In Concert

    An evening of acoustic music with two of Brighton's finest songwriters. They will be performing songs from their recent albums and introducing some special guests.

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  • Cast Iron Shorts - Yellow

    Cast Iron Theatre returns in a different hue with a selection of yellow tinged stories. Stories to make you bitter, to make you cowardly, to make you full of sunshine, to make you want to fire up old Coldplay albums.

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  • GOAT Island Comedy

    Laugh your way into the weekend! Monthly stand-up comedy night, featuring cherry-picked line-ups of the best up and coming comedians around. There's even a bloody game show section! Does life get better than this? Nope.

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  • Iron Clad Improv

    It doesn’t matter if you are a total beginner, or have more experience, our drop-in sessions are perfect for you, looking at all manner of things from short-form games to long-form world building and story-telling… £5 per session, loyalty cards available.

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  • Gamie Lee Curtis presents...

    Our weekly Games Nights at The Iron Duke! We'll provide some games to play, but feel free to bring your own too. We're asking for a small £1 donation per person, which will be put into a kitty towards purchasing new games/ replacing any games that may get damaged. Come one, come all! Come alone and make new friends, or bring some existing friends! (Strictly 18+ due to licensing)

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What’s on

february, 2017

24feb8:00 pm- 9:00 pmCast Iron Shorts - Yellow24th of February, 20:00City:Brighton

25feb8:00 pm- 10:30 pmMike Reinstein and Roger Stevens In Concert25th of February, 20:00City:Brighton

26feb7:00 pm- 9:00 pmIronclad ImprovEvery SundayCity:Brighton

28feb7:00 pm- 11:00 pmGamie Lee Curtis presents...Every Tuesday eveningCity:Brighton