Featured shows

  • Dying to Meet You

    An evening playing with Death... The moment of truth, your last lover, Le Grand Mort, the kick of the bucket, the last breath. A wildly subversive, newly-discovered-each-performance journey, written by Jonathan Brown, with live musical score (David Molz) and in-the-moment plunges into worlds you’ve been told “Do not exist!”

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  • Large Print Trash

    Find your borrowers card to join Jenny, a Brightonian 40-something librarian, playing family court judges and illiterate lovers to find honour and realistic literary heroes in a world gone large print and trash-romance mad. Dubious sanity and uncertain identity intertwine with wit, humour, rage... and love.

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  • Cast Iron Selection Box

    It's CHRISTMAS! Cast Iron Theatre's Selection Box returns for its third year! An hilarious and suitably jolly celebration of new writing, comedy, and cold reading. Selection Box sees performers take to the stage to present Christmas-themed new short plays. But there's a catch! The performers haven't read or rehearsed their scripts before. Instead, they'll pick a gift-wrapped script from our selection box and unwrap them live on stage, performing them right there and then.

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  • Doktor James' Kristmas Karol

    T'was the night before Christmas...A plan was unfurled To help Doktor James to take over the world With his minion's help, and through some fun games His mother and twin would respect Doktor James **** Fest Mag

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  • Cacophony

    Cast Iron Theatre return with their award-nominated Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, featuring Heather-Rose Andrews who is "impossible to forget" (The List). "A bonkers blend of mime... dance, sketches, and a little mild audience participation" (ThreeWeeks ****)

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  • The Cast Iron Theatre Podcast: Christmas Edition Live!

    Join Andrew Allen and Michelle Donkin for the LIVE recording of their podcast at Sweet Dukebox! This chat show-like format sees Andrew talking with local theatre-makers and comics about their careers so far, what they're working on at the moment, and their plans for Christmas! Expect a fun and light-hearted look at the business of theatre and Christmas. There might be some Christmas jumper wearing and seasonal live music too!

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  • Sass, Sex, and Surrealness

    The self-identified bear cub of the drag scene, King Sammy Silver talks, sings, lipsyncs, and dances about life, love, and laughter. Come join the cub on a one-hour adventure as he navigates through the queer life. Don't be surprised is Sammy's sibling rival, Sally, makes an appearance too. She's never too keen on Sammy in the spotlight.

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  • Cast Iron X

    Join Cast Iron Theatre for an evening of short plays. A 'shining jewel', Cast Iron short play nights bring exciting new writing to the stage to be directed and performed by local theatre-makers. The tenth edition of this hugely successful night will debut new work by Artistic Directors Andrew Allen and Michelle Donkin alongside plays by Steven Lancefield, Sam Chittenden, and writing trio Sarah Scally, Maria Pruden, and Gail Aldwin.

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  • Shop Play

    Is retail where dreams go to die? With e-commerce changing the landscape of the high street, independent stores are struggling to keep up. Shop Play explores the lives in retail of two beleagured colleagues and their customers, a community of eccentric locals who seek to take refuge from an increasingly confusing world.

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  • The Cast Iron Theatre Podcast: Live!

    Join Andrew Allen and Michelle Donkin for the LIVE recording of their podcast at Sweet Dukebox! This chat show-like format sees Andrew talking with local theatre-makers and comics about their careers so far, what they're working on at the moment, and then setting the world to rights by discussing this month's latest news. Expect a fun and light-hearted look at the business of theatre and the world at large. There might be some music too!

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  • Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy

    50 minutes of poignant, dark, humorous and life-affirming storytelling, interspersed with original songs. An exploration of identity, family, and how we get to who we become, this beautifully crafted show entertains and mesmerises as you travel through three generations of soldiers & suffragettes, rogues & rebels, songs & stories.

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  • Contact Order

    Inspired by true experiences and events, "Contact Order" explores the story of Mark as he tries to protect and maintain his parental rights as a single father. Audiences are invited to an evening of theatre, debate, and storytelling as we explore the extent of discrimination that fathers experience within our society.

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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 his five-star, internationally performed Edinburgh Fringe show, new and updated! An uplifting and inspirational comedy performance incorporating stand-up comedy and film.

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  • Voices in My Head

    An evening of plays written by Sam Chittenden, including So You Say, Anna Begins, Split Scene and Moving Slowly and the premier of an extract from her new work, My Metamorphoses. Featuring Charly Sommers, Paul Morley, Emmie Spencer, Sarah Davies, and several newcomers to the Different Theatre company.

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  • Tea and Toast at No. 9

    'Tea and Toast at No. 9' is a fully improvised show, where a cast of characters live out a surprising, dark, and humorous scenario, confined to one fictional location (suggested by the audience).

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  • Lava Elastic

    From the people who brought you ‘A...live at the Nightingale,’ everything Marianna Harlotta’s ever done, and the first Lava Elastic... here’s the second one! For more information on which magnificent comedy and variety performers will be on our bill each month follow us on @Elegentsia.

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  • Laughter is the Best Placebo

    Ride or die.  My life is a constant search for emotional and electrical outlets. If you can relate, this is the show for you.  Comedian, and host of the Ask the Industry podcast, Simon Caine, continues his UK tour, fresh from Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe. 

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  • Irish Jimmy

    "Jimmy was my grandfather. He was an old rogue. A warning rather than an example. He lived in interesting times." ‘Irish Jimmy’ is an hour of storytelling, interspersed with original songs, that are poignant, dark, humorous and life-affirming. An exploration of identity, family and how we journey to who we become. This beautifully crafted show entertains and mesmerises as you travel through three generations of soldiers and suffragettes, rogues and rebels, songs and stories.

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  • GOAT Comedy Season 2: The Cruise

    After selling out every show in Season 1, GOAT Comedy is back. GOAT Comedy Season 2 is an Immersive comedy night set on a 'cruise ship', featuring guest Stand-ups, regular 'GOAT Comedy: The Cruise' characters and the Monthly Audience Challenge! 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… £7 per session, loyalty cards available.

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What’s on

november, 2017

21nov8:00 pm- 9:30 pmThe Cast Iron Theatre Podcast: Live!21st of November, 20:00City:Brighton

22nov8:00 pm- 9:00 pmShop Play22nd - 23rd of November, 20:00City:Brighton

23nov8:00 pm- 9:00 pmShop Play22nd - 23rd of November, 20:00City:Brighton

24nov8:00 pm- 10:30 pmCast Iron X24th- 25th of November, 20:00City:Brighton

25nov8:00 pm- 10:30 pmCast Iron X24th- 25th of November, 20:00City:Brighton

25nov9:30 pm- 10:30 pmIrish Jimmy25th of November. 21:30City:Dundee