Featured shows

  • One-Woman 'Alien' (Work in Progress)

    In theatre, no-one can hear you scream! We bring you One-Woman 'Alien' - the first outing of a work in progress hour and a chance to see just what happens when you mix one woman's struggle to find agency in the modern world with a cult film that contains an alien.

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  • Pickman's Model

    The Other Realm brings Lovecraft's classic short story to the stage. Pickman is an artist of extraordinary talent, but his gruesome paintings are borne of a terrible secret. A dark and shocking tale that reveals the boundary between an artist's genius and insanity...

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  • Lost Souls and the Hungry Dead

    Dark tales including the hungry mountain sentinel still standing guard decades after death; the love for a lost soul of an abandoned child in the Swedish forests; and the ancient penitent watching over London and returning sinners to her Father's judgment.

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  • Spooky Sussex

    Delve into the supernatural history of Sussex, travelling around the country to discover its myths, legends, and ghosts. Hear all about The Blue Nun in Brighton Lanes, walled alive for her sins; dragons and treasure at Cissbury Ring; the legend of Devils Dyke; witches in Brighling; the demons of Clapham Woods, and much more... Suitable for ages 12+

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  • Adventurers Wanted - Plague: The Invasion of the Brood

    A party of adventurers return to their childhood hometown - but something strange is happening to the residents. Finding themselves stuck, they realise it's kill or be killed... Experience storytelling at its most legendary, with a live terrifying tabletop roleplaying game brought to you by the team behind Adventurers Wanted, "the most fun hour at the Fringe" (Exeunt).

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  • Father of Lies

    Making a Murderer meets Rosemary's Baby... Father of Lies tells the chilling true story behind a mysterious, unsolved murder in West Germany, 1973. This is a thrilling horror show about haunted priests, jealous widowers, and satanic cults. ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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  • Spooky Tales Puppetry Workshop

    Performer and puppeteer, Laura Mugridge, leads an active and fun Halloween puppet workshop, where children can make their own spooky puppets, create brand new scary characters, and bring them to life! Adults attend for free with their responsible child... Suitable for ages 3-9

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  • Decide-A-Quest: Horrorfest

    Decide-A-Quest is back! Horrorfest is a work in progress testing new and horrifically hilarious material in a joint love letter to the classic Choose Your Own Adventure game books and the Horror genre. Multi-narrative comedy meets horror. What's not to love? With loads of decisions and deadly consequences, can you guide 'YOU' through this ALL NEW labyrinth of horror? MWAHAAAHAAAHAAAA!

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  • Stories From the Woods and Wild Places

    "In a cave, there are two men: One is armed and armoured, the other has only stories with which to bargain for his life, and not everyone lives happily ever after." A performance storytelling show from places where the trees grow tall and dark, man-eating monsters roam the countryside, the snow has started to fall and you should never...ever...stray from the path. Suitable for age 9+

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  • Adventurers Wanted - Plague: Infestation

    After an invasion of parasitic monsters decimates the population, those left behind have to travel to the safe haven of a rumoured settlement. All that stands in their way are the horde - and each other... Experience storytelling at its most legendary, with a live terrifying horror tabletop roleplaying game brought to you by the team behind Adventurers Wanted, "the most fun hour at the Fringe" (Exeunt).

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  • Cast Iron Dukeanory: Ugly Tales for Beautiful Souls

    Cast Iron Theatre return with their ever-popular night of spooky and horrifying stories read live on stage by local actors and writers. Expect some great stories, some dark mischief, and some ghoulish fun! Fancy Dress for performers and audience is an option too! Dress in your Halloween Best and you could be in with a chance to win our Cast Iron Theatre Dukeanory Prize (which is a drink bought for you at the bar and a selfie with Andrew and Michelle! Ooooooooooo!)

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  • Talking to the Dead

    Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Face your fears and join them as they use techniques from Victorian seance rooms to peer into the Great Beyond and ask the question, "Is anybody there?" Sceptics and believers welcome.

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  • Brighton After Dark: The Murder Tour

    A virtual tour of Brighton's streets where you will learn about the notorious murderers, theives, forgers, and PPI insurance salesmen that earned Brighton the title of 'Queen of the Slaughtering Places' in Georgian and Victorian times.

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  • The Cast Iron Theatre Podcast: HorrorFest Live!

    In this episode of the podcast we fearlessly dive into the Brighton HorrorFest and take a light-hearted look at all things horror in theatre and the entertainment world beyond (the grave?) There might be some music too... Check out castironbrighton.weebly.com for the guest list.

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  • Adventurers Wanted - Plague: House on the Hill

    The residents of a tormented town realise they must destroy a mystical aretfact to survive. But to find it, they first have to enter a twisted mansion and face whatever monsters are inside. Experience storytelling at its most legendary, with a live terrifying horror tabletop roleplaying game brought to you by the team behind Adventurers Wanted, "the most fun hour at the Fringe" (Exeunt).

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  • The Other 1%: What is a Ghost?

    "99% of evidence that alleges to be paranormal is either erroneous or fraudulent. That leaves 1% of information that, at present, denies explanation." Join us as we search for that other 1%. All footage shown in this show is genuine.

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  • Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

    Enter the unsettling mind of Edgar Allan Poe. Follow Ava into a web of Gothic stories, revealed through extraordinary magic. Poe's timeless tales have thrilled readers for generations; Beaux brings these to life with her quirky, slick, and charming magic, and her infectious, mischievous humour. Be warned - the next chilling twist may be just around the corner...

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  • The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sidney

    A comically macabre Victorian tale of intrigue, obsession, murder, and confectionary. Inspired by real, local, historic events, this puppet-told tale is sugary, but certainly not sweet - you might leave with a bitter taste in your mouth!

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  • Adventurers Wanted - Plague: Resurrection

    Only 50 years after a quiet town recovered from an unspeakable horror, residents begin to go missing. Something has returned from the dead... Experience storytelling at its most legendary, with a live, terrifying horror tabletop roleplaying game brought to you by the team behind Adventurers Wanted, "the most fun hour at the Fringe" (Exeunt).

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  • Britain on Film: LGBT Britain

    A moving and fascinating collection of archive film shorts and excerpts from 1904 to 1994. A social document, encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones.

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  • Highway Love

    A charming tale of smitten highway robbers in the eighteenth century. Highway Love is a lively play written and performed by talented ten year olds. With romantic antics, daring escapades and a jail break. This show puts Dick Turpin to shame!

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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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  • Cast Iron 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 they set the world to rights by discussing this months 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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  • Lava Elastic

    A comedy/performance night for beings...all beings...all are welcome! (Having said that, it's not a huge space, please don't try to bring your dogs, cats, or any houseplants). So what can we expect, you ask? Where do we begin? Comedy, poetry, dance - who knows...We can guarantee you one thing, you won't regret it! From the people who brought you 'A...live at the Nightingale' and everything Marianna Harlotta's ever done...Lava Elastic

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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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  • Peter Antoniou: ‘Psychic’ Comedian

    If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Fresh off his sell-out international tour, and with sell-out runs in London's West End let 'Psychic' Comedian Peter Antoniou peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe and tickle your funny bone. If you have a question about your past, present, or future, all you need to do is think about it and Peter will have an answer for you... 

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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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  • Aidan Goatley: The Joys of Retail (and How to Survive Them)

    Sure, you could have become an accountant like your grandmother wanted, but you had a dream. A dream that meant you did a media degree. Congratulations, you now work in retail. Aidan Goatley shows the delights and horrors of the retail world, from insane area managers to delightful customers, and how you might escape them.

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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

september, 2017

27sep8:00 pm- 10:00 pmTea and Toast at No. 927th of September, 20:00City:Brighton

30sep6:00 pm- 6:45 pmHighway Love30th of September, 18:00.City:Brighton

30sep9:30 pm- 10:30 pmPeter Antoniou: ‘Psychic’ Comedian30th of September. 21:30City:Dundee