Featured shows

  • Tea & Toast Presents: BlaBla Land

    From the troupe who brought you the fantastically dark and silly 'Tea & Toast at No. 9,' comes 'BlaBla Land,' an improvised musical about the pursuit of dreams and love. All characters, story and 'musical numbers' are created live. Prepared to be as amazed as the people on stage! In Act 2, expect Special Guests and our much-loved MEGA JAM.

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  • And The Rope Still Tugging At Her Feet

    Inspired by the 1984 Kerry Babies scandal. A dark, comic take on a time in Ireland when the most dangerous place to be is "within the mother's womb" Bishop John Cassidy. 'Dark, enthralling, and unremittingly entertaining.' ***** Argus

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  • Not Just the Companion

    Celebrating International Women's Day, Cast Iron returns with a new selection of speeches and scenes - all traditionally male - delivered by some of the most brilliant and exciting female performers in Brighton.

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  • It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

    With a face that shouts "Xmas," but a soul that screams "Hanukkah," Rachel Creeger has always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. A debut solo stand-up comedy show from the writer of 'An Insomniac's Guide to Ambulances' exploring the drive to fit in, with a bit about being a pop star.

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  • Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

    47 years in showbiz. Two unpublished novels. Two TV scripts. One filmed in five languages. Festivals in Japan, Italy, and Hong Kong. Tales of a life well lived with a glass of brandy and live pianist. Probably unsuitable for the under 18s, so kids - lie about your age and get an education!

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  • Cast Iron Shorts: Fake

    Cast Iron Shorts returns, bringing you a selection of short stories read live on stage by local performers. This time, our theme is Fake. Expect a range of stories from up and coming writers using the word ‘Fake’ as their starting point. A powerful night and a celebration of modern prose!

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  • Rings, Wings, and Spindle Whorls

    A unique blend of archaeology and storytelling, inspired by artefacts discovered across the British Isles, from the Iron Age, to World War 2, telling the stories of our ancestors' lives, revealing the secrets and beliefs of the folk who lived here before us. Mary-Ann and Jason reveal the exciting, intriguing, and sometimes ridiculous stories behind finds, famous and forgotten.

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  • Stammering and Creativity

    Sean Parker lived in Istanbul for ten years until 2014, when he presented a TED talk at Istanbul's Kadir Has University titled 'Stammering and Creativity,' one of the most watched internet videos on the subject, which has since been extended into a full-length piece. The talk revolves around acceptance being the key to living with the condition - presented with a dash of glitz and humour, and audience Q&A throughout.

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  • A Beginner's Guide to Electro-Acoustics

    An hour-long exploration of acoustics and audio reproduction systems. Discover what sound waves are and how they are formed, along with a detailed but easy to follow explanation of audio reproduction. Speakers, amplification and extraction of pre-recorded media is covered, and the differences between professional and domestic audio systems are explained.

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  • Mystery at Frankenstein Castle (Family Edition)

    Victor Frankenstein has disappeared from the castle laboratory on the night of the big storm, leaving Igor with the instructions that will bring the Creature to life. But Igor needs your help. All the instructions are in riddles that he can't solve on his own. Your team has 45 minutes before the lightning strikes - help him solve the clues and conduct the necessary experiments to piece together the puzzle. Are you strong enough? Brave enough? Smart enough? The storm is coming...

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  • When Love Goes Wrong

    Valentine's is upon us - a time for wine, roses, good food...and hideous murder. Join us on a virtual tour around the city and hear chilling tale of relationships that ended in a brutal way - poisonings, stabbings, decapitation - love gone badly wrong!

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  • Oliver Meech: Science Secrets Behind Magic

    Discover the HOW behind the WOW as science magician Oliver Meech shows you the surprising science behind magic tricks. A fun-filled, hands-on workshop. Learn the secrets, try the tricks, amaze the world (or at least your friends)!

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  • Dr. Emily's Weird and Wonderful Science Facts

    Did you know that you can block a tickle? That we share 50% of our DNA with a banana? Or that we make better decisions when we need a wee?! Join TV scientist, Dr. Emily Grossman, for this fun and interactive science quiz show, as she explains some of the world's weirdest science facts. Guaranteed to amuse and amaze whether you're 7 or 70.

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  • Mystery at Frankenstein Castle (Adult Edition)

    Victor Frankenstein has disappeared from the castle laboratory on the night of the big storm, leaving Igor with instructions that will bring the Creature to life. But Igor needs your help. All the instructions are in riddles that he can't solve on his own. Your team has 45 minutes before the lightning strikes - help him solve the clues and conduct the necessary experiments to piece together the puzzle. Are you strong enough? Brave enough? Smart enough? The storm is coming...

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  • Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide 2.0

    The sell-out smash returns. Amazing tricks inspired by astounding science. Oliver meddles with forces we barely understand, in a comedy magic show for the QI generation. It's the natural selection! 'My jaw hit the floor' BBC

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  • Cast Iron Playground

    Join Cast Iron for their annual FREE workshop. Meet up and skill swap with actors, writers, and directors. Perhaps you're a writer who has some script fragments you'd like to test out? Maybe you're an actor looking to keep your performance muscles toned? Or you're a director looking to try new techniques? This is your chance to get you and your work seen!

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  • Cast Iron Podcast: Live!

    Join Cast Iron's Andrew Allen and Michelle Donkin for this must-see chat show with the unique artists and indie businesses of Brighton! Click through below or check our website and social media for guest announcements!

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  • Smeuse Winter Magazine Launch

    The launch of Smeuse Poetry's winter edition, hosted by Beth Somerford, with readings from contributors and special guests, an open mic slot, and a Q&A session. Smeuse Poetry is a Sussex-based poetry magazine from a small independent press, and champions small and strange poems, and other artefacts.

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  • 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae

    Andy Paterson's fringe smash play has gathered a cult following since its first sell-out run in 2014. Willie MacRae – anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician and successful lawyer. His death prompted speculation that he was murdered by the state. MacRae was found dying in his car on a Highlands road in 1985 with a single gunshot wound to the head, apparently fired from his own gun. Was he under surveillance the day he died and was he killed to protect government interests? Now in its third year of touring, this is a moving and thought-provoking play, offering a reminder of dark political times that resonates today.

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  • The Principle of Uncertainty

    Dr Laura Bailey knows how to explain to everyone counter-intuitive double slits experiments or the paradox of a cat in a box, being dead and alive at the same time. She believes the equations that tell her unequivocally of the existence of a myriad of different universes, but when faced with a crucial event, science falls short of showing her a way out. Written by a PhD in quantum mechanics, The Principle of Uncertainty blends some of the more advanced ideas of physics with a powerful emotional punch that will leave the audience reeling.

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  • Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver

    Jamie MacDonald Designated Driver. Foot to the floor comedy courtesy of that funny blind guy. Irreverent, hilarious stories from the Glaswegian you don’t want driving you home. The master story teller has uncovered conspiracy’s about humiliating Products for the blind plus he’s disproportionately jealous of smug lab mice with 20/20 vision. It’s topical humour with a disabled slant. Charming, disarming eye opening comedy.

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  • Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other

    They haven't got enough material for their own solo shows and nobody else will work with them so Christian Talbot and Rosie Holt will be performing stand-up, sketches and music while barely concealing their mutual contempt for each other. Thrown together through financial necessity and a lack of material, can they stay civil to each other for an hour? Let's find out.

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  • Griffin and Jones: Homemade Miracles

    Griffin and Jones are the Pioneers of Slapdash Magic! These guys have become famous for their fast banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy, and show-stopping wizardry. Expect illusions, death-defying stunts and magical life hacks, all from the jumbled, confused minds of your favourite professional idiots. Whether trying to flog you their own brand of snake-oil, or coerce you into playing one of their ridiculous games, these guys will not only leave you asking how they did it, but also why…

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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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  • GOAT Comedy Season 3: The Jungle

    After selling out every show in Season 1 & 2, GOAT Comedy is back. GOAT Comedy Season 3: The Jungle is an immersive comedy night set in the middle of the jungle, featuring guest stand-ups, regular ‘GOAT Comedy: The Jungle’ 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

january, 2018

27jan7:00 pm- 9:00 pmSmeuse Winter Magazine Launch27th of January, 19:00City:Brighton

27jan9:30 pm- 10:30 pmLaughter is the Best Placebo27th of January. 21:30City:Dundee

28jan7:00 pm- 9:00 pmIronclad ImprovEvery SundayCity:Brighton