Featured shows

  • Three Ribbons - Two Sisters

    Two half-true tales of ritual, redemption, revenge and rebirth, weaving together storytelling, table-top and shadow puppetry and ageless magic, in an evening of puppetry and dark folk stories for adults.

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  • Live Feed

    Two weeks ago the dead came back to walk among the living. Holed up at home, Jonah records a final video message before the inevitable happens, in the hope there will be someone left to see it...

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  • Cast Iron Halloween Dukeanory – The Box

    Dare you open THE BOX? Join the macabre storytellers of Cast Iron Theatre as they lift the lid of this sinister collection of stories to celebrate Halloween. In the (dis)honourable tradition of old Amicus and Hammer horror movies, all the terrifying tales have one thing in common: a box that must never be opened...

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  • Dr Bleak and His Musical Medium

    Dr. Bleak presents his most unusual Musical Medium! Contrary to populist belief, the Veil between the Spirit World and our own can be penetrated by those of Particular Talents. Marvel as this Diaphanous Diviner relays tales from Beyond and unravels the Secrets of the Universe! This is no Parlour Trick! Dr. Bleak and his Euphonious Clairvoyant are the Real Deal!

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  • Spooky Sussex

    As part of the inaugural Brighton Horrorfest, we will delve into the supernatural history of Sussex , travelling around the county to discover its myths , legends and ghosts.

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  • Music is the Answer

    Be part of an intimate party with one goal – fantastic quality house music with fair entry fees and bar prices. You’ll hear flavors of deep progressive, tech and uplifting house expertly blended by experienced DJ’s with more than 15 years in the game with the simple philosophy of making you smile, dance and want more.

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  • Covered & Exposed

    The works by Ben Bird, Paul Sebastian Smith and Tom Warland focus on the violence and mortality hidden within the landscape.

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  • Wine, Women and Richard Burton

    Internationally renowned comedian, Ted Hockin, sings a compendium of songs about wine and women whilst being haunted by the ghost of Welsh actor, Richard Burton. Hear classic songs like, ’I’m sorry to inform you she’s a cow,’ win a bottle of booze in the prize draw and marvel at Richard Burton’s debut performance since his untimely death in 1984.

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  • Stagecraft for Comedians

    Stagecraft for Comedians is a performance enhancing workshop specially tailored for comedians. Things to find- your light, your sound, your attitude. Things to lose- your nerves. Things to do- to enjoy, ennunciate & own the room. It’s really that simple.

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  • Cast Iron VIII

    Welcome back to Cast Iron Theatre with six brand new short plays from Brighton's brightest playwrights! We've been described as 'the shining jewel...beautifully written, sharply played,' and we boast writing that is 'vibrant with big ideas.'

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  • Year Without Summer

    May 1816. The world is locked in winter. Claire Clairmont invites lover Byron to Lake Geneva with her stepsister Mary Godwin and Percy Shelley. Passions run high. Ghost stories are shared. History forgets Claire, but if not for her, Mary might never have conceived of her defining work.

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  • Horror at Frankenstein Castle - Adult Edition

    Victor Frankenstein has disappeared from the castle laboratory on the night of the big storm. You have one hour before the lighning strikes to bring the Creature to life - solve the riddles to help Igor with his mission! But is everything as it seems..?

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  • A Night at 64 Emptiness Lane

    Peter is a lonely socially awkward dysfunctional mess, looking for love, and tonight he has a date with Kate. Is his luck about to change? Has he found the one, or does the voice in his head have other plans?

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  • High Vis

    Fresh from his Argus Angel-winning turn as Hamlet’s uncle in Something Rotten (“superb” – The Stage), Robert Cohen resurrects this darkly comic depiction of a traffic warden besieged by an airgun-wielding stalker.

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  • Brighton After Dark - The Indoor Murder Tour

    You are all cordially invited to a pictorial alternative history of Brighton, with a full (severed) tongue in cheek commentary to take you on a virtual tour of Brighton’s streets, where you will learn about the notorious murderers, callous thieves, wily forgers, and PPI insurance salesmen that earned Brighton the title of ‘Queen of the Slaughtering Places' in the 1900's

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  • When the Stars Are Right

    A light-hearted game of cults and creeds, for teams of five players. The hour is nearly nigh! Bring about the rise of your dark ruinous powers while keeping those of your rivals bound. (Free biscuits and squash.) (Please bring your own hood.)

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  • Nosferatu's Shadow

    Who was Max Schreck? The man behind the most iconic movie monster. A man who played 800 roles. A mystic and nature lover. How did he endure the rise of Hitler? Learn as Max emerges from Nosferatu’s Shadow.

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  • Talking To The Dead

    Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Using techniques from Victorian seance rooms, you are invited you to join them in an unforgettable journey into the unknown. Will you face your fears and join them as they peer into the Great Beyond and ask the question - Is anybody there? Sceptics and believers welcome.

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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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september, 2016

30sep8:00 pm- 10:30 pmCast Iron VIII30th of September and 1st of October, 20:00City:Brighton