Featured shows

  • Under the Pyramids

    HP Lovecraft's short story, Under the Pyramids (aka Imprisoned with the Pharaohs), tells the tale of Harry Houdini becoming trapped in an Ancient Egyptian tomb, and the horrors he experiences during this traumatic event. A short work-in-progress piece combining elements of live performance and escape rooms with VR and digital technology. Arrive early for your show and join us for a few minutes while you wait!

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  • Unquiet Slumbers: The Haunting of Emily Brontë (Work in Progress)

    'Haunt me then. Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad.' A psychological thriller in which Cathy Earnshaw meets her maker Emily Brontë. Based on Wuthering Heights and Emily's own story. It is a moor-bound exploration of identity, sexuality, and our obsession with death, ghosts, and romantic heroes. By award-winning playwright Sam Chittenden.

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  • The Signalman

    A signalman is haunted by a mysterious figure standing at the mouth of a train tunnel. He's sure it's a warning - but what is it warning against? The Signalman is a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' final completed work, written after the writer himself had survived a train crash.

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  • The Saga of Hervor and Heidrek

    Walk in a world of heroes, gods, and vengeful magic. Hervor and Heidrek, mother and son, strive to carve a place in life; but their family bears a tragic curse, and fame has a terrible price...Storytellers Rachel and Jon weave this haunting and bloodthirsty Norse saga of warrior-women, ghosts, and the fates of kings.

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  • The Other Realm Lectures: Veneration and Execution

    Lecture iv: Veneration and Execution - a brief history and exploration of the two extremes of man's regard to his fellows; veneration and execution. Why are some given sainthood while others are ruthlessly and brutally executed?

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  • The Other Realm Lectures: Canewedon & Other Mysterious Places

    Lecture iii: Canewedon & Other Mysterious Places - an exploration of some of Britain's most mysterious locations. Canewedon, with it's long history of witchcraft; Borley Rectory, reputed to be the most haunted house in Britain; and the fateful Goodwin Sands are just some of the subjects that will be covered.

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  • The Other 1% Live

    Stories with Attitude. The Other 1% brings cutting-edge story-telling directly to your ears, wherever you happen to be. Smart, edgy, contemporary fiction, that defies convention. Breath-taking, powerful, epic: sometimes surprising; sometimes frightening; always challenging…

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  • The Evil in You

    We all have some evil in us: there is a Mr. Hyde to our Dr. Jekyll, a yin to our yang, a fig roll to our jaffa cake. Embrace your dark side and come to our evil lair for an hour of horror comedy you will never forget.

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  • The Curtain Twitcher Cometh

    Between the ceiling and the skirting board there lies a truth so terrible it straightens pubes and blinds the fly on the wall. These are our neighbours. Murderers, monsters, bloodthirsty bigots, and preening perverts - resident evils of Fright Wig's broken Britain, and they're dying to meet you! 'The stuff of which cults are made' (Chortle)

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  • The Boo-tique Cinema

    A collection of horror shorts from upcoming local and national film-makers. Watch the films, meet the makers, go to the bar, have a nice cold pint and wait for all this to blow over.

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  • Talking to the Dead: A Séance

    Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Face your fears, and join them as they use techniques from Victorian séance rooms to peer into the Great Beyond, and ask the question 'is anybody there?' Sceptics and believers welcome. Sold out Brighton Fringe 2016-19, Edinburgh Fringe 2018, and Brighton HorrorFest 2017-19.

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  • Suicide Notes

    Sam and Ali have been tasked with clearing out the house of their friendly elderly neighbour after his death, but what secrets was he hiding? And what really happened to his wife all those years ago? This psychological thriller will have you second-guessing throughout, as the mysterious circumstances surrounding Ellen's death are unravelled.

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  • Stories From The DarkSide

    Spine-chilling stories of ghosts, murder, and mystery mixed with dark magic by award-winning magician, Tracy Wise. Immerse yourself in the DarkSide and discover what hides in the shadows. Not for those of a nervous disposition. Join us, if you dare. After all, they're only stories... and they come to an end eventually - don't they?

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  • Sary

    "They call me witch. A teeth-gnasher. A shape-shifter. When they say I turn into a hare, it means I am too quick for 'em!" Based on a Sussex legend, this feminist folk-horror explores female sexuality, ageing, and loss as alchemy. By award-winning playwright, Sam Chittenden. 'pick of the Fringe.' Fringe Guru *****

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  • Quintessence

    Humanity's extinction leaves behind an AI being programmed to recreate the human race when the time is right, with the complete works of Shakespeare as a guide to the human spirit. Humanity must thrive...but at what cost? Winner - Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award (Brighton Fringe 2019)

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  • Professor Nordstrom's Compendium of Terror

    Join Professor Nordstrom (the world's foremost authority of murder, deception, and European cheeses) as he opens the door to his asylum and welcomes several guests to share stories that will chill you to your very core!

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  • Professor Elemental's Tales of Wrong

    Professor Elemental has a tale to tell. And it's not very nice at all. Creeping out of the depths of the attic, Brighton's own Steampunk Professor invites you to the launch of his brand new book of comedy horror stories. There will be songs, surprises, stand-up, and storytelling, as he unleashes some of his weirdest tales, performs strange songs, and chats about the difficulty of using horror as an escape in a world that is more than horrible enough already. Accompanied by art from Kim Parkhurst, let the Professor take you to the dark corners of his ridiculous mind. Copies of the book will be available exclusively afterwards.

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  • Make Yourself a Monster!

    Do you have what it takes to be the most ghastly ghost, the weirdest werewolf, or the zaniest zombie? Then this is the event for you! Dr. Frances Tyne can't wait to help you make yourself into the biggest and best monsters in this physical theatre workshop full of games and fearsome fun to get you in the spookiest of moods this Hallowe'en! Adults come with their kids for free!

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  • Made-Up Mayhem: Silly Spooks and Ghastly Goings-On!

    The spooky improvised story-telling show where the kids are in charge of the thrills! Watch your imagination creep and crawl to life, and tell your grown-ups what to do!

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  • Let's Summon Demons

    Is it wise to ask the questions you always wanted to ask? Let's Summon Demons is a semi-immersive folk horror play in the round. It examines our attitudes to ritual, to revenge, and to the uprising of female power. Can community lead to mob mentality? What are ghosts and demons and do they come from below or from within? If you stare into the abyss, can you come back? Join our coven for one night to encounter comedy, folk horror, and - perhaps - some demons.

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  • Jekyll & Hyde: A One-Woman Show (Work in Progress)

    "You must suffer me to go my own dark way..." Stevenson's classic science-horror is reborn, with award-winning performer Heather-Rose Andrews taking on the titular roles. Class, terror, and hypocrisy collide in Victorian London, as the lure of the sensuous and murderous takes its toll on all around Jekyll & Hyde.

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  • Jack the Ripper: Facts, No Fiction

    London, 1888. Jack the Ripper is killing Whitechapel prostitutes. 130 years later, all most people know about the serial killer are myths and theories. Philip Hutchinson is an author, guide, and lecturer on The Ripper Murders and regarded as a world authority on the case. He'll tell you just the facts, with some added unexpected laughs. **** (Broadway Baby)

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  • Foo Foo Fighters: Nightmare on Middle Street

    Following the successful sell-out run of shows for last year's HorrorFest, the Foo Foo Fighters return with a new ass-ortment of tit-ilating tales of horror; told through the salacious medium of burlesque! A macabre and seductive alternative cabaret show based around some of your favourite horror characters! Brand new material! Brand new guest acts! Brand new show! Get tickets early, as they will go fast!

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  • Dr. Frankenbubble's Spoopy Soup Cabaret

    A mad scientist's work is never done, but with a helping (disembodied) hand or two, can Dr. Frankenbubble create the perfect concoction to bring her newest creation to life? Filled with spooks, silliness, and comedic horror, join us for a storytelling adventure including a variety of cabaret acts. Contains bubbles, burlesque, magic, and more!

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  • Clown

    In a world where clowns were born to scare, one (accidentally) discovers what it means to make someone laugh. Previously vessels for comedy, tragedy, and social commentary; horror has turned red noses into jump scares and Hallowe'en costumes. Clown is here to take them back.

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  • The Fannytasticals: Multiple Tourgasm

    This in-your-face (fully clothed) full-frontal show tackles subjects every woman thinks about, but which often remains unsaid - with the most hilarious results. Hold on to your pelvic floor and prepare for an evening without inhibition! 'Completely unmissable' ***** (The 730 Review)

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  • Choose Your Own Nightmare

    You want zombies or ghosts? You got it. You want serial killers or devil worshippers? You got it. You want invasion of the killer bananas? You got it. This is comedy horror on demand as the experienced Sprout team create a whole improvised horror play based on audience suggestions.

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  • Call of Cthulhu: A Cold Case

    Dark dream, voodoo cults, and undying gods from the forgotten deeps! Lovecraft's classic gothic horror tale is brought to life through performance storytelling as a cold case investigation, narrated by the unfortunate nephew of a recently and mysteriously deceased Professor of Archaeology, and resulting in the narrator's sinister predictions of his own doom...and that of mankind.

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  • Ava Beaux: Mysterious Tales of Poe

    Enter the macabre minds of Beaux and Poe. Follow Ava into a web of Gothic tales brought to life through magic, dark humour, and thrillingly captivating storytelling. With Beaux's quirky, slick, and enchanting magic, and mischievously creepy humour, you'll become immersed into a world where nothing is impossible.

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  • Anthology

    Three hauntings, from the past, future, and present. Three ghosts in the machine. Three uncanny stories, from the creators of UNBURIED, APRIL, and BADD. An evening to remember. Created by Hermetic Arts.

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  • Stories of the Vikings: Creation, Destruction, Magic (and an awful lot of giants along the way)

    Traditional Viking legends and myths told live for modern audiences, by extraordinary storyteller, Jason Buck. Thor, Loki, Freya, Odin, and all the other gods battling, loving, enchanting, and changing the fate of the worlds. Legends that were handed down by word of mouth, the same stories that the Vikings themselves would have listened to around the fireside, before bed, and before battle.

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  • Lava Elastic

    The amazing night of neuro-diverse cabaret and comedy returns for 2019! 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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What’s on

october, 2019

11oct7:30 pm- 10:00 pmLava Elastic11th of October, 15th of November, 13th of December. 19:30City:Brighton

16oct8:00 pm- 9:00 pmThe Other 1% Live16th of October, 20:00City:Brighton

17oct7:45 pm- 8:45 pmLet's Summon Demons17th - 18th of October, 19:45City:Brighton

17oct7:45 pm- 8:45 pmThe Boo-tique Cinema17th & 24th of October, 19:45City:Brighton

17oct8:00 pm- 9:45 pmThe Saga of Hervor and Heidrek17th of October, 20:00City:Brighton

17oct9:45 pm- 10:45 pmFoo Foo Fighters: Nightmare on Middle Street17th - 19th of October, 21:45City:Brighton

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