Reviews

PUNCHLINE BY ANDREW KAY

- 13 April 2024

We’ve sometimes seen plays around comedians about to go on; but one who’s called on...

BPO – Sea Songs – Ragnhild Hemsing (Hardanger fiddle), Joanna MacGregor (piano), Adam Hickox (conductor)

- 8 April 2024

Sea Songs but no singing? – never mind, this delightful concert had a distinctly marine...

RAPUNZEL

- 4 April 2024

It’s official, Panto is no longer just for Christmas. Rapunzel, the tangled hairy tale has...

Brighton16

Lamenti & Weh: an Easter Celebration – Brighton16, Matt Jelf (Artistic Director)

- 27 March 2024

The programme title implies a contrast of suffering and resurrection. Sadly, this concert included no...

MACBETH

- 27 March 2024

Taking my seat for Shakespeare often fills me with a sense of dread. Whilst I...

CLUEDO 2

- 20 March 2024

What a baptism of fire for a former soap star and Strictly Come Dancing winner,...

SISTER ACT

- 12 March 2024

I’m a sucker for anything with nuns in it, The Sound Of Music, Black Narcissus…...

BPO – Mighty River: Celebrating Women – Ayanna Witter-Johnson (guest performer), Joanna MacGregor (conductor)

- 9 March 2024

This was another of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s risky concerts, so different was the mix...

DROP THE DEAD DONKEY: THE REAWAKENING!

- 6 March 2024

Much like the witches in Macbeth, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin seem to have had...

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

- 28 February 2024

Where others fail, this skilful masterpiece of modern theatre continues to chill and to thrill....

Alistair McGowan

BPO – The Soldier’s Tale – Alistair McGowan (the Devil), Sian Edwards (conductor)

- 27 February 2024

This fabulous concert was more Brighton Philharmonic Jazz-bands than Orchestra as the ensemble on stage...

SLEEPING BEAUTY

- 21 February 2024

There is something magical about seeing a very traditional production of one of the classic...