Brighton Spiegeltent: Our picks

Brighton Spiegeltent is back throughout May and demanding sunny days (like the rest of us). With its legendary Spiegeltent and Bosco performances spaces along with bars, cinema, eateries and much more, it is once again a festival in itself with variety at its heart.

You can browse the programme and book tickets here.

For theatre lovers…

Bloody Medea!!! is physical theatre-comedy. “Passionately performed for all those who have been shut up, shut down or shut out, Bloody Medea!! is a tour-de-force physical comedy for anyone who refuses to go down without a fight… or at least a laugh.”

For some solo character Theatre, book for Neil Frost: The Door. “Inspired by a collection of old photos taken in front of his Nan’s kitchen door, Neil Frost’s hilarious theatre show brings long lost characters to life, as he reanimates his childhood costumes and unravels the past.”

For some virtuosic clown (according to our reviewer), Paulina Lenoir (Fool’s Moon): Puella Eterna invites us to an hour-long quest for the meaning of existence. Part of Brighton Spiegeltent’s Weekend of Weird, this is a show about “Life, in all its stages.” Paulina Lenoir Guajardo “is a Swiss-Mexican clown, theatre-maker and designer based in London. She is the founder, artistic director and host of seasonal cabaret night Fool’s Moon, with a current residency at Soho Theatre.”

For family friendly shows…

For a comedic, family-friendly take on Shakespeare, A Kidsummer Night’s Dream is “devised with an audience of 5-11yr olds in mind but may be enjoyed by anyone who would enjoy a less serious approach to a Shakespeare classic”. Apparently the show “has all the comedy and confusion of the original play but is considerably shorter (about 50 minutes) with more audience interaction, songs, water pistols and none of the long boring speeches.”

We are adding more picks by the hour!