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Brighton Year-Round 2022

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

An exciting sense of being at the cusp of a new generation. There’s no knowing where this Dream might end.

An Hour and a Half Late

Don’t miss this authentic, touching, devastatingly comic anatomy of a marriage as soufflé, supremely served by Rhys-Jones and Dee.

An Inspector Calls

Still an outstanding production we might take for granted, Stephen Daldry has overhauled it, and crafted new touches of comedy and music-hall exaggeration.

Anne Boleyn

If it’s drama you’re after in Brighton Fringe, this is one of the two or three essential stops. Thrilling, authoritative, with Greene the jewel in a sparkling ensemble.


A superb revival of Bartlett’s warmest, most ground-breaking, perhaps most enduring play so far.

Dark Sublime

Sublime acting, light-filled production. Do see this quirky, off-beat play given its finest outing so far.

David Copperfield

A paean to live theatre; soaring seasonal spirit, struck with tenderness, joy, sorrow, plangent affirmation.

Death and the Maiden

Groundbreaking. Do see this.


Robert Hamilton’s novel stage version of Dracula should be published and used widely


Destined as one of the toughest OFS undertakings, it comes through with a blaze


Assured, idiomatic performances. And Martin McDonagh’s distinction resonates in a manner peculiar to him alone.

Julius Caesar

Be careful what you wish for ...

Lost in the Willows

As a definitive staged version of Kenneth Grahame’s life, it will certainly hold the stage in its subsequent tour.

Noises Off

An outstanding must-see, even for those who might have seen Noises Off more than once before.


Kelly Hunter’s team have wrought a miracle of flight, realised by an outstanding cast who here at least, make us rank Pericles with Shakespeare’s other late Romances.

Sheila’s Island

It’s a play you wish well

Short Plays 2022 New Venture Theatre, Brighton

Absorbing and a small feast of theme, acting and writing style.

Stones in His Pockets

What better way to spend two hours in the city?

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Most of all it’s exotic, if second-best.

The Da Vinci Code

Actually improves on Brown with theatrical humour and bold gestures; with a set that tells the story almost as much as the strong cast.

The Doctor

A triumph for all concerned. Juliet Stevenson even gains in stature. Robert Icke’s revival could hardly go better than this.

The Homecoming

Simply put: go see this if you’ve any feeling for postwar drama. It’s theatre on the rack and do we need it!

The Mousetrap

Latterly a keenly-judged, neatly-rendered romp of a classic.

The Osmonds: A New Musical

If you’re into musicals, it’s a must-see

The Revlon Girl

The Revlon Girl is a masterpiece of displacement as ritual. Tess Gill’s directed many fine shows for BLT, but she’s never bettered this.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice sings out of damage into heartbreak and redemption. Those who don’t know the play or its outcome should see this, even those who have.

The York Realist

It’s sold out: put your name on the waiting list and queue in the rain.

Unsanctioned/Measure 2 Measure

You must see this intriguing, ingenious and superbly acted double bill.