Review: Moral Panic

A film censor navigates turbulent times in his work and at home - a comic one-hander with some horror thrown in.

Review: Hangmen

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

Review: Blithe Spirit

The final moments stamp an interesting if curious revival.

Review: Absent Friends

If you can book, beg or otherwise snaffle a ticket, you won’t find a more satisfying production anywhere in Brighton this month. Outstanding.

Review: The Chalk Garden

Not quite the last drawing-room comedy. But the Janus-faced prophesy of plays that took thirty years to catch up.

Review: Mozzzi

Then it was DDT. Now it’s personal.

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Outdoors, this has grown prodigously. Some actors give transcendent performances up there with London’s finest. Out in the slant air this proves magical.

Review: The Tempest

Café Voltaire in ruffs invokes a magical Tempest.

A fascinatingly delivered riff on one woman’s journey for recognition and soul which includes a brush from a smear test.

Review: Shook

An exceptional performance of an exceptional play

Review: For All the Love You Lost

A fascinating portrait of the anxiety of youth, the loss of somebody close and that endings are not always assured, even in a theatre.

Review: Madhouse

A fascinating drama around students stuck in one house that is, indeed, a bit mad.

Review: Rosetti’s Women

A lovely, dramatic presentation that covers the racy relationships, from the perspectives of three of his women, of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Review: Rituel

A fascinating performance where the machismo of life is beautifully sent off into the clouds.

Review: Richard II

One of OFS’s strongest productions, it’s also a return to roots.

Review: Femme Ta Bouche

A melodramatic revelation and epic journey of self-discovery that is prescient and worthy of a pedestal upon which to put itself.

Review: Plasters

Two actors in a relationship, both on and offstage, struggle to find meaning for themselves.

Review: Myra’s Story

One woman, many characters, several tragedies told with the earnestness of truth and the triumph of theatre.

Review: Misfits

An important play, tackling the deadly serious with laughter that all too easily could lead to stark tragedy.

Review: Dracula

You should see this with some fine acting and a storyline making more sense of Dracula than Stoker does himself.

Review: The Mother Load

Three women, three pregnancies, three experiences, much laughter and revelation in a funny and engaging audio performance.

Review: The Macbeths

A scintillating film of claustrophobic terror in the company of the most infamous fictional duo on the stage.

Review: Rebel Boob

Based on interviews with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Review: Between Two Waves

A play about the Climate Crisis, family, photography and being screwed by insurance.

Review: Angela

A tender, beautifully pitched exploration of the individuality of a life, despite what illness may eventually steal.

Review: Typical

How British society stereotypes Black masculinity.

Review: Adam

An astonishing performance of a personal journey that whispers in anger leads you to positives humanity throughout.

Review: We are the lions Mr. Manager

A great revisiting of the 70’s in an agit prop retelling two hander, of a time past but a prejudice still present

Review: The Water Cooler

A unique take on the problems of today which does manage to bring new perspective to the issue we face regarding race and mental wellbeing.

Review: Walk of Shame

A slow burning expose of the shame we should feel at how we treat those who exercise the liberty we expect them to have

Review: Lament for Sheku Bayou

An astonishing story lamented and told in an extraordinary fashion that resonates and poetically demands change.

Review: Strange Rocks

A wholly theatrical exploration of what finding a body on a shore might contemplatively lead you to consider.

Review: User Not Found

A fascinating online exploration of what might happen when someone dies and leaves someone else in charge of their digital footprint.

Review: At the Ghostlight

Two theatrical legends talk plague and contagion and not being on a stage

Review: Groomed

A scorching autobiographical tale of abuse that manages to tell us the story of the abused as well as introduce us to the teacher responsible.

Review: Contractions

A fascinating take on a fast paced modern play that truly picks apart the commercialization of our employee status.

Review: Maim

A hymnotic theatrical panic for the land, which exposes us to the language and the lyrical beauty of our own country.

Review: Daddy Drag

Proof that whilst you cannot fit a person into a show, you can truly theatrically lift a lid on his behaviour, the effect he leaves behind and the void that others cannot fill

Review: The Good Dad (A Love Story)

Intricate, fiercely intelligent, this play packs far more force than some twice its length. Sarah Lawrie’s intensity is magnificent.

Review: Adrift

A powerful reminder that life really is a beautiful mystery in a theatrically impressive story of a young woman who has battled the demons of negative mental health

Review: Cherry Soup

True, and not so true, tales of the South Downs.

Review: Such Filthy F*cks

A richly explored two hander about the taboo of one handed hobbies.

Review: MUSE

A beautiful and intriguing piece giving visibility to Dora Maar and other great women

Review: CAMP

From conception to execution this is pure brilliance!

Review: Myra

Uncomfortable confrontation with a murderess.

Review: My Mum’s a Twat

A one woman show, using her teenage voice to tell the story of being rejected by her Mum who chose a powerful cult over her family.

Review: I’ll take you to Mrs Cole

A wonderful family show, adapted from the book of the same name, and I guarantee you will be singing the theme song under your breath for days.

Review: Swim

A dreamy piece of theatre combining storytelling, live music and visuals exploring grief, swimming and friendship.

Review: Goddess

A fun comedy solo show telling the true story of the performer’s previous job as a receptionist at a Tantric Massage parlour, and how she got there.

Review: I Run

A vivid solo performance of a man running furious, powerful and heartbroken into the grief of his dead daughter.

Review: Sary

Sary is a two handed based loosely on the tale of Sary Weaver from around the 1800s. This original writing from Sam Chittenden takes inspiration from this tale, uses the evocative and visually rich dialects of Sussex at this time.

Review: Jake

An exceptional, multilayered piece that will keep you on the edge of your seat - if not on your toes!

Review: Little Rabbit

Susan's trapped in her house by rising flood water. But she's not allowed to leave the house or even be seen......

Review: With Child

Claire Pointing expertly performs 6 talking heads characters who are all visibly pregnant; but only one refers to their pregnancy and impending motherhood.

Review: Catching Comets

This was a solo performance telling a story about love, about fear, about the protections that we build up around ourselves that isolate us more than they serve.

Review: Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

Timandra Harkness is an intelligent and interesting performer, calmly steering us through a show exploring the concept of risk taking, that didn't need to work hard to keep our attention.

Review: Parakeet

A new play about finding your flock in a world that doesn't seem to care

Review: Beep Boop

A one man mime and physical comedy theatre show with a live digital soundscape, exploring society’s uneasy obsession with online life and the curious delusional pull away from an actually lonely reality.

Review: Angel

A modern interpretation of Bacchae, an interesting concept with a lot of potential

Review: White Girls

An innovative and original insight into volunteering in the jungle of Calais and how naivete turns through experience into knowledge; a journey we all benefit from.

Review: My Life Closed Twice

Joe 'meets' the girl in the Red Hoodie, who helps him learn to live with the cacophony of voices in his head.

Review: 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

An impressive and dramatic look back at four young men who left Prestonpans and went to fight in the 1930’s conflict which is usually filled with mystique and mythology

Review: Sullied

“A brave, empowering and explosive blend of dance and spoken word…”

Review: Cuckoo

A fascinating examination of the South Korean financial crisis with video, a solo performer and not one but three cuckoos.