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Brighton Year-Round 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Some actors give transcendent performances up there with London’s finest. Out in the slant air this will now prove magical.

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.

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.

Blithe Spirit

The final moments stamp an interesting if curious revival.

Di and Viv and Rose

A first-rate revival of this heartwarming play, surprising you with grief, and joy

Dirty Dancing

There’s a fitting heart-warming climax to a dream of production. And a surprise to those who think they know the film.


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

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

You don’t need persuading, do you?

Groan Ups

Just wait for the second act.


An intermittently superb musical


Sometimes the dark is light enough. Meanwhile enjoy an exceptional cast and talent you’ll long to see again in something finer.

Jeeves and Wooster Perfect Nonsense

A professional-standard production, and magnificent start to the 2020s.

Julius Caesar

A fleet powerful Julius Caesar, with some outstanding performances

Looking Good Dead

A first-rate production. If you enjoy thrillers, you must see this.

Miss Julie

The end is like life-blood draining away. It’s what Strindberg meant. See it.

More Grimm Tales

A rollicking production with razored timing, musical cues and ad-libs worked in to half-second slots. A must-see.


Then it was DDT. Now it’s personal.

Our Little Surprise

An attractive, gentle meditation on family, with spectral undertones.

Richard II

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

Rocky Horror Show

Absolutely worth seeing however many times you have already


Outstanding, the finest West End musical for years


There’s a grain in this play promising the transcendent.

The 39 Steps

A recalibrated masterpiece and another outstanding production from BLT.

The Cat and the Canary

If you’re a Classic Thriller Theatre Company fan, don’t hesitate. Though we can be grateful to Bill Kenwright for trying out these creaky creepies, a serious bit of thought ought to go in to just what genres they are first.

The Chalk Garden

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

The Dresser

If you’ve not seen The Dresser, you shouldn’t pass up this production.

The Merchant of Venice

This production needs a run. It’s potentially a great interpretation.

The Midnight Bell

An outstanding ballet by any standards. One that like its inspiration Patrick Hamilton will last.

The Play That Goes Wrong

A play about amateurs no amateur company should even dare contemplate. There’s genius in the timing of all this. Outstanding.

The Tempest

Café Voltaire in ruffs invokes a magical Tempest.

The Twits

A summer must-see to charge you up for the autumn, and taking on the real twits ahead.

The Winter’s Tale

A production showing the company’s unique slant on Shakespeare

The Woman in Black

As fine a touring production as you’re likely to see

Twelfth Night

A revelatory, energised Twelfth Night.