Wed 22 Sep, 8pm
For a taste of new work mentored by Brighton Dome & Festival, come to our Scratch Night - a unique chance to see theatre performed in front of an audience for the first time. Have your say and be part of the work’s development by giving the actors your feedback after the show.
Rachel Blackman – That In You I Might Have Ceased
Andrea loves her daughter, her husband Nathan and her favourite play. Nathan loves his sustainable water for Africa project, his Eco kitchen extension and his wife Andrea. That In You I Might Have Ceased is the third in a trilogy of solo works around the theme of the struggle to love by performer Rachel Blackman (pictured). Created by Rachel Blackman for Stillpoint, co-developed with the Nightingale Theatre.
Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon - Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks
At 4pm every Saturday from 1976 to 1988, tens of millions of Britons were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men pretend to fight each other. This is their story. Featuring fellow Foundry Group members Ross Gurney-Randall and David Mounfield.
David Mounfield & Ross Gurney-Randall – Benny Hill, Close
After over 35 years as a TV comedy star, Benny Hill has just been axed from ITV. Drinking with his producer in his exclusive but spartan batchelor flat, he looks back at a career that led him from a background of poverty and crippling shyness to be the most popular comic in the world, only to be shunned by an industry he helped invent and by the women he most adored. Will the fastest milkman in the west ever ride again?
Told by an Idiot – And the Horse You Rode In On
A rather well-known rabbit attempts to stop an alien blowing up the earth. In a Berlin cafe a professor pleads with her student not to commit an atrocious act. And in an infamous London department store, the weirdest ever episode of Are you Being Served? is about to begin. Join Told by an Idiot for this work in progress for their new show. Looking at extreme acts, the lengths people will go to for what they believe in and often how powerless we are stop them, And The Horse You Rode In On promises to be a sinister comedy of ineptitude.
A Prodigal Theatre collaboration with Andrew G Marshall – Caruso and the Monkey House Trial
When legendary tenor Enrico Caruso was accused of pinching women’s bottoms in the Monkey House at Central Park Zoo in 1906, it was never going to be a ordinary trial. Ignacio Jarquin recreates the famous tenor in the first celebrity trial of the modern era with live singing from Puccini and other works made famous by Caruso. In this one man show the audience is the jury and must balance stories of police entrapment against Caruso’s reputation as a notorious womaniser. Who is telling the truth? You decide.
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Photo: Rachel Blackman by Toby Amies