Brighton Festival 2015

Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Dateline: 12th April, 2015

The Festival's theatre highlights

Come the second day of May, Brighton will explode with the celebration of the arts that is the annual Brighton Festival.

The largest multi–arts festival in England is this year curated by guest director Ali Smith, winner of the Costa Novel award and Goldsmiths Prize, whose chosen themes are Art and Nature, the Crossing Places between art forms and Taking Liberty.

The three-week Festival sees national and international artists across—and crossing—many genres; amongst the 150 events there are 42 exclusives, premières and commissions.

Reading through the press releases that initially came dripping and then gushing into my inbox, some words kept recurring: multi–media, physical theatre, poetry and puppets.

Picking out half a dozen words, however often they return, doesn't express the breadth of what is on offer at Brighton. There are solo shows, children's shows, improvisation, circus skills, works in progress, wedding cake and, in case you are missing the Hibernian feel being so far south, there is at least one man in a kilt.

Amongst the Festival's theatre highlights are: