Theatre round-up part 3

  • Next Generation Youth Theatre makes its Brighton début with The Butterfly Catcher. Based in the company’s home town of Luton, this is a play with music that tells a high school love story.
  • Festival within a festival Mini Festival Of Foolish Shows is a group of taboo–busting solo and collaborative performances including Women Who Wank, Be Someone, and Dress Me Up Dress Me Down (there are also two shows for children).
  • The Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim is a rock opera featuring a 5-piece rock and roll band and an 8-strong all-female choir. The show's writer, performance poet and singer-songwriter James Mannion, stars as a man forced to review his life's legacy by The Angel Of when he is attacked and left for dead.
  • Written and performed by comedy writer Angela Wilson, My Mum The Chemo Ninja is a one woman show adapted from Wilson's award-nominated blog Funny Matters about the loss of her mother to cancer.
  • Penelope Skinner’s Eigengrau is revived by Strip Theatre. A biting black comedy about lonely 20–somethings thrown out of university and into the world to fend for themselves.
  • Hit chiller Peaceful makes its Brighton début; inspired by real-life events. Guilt, faith and the power of fear are at the core of this taut ghost story.

For those who prefer their shows un–scripted, improvisation is on offer from all-female troupe from the gay, bi and pansexual community Short & Girlie, and the funny but also pathetic and emotional Je Suis: A Fool's Guide to Cliff Edges from Something Underground.

This article does not purport to be a full list of the theatre events at the Brighton Festival. Visitors should check the listings for full information, age suitability and details of BSL interpreted and audio described performances and post–show discussions.

The Brighton Festival includes a programme of classical and contemporary music, visual art, circus, film dance, literature and debate. There are also outdoor and family–friendly events.