The Graduate
Sep
15
to Sep 22

The Graduate

Benjamin Braddock, recent college graduate and prodigal son, returns home with excellent grades. He has very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner, with her zipper, he has a fine future behind him...

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New@TheLittle2
Sep
27
to Sep 29

New@TheLittle2

Fury
Sam, a young single mum, is struggling to cope with her two sons and makes a myriad of mistakes. Tom, the student who lives upstairs, forces her to come to ‘an agreement’ so he won’t call social services...

Stay Happy Keep Smiling
What has been seen cannot be unseen. Six eyewitnesses to a gruesome murder in broad daylight. Their lives are changed irrevocably, but how?

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Edith in the Dark
Oct
30
to Nov 3

Edith in the Dark

Children’s author E Nesbit, bored of her husband’s Christmas party, retreats to her attic writing room with her faithful housekeeper and a handsome party guest. As the night draws on Edith reads some of her work, not from her cherished children’s stories but her early terrifying horror tales. As the stories unfold it becomes clear that the darkness is not only in the writing.

A haunting glimpse into the disturbing dark and supernatural imaginings of a beloved children’s writer.

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Billy Bishop Goes to War
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Presented on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Weekend. Canada 1914. Billy Bishop signs up to fight in Europe and is soon in a military training camp. But one day, he spots a single-seater plane circling overhead. Overcoming intense prejudice and astonishing danger, Billy becomes the most successful fighter pilot of his generation. This play with songs explores the complexities of heroism, the cost of war, and Britain’s colonial past. Billy Bishop Goes To War is a true story. A deceptively simple and totally gripping theatrical experience. A co-production with Gonna Fly.

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Unfenced
Nov
24
7:45 PM19:45

Unfenced

A sophisticated piano, three blended voices, an old-fashioned string bass and a zippy drummer play songs from the Great American Song Book and beyond. Join Elizabeth Woodhouse , Sally Wilson and Samantha Brennan with Jane Peckham and Barney Guy for an evening of popular song. Enjoy!

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Grimm Tales
Dec
7
to Dec 15

Grimm Tales

Funny, magical, cruel and wondrous, the folk classics Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin and others from the Brothers Grimm are presented here in acclaimed poet Carol Ann Duffy's enchantingly fresh adaptation. 

A beguiling and vigorous stage dramatization which takes a journey into the bright, warped world of a child's Imagination. A feast of storytelling magic suitable for children and adults alike. 

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Don't Dress for Dinner
Jan
25
to Feb 2

Don't Dress for Dinner

It’s a few years since the events of Boeing Boeing and lothario Bernard has married his Italian Air Stewardess girlfriend, Gabriella, and finally settled down… or has he? A telephone call from an agency to advise that the 'girl' will be arriving shortly raises Gabriella's suspicions, so of course she cancels her plans to go and visit her mother for the weekend. 

Cue an evening of mistaken identities as Bernard's old good friend, Robert, turns up and mixes up Bernard's mistress and the hired agency cook!

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Hello/Goodbye
Feb
19
to Feb 23

Hello/Goodbye

Who the hell says 'ergo'? Whilst breaking into someone's flat? 
What kind of person does that?

Alex, an introverted amateur collector who “likes things ordered and alphabetised and preferably laminated”, and Juliet, an impetuous whirlwind of a woman with a questionable history of past relationships, move into a flat they each think they’re renting alone... This chic, fast moving, extremely funny play is a modern metropolitan guide to falling in (and out) of love.

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Absurd Person Singular
Mar
15
to Mar 23

Absurd Person Singular

Meet three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years. The "lower class" but very much up and coming Hopcrofts are in their bright new, gadget filled kitchen anxiously giving a little party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbor. Next there are the architect and his wife in their neglected, untidy flat. Then the bank manager and his wife are in their large, slightly modernized, old Victorian style kitchen. Running like a dark thread through the wild comedy of behind the scenes disasters at Christmas parties is the story of the advance of the Hopcrofts to material prosperity and independence and the decline of the others.

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Return to the Forbidden Planet
May
11
to May 18

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace… and beyond! This musical bursts with red hot rock and roll hits, including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, The Young Onesand The Monster Mash.

So fasten your seat belts, set your ray guns to stun and get ready for a cosmic adventure of meteoric proportions! Bob Carlton’s smash hit West End musical takes the 1956 film, with plot taken from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, raids the Bard’s other plays at will (and not always absolutely verbatim) and sets it to a score of great pop hits from the 1960s and 70s including: Heard it Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Good Vibrations, Gloria and many more.

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The Pride
May
27
to Jun 1

The Pride

The powerful debut play from Alexi Kaye Campbell, winner of an Olivier Award, the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, and the John Whiting Award for Best New Play.

Alternating between 1959 and 2019, The Pride examines changing attitudes to sexuality, looking at intimacy, identity and the courage it takes to be who you really are. The 1959 Philip is in love with Oliver, but married to Sylvia. The 2019 Oliver is addicted to sex with strangers. Sylvia loves them both. 

Contains some sexual scenes and a small amount of nudity.

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Animal Farm @ BLT
Aug
14
to Aug 18

Animal Farm @ BLT

Manor Farm lies in the heart of the English Countryside. After a boar named Old Major tells the animals of his vision for a Utopian farm, they revolt against their owner Mr Jones, take control of the farm and create a new society in which “All Animals Are Equal”. The Pigs are first to take charge, but as each of them vie for power, the society becomes corrupted and the animals are led into a dark and brutal existence, in which “Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others”…

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Animal Farm @ BOAT
Aug
8
to Aug 11

Animal Farm @ BOAT

Manor Farm lies in the heart of the English Countryside. After a boar named Old Major tells the animals of his vision for a Utopian farm, they revolt against their owner Mr Jones, take control of the farm and create a new society in which “All Animals Are Equal”. The Pigs are first to take charge, but as each of them vie for power, the society becomes corrupted and the animals are led into a dark and brutal existence, in which “Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others”…

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Sense & Sensibility @ BOAT
Jul
18
to Jul 21

Sense & Sensibility @ BOAT

The penniless Dashwood girls are forced to leave the comforts of a grand home and relocate to a chilly cottage in Devonshire. Eminently sensible Elinor pines silently for the quiet and kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, impulsive and romantic Marianne loses herself in the idea of a hero on horseback, while Margaret just wants to be free to follow her own path and become a naturalist.

This new Jessica Swales adaptation of the dearly loved Austen classic brings the challenges and delights of the Dashwoods to life.

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Sense & Sensibility @ BLT
Jul
3
to Jul 7

Sense & Sensibility @ BLT

The penniless Dashwood girls are forced to leave the comforts of a grand home and relocate to a chilly cottage in Devonshire. Eminently sensible Elinor pines silently for the quiet and kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, impulsive and romantic Marianne loses herself in the idea of a hero on horseback, while Margaret just wants to be free to follow her own path and become a naturalist.

This new Jessica Swales adaptation of the dearly loved Austen classic brings the challenges and delights of the Dashwoods to life.

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Broken Silence
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Broken Silence

Gandhi said, “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” Let us break the silence for you with an evening of staged monologues taken from far and wide, including theatre, music, and poetry. An evening collaboratively crafted, bringing together the likes of Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Berkoff, Alan Bennett, Ibsen, Nick Dear, Ayckbourn, Neil LaBute, Philip Larkin, and maybe even some Monty Python, not to mention some original work. There’s something here for everyone to improve upon the silence.

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When the Wind Blows
May
22
to May 26

When the Wind Blows

Raymond Briggs darkly disturbing comedy follows Hilda and Jim Bloggs as they try to construct a nuclear fall-out shelter armed only with a government pamphlet, a screwdriver, emergency rations and a protractor from their son's old school geometry kit. But will their makeshift shelter save them from the Powers-That-Be? 

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King Charles III
May
5
to May 12

King Charles III

Queen Elizabeth II is dead.  After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends to the throne.  A future of power.  But how to rule?

Mike Bartlett’s controversial and critically acclaimed King Charles III, explores the people beneath the crown, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

This intriguing and inspired political drama, offers a timely examination of contemporary Britain, with a true Shakespearean form. 

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Youth Group
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Youth Group

Coram Boy
A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread Award winning novel.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare's most popular comedy, set in an enchanted forest with fairies, sparring lovers and a group of amateur actors who are putting on a play...

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Present Laughter
Mar
11
to Mar 17

Present Laughter

At the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not...

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Beyond Therapy
Jan
30
to Feb 3

Beyond Therapy

Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence's macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce's wacky female therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover Bob, who is not pleased by Bruce's desire to date a woman: Prudence. 

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Dec
8
to Dec 16

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Edmund and Lucy, now accompanied by their annoying cousin Eustace, are swept to a new magical adventure aboard a dragon ship, The Dawn Treader. Join with them on their journey to magical islands where they meet dragons, invisible one legged creatures, slave traders and mists that can drive a man mad.

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New@TheLittle1
Oct
19
to Oct 21

New@TheLittle1

The Ruffian on the Stair
In a grotty little bedsit we watch as the lives of three of society's outcasts collide with passion and danger, leaving the course of the future forever altered, for some more than others. 

Man in a Room
A middle-aged man is caught red-handed in a secret British germ warfare facility. He is brought in for questioning by Her Majesty’s government’s most professional interrogator, Agent Stevens. How, and why, did he break into the high security facility?

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Joanna Forest - Stars are Rising
Sep
23
7:45 PM19:45

Joanna Forest - Stars are Rising

We are so excited to welcome Official Number One Best-selling Soprano, Joanna Forest, to The Brighton Little Theatre. Joanna, who has performed to millions on the BBC, ITV, Sky and Classic FM at events such as The Royal Variety Performance, is taking her album on a tour of Little Theatre Guild theatres this Autumn.

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Earthquakes in London
Aug
22
to Sep 2

Earthquakes in London

It’s Cabaret, we’ve got our heads down and we’re dancing and drinking as fast as we can. The enemy is on its way, but this time it doesn’t have guns and gas it has storms and earthquakes, fire and brimstone....

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She Stoops to Conquer
Jul
11
to Jul 30

She Stoops to Conquer

Oliver Goldsmith's uproariously funny play, She Stoops to Conquer, was first performed in London in 1773. Wealthy countryman, Mr. Hardcastle plans to marry his lovely daughter, Kate, to Marlow, son of a wealthy Londoner. Marlow, along with his sidekick Hastings, duly makes a visit to view his future bride. Fun loving Tony Lumpkin, Kate's stepbrother, waylays them and sends them on a wild goose chase. They arrive at Hardcastle's place thinking it to be a local inn. Confusion reigns supreme! Enjoy many laughs in this late 18th century comedy of errors.

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The Effect
May
30
to Jun 3

The Effect

Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. 

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Urinetown - The Musical
May
13
to May 20

Urinetown - The Musical

It's the not so distant future. A terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious Urinetown...

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The Actress
Mar
21
to Mar 25

The Actress

A colourful and complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance as people from her life say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles.

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