What's On at The Lantern Theatre



The Foundry Group
The Ministry of Biscuits by Philip Reeve & Brian Mitchell

Stop! Think before you eat that biscuit! Is it in any way fancy? If so, then you are a criminal!

London, 1948 - The Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every tea-time and elevenses in the land. Established to "control biscuits, and to control the idea of biscuits," it prohibits decadent sweetmeats, such as the Gypsy Cream. But when Cedric Hobson, a junior designer, falls in love and designs a biscuit to "shake confectionery to its very foundations," his world - and the ministry - are turned upside down.

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23rd November - 30th December 2017, 7:30PM (some matinees)

Tickets £10.00 / £8.00 / Group of four £30.00

The Maydays
Performance Musical Improv Showcase

Students on this advanced Maydays course show us what they are made of!

Starting from a single word the improvisors will be creating scenes that magically lead into complete songs!

"Utterly hilarious and unmissable - best night's comedy you will find in Brighton"

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28th November 2017, 8:00PM

Tickets £6.00

The Maydays
Performance Shortform Improv Comedy Showcase

Performance Shortform Improv Comedy showcase for friends and family of this incredible class. Come and see how they grown as improvisers over the last 8 weeks.

About Maydays

We are The Maydays, an award-winning improvised comedy company with bases in Brighton and London. We offer brilliant, acclaimed performances and life-changing tuition in improvised comedy - the creation of scenes and songs in the moment with the power to make people laugh, cry and think.

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29th November 2017, 8:00PM

Tickets £6.00

ACT Diploma In Acting present
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

Someone sneezes. Someone can't get a signal. Someone won't answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone's not ready to talk. Someone is her brother's mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone's never felt like this before.

In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

Directed by Janette Eddisford.

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Tue 5th Dec 2017, 8:00PM
Wed 6th Dec 2017, 8:00PM
Thur 7th Dec 2017, 8:00PM

Tickets £10.00 / £8.00

Ghost Stories for Christmas

The original Brighton "Ghost Stories for Christmas", now in its fifth year, returns to The Lantern for a night where storytelling meets theatre in a dalliance with the macabre.

We are honoured to announce that this year's production features stories by two of the undisputed masters of the genre Ramsey Campbell and Stephen King, as well as a terrifying tale from up and coming talent John Paul Fitch and, of course, a classic from the father of the modern ghost story M.R. James.

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Sat 16th Dec 2017, 8:00PM
Sun 17th Dec 2017, 8:00PM

Tickets £10.00 (includes a glass of mulled wine or apple juice on arrival)

New Writers, New Plays: Staged Readings

A night of performed readings of brand new plays created by students from the ACT Playwriting Course.

Introduced by Course Leader, Actor and Playwright, Mark Burgess.

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9th Feb 2018, 8:00PM

Tickets £6.00