What's On at The Lantern Theatre



Our NEW Entrance & Box Office is situated at: 77 St James's Street, BN2 1PA.

ACT Diploma In Acting present
Graduate Showcase 2021

The best and the brightest of Brighton's new acting talent

Our 2021 graduates have already acquired substantial stage and film experience and are an extremely diverse and highly castable group in terms of age, type and ethnicity.

The academy positively encourages students who have had considerable life experience, having already pursued other careers and life ambitions. Having rigorously applied themselves to their actor training; these graduate actors now bring humanity, depth and understanding to their performances.

We guarantee you an entertaining event with actors of potential and promise.

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Sat 31 July @ 8pm
Sun 1 Aug @ 8pm
Tickets £10.00


Why Shouldn't I Go?
Written and performed by Janet Behan
Directed by Jessica Higgs

Funny and shocking by turns, “Why Shouldn’t I Go?” tells the stories of three very different Irishwomen with one thing in common – religion and the impact it has had on their lives.

In Realtine our heroine has joined a creative writing class but a long-buried secret has so far prevented her from writing a word. Today her story comes pouring out. Reclusive Noreen rails against her daughter, husband and neighbours for ruining her life; in reality her life was ruined years before, when she was little more than a child. Susan, wife of the town’s highly respected pastor, realises she’s pregnant. The townsfolk offer hearty congratulations to their beloved pastor but are they misplaced?

"Behan creates her three women with skill, transforming herself from one to the other as we watch, and Jessica Higgs has directed it with a sure touch, nothing is allowed to get in the way of the stories the women have to tell. . . The result is a sixty minute theatrical delight" ReviewsGate ****

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Tue 14 September 2021, 7:30PM
Wed 15 September 2021, 7:30PM
Thur 16 September 2021, 7:30PM
Fri 17 September 2021, 7:30PM
Sat 18 September 2021, 7:30PM

Tickets £12.00 / £10.00





Until Further Notice:

Tickets are limited as audience members will be socially distanced.

You can book tickets for members of your 'bubble' to sit together.

Masks or face coverings must be worn.