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Friday 16 March - Saturday 24 March

Theatre Upstairs

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'Bad Jews' by Joshua Harmon

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“The best comedy of the season” wrote the New York Times, when Bad Jews surfaced off‑Broadway in 2013. “There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people.” Since then the play has had enjoyed a great reception from audiences around the world, not least for its super-charged sense of humour.

In real life, it’s usually painful to watch people behaving badly towards each other. On a theatre stage, it can be enormous fun. This is a play which really piles on the laughs when you might least expect them!


This amateur production of 'Bad Jews' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Friday 06 April - Friday 20 April

Studio Theatre

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Anniversary April

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New Venture Theatre Celebrates 70 Years in Brighton

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the New Venture Theatre’s Festival of the Arts, in celebration of our 70th Anniversary.

Throughout April we offer you a smorgasbord of delights, showcasing the creative talents of our friends old and new.

The fabulous Fannytasticals perform as part of the comedy fest on opening night, April 6th. The following evening includes the world premiere of a new revealing play about Noel Coward, with musical interludes, ‘Mad About The Boy’.  Later in the month we have gorgeous poetry, new writing and 21st century podcasting and a sneak preview of Fringe festival highlights, all thoroughly complemented by a range of events designed to shine a light on the theatre’s history and some of the key players within it.

There’s something for everyone – come and help us celebrate.


Friday 11 May - Saturday 19 May


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1984 by George Orwell

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In George Orwell's 1984, people live under ignorant oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinizes human actions with ever-watchful eye of Big Brother. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston Smith dares to express his thoughts in a diary and pursue a relationship with the mysterious Julia. These criminal deeds bring Winston to the attention of the opposition and O’Brien, who then must reform the nonconformist.  1984  has never been more relevant and is compelling as it is terrifying, introducing the watchwords for life without freedom: BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.


An Amateur Production by arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd



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