ACT Diploma in Acting

Love and Information

6th-7th December 2017 @ 8:00PM

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.


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The Ministry of Biscuits

Philip Reeve & Brian Mitchell

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

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.


Ghost Stories for Christmas

16th-17th December 2017 @ 8:00PM

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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New Writers, New Plays: Staged Readings

9th February 2018 @ 8:00PM

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.