What’s On @ The Lantern Calendar

Nov
23
Thu
The Ministry of Biscuits
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Ministry of Biscuits

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.

What an absolutely ripping wheeze…a top-hole musical comedy without a trace of Lloyd Webber anywhere…a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners…a festival gem” – The Stage

40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s 1984 and Ealing Comedy inspired this satirical, musical fantasy, a unique collaboration between the acclaimed, best-selling, Carnegie-Medal-winning novelist, Philip Reeve (author of ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Here Lies Arthur’ and ‘Railhead’), and the multi-award-winning playwright and composer Brian Mitchell (‘Those Magnificent Men’ and ‘Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks’), with a filmed section by international film-maker Ben Rivers. First performed twenty years ago to great acclaim, the Foundry Group with the Lantern Theatre are reviving this well-loved show in a new co-production for November and December 2017, starring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield .

Delightful…The songs are often genuinely funny…A great show!” – The Scotsman

Nov
24
Fri
The Ministry of Biscuits
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Ministry of Biscuits

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.

What an absolutely ripping wheeze…a top-hole musical comedy without a trace of Lloyd Webber anywhere…a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners…a festival gem” – The Stage

40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s 1984 and Ealing Comedy inspired this satirical, musical fantasy, a unique collaboration between the acclaimed, best-selling, Carnegie-Medal-winning novelist, Philip Reeve (author of ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Here Lies Arthur’ and ‘Railhead’), and the multi-award-winning playwright and composer Brian Mitchell (‘Those Magnificent Men’ and ‘Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks’), with a filmed section by international film-maker Ben Rivers. First performed twenty years ago to great acclaim, the Foundry Group with the Lantern Theatre are reviving this well-loved show in a new co-production for November and December 2017, starring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield .

Delightful…The songs are often genuinely funny…A great show!” – The Scotsman

Nov
25
Sat
The Ministry of Biscuits
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Ministry of Biscuits

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.

What an absolutely ripping wheeze…a top-hole musical comedy without a trace of Lloyd Webber anywhere…a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners…a festival gem” – The Stage

40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s 1984 and Ealing Comedy inspired this satirical, musical fantasy, a unique collaboration between the acclaimed, best-selling, Carnegie-Medal-winning novelist, Philip Reeve (author of ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Here Lies Arthur’ and ‘Railhead’), and the multi-award-winning playwright and composer Brian Mitchell (‘Those Magnificent Men’ and ‘Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks’), with a filmed section by international film-maker Ben Rivers. First performed twenty years ago to great acclaim, the Foundry Group with the Lantern Theatre are reviving this well-loved show in a new co-production for November and December 2017, starring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield .

Delightful…The songs are often genuinely funny…A great show!” – The Scotsman

Nov
28
Tue
Maydays Performance Musical Improv Showcase
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm
Maydays Performance Musical Improv Showcase

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”

Nov
29
Wed
Maydays Performance Shortform Improv Comedy Showcase
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm
Maydays Performance Shortform Improv Comedy Showcase

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.

Nov
30
Thu
The Ministry of Biscuits
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Ministry of Biscuits

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.

What an absolutely ripping wheeze…a top-hole musical comedy without a trace of Lloyd Webber anywhere…a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners…a festival gem” – The Stage

40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s 1984 and Ealing Comedy inspired this satirical, musical fantasy, a unique collaboration between the acclaimed, best-selling, Carnegie-Medal-winning novelist, Philip Reeve (author of ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Here Lies Arthur’ and ‘Railhead’), and the multi-award-winning playwright and composer Brian Mitchell (‘Those Magnificent Men’ and ‘Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks’), with a filmed section by international film-maker Ben Rivers. First performed twenty years ago to great acclaim, the Foundry Group with the Lantern Theatre are reviving this well-loved show in a new co-production for November and December 2017, starring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield .

Delightful…The songs are often genuinely funny…A great show!” – The Scotsman

Dec
1
Fri
The Ministry of Biscuits
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Ministry of Biscuits

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.

What an absolutely ripping wheeze…a top-hole musical comedy without a trace of Lloyd Webber anywhere…a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners…a festival gem” – The Stage

40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s 1984 and Ealing Comedy inspired this satirical, musical fantasy, a unique collaboration between the acclaimed, best-selling, Carnegie-Medal-winning novelist, Philip Reeve (author of ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Here Lies Arthur’ and ‘Railhead’), and the multi-award-winning playwright and composer Brian Mitchell (‘Those Magnificent Men’ and ‘Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks’), with a filmed section by international film-maker Ben Rivers. First performed twenty years ago to great acclaim, the Foundry Group with the Lantern Theatre are reviving this well-loved show in a new co-production for November and December 2017, starring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield .

Delightful…The songs are often genuinely funny…A great show!” – The Scotsman

Dec
2
Sat
The Ministry of Biscuits
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Ministry of Biscuits

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.

What an absolutely ripping wheeze…a top-hole musical comedy without a trace of Lloyd Webber anywhere…a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners…a festival gem” – The Stage

40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s 1984 and Ealing Comedy inspired this satirical, musical fantasy, a unique collaboration between the acclaimed, best-selling, Carnegie-Medal-winning novelist, Philip Reeve (author of ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Here Lies Arthur’ and ‘Railhead’), and the multi-award-winning playwright and composer Brian Mitchell (‘Those Magnificent Men’ and ‘Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks’), with a filmed section by international film-maker Ben Rivers. First performed twenty years ago to great acclaim, the Foundry Group with the Lantern Theatre are reviving this well-loved show in a new co-production for November and December 2017, starring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield .

Delightful…The songs are often genuinely funny…A great show!” – The Scotsman

Dec
5
Tue
Love and Information
Dec 5 @ 4:33 pm
Love and Information

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.

“Caryl Churchill’s new play has 57 scenes, runs 110 minutes and employs 16 actors to play more than 100 characters. Too much information?

But one of the many points made by this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope is that we live in a world where information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy and decay of feeling.

What is extraordinary about Churchill is her capacity as a dramatist to go on reinventing the wheel. All her plays, from Owners to A Number and Far Away, are formal experiments, and on this occasion she has come up with something that feels like an intimate revue written by Wittgenstein………..

For me, Churchill suggests, with compassionate urgency, that our insatiable appetite for knowledge needs to be informed by our capacity for love.”

Michael Billington, The Guardian 2012

Dec
6
Wed
Love and Information
Dec 6 @ 4:33 pm
Love and Information

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.

“Caryl Churchill’s new play has 57 scenes, runs 110 minutes and employs 16 actors to play more than 100 characters. Too much information?

But one of the many points made by this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope is that we live in a world where information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy and decay of feeling.

What is extraordinary about Churchill is her capacity as a dramatist to go on reinventing the wheel. All her plays, from Owners to A Number and Far Away, are formal experiments, and on this occasion she has come up with something that feels like an intimate revue written by Wittgenstein………..

For me, Churchill suggests, with compassionate urgency, that our insatiable appetite for knowledge needs to be informed by our capacity for love.”

Michael Billington, The Guardian 2012