What’s On @ The Lantern Calendar

Dec
17
Sun
The Ministry of Biscuits
Dec 17 @ 2:30 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

Ghost Stories For Christmas
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm
Ghost Stories For Christmas

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.

Taking as our inspiration the classic Amicus portmanteau horror films of the 1970s (Dr Terror’s House of Horrors, From Beyond the Grave, The Vault of Horror) we welcome you to the VanDorn Sanatorium for the Criminally Insane, wherein one of the patients has a number of stories to tell…………

Proceeds from this year’s production will be donated to Allsorts Youth Project, a local charity which supports and empowers children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBTU). 

Tickets £10. Guests will receive a glass of mulled wine or apple juice on arrival

Suggested age range : 14+

Dec
21
Thu
The Ministry of Biscuits
Dec 21 @ 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
22
Fri
The Ministry of Biscuits
Dec 22 @ 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
23
Sat
The Ministry of Biscuits
Dec 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

Feb
9
Fri
New Writers, New Plays: Staged Readings
Feb 9 @ 4:38 pm
New Writers, New Plays: Staged Readings

New Writers, New Plays: Staged Readings

New plays from the students of ACT’s Introduction To Playwriting Course. Each student has developed a new short play during the course and these will be performed (script in hand) by professional actors.

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

ACT Brighton – Introduction To Playwriting