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Our macabre, unsettling new writing event comes to Theatre Royal just in time for Halloween. A curated selection of chilling stories by Sussex writers told by local actors. Follow our strange guide on a promenade journey through the nooks and crannies of the atmospheric theatre. Grab a drink with a storyteller who doesn’t know he’s part of his own legend. Meet a demonologist, a lover who takes polyamory a step too far, a woman hiding in the walls, and a forest with a mind of its own. 

What’s on the Menu?

The Wrath of Mach by Peter Beckett-Clee

Our Shadows Our Walls by Neil Noon

Supermassive by Rachel Mae Brady

Forest Walk by Annie Kerr

On Demons by Rosie Grey


Sunday 29th October 3pm, 4.15pm & 5.30pm

Monday 30th October 7pm & 8.15pm Tickets £10 

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Aspiring actor Frankie moves to London to 'make it big.' By chance she meets captivating Viv who gets her a part-time job at a major financial advice firm. Frankie is initiated into a world of money, sex and power ruled by dangerous boss Paddy. When pushed too far, Frankie and her co-workers must take action to save themselves, but at what cost?

THIRST is a Faustian tragi-comedy exploring rage, internalised Capitalism and the search for home.

Written by Rachel Mae Brady, directed by Joy Forsythe.

We staged a rehearsed reading of THIRST at the Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton on Tues 5th April 2022 featuring Charlotte Duffy, Isabella McCarthy Sommerville, Michael Ross, Vita Oldershaw, Heather-Rose Andrews and Lorraine Yu.

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Polly, 36, has just been dumped by Dominic; her boyfriend of 14 years. She creates a social media diary, posting daily videos documenting her journey through the breakup.  Watch (and like?) as Polly's life gets smaller but her obsession with Dominic and his new girlfriend, Gabriella, grows. When Gabriella announces their engagement in a status update, Polly takes action. Witness a woman's descent into obsession and revenge through a series of video posts in real time.


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Adapted by Corrina O'Beirne from her award winning short story 'Variation of Molly', directed by Joy Forsythe, performed, filmed and edited by Rachel Mae Brady.

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Rachel has lost her hero. Her uncle Neil has unexpectedly died. Rachel becomes reclusive, struggling to leave the house. Attempting to make sense of her loss, she revisits the incredible stories Neil told her as a child about his adventures around the world.  She encounters polar bears, hang gliders, ancient Egyptian mummies and is haunted by an ever-present 'wolf.' An autobiographical, often humorous exploration of grief, love and the power of storytelling. 

Written and performed by Rachel Mae Brady. Directed by Joy Forsythe. Movement direction by Emma Webb. Designed by Rachael Twyford. 


                                  - Voice Magazine

Top 3 Finalist for the Voice Magazine Best Newcomer Award and New Writing South Best New Play Award at Brighton Fringe 2019.

Winner of the Lion's Bursary Award at Brighton Fringe 2019.

Shortlisted for the International Stephanie Lehr Playwriting Competition, 2019.

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