Brighton Fringe 2018 tickets are on sale now

Friday, 15th December 2017

Early tickets for Brighton Fringe 2018 are on sale now. 

You can grab your tickets for Blue Devil's latest production Franz Kafka- Apparatus by hitting the button below! 

We'll be at The Rialto this year

Friday, 1st December 2017

We are so excited to have chosen The Rialto Theatre as our venue for 'Apparatus'; a beautifully restored gothic building in the centre of Brighton with a theatre that perfectly combines space and intimacy. There is a great bar which is perfect for drinks both before and after the play and the Rialto team are lovely people. 

Our Next Production

Wednesday, 15th November 2017

We are delighted to announce our 2018 production.


FRANZ KAFKA – APPARATUS by Ross Dinwiddy, a new play based on the writing of Kafka.


APPARATUS will be produced in 3 different versions – on stage, on film and in print. We couldn’t be more excited by this script and presenting it in different media during the coming year - we can’t wait to share it with audiences. The stage version will premiere at the Brighton Fringe in May 2018.

Our Director On Latest TV

Wednesday, 7th June 2017

Friday, 3rd March 2017

Brighton Fringe 2017 Tickets Now on Sale

Book your tickets now for Ruffian on the Stair.

Monday, 19th December 2016
We Have Our Perfect Venue

Having looked at a number of theatre spaces around Brighton, we’re delighted to have chosen The Lantern Theatre as our venue for 'The Ruffian on the Stair'. This intimate theatre in the heart of Brighton is perfect for the atmosphere we wish to create for Orton’s deadly serious comedy. Conveniently located in Rock Place, Kemp Town, a pebble’s throw from the pier, it is right in the centre of all the Fringe action and close to the Spiegeltent. They have a great bar on-site so you can enjoy a drink before and after the performances and they are very lovely people too.

Friday, 25th November 2016
Entertained by

Mr Orton


Blue Devil will be presenting Joe Orton’s 'Ruffian on the Stair' as our 2017 production. It will be premiered at Brighton Fringe.


Orton first wrote this play whilst serving six months in prison for defacing library books. It was originally conceived for the stage, but become his first produced play via BBC Radio. However, Orton was never happy with the broadcast and radically reworked it for staging at The Royal Court Theatre in 1967. The strict confines of what was acceptable at the BBC left behind.


Our production will mark not only the 50th anniversary of that event, but also the 50th anniversary of Orton’s murder by his partner, Kenneth Halliwell.

Monday, 24th October 2016

Blue Devil at Brighton Fringe 

Blue Devil Theatre will be taking part in  (5th May – 4th June). Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. Fringe 2016, broke records in the number of shows and events and 2017 promises to be even more exciting. To take a look at the highlights from last year watch the video below.


We are really excited to be part of this major event in Brighton’s calendar and we hope to see you here - there’s no better way to kick off the summer in our fantastic city by the sea.

Franz Kafka - Apparatus

Ross Dinwiddy's new adaptation of Kafka's 'In the Penal Colony'

You are cordially invited to a most unusual, mechanically achieved execution - death by means of a complex machine designed and constructed in a nightmare. Tragedy, comedy, horror and the absurd intermingle in this dramatic labyrinth of cruelty, obsession and madness.

First Performances at:

The Rialto Theatre

11 Dyke Road



01273 725 230

MAY 2017

4th 6.30pm

13th 6.30pm

21st 8.00pm

22nd 8.00pm

25th 6.30pm

26th 6.30pm

Get Tickets

The Brighton Fringe on-line boxoffices is now open.

You can book tickets for Franz Kafka - APPARATUS on the link below.


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